William Forbes

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 4164
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 03/09/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier and Face 10 A.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 4 Watson Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Thomas Forbes, 4 Watson St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Forbes

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

William Forbes   4164   Black Watch

FORBES___Killed in action, on 3rd September 1916, Private William Forbes, Black Watch.

Little we thought when we said goodbye

It should be the last parting between you and I;

I loved him in life, he is dear to me still,

But in grief we must bend to God’s holy will.

Inserted by Miss C. Hayter

Dundee People’s Journal 23rd September 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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