This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 4164
- Rank: Private
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 4 Watson Street, Dundee
Thomas Forbes, 4 Watson St, Dundee
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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