William Watson Forbes

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dunbar
  • Service no: 53904
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 25.08.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimmille
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.E.11.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 179a Blackness Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jessie Forbes, 197a Blackness Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Forbes, Rosefield Dairy, 197a Blackness Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Watson Forbes

Son of Mr & Mrs James Forbes.

William W. Forbes   53904   Manchester Regiment                               

FORBES―Died of wounds at a Canadian Hospital, on the 25th August, Private William W. Forbes, Manchester’s, aged 20 youngest son of Mr and Mrs J. Forbes, 179a Blackness Road, Dundee. – Inserted by his father, mother, sisters, brothers, also girl friend.

Dundee People’s Journal 7th September 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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