Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 1760
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 10/05/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I. A. 104.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 29 Stirling Street, Dundee
Eliza Crabbe Fotheringham, (step mother) 29 Stirling St, Dundee
David Fotheringham, 29 Stirling St, Dundee
More about William Fotheringham
William is believed to be the brother of Sgt David Fotheringham, 9525, 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, who was killed in action 01.12.1917.
William Fotheringham 1760 1st Black Watch
DUNDEE MAN KILLED AND BROTHER WOUNDED.
Official intimation was received on Saturday by Mrs David Fotheringham, 29 Stirling Street, Dundee, that her son, Private William Fotheringham, 1st Black Watch, was killed in action on 9th May.
Private Fotheringham was 23 years of age, and had been in the army for about five years. He went to France with the Indian Expeditionary Force.
His brother, Private David Fotheringham, of the H.L.I., who is 29 years of age and has been in the army for eleven years, was wounded by shrapnel on the right shoulder and right side in the battle of Neuve Chapelle, and he came home yesterday on seven days’ furlough from hospital in Dorsetshire.
Dundee Courier 14th June 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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