This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: May 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 25100
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
- Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 32
- Date of Death: 03.05.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Arras Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 6
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 38 Peddie Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Hackle Setter, Thomson & Shepherd, Seafield Works, Dundee
Georgina Gillespie, 38 Peddie St, Dundee
Janet, born 22.10.1907, Isabella, born 12.12.1908, James, born 20.10.1912, William, born 11.08.1914 & Andrew, born 22.10.1915
More about William Gillespie
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
DUNDEE SOLDIER FALLS IN ACTION.
Pte. William Gillespie, Scottish Rifles, who has been missing since May, 1917, is now reported killed. His widow, who resides at 38 Peddie Street, Dundee, has received intimation to this effect. Deceased who was 33 years of age, joined the colours in May, 1915 prior to which he was employed as a hackle setter with Thompson, Shepherd, & Co., Seafield Works, Dundee. He leaves a widow and five of a family.
Dundee Courier 5th March 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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