William Gillespie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: May 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 25100
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 38 Peddie Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Hackle Setter, Thomson & Shepherd, Seafield Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Janet Gillespie

  • Father:

    Andrew Gillespie

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Georgina Gillespie, 38 Peddie St, Dundee

  • Children:

    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.


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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