William Gourlay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Forfar
  • Service no: 3283
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 14/10/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III. D. 13.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address: 98 King Street, Broughty Ferry.
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jane Gourlay, 98 King St, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    Robert Gourlay

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More about William Gourlay

William was the brother of Able Seaman Alexander Gourlay, Clyde Z/329, Nelson Battalion, R.N. Div, R.N.V.R. who was killled in action 06.06.1915.

William Gourlay    3283   Black Watch

GOURLAY___Died of wounds on October 14th, Corporal William Gourlay, Black Watch, aged 21 years, son of Robert and Jane Gourlay, Kirkbuddie.

Dundee Courier 21st October 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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