This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William S. Guthrie
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 1536
- Rank: Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 19/01/1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Mendinghem Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I. C. 3.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 46 Hilltown, Dundee
Ellen Guthrie, 46 Hilltown, Dundee
George Guthrie, 46 Hilltown, Dundee
Andrew, Godfrey, John & Robert
More about William S. Guthrie
William was the brother of Pte Godfrey Fox Guthrie, 9978, 1st Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action, 16.04.1914 & Pte John Guthrie, S/4861, 9th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action, 25.09.1915.
William Guthrie 1536 Black Watch
Mr and Mrs George Guthrie, 46 Hilltown, Dundee, have received information of the death of their son, William, a corporal in the Black Watch, who on 19th January succumbed to wounds sustained in action in France. This is their third son killed out of five who joined up. George and John made the supreme sacrifice in August 1914, and September 1915 respectively. Robert and Andrew are still serving. All the sons were at one time employed in Messrs Baxter’s Works, Dens, Dundee, where the father is completing his 34th year in the service of the firm.
Dundee People’s Journal 27th January 1917
GUTHRIE___Died of wounds, in hospital, Corporal William S. Guthrie, Black Watch, aged 22 years, beloved son of Mr and Mrs Guthrie, 46 Hilltown, Dundee. – Inserted by C. Gilchrist, 46 Hilltown.
Dundee People’s Journal 10th February 1917
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.
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