William S. Guthrie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1536
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 46 Hilltown, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Ellen Guthrie, 46 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Father:

    George Guthrie, 46 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Andrew, Godfrey, John & Robert

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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