Great War Dundee
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- Date of enlistment: May 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 88884
- Rank: Sapper
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
- Unit/Ship: 205th Field Company
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 02.04.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VIII.E.23.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Occupation: Brush Maker, James Hood, Barrack St, Dundee
Mary Halkerston, Ivy Cottage, Muirhead of Liff
John Halkerston, Ivy Cottage, Muirhead of Liff
John & James
More about William Halkerston
William was the brother of Gunner John Halkerston 167372, Q Anti-Aircraft Battery, who was killed in action 23.04.1917.
William Halkerston 88884 Royal Field Artillery
Mr and Mrs John Halkerston, Ivy Cottage, Muirhead of Liff, have also sustained a double bereavement. Intimation has come to hand of the death in action of their son, Sapper William Halkerston, whose elder brother, Gunner John Halkerston, R.F.A., was killed in action some time ago. Mr and Mrs John Halkerston have also been informed that their third son, Pioneer James Halkerston, R.E. has been gassed. The late Sapper Halkerston was 24 years of age, and enlisted in May, 1915, he had been on active service for over two years, and was formerly a brushmaker in the employment of Mr James Hood, Barrack Street. John was formerly a compositor in the Glasgow office of the ”Weekly News,” and James, who is in hospital in England, was an apprentice compositor with Wm. Kidd & Sons, Whitehall Street, Dundee. He also enlisted in 1915, and had been two years at the front.
Dundee Courier 17th April 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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