William Halliday

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3268
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 08/06/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XVII.A.19.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 15 Larch Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Blackness Foundry, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Catherine Halliday

  • Children:

    William, born 07.09.1906, Catherine, born 15.05.1908, James, born 31.01.1910, Helen, born 14.03.1911, Sarah, born 28.01.1913 & Bernard, born 09.08.1914

More about William Halliday

William Halliday   3268  4th Black Watch



Private William Halliday, of the 4th Black Watch, who has been killed in action, leaves a widow and a family of six young children.  Mrs Halliday, who resides at 13 Larch Street, Dundee, has received the following letter from Lieutenant S. H. Steven :–“It is my painful duty to inform you that your husband, 3268, Private W. Halliday, was killed in action to-day, 9th June.  A shell burst in the trench where he, along with other five of his companions, was lying asleep.  It may be some comfort to you to know that death was instantaneous.”

Private Halliday was 34 years of age, and before enlisting at the outbreak of war was employed in Blackness Foundry.  Mrs Halliday has two brothers who are soldiers.  Private William Cosgrove, of the 2d Camerons, is at the front and Private Philip Cosgrove, of the Royal Scots, was wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of Mons.

Dundee Courier 18th June 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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