This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William A. Haxton
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/16300
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 03.05.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Roeux British Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Sp.Mem.D.8.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 7 East Haddon Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Cooper & Greig, Engineers, Britannia Works, East Dock St, Dundee
Margaret Haxton, 7 East Haddon Rd, Dundee
James Gordon Haxton, 7 East Haddon Rd, Dundee
Ernest, James & Robert
More about William A. Haxton
William was the brother of Flight Sgt Ernest Haxton 649, 11th Squadron Royal Flying Corps, who killed in action 11.10.1916.
William Haxton S/16300 Seaforth Highlanders
DUNDEE SOLDIER’S FATE.
All doubt has now been set at rest as to the fate of Private William Haxton, Seaforth Highlanders, who was reported missing some time ago.
A chaplain writing to Mr James Haxton, 7 East Haddon Road, Dundee, says :___”Private Haxton was reported missing on 3rd May. Our battalion attacked on that day, reached its objective, but had to retire, leaving some men behind. On 11th and 12th we attacked again and took the ground where our missing were lost. But we came out of that line last night. The troops who relieved us searched the ground and found the bodies of one officer and 13 of our men. Your son’s body was one of those found.”
Deceased, who was in the employment of Messrs Cooper and Greig, engineers, went to the front in January last. A brother was killed some time ago, another has been twice wounded, while a third is still serving.
Dundee Courier 12th June 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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