William Mcpherson Hay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 13829
  • Rank: Shoeing Smith
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales Own)
  • Unit/Ship: 3rd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 27.03.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 1 & 2

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: New Kirkpatrick
  • Address: Ninewells, Dundee
  • Occupation: G. P. Findlay, Ironmongers, Overgate, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jessie Hay, Ninewells, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas Hay

  • Siblings:

    James

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Mcpherson Hay

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial. He is believed to be the brother of 2nd Lieutenant James Duncan Hay, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, who died of wounds 15.12.1917.

William Hay    13829   Royal Dragoon Guards

Private William Hay, Royal Dragoon Guards, was a son of Mr T. Hay, Ninewells and enlisted in January, 1916.  Deceased was 27 years of age.  He went to the front in December last year, and previous to enlisting was in the employment of Mr G. P. Findlay, Ironmonger, Overgate.  He was well known in aquatic circles, being a member of the Whitehall Swimming Club.  His brother Lieutenant James D. Hay, King’s Own Lancaster Regiment, died of wounds a few months ago.

Dundee Courier 23rd April 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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