William Ireland

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: December 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 30540
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 13th Battalion
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 36
  • Date of Death: 15/09/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier and Face 6D and 7D

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 06.03.1880
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address: 3 Home Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee.
  • Occupation: Clerk, British Linen Bank, Murraygate, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Eliza Maria Ireland, 3 Home Tce, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    James Ireland, 3 Home Tce, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:
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More about William Ireland

William was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the schools war memorial.

William Ireland   30540   Royal Scots


The Late Mr Wm. Ireland.

Monifieth golfers will learn with deep regret that Private William Ireland, of the Royal Scots, was killed in action on 15th September.

He was the son of the late Mr James Ireland, agent of the British Linen Bank at the West Port branch, and of Mrs Ireland, 3 Home Terrace, Broughty Ferry.

Private Ireland was 36 years of age, and was previously employed as a clerk in the British Linen Bank, Murraygate.  He enlisted under the Derby scheme in December 1915, and was called up at the end of March.  He joined the Royal Scots, and went to the front at the end of July.

“Willie” Ireland was one of the best known and most respected of Monifieth golfers, and as a member of the Grange Club figured prominently in many competitions.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 18th October 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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