This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William White Kiddie
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 7839
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Kings Own Scottish Borderers
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: Edgbaston Hospital
- Age at Death: 30
- Date of Death: 23.10.1914
- Burial Country: England
- Cemetery: Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Screen Wall. B10. 3. 276A.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee/Methven?
- Address: 20 Isla Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Cloth Inspector, Constable Works, Dundee
Mary Dunn Kiddie, Grimond Pl, 20 Isla St, Dundee
James Kiddie, Grimond Pl, 20 Isla St, Dundee
More about William White Kiddie
William died of wounds.
William White Kiddie 7839 King’s Own Scottish Borderers
SLIGHTY WOUNDED SOLDIER DIES SUDDENLY.
Much sympathy in their affliction is being expressed for the sorrowing parents of Private W. W. Kiddie, of the 2d King’s Own Scottish Borderers, who has died in hospital from injuries received at Lille. Private Kiddie was buried with full military honours at Lodge Hill Cemetery, Selly Oak. The family mourners included the deceased parents, who had travelled from Dundee. A native of Methven, Perthshire, the gallant lad was only 30 years of age. His parents received a letter on Friday morning stating that he was slightly wounded on the left arm, and were accordingly quite reassured. The poor fellow had started to write the epistle in the ambulance train to Birmingham, but was not able to finish it, the task being kindly undertaken by a comrade.
Judge of Mr and Mrs Kiddie’s pained surprise when the following day a letter received intimating their son’s death from heart failure.
A reservist, Private Kiddie on mobilisation left his employment as a cloth inspector at Constable Works, Dundee, to rejoin his regiment. His parents reside in Isla Street, Dundee.
Dundee People’s Journal 7th November 1914
KIDDIE___In loving memory of my son Private W. W. Kiddie, 2d K.O.S.B., who died of wounds received in action on October 18th, 1914 in Edgbaston Hospital, October 23d 1914.
Dundee People’s Journal 23rd October 1915
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