William Lindsay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: February 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 6805
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 13/11/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Hunter's Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: 38.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 27 North Ellen Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Checker, Caledonian Railway
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Peter Lindsay, 2 Court St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    George, Peter, James, John, Andrew & Betsy

  • Spouse:

    Mrs Lindsay, 27 North Ellen St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about William Lindsay

William’s 5 brothers all served during the Great War, Pte George Lindsay 5233, 18th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, was killed in action 17.04.1916, Pte Peter Lindsay 2393, 1st/5th Battalion, Black Watch, died 08.06.1915, James, 9th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, gassed May 1915 but survived the war, John, 17th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) discharged October 1917 and John, S/30020, Cameron Highlanders, also survived.

William Lindsay   6805   Black Watch



Private William Lindsay, Black Watch, intimation of whose death has just been received, is the third brother to give up his life in the war.

Mrs Lindsay, 27 North Ellen Street, Dundee, received the sad news yesterday of her husband’s death.  An officer, in a sympathetic letter, stated that Private Lindsay was engaged carrying up ammunition to the firing line, when he and another two comrades were killed by a German shell.

Deceased, who was 23 years of age, was prior to enlistment a checker in the goods department of the Caledonian Railway.  He joined in February, 1915, and was wounded in the back on the 9th of May following.  He rejoined his battalion in February last.  His brother, Private Peter Lindsay, Black Watch, was killed in June of last year, while George a private in the Royal Scots, fell in action in April last.  Private James Lindsay, Argyll and Sutherlands, was gassed about the beginning of May, 1915.

Dundee Courier 22nd November 1916

Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, further additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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