William Matthew

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Kirkaldy
  • Service no: 241259
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 20/07/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XVI.B.22.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 14 Fords Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Machineman, Ward Foundry, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    George Matthew, 14 Fords Lane, Dundee

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More about William Matthew

William Matthew   241259   Black Watch

Lance-Corporal William Matthew, Black Watch, died of wounds in a dressing station in France on 20th July.  The Lance-Corporal, who was 20 years of age, was a son of Mr and Mrs George Matthew, 14 Ford’s Lane, Dundee.  He enlisted in September, 1915, in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, and was transferred to the Black Watch in 1916.  During the two years he had served at the front he had seen some very heavy fighting, and had been twice previously wounded.  Lance-Corporal Matthew was formerly employed as a machineman in Ward Foundry.

Dundee Courier 2nd August 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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