William McFarlane

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 7861
  • Rank: Driver
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 165th Brigade
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 29.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.G.4.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Overseer, Thomson & Shepherd, Seafield Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Christina McFarlane, 25 Ryehill Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    Peter McFarlane, 25 Ryehill Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Catherine McLaren McFarlane

  • Children:

    1 Child (name unknown)

More about William McFarlane

William McFarlane   7861   Royal Field Artillery


Driver William McFarlane, R.F.A., is reported to have been killed in action on 29th April.  He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs McFarlane, 25 Ryehill Lane, Dundee. Prior to enlistment Driver M’Farlane, who was 26 years of age, was a mill overseer in the employment of Thomson, Shepherd, & Co., Limited, jute spinners and manufacturers, Seafield Works, Taylor’s Lane, Dundee.

He enlisted a month after the outbreak of war, and was at the front for over twenty-one months.

Dundee Courier 1st June 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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