This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 2579
- Rank: Lance Sergeant
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 25.09.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 & 83
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 34 Bruce St, Dundee
- Occupation: Iron Moulder, Blackness Foundry, Dundee
More about William McGee
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
William McGee 2579 4th Black Watch
DUNDEE FOOTBALLER KILLED.
A popular Dundee footballer in the person of Sergeant William McGee, 4th Black Watch, has been killed in action in France. His parents who reside at 163 Strathmartine Road, have received intimation of his death.
Sergeant McGee, who celebrated his 24th birthday last month, was a keen soldier. He had previously served for four years in the Territorials, and at the outbreak of war he re-enlisted. Sergeant M’Gee took a keen interest in Boys’ Brigade work, and was a lieutenant in the 12th Dundee Company (High U. F. Church). He proceeded to the front as a corporal, but was promoted on the field in June to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant M’Gee was a popular figure in Dundee junior football circles, having been a member of the Central and Roselea Clubs. He was employed as an ironmoulder in Blackness Foundry.
Dundee Courier 12th October 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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