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- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/8380
- Rank: Sergeant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 08.07.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Brandhoek Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.M.16.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
Elizabeth Low (formerly McPherson), 21 Stobswell Rd, Dundee
More about William McPherson
William McPherson S/8380 Seaforth Highlanders
DUNDEE SEAFORTH DIES OF WOUNDS.
Sergeant William McPherson. Seaforth Highlanders, died having done his duty as a soldier well and truly. This tribute is paid by his officer in a letter to deceased’s wife who resides at 21 Stobswell Road, Dundee. His lieutenant states that the sergeant was engaged in cutting wire on 7th July when a shell landed close to him, wounding him very severely. He was at once dressed and taken to hospital, and died the next day. The officer goes on to say___”Your husband was indeed a splendid soldier, always calm and collected in all circumstances and dangers.”
Deceased, who was 27 years of age, had been over two years and two months in the army and had been a year and nine months at the front.
Dundee Courier 18th July 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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