William Menzies

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 22727
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards: 1914/1915 Star trio
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 11th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Somme
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 14/07/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier and Face 6D and 7D

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 29 Rosefield Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Second Overseer, Messers A.P Mathewson & Co.
  • Mother:

    Jessie Menzies

  • Father:

    David Menzies

  • Siblings:
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More about William Menzies

DUNDEE ROYAL SCOT KILLED IN ACTION. Official intimation has been received by Mrs Menzies, 29 Rosefield Street, Dundee, that her son, Private W. Menzies, Royal Scots, was killed in action on 14th July. Private Menzies, who was 22 years of age, enlisted fifteen months ago, and was at the front for about ten months. He was formerly employed as a second overseer by Messrs A. P. Mathewson & Co., Grove Mills, Dundee. He had been with that firm for seven years, and gave up a good position to do his “bit.” The Courier, Monday, 14 August 1916, 4.

Additional information kindly supplied by Gary Fitzpatrick

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