William Munro

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Glasgow
  • Service no: 3/2623
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 13.04.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Montrose
  • Address: 8 St Matthew Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Caledon Shipyard, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jessie Munro, 8 St Matthews St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Joseph Munro, 8 St Matthew St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Munro

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.

William Munro   3/2623   2nd Black Watch



“He was a good soldier, and we—his comrades—will all miss him very much.”

This touching passage is contained in a letter from the front notifying the relatives of Private William Munro, a Dundee member of the 2nd Black Watch, that he had fallen in the service of his country.

The deceased soldier was a son of Mr Joseph Munro, 8 St Matthew Street, and was 23 years of age.  He enlisted after the outbreak of war, and after a short period of training was sent out to France and attached to the 2nd Black Watch.  He proved himself a worthy member of the famous regiment, and was apparently a great favourite with the other members of his company.

Writing to Private Munro’s relatives under the date of 13th April, a comrade who signs himself Peter Doyle, states :–“Private Munro was killed by a sniper on this date.  We all feel for you in your bereavement.  He was a good soldier, and we—his comrades—will all miss him very much.  He has died for a good cause, and met the noblest of deaths.  We will see that he gets a soldier’s grave.”

Quartermaster Jessop, in a short note, states they had lost a brave comrade by the death of Private Munro, and also expresses deep sympathy with members of his family in their bereavement.

Previous to becoming a soldier Private Munro was employed at the Caledon Shipbuilding Company’s yard.

Dundee Courier 22nd April 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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