William Neave

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 8815
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 36
  • Date of Death: 08.09.1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 1 Cobden Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mrs Neave, 6 Andersons Lane, Lochee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Alexander, Charles and 2 other brothers (names unknown)

  • Spouse:

    Catherine Neave, 32 Logie St, Lochee

  • Children:

    Mary, born 21.03.1901, Jane, born 28.02.1907, Charles, born 01.06.1909, David, born 11.12.1910 & Bertie. 16.11.1913 – 21.02.1915

More about William Neave

William has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memorial. He was the brother of Sgt, Alexander Ritchie Neave, S/8212, 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who was killed in action, 05.09.1916.

William Neave   8815   Gordon Highlanders


In a letter to his mother, who resides in Anderson Lane, Lochee, Private Chas Neave, of the Gordon Highlanders, intimates the death of his brother, Private William Neave, while in action.  “Willie,” he writes, “was killed in his first engagement on the 9th, and was joking to the last.”  Private Wm Neave, whose photo we reproduce, went through the South African War as one of Lord Kitchener’s Scouts, and was awarded the South African Medal and bar.

Dundee Courier 24th September 1914

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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