William Neil

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 7459
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 17.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37 & 38

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 20 Lawson St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Susan Neil, 2 Kinnaird St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas Neil

  • Siblings:

    Alexander Gibson Neil, George Harrison Neil, James Neil & Robert Neil

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Neil

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

3 of his brothers also fell, they were, Pte George Harrison Neil 2130, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, killed in action 25.09.1915, Sgt James Neil 7047, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, killed in action, 15.05.1915 & Driver Robert Neil 18417, 69th Field Company, Royal Engineers, died 07.03.1919. His brother Alexander served as a Private with the 2nd Divisional Train, Canadian Army Service Corps, 135936, and returned home safely.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by John Kennedy

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