William Edmond Ogilvie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
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  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
  • Unit/Ship: 9th Pioneer Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 27.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.G.20

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1894
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address:
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  • Mother:

    Harriet Ogilvie “Westlands” Albany Rd, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    George Ogilvie “Westlands” Albany Rd, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:

    Juliet, born 1878, John, born 1879, Henry, born 1883, George, born 1888, Phillip, born 1891 & Maxwell, born 1892

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More about William Edmond Ogilvie

For reasons unknown this man is not listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour. William was killed by the accidental discharge of a rifle.

William Edmond Ogilvie   Second Lieutenant Border Regiment

DUNDEE OFFICER’S DEATH.

To the list of local officers killed in the recent fighting another name falls to be added, that of Second Lieutenant William Edmond Ogilvie, son of the late Mr George Ogilvie, solicitor, Dundee.  Lieutenant Ogilvie was educated at Seafield House, Broughty Ferry, Repton School, and McGill College, Montreal, giving up a course of engineering at the latter collage to join the army.  He was first trained in the Inns of Court O.T.C., and afterwards received his commission in the 9th Border Regiment (Pioneers), with which he was serving when he met his death.  Deceased was 21 years of age, and was well known in Dundee and Broughty Ferry.  His brother, Lieutenant John Ogilvie is at present with the Royal Garrison Artillery at Broughty Castle.

Dundee People’s Journal 9th October 1915

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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