This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Broughty Ferry
- Service no: 240496
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 35
- Date of Death: 26.04.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Arras Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 6
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Montrose
- Address: 5 Bernard Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Carter, Muir, Son & Paton Ltd, Coal Merchants
Jemima Pert, 5 Bernard St, Dundee
Agnes, born 14.02.1911 & William, born 12.10.1912
More about William Pert
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial. Guardian of children listed as Miss Shaw, 5 Watt St, Dundee?.
William Pert 240496 Black Watch
PRIVATE W. PERT—WOUNDED AND MISSING.
Information has been forwarded by comrades to the effect that Private William Pert, Black Watch, son of Mrs Pert, Ferry Street, Montrose, had been wounded in the leg and was missing since April 23. A carter with Messrs Muir, Son & Patton, Ltd., coal merchants, he enlisted on the outbreak of war, and had been over two years in France, being invalided home during that time with pneumonia. He is thirty-five years of age.
Montrose Standard 1st June 1917
MONTROSE CARTER REPORTED KILLED.
Private William Pert, Black Watch, Montrose, previously reported wounded in the leg and missing since April 23 last, is now officially reported killed on 27th April.
Joining the army at the outbreak of war he had been two years at the front. He was a carter in Montrose, and leaves a widow, who resides in Hill Street, Montrose. Private Pert was 35 years of age.
Dundee Courier 25th June 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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