This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William P. Pert
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Perth
- Service no: 3/2908
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 25.09.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 54 Dudhope Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Bell & Sime, Dundee
Helen Pert, 54 Dudhope St, Dundee
More about William P. Pert
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
William Pert 3/2908 1st Black Watch
DUNDEE VETERAN FALLS IN ACTION.
News was received in Dundee yesterday by his mother, Mrs D. Pert, 54 Dudhope Street, that Private William Pert, of the 1st Black Watch, had been killed in action on September 25.
Private Pert enlisted in the Black Watch fourteen years ago, and after serving eight years with his regiment, seven of which were spent in India, he went to America. After several years he returned home, and when war broke out he was in the service of Bell & Sime, Limited.
His time as a reservist had expired, but he enlisted in his old regiment, and was employed at the front as a bomb-thrower. Private Pert has a brother, Pte. David Pert, serving with the 5th Black Watch.
Dundee Courier 11th November 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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