This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
William Thornton Arnot Petrie
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 1918
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 02.10.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Lillers Comunal Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.B.48.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 8 Shepherds Loan, Dundee
- Occupation: Caledonian Railway Company, Dundee
Mary Ann Petrie, 8 Shepherds Loan, Dundee
More about William Thornton Arnot Petrie
1918 Pte. William Thornton Arnot Petrie, 8th Gordon Highlanders, died of wounds on 2 October 1915, aged 20.
He was the son of Ann and David Petrie, 8 Shepherd’s Loan, Dundee, and employed in the locomotive sheds of the Caledonian Railway Company.
William is buried in Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais France, IV. B. 48.
RAILWAY EMPLOYEE DIES OF WOUNDS. Mrs Petrie, 8 Shepherd’s Loan, Dundee, has received intimation that her son, Private William Arnot Petrie, 8th Gordon Highlanders, died of wounds on 2d October.
Private Petrie, who was 20 years of age, was previously a member of the Scots Greys for a short period. When he enlisted on the outbreak of war he was employed in the locomotive sheds of the Caledonian Railway Company.
His younger brother, John, is a drummer in the 11th Battalion of the same regiment. He is 18 years of age, and prior to enlistment in December last he was also employed at the locomotive sheds. The Courier, Tuesday, 26 October 1915, 6.
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