William Philip

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 1849
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 'A' Company, 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 25/01/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Fettercairn
  • Address: Links Cottages, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Jane Philip, 29 Panmure St, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    David Philip, 29 Panmure St, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:

    David

  • Spouse:

    Annie Philip, 13 Watson Cres, Edinburgh

  • Children:

    Gertrude, born 28.08.1914

More about William Philip

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

William Philip   1849   Black Watch

BROUGHTY BLACK WATCH PRIVATE KILLED.

Mr David Philip, Links Cottages, has been informed that his eldest son, William Philip, 1st Black Watch, has been killed at the front on 25th January.

Confirmation was received in a letter from Private Peter Gall to his relative in Dundas Street, Broughty Ferry.  Philip was one of the machine gun section, and while in the act of firing Philip was shot in the arm.  He jumped up and tried to work the gun with his shoulder, when he was hit in the head.  Philip was 21 years of age.

A younger brother of the deceased, David Philip, is in the Argyll and Sutherlands.  He was wounded at Ypres.

Dundee Courier 2nd February 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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