This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 1915
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Regiment/Service: York and Lancaster Regiment
- Unit/Ship: 2nd/4th Bn.
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 27/09/1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Vis-en-Artois Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 9.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Occupation: Dundee 'Avertiser'
Jessie Graham Powrie, 8 Nicoll St, Ward Rd, Dundee
Jessie McCubbin Powrie, “Ardmillan” Welbeck Cres, Troon, Ayrshire
More about William Powrie
Second Lieutenant William Powrie was born in Newtyle though, at the time of his death, his widowed mother lived at 8 Nicol Street, Dundee. When he was killed on the 27th September 1918, he left behind his wife, Jessie McCubbin Powrie of ‘Ardmillan’, Wellbank Road, Troon.
POWRIE—M’CUBBIN—At St David’s Parish Church, on 15th inst., by Rev. Geo. M. Maclean, Lieut. Wm Powrie, only son of Mr and Mrs Wm Powrie, 9 Ward Rd., to Jessie, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs M’Cubbin, Ardmillan, Troon.
Dundee People’s Journal 17th August 1918
William Powrie Second-Lieutenant York and Lancaster Regiment
Second-Lieutenant William Powrie, York and Lancaster Regiment, son of Mr and Mrs William Powrie, Ward Road, Dundee, has been killed in action. Lieutenant Powrie was a former member of the “Dundee Advertiser” literary staff. He enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1915, and served with his battalion in France, where he was wounded. Subsequently he went to a cadet school, from which he was commissioned to the York and Lancaster Regiment. He returned to the front about six weeks ago, and was married on the eve of his departure. Deceased was 23 years of age.
Dundee Courier 9th October 1918
Information and photo kindly supplied by Barry J. Powrie, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.
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