William Reid

Military Information

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  • Service no: 4729
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: South African Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Regiment
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 18.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 4C

Personal Information

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  • Mother:

    Helen Reid, St Roques Pl, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    James Reid

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More about William Reid

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

William Reid   4729   South African Infantry


William Reid, South African Infantry, son of Mr James Reid, gardener, Dudhope House, Dundee, has made the supreme sacrifice.  He was 13 years in South Africa, and served as a sergeant in Botha’s Scouts during the conquest of German West Africa.  On the conclusion of that campaign, he volunteered for service on behalf of the Motherland.

Being in Egypt previous to coming to France he was in the division under the Duke of Westminster in their brilliant action against the Arabs.  The veteran soldier served his apprenticeship with the firm of Nucator plumbers, in Dundee, was unmarried, and 34 years of age.

Dundee Courier 4th August 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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