William Reilly

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Cowdenbeath
  • Service no: S/3375
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Beath, Fife
  • Address: 4 Parker Court, Dundee
  • Occupation: Hand Hackler, Baxter Bros, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mrs C. Reilly, 71 Waverley St, Lochore, Glencraig, Fife

  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mrs Reilly, 4 Parker’s Court, Dundee

  • Children:

    4 Children

More about William Reilly


Mrs Reilly, who resides at 4 Parker’s Court, Dundee, has received a letter dated 22nd May from Pte. T. Duffy, of the 1st Black Watch, intimating that her husband, Private William Reilly, also of the 1st Black Watch, has been killed in action.  Private Reilly was 37 years of age, and enlisted on the outbreak of war.  He was formerly employed by Baxter Bros. & Co., Ltd., for fifteen years as a hand hackler.  Private Reilly was married, and leaves a widow and four of a family.

Dundee Courier 27th May 1915

This man is listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour with the number 3559, Black Watch and residing at Parker Court, Dundee, there is no William Reilly listed on either C.W.G.C. or S.D.G.W under that name and number. The only William Reilly listed is Pte William Reilly, S/3375, 8th Battalion Black Watch who was killed in action 25.09.1915.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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