William Reilly

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 3/3559
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 37
  • Date of Death: 21.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 4 Parker Court, Dundee
  • Occupation: Hand Hackler, Baxter Bros, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Slane, 76 James St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Annie, born 24.01.1901, Helena, born 28.11.1904, Elizabeth, born 30.01.1907 & 1 other child (name unknown)

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  but is listed under the name of RIELLY.

Guardian of children listed as Ellen Reilly (grandmother) 28 Jamaica St, Dundee

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

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