This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Lochgelly
- Service no: 2695
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 25/01/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Hill of Beath, Fife
- Address: 46 Hilltown, Dundee
- Occupation: Miner, Bowhill Colliery
Bithica Scotland, 46 Hilltown, Dundee
George, James & 2 other brother (names unknown)
More about William Scotland
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. He would appear to be the brother of David Scotland, 18126, Royal Scots Fusiliers who served and is believed to have returned home safely.
BOWHILL BLACK WATCH PRIVATE KILLED.
Private William Scotland, Bowhill, Black Watch, has been killed in action at La Bassee on 25th January. He was 24 years of age, and unmarried. He was a special reservist, but joined the colours in March, at which time he was employed as a miner at Bowhill Colliery. Three brothers and a brother-in-law are in Lord Kitchener’s Army. His brother George, also of the Black Watch, was wounded at Ypres.
Dundee Courier 24th February 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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