William Robertson Scroggie

Military Information

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  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
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  • Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
  • Unit/Ship: attached 1st/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 30/11/1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 8.

Personal Information

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  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Scroggie, Liscombe, St. Andrews

  • Father:

    Robert Valentine Scroggie

  • Siblings:

    1 Brother

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More about William Robertson Scroggie

Second Lieutenant William Scroggie was killed in action at Villars-Guislain on the 30th November 1917, aged 30. He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial but also on a memorial plaque in Balgay Cemetery, Dundee.

William Robertson Scroggie   2nd Lieutenant Royal North Lancashire Regiment


Believed to be Prisoner of War.

Second-Lieutenant W. R. Scroggie, Royal North Lancashire Regiment, son of Mrs R. Scroggie, St Andrews, and of the late Mr R. Scroggie, who was well known in shipping circles in Dundee, is reported missing since the battle of Cambrai.  Before he received his commission in the army Second-Lieut. Scroggie served three years in the Royal Naval Division.  It is believed that he is a prisoner of war.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 20th December 1917


Is Reported Killed in Action.

Information has been received in St Andrews’ of the death of Second-Lieutenant William Robertson Scroggie, North Lancashire Regiment.  He was reported missing on 30th November last, but the information that he was killed in action on that date has been sent by his company commander (through Geneva), who is a prisoner in Germany.

Previous to obtaining a commission in the Royal Naval Division he was at the Dardanelles.  He was the second son of the late Mr Robert Valentine Scroggie, shipowner, Dundee, and Mrs Scroggie, Liscombe, St Andrews.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 14th March 1918


Mrs Scroggie, Liscombe, St Andrews, has received intimation of the death of her second son, Second-Lieutenant William Robertson Scroggie, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Lieutenant Scroggie was reported missing in November last, but the information that he was killed in action on that date has been sent by his Company Commander, who is a prisoner in Germany.

Previously deceased served three years in the R.N.D.

Dundee Courier 15th March 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Jean Harthill, further additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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