William Clark Steven

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/17657
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 31
  • Date of Death: 20.11.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Orival Wood Cemetery, Flequires
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.D.10.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 13 Blackheath Place, Hawkhill, Dundee
  • Occupation: Foreman, H & A Scott Ltd, Tayfield Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    John Steven, 14 Temple Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Isabella Steven, 13 Blackheath Pl, Hawkhill, Dundee

  • Children:

    Janet, born 17.03.1914, Jane, born 12.08.1915 & William, born 28.06.1917

More about William Clark Steven

William C. Steven   S/17657   Gordon Highlanders


Official information has been received by Mrs Steven, 13 Blackheath Place, Dundee, that her husband Pte. Wm C. Steven, Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action on 20th November.  Private Steven, who was 30 years of age, enlisted about nine months ago, and had been at the front for five months.  Deceased, who was a brother of George Steven, the well-known Dundee player, took a keen interest in football and bowling, and was a member of the West End F.C.

Prior to joining up, he was employed as a foreman with H. & A Scott, Ltd., Tayfield Works, Dundee.  An officer, in a letter of sympathy to Mrs Steven, states :___”We have always found your husband to be a good soldier, and he died very gallantly in the face of the enemy.”

Dundee Courier 10th December 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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