Great War Dundee
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: Dundee
- Service no: 14688
- Rank: Guardsman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 38
- Date of Death: 09.10.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Solferino Farm Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.8.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Kingskettle, Fife
- Address: 133 Hilltown, Dundee
Joan Watson, 133 Hilltown, Dundee
Jessie, born 21.11.1906
More about William Watson
William Watson 14688 Scots Guards
GALLANT DUNDEE SOLDIER FALLS.
Mrs Watson, 133 Hilltown, Dundee, has received news intimating the death in action of her husband, Pte. William Watson, Scots Guards. An officer writes to Mrs Watson as follows :–“Your husband was killed while acting as stretcher-bearer to the company. In this capacity he carried out his duties in a most gallant way. He was very popular with his comrades, and I always found him a good and reliable soldier and a gallant man in action.”
Pte. Watson, who was 39 years of age, had been two years with the colours and fourteen months at the front. He leaves one child and was previously employed in a sawmill in Dundee.
Dundee Courier 31st October 1917
Additional information and image very kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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