William Watterston

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1917
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/24946
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 02.08.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Mont-Bernanchon British Cemetery, Gonnehem
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.A.11.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Annie Watterston, 6 Duff St, Maryfield, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Arnot Watterston, 6 Duff St, Maryfield, Dundee

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More about William Watterston

William Watterston    S/24946   Seaforth Highlanders

Young Seaforth Killed.

Pte. William Watterston, Seaforth Highlanders, who was killed in action on 2nd August, was the younger son of Mr and Mrs W. Arnot Watterston, 6 Duff Street, Maryfield, Dundee.  Pte. Watterston was in his 19th Year.  He enlisted in September, 1917, when he was barely 18 years old, and had been at the front for four months.  He was educated at the Morgan Academy, where he was a most popular pupil, and had intended to become a student in engineering at University College.  Mr and Mrs Watterston have received, amongst others from the front, a letter from the deceased son’s platoon commander in which he says that the loss of Private Watterston is deeply felt throughout the platoon and company, and the officer adds—“You have every right to be proud of your son.  He always did his duty like the gallant lad he was.”

Dundee Courier 16th August 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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