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: 10522
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 31.10.1914
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 19 & 33
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 2 Annfield Row, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker, Baltic Works, Dundee
Mary Ann Webster, 2 Annfield Row, Dundee
Thomas Webster, 2 Annfield Row, Dundee
More about William Webster
William has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. He was the brother of Pte Thomas Webster, 32331, Royal Defence Corps, who died 14.08.1917.
William Webster 10522 Royal Scots Fusiliers
DUNDEE SOLDIER MISSING.
Mr Thomas Webster, 2 Annfield Row, Dundee, has been notified by the War Office that his son Private W. Webster, Royal Scots Fusiliers has been missing since 31st October.
Private Webster, who is 21 years of age, has seen three years’ service with his regiment, which was lying at Gibraltar when the war broke out, and left for Belgium only on 6th October.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 4th January 1915
William Webster 10522 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.
Private William Webster, 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, who has been reported missing since 31st October, 1914, is now officially presumed to be dead. Deceased who was 23 years of age, resided at 2 Annfield Row, Dundee, and was previously employed in Baltic Works. He had been in the army for over three years, and was in the firing line for about two months prior to October. His brother, Private Thomas Webster, is a member of the 2/4th Black Watch, and has been at the front for about four months.
Dundee Courier 21st January 1916
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