William Webster

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 10522
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 2 Annfield Row, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, Baltic Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Thomas

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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   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

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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