William Whyte

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 3/3455
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 23
  • Date of Death: 16.01.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.3.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 18 Brewery Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, John Sharp & Sons, Ltd
  • Mother:

    Agnes Whyte, 18 Brewery Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    Michael Whyte, 27 Lower Pleasance, Dundee

  • Siblings:


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More about William Whyte

William Whyte   3/3455   Black Watch


Private William Whyte, a Dundee member of the 1st Black Watch, has died of wounds received in the La Bassee fight on 25th January.

This information has been received by his parents, who reside at 18 Brewery Lane.  The last letter received from their son was enclosed in the Princess Mary gift box, and expressed high hopes of his speedy return.  Private Whyte was 23 years of age. He enlisted in September, before which he was employed as a millworker with John Sharp & Sons, Ltd.

Dundee Courier 19th February 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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