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: 25124
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 18
- Date of Death: 04.09.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Bazentin-Le-Petit Communal Cemetery Extention
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Sp. Mem. C.18.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 106 Alexander Street, Dundee
George Whitton, 106 Alexander St, Dundee
Alfred & David
More about William Whitton
William is believed to be the brother of Air Mechanic 1st Class, Alfred Whitton, 127455, 3rd Kite Balloon Section, Royal Air Force, who died of wounds, 30.10.1918 and Driver David Whitton, Army Service Corps, who also served and returned home safely.
William Whitton 25124 Highland Light Infantry
WHITTON—Killed in action, on the 4th September, 1916, 25124 Lance-Corporal William Whitton, H.L.I., aged 18 years, youngest and beloved son of Mr George Whitton 106 Alexander Street, Dundee. – Inserted by his brother, Driver David Whitton, B.E.F., also his sister-in-law, Mrs D. Whitton, also by his sorrowing friends, Mr and Mrs J. Moore, 2 Court Street, Dundee.
Dundee People’s Journal 23rd September 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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