Great War Dundee
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William Campbell Whyte
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 9578
- Rank: Sergeant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 22.11.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
- Grave/Mem Ref no: A.I.12.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
Georgina Whyte, 7 Johnston Ave, Edinburgh
More about William Campbell Whyte
William Campbell Whyte 9578 1st Bn Black Watch
DUNDEE SOLDIER’S PROMISING CAREER CUT SHORT.
Few men hold such a unique record of promotion as did Sergeant-Major William Campbell Whyte, of the 1st Battalion Black Watch, who died at Rouen on 22nd Nov. from wounds received in action. Sergeant-Major Whyte, who belonged Dundee, was an old High School Bursar. He was captain of the football team of his regiment, and acted as Scoutmaster to a Lancashire company last year.
On August 3 he was entrusted with the responsible duty of bringing the Black Watch colours from Aldershot to the depot at Perth. While stationed at Aldershot his good marksmanship won him many prizes.
Deceased held the rank of sergeant prior to the outbreak of war, but had earned for himself promotion as acting company sergeant-major when he was severely wounded. He has two brothers serving their country___one in the navy and the other a reservist from Canada with the 1st Royal Dragoons. Sergeant-Major Whyte, who was only 28 years of age, leaves a widow to mourn his life.
Dundee Courier 8th December 1914
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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