William Robertson Whyte

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: October 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 11655
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 14.03.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Combles
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.C.9.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 183 Smith Street, Lochee.
  • Occupation: Police Constable
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    William Whyte, 27 Campbell St, Lochee

  • Siblings:

    James

  • Spouse:

    Wife

  • Children:

    1 Child

More about William Robertson Whyte

William was the brother of Guardsman James M. Whyte, 15549, 1st Battalion Scots Guards, who was killed in action, 27.09.1918.

William Robertson Whyte   11655   Scots Guards

Information has been received that Private William Whyte has fallen in action.  He was a policeman in Monifieth, having transferred from the Glasgow Constabulary, but joined the army in October 1914, and had seen a good deal of service.  He was accidentally hurt, and was back in hospital in England, but returned to the front about six months ago.  His wife and child reside in Lochee, and intimation of the sad event was received from the War Office.  Private Whyte was of a genial disposition.

Dundee People’s Journal 7th April 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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