David Will

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3300
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 04/10/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier and Face 10 A.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Dundee Shipbuilding Co, Ltd
  • Mother:

    Mrs Will, 9 Dallfield Tce, Dundee

  • Father:

    George Will, 9 Dallfield Tce, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Will

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

David Will   3300   Black Watch

DUNDEE MAN KILLED BY SHELL.

Private David Will, Black Watch, eldest son of Mr George Will, 9 Dallfield Terrace, Dundee, has been killed in action.

Mr Will has received the following letter from Second-Lieutenant J. D. MacDonald, one of the officers of the deceased soldier’s platoon :–“It is with extreme regret that I inform you of the death of your son, Private David Will, who was killed in action when in discharge of his duty with the signalling section.  Your son was struck by a shell on 15th inst., while the battalion were in the trenches.  He will be buried close by where he fell.”

Private Will was 25 years of age.  He enlisted in the Black Watch two years ago, and had been in the firing line for 18 months.  The deceased soldier was wounded in September, 1915.

Prior to enlistment Private Will was employed by the Dundee Shipbuilding Company, Limited.

Dundee Courier 26th October 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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