William Archibald

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: May 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 201185
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 31
  • Date of Death: 03.08.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Monifieth
  • Address: 16 Well St, Monifieth
  • Occupation: Craneman, James Low & Co, Monifieth
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    George Archibald, 8125 Homer Ave, Detroit, Michigan, USA

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Archibald, 37 Brook St, Monifieth

  • Children:

    Annie, born 12.06.1912, William, born 27.03.1915 & Georgina, born 24.05.1916

More about William Archibald

For reasons unknown this man is not listed on the original Dundee Roll of Honour.

William Archibald   201185   Black Watch

MONIFIETH SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.

Another Monifieth name has been added to the roll of fame.  Information reached Monifieth this morning that Private William Archibald, Black Watch, made the supreme sacrifice at the front on Thursday, 2nd August.  The sad news was conveyed to his wife, who resides at Well Street, Monifieth, in a letter from a Black Watch officer, who comes from Monifieth.

Deceased joined the colours in May, 1915, and has been at the front for over a year.  He came through the Somme offensive and subsequent battles in which his regiment was engaged without a scratch.

“Archie” was a genial friend in the district, where his talent for social entertainment was widely taken advantage of.  Many whom he has cheered with his merry prattle will learn with deep regret of his demise.  Prior to his military service he was employed as an electric craneman with Messrs James F. Low and Company, Limited, Monifieth.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 14th August 1917

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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