William Birks

Military Information

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  • Service no: 3314
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion

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  • Address: 76 Dudhope St, Dundee
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    Wife, 76 Dudhope St, Dundee

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More about William Birks

William was the brother of Pte James Small Birks, 3/3350, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, who died from wounds, 12.03.1915.

William Birks   Black Watch


Mrs Birks, 76 Dudhope Street, Dundee, has received intimation that her husband, Private William Birks, 1st Black Watch, has been wounded.  Private Birks, who is at present lying in hospital in England, was hit in the left foot.  His brother, Private James Birks, 2d Black Watch, was killed in action on 12th March.

Dundee Courier 11th November 1915

Information and image supplied by Michael Caldwell

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