Hugh McDonald Williamson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: December 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Glasgow
  • Service no: S/16347
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 23.04.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 38 & 40

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 25 Dundonald St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Clerk
  • Mother:

    Barbara McDonald Williamson, 6 Craighton Rd, Govan, Glasgow

  • Father:

    Robert Williamson

  • Siblings:

    Mrs Smith, 25 Dundonald St, Dundee

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Hugh McDonald Williamson

Hugh has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

Hugh Williamson   S/16347   Cameron Highlanders

WILLIAMSON—Killed in action, on the 23d April, Private Hugh Williamson, 2d Battalion Cameron Highlanders, youngest son of the late Robert Williamson, 6 Craigton Road, Govan.

Dundee People’s Journal 29th May 1915

Private Hugh Williamson of the Cameron Highlanders, whose death is reported, is a brother of Mrs Smith, 25 Dundonald Street, Dundee.  Two years ago he went with his parents to Govan, where, before joining the colours in December last, he was employed as a clerk.  He was 25 years of age, and before leaving the city was employed with Messrs Langlands & M’Ainsh, Seagate Sawmills.  Beyond the fact that he was killed in action on 23d April no information is to hand.

Dundee People’s Journal 29th May 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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