Name :-   Easson, William

Nationality :-  UK 

Age :-   22

Rank :-   Able Seaman

Number :-  Clyde Z/2268

Medal :-

Service :-   Royal naval Volunteer Reserve

Regiment / ship :-  Nelson Bn.

Date of death :-   13th July 1915

Cemetery / Memorial :- Helles Memorial, Turkey

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    Panel 8 - 15

Family information :-    Son of Joseph and Mary Nellies

Extra information :-

Missing, assumed killed in action.

Enlisted 10/11/14 ; Benbow Bn. B/177 22/2/15, transferred to Nelson Bn. 12/6/15-13/7/15 DD.

Born 15/9/1892. A Vanman. Resided at 5 Grange Place, Blairgowrie. Son of Joseph and Mary Easson, of New Buildings, Dura Den, Cupar, Fife.

According to the 1881 Census there is an Annie Easson, aged 3 weeks, living at "Westfields", Rattray with Mary Marshall and her family.  It is possible that she is related to William Easson.

Mary Marshall, head, jute spinner, married, aged 58, born Forfar, Dundee, Scotland

Agnes Marshall, daughter, jute preparer, unmarried, 27, born (British Subject), France

John Marshall, son, Mill labourer, unmarried, 22, born (British Subject), France

Mary Marshall, daughter, jute spinner, unmarried, 20, born (British Subject), France

Annie Marshall, daughter, jute spinner, unmarried, 18, born (British Subject), France

Annie Easson, grand daughter, 3 weeks, born Rattray, Perthshire, Scotland

1901 Census

Dura Den New Mill, Kemback, Fife

Joseph Easson, head, 33, foreman spinner in tow mill, b. Montrose, Forfarshire

Mary Easson, wife, 44, spinner in tow mill, b. Dundee, Forfarshire

Mary Easson, daughter, 9, scholar, b. Kemback

William Easson, son, 8, scholar, b. Kemback

Lizzie Easson, daughter, 2, b. Dundee, Forfarshire


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