Name :-   McFarlane, William

Nationality :-    UK

Age :-   32

Rank :-   Private

Number :-  22638

Medal :-

Service :-   Army

Regiment / ship :-  3rd Bn., Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Date of death :-   31st January, 1917 (missing since December 1916)

Cemetery / Memorial :-  Rattray Parish Churchyard, Perthshire

Area of cemetery / memorial :-   South west corner

Family information :-    Son of John and Eliza Laing McFarlane

Extra information :- 

Blairgowrie Advertiser 3rd February, 1917

On Wednesday the body of Pvt. William McFarlane, who went missing early in December, was found in the Earl Gray Dock, Dundee.

He was a native of Rattray, his father being Mr. John McFarlane, who was for a considerable period an overseer at Ashgrove Works, and is now employed in London, where he went some years ago.  Since then his son had resided with his aunt at Robertsonís Land, Old Rattray, until he enlisted early in the war.  He was invalided home from the front suffering from shell shock and was billeted in a Dundee hospital.  While walking at the dock it is supposed he had stumbled and fallen into the water.

1901 Census

115, St. Annís Road, Tottenham, Middlesex, England

John McFarlane, head, 38, L.C.C. labourer, b. Scotland, Blairgowrie

Eliza McFarlane, wife, 38, b. Scotland, Brechin

William McFarlane, son, 15, screw maker, b. Blairgowrie

1891 Census

High Street, Brechin, Forfarshire

John MacFarlane, head, 26, spinning overseer, b. Rattray, Perthshire

Eliza MacFarlane, wife, 23, flax spinner, b. Brechin

William MacFarlane, son, 5, scholar, b. Rattray

 

 

Memorial Headstone in Rattray Parish Churchyard

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