Name:- Whitelaw, Hoy
Age :- 22
Regiment / ship:- 6th Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Date of death:- 30th July 1916
Cemetery / Memorial:- Blairgowrie Cemetery
Area of cemetery / memorial :- M630
Family information:- son of James Whitelaw and Susan Hoy
94, Nethergate, Dundee, Forfarshire
James Whitelaw, head, 44, music teacher, b. Dundee
Susan Whitelaw, wife, b. Dundee
Hoy Whitelaw, son, 6, scholar, b. Dundee
Information from entry on Great War Forum placed by Mark "Member no. 12,504" ...
Firstname James Hay
Service Number 4358
Date Death 30/07/1916
Place of birth Blairgowrie
Other 6th Bn.
SNWM roll THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Theatre of death Home.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Service No: 4358
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: M. 630.
Cemetery: Blairgowrie CEMETERY
Having looked through the papers I could find no obituary/roll of honour mention for him. I may not have been looking in the right place however.
I downloaded his death cert. which stated he was found in the garden of a house in the town with a gunshot wound to his head.
What I wanted to know is whether having been at the front this had proved to much or the thought of going there was. I looked for his MIC but there appeared no match. His gravestone stated 2nd-6th BW.
Would he definitely have an MIC? Can anyone tell me with this, albeit, limited information if he would have served some time at the Front? I will have to trawl the papers again for the relevant period.