Name:-    Whitelaw, Hoy

Nationality:- UK

Age :-    22

Rank:-    Private

Number:-  4358


Service:-    Army

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

Extra information:-

1901 Census

94, Nethergate, Dundee, Forfarshire

James Whitelaw, head, 44, music teacher, b. Dundee

Susan Whitelaw, wife, b. Dundee

Hoy Whitelaw, son, 6, scholar, b. Dundee


Blairgowrie Cemetery

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.
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Home.

Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
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.