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William Jamieson


Menin Gate Memorial. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District
Private William Jamieson

2743 Private

‘A’ Company, 7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 17

Date of Death: 1.5.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 42 & 44

Family history: Son of Grace Jamieson, 22 West Bow, Church Square, Grahamston, Falkirk. His father was deceased. He had two sisters Maggie and Grace and two brothers Andrew and George. William was employed at the Laurieston Foundry before he enlisted in the local Territorial battalion in October 1914, stating on his Attestation form that his age was 19 years and six months. and went with the battalion to France in December 1914.

The action leading to his death

The battalion was in the support trenches located about 800 yards behind the front line trenches in the area of Forward Cottage and Hill Top Farm. They were heavily shelled in the afternoon and had nine casualties.

Linesman. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District
Linesman

Medals Awarded:

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.


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