William Raeside


Service: Army

Unit: 1st/8th Princess Louise's Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Rank: Private

Service Number: 23870

William was born in Newton Mearns in 1898, son of Mr Hugh and Mrs Marion Raeside of Lanrigg Farm, Newton Mearns. William's father Hugh was brought up on Brownside Farm Mearns and his mother came from Beith  Ayrshire.

William was killed in France on 16 April 1918, aged 20 and is buried in Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France - Grave reference IV. F. 12 and is also commemorated on Mearns Parish Kirk War Memorial.(see also Neil McLellan)


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Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission