William Wylie


Service: Army

Unit: 5th Battalion Queens Ow

n Cameron Highlanders

Rank: Lance Corporal  

Service Number: S/10898

William, brother of Frank, was born 26th May 1887 in Dennistoun Glasgow, son of Mr Francis Wyllie and Mrs Annie Wyllie. Frank's father was born in 1853 in Maryculter Aberdeenshire and came to Glasgow where he was employed as a grocer. He married Annie Livingston on 26th May 1871 in Kinning Park and they had seven children of whom William was the eldest son. The family moved to Cathcart where William’s father was a tea merchant. When he died in 1899, the family moved to Eaglesham Road Newton Mearns and William's mother was employed as a nurse. At the time of William's death the family lived at  2 Ashview Terrace, Newton Mearns.  

In the 1901 census William's occupation is Factory Hand Silk washer but in the 1911 census his occupation is listed as a clerk at the Gasworks, Newton Mearns.

He was killed at the Battle of Loos in France on 25th September 1915, aged 28 and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France - Panel 119-124.    

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Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission