William Close


Service: Army

Unit: 1st/6th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Rank: Private

Service Number: 4189

William, brother of Robert, was born in Newton Mearns in 1898, son of Mr Robert Close who was employed as a coachman and later as a bleacher and his wife Mrs Sarah Close of Bringans Land, 18 Main Street, Newton Mearns.

William was killed in France on 31 March 1916, aged 18 and is buried in Maroeuil British Cemetery Pas-de-Calais France - Grave reference II. A. 10 and is also commemorated on Mearns Parish Kirk War Memorial

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Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission