William Hardie


Service: Army

Unit: 9th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Rank: Lance Sergeant

Service Number: S/4761

William was born in Stow, Galashiels, Selkirkshire in 1885, son of Mr Christopher Hardie, of Colmslie, Galashiels, Selkirkshire.  He lived with his father and his grandparents in Melrose. In 1911 census William was employed as a footman at 14 Queen's Gate Gardens, South Kensington, London. When he enlisted he was employed at Broom House, Newton Mearns.

He was killed at the battle of Loos in France on 25 September 1915, aged, 30 and is commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France - Panel 78 to 83 and also on Mearns Parish Kirk War Memorial. His death was reported in the Evening Times on 12th October 1915.


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Image reproduced by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission