World War 1 (1914 - 1918)


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William Melville

Service: Army
Unit: 10th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 26188

William was born in the High Row Netherplace, Newton Mearns in 1880, second son of William and Margaret Melville of Netherplace, Newton Mearns. William's father was a foreman bleacher carter and in 1901 William was a worker in Netherplace bleachfield.

William was killed in France on 26 March 1918, aged 37, and is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas-de-Calais, France - Grave reference V. F.3. He is also commemorated on Mearns Parish Kirk War Memorial. 

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