World War 1 (1914 - 1918)


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William Edward Wyllie

Service: Army
Unit: 5th Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: S/10898

William, brother of Frank, was born 26 May 1887 in Dennistoun Glasgow, son of Francis Wyllie and 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 26 May 1871 in Kinning Park and they had seven children of whom William was the eldest son.

The family moved to Cathcart where Francis 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 listed as a factory hand silk washer but in the 1911 census his occupation is listed as a clerk at the Gasworks, Newton Mearns.

His attestation was at Pollokshaws on 1 September 1914 and was promoted to Lance Corporal (unpaid) on 9 September 1915. William was killed at the Battle of Loos in France on 25 September 1915, aged 28 and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France - Panel 119-124.  

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