1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

William Christie

Contributed by: Caitlin McPhee, on 2008-11-05

William Christie
First Name William
Surname Christie
Year of Birth 1893
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Place of Wartime Residence Perth, Perth and Kinross

William's Story

Always remembered

This is my Great Great Uncle William Christie. He was in the 6th Black Watch and was killed in action in an attack on High Wood on the Somme on 30th July 1916. He is buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery and my dad has visited his grave. His regimental number was 2018 and we have his dog tag, medals, some pictures of him and postcards he sent home when he was in the trenches. He was from Perth and he was not married but he had lots of brothers, sisters and half-brothers and half-sisters. I was given the middle name of Christie when I was born in 2000 as he was not able to pass his name on and I am very proud to have him as an ancestor.

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