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Private William Alexander Fotheringham

10th Battalion Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders ) ( transferred to 655th Company, Labour Corps )
Service No: s / 5998 / 466159

William  Alexander Fotheringham grave

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Beath, Fife / 38 Alexander St, Coatbridge

Died

Died 13/10/1918 in Ireland

Enlisted

Lanarkshire 1914

Employed

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Age

47

Buried / Remembered

Airdrie ( St Josephs ) R.C Cemetery, Scotland

Family Information

Husband of Mary Fotheringham of Main St, Longriggend. Williams brother Private David Fotheringham of the 10th Battalion Black Watch died in Salonika on the 13/09/1916 aged 38. Their service numbers were 1 digit apart. He is NOT listed on the Memorial. William also had 2 sons serving at the time of his death

Additional Information

Williams funeral took place on the 19/10/1918. A firing party from the Lanarkshire Volunteers marched with reversed arms in front of the hearse. The cortege passed through Coatbridge and Airdrie from Williams home to St Josephs Cemetery. The coffin was covered in the Union Flag and Williams 2 sons marched at the rear of the hearse, 1 in army uniform and 1 in hospital blue. The Lanarkshire Volunteers fired 3 volleys ending with a Boy Scout bugler sounded the Last Post. William is listed as 3RD BATTALION on the Memorial. Williams grave inscription reads " SWEET SACRED HEART OF JESUS HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL R.I.P. "

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