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Private William Allan Pithie

9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry ( Glasgow Highlanders )
Service No: 2248

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Family Information

Son of James and Marion Pithie. Williams brother Corporal Robert Pithie of the Royal Engineers was Killed in Action on the 20/07/1916 and another brother Private Hugh Pithie of the Royal Engineers also served. In his Will dated 24/11/1914 William left all his property and effects to his mother

Born / Resided

New Cumnock, Ayrshire / 100 Calder St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 10/02/1915 while attending a wounded comrade

Enlisted

Glasgow 1914

Employed

Engineer in the Chain Works

Age

26

Buried / Remembered

Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The chateau at Gorre was occupied early in the war by troops serving with the British Expeditionary Force and the Indian Corps, and the cemeteries, located in the south-east corner of original the chateau grounds, were begun in the autumn of 1914. Many of those who now lie in plots V and VI of the British section of the cemetery were killed during the Battle of Estaires in April 1918. There are over 930 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated here.

Additional Information

William was killed while attending to a suffering comrade. Williams 2 serving brothers were present at his funeral. See newspaper clippings for letter sent to Williams mother from the Rev John M Connor of the 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Also see clippings for letters sent home by Williams brothers and by William himself. Also remembered at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos)

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