William's death

William's death

William was a small man of 5ft 2 inches and aged 22 years 8 months when he enlisted. He had a scar on his breast. As a private in the 2n d Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders he took part in the battle of Scarpe (commenced 9t h April 1917). Some eight days into the battle, while alone, he took his life. His father and siblings were informed that he had died of his wounds. His "dead man's penny" would probably be given to his father but sadly its location, like William's grave, is not known. He is remembered on Bay 9 of the Arras Memorial.

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  • Profile picture for William Mcknight Macphail

    Born 1892

    Died 1917

    British Army S/43069 Private Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

    British Army S/43069 Private Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 2nd