Corporal WILLIAM BLACK (photo added)

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Rank Corporal
Forenames WILLIAM
Surname BLACK (photo added)
Initials W
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Friday, 14 June 1940 to Sunday, 16 June 1940
Age 27
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 3313195
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 5 Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration PORTES CHURCHYARD
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location Grave 5.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Family Details Unknown

Additional Information



WILLIAM BLACK was born in Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. He lived at 322 McAslin Street, Townhead, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, before joining the Army.


He stayed with his parents, brothers and sisters and never married or had any children. His two brother James and Michael Black also served in hte armed forces during the Second World War, his brother James in a tank regiment. WILLIAM BLACK's interests included electronics and making things.1



1. Additional information, kindly provided by Jeanie Black, great niece of Corporal William Black.


Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Jeanie Black, great niece of Corporal William Black.
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: Jeanie Black, great niece of Corporal William Black.



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Jeanie Black

Uncle William, forever in our hearts <3

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Hamilton / scotland

Sharon Leabody ward

Keep watching over us uncle William xxxx

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014