Charles Williamson

Charles Williamson
Rank: Private
Service No: 7600
Place of Birth: Inverness
Date of Death: 2/5/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders (2nd Bn)
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

Rutherglen Lore information: Husband of Mrs Williamson, 24 Greenhill Road.
Soldier’s Effects information: Widow Jeanie Williamson.
1891 census information:
Address: Old Inn Buildings, Urquhart.
Father: Donald (39) farm servant, born about 1852 in Rosemarkie, Ross-shire.
Mother: Catherine (32) born about 1859 in Forres.
Brother: Donald (12) born about 1879 in Cromarty.
Sister: Jemima (11) born about 1880 in Cromarty.
Self: Charles (8) born about 1883 in Inverness.
Brother: William John (6) born about 1885 in Kirkhill, Inverness-shire.
Sister: Anabella (4) born about 1887 in Resolis, Ross-shire.
Sister: Catherine (3) born about 1888 in Urquhart.
Sister: Ella Boyden (9 months) born about 1890 in Urquhart.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Camlachie. The family comprises Charles 29, Jeanie 22, Donald 2 and Helen 0.

Nairnshire Telegraph 18/5/1915

Newspaper transcript – Private Charles Williamson, of the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, died in hospital in France on Sunday of last week. On the afternoon previous he had been take to the hospital dangerously wounded. Private Williamson, who was a native of Inverness, was a motorman on the Glasgow Tramways. He resided in Rutherglen, and leaves a widow and four young children.

Evening Times 21/5/1915

Newspaper transcript – Intimation has been received by Mrs Williamson, 24 Greenhill Road, Rutherglen, that her husband, Private Chas. Williamson, of 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, died in Boulogne on 2nd of May from wounds received in action about 25th April. Private Williamson, who was 32 years of age, was called up as a Reservist on the outbreak of hostilities, and had been at the front since the beginning. Five of the twelve years he was with the colours were served in India. Private Williamson was employed as motorman with the Glasgow Corporation Tramways (Dalmarnock Depot), prior to mobilisation. He leaves a widow and four children.

Also commemorated on the Glasgow Corporation Tramways, Dalmarnock Depot memorial.