William Allan

William Allan
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 1819
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Date of Death: 13/08/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (11th Bn.)
Cemetery: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue

Soldier’s Effects information: Sister Mrs. Isabella H R Brisbane.
1901 census information:
Address: 80 Mill Street, Bridgeton
Father: James (60) joiner, born about 1841 in Millport.
Mother: Bella R (56) born about 1845 in Glasgow.
Sister: Magaret H (27) draper’s assistant, born in Glasgow.
Brother: James  (25)  bookkeeper, born about 1876 in Glasgow.
Sister: Jessie M (23) curtain tasseller, born about 1878 in Glasgow.
Sister: Bella H R (21) curtain tasseller, born about 1880 in Glasgow.
Self: William (19) warehouseman, born about 1882 in Glasgow.
Brother: Adam (18) clerk, born about 1883 in Glasgow.

Evening Times 28/8/1915

Newspaper transcript – Mr James Allan, c/o Johnston, 34 Finlay Drive, Dennistoun, has received official intimation that his son, Lance-Corporal William Allan, 11th H.L.I., was killed in action in France on August 13th. Immediately prior to joining the Army he was employed with Messrs Stewart, Moir and Muir, and previous, to that with Messrs John Brown and Sons – both of Glasgow. He was well known as a swimmer, having been captain of the Eastern Swimming Club.

Daily Record 11/9/1915

Newspaper transcript – Intelligence has been received by Mr. Allan, 92 Stonelaw Road, Rutherglen, of the death of his son, Lance-Corporal Wm. Allan, who was killed along with three comrades while in a dug-out.
A shell from the enemy burst in the dug-out, killing the four soldiers, death in each case being instantaneous. Allan, who was very popular in his regiment, was well known in Rutherglen.