William Campbell Sloan

William Campbell Sloan

Rank: Private
Service No: 2229
Place of Birth: Bellshill
Date of Death: 12/9/1915
Theatre of Death: Balkan
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (7th Bn)
Cemetery: Helles Memorial

Rutherglen Lore information: Sons of Mr and Mrs Sloan, 4 Barnflat Street, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Stepmother Margaret J Sloan.
1901 census information:
Address: Waddell’s Land, Bellshill
Father: Alexander Stain (34), coal miner, born about 1867 in Ireland.
Sister: Margaret B (11) born about 1890 in Newton.
Sister: Mary S (10) born about 1891 in Newton.
Self: William C  (5) born about 1896 in Bellshill.
Sister: Jessie W D (3) born about 1898 in Bellshill.
1911 census information: The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises Alexander (44) Margaret Jane (36), William (14), Jessie (13), Sarah (8), John (6), Jane (5) and Ruth (3). Also living with them is Alexander’s father John (86).

The following appeared in the Glasgow Evening Times on 25th September 1915 – Mr and Mrs Alexander Sloan, 4 Barnflat Street, Ruthergland have receive official intimation of the death of their eldest son, William Campbell Sloan, at the Dardanelles. He was wounded on September 2 and died on the 12th. He joined the 7th H.L.I. at the beginning of the war ? the Dardanelles in May of this year. He was an apprentice plumber with Messrs. Rankin and Sons, 20 years of age and was much respected by all who knew him.