William Pepper

William Pepper
Rank: Private
Service No: 14451
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 25/06/1916
Theatre of Death: F&F
Royal Scots 13th Bn.
Bethune Town Cemetery

Rutherglen Lore information: Husband of Mrs. Pepper, 71 Mill Street, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s effects information: Widow Mary Pepper (nee Stirling)  and children.
1901 census information:
Address: 71 Mill Street, Rutherglen.
Father: William (51) wood stainer, born about 1850 in Ireland.
Mother: Sarah (48) born about 1853 in Ireland.
Self: William (18) paper maker,  born about 1883 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Sarah (16) power loom weaver, born about 1885 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Agnes (7) born about 1894 in Rutherglen.
1911 census information:
The family are living in Rutherglen. The family comprises William 28, Mary 28, William 5, John 2 also living with the family are William’s mother Sarah 58 and sister Sarah 26.

Evening Times 14/7/1916

Newspaper transcript – Mrs Pepper, 71 Mill Street, Rutherglen, has received official intimation that her husband, Private William Pepper, Royal Scots, was killed in action on June 24. Private Pepper, who was 33 years of age, prior to enlisting was employed by Stewarts and Lloyds, Glasgow. He leaves a widow and four children.

Also commemorated on the memorial in Rutherglen Old Parish Church.

William’s son Robert died in WWII on the 30 Nov 1942 in Italy.