William Speirs

William Speirs
Service No: 8507
Place of Birth: Rutherglen
Date of Death: 20/1/1916
Theatre of Death: Asiatic Theatres
Age: 17
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders (1st Bn)
Cemetery: Basra Memorial
Additional information: Son of William and Martha Crosson Speirs, 21 Boden Street, Bridgeton.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs and Mrs Speirs, 21 Baden Street, Bridgeton.
Soldier’s Effects information: Mother Martha Crossan Speirs.
1901 census information:
Address: 15 Spittal Row, Rutherglen.
Father: William (37) coal miner , born about 1864 in Renfrewshire.
Mother: Martha (29) born about 1866 in Whitburn.
Sister: Martha (9) born about 1892 in Rutherglen.
Brother: James (7) born about 1894 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Allison (4) born about 1897 in Rutherglen.
Self: William (3) born about 1898 in Rutherglen.

Evening Times 16/2/1916

Newspaper transcript – Mr and Mrs W Speirs, 21 Boden Street, Bridgeton, have received information of the death of their son Private William Speirs of the Seaforth Highlanders. He was killed at the Persian Gulf ?. He was previously employed at the Reformer, ?, Rutherglen.