William Thomas Nisbet
Service No: 120684
Place of Birth: Milngavie, Dumbartonshire.
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery (275th Siege Bty.)
Cemetery: The Huts Cemetery
Additional information: Son of James and Jane Nisbet of Milngavie, Glasgow; husband of Marion Spark Nisbet of 350 Allison Street, Glasgow.
Soldier’s effects information: Wife Marion S Nisbet.
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour information: s. of James Nisbet, of Drumclog, Milngavie, Farmer by his wife Jane dau. of William Thom; b. Milngavie 14 Dec 1883; educ. Public school there; was Manager with Mr. Warnock, Butcher of Rutherglen: enlisted 18 Sept. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 22 March and was killed in action at Dickebusche near Ypres 22 Aug. 1917. Buried in the Huts Military Cemetery there. His Major wrote: “Your husband was hit by splinters from a shell, which exploded near by whilst at work preparing the men’s dinner and his wounds were of such a nature that he expired soon after from the effects of them. He was a general favourite with all who knew him in his battery and they have erected a cross to the memory of their lost comrade.” He m. at Glasgow 21 April 1914, Marion Spark (38 Cathcart Road, Rutherglen), dau. of Thomas Robertson, and had a son James b. 6 Jan 1916.
1901 census information:
Address: 11 Main Street, Milngavie.
Father: James (51) surfaceman, born about 1850 in Cadder.
Mother: Jane (49) born about 1852 in Cadder.
Sister: Mary (24) dye worker, born about 1877 in Campsie.
Sister: Jessie (23) dye worker, born about 1877 in New Kilpatrick.
Self: Willie (17) postman, born about 1884 in Milngavie.
Brother: Samuel (15) telegraph boy, born about 1886 in Milngavie.
Sister: Lily (14) laundry worker, born about 1887 in Milngavie.
Brother: John (12) born about 1889 in Milngavie.
Sister: Maggie (9) born about 1892 in Milngavie.