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30289   Private William Pickering
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 16th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (British Army)
Died: 15/08/1917 (Died)
Age: 27
William Pickering was the son of James and Elizabeth Pickering. He was born about 1890 in Tobermore. Private William Pickering was serving with the 16th Battalion (B Company) of the Highland Light Infantry when he died on Wednesday 15th August 1917. Private Pickering is buried in Glasgow Western Necropolis.The CWGC record Private William Pickering as the son of James and Elizabeth Pickering, of 30 Canal Street, Port Dundas, Glasgow.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Glasgow Western Necropolis
  , Glasgow, 
Grave Ref: Grave P-2580
CWGC Casualty 666324
From the M8 exit at Junction 16 and head north on A 879 Craighall Road. Travel 2.5 miles on this road leading into Saracen Street and Balmore Road . Turn left into Skirska Street then second right on Tresta Road. Through the housing estate the entrance to Western Necropolis is on right hand side past the entrance to St Kentigerns Cemetery at the end of the road.
References and Links
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1 Glasgow Western Necropolis Photo of Private William Pickering's grave
2 National Archives UK Medal card of Private William Pickering can be purchased here
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Pickering's grave can be purchased here
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