In Memory of


4th Reserve Bn., Gordon Highlanders
who died on
Tuesday, 16th July 1918. Age 25

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William Stephen, Pte, 4 GH, Weets
His widow Barbara Bisset d 1953 age 63, daughter Jane d 1920 age 7. Interred Kennethmont CY (Old), headstone

William died at The City Hospital, Morningside, Edinburgh. Cause of death - Cerebro Spinal Meningitis

Son Allan Bisset Stephen baptised Kennethmont Dec 29 1918, father F svt, Weets

Enlisted, died, served at Home

No medal entitlement for Home service.

The letter S prefixing the service number indicates a wartime enlistment.

The 3/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders was formed in May 1915. On 8/4/1916 it became the 4th (Reserve) Battalion and was stationed in Scotland throughout the War
This battalion eventually absorbed the 5th and 6th Reserve Battalions..

Service Notes
3/4th ,3/5th, 3/6th and 3/7th Battalions Gordon Highlanders

Formed February 1915, 3/4th and the others in May 1915.
November 1915 moved to Ripon.
8/4/1916 the Battalions were all amalgamated as 4th Reserve Battalion.
February 1918 in Edinburgh.
September 1918 in Kilmarnock.
Furnished replacements for the Service Battalions and were part
of the Forth Garrison.

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: KENNETHMONT OLD (OR KINNETHMONT) CEMETERY, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
East. A. 188.


The grave of Wm Stephen

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