William Wallace Easton


Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
He is remembered with honour on the Scottish National War Memorial, the Old Parish Church memorial and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 4 Line 42.

The family home was at 37, Sinclair Street, Helensburgh
The son of William Wallace Easton F.S.Sc. and Mrs Mary Dixton Easton (nee McChristie).
Siblings: William had three sisters, Mary, Connie and Millie.

William Easton was born in the family home (and dental consulting rooms) at 37 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, where his father was a dental surgeon. 

William first enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1914 at the age of 15. Later he was attached to the Seaforth Highlanders, (Service no. 235395).
William was wounded at the battle of Bapaume and was discharged from the Perth Depot on 1st September, 1919. He died 4 days later from an infection.
He was buried at Helensburgh Cemetery aged 20 years. He was awarded the Silver War Badge, B293464.