Private William Mitchell

Private William Russell Campbell Mitchell, 4th ( Reserve ( Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. He died at Home on Service from influenza, aged 18, on the 24th October 1918. He had been born in Selkirk in 1900 and was the son of William and Annie Mitchell of Heath Park House, Selkirk. He was working as a clerk in a Solicitor’s office in Selkirk when he enlisted in Summer 1918. He was in training in Fife when he contracted influenza and died in the War Hospital in Dundee. He is buried in Selkirk Cemetery.

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