William attested, and was embodied into the 3/2nd Lowland Field Ambulance, on 1st June 1915. He was 19 years and 5 months old; was a Hairdresser by trade; and was living at 102 Paisley Road West, Glasgow at the time. He embarked at Portland on 7th September 1915, then disembarking on the 19th entered the war in Gallipoli, joining the 1/2nd Lowland Field Ambulance in the field. He was admitted sick into No 11 Casualty Clearing Station on 14th October, and again admitted into No 24 Casualty Clearing Station on 5th November suffering with dysentery. He re-joined his unit at Gallipoli on 21st November. On 22nd January 1916 he arrived in Alexandria. On 10th April 1918, he embarked on H.M.S. ‘Caledonia’ with the 1/2nd Lowland Field Ambulance and headed for France, disembarking at Marseilles on 17th. *About 4.00 a.m. on 27th May 1918 the enemy started to shell St Eloi, with the first shell landing on one of the huts occupied by the personnel of this unit. This incident resulted in 10 O/Rs being slightly wounded, 6 O/Rs being severely wounded, 10 O/Rs were instantaneously killed, and 5 O/Rs died from wounds. (*Taken from Unit war diary, kindly provided by Sam Biles) William was one of the 10 instantaneously killed. He was the son of Nathaniel and Williamina Summers of Glasgow.