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William Stewart Swan DCM1

M, #16789, b. 28 April 1884, d. 29 December 1930
Last Edited: 8 Nov 2020
  • Birth*: William Stewart Swan DCM was born on 28 April 1884 at Mains, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1,2
  • Marriage*: He married Alice Paterson, daughter of James Law Paterson baker and Alice Murray jute weaver, on Friday, 16 February 1912 at Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1
  • Death*: William Stewart Swan DCM died on 29 December 1930 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , at age 46.1,2
  • Military Service: William Stewart Swan DCM served with the Royal Highlanders between 30 November 1900 and 29 November 1908.
  • Military Service*: William Stewart Swan DCM served with the Royal Highlanders between 1914 and 1920 DCM
    Acting Sergeant W Swan, 1st Batallion Royal Highlanders (LG 1 April 1915)
    For Gallant cpnduct at Givenchy when he led three men into a house and capturred five Germans.1,3
  • Photograph*: William Stewart Swan DCM and Alice Paterson are in this photograph taken after 2011 at Headstone, Balgay Cemetery, Glamis Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with William Stewart Swan, Walter Swan, Alice Noble Swan, Richard Stewart Swan, Margaret Stewart Swan, Doris Swan, Elizabeth Swan, Sheila Swan and Patricia Stewart Swan In loving memory of our Grandparents William Stewart Swan D C M 20 April 1885 - 29 Dev 1930
    Alice Paterson 9 Oct 1889 - 29 Nov 1982
    Their Children
    Willie 1912- 1950
    Walter 1913-1980
    Alice (Tib) 1914-2005
    Dick 1916-1996
    Margaret (Myra) 1919-1998
    Doris 1922-2008
    Betty 1926-2002
    Sheila 1928-1995
    Patricia 1931-2011.2
    Swan Headstone, Bagay Cemetery, Dundee


Alice Paterson b. 9 Oct 1889, d. 29 Nov 1982


William Stewart Swan5 b. 18 Feb 1912, d. 1950
Walter Swan5 b. 14 Apr 1913, d. 1980
Alice Noble Swan5 b. 13 Oct 1914, d. 2005
Richard Stewart Swan5 b. 10 Jan 1916, d. 1996
Margaret Stewart Swan1 b. 1919, d. 1998
Doris Swan1 b. 1922, d. 2008
Elizabeth Swan1 b. 1926, d. 2002
Sheila Swan1 b. 1928, d. 1995
Patricia Stewart Swan1 b. 1931, d. 2011


  1. [S47] Ancestry.com Ancestry Public Member Trees, Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2006;, Ancestry member RWS Miller1 [Jun 2020].
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com Ancestry Public Member Trees Ancestry member RWS Miller1 Headstone photo [Jun 2020].
  3. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) W. Swan UK, Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1920
    UK, Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1920 for W. Swan [Jun 2020].
  4. Ancestry Member trees RWS Miller1 photo
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 [Jun 2020].