- Last Name
- First Names
- North Merchiston
- Date of Death
- 16th September 1918
- Seaforth Highlanders
- Lance Corporal
- Biographical information
William Lyon Forwell was the son of Henry and Margaret Forwell, of 14, Duddingston Park, Portobello, Edinburgh. He enlisted in 1914.
As yet, we do not have a photograph of William, however we found a commemoration stone in North Merchiston Cemetery and attach a photo of this.
The text on the stone is: “Sacred to the memory of L.Cpl. Wm. Lyon Forwell, Edinburgh, Scotland. Batt. 8th Seaforth Highlanders. Died at Trier P.O.War 16th September 1918. Age 20. Interred at Cologne. St Jn II:25. Rev XXII:12. Erected by his parents 1st September 1922.”
He died at the age of 20 and his name was on the WW1 memorial at North Merchiston Church.