Second Lieutenant William Hamish Chalmers

Regiment: 19th Punjabis
Panel reference: Addenda Panel.
Date published: 09/06/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 13/08/1916
Cemetery: Tehran Memorial, Tehran, Iran
Information: Second Lieutenant William Hamish Chalmers, 19th Punjabis, who was killed in action on April 13th, 1916, was the elder son of the late Mr. John Sheed Chalmers, Aberdeen, and Mrs. Chalmers, Uplands, Breldside, Aberdeenshire, and brother of Mrs. James Gray Kyd, St. Kevin's Park, Dublin. Lieut. Chalmers had been engaged on a frontier Station between Baluchistan and Persia. Early in 1916 German influence was being brought to bear on some of the hill tribes and trouble arose on the frontier. On April 13th Lieutenant Chalmers' Company encountered a hostile force and drove them out of the villages which they had plundered, and on the same day Lieut. Chalmers fell at the head of his Company.