There is some confusion about this man. Fitters helper in the Glen Yard of Hamilton & Co. Born in the Bouverie but moved to Belfast. His name is on the Port Glasgow War Memorial but he isn't on CWGC or SNWM. Is he possibly the same man as James Shields?
31st March 1916
Rfn William Baillie, 17/1801. Reported by the Belfast Telegraph as having been wounded in the shoulder and knee. “The parents of Rifleman Wm. Baillie, Royal Irish Rifles, who reside at 12 Norwood Street, Belfast, have been officially informed that their son has been wounded in the shoulder and knee. He is a member of the Belfast Purple Star L.O.L. 1189, the South Belfast Regiment U.V.F., and also William Johnston Memorial Lodge I.O.G.T. Before the war Rifleman Baillie was in the employment of the Monarch Laundry as vanman. He was trained at Ballykinler.” A subsequent report in the same newspaper, 8th April, reports the William Baillie, who resides with his wife at 18 Constance Street, Belfast, had died of wounds received in action, although no confirmation of this can be found.