Galloway News – June 4th 1938.
We regret to record the death on Thursday, in his residence in St Mary’s Place, of Mr William Law, retired watchmaker, a well-known and highly esteemed personality. Deceased, who was in his eighty-first year, was able to go about until recently, but he contracted a serious illness about a fortnight ago. He was a son of the late Mr William Law, a member of a family of well-known clockmakers in the district whose brother, also a clockmaker, was resident in Castle Douglas. Deceased was a native of Kirkcudbright, and was well known for his sterling qualities. He was the trusted employee of the late Mr James McSkimming, watchmaker, St Mary’s Street, Kirkcudbright, and also of his son Mr James McSkimming, jun., only retiring a few years ago.
Of a quiet and unassuming disposition, deceased did not take a prominent part in the affairs of the Royal Burgh. He was for many years a member of the old Galloway Rifles, and was present at the famous “Wet Review”. He was a devout member of St Mary’s Church and member of the choir for many years. The funeral took place to St Cuthbert’s Churchyard on Saturday, and was largely attended