A BID to compile detailed tributes to hundreds of Commonwealth soldiers from the Second World War is appealing to Bankies for help.

A work group from the Overloon War Cemetery in the Netherlands, located near the River Meuse and the Dutch-German border, is looking to compile records of the 265 Commonwealth soldiers, 15 airmen and one Dutch national buried there.

They contacted Clydebank Local History Society in hopes of finding surviving relatives of William Tannock.

William - possibly known as Will, Willie, Bill or Billy - served as a corporal in the first battalion of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers. He was born in 1923 in Clydebank and died on November 18, 1944 during the Battle of Overloon.

The Overloon cemetery working group is looking for photos and a story behind each of the men who “fought and died for our freedom, especially for generations to come”, they told local historians.

They said: “Unfortunately there is very little information about William and we have so far been unsuccessful in finding relatives.

“If you have any information about William Tannock or his relatives, or about who could help us further, our group would be very happy if you could share that with us or forward the contact information.

“Our working group, which consists solely of volunteers, believes it is important that through our search for the personal story of the fallen soldiers in Overloon, we can convey the value of peace, especially for generations to come.”

Anyone with information on William can contact aavnicole@gmail.com. William’s details are available at nl.findagrave.com/memorial/18394913/william-tannock.