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dhubthaigh
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:18 pm    Post subject: ALEXANDER LAIRD Reply with quote

ALEXANDER LAIRD Pvt. 7094 Scottish Rifles 4th Battalion DISCHARGED 14th January 1916 CAUSE Phthisis DIED 3rd April 1918
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barrhead news 1918 Death notice Has 12th April at Darnley cottage Hospital death of Alexander Laird Late of Cameronians and formally of Neilston: Note also see report below.1915 April 2nd gives article on false reports of the death of a Neilston soldier Pte Alex Laird 1st camerions native of village reported killed at front this was incorrect as he was in hospital in France with a sprained ankle. Note four Laird brothers in action James Laird 2nd of he A&SH(Wounded in action 21st Oct 1914) ~John Laird Kitchener's Army.......Alex Laird 1st Cameronians~ William Laird Came home from India and proceeded to France with the expeditionary force-Alex Laird Scottish rifles on the silver badge list badge number 40921 Reg number 7094 discharged 14/1/1916 with wounds para 392 xv1 kings regs- He worked as a general labourer (Dye works)prior to war… brother of John. Brother James who survived war signed death cert 4th April 1918 of 46 Gryffe Grds Houston : Parents James John William Laird and Agnes Laird. France from 3/12/14 to wounded in Action 15/5/15 Gun Shot wound left arm at Armenteries Northern France during the battle of Festubert; Also Disability report gives Tuberculosis of lung 29/10/1917. Alex stated he he reported sick with cough while in the trenches early 1915 was treated but kept on duty. He was wounded May 1915 GSW left arm that seems to have shattered his elbow. He returned to UK was admitted to Hosp and complained of cough while there, He returned to service at Fort Matillda but being unable for duty because of arm container- was sent home unfit for duty. Dr WP Pride sent a letter to army on behalf of Alex applying for full disability pension. Commemorated on Neilston War Memorial
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added to CWGC on 21/01/2017

LAIRD, Alexander
Private 7094
4 Bn, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Died 03.04.18 Age 22
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this mean Alex Laird will get a Military stone? He is presently lying in a unmarked grave in Neilston

Matt
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

neilston wrote:
Does this mean Alex Laird will get a Military stone? He is presently lying in a unmarked grave in Neilston

Matt


Yes, the IFCP team have obtained the relevant documentation so a stone should be erecetd in due course.

Mark
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's Magic Mark, I managed to get the details of the lads grave and passed This onto John Houston, The Family members will be over the moon that 99 years on Young Alex is to be finally commemorated.

Thanks for all the work you guys do
Cheers Matt
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt,

It might take a while to have the work completed but keep us updated on the outcome.

Thanks

Mark
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Barrhead news takes up our cause to get Neilston Soldier Alex laird commemorated as a victim of World War One 99 years after his death.

http://www.barrheadnews.com/news/15078443.Neilston_soldier__39_s_unmarked_grave_to_be_recognised/
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Alex LAIRD Reply with quote

Dear Mr Drennan,
I am writing further to your correspondence with our Enquiries team regarding the grave of Private Alexander Laird in Neilston Cemetery. We have now received the necessary permissions from the cemetery authority to install a standard war pattern Commission headstone on the grave.
We wish to make contact with direct relatives of Private Laird before proceeding further and I understand you have contact details? I would be grateful if you could provide me with these and also clarify the relationship to Private Laird.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Regards
Mo
Mo Russell
Technical Administrator, Plans and Support UKNA
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
2 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7DX, United Kingdom;
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to the Scottish Military research group for all you help ! I am over the moon with this result

Cheers Matt
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news Matt.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes all the researching and head scratching worthwhile.

Well done!

Anne Very Happy
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