Alexander Laidlaw

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/3506
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 16
  • Date of Death: 09.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh
  • Address: 11 Kincardine Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Van Driver
  • Mother:

    Emma Laidlaw, 11 Kincardine St, Dundee

  • Father:

    W. Laidlaw

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Laidlaw

Alex has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. He was killed in action, and was only 16 years old at the time of his death.


Mrs Laidlaw, 11 Kincardine Street, Dundee, would be grateful for any news regarding her son, Lance-Corporal Alex Laidlaw, 1st Black Watch, who is officially reported as missing since 9th May.  Lance Corporal Laidlaw is only 16 years of age, and he enlisted shortly after war broke out.  He was an enthusiastic Boy Scout, having been a member of the 8th (Dundee) Troop.  He was formerly employed with a baker in the city as a van driver.

Dundee Courier 5th August 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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