William Laing

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 25120
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: South Wales Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 01.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 4A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1891
  • Place of Birth: Abernethy, Perthshire
  • Address: 150 Lochee Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Stock Taker, James Watson & Co, Distillers, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Matilda Chasser Laing, 150 Lochee Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Laing, 150 Lochee Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Jemima Law Laing, 150 Lochee Rd, Dundee

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Laing

William has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

William Laing   25120   South Wales Borderers


News has come to hand that Private Wm. Laing, South Wales Borderers, previously reported missing, has been killed in action.  Private Laing, who was the elder son of the late Mr and Mrs James Laing, 150 Lochee Road, Dundee, joined the colours in Sept., 1914.  Before enlisting he was employed by Jas. Watson & Co., Ltd., distillers, Dundee, as stock-taker.  Deceased was associated for a long time with St Mary Magdalene’s Cricket Club, and was in his 25th year.

Dundee Courier 16th August 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell and Jim Flood.

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