This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: June 1916
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 95617
- Rank: Gunner
- Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
- Unit/Ship: Clearing Office
- Place of Death: Manchester
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 25.11.1918
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Barnhill Cemetery, Broughty Ferry
- Grave/Mem Ref no: O.2.337.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 12 Union St, Broughty Ferry
- Occupation: Ploughman at Shank, Kingennie
Agnes Laird (nee Kidd) Muirheads, Carmyllie
Alexander Laird, Muirheads, Carmyllie
David & James K.
Catherine Laird (nee Ireland) 12 Union St, Broughty Ferry
More about Alexander Laird
Alex enlisted in the R.G.A. June 1916. He went to France in December of that year, and died of Pneumonia, the result of gas poisoning on 25th November 1917 at Levenholme Hospital, Manchester. He had 2 brothers who also fell during the Great War, they were, Pte David Laird S/43111, 2nd Battalion, “C” Company, Gordon Highlanders who died of wounds, 13.10.1916 & Pte James K. Laird 33440, 15th Battalion Highland Light Infantry, who was killed in action 29.11.1917.
Alexander Laird 95617 Royal Garrison Artillery
LAIRD___In loving remembrance of Gunner Alexander Laird, who died in Manchester, on 25th November, 1918, beloved husband of Kate Ireland, 12 Union Street, Broughty Ferry.
Dundee People’s Journal 29th November 1919
Information supplied by Gary Thomson. Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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