Alexander Laird

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: June 1916
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 95617
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 12 Union St, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation: Ploughman at Shank, Kingennie
  • Mother:

    Agnes Laird (nee Kidd) Muirheads, Carmyllie

  • Father:

    Alexander Laird, Muirheads, Carmyllie

  • Siblings:

    David & James K.

  • Spouse:

    Catherine Laird (nee Ireland) 12 Union St, Broughty Ferry

  • Children:

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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