This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Eric Moncrieff Laurie
- Date of enlistment: October 1915
- Place of enlistment: Kirkaldy
- Service no: 40185
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 11th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 24.04.1918
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III.E.43.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Forfar
- Address: 1 Lytton Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Laird & Sinclair, Seedsmen & Nurserymen, Dundee
Christina M. Laurie, 1 Lytton St, Blackness Ave, Dundee
George J. Laurie, 1 Lytton St, Blackness Ave, Dundee
More about Eric Moncrieff Laurie
Eric Moncrieff Laurie 40185 Royal Scots
LAURIE___At a casualty Clearing Station, on April 24, 1918, as a result of gunshot wounds, Eric Moncrieff Laurie, Royal Scots, aged 24 years, elder son of George Laurie, Blackness Nursery, Dundee.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 8th May 1918
Private Eric M. Laurie, Royal Scots, elder son of George Laurie, Blackness Nursery, was a former pupil of the Harris Academy. He enlisted in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in October, 1915, and proceeded to the front in September, 1916. Latterly he was attached to the Royal Scots. He was wounded in June last year. Private Laurie, who was 24 years of age, was formerly in the employment of Messrs Laird & Sinclair, seedsmen. A brother is serving with the Gordons in France.
Dundee Courier 9th May 1918
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