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James William LAING

Regimental number5803
Place of birthCooma, New South Wales
SchoolLeichhardt Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
Other trainingAgricultural School
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm hand
Address59 Macauley Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W D Laing, 59 Macauley Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death22
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 32), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
37
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Isabella LAING. Native of New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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