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Regimental number4455
Place of birthKilmarnock, Ayrshire
Place of birthAryshire, Scotland
SchoolMuir Public School, Larkhall
Age on arrival in Australia44
Addressc/o John Mackay, Blackstan via Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinBrother, Wiliam Laird, 45 Drygate Street, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed 8 years in the Territorials.
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 30 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of wounds at sea 10 April 1916
Place of death or woundingDied at Sea
Age at death46
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth LAIRD
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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