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Laing, J.A., Pte., 1916
In Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 15275 Private J.A. Laing, serving with the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who died 31/08/1916.

Eddie Castling & Andrew O’Sullivan have submitted the following:
LAING, John Archibald
Born 1896/7, in Invernessshire.
In 1911, he lived at 27 Prison Quarters, Durham with father John, mother Jessie, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. His father was a Prison Warder.
On CWGC entry, his parents’ address is given as Cross House, Neville’s Cross.
He was a pupil at Durham Johnston School
In active service he was a Private in 72nd Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) attached to Camerons (Regmtl no 15275).
He died 31/08/1916, aged 19.
Medal: British Defence Medal, Victory Meal

He is remembered in Durham on D47.025, D47.034, D47.050, D47.054, D47.083 and D47.125

The CWGC entry for Private Laing

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