James Laurieston (Lauriston) likeness

  cap badgePrivate James Laurieston (Lauriston)

1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders
Service No: 7003

James Laurieston (Lauriston) grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of James and Mary Nicol Laurieston. Husband of Sarah McCredie Neilson Laurieston (03/04/1879- ) of 18 Alexander St, Coatbridge. They had 2 children, Margaret (18/09/1909- ) and James (16/01/1911- ). James' younger brother Private Thomas Laurieston (8993) of 'C' Company, 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry fell on the 29/09/1918 just over 4 years after his brother. Thomas was married to Mary Laurieston and had 2 children, James and Thomas. From the 1891 Census - Address - 15 Quarry Rd, Airdrie - James Lauriston aged 37, Mary Lauriston aged 36, Maggie Lauriston aged 12, James Lauriston aged 9, John Lauriston aged 7, Archibald Lauriston aged 5, Thomas Lauriston aged 3, William Lauriston aged 1. From the 1901 Census - Address - 45 Cairnhill Rd, Airdrie - James Lawriston aged 48, Mary Lawriston aged 46, Maggie Lawriston aged 22, Archie Lawriston aged 15, Tom Lawriston aged 13, William Lawriston aged 11, Peter Lawriston aged 6, Nicol Lawriston aged 3. James' wife Sarah was awarded his Pension on the 03/06/1915. His brother Thomas' wife Mary of 8q High St, Airdrie was awarded his Pension on the 24/04/1919.

Born / Resided

Airdrie / 18 Alexander St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 14/09/1914

Enlisted

Glasgow 1914

Employed

Coatbridge Post Office / Reservist

Age

32

Buried / Remembered

Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Extension was made after the Armistice for the burial of remains brought in from the battlefields of the Aisne and from the smaller cemeteries in the surrounding countryside. There are just over 1,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The majority of them died in 1918; most of the rest died in September, 1914. Included the total figure are 6 soldiers of the United Kingdom whose identity had been established with reasonable, but not absolute certainty and who are commemorated by special memorial headstones bearing the superscription 'Believed to be', and 26 soldiers of the United Kingdom and 5 of Canada whose graves could be identified collectively but not individually and who are commemorated by special memorial headstones bearing the superscription 'Buried near this spot'.

Additional Information

James was Killed in Action during the successful Allied campaign which stopped the Germans capturing Paris. The surnames of the 2 brothers are spelt differently on their Headstones and both are listed as Lauriston on the Coatbridge and Airdrie Memorials. Main Grave photo donated by Mick McCann at the britishwargraves.co.uk. There are just over 1,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in the Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension. The majority of them died in 1918; most of the rest died in September, 1914. Included the total figure are 6 soldiers of the United Kingdom whose identity had been established with reasonable, but not absolute certainty and who are commemorated by special memorial headstones bearing the superscription 'Believed to be', and 26 soldiers of the United Kingdom and 5 of Canada whose graves could be identified collectively but not individually and who are commemorated by special memorial headstones bearing the superscription 'Buried near this spot'. James is also remembered on the Coatbridge Technical College and Middle United Free Churches Rolls of Honour (see photos). James was buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension. His name was originally on the La Ferte Memorial (see photos for burial form, family verification form and La Ferte Memorial Panel List). See photos for James' Medal Index Card, his brother Thomas' name on the Airdrie Memorial, the Airdrie Memorial, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, another photo of James' Grave, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, the Cameron Highlanders Cap Badge, his Pension Records x 3, James' brother Thomas' Grave at Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epethy, France, Thomas' Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Pension Record and a photo of his resting place at Pigeon Ravine Cemetery.

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Comments
This is my great great grandfather, thanks for the information
Nicola fallon, Coatbridge , 10/12/2019 3:48PM

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