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Private James Laurieston

1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders
Service No: 7003

James Laurieston grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of James and Mary Nicol Laurieston. Husband of Sarah Laurieston of 18 Alexander St, Coatbridge. James` brother Private Thomas Laurieston of the 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry fell on the 29/09/1918. Thomas is remembered on the Airdrie War Memorial (see photos). The brothers name is listed as Lauriston on both Memorials but Laurieston with the CWGC, James` grave.

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. Also remembered on the Coatbridge Technical College and Middle United Free Churches Rolls of Honour (see photos). James was reburied in Chauny Cemetery (see photos for reburial form and family verification form)

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