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Private William Lawrie

11th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Service No: s / 14708

William Lawrie grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of William Morton and Agnes Alexander Lawrie of 107 Alexander St, Coatbridge. Williams father was an engine fitter and his mother was English. William was the eldest of the 3 Lawrie brothers who fell. He also had 4 sisters one of whom Jeannie was a teacher in Coatdyke School. His brothers were Lance Corporal Alexander of the 9th Battalion Black Watch who was Killed in Action on the 31/07/1917 and Signalman John of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who drowned on the 24/11/1916 (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 107 Alexander St, Coatbridge


Died of Wounds 12/10/1916 Somme


Glasgow /11/1915


with the Co-Op Society



Buried / Remembered

Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Field ambulances used the Communal Cemetery for Commonwealth burials from September 1915 to August 1916, and again during the German advance of March 1918. It contains 127 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

Additional Information

William Died of Wounds received in the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme. All 3 Lawrie brothers died within 9 months of each other. I personally placed a Poppy at Williams resting place in 2010 to all 3 brothers as William is the only one with a grave (see main grave photo). Also remembered on the Coats Parish Church Roll of Honour and at the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos). Williams grave inscription reads " FONDLY REMEMBERED BY THOSE WHO LOVED HIM BEST "

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