William Lawrie likeness

Private William Lawrie

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

William Lawrie grave

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 107 Alexander St, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds 12/10/1916 Somme

Enlisted

Glasgow /11/1915

Employed

with the Co-Op Society

Age

23

Buried / Remembered

Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

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)

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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