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Private John Laughran

Tank Corps
Service No: 305152

John Laughran grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Thomas and Ellen Laughran of 9 Manse St, Coatbridge. In his Will dated 03/03/1916 John left the whole of his property and effects to his mother

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 9 Manse St, Coatbridge

Died

Died 27/10/1918

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

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Age

21

Buried / Remembered

Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

During the First World War, Le Treport was an important hospital centre and by July 1916, the town contained three general hospitals (the 3rd, 16th and 2nd Canadian), No.3 Convalescent Depot and Lady Murray's B.R.C.S. Hospital. The 7th Canadian, 47th and 16th USA General Hospitals arrived later, but all of the hospitals had closed by March 1919. As the original military cemetery at Le Treport filled, it became necessary to use the new site at Mont Huon. There are now 2,128 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery and seven from the Second World War. The cemetery also contains more than 200 German war graves.

Additional Information

John died just 2 weeks before the Armistice. John is listed as LOUGHRAN on the Memorial. John was formerly with the Highland Light Infantry (19286). Also remembered on the St Augustines Church Roll of Honour (see photos). Johns grave inscription reads " ETERNAL REST GIVE UNTO HIM O LORD "

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  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping

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