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Re: wanting to find info on my grtgrandads (ohn laidlaw) time in thr=e army in the o
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 15 July 17 18:49 BST (UK) »
thsnk youmaxd this is so kind and much appreciated!
Scotlandorkney flett bell, strickland laird traillcalqahoun.
Lanark/Argyll/Renfrew/Ayr:Smith, Steele,Kirkwood,Hamilton,May,orO'mayscott and anderso, craig , forbes taggart Kirkwood, milloy and steel apart ftom others which are numerous, graham mcilroy. stewart.brown batton
Edinburgh/Aberdeen:portsea marsh,brownwhittcomb and others. to numerous to mentionweymouth frank.  Laidlaw,Brown,Dean//Charles/Hall/Slight/Johnston belgium loquet

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In case anyone else is interested, from his two sets of service records, medal records (Boer War and Great War) and other snippets, I have been able to pass Marcie a summary of John Laidlaw's fine record of service.  His first period comprised active service from 1891 to 1902 (marred only by a short spell on the run) with the 11th Hussars at home, in India and in the Boer War (where he served with the 8th Hussars and the Imperial Light Horse) and then on the reserve until 1911.  He joined again right at the beginning of the Great War and by September 1914 was in France, eventually with the 18th Hussars.  From mid 1916, as a result of a C2 medical assessment, he served at home, briefly in the Labour Corps and from mid 1917 in the Army Service Corps, being discharged in March 1919. Pretty impressive service for his country.

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thanx maxd:I owe you a tipple this is so good, havent had mich luck finding out much about how he came ito this world beforewilliam and margaret anne laing.
Scotlandorkney flett bell, strickland laird traillcalqahoun.
Lanark/Argyll/Renfrew/Ayr:Smith, Steele,Kirkwood,Hamilton,May,orO'mayscott and anderso, craig , forbes taggart Kirkwood, milloy and steel apart ftom others which are numerous, graham mcilroy. stewart.brown batton
Edinburgh/Aberdeen:portsea marsh,brownwhittcomb and others. to numerous to mentionweymouth frank.  Laidlaw,Brown,Dean//Charles/Hall/Slight/Johnston belgium loquet

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You are welcome Marcie but I'll stick to the purely military side of things which I'm better at than family trees!  Good luck

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I think john, having been adopted by this couple william and margaret probably thought that it would be a nice thing to do, naming his son after willliam's son, but the boy actually died on the first anniversary day of their wedding, how awful is that so happy to be together, only for that to happen, marjory was already pregnant when they married, she was 19 and ran the families greengrocer shop in 32 giles street edinburgh, no longer there of course, he was 32 which is why quite quickly after that she fell pregnant again  as you are aware they had 5 daughters and three other sons including my grandad robert clermiston brown laidlaw born 1908 4th aug. died aged 74
Scotlandorkney flett bell, strickland laird traillcalqahoun.
Lanark/Argyll/Renfrew/Ayr:Smith, Steele,Kirkwood,Hamilton,May,orO'mayscott and anderso, craig , forbes taggart Kirkwood, milloy and steel apart ftom others which are numerous, graham mcilroy. stewart.brown batton
Edinburgh/Aberdeen:portsea marsh,brownwhittcomb and others. to numerous to mentionweymouth frank.  Laidlaw,Brown,Dean//Charles/Hall/Slight/Johnston belgium loquet