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Charles Laird

2353 Private

‘A’ Company 1/7th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 26.4.15

Buried: White House Cemetery IV.A.45

Family History: Son of Charles and Maria Laird, Wilson’s Buildings, Main Street, Stenhousemuir. He had two sisters. He was employed as a gratefitter by the Carron Iron Company before he enlisted on 7th September 1914. He also played right back for Stenhousemuir Hawthorn F.C.

His body was exhumed from Cottage Garden Cemetery at St Jean after the war and reburied at White House Cemetery.

The action leading to his death

See ‘25 April 1915 - The 7th Argyll's Have Made a Name that will Never Be Forgotten’ for full details of the action on 25 April.

He died of his wounds. In a letter to his parents a friend wrote that he had been shot in the stomach on April 25 and died bravely, adding that he was a good soldier and one to be proud of.

Medals Awarded

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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