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James LAING

Regimental number5134
Place of birthForfar, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressEast Greta, Post Office, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Laing, 55 Foster Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie LAING. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 December 1937
Age at death48
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, New South Wales

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