Private James Laidlaw

Private James C. Laidlaw, 1st Battalion, Natal Mounted Rifles, South African Forces. He was killed by shellfire, aged 31, near Tobruk in the Western Desert on 14th June 1942 and is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt. He had been born in Morebattle  and before enlisting he had been a bricklayer. The Regiment operated the Sherman Tank.

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