Private Robert Laidlaw

Private Robert Laidlaw, 8th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. He died on Malta on Active Service, aged 43, on the 22nd July 1944. He had been born in Selkirk in 1901 and was the husband of Edie Laidlaw, 4 Heatherlie Terrace, Selkirk. He had enlisted in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers in 1919 and had served in India, Egypt, China and Palestine. He was in France in 1940 and was evacuated From Dunkirk in June 1940. He was then posted to the 8th Lancasters who were sent in August 1941 to be part of the Garrison and he served there throughout the siege of Malta. He died in the 90th General Hospital at Mtarfa, Malta after 25 years of Service. He is buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery, Malta where his Headstone is inscribed ” At The Going Down Of the Sun And In the Morning We Will Remember Him”.

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