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Patrick James Stevenson Laing

In memory of:

Lieutenant Patrick James Stevenson Laing

August 18, 1917

Military Service


Age:

36

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

"C" Coy. 19th Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Additional Information


Son of James Mackie Laing and Janet Comb Laing, of Edinburgh, Scotland. Native of Coupar Angus, Perthshire.

Commemorated on Page 270 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. D. 37.

Location:

Sains-en-Gohelle is a mining village 20 kilometres north of Arras on the road to Bethune. Fosse No.10 is a pithead and group of miners' houses south of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Medals– Some of the medals awarded to Lieut. Laing DCM. Awarded the DCM for gallantry at the Somme: "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his men in the attack with great courage and determination, and set a splendid example throughout". 

Laing was killed at Hill 70 on August 18, 1917.
  • Group Photo– A remarkable image showing Sjt. Laing (on right) taken in Toronto at Exhibition Camp in November 1914.
  • Letter– reverse view of photo showing letter written by Sjt. Laing.

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