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George Laing

In memory of:

Private George Laing

February 15, 1916
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force


179th Bn.

Additional Information


November 29, 1886
Coldingham, United Kingdom


November 19, 1915
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of James and Jane White Laing, of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 115 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Manitoba, Canada

Grave Reference:

Mil. 21.


The cemetery is located immediately west of the Red River College, at 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. During the First World War, Winnipeg was the headquarters of No 10 Military District and it contained six military hospitals of 972 beds. Air force and army training camps were established in the area during the Second World War, with No 103 Canadian Army Basic Training Centre at Fort Garry. Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery contains 299 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 149 from the Second World War, most of them in the special military plot.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Private George Laing -  Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force 179th Bn. Son of Jane White Laing, of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and James Laing. Died of Jaundice in the Winnipeg General Hospital.

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