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Ainsley Laird

In memory of:

Sapper Ainsley Laird

March 27, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

503727

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

11th Field Coy. 4th Div.

Additional Information


Born:

July 7, 1892

Son of George T. and Margaret Laird, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IV. J. 4.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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