James William LAING

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LAING, James William

Service Number: 5803
Enlisted: 3 January 1916, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Leichardt Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Killed in action, France, 30 December 1916
Cemetery: Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers
Plot 1, Row B, Grave 32 Headstone inscription reads: A beautiful memory left behind and duty nobly done
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leichhardt War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5803, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
3 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5803, 3rd Infantry Battalion
3 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5803, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William D. and Isabella Laing of 59 Macauley Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW

First page of Attestation paper states he enlisted on the 3 January 1916 but later in the Attestation paper it states that the enlistment date was 17 January 1916

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal