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Name Laidler Frederick John
Army number 4457026
Rank L/Cpl Piper
Date of birth Born 1919/20.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date as yet. Posted ? 9th Bn DLI. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, posted 1 TS. Served BEF. KILLED in ACTION 20/5/40, Authority:- R. Records.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Piper.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40
Home address Son of Frederick and Margaret Laidler, Gosforth. Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row E, Grave 6, BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 1TS
Lance-Corporal Piper Laidler is commemorated on the following War Memorials within the archive of the North East War Memorials Project as follows:-
Heaton Grammar School - click [here]
Heaton St Gabriel's Church - click []
During the Research Visit to Northern France a visit was paid to the BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY on the Anniversary of the Battle for Ficheux and Mercatel (20th May) and the opportunity was taken to play the CD track "Piper to the End" by Mark Knopfler - nephew of L/Cpl Piper Laidler - by his headstone, following which the Lead Researcher (John L Dixon) and the decorated French Historian Msr Andre Coilliot intoned the Ode to the Fallen in English and French.
The help of the relatives of L/Cpl Piper Laidler in providing information, and agreeing to the above ceremony, is gratefully acknowledged.