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|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.
 
|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.
 
|Joined Brigade=Probably 1/9/1939.
 
|Joined Brigade=Probably 1/9/1939.
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|Company/Battery=Battalion Headquarters.
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|Platoon or other sub-unit=Headquarters Company - Battalion Pipes and Drums.
 
|Task or role=Piper.
 
|Task or role=Piper.
|Died/Killed in action=20-May-40
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|Died/Killed in action=20-May-40 at Ficheux.
 
|Home address=Son of Frederick and Margaret Laidler, Gosforth.  Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row E, Grave 6, [[BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY]], Ficheux.
 
|Home address=Son of Frederick and Margaret Laidler, Gosforth.  Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row E, Grave 6, [[BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY]], Ficheux.
 
|Image Name=Laidler_F_J_4457026.JPG
 
|Image Name=Laidler_F_J_4457026.JPG
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Lance-Corporal Piper Laidler is commemorated on the following War Memorials within the archive of the North East War Memorials Project as follows:-
 
Lance-Corporal Piper Laidler is commemorated on the following War Memorials within the archive of the North East War Memorials Project as follows:-
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Byker - Roll of Service - St Silas' Church - click [[http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=6684 here]]
  
 
Heaton Grammar School - click [[http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7690 here]]
 
Heaton Grammar School - click [[http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7690 here]]
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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.
 
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.
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To see a video of Mark Knopfler in concert, playing "Piper To The End" please click [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va45lNVlxhY here]]
  
 
The help of the relatives of L/Cpl Piper Laidler in providing information, and agreeing to the above ceremony, is gratefully acknowledged.
 
The help of the relatives of L/Cpl Piper Laidler in providing information, and agreeing to the above ceremony, is gratefully acknowledged.

Latest revision as of 17:26, 20 August 2019

Personnel Entry

L/Cpl Piper F J Laidler's CWGC headstone.
L/Cpl Piper F J Laidler's CWGC headstone.

Name Laidler Frederick John
Army number 4457026
Rank L/Cpl Piper
Decorations
Date of birth Born 1919/20.
Age 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.
Company/Battery Battalion Headquarters.
Platoon or other sub-unit Headquarters Company - Battalion Pipes and Drums.
Task or role Piper.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions
Wounded
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40 at Ficheux.
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:-

Byker - Roll of Service - St Silas' Church - click [here]

Heaton Grammar School - click [here]

Heaton St Gabriel's Church - click [[1]]

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.

To see a video of Mark Knopfler in concert, playing "Piper To The End" please click [here]

The help of the relatives of L/Cpl Piper Laidler in providing information, and agreeing to the above ceremony, is gratefully acknowledged.