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Name McLaren William
Army number 14213366.
Rank Sapper
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Not yet ascertained.
Age (At time of death). Not yet known.
Unit Enlisted in the General Staff Corps. Underwent Basic Training at a Primary Training Centre. Transferred to the Royal Engineers. Posted to 294th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 16/4/1945.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Details awaited.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 16/4/1945. Initially interred in Westervoort, Holland map reference Sheet 6 1/25,000 781754. Re-buried on 28/8/1946 in Uden War Demetery, Netherlands, in Grave 2. F. 11. Headstone inscription reads "WEEP NOT FOR ME NOR PITY TAKE BUT LOVE EACH OTHER FOR MY SAKE. R.I.P."
Home address Son of John and Margaret McLaren, of Galashiels, Selkirkshire; husband of Sarah McLaren, of Galashiels.
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Some information on this Page has been extracted from the Commemorative Booklet, prepared by Major Langley, covering the period from D-Day to VE Day in addition to that extracted from the War Diaries. There are issues around the possible duplication of names which remain to be clarified.