McLauchlan David Pirnie Cpl 2760319
Name McLauchlan David Pirnie
Army number 2760319
Decorations Granted Service Awards of War Medal and Defence Medal. Awarded the Imperial Service Medal on his retirement from his role as Chargehand Labourer at RM Condor.
Date of birth 13/3/1915.
Age 79 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Black Watch 18/4/1940, underwent Basic Training at the Perth Infantry Training Centre. Posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish 26/6/1940 under I.T.C. Part 2 Order 128/1940. Served Iceland 19/10/1940 to 24/12/1941. Posted Y List 13/9/1943 under 1TS Part 2 Order 100/1943. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 23/1/44 as permanently unfit for any further military service. Reason behind discharge not yet known. Conduct on discharge Exemplary.
Company/Battery Company not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known exactly, but probably Rifleman and later Rifle Section Commander.
Joined Brigade 26/6/1940.
Promotions Acting Unpaid Lance Corporal 26/9/1941, Lance Corporal within establishment 7/4/1942 under 1TS Part 2 Order 29/1942, Paid Acting Lance Corporal under 1TS Part 2 Order 36/1942, Unpaid Acting Corporal 26/4/1943 under 1TS Part 2 Order 40/1943, Granted Pay of Rank 26/4/1943, made War Substantive Corporal 25/7/1943 under 1TS Part 2 Order 81/1943. Successfully attended a Course at the Rifle Wing of the Divisional Battle School 24/5/1943 - 15/6/1943.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died at home aged 79 on 11/9/1994..
Home address 7, Bridge St. Arbroath, Angus. Presbyterian. Married on enlistment. Married Eva Elsie Hall Conacher 1st May 1937 when he was living at 6, North Street, Montrose and she was at Denton Dene, Salisbury Close, Arbroath. She worked as a Domestic Servant and he was then a brickmaker.
Source table 1TS
Thanks are due to Cpl McLauchlan's grandson, Iain, who provided much of this information and had also requested his Service Records, which he very kindly made available.