McGregor William Laing Captain 121066
Name McGregor William Laing
Army number 121066
Decorations M.B.E. Gazetted 8/6/1944. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal - qualification achieved 15/5/1941, Gazetted 11/3/1955.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Unit Black Watch - served as WO II in 2nd Battalion. Emergency Commission as Lt in the Black Watch 24/2/1940, Posted 1 TS 5/3/1940. B.E.F. Served Iceland. Severely injured in Normandy and rendered unfit due to wounds. Relinquished Commission on grounds of disability 14/1/1946 and granted the Honorary rank of Major.
Company/Battery A Company. Battalion HQ
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Adjutant
Joined Brigade 5/3/1940.
Promotions A/Captain 10/6/1940, T/Captain 10/9/1940, W/S Captain and T/Major 11/6/1941.
Wounded 26/6/1944 - see note above.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address 33, Panmure St. Arbroath, Angus
Source table 1TS
There is, as is often the case with Scottish names, an alternative surname spelling - MacGregor. Major McGregor was previously listed on the Website under that alternative but that entry has now been combined with this one.