Sowerby Godfrey Laird Lt 93493
Name Sowerby Godfrey Laird
Army number 93493
Decorations M.C. 14/1/1916, T.E.D. 30/5/1919, M.i.D. 1/1/1916 and 15/5/1917
Date of birth Possibly 1891 or 1892 - to be confirmed.
Unit Prince of Wales's Own Regiment (West Yorkshire) - Commissioned as 2/Lt 5th Battalion 8/8/1907, Relinquished Commission 30/9/1921, retaining the rank of Captain. Lt NDC Territorial Force reserve 22/7/1939, Embodied 24/8/1939, Posted 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry December 1939, Relinquished Commission on grounds of ill-health 18/5/1940, retaining honorary rank. Appointed Major - 3rd North Riding (Thornaby) Battalion Home Guard 1/2/1941 - left before March 1944, Hon Major 31/12/1945
Company/Battery 41st National Defence Company
Platoon or other sub-unit E Company 41st NDC as at 3/9/1939.
Task or role Possibly Platoon Commander
Joined Brigade 3/9/1939
Promotions Lt 18/8/1910, T/Captain 14/9/1914, Captain 21/2/1916, Major 1/2/1941.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 12/5/1954 at North Ormesby Hospital
Home address Stokesley House, Stokesley. Married Florence B. Morrison in 1922 at Stokesley.