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David Balfour McLAREN

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Surname: McLAREN

Forename(s): David Balfour

Place of Birth: Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Service No: 32941

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 15th (Scottish) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-08-20

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Plot H. Row 3. Grave 7.

CWGC Cemetery: CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

David Balfour McLaren was the son of John and Margaret McLaren (née - ). Both parents were born in Scotland.

1891 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: Becks House - David Balfour MacLaren, aged 7 years, born Scotland, son of John and Margaret MacLaren. [The names of their other children were: Hugh Malcolm MacLaren (born Scotland, c. 1866), Ann Fraser MacLaren (born Scotland, c. 1885) and Alexander MacLaren (born Silsden, c. 1890).

1901 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: Skipton Road - David McLaren, aged 17 years, born Scotland, son of John and [stepson of?] Isabella McLaren. [Margaret may have died in 1891.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte David B. McLaren, 32941, Sco. Rif.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: L/c David B. McLaren, 32941, 9/Sco. Rif.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: L/C David Balfour McLaren, 32941, 10th Sco. Rifles. Date and Place of Death: 20.8.17 France or Belgium in action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Bother - Hugh M. £1 2s. 4d. Sister - Annie F. £5 7s. 0d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for David.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

McLAREN, Lance Corporal David B., Scottish Rifles, formerly of Skipton Road, [Silsden], and son of the late Mr. John McLaren, Rutherglen, Glasgow, died of wounds Aug. 20, 1917.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 15th (Scottish) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 15th (Scottish) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: McLAREN

Forename(s): David Balfour

Born: Rutherglen, Lanarkshire

Residence: Rutherglen

Enlisted: Glasgow

Number: 32941

Rank: L/Cpl

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 20/08/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: McLaren

Forename(s): D B

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 32941

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 20/08/1917

Additional Information:

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21 September 1917

McLAREN – August 20th 1917, died of wounds in hospital, Lance-Corporal David B. McLaren, Scottish Rifles, son of the late Mr. John McLaren, formerly of Skipton Road, Silsden.

21 September 1917

FORMER SILSDEN RESIDENT DIES OF WOUNDS

Lance-Corporal David B. McLaren, Scottish Rifles, son of the late John McLaren, Craigmaddie, Braeside Avenue, Rutherglen, died of wounds in hospital on August 20th. Lance-Corporal McLaren formerly resided with his parents in Skipton Road, Silsden, his father being then employed as manager at the firm of Messrs. John Knox, Airedale Shed.

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21 September 1917

McLAREN – Died of wounds, Aug. 20th, Lance-Corpl. David B. McLaren of the Scottish Rifles, son of the late Mr. John McLaren, of Craigmaddie, Braeside Avenue, Rutherglen, Scotland, and formerly of Skipton Road, Silsden.

21 September 1917

FORMER SILSDEN RESIDENT DIES OF WOUNDS

Lance-Corpl. David B. McLaren, of the Scottish Rifles, son of the late Mr. John McLaren, of Craigmaddie, Braeside Avenue, Rutherglen, Scotland, died from wounds in hospital on August 20th. Lance-Corporal McLaren formerly resided with his parents in Skipton Road, Silsden.

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