David Laird

ID# 7330, (1896 - 20 Jun 1923)

David Laird was born in 1896 at Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland .1
He was the son of David Laird and Mary Bone.

David appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of David Laird at 137 Meadowhill Rows, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
LARD (sic) David, Head, Marr, 35, Coal Miner, Stevenston Ayrshire
LARD (sic) Mary, Wife, Mar, 27, Dreghorn Ayreshire
LARD (sic) David, Son, 4, Larkhall Lanark
LARD (sic) James, Son, 2, Larkhall Lanark.2

David appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 at 120 Meadowhill, Larkhall, Lanark, Scotland ;
EARLE James, Head, 29, Mar, Coal Miner, Hewer, Worker, Hurlford Ayrshire
EARLE Robina, Wife, 28, Mar, Married 6yrs, 6 Children Born, 3 Children living, Larkhall Lanark
EARLE Daniel, Son, 6, School, Larkhall
EARLE William, Son, 2, Larkhall
LAIRD David, Relative, 14, Coal Miner Hewer, Worker, Larkhall
LAIRD James, Relative, 12, School, Larkhall
LAIRD Charles, Relative, 10, School, Larkhall

(Robina's maiden name was BONE, she was sister to Mary Bone who married David Laird and died in 1905. The Laird children - David, James and Charles are the children of David and Mary Laird nee Bone.)3

David began Military Service on 5 Dec 1914 with the Seaforth Highlanders & Royal Fusiliers, Scotland ,

Appears from the Medal Rolls that David first joined the Seaforth Highlanders Reg No 1369 and then the Royal Fusiliers Reg No 83527.

1. Seaforth Highlanders, Reg No 1369 Pte
Date of Disembarkation 5.12.1914
Royal Fusiliers (43rd) Reg No 83527 Pte.

He received the Victory, British and Star Medal

Victory & British Medal - Roll TP/104B32/ Page 4028 - Seaforth Highlanders
Star Medal - Roll TP/ 77C/3/ Page 158
SWB List TP/5735
Theatre of War first served in France
Date of entry therein: 5/12/14.4

David Laird married Jean Milne Sharp on 4 Nov 1918 at United Free Church Manse, Larkhall, Lanark, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the United Free Church.

David Laird,
Coal Miner (Private Royal Fusiliers), Bachelor, aged 22
Usual Res: 68 Meadowhill, Larkhall
Parents: David Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Bone (dec)
Jeanie Sharpe or Jess,
Widow, aged 27
Usual Res: 39 Meadowhill, Larkhall
Parents: James Sharpe, Boat yard Labourer (dec) & Jeanie Sharpe MS Sharpe (dec)

Witnesses: James Laird & Lizzie Wardlaw.5,6

David died on 20 Jun 1923 at 59 Meadowhill, Larkhall, Lanark, Scotland , at age 27 years

David Laird
Coal Miner
Married to Jane Milne Sharp or Jess
at 5 PM aged 27 years.

Parents: David Laird, Coal Miner & Mary Laird MS Bone (dec)

Jane Laird, Widow was present when he passed away.5,7

David's cause of death on 20 Jun 1923 was from Phthisis Pulmonalis - (Tuberculosis.)

David and Jean had 1 Known Child - may be more.

Children of David Laird and Jean Milne Sharp

FatherDavid Laird (28 Nov 1868 - 26 May 1955)
MotherMary Bone (20 Aug 1873 - 26 Oct 1905)


  1. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1896 Larkhall Lanark, 638/01 0129. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  2. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Larkhall Dalserf Lanarkshire, RG13 638/1 ED6A Page 66 - via Findmypast.co.uk & Ancestry.co.uk - surname is spelt as LARD. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  3. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Larkhall Lanark, 638/01 006/00 035. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  4. [S99] "Military Record"; www.ancestry.com; National Archives of UK - WW1 Service Medal and Award Rolls, Class: WO 329 Piece No 2634 - via Ancestry
    National Archives of UK - Medal Cards - WO/372/11 Image Reference 52415. Hereinafter cited as "Military Record."
  5. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1918 Larkhall Lanark, 638/01 0081.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1923 Larkhall Lanark, 638/01 0065.