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Soldiers Will.


Soldiers Will concerning Private William Donaldson Laughlin.

Life Story

Name: William Donaldson Laughlin.

Service Number: 3650.

Rank: Private.

Battalion: 1st Battalion.

Regiment: Irish Guards.

Born: 21st June 1893, Belfast.

Died: 1st November 1914.

Address: 329 Shankill Road, Belfast


William Laughlin, son of Arthur Richard and Mary Ann Laughlin, lived at 329 Shankill Road, Belfast


William joined the Irish Guards.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 13th August 1914.

William was a Private in 1st Battalion Irish Guards when he was Killed In Action on the 1st November 1914 aged 21 years


A local newspaper states.

Private W D Laughlin, Irish Guards (killed), was the second son of Mr Richard Laughlin, 329 Shankill Road. He had been missing since 1st November 1914, and the War Office now report that he lost his life on that date


Williams Soldiers Effects were left to his brother Henry.

His Will, signed and dated 6th August 1914, left his Estate and Effects to his brother Henry also


William received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914 Star.


He is Remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

To Remember Is To Honour



Shankill Roll of Honour




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