Record Details for John William Laidlaw (Durham Light Infantry)


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Durham Light Infantry
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WW1 Actions and Troop Movements (ORBATS) for ,

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Orders of Battle (ORBATS) are documents produced by the military to show the hierarchical structure, command organisation and disposition of units for particular engagements of the British Military. At the highest level they show a breakdown of the units involved in entire conflicts, the First World War in this case, including Divisional and Brigade commanding officers, the organisation of the divisions right down to the battalion level along with their attached units from for example, the Royal Artillery. With the ORBATS you are able to determine exactly where units were on a given date and the battle, action or event they took part in.

The ORBATS data transcribed by Forces War Records has allowed us to produce this interactive map, with which you can track the progress of units throughout the course of the First World War, from the opening battle at Mons to the closing stages of the Spring Offensive.

Durham Light Infantry during World War 1

The Regiment was awarded 67 Battle Honours, 6 Victoria Crosses and lost 12,530 men during the course of the war.

1st Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Nowshera, India and remained here throughout the war.

2nd Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Lichfield as part of the 18th Brigade of the 6th Division and then moved to Dunfermline and moved to Cambridge.
10.09.1914 Mobilised for war and landed at St. Nazaire and engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
The actions on the Aisne heights.
The action at Hooge
The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of Le Transloy.
The Battle of Hill 70, The Cambrai operations
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of Bailleul, The First Battle of Kemmel Ridge, The Second Battle of Kemmel Ridge, The Advance in Flanders, The Battle of Epehy, The... read more here  >>
Campaign Medals:
British War Medal
British War Medal With the information in John William Laidlaw's record, it is likely that they were entitled to the British War Medal 

Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI
Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI The next of kin for John William Laidlaw would have been sent this death plaque after the war to commemorate
Victory Medal
Victory Medal With the information in John William Laidlaw's record, it is likely that they were entitled to the Victory medal, also   

* Medal entitlement listed above is worked out using the same methodology the MOD used for issuing them
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