18064 Rifleman Robert John Laird

  12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

               7th June 1917

Born in Ballynure,Co.Antrim on 21-07-1878.

In the Irish census taken on 31-03-1901,he is recorded as living with his unmarried mother,Agnes at his widowed grandmothers (also named Agnes) house

in Ballyboley,Ballynure,Co.Antrim.

His mother was employed as a seamstress and

Robert was an iron turner.

In the Irish census taken on 02-04-1911,he is recorded as living with his blacksmith uncle,Hugh Laird and his family at Mill Lane,Ballyclare,Urban,Co.Antrim.

He enlisted in Ballyclare and his dis-embarkation into France was on 06-10-1915.

He was killed in action on 07-06-1917.

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