Old 01-11-2018, 09:12 AM   #1
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Default David Sidney Laird, of Charlottetown PEI

Interred at Sherwood Cemetery, Charlottetown, PEI. He's recorded in the Canadian Great War Project, but not in CWGC, yet would seem to qualify to be recognised as a CWGC war grave.

DAVID SIDNEY LAIRD

DIED
AUG 8 1920
AT MARBLEHEAD
MASS.
AGED 23
SERVED WITH CAN.
EXPD. FORCES FROM
OCT. 1916 TO MAY 1919



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Old 01-11-2018, 01:33 PM   #2
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As I understand things, to qualify for a CWGC memorial, the death needs to be related to the persons service. According to his service records (http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?...&id=B5315-S022) David’s death was not due to his service.

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Old 01-11-2018, 04:31 PM   #3
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Yes, as Mark said he died after the war, and presumably not from “causes” of the war. Here’s a memorial to him from Find a Grave

In Memoriam

SYDNEY LAIRD

Mrs. Mathieson, wife of Chief Justice Mathieson has received a telegram from her brother, Mr. D. R. Laird, stating that his youngest son Sydney had died very suddenly in Boston, where he had been under treatment in a hospital. The deceased was only twenty-three years of age.

After a course in the Latin School at Amherst he entered Harvard University and was a student there when the war broke out. He enlisted in the Nova Scotia Highlanders and fought with that regiment for three years. When the war was over he re-entered Harvard and resumed his arts course.

Mr. Laird spent last summer in Charlottetown. He was a young man of splendid intellectual and physical attainments, and excelled in athletic sports. He was very popular with his associates and the news of his death will be learned with deep regret by all who knew him.
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Thanks for clearing that up, guys.
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