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Gerald was the son of Farguhar and Jane Grace Laing of Farnley Grange, Corbridge. His father was a Wine Merchant and he was one of five siblings. His younger brother Dudley was a Captain in 22nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers and was killed in July 1916.
He attended Armstrong College, where he studied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering. He gained a BSc.
Gerald married Edith Frances Laing and lived at 15 Kingsland, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Gerald died on 5th June 1917 aged 30. This was during the flanking operation of the Hindernburg Line in the Arras Offensive. This lasted from 20th May to 16th June 1917.
Fernwood House, Clifton Road, Jesmond, Newcastle (place of residence as entered in the 1891 Census)
Gerald is commemorated the Arras Memorial in Pas De Calais, France.
Gerald is also commemorated on a plaque in St. Andrew's Church, Corbridge.
UK Census registers, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
UK Military Service Records, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
Newcastle University Archives (Roll of Service, Armstrong College Calendars, The Northerner Student Magazine)
North East War Memorials Project
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Stewart and Sheen (1999) Tyneside Scottish
Sophie Anderton, Ian Johnson, Rachel Hill, Amy Shiel, Rosie Setford.
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