Great War 100 Reads

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

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Monday Monuments and Memorials – John Hewitt Laird, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Quebec City

Every soldier tells a story.

John Hewitt Laird was the son of John and Julia Grace Irvine Laird, born in Quebec City. He attended Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario. When he attested in August 1916, he listed his profession as bank clerk. He was killed at Hill 70 on 15 August 1917, weeks before his 20th birthday.

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