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James Byers Laing


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James Byers Laing - Information

James Byers Laing moved his family to the Campbelltown area, where they resided on Glenroy Farm. James Laing had served in the military for most of his life, and had an impressive career becoming a Colonel. In 1911, James was transferred to a position at Victoria Barracks in Melbourne, his family following him. After the war broke out, James applied for a commission on the 16th of August 1915 to the AIF. It was granted, and he was subsequently shipped out onboard the HMAT Morea on the 24th of August 1915 as part of the Army Pay Corps. James disembarked in Egypt and was sent to work with the Army Pay Corps at the AIF Headquarters and later in England. James was soon to have company, when his son John enlisted in the AIF as a Medical Officer in March 1916. After the war ended, James remained with the AIF Headquarters in London.