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3971   Private Matthew McLaren
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st / 4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (British Army)
Died: 24/05/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Matthew McLaren was the son of William and Mary McLaren. He was born in County Antrim about 1886. Matthew McLaren enlisted in Belfast. Private Matthew McLaren was serving with the 1st/4th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders when he was killed in action on the Wednesday 24th May 1916. The CWGC record Private Matthew McLaren as the son of William and Mary McLaren of Moneymore, County Londonderry.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Louez Military Cemetery
  Louez-les-Duisans, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave I-C-5
CWGC Casualty 29507
Louez-les-Duisans is a hamlet in the Commune of Duisans, a village on the north-west edge of Arras. To find the cemetery, take the main Arras to St. Pol road (N39) and turn right at the first junction after the Arras ring road intersection. Follow the D60 north to the 'Hamen du Louez'. The Cemetery is down the first major right turn.
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists a McLarnon family Possible listing of Matthew, living with the family at house 5 in Oakley Street, Shankill, Antrim
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
3 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Robert Falls
4 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Matthew McLaren can be purchased here.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023