Swinton to unveiltribute to Piper Daniel Laidlaw VC

A special tribute to Piper Daniel Laidlaw VC - The Piper of Loos’ - will be unveiled in Swinton on Friday, September 25.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 6th September 2015, 7:31 am
Piper Daniel Laidlaw's grave at Norham.
Piper Daniel Laidlaw's grave at Norham.

This year will be the 100th anniversary of Piper Laidlaw receiving the Victoria Cross.

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Born in 1875 at Little Swinton, Daniel Laidlaw served with the 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry and then the KOSB. He is buried in Norham.

A special stone will be unveiled at the war memorial in Swinton at 1pm and the ceremony will be attended by members of his family. There will be a short service of commemoration and members of the public are more than welcome to attend.