Seeking answers to Laurieston soldier’s honour

WW1 soldier Private John Daisley of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Picture: Falkirk Archives
WW1 soldier Private John Daisley of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Picture: Falkirk Archives

The personal and service details of many men who fought in the Great War of 1914-1918 can remain ambiguous today.

Falkirk Archives, which is based in Callendar House, is trying to fill the gaps in a scrapbook created by Laurieston Primary School’s wartime headmaster James Mather, which lists names and details of ex-pupils who fought in the conflict.

Private John Daisley, above, who served with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, appears to have survived the war. However, his name does not appear on the school’s memorial tablet which is supposed to list all former pupils who served.

The archives are seeking help to try and work out why this is the case. If anyone can help, the should contact archive staff on (01324) 690249.