H. W. Laidler
Service no. 188508
Sapper, Royal Engineers, Gen. Base Depot
Born in Lambeth; enlisted in Lambeth; lived in Stockwell
Died age 38 on 25 July 1918
Remembered at Basra War Cemetery, Iraq
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 Henry William Laidler, then 31 and working as a plumber, lived in 3 rooms at 42a Lingham Street, Stockwell. He and his wife, Emily Laidler, 28, were born in Lambeth. Emily worked as a cigarette box maker, and they had a 3-year-old daughter, Lilian, who was born in Stockwell.
Information from the 1901 census
In 1901 Henry William Laidler was a 21-year-old plumber living with his family at 13 Brooklands Road. The household consisted of his father, William H. Laidler, 44, also a plumber, born in Hampton Wick; mother, Sarah J. Laidler, 41, born in Islington; brother Arthur L. Laider, 14, shop assistant; and great-aunt, Marion Lamb, 62. Henry and Arthur were both born in Lambeth. A sister, Rose Laidler, born in 1883, is listed on the 1891 census.