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Kenneth Somerville 
Laurie
1899 - 1990


Kenneth Somerville 
Laurie
, Register of King's College, Camb. : ".... B. 20.9.99 Lenzie, Dunbartonshire. Educ. Edinburgh Academy, Edin. Uni. (for 1 year), 1917 Fighter Pilot R.F.C. and R.A.F. Prisoner of war. After the War, he was at Cambridge University where he attained: Mech. Sciences Cl. III 1921. Deg. B.A. 1921, M.A. 1925. 1921 Apprentice with Armstrong-Whitworth Machine Tool Dept., and junior rep. in Scotland. 1923 Chief Engineer, John Watton of Glossop Ltd. 1939 Works Manager and Development Engineer, John Dalglish & Sons Ltd., Glasgow since 1947 Technical Director. A.M.I.M.E., A.M.I.E.E....Club: Clyde Cruising ...."1 Address July 1946 to Jul 1967 11 Attow Road, Glasgow S.3, later 39 Bailie Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow. Of Glossop, 1933. Joined Society of friends shortly after his marriage ca 1936. He held US patents for a Method and Apparatus for Stretching Film and Treatment fo Textile fabrics and Apparatus for Drying Webs of material ------------- His WWI service record is held by the National Archives and is available online. His name and date of birth are confirmed. His permanent home address is down as Walton House, Bournemouth RQF Gen. List Date sheet started 19th April 1918 Name of person to be informed of casualties is Mrs M Laurie (Dr Malcolm is crossed out) address Walton House, Bournemouth (Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh is crossed out) relationship mother (father crossed out) He was listed as missing on 25th July 1918, noted as a Prisoner of war in Germany, released Pris/125 31 Oct 1918 Repatriated PofW 13 Dec 1918 C69098 17 Mar 1919 Transferred to Reemployed(?) List 4 Wordsworth Road Harpenden Herts. This page is stamped "Service considered for the Grant of War Medals" the next sheet has a Special Qualifications column 4 months as apprentice fitter on aero engines at Rolls Royce. Casulaties, Honours and Rewards etc 27 Jul 1918 Missing (France) date 25 July 1918 Occupation in civil life Student at at University of Edinburgh Oct 1916-Mar 1917 Apprentice fitter Rolls Royce Ltd Derby May 1917 to Sep 1917 date sheet started 20 Aug 1918 Permanent home address 19 Merchiston Park, Edinburgh It seems he enlisted in Oct 1917 was captured in France in July 1918, and was home in Oct 1918 King's College Register of Admission 1925 ed.: page 516, 1919 son of Malcolm Laurie of the year 1889; brother of MV Laurie of the year 1920, and of AH Laurie of the year 1925 School Edinburgh Academy admitted 6 Oct 1919; 3rd Class Mechanical Sciences Tripos 1921 Degress BA 1921 MA 1925 Apprenticed witH SIr WG Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd 1921-24; Experimental Engineer Tootal Broadhurst Lee Co Lts 1924-5; Chief Engineer with John Walton of Glossop Ltd 1925 Married 1927 Kathleen Mary Thatcher Address Dasio, Simmondley New Road, Glossop, Derbys. Supp. to the London Gazette 1 Feb 1918 page 1523 the undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.) 24th Jan 1918 Kenneth Somerville Laurie In 1961 (May 3rd to June 14th) he was representing John Dalglish and Sons on Strand D146 at the British Trade amd Industrial Exhibition, Moscow. Revaccinated for smallpox in 1967. His birth certificate was stamped 3 July 1937 for the Staff Pension Fund of Tootal Broadhurst Lee Company Litd. He was 5' 10" Brown eyed, brown hair. Visited USA on Queen Elizabeth in 1947. Kenneth S Laurie New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909 Name Kenneth S Laurie Event Type Immigration Event Date 1947 Event Place New York City, New York, United States Gender Male Age 46 Birthplace Scotland Lenzie Ship Name Queen Elizabeth Birth Year (Estimated) 1901 CITING THIS RECORD "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24PC-QDY : accessed 9 August 2015), Kenneth S Laurie, 1947; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,296,031. Aged 46, Engineer, Married, living in Glasgow. School & university registers Image School/university name: King's College Cambridge Volume title: Register of Admissions to King's College Cambridge, pub 1929 Year (range): 1797-1925 Town: Cambridge County: Cambridgeshire Country: England Image number: 533 Record set: Britain, school and university register books 1264-1930

Born: Clunaline, Lenzie, Dunbartonshire, , Scotland 20th Sep 1899 Baptised: Lenzie, Dunbartonshire, , Scotland
Died: Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland 15th Jan 1990 Buried:
Family:
Laurie
  formerly of Scotland

Ancestors
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1.
Kenneth Somerville 
Laurie
(
Thatcher
) 1899 - 1990
2.
Prof. Malcolm 
Laurie
(
Phillips
) 1866 - 1932
4.
Simon Somerville (Tae) 
Laurie
(
Hibburd
,
Struthers
) 1829 - 1909
5.
Catherine (Kate) Ann 
Hibburd
(
Laurie
) 1827 - 1895
3.
Helena Agnes 
Phillips
(
Laurie
) 1867 - 1944
6.
Rev. John Henry 
Phillips
(
Smith
) 1831 - 1912
7.
Priscilla 
Smith
(
Phillips
) 1832 - 1923

Siblings


1.
Prof. Malcolm (Malc) Vyvyan/Vyvien 
Laurie
(
Jackson
) 1901 - 1932
2.
Alec Hibburd 
Laurie
(
Mason
,
Grose
) 1907 - 1987

Spouses



1. Wraxall, Somerset, , England 3rd Sep 1927
Kathleen (K) Mary 
Thatcher
(
Laurie
) 1897 - 1988

Descendants
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a.
Kathleen (K) Mary 
Thatcher
(
Laurie
) 1897 - 1988
1.
Mary Jean (Jean) Elizabeth 
Laurie
1929 - 2015
2.
hidden
b. ?
3.
hidden
Sources

Census

Timeline


???Baptised Lenzie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
20th Sep 1899Born Lenzie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
1901Son in 1901 census (census) Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
3rd Sep 1927Married
Kathleen (K) Mary 
Thatcher
(
Laurie
) 1897 - 1988 Wraxall, Somerset, England
c. 1944Executor of the will of
Helena Agnes 
Phillips
(
Laurie
) 1867 - 1944 (will)
15th Jan 1990Died Glasgow, Scotland
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