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William was the son of John Laughton of Easterbister, in Orkney b. 1859. John Laughton married Mary Harcus. John Laughton's sister Margaret b. 1847 married David Laughton and is my direct line. William is therefore a cousin. William spent time at his Uncle John Bitchener's farm in the Waimate District. John Bitchener married William's aunt (Mary Laughton) in Invercargill - see Wikipedia page on John Bitchener. So many Orkney boys and men fought and died for their country - to make the world a better place. We will be forever grateful for their sacrifice and we will remember.
Public - Susan - Other relative - 22 October 2015
I share your last name, and your first name. I am probably related to you, as you came from the same place in Scotland as my ancestors did. Thank for your contribution to World War 1. You laid down your life, to fight for freedom, that continues today 100 years later. Thank you for your immense bravery, courage, and morality. From William Laughton (Relative)
Public - William Laughton - Other Relative - 25 April 2015