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B.A., Law : Brigadier-General, 1st Infantry Brigade, A.I.F., Gallipoli. Enlisting at the outbreak of War, transferred from 26th Infantry, A.M.F., as colonel, to command 1st Brigade, and went with it to Anzac, serving till death. Killed in Action, Anzac, 27th April, 1915, and buried in 4th Battn. Parade Ground Cemetery. Lieutenant and Adjutant, Scottish Rifles, and Lieutenant-Colonel, 26th Infantry A.M.F., August, 1914. Early education at Blair Lodge School, Scotland. The brigadier, MacLaurin, was a man of lofty ideals, direct, determined, with a certain inherited Scottish dourness rather unusual in a young Australian, but an educated man of action of the finest type that the Australian Universities produce.

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