Veterans Affairs

The Great War: Vimy Ridge
George Van Wyck Laughton, M.C.

Canadian - Serving in the British 3rd Army, 34th Division,  
26th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish)


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In addition to the information that was available from the UK National Archives UKNA) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC), I also secured the files for Grandfather Laughton from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). This information had been used previously (file retrieved in 2010) for the Military Service section of this web site but the full document had not been posted.

As a result of discussions on the nature of material contained in these records, I am now publishing the complete document, including the forms required to execute the "Access to Information and Privacy Request". This may be of interest to other researchers.

Unlike the VAC report for Grandfather Kennedy, the report for Grandfather Laughton contains a number of documents related to his service after accepting a commission in the Imperial Services of the British Expeditionary Force. It may be important for other researchers to know that VAC had secured these records from the Public Records Office (PRO) in the United Kingdom at some earlier date. Those records were not on file in Canada at LAC. For the record, PRO was the previous name of the UKNA, located in Kew, England.

You can access a compete copy of the files at this link:

VAC Records George Van Wyck Laughton, M.C. (Grey Scale - larger file)
VAC Records George Van Wyck Laughton, M.C. (B&W - smaller file)



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