PINNINGTON Laidley Coleman “Bag” 25 May 2015 – Aged 97
Laidley joined 7th Field Brigade RAA (Militia) in 1936 and in June 1940 was one of the 81 members of the Brigade who joined the AIF to form the 2/6th Field Regiment AIF.
Laidley served in the Middle East, New Guinea, Morotai & Borneo.
He was the youngest & smallest of twins. His mother made clothes for them and on Laidley the clothes were always large & baggy, giving him the nickname “Bag”. His twin brother Doug “Baldy” Pinnington also served with 2/6th Field Regiment AIF.
Laidley was discharged on 1 December 1945 as a Bombardier.