Arbroath man Harry Caird, 1920 to 2013

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A former Arbroath man, Harry Caird, has died at the age of 92 in Leicestershire, England.

Known as ‘Hal’, Mr Caird was born in 1920 to James and Bella and grew up at 19 Noran Avenue.

On leaving school he became an apprentice bricklayer and in 1939 was called up for service in the Middlesex Regiment.

Three days after the D-Day landings his unit relieved the paratroopers holding Pegasus Bridge, during which his vehicle was blown up and badly injured he was taken to a field hospital.

While recuperating in England he met his future wife Gladys and they later moved to the new prefab homes at Elmfield Avenue, Arbroath.

Their three children, Dennis, Evelyn and Susan, were born in Arbroath, and in 1957 the family moved to England.

Mr Caird worked into his 70s, but had been ill for some time when he passed away on August 23, 2013.

He is pre-deceased by his younger sisters, Margaret, Helen and Moira, and their descendants still live in Arbroath.

Mr Caird’s funeral will take place at Kettering Crematorium, Northamptonshire, at 1.30 p.m. on Monday (September 16).