Cropped from the wedding photo of his son John Head Laidman in 1916, and the only known photo of him.
Southampton, Old Cemetery 2003
This is the Anglican chapel in the Old Cemetery, Southampton, on The Avenue. The funeral ceremony described in James Harper Laidman’s obituary probably took place here.
Laidman James Harper, grave
James Harper Laidman’s grave in the Old Cemetery, The Avenue, Southampton, took a long time to find because the inscriptions were barely legible. The figures are Thomas Hume Laidman (JHL’s grandson) and Nicholas David Michael (JHL’s great grandson). Note the anchor sculpted in the crux, referring to JHL’s maritime career.
23 William Street, North Shields,
This was the family home at the time of the 1871 census. Photo from showmystreet.com, 2012.