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Private William Cunningham

12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 17705

William Cunningham grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Agnes Cunningham of 1c Cullen St, Coatbridge. Father was killed in a railway accident so years previous. Williams brother James was killed on the same day with the same Regiment on the 2nd day of the Battle of Loos (see index). In his Will William left everything to his mother.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 1c Cullen St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 26/09/1915 at Loos


Bothwell /09/1914


Tram Worker with the Coatbridge Tramway Company



Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

William fell with his brother James on the second day of the Battle of Loos. Over the first 3 days 82 men from the Memorial paid the ultimate sacrifice. Also remembered on the Old Monkland Church and St Augustines Parish (book) Rolls of Honour. See photos for Williams name on the Loos Memorial

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