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Private Alexander Dickson

12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 18819

Alexander Dickson grave

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Family Information

Alexanders mother sent him a parcel which was returned marked "killed"

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 16 Stewart St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Airdrie /09/1914

Employed

Waverley Iron Works

Age

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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

Alexander was Killed on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. A further 63 men on the Memorial fell that day. See photos for Alexanders name on the Loos Memorial

Photos
  Medal Index Card  additional photo

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