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  cap badgePrivate Alexander Dickson

12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 18819

Alexander Dickson grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Mr and Mrs Mary Dickson of 17 Stewart St, Coatbridge. Alexander's mother sent him a parcel which was returned marked "killed". Alexander's Pension was awarded to his mother Mary of 17 Stewart St, Coatbridge then 75c Biggar Rd, Airdrie on the 14/09/1916.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 17 Stewart St, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos


Airdrie /09/1914


Waverley Iron Works.


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Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial (Panel 108 to 112), 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. 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. See photos for Alexander's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List, his name on the Loos Memorial, his Remembered with Honour Certificate, the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge and Alexander's Pension Records x 2.

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