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Private William Baxter

7th Battalion Cameron Highlanders
Service No: s / 22023

William Baxter grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of William and Mrs Baxter of 283 New Row, Gartsherrie, Coatbridge. Williams brother Private David Baxter of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards was Killed in Action on the 16/09/1916 (see index). His other brother James served with the Scots Guards for 15 months before being transferred to the Army Reserve ( munitions work )

Born / Resided

Kilsyth / 283 New Row, Gartsherrie, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 20/07/1916

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

Blacksmith, North British Railways, Kipps, Coatbridge

Age

21

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 was originally posted missing. The confirmation of his death was not received until August 1917. Also remembered in the St Augustines Parish (book), Gartsherrie Works and Clifton Church Rolls of Honour (see photos)

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