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  cap badgePrivate William McCabe

10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 16835

William McCabe grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Ellen of 314 Main St, Caotbridge. William made a Will leaving all his property and effects to Mr John McCabe of 314 Main St, Coatbridge. William's elder brother Lance Corporal George McCabe (8012) of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers was Killed in Action on the 23/04/1915 aged 30. Both brothers have no known grave. From the 1891 Census - Address - Crookedholm, Kilmarnock - Wm McCabe aged 31 ?, Ellen McCabe aged 29, Ellen McCabe aged 9, George McCabe aged 7, William McCabe aged 5, Michael McCabe aged 3, David McCabe aged 1, George's grandmother Ellen Gilchrist aged 60. From the 1901 Census - Address - 159h Whifflet St, Coatbridge - John McCabe aged 41, Ellen McCabe aged 40, Ellen McCabe aged 19, George McCabe aged 16, William McCabe aged 15, David McCabe aged 11, Catherine McCabe aged 9, John McCabe aged 7, Sarah McCabe aged 5, Michael McCabe aged 2, James McCabe aged 1. William's and his older brother George's Pension was awarded to their mother Ellen (listed as Helen).

Born / Resided

Hurlford, Ayrshire / 314 Main St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

British Tube Works

Age

29

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

William was Killed in Action 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 Directory for William's brother George's page. Also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for William's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his listing in the De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Loos Memorial, his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List, William and his brother George's Pension Records x 3 and the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge.

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