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  cap badgePrivate John Brown

8th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Service No: 2176

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John Brown (see Army Register of Soldiers Effects)

Born / Resided

Dalziel / 2 Tennent St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos




Driver at the Calderbank Iron Works


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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

John was 1 of 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. 82 men from the Memorial fell in the first 3 days of the Battle (nearly 10% of the men on the Memorial). See photos for Johns Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List and the Gordon Highlanders Cap Badge

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