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Private John Brown

8th Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Service No: 2176

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Born / Resided

Dalziel / 2 Tennent St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Calderbank

Employed

Calderbank 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

John was 1 of 64 Coatbridge men to fall on the opening day of 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).

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