Queensferry and Dalmeny lost 5 men here.
Queensferry: Private Harold Crawford, of 1st Battalion Royal Scots, who died from wounds received during the Battle of loos, on 23.10.1915 aged 19.
He is buried at home in Colchester Cemetery.
Dalmeny: Corporal John Kennie, of 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, who was killed in action on 25.9.1915 aged 24. He is commemorated on Loos Memorial.
Private William Turner of 1st Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, who was killed in action on 13.10.1915 aged 26. He is commemorated on Loos Memorial.
Corporal John McKinley, of 8th Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), who was killed in action on 27.9.1915, aged 18. He is commemorated on Loos Memorial.
Corporal William Russell of 9th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who died of wounds received in the Battle of Loos, on 25.9.1915 aged 27. He is commemorated on Loos Memorial.
The Battle of Loos was the largest British battle that took place in 1915 on the Western Front during World WarI. So much so, it was known as 'The Big Push'.
It was the first time the British used poison gas and the first mass engagement of New Army units. The British battle was part of the attempt by the Allies to break through the German defences in Artois and Champagne and restore a war of movement. Despite improved methods, more ammunition and better equipment, the Franco-British attacks were contained by the German armies, except for local losses of ground. British casualties at Loos were about twice as high as German casualties.
The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 soldiers who fell in the battle and have no known grave