Private Joseph Edmondson

Private Joseph Edmondson, 9th Battalion, Black Watch. He was killed in action in France on 25th September 1915 on the first day of the Battle of Loos, aged 21. He was the son of James Mole Edmondson and Elizabeth Edmondson of Wellhouse, Harbottle and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner, Loos, France. The Battalion attacked the very strong enemy positions in the Lens Road Redoubt, captured their objective but suffered very heavily losing 21 Officers and 680 Other Ranks with 360 of them being fatal. His brother Thomas also fell in the War ( see above ). The first picture depicts part of the Loos battlefield looking towards the German trenches and the second shows an artist’s impression of the Battalion attack.

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