Lance Corporal Ralph Musgrave

Lance Corporal Ralph E. Musgrave, 10th Battalion, Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles ). He was killed in action in France on 25th September 1915, aged 38, on the first day of the Battle of Loos. He was the husband of Laura Musgrave of 72 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner, Loos, France. The Battalion was part of the 15th ( Scottish ) Division and lost 225 dead on that day. The first photo shows part of the Loos battlefield looking towards the German lines and the second shows an actual assault with the troops disappearing into the ghostly clouds of gas and smoke. This was the first time the British Army  had used gas in the War.

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