Lance Corporal William Ruddiman, 7th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 25th September 1915, aged 25 and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner, Loos, France. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Walter Ruddiman of Foresters Lodge. Leslie, Fife. ( For fuller details of this famous action see under Crerar ). The first photo shows part of the Loos battlefield looking towards the German front line and the second rather ghostly image depicts an actual attack with the troops disappearing into the clouds of smoke and gas. This was the first time in the War that the British Army had used gas.