Private Joseph Coltherd

Private Joseph Coltherd, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. He fell in action in France on 25th September 1915 on the first day of the Battle of Loos, aged 23. He was the son of the late John and Janet Coltherd of Aikengall, Oldhamstocks and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner, Loos, France. The Battalion was part of the 9th (Scottish) Division which was adjudged to have been of the best Divisions in the Army. The first photo shows part of the battlefield looking towards the German lines and the second shows an actual attack with the troops disappearing into the gas which the British Army  had used for the first time in the War.

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