Lance Sergeant Robert Railston Taylor, 13th ( Service ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France during the second day of the Battle of Loos on 26th September 1915 aged 23. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Dud Corner, Loos, France. He was the son of Robert Taylor of Ulgham Grange Crossings, Morpeth, Northumberland and the late Elizabeth Taylor. The photo shows shells bursting on the German trenches near the Hoenzollern Redoubt and the artist’s nightmarish illustration depicts an attack at Loos with the troops wearing their gas hoods and using primitive hand grenades.