Far from the Front

West Calder and the Great War

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W McGinty

"It is reported that West Calder men have suffered heavily in the big engagement in France. Although we have not as yet been able to verify all the cases it is reported that Pte W McGinty, Addiewell, and Pte D Ferguson, Addiewell, are killed. The following are reported wounded : - Pte J Brash, Pte W Nimmo, Pte Tonner, Pte Purse, Pte Smith, Pte J calder and Pte S Haldane."


Midlothian Advertiser, October 1, 1915


Pte McGinty's memorial record at the CWGC website reads :





13th Bn., Royal Scots

who died on

Monday, 27th September 1915.



Commemorative Information


Memorial:  LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/ Panel Number:  Panel 10 to 13


Location:  Loos-en-Gohelle is a village about 5 kilometres north-west of Lens. The Loos Memorial forms the side and back of Dud Corner Cemetery where over 1,700 officers and men are buried, the great majority of whom fell in the Battle of Loos.


There is no record of Pte D Ferguson on the village war memorial.