"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.
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.