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S/1570   Private Edward McCloy
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Highland Light Infantry) (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/04/1886
Died: 25/09/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
It is believed Edward McCloy was the son of Thomas and Sarah McCloy. Edward McCloy was born on 10th April 1886 in Gulladuff, near Maghera. Edward McCloy enlisted in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Private Edward McCloy was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders when he was killed in action on Saturday 25th September 1915. He was 29 years old. The Evening Times in Scotland reported on 14th October 1915 that Private C Edward McCloy, from New Stevenston, had been killed in action.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 112-115
CWGC Casualty 734732
Loos-en-Gohelle is a village 5 kilometres north-west of Lens, and Dud Corner Cemetery is located about 1 kilometre west of the village, to the north-east of the N943, the main Lens to Bethune road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 2 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 68
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McCloy family 1901 census lists Edward as age 14 living with the family at house 32 in Gulladuff, Londonderry
2 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Edward McCloy
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023