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.