Item Details

Call Number: MS Gen 1376/2/5
Title: Aftermath of the Battle of Loos, November 1915
Date of Creation: Between 1960 and 1969
Place of Creation: Menstrie, Scotland
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Gen 1376
Content: Robert McOwan's recollections of World War One. The Aftermath of the Battle of Loos. November, 1915 (6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders). Typescript, 1960s.
Describes his first experience of a battlefield, being ordered to comb the battlefield in search of the dead, search the bodies for ID and dig graves. Recollects visiting Le Rutoire Cemetery in 1928 where he believes many of these bodies were re-interred after the war.
Physical Description: 2 sheets.
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Memoirs
Accession Number: 2294
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Robert McOwan 1896-1978
Private McOwan (later Acting Corporal), 16001, 16 Platoon, D Company, 6th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1915-c.1919.
subject: Great Britain. Army. 6th Cameron Highlanders
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