A Great War First Day of the Battle of Loos Casualty trio awarded to Private E. Loton, 8th Service Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry, who was present out on the Western Front from 8th September 1915, and only shortly afterwards was embroiled in the Battle of Loos, being killed in action on the first day of the battle on 25th September 1915.

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A Great War First Day of the Battle of Loos Casualty trio awarded to Private E. Loton, 8th Service Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry, who was present out on the Western Front from 8th September 1915, and only shortly afterwards was embroiled in the Battle of Loos, being killed in action on the first day of the battle on 25th September 1915.

Group of 3: 1914-1915 Star; (15190 PTE E. LOTON. SOM: L.I.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (15190 PTE. E. LOTON. SOM.L.I.)

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Ernest Loton was born in Smethwick, Staffordshire, and with the outbreak of the Great War enlisted into the British Army at Birmingham and saw service as a Private (No.15190) with the 8th Service Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Present out on the Western Front from 8th September 1915, and only shortly afterwards was embroiled in the Battle of Loos, being killed in action on the first day of the battle on 25th September 1915. Having no known grave, he is commemorated by name on the Loos Memorial.