Loos Memorial


The Loos Memorial forms the side and back of Dud Corner Cemetery, and commemorates 20,589 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the Battle of Loos in September/October 1915, and on the Lys, Estaires and Béthune fronts in April 1918.

The Battle of Loos - 25 September to 13 Ocotber 1915, was fought by the British I and IV Corps in support of a French offensive in Champagne. Today it is chiefly remembered as the battle in  which very heavy casualties were suffered by only partially trained troops, and for the first use of poison gas by the British.

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 main Lens to Béthune road.


(Thomas Ormrod of the King's (Liverpool Regiment), died on 9 September 1918)

The Loos battlefield looking north from the Loos Memorial
The Loos battlefield looking south from the Loos Memorial