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Brian Melville Loudon

In memory of:

Lieutenant Brian Melville Loudon

September 1, 1918

Military Service


Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of the late President and Mrs. James Loudon, of University of Toronto. Bachelor of Arts of University of Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 451 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

DOMINION CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. D. 1.

Location:

Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt is in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 16 kilometres south-east of Arras and 4 kilometres south of the Arras-Cambrai main road. DOMINION CEMETERY is 2.5 kilometres north-east of the village, about 545 metres from the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– The Golden Book : The Military Institute, 1927 (Toronto : University of Toronto Press);
  • Memorial– The Golden Book : The Military Institute, 1927 (Toronto : University of Toronto Press);
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram September 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Brian Melville Loudon
  • Photo of Brian Loudon– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of BRIAN MELVILLE LOUDON– Group photograph of Officers of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) taken in Sept 1916. Of the six Officers in the photograph, three would be killed in action: Lt EM Haldane (standing left) at Hill 70 in August 1917; Lt BM Loudon (standing centre) at The Crow's Nest in Sept 1918 and Lt Geoffrey Snow at Regina Trench in September 1916.
Submitted by the 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project.
Dileas Gu Brath
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted by the 48th Highlanders Museum 73 Simcoe St. Toronto for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of BRIAN MELVILLE LOUDON– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Roll of Honour– Harbord Collegiate Institute  program for Remembrance Day 1931. Listing the names of the school's Fallen.
Submitted by BGen (ret) G Young, 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project.
Dileas Gu Brath
  • Honour Roll– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted by the 48th Highlanders Museum 73 Simcoe St. Toronto for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Cap Badge– Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada)  Submitted by Capt (rtd) V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team. DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Cap Badge– Cap badge 92nd Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada). Lt Loudon originally enlisted in this unit but was sent to the  15th bn as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt (ret’d) V. Goldman,  15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Cap Badge– 15th Bn cap badge. Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.
 
DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder Patch– 1st Division, 3rd Brigade shoulder patch worn by 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada). Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team..

DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial plaque– Memorial plaque for Lt. Brian Melville Loudon. Located inside St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, King Street West at Simcoe Street in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial Plaque located inside St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, King Street 
West at Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario.
  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church– Front Entrance of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
  • Memorial– The 15th Battalion memorial at Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt, France on the site of the wooded hill known during the war as ‘The Crow’s Nest’. The 15th Battalion assaulted and captured ‘The Crow’s Nest”on 01 Sept 1918 in the opening phase of the Canadian attack on the Drocourt-Queant Line. The memorial was dedicated on 26 April 2010 to those of the 15th Battalion who fell here and in the breakthrough of the D-Q line in early September 1918.  	
			
DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Chateau– The rebuilt Chateau in Chateau Wood, Hendecourt les Cagnicourt. It was part of the objective when the 15th Battalion assaulted The Crow's Nest on 01 September 11918. Lt Loudon was killed leading his platoon in the assault on Chateau Wood. In honour of Lt Loudon, one of the Chateau's meeting rooms was named after him during the reception at the Chateau that followed the 26 April 2010 dedication of the 15th Battalion's Crow's Nest memorial.
  • The Crow's Nest Memorial– The 15th Battalion memorial at Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt, France on the site of the wooded hill known during the war as “The Crow’s Nest”.  The 15th Battalion assaulted and captured the Crow’s Nest on 1 Sept 1918 in the opening phase of the Canadian attack on the Drocourt-Queant Line.  The memorial was dedicated on 26 April 2010 to those of the 15th Battalion who fell here and in the breakthrough of the D-Q line in early September 1918.  Submitted by Capt (rtd) V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team. DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Grave Marker– Grave of Lt Brian M Loudon, 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada), Dominion Cemetery, Hendecourt-Les-Cagnicourt, France. Dileas Gu Brath.
Photo by BGen G Young, 15th Bn Memorial Project. 08 Nov 09

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