7th Camerons at the Battle of Loos’ by Joseph Gray
The Highlanders’ Museum
This oil painting shows the 7th Battalion Cameron Highlanders in the midst of the Battle on Hill 70 which took place on September 25th, 1915.
This battle took place at Loos on the Western Front and is notable for the first use of poisoned gas as a weapon by the British. It was also during this battle that Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas-Hamilton, of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, was awarded a Victoria Cross for bravery.
The artist, Joseph Gray, initially fought with the Black Watch before being enlisted as an official war artist. His role was to capture a visual record of battlefields and enemy positions.