Private Fred Hallas was killed at the battle of Loos, two months after arriving in France. The 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards had been used primarily in a diversionary role and as flank protection for the main attack. Nevertheless, they suffered over 200 casualties in a fighting unit of 800, one of whom was 14045 Private Fred Hallas. His body was never found in the shell torn ground and was was declared Killed in Action on October 20, 1915. His name is on the Loos Memorial and he was the first New Mill man commemorated in the Institute to be killed.
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