Loos

Feature type: Locality
Province: British Columbia
Location: On CNR, NW of Crescent Spur
Latitude: 53°36’00”
Longitude: 120°42’00”
NTS map: 93H/10
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

In 1916, the name of the Crescent Island Grand Trunk Pacfic Railway station was changed to Loos. Loos is a town in France near the Belgium border, occupied by Germany in the First World War. In September of 1915, there was a particularly bloody battle at Loos, when ten thousand Allied and German soldiers were killed in less than four hours. The Loos post office was open from 1916 to 1951.

References:

  • Munro, Iain R. Canada and the World Wars. Toronto: Wiley, 1979
  • Topping, William. A checklist of British Columbia post offices. Vancouver: published by the author, 7430 Angus Drive, 1983
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