10 April 1917

The battalion is in action around Roeux / Fampoux.

During this period, nothing of interest occurred, beyond a platoon of D coy being sent on the night of 10th/11th to support the 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regt who were holding a line of posts on general line H. 9.B.97 to H.10 central. This platoon was released by order of the GOC 11th Infy Bde on a report being made to him of the circumstances under which it was asked for and of the disposition of the Battn when it was desired to maintain intact. An order was also received at 12.30 midday on the 10th to be prepared to occupy the green line in the event of an advance and thus was followed by a further order to advance to that secotr of the GREEN line occupied by the 1st Bn the Rifle Brigade but not to advance unless the 1st Bn the Rifle Brigade advanced from GREEN LINE in support of a Cavalry Brigade. This order was received at 1.50pm on the 10th and one officer was sent to reconnoitre the sector held by the Rifle Brigade and a line of observation posts was established to keep connection and receive immediate notice of any advance. No advance took place, and the officers and connecting posts were withdrawn about 8pm by instructions received from 10th Brigade.

Lewis casualty

Son of Angus and Annie Macdonald, of 19, Lionel, Ness, Lewis.
Last address in Lewis: 19 Lionel
Military unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, D Coy
Service number: 7048
Date of death: 10 April 1917 at the age of 23
Interred: St Nicolas British Cemetery, grave I. D. 5
Local memorial: North Lewis, Cross

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