12 August 1916

It would appear that the battalion is entrenched near Beaumont-Hamel

The weather was absolute perfection. This was a peaceful tour made whole, though in the left company, they were worried considerably by trench mortars and trench prawns. There were one or two casulaties in the left company from hostile sniping.

Lewis casualty

Son of Malcolm McDonald, of 12, Portnaguran, Stornoway.
Last address in Lewis: 12 Portnaguran
Military unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 7476
Date of death: 12 August 1916 at the age of 20
Killed in France
Interred: Bard Cottage Cemetery, grave VI. C. 33
Local memorial: Point (Garrabost)
Decoration: Recommended for gallantry in the field
Had been in firing line since 1914

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