13 April 1917

The battalion is in action around Fampoux, northern France

The Bn was relieved at 5 am on the 13th April by the 5th Cameron Highlanders and were ordered to hold the 4th German system trench line. The enemy's shell fire in this sector was very accurate and as the dug out accommodation was occupied by other units, the Bn sustained some casualties. 1 officer (Lt Mackintosh Walker) and 13 men were wounded and 7 men killed. On the afternoon of the 13th, the Bn was ordered to withdraw to the original British front line, but were unable to effect the withdrawal before dark, with causing unnecessary casualties.

Lewis casualty

Last address in Lewis: 2 Fivepenny
Military unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7405
Date of death: 13 April 1917 at the age of 21
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Arras Memorial, bay 8
Local memorial: North Lewis, Cross
Was wounded in 24 different places on 11 June 1915

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