14 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 Murdo and Henrietta Macdonald, of 20, Upper Shader, Barvas, Stornoway.
Last address in Lewis: 20 Upper Shader
Military unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: S/7139
Date of death: 14 August 1916 at the age of 26
Died of fever in France
Interred: Etaples Military Cemetery, grave IX. E. 6A
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve

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