15 July 1916

A large draft of 170 joined us on the 15th. A good looking lot but a mixture of 4th Seaforths, 4th and 6th Gordons. On the nights of the 15th and 16th, the Battalion was employed in carrying up gas cylinders to the trenches in front of AUCHONVILLERS. The weather was bad.

Lewis casualty

Son of Murdo and Christina McSween, of Garrabost, Stornoway.
Last address in Lewis: 8 Lower Garrabost
Military unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7442
Date of death: 15 July 1916 at the age of 19
Killed in action
Interred: Doullens Communal Cemetery, extension, no 1, grave III. D. 5
Local memorial: Point (Garrabost)
Also mentioned on family gravestone in cemetery at Eye

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