The battalion is in the trenches in northern France, halfway between Arras and Amiens. The war diary for the week preceding George Macdonald's death complains of the shocking state of the trenches due to mud.
Fine, cold and clear. Artillery active on both sides all day. During the afternoon, Germans threw some 30 howitzer shells round the reserve trench and at the same time several field gun shells round front line. Our Howitzers replied with apparent effect on German 2nd line. The Battn was relieved by 7.50pm by Rifle Bde and proceded to billets in Forceville.
Lance-Corporal GEORGE MACDONALD
Son of George MacDonald, of 29, Coll, Stornoway, Lewis.
Last address in Lewis: 29 Coll
Military unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7238
Date of death: 20 November 1915
Killed in action
Interred: Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, grave II. D. 5.
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