20 October 1916

The battalion is now east of Guillemont

Still bitterly cold. A large working party went out to dig or rather fill in old trenches just E of GUILLEMONT. The party had 14 casualties owing to some live rounds or dud shell being struck by a pic or shovel.

Lewis casualty

Son of J. F. and Annie J. Macfarlane, of Stornoway.
Last address in Lewis: 27 Kenneth Street, Stornoway
Military unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: S/43197
Date of death: 20 October 1916 at the age of 24
Killed in action in France
Interred: Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, grave II. E. 5
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial; Nicolson Institute WW1, left panel
Came from Monte Video, South America, to enlist.

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