23 April 1916

The battalion is entrenched a few miles southwest of Arras, in northern France, at Berles-au-Bois.

Hostile artillery continued to display and fired about 40 shells from a 4.2" Howitzer situated  near RANSART. These shells were distributed along the whole front held by the Battalion and seeemed to indicate registering of new guns. At night, the enemy attempted to win opposite our right Coy where his move is much  brought about by our artillery fire on 17th and 21st inst. His parties were compelled to cease work owing to our Lewis Gun fire.

Lewis casualty
Son of William and Ann McLeod Macdonald, of 11, Sheshader Point, Stornoway.
Last address in Lewis: 11 Sheshader
Military unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7192
Date of death: 23 April 1916 at the age of 21
Killed in action in France
Interred: Berles-au-Bois churchyard extension, grave D. 1
Local memorial: Point (Garrabost); Nicolson Institute WW1, left panel
In firing line from November 1914

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