3 May 1915

Heavily bombarded from 3.30 am till 8 am. Dressing station set on fire.
9.30 pm: received word that the link is to be abandoned and that we should retire to the GHQ line. 1st Brigade began to relieve from the right by Battalion from 1 am. The Battalion began to move about 2.15 am, daylight just appearing. All ammunition has already been carried behind the line.

Last address in Lewis: 19 North Shawbost,
Son of Kenneth and Ann Gillies, of 19, North Shawbost, Stornoway.
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 317281
Date of death: 3 May 1915 at the age of 19
Killed in action at St Julien
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, panel 38
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar
Decoration(s):1915 Star

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