I tried this under soldiers and did not get anywhere, so I have locked that thread and am trying in this sub-forum. There is very little on the Forum Index about 1st Seaforth in the Middle East.
I am trying to get more on his war service in Mesopotamia and Palestine which I believe was with 1st Seaforth. I cannot find his SWB on Ancestry. I have his NA Service Record ref no, but will not be there fore some months.
I have his MIC from Ancestry if you have a subscription click
and the following from LG
1914 Oct 22. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants. Percy William Straw.
1914 Oct 24. Service battalions. The undermentioned temporary Second Lieutenants' are transferred from (Reserve) Battalions with seniority from the dates shown against their names. Seaforth Highlanders, Percy W. Straw.
1915 Sep 30. Seaforth Highlanders. The undermentioned temporary Second Lieutenants to be temporary Lieutenants: Percy W. Straw.
1917 Jul 20 Sea. Highrs. ; The undermentioned temp. Lts. to be actg. Capts. : P. W. Straw
1917 Sep 26. Gazetted MC
1918 Jan 8. Citation for MC "T./Lt. Percy William Straw, Sea. Highrs. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When a strong hostile counter-attack had driven back troops on his flank, he at once formed a defensive flank, and by his fine personal example and leadership enabled the line to be held and gave time for our counter-attack to drive back the enemy and restore the situation.
1919 Jul 24. Sea. Highrs. Temp. Capt. P. W. Straw, M.C., relinquishes his commission on account of ill health caused by wounds and retains the rank of Capt.