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...moved to billets near Locon on the 13th, Bout de la Ville 24th, then camp on the Estaires-La Basee road. Took over trenches in Duck's Bill sector 28th. Relieved on 31st and moved back to camp.
Marched via Vielle Chpelle and Port Levis to La Croix-Marmuse on 1st. Took over trenches in Front of Neuve Chapelle 11th. Positions recorded as near Brewery Road and in Hill's Redoubt. Lt MA Fitzroy killed by sniper on 16th. Relieved on 27th and to billets between the crossroads at Les Huit Maisons and Vielle Chapelle.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:52 PM
Would it be possible for someone to copy the 4th Seaforth diary please.
Particularily interested in the dates Aug 1914 - Apr 1915 and Aug 1916 - June 1917.
Quite happy to pay for the time involved in doing this.
Also would the 2/4th Seaforths have had a diary of any kind for the period Nov 1914 - Aug 1916?
Hope someone can help out.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:25 PM
Charles Tennant was killed in action 9/10th May during the attack on Aubers Ridge.
his body was never found and he is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial to the Missing.
Lyn MacDonald's book 1915 Death on Innocence is worth a read too.
Try the above web site also - there is some good stuff on there too.
All the best,
Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:28 PM
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Do you have some more information about that book? It sounds interesting.
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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:38 PM
Has anyone managed to get the 4th Seaforth's war diary in the end ? Many thanks! Am still looking and it appears that although all WD have been digitized by the NA they still aren't all available online.
Posted 08 January 2014 - 05:54 PM
I have managed to get hold of a copy of copy of war diary, badly typed but readable.
What date where you interested in?
Posted 20 July 2015 - 06:14 PM
Hello I have this person on the memorial in my village.
I have a website and am planning a book so was wondering where the 4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders was when he was killed in action
A paragraph in diary on the day or so around his KIA would be most helpful
Born in Eastbourne
Killeds in Action : 19 Sep 1917
Reg no - 201265
France and Flanders
Enlisted at Sheffield
Rank : Lance Cpl
4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders
Son of Elizabeth Suter, of 30, Canterbury St., Chorley, Lancs., and the late John Charles Suter.
His name is on the Tyne Cot Memorial