Monday, 28 February 2011

No coincidence - Roeux British Cemetery

The story behind the Lewis burials at this cemetery is similar to that of the Brown's Copse Cemetery, which is situated about 3/4 mile to the north. The three men that this post refers to were all serving with the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, and were all killed in action on 3 May 1917, during the battle to take Roeux, which lasted until the 16th of that month.

S/9220 Cpl Alex Macleod (aged 28), son of Kenneth and Mary, 56 North Tolsta, grave A. 16
3/7248 Pte Donald Smith (aged 22), son of Angus and Catherine, 23 South Bragar, grave C. 21.
514 Pte Angus Maciver (aged 27), 45 Lower Bayble, grave D. 38.

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