Thursday, 3 March 2011

Lewismen from the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders

I am compiling a new site, dedicated to the memory of those Lewismen who fell whilst serving with the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders during the First World War. It will follow the progress of the unit right through the war, and consists of transcripts from the War Diary for the 2nd Seaforths supplemented by maps and tributes to the Fallen. The first casualty, Angus Paterson, was only 18 when he died on 15 September 1914, caught out in the open during an artillery bombardment on the positions east of Soissons. Although he is listed at 5 Upper Barvas, his family connections point to the Mission House at Geshader in Uig. I hope to devote a separate post to that.

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