Thursday, 3 March 2011

No coincidence - Houplines

Houplines is a small town east of Armentières on the border between France and Belgium. Three of the burials at the Communal Cemetery extension are for Lewismen from the 2nd battalion Seaforth Highlanders who fell when the town was first taken in October 1914. They are all buried in section II. D.:

6401 Sgt Norman Campbell (aged 35), 37 Gelir, died 20 October 1914, grave 10
6533 Pte Donald Macdonald (aged 38), 13 Habost (Ness), Son of Angus and Catherine, died 22 October 1914, grave 21.
6946 Pte Aulay Macaulay (aged 32), 32 Breasclete, died 20 October 1914, grave 5.

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