Friday, 18 March 2011

These losses speak of the gallantry of all ranks

The date is 11 April 1917, and the war diary of the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders gives a precise and dispassionate account of an attack on the Hyderabad Redoubt near Fampoux, northern France. Heavy machine gun fire resulted in losses amounting to 364 out of a total strength of 432. Six out of the 364 were from Lewis, and are mentioned on this page.

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