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  cap badgePrivate Donald McIntosh

2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 'E' Company
Service No: 3/6844

Donald McIntosh grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of William and Margaret of 17b Coatbank St, Coatbridge. Donald's brother Private Thomas McIntosh of the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 11/04/1917. From the 1901 Census - Address - Bogside Row, Coatbridge - William McIntosh aged 47, Margaret W McIntosh aged 58, Janet McIntosh aged 14, Thomas McIntosh aged 11, Catherine McIntosh aged 9, Donald McIntosh aged 7, William McIntosh aged 5, James McIntosh aged 1. Donald's Pension was awarded to his father and mother.

Born / Resided

Govan / 17b Coatbank St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Glasgow 03/12/1913

Employed

Labourer in the Rivet and Bolt Works, Airdrie / Reservist

Age

21

Buried / Remembered

Cambrin Churchyard Extension Cemetery (G. 4), Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

At one time, the village of Cambrin housed brigade headquarters but until the end of the First World War, it was only about 800 metres from the front line trenches. The village contains two cemeteries used for Commonwealth burials; the churchyard extension, taken over from French troops in May 1915, and the Military Cemetery "behind the Mayor's House." The churchyard extension was used for front line burials until February 1917 when it was closed, but there are three graves of 1918 in the back rows. The extension is remarkable for the very large numbers of graves grouped by battalion, the most striking being the 79 graves of the 2nd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and 15 of the 1st Cameronians (Row C), the 35 of the 2nd Royal Welch Fusiliers and 115 of the 1st Middlesex (Row H), all dating from 25 September 1915, the first day of the Battle of Loos. Cambrin Churchyard Extension contains 1,211 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 8 being unidentified. There are also 98 French, 3 German and 1 Belgian burials here.

Additional Information

Donald was yet another of the many men from the Memorial to pay the ultimate sacrifice on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. See Directory for Donald's brother Thomas' page. Grave photo donated by Mick McCann at the britishwargraves.co.uk. Also remembered on the St Patrick's Church Roll of Honour with his brother Thomas (see photos). See photos for Donald's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clippings x 2, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, another photo of Donald's Grave, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, his Service Records x 15, Cambrin Churchyard Extension Cemetery, Donald's Pension Records x 2 and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Cap Badge.

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