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Private Donald McIntosh

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

Donald McIntosh grave

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Son of William and Margaret of 17b Coatbank St, Coatbridge. Donalds brother Private Thomas McIntosh of the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 11/04/1917 (see next casualty)

Born / Resided

Govan / 17b Coatbank St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Glasgow 1914

Employed

Labourer in the Rivet and Bolt Works, Airdrie / Reservist

Age

22

Buried / Remembered

Cambrin Churchyard Extension Cemetery, 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 64 men from the Memorial to pay the ultimate sacrifice on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. Also remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour

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