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Private Thomas McIntosh

2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Service No: 10444

Thomas McIntosh grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of William and Margaret of 17b Coatbank St, Coatbridge. Thomas' brother Private Donald McIntosh of the 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 25/09/1915. 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. Thomas' Pension was awarded to his father and mother.

Born / Resided

Barony / Coatbridge


Killed in Action on the 11/04/1917 at the 1st Battle of the Scarpe (part of the Battle of Arras)




Kipps Locomotive Works



Buried / Remembered

Arras Memorial (Bay 8), Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The MEMORIAL commemorates nearly 35,000 soldiers of the British, South African and New Zealand forces with no known grave. Most of those commemorated were killed in the Battle of Arras, fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917.

Additional Information

The Battalion arrived at Boulogne on the 23/08/1914 and were part of the 10th Brigade, 4th Division. Thomas arrived in France on the 05/05/1915. Thomas was Killed in Action on the 3rd day of the British attack at Arras. This was the the 1st Battle of the Scarpe, 9th – 14th April 1917 and was part of the The Arras offensive (Battle of Arras), 9th April -16th June 1917 : Once again the British are called upon to launch an attack in support to a larger French offensive : the Battles of the Chemin des Dames and the hills of Champagne. The opening Battle of Vimy and the 1st Battle of the Scarpe are very encouraging, but once again the offensive – often known as the Battle of Arras – bogs down into an attritional slog. Final attempts to outflank the German lines at Bullecourt prove terribly costly. See Directory for Thomas' younger brother Donald's page. He is also remembered on the St Patrick's Church Roll of Honour with his brother Donald (see photos). See photos for Thomas' Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, Thomas' Pension Records x 3, his name on the Arras Memorial, his name on the Arras Memorial Panel List and the Seaforth Highlanders Cap Badge.

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