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I have a large photo of D Co., undated, with names, and would like to trace those in it. I believe it was taken in 1914 or shortly before overseas deployment, but experts on the 2nd might be able to help me get a better handle on this. Company CO, in an inset photo, was Capt. R. LAING. Seated center in the group is Lieut. H.M. SPENCER, who I know was killed at St Julien in April, 1915. I believe this Company suffered greatly in this action. Does anyone have a D Company, 2nd Btn. listing for the war?

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Hi Jesse,

I have the 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders 'War Diary' for April 25, 1915. The last page for the entry lists all active officers by Comapany. HOWEVER my copy stops after 'B' Company! I was simply crushed it didnt go further-you would have had your names.

At least you know where to look.

Good luck,

David

Canada

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Hello David & Jessie,

Regarding the 2nd Seaforths, the Regimental Journal "Caber Feidh" has some very nice photographs of the Sergeants mess in 1921/1922 showing all the surviving sergents wearing their ribbons and giving a detailed name by name listing at the bottom.

Regards Ken.

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Why don't you contact the Custodian of the Regimental Museum up at Fort George ? They will have this info. at hand, surely ? When I was there in June, the guy dissapeared thro' the back for all of 2mins, and returned with the lists, listed by battalion/company..... He said they also have batt. photos, so would be easy to make a copy of your's, and then match against what they have.

They also like, and deserve, to see a small donation for doing work for researchers. They do NOT like medal-collectors/dealers btw..........

http://www.qohldrs.co.uk/html/about_us.htm

Slainte, Alan

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Thank-you all for your replies. I appreciate the helpfulness of those within this forum. Per your advice, I have just sent e-mail to the Ft. George Museum. I believe the photo was actually taken there, and suspect that some half of those in it did not survive the war. I have run the names through the CWGC, but many of them are common not only to the Regiment, but to the Battalion, as well. I am in the US, so not too adjacent to Regimental Archival sources.

Thanks again,

Jesse

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  • 8 years later...

Hello Jesse,

I have a copy of the 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders War Diary.

I show Captain (not Lieut) H.M. SPENCER as commanding C coy.

Your photo may be prior to his promotion and attachment to the 2nd Bn.

The Roll of Officers is as follows:

Roll of officers for April 1915

Page 15

Lt Col R.S. VANDELEUR

C.M.G. – Comdg.

Wounded 25th

Major K. W. ARBUTHNOT

Senior Major

Killed 25th

Major E. CAMPION

Comdg. From 26th

Capt. Hon. E. O. CAMPBELL

D.S.O. - Adjutant

Wounded 25th

Lt. D. MUNRO

Quartermaster

Lt. A. R. BURNESS

Machine Gun officer

Died of wounds 25th

Lt. N. I. MacWATT

Transport officer

Lt. P. W. JAMES

R.A.M.C. - Medical officer

Rev. A. R. YEOMAN

C.F.

A coy

Major E. CAMPION

Comdg till 25th – to Comdg Battn.

Capt. J. O. HOPKINSON

Comdg after 25th – rejoined from Hosp 19th

Lt. G. M. MacKENZIE

(3rd Battn)

Wounded 25th

Lt. B. STEWART

Wounded 25th

2nd Lt. A.I.D.CAMERON

([illegible])

Died of wounds 25th

2nd Lt. S.H. MacCULLOCH

Till 26th when he took comd of B coy

B coy

Capt. K. D. M. MacLACHLAN

Comdg

Wounded 25th

Died of wounds 29th

Capt. B. N. LUMSDEN

Missing 25th

Lt. I. P. H. CHALMERS

(3rd Bn)

To Hosp - Shock 26th

Lt. J. F. GLASS

Wounded 25th

Died of wounds 26th

2nd Lt. W.N.L. BOYD

Wounded & Missing 25th

2nd Lt. S.H. MacCULLOCH

From A coy to comdg. 26th

2nd Lieut. D KINGSLEY

Joined 29th

C & D coys are as follows:

Roll of officers (April 1915) contd.

C coy

Capt. H. M. SPENCER

Killed 25th

Capt. W. A. A. MIDDLETON

Killed 25th

Lt. R. G. BARLOW

To Hosp – Shock – 25th

Lt. I. N. FYFE-JAMIESON

Wounded 25th

2nd Lt. J. G. H. FIELDEN

Killed 25th

2nd Lt. H. C. S. Munro

From D coy to comd from 25th

D coy

Capt. F. ANDERSON

Wounded 25th

Lt. C. E. BAIRD

Wounded 27th to Hosp 29th

2nd Lt. H. C. S. MUNRO

To comd C coy on 25th

2nd Lt. M. MacPHERSON

(3rd Bn)

Wounded 7th

2nd Lt. H.E.R. WIDNELL

(3rd A&S Highrs) to comd of D coy from 29th

2nd Lt. M.A. ARBUTHNOT

(3rd Bn) joined 17th

Wounded 25th

2nd Lt. J.M. LOW

Rejoined from Hospital 27th

Kindest Regards,

Tom Lang.

P.S. Hope this re-invigorates your posting...

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