Roll of Honour

The Fallen of the 6th (Morayshire) Battalion
Seaforth Highlanders
in the Great War 1914 - 1919

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C
D
E
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G
H
I J K
L
M
N O
P Q
R
S
T U
V W Y
 

To accompany Derek Bird’s book The Spirit of the Troops is Excellent: The 6th (Morayshire) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, in the Great War 1914 – 1919, this Roll of Honour is an attempt to commemorate all the men who died while serving with battalion.

Men who had served with the 6th Seaforth but died while serving with other units are not included, but a small number, such as a medical officer who died while attached to the battalion, have been included. The primary source of information was a Commonwealth War Graves Commission listing of 6th Seaforth casualties, but additional information has been added from sources such as Soldiers Died in the Great War and The Morayshire Roll of Honour. According to the latter 4,888 men had served with the battalion during the war and 1,163 were killed or died of wounds or illness. Despite the battalion becoming considerably more cosmopolitan as the war progressed a majority were still from Morayshire and their loss, along with the many others who died while serving with other units, was felt in its close-knit communities for many years.

The sources are liable to have differences in the spelling of names, especially when it comes to the use of ‘Mc’ or ‘Mac’; in official documents it is even possible to find both used in the same man’s records. Where men have the same name their service numbers at the time of death, or confirmation of death in the case of those reported missing, have been included to help differentiate between them. The Terriorials went through a renumbering scheme in early 1917 and their four-figure service numbers were replaced with six-figure ones – the new 6th Seaforth numbers started at 265000. A number beginning with an ‘S’ indicates that a man had originally joined one of the ‘Service’ battalions that were formed after Kitchener’s call to arms. Officers’ service numbers were not normally used.

Care must also be taken regarding ranks as many men were recorded with their substantive rank but may have been holding an acting rank well above that level at the time of their death.

More detailed information on the place of burial or commemoration of an individual can be obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

 
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