Seaforth Highlanders - 6th (Morayshire) Battalion

Seaforth Highlanders - 6th (Morayshire) Battalion

The 6th (Morayshire) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders was a unit of the Territorial Force, with their HQ at Garmouth, at the outbreak of war they were part of the Seaforth and Cameron Brigade, Highland Division and had their HQ at Elgin. G Coy's Drill Hall was in Lhanbryde (now The St Andrews Hotel) When war broke out in August 1914, they had just departed for annual camp and were at once recalled to home base, they mobilised for full time war service on the 5th of August 1914 and the Division concentrated at Bedford. They proceeded to France on the 2nd of May 1915. The Division concentrated in the area of Lillers, Busnes and Robecq and were rushed to the defence of Ypres, being in action until the 19th of May when they moved to Estaires on the River Lys. The brigade was renamed 152nd Brigade, 51st (Highland) Division. They were in action in the The Battle of Festubert and The Second Action of Givenchy before moving south to The Somme taking over the line near Hamel. In 1916 they were in action in the Battles of the Somme, including the attacks on High Wood and The Battle of the Ancre, capturing Beaumont Hamel, taking more than 2000 prisoners. In 1917 They took part in the Arras Offensive, The Battle of Pilkem Ridge, The Battle of Menin Road Ridge and the Cambrai Operations. They remained in the Cambrai area until the 21st of March 1918, when the enemy launched an overwhelming attack and the Division were engaged in a fighting withdrawal back to Bapaume. In April they moved north and fought in The Battles of the Lys before a quiet spell at Oppy near Arras, from May to July. They were then in action at The Battle of the Tardenois, The Battle of the Scarpe, The pursuit to the Selle and the Final Advance in Picardy. They were resting the Cambrai-Iwuy area at the Armistice and demobilisation began December. This Community now includes the 2/6th and 3rd/6th Battalions.

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  • Profile picture for David Calder

    Born 1894

    Died 1915

    British Army 975 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Lewis Macdonald

    Born 1882

    British Army 265835 Private Seaforth Highlanders 2nd/6th

  • Profile picture for Robert James

    Born 1897

    British Army 2393 Private Seaforth Highlanders

    British Army 265808 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Cuthbert

    Born 1881

    British Army 4315 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

    British Army 266913 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Fraser

    Born 1897

    Died 1916

    British Army 1711 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for William Cassels

    Born 1895

    Died 1916

    British Army 2757 Private Seaforth Highlanders

    British Army 2757 Lance Corporal Seaforth Highlanders

  • Profile picture for Roderick Campbell

    Died 1918

    British Army 203264 Private Seaforth Highlanders

  • Profile picture for Alexander Stronach

    Born 1898

    Died 1916

    British Army 1585 Private Seaforth Highlanders 1st/6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for James Taylor

    British Army 2430 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

    British Army 265832 Private Seaforth Highlanders 9th Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Wilson

    Born 1887

    Died 1916

    British Army 3527 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for George Wiseman

    Born 1897

    Died 1917

    British Army 1151 Lance Corporal Seaforth Highlanders

    British Army 265126 Lance Corporal Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Herbert H Woodland

    Died 1917

    British Army 202780 Private Seaforth Highlanders

    British Army 202780 Serjeant Seaforth Highlanders 4th Battalion

    British Army 1958 Serjeant Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for John William Wright

    Born 1895

    British Army 2246 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

    British Army 265710 Private Seaforth Highlanders 5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Peter Leslie Christie

    Born 1889

    British Army 1773 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

    British Army 265446 Serjeant Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for George Grant

    British Army 1175 Private Seaforth Highlanders

    British Army 265135 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Mcaulay

    Born 1888

    British Army 1152 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

    British Army 265127 Private Seaforth Highlanders 9th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Finlay Mcleod

    British Army 1177 Private Seaforth Highlanders

    British Army 265137 Private Seaforth Highlanders

  • Profile picture for John Morrison

    British Army 1149 Private Seaforth Highlanders

    British Army 265124 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

    British Army 265124 Private Seaforth Highlanders 5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for David King

    Born 1877

    British Army 4420 Private Seaforth Highlanders

    British Army 266999 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Gardiner

    Died 1916

    British Army 1726 Private Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion