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Daniel McMillan


WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

277 Private

10/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, 46th Infantry Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division

Age: 30

Date of Death: 28.8.17

Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 131 to 132

Family history: He was married to Mary and they lived at 26 Middle Street, Grangemouth, with their two children Mary and Elizabeth. Before he enlisted Daniel worked in a wood yard

The action leading to his death

On the 26 August the 10/11th HLI relieved the 9th Black Watch and the 8/10th Gordons in the front line. On the 27 August the general offensive, Third Ypres, continued with the HLI attempting to take Gallipoli Farm. The attack was made by 120 men however, they were repelled by heavy enemy machine gun fire. The casualties were 1 officer and 74 other ranks. On the 28 August the weather intervened and further offensive activity was cancelled. The Battalion was at Pommern Castle and inter company reliefs took place in the line. German shelling was concentrated on Square Farm were the Battalion HQ was located.

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium
Linesman Map

Medals Awarded

1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

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