Wednesday, 4 November 2009

David Newlands, Tongue

David Newlands, eldest son of Angus Newlands (Modsary, Tongue) and Margaret MacKay and grandson of Robert Newlands (schoolmaster at Tongue) and Grace Forbes.

David Robert Newlands 1892-1916.   David was a policeman in Edinburgh before joining the Seaforth Highlanders.  He was killed on the 14th October 1916 in one of the battles of the Somme.  He was at that time a Corporal in the 2nd Battalion of the Seaforths.  His name is on the Skerray War Memorial. He is also commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Photograph and information from his grand niece Sheila Fraser - thank you Sheila.

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