LieutenantMACKINTOSH, DONALD

Died 11/04/1917

Aged 21

3rd Bn.
Seaforth Highlanders

V C

Son of Col. Donald J. Mackintosh, C.B., M.V.O., M.B., LL.D. and Margaret F. Mackintosh, of Western Infirmary House, Glasgow. Educated Fettes College. Joined Seaforth Highlanders in 1914.

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 8th June, 1917, records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery and resolution in the face of intense machine gun fire. During the initial advance he was shot through the right leg, but though crippled he continued to lead his men and captured the trench. In the captured trench Lt. Mackintosh collected men of another company who had lost their leader, and drove back a counter-attack. He was again wounded, and although unable to stand, he continued, nevertheless, to control the situation. With only fifteen men left, he ordered his party to be ready to advance to the final objective, and with great difficulty got out of the trench and encouraged his men to advance. He was again wounded and fell. The gallantry and devotion to duty of this officer were beyond all praise."

Buried at BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 1212

Cemetery/memorial reference: II. C. 49.

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