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WWI

3. [ history ]

WWI
1914 - 1919

A brief outline of 51st (Highland) Division in the First World War 1914 - 1919

Mobilisation & WWII

4. [ history ]

Mobilisation & WWII
Late 1938 - Jan 1940

From the "call out" of the TA in late 1938 to embarkation at Southampton for Le Havre in January 1940.

5. [ pow ]

volunteering - capture
1939 - 1940

From Henry Owens' volunteering in 1939 to his capture at St. Valery in 1940

The B.E.F.

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The B.E.F.
Jan - Jun 1940

The 51st Highland Division landed in Le Havre in January 1940 as part of the British Expeditionary Force [B.E.F.] On 28th March they were deployed into the defensive line relieving the French 21st Division between Bailleul and Armentiéres...

St. Valéry

7. [ history ]

St. Valéry
June 1940

General Fortune considered all the options, a counter attack, further resistance, retaking the town but against this there was no possibility of evacuation or support, the men were exhausted and virtually out of ammunition, with no artillery ammunition at all. Shortly before 1000hrs on the 12th June General fortune took the most difficult of decisions - to surrender...

Tripoli

8. [ history ]

Tripoli
Jan 1943

The 51st Highland Division moved along the cost with the New Zealand Division and 7th Armoured Division carrying out a flanking attack. Failure to succeed in occupying Tripoli would cause Montgomery to have to fall back...

The Mareth Line

9. [ history ]

The Mareth Line
March 1943

The Mareth line was formed at the narrow point between the coast and the Matmata hills. The plan was to smash the Mareth defensive lines through the Matmata Hills into the Gabes Gap, which would later be the area of the battle of Wadi Akarit.

Wadi Akarit

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Wadi Akarit
Apr 1943

The battle of Wadi Akarit took place in a narrow coastline strip between the sea and the coastal towns of Gabes and El Hamma. Between these was the Gabes gap. The Wadi Akarit ran across the gap at the coastal end and to the Roumana Ridge inland and to the west. This area was the objective for the 51st Highland Division...

VIZZINI and FRANCOFONTE

11. [ history ]

VIZZINI and FRANCOFONTE
13th - 15th July 1943

Details of the action at VIZZINI and FRANCOFONTE, Sicily, 13th - 15th July 1943

Sferro Hills

12. [ history ]

Sferro Hills
Jul/Aug 1943

Description of the Battle for the Sferro Hills, late July - early August 1943

Normandy

13. [ history ]

Normandy
Nov 1943 - Jul 1944

The 51st Highland Division landing took place to the west of the Ornnemouth in the 1st Corps area and crossed the River Orne. The operations in the following weeks were some of the worst the Division had experienced...

The Triangle

14. [ history ]

The Triangle
June-July 1944

after initial operations by 5th Black Watch against the area of Douvres, 153 Brigade followed by 152 Brigade crossed the Orne to operated to the east of the Orne and north east of Caen centred on an area known as the Triangle...

15. [ public ]

152 INFANTRY BRIGADE HQ AT "CASTLE EMBOURG"
December 1944

Scanned document kindly sent to us by Georges Laloux in December 2009 showing Officers from 152nd Infantry Brigade H.Q. [Seaforth Highlanders] who stayed in "Embourg Castle" during December 1944 and the Ardennes Campaign.

Ronchamps

16. [ history ]

Ronchamps
10th Jan 1945

On 10th January 152 Brigade moved through 153 Brigade with the task of pushing across the Marche - La Roche road and on to take Ronchamps thus covering the right flank of the divisional advance down the Ourthe valley.

17. [ history ]

Goch
19th Feb 1945

Goch was planned as the Divisions final objective in Operation Veritable. The task fell to 153 Brigade...

 
Pte. MacPherson, 9th Royal Scots Join 51st

1. [ account ]

Pte. MacPherson, 9th Royal Scots Join 51st
9th Royal Scots Join 51st Highland Division

An extract from Pte. MacPherson's Diary of Active Service detailing his movements between 29th February to 4th March 1916 as the 9th Royal Scots joined the 51st (Highland) Division.

152 BRIGADE’S ATTACK ON BEAUMONT-HAMEL

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152 BRIGADE’S ATTACK ON BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Extract from "The Spirit of the Troops is Excellent" by Derek Bird

An extract from Derek Bird's "The Spirit of the Troops is Excellent" detailing 152 Brigade's attack on Beaumont-Hamel, 13 NOV 1916.

Sgt. Alexander Edwards

3. [ account ]

Sgt. Alexander Edwards
Awarded VC, 31st July - 1st August 1917

Sgt. Edwards, 1/6th Seaforth Highlanders, awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery in attack during 31st July & 1st August 1917, North of Ypres, Belgium.

Lance Corp. Robert McBeath

4. [ account ]

Lance Corp. Robert McBeath
Awarded VC 20th November 1917

L/Cpl Robert McBeath, 1/5th Seaforth Highlanders, awarded the Victoria Cross, West of Cambrai, France, 20th November 1917.

Sgt. John Meickle

5. [ account ]

Sgt. John Meickle
Awarded VC, 20th July 1918

Sgt. John Meickle, 4th Seaforth Highlanders, awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery on 20th July 1918 near Marfaux, France

6. [ account ]

Movements leaving Lille
April 1940

Account of the "Movements of 51 Div. and Attached Tps. since leaving Lille Area" [April 1940].

Provided by Mr Michael Thomson of Perth who provided various artefacts from his Uncle, Major David K Thomson, who was in the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) in the Divisional Supply Regiment.

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The Battle of Abbeville
3rd - 6th June 1940

Description of the attack on Abbeville, from 'The Highland Division' by Eric Linklater.

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El Alamein - A Gunner's View
Personal Account By Captain J T Lang

Captain John Lang served with 128th (H) Field Battery RA (TA). He was at El Alamein and this is his personal account.

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Defense of Point 198
6th April 1943

An account of the defense of Point 198 at Wadi Akarit on 6th April 1943. This account is taken from "OPERATION SCIPIO - THE 8TH ARMY AT THE BATTLE OF THE WADI AKARIT" by kind permission of the author B. S. Barnes.

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MAJOR ANDREWS, 5TH SEAFORTH, WADI AKARIT
6th April 1943

An account of the operation to take a ridge called Djebel Roumana at Wadi Akarit on 6th April 1943. This account is taken from "OPERATION SCIPIO - THE 8TH ARMY AT THE BATTLE OF THE WADI AKARIT" by kind permission of the author B. S. Barnes.

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Medic's View of Wadi Akarit
6th April 1943

An account from a Medic of the fighting at Wadi Akarit on 6th April 1943. This account is taken from "OPERATION SCIPIO - THE 8TH ARMY AT THE BATTLE OF THE WADI AKARIT" by kind permission of the author B. S. Barnes.

12. [ account ]

Sicily - 128th Field Reg. Account
31st July 1943

A description from the History of 128th (Highland) Field Regiment R.A of the BATTLES FOR GERBINI, SFERRO HILLS, CATANIA PLAIN AND BIANCAVILLA.

13. [ account ]

PIOBAIREACHD
51st Highland Division Newsletter

PIOBAIREACHD was the name given to the 51st Highland Division newsletter which was produced from 14 June 1944.

14. [ op order ]

5th Camerons Op. Order No. 1
Normandy, 17th July 1944

This Operation Order was kindly provided by Mrs TBM Lamb and was signed by her late husband, then Adjutant of 5th Camerons.

15. [ account ]

2nd Seaforth Account of the Reichswald Battles
February 1945

This account was attached to the 2nd Seaforth's War Diary - covers the part taken by the 2nd Battalion in the Operations of February 1945 which resulted in the clearing of the West bank of the Rhine from Nijmegen. (Reichswald)

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152 Brigade Op. Order No.12 - OPERATION 'VERITABLE'
Reichswald, 4th February 1945

Operation Order No. 12 (Operation 'Veritable') listed in full - dated 4th February 1945 (Reichswald)

17. [ account ]

Attack on Goch, 5 Black Watch
Goch, Reichswald, 18th February 1945

John McGregor's account of the attack on Goch (Reichswald) by 5th Black Watch on the 18th February 1945 - taken from "The Spirit of Angus" by John McGregor.

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152 Brigade - Operation Plunder - Attack on Groin
Late March 1945

152 Brigade Operations during Operation Plunder - the Rhine Crossing - and the attack on Groin

19. [ account ]

Attack on Groin, 5th Seaforth
Late March 1945

An account of the attack on Groin (Rhine Crossing - Operation Plunder) by 5th Seaforth Highlanders, taken with kind permission from "Battalion" by Alastair Borthwick.

 
Solider of the 5th Seaforth Highlanders, c.1914

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Solider of the 5th Seaforth Highlanders, c.1914
c. 1914/15

A solider of the 5th Seaforth Highlanders. Sutherland and Caithness. 152 Brigade. (c. 1914/15)

Sgt. Edwards with Fiancee & Sister

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Sgt. Edwards with Fiancee & Sister

Picture shows Sgt. Alexander Edwards with his fiancée Bella Christie and his

sister Janet.

The Edwards Brothers

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The Edwards Brothers

This picture shows Brothers Alexander, John and William Edwards. Sgt. Alexander Edwards was awarded the VC in July 1917.

Sgt. Alexander Edwards

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Sgt. Alexander Edwards
Awarded VC, 31st July - 1st August 1917

Sgt. Alexander Flemming Edwards, awarded the Victoria Cross, 31st July - 1st August 1917

King George & Sgt. Edwards

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King George & Sgt. Edwards
Awarded VC, 31st July - 1st August 1917

Alexander is pictured being awarded his Victoria Cross by King George on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on 26th September 1917.

Lewis Gun Post

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Lewis Gun Post
4th Seaforths, Wancourt, 23 Oct 1917

A Lewis gun post of the 4th Seaforth Highlanders, 51st Division, nr. Wancourt, 23rd October 1917.

L/Corp. McBeath

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L/Corp. McBeath
Awarded VC, 20th November 1917

Awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery during the attack by 1/5 Seaforth at the Battle of Cambrai, France.

Sgt. John Meickle

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Sgt. John Meickle
Awarded VC, 20th July 1918

Sgt. John Meickle, 4th Seaforth Highlanders, Awarded Victoria Cross, 20th July 1918 near Marfaux, France.

Seaforth Highlanders TA pipes & drums

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Seaforth Highlanders TA pipes & drums
Inter-war period

Seaforth Highlanders TA pipes & drums (during the inter-war period) - kindly sent to us by Sandy Reid.

Seaforth Highlanders TA pipes & drums

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Seaforth Highlanders TA pipes & drums
Inter-war period

Seaforth Highlanders TA pipes & drums (during the inter-war period) - kindly sent to us by Sandy Reid.

Seaforth Highlanders TA pipes & drums

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Seaforth Highlanders TA pipes & drums
Inter-war period

Seaforth Highlanders TA pipes & drums (during the inter-war period) - kindly sent to us by Sandy Reid. This photo show what is likely to be a TA training camp in the background.

Seaforth TA pipes & drums

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Seaforth TA pipes & drums
Inter-war period

Seaforth Highlanders TA pipes & drums (during the inter-war period) - kindly sent to us by Sandy Reid.

Anti-Tank Ditch Nr. Mareth

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Anti-Tank Ditch Nr. Mareth
March 1943

5th Seaforth in the anti-tank ditch near Mareth.

Diagram of Battle of Wadi Akarit

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Diagram of Battle of Wadi Akarit
April 1943

Diagram of the Battle of Wadi Akarit, from "The History of the 51st Highland Division" by J B Salmond

Moving into Position, Wadi Akarit

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Moving into Position, Wadi Akarit
Wadi Akarit, April 1943

Men of the Seaforth Highlanders moving into position at Wadi Akarit., April 1943

5th Seaforth at Sousse

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5th Seaforth at Sousse
5th July 1943

Men of 5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders arrive at Sousse Harbour prior to embarkation to Sicily and the start of Operation Huskey.

Lieutenant Alan Southworth

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Lieutenant Alan Southworth
2nd Seaforth, Sicily, July 1943.

Lieutenant Alan Southworth, I.O. 2nd Seaforth, Sicily July 1943.

The Advance on Hertogenbush

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The Advance on Hertogenbush
24th Oct 1944

2nb Seaforth Highlanders, 152 Brigade, advancing in Bren Gun Carriers towards Schijndel, 24th Oct 1944

Castle Embourg

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Castle Embourg
December 1944

"Castle Embourg" was the local name for Chateau Piedboeuf, located in the (then small) village of Embourg, south of Liége. It seems that 152 Infantry Brigade H.Q. (Seaforth Highlanders) was situated at the Chateau in December 1944 during the Ardennes Campaign.

This scanned image is of a list of Officers and Soldiers who stayed in the home of Georges Laloux (then thirteen years old) in Embourg.

5th Seaforths attack on Mierchamps

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5th Seaforths attack on Mierchamps
January 1945

5th Seaforths attack on Mierchamps

2nd Seaforth, Reichswald Forest, 11th Feb 1945

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2nd Seaforth, Reichswald Forest, 11th Feb 1945
11th Feb 1945

Men of the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders advancing through the Reichswald Forest. In close support of them are flame throwing Churchill Tanks. So far no heavy concrete emplacements have been encountered so the flame throwers have not been in action but they advance with the forward troops so they can be called on for instantaneous action. 152 Brigade. Sgt Silverside 11 February 1945

Sketch Map of Groin, March 1945

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Sketch Map of Groin, March 1945
March 1945

Sketch map showing key features of the attack on Groin