9th (Service) Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

9th (Service) Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Pioneers)

The 9th Seaforth was formed at Fort George on 8th October 1914. The battalion joined the 9th (Scottish) Division at Aldershot in December and in early 1915 became the Pioneers of the 9th Division.

The 9th Seaforth moved to France in May 1915 and first went into the trenches at Bailleul. At the battle of Loos the battalion’s task was to link up the captured trenches and they dug two major communication trenches from the front line to the Hoherzollern Redoubt. The 9th Seaforth earned commendation for its excellent work under heavy fire, and they were often required to fight as infantrymen.

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Attached is a Christmas card from 9th (Service) Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Pioneers) 1915/1916

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