Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

MacKintosh, John

Rank: Captain

Regiment: 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

Biography: Son of Lachlan Mackintosh, bank agent; born Hopeman, 13 April 1892 ; educated Aberdeen Grammar School ; matriculated in Arts, 1910 ; graduated M.A., 1913 ; LL.B., 1915 ; Lyon Prize. A former member of the 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, he re-enlisted in the 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (his own County Battalion) as a Private in September 1914. A month later he was commissioned in the second line of that unit, to which he acted for long as Adjutant, rising to the rank of Captain. Like so many other second line officers he was, despite all his efforts to go overseas, retained on home service, until in June 1917 he obtained his wish and joined his regiment in France. At the Battle of Cambrai (November 1917) he was wounded and invalided home. For his services in this battle he was mentioned in dispatches, April 1918. In May he returned to France, and on 23 July 1918 he fell in action near Rheims after several days severe fighting when, as his Colonel wrote, Mackintosh "had done wonders by his coolness and cheeriness under circumstances which were as bad as they could be". After his death he was again mentioned in the King's Birthday List for 1918. Of great clearness of intellect and judgment he might, had he been spared, have gone far in his profession.

Date of Death: 23 July 1918

Burial Details: Buried at St. Imoges' Churchyard, Plot 1, Row B, Grave 6.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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