Lendrum, Harold Bruce
Regiment: 6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Biography: Son of Rev. John Lendrum, M.A., Elgin ; born Nagpore, 9 October 1895 ; educated at Elgin Academy and Aberdeen University, where he matriculated in Arts 1913. In September 1914 he enlisted in the 6th Seaforth Highlanders, and crossed with that Battalion to France, April 1915. Commissioned in June he threw himself with ardour into training for his duties, and for a time did much good work as an Instructor. In April 1917 he joined his old Battalion on active service in France and was forthwith engaged in some heavy fighting. During the great battle of 31 July on the Ypres salient, while leading his platoon to a further objective, he was severely wounded and died the following day, 1 August 1917. His C.O. wrote : "I am deeply grieved at his death for he was ever a smart, keen, conscientious and gallant soldier. On the day of battle he led his men like a hero and never once flinched." "He fell", says a brother officer, "accomplishing a piece of work which has yet further added to the splendid name of this Battalion."
Date of Death: 01 August 1917
Burial Details: Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Westvleteren, Plot 2, Row H, Grave 1.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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