On the 9 of April 1917 the 6 Seaforths were with the 152 Brigade, 51(Highland) Division in France preparing to take part in the Battle of Arras.
Private Donald Hugh Mackay was killed in action on the same day as Angus Gunn Mackay from Clashaidy; Donald’s brother in law John George Mackay from Clashnastruag was also killed. The three men are buried in the same cemetery, very close to the place where they were killed in action as the Seaforth Highlanders, charged the enemy trenches.
Donald’s older brother Eric serving with the 15 Battalion Canadian Infantry, was also killed in action during the Battle of Arras. His brother John was also wounded whilst serving beside Eric. (Eric Mackay’s story appears elsewhere in this book.)