Private Joseph Learmonth

Private Joseph Learmonth, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. He was killed in action in Belgium on 25th April 1915 during the Battle of St. Julien and is buried in Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa,  Poelcapelle, Belgium. Over 100 Seaforths lie in this cemetery.  The photograph shows Highlanders trying on their rudimentary gas masks. The Germans had used gas for the first time on the Western Front on the 22nd April.

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