War Diaries Talk

Decimation of Battalion

  • hendersondonald by hendersondonald

    The remains of the Camerons were in Brigade reserve after a bloody attack by the Germans. Only 50 men had formed up, presumably most that remained able bodied. The CWGC site has 138 Cameron Highlanders dying on 11 and 12 November 1914, including two CSMs (the previous page to this says C and D Companies were almost entirely lost, which fits). Amazingly, only one officer is included among the 138. Normally the platoon and company officers had the highest fatality rates.


  • Maria64 by Maria64

    Thanks for posting this. Sobering thoughts indeed. Best wishes, Maria