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Lieutenant Thomas Munro (Lairg)

7th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders - Service No. N/A

Loos Memorial

Lieutenant Thomas Mackay Munro was born in Lairg, Sutherland. He was educated at Tain Royal Academy and Edinburgh University where he was a member of the Officer Training Corps. Thomas was working as a teacher at the outbreak of the war.

Thomas enlisted in the 5th Seaforth Highlanders and was gazetted to the 7th Seaforths after a few months. The battalion went to France in mid-May 1915 landing at Boulogne.

The 7th Battalion was involved in the Battle of Loos losing their colonel and adjutant at eight o’clock in the morning. All four company commanders were killed or wounded early in the action and most of their officers became casualties to murderous shrapnel fire. The Seaforths held their position despite several German attacks.

Lieutenant Munro was one of the officers who was killed on 25th September 1915.

He was 24 years old.

Remembered with Honour Loos Memorial

https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3172204.