Telegram from the War Office to the family of Second Lieutenant Douglas McKie, 13 April 1917.
The telegram states: 'Deeply regret to inform you Second Lt D.H. McKie 3/ attached 27/ Northumberland Fusiliers died of wound April eleventh. Presumably this refers to your son. The Army Council express their sympathy. Sec War Office'.
McKie was killed during the Battle of Arras (1917) while serving with he 27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers.
From a bound scrapbook containing letters and photographs relating to the life of Douglas Hamlin McKie, Artists' Rifles and Northumberland Fusiliers.
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