Today we mark the 101st anniversary of the death of Private David Sutherland, killed in action on May 16, 1916. It was to him that the poem In Memoriam, perhaps E Alan Mackintosh’s best known work, was dedicated.
The poem was published after Mackintosh’s death in A Highland Regiment, available to read online here. The full text may also be found on our Poems page.
The photo is Peat Bank by nz_willowherb/Flickr, used under a Creative Commons licence.