7th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

In the Second World War, the Regiment consisted of the two Regular Battalions, seven Territorial Battalions and the 15th Battalion.


The 7th and 8th Battalions formed part of the 51st Highland Division in France in 1940 and both battalions suffered grievous casualties before escaping through Le Havre.


They were re-formed based on the 10th and 11th Battalions who were still in Scotland. The 7th Battalion remained in the 51st Highland Division for the rest of the war in North Africa and Sicily before returning to take part in the Normandy Landings and through to the Baltic.

Name: Maxwell, Michael Dempster

Rank: Lieutenant

Age: 19

No. 321610

Unit: D Company

Missing since:06-11-1944

Next of Kin: Son of John H and J Bryden Maxwell, of Lingfield, Surrey

Groesbeek Panel: 8

KIA Information: Known to have been taken POW in the Empel area, believed to have died of wounds afterwards.