December, 1914 - December 1914

Donald Skinner, 12 Main Street, Balintore, while serving with the Seaforth Highlanders at La Bassee in France, is shot in the head, he is carried from the battlefield paralysed in both legs and one arm, he is returned to Britain for hospital treatment. In 1916 Donald is returned home to Balintore, deemed unfit for military service or any general labour.

Donald Skinner circa 1928