John Neil Macrae, 25 Coll
Image courtesy Clan Macrae Roll of Honour
Private JOHN NEIL MACRAE
Last address in Lewis: 25 Coll,
Service unit: 7th Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7241
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 14 July 1916
Killed in action
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 C
Local memorial: Back
John Neil is shown in the 1901 census at 25 Coll, aged 3. Also present are his parents John and Mary (aged 41) as well as his siblings Isabella (14), Donald (11), Angus (6) and Kenneth (1).
His brother Donald was killed in action in 1918 whilst serving with the Canadian Army. His brother Angus also served with the Canadian Army, but survived the war.