Donald Graham, 30 Borve
Private DONALD GRAHAM
Last address in Lewis: 30 Borve,
Son of Duncan and Mary Graham, of 30, Borve, Barvas, Lewis.
Regiment or division: 2nd Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 3/5591
Enlisted at Inverness
Date of death: 29 October 1914 at the age of 21
Killed in action in France
Interred: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Memorial reference: Panel 38
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Donald appears in the 1901 census, aged 7, at 21 Borve, the son of Duncan (38) and Mary (31), and brother of Maggie (9), Roderick (4) and Jessie (7 months).
His brother Roderick was killed serving with the Seaforth Highlanders in 1917.
Stornoway Gazette, 28 September 1917
We deeply regret to announce that on Wednesday 12 September 1917, Widow Duncan Graham received the sad news from the War Office that her only son, Roderick, fell in action in France. Thi sis the second son of Widow Graham who made the noble sacrifice on the field of battle for his country, his brother Donald having fallen at an early stage in the war. Ruairidh was a fine young fellow, possessed of sterling qualities and well liked by all who knew him. We extend our deep sympathy to his widowed mother in her sore and sad bereavement.