John Macdonald, 14 Lower Shader

Last address in Lewis: 14 Lower Shader,
Service unit: 1st Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3/5093
Enlisted at Inverness
Date of death: 23 July 1916 at the age of 24
Killed in action
Interred: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, grave V. K. 17
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Decoration(s):Was recommended for DCM for exceptional bravery in action

John appears in the 1901 census at 15 Shader, aged 16, the son of Angus (55) and Mary (50), brother of Donald (18), Dolina (25), Angus (11). and Donald (8).

His brother Angus served in the Seaforth Highlanders, but  was killed in 1916. His brother Malcolm served in the Seaforths, but survived the war.

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