John Macdonald, 34 Lower Shader
Private JOHN MACDONALD
Last address in Lewis: 34 Lower Shader,
Son of Donald and Peggy Macdonald, of 34, Lower Shader, Barvas, Stornoway.
Service unit: 1st Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3/5365
Enlisted at Inverness
Date of death: 25 September 1915 at the age of 19
Died of wounds in Loos
Interred: Gosnay Communal cemetery, grave 1
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve
John appears in the 1901 census, aged 2, with his parents Donald (38) and Mary (33), and siblings Ann (13), Donald (9), Angus (4), and Bella Ann (9 months).
His brother Donald died at home of flu, a few days after demobilisation, in 1919.