John Maciver, 3 Park, Barvas

Last address in Lewis: 3 Barvas Park,
Son of Donald Maciver, of 3, Park Barvas, Stornoway.
Service unit: 6th Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3/5358
Enlisted at Inverness
Date of death: 16 July 1917
Died of wounds
Interred: Dozinghem Military Cemetery, I. G. 7

John appears in the 1901 census at 3 Park Barvas, the 5-year old son of Donald (40) and Peggy [Margaret] Maciver (36), along with his sister Barbara (2). He would have been aged around 21 upon death.

Stornoway Gazette
Mr Donald Maciver, 3 Barvas Park, has received official intimation of the death in hospital of his son, Pte John Maciver, Camerons. Last year, John was seriously wounded in the head, the bullet having passed through his shrapnel helmet and penetrated his skull. He however made a speedy recovery and was sent to the front again. He was again wounded, this time so seriously that he succumbed to his injuries. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family.

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