Louis Macleay, 14 Ballantrushal

Last address in Lewis: 14 Ballantrushal,
Son of Roderick and Margaret Macleay, of 14, Ballantrushal, Barvas, Stornoway.
Service unit: B Coy. 7th Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 204506
Enlisted at Glasgow
Date of death: 9 January 1918 at the age of 19
Died of wounds
Interred: Tincourt New British Cemetery, grave IV. E. 10.
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve

His brother Roderick served in the 2nd Seaforths, but was killed in action in May 1915.

Stornoway Gazette
Mr Roderick Macleay, 14 Ballantrushal, has received the sad intelligence that his youngest son, Pte Louis Macleay, Seaforths, has died of wounds received in action on 9 January 1918. The sad news casts a gloom over the whole district. Deceased was only 20 years of age. He was a young man of upright character, a most dutiful son ,a genial and true friend and a general favourite with all who knew him. Deepest sympathy is extended to his bereaved parents, brothers and sisters in their deep sorrow. 

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