Roderick Macleay, 14 Ballantrushal

Last address in Lewis: 14 Ballantrushal,
Son of Roderick and Margaret Macleay, of 14, Ballantrushal Shader, Barvas, Stornoway.
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7049
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 18 May 1915 at the age of 20
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 38
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Had been at front since commencement of hostilities

His brother Louis died of wounds in January 1918, having served in the 7th Seaforths.

From battalion war diary
The battalion remains engaged in the 2nd battle of Ypres

Very wet. Germans opposite reported to be wearing British uniforms. B coy relieved one coy of 7th A&SH's. This brings our right up to WIELTJE road.

Killed: 2
Wounded: 3

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