Donald Macleod, 12 Garenin

Image (c) Mairi M Macritchie

Last address in Lewis: 12 Garenin,
Son of Donald and Effie Macleod, 12 Garenin
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/6965
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 22 February 1917
Killed in action in Mesopotamia
Memorial: Basra Memorial, Panel 37 and 64

His brother Murdo was killed on the Western Front in 1915. His brother John, who served in the RNR, survived the war.

Stornoway Gazette
Killed in Mesopotamia
Mr Kenneth Macleod, 12 Garenin, has been notified that his son, Pte Donald Macleod, Seaforths, was killed in the Tigris fighting on February 22nd [1917]. Pte Macleod was 22 years of age, and previous to the outbreak of war was serving under the Clyde Trust. A younger brother, Murdo, was killed in France on 10th May 1916. Both lads were loyal and dutiful sons - frank, kind-hearted and of much promise. Widespread is the sorrow and heartfelt the sympathy for the parents, brothers and sisters.

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