Donald Macleod, 4 Garenin

Image (c) Mairi M Macritchie

Last address in Lewis: 4 Garenin,
Son of Donald and Mary Macleod, of 4A, Garenin, Carloway, Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Naval Division, Benbow Bttn.
Service number: PO/3409/A
Date of birth: 11 December 1891
Date of death: 1 March 1916 at the age of 24
Died in internment camp at Groningen, Holland
Interred: Groningen Southern Cemetery Northwest part, Class 4, Row 37
Mentioned on family gravestone in Dalmore Cemetery, Lewis
Local memorial: Carloway

Served in Benbow Battalion from 16 September until 9 October 1914, after which he was interned until the end of the war.

Donald appears in the 1901 census at Garenin, aged 9, the son of Donald (40) and Mary (30), and brother of Chirsty (8), John (6), Kate (4) and Maggie (2).

His brother John served in the Royal Garrison Artillery and survived the war.

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