Donald Macleod, 41 Park, Carloway

Last address in Lewis: 41 Park Carloway,
Son of John and Barbara Macleod, of 41, Carloway,
Service unit: 4th Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Service number: 443377
Date of death: 1 September 1918 at the age of 32
Killed in action
Interred: Dury Crucifix Cemetery, grave II. D. 38
Local memorial: Carloway
Joined up in 1915

Date of birth: 8 September 1888
Place of birth: Isle of Lewis
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light brown
Religion: Presbyterian
Trade / occupation: Fireman
Volunteered at Vernon Camp on 24 July 1915

Donald appears in the 1901 census at the Ladies Schoolhouse in Carloway, aged 14, the son of John (61) and Barbara (44) and brother of Maggie (10), Effie (1) and Annie (3).

Stornoway Gazette, 27 September 1918
Widow John Macleod (Ian Chalum), 41 [Park] Carloway, has received intimation that her son, Pte Donald Macleod, Canadians, has been killed. He went over to British Columbia some 7 years ago, and saw over 3 years service in France. Donald was on transport duty and was killed by shell fire. He was 34 years old and of a very bright disposition and a general favourite of all he came into contact with. The greatest sympathy goes out to Mrs Macleod and family in the loss of a loyal and dutiful son and brother.

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