John Macleod 7 Kirivick
Sergeant JOHN MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 7 Kirivick,
Son of John Macleod
Service unit: 12th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), Labour Corps transf. to (Serjt. 2404). 5th Coy.
Service number: 4274
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 2 June 1917
Killed in action in France
Interred: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck; grave I. M. 11
Local memorial: Carloway
John appears in the 1901 census at 7 Kirivick, aged 5, the son of John (45) and Annie (36), brother of Chirsty (7), Murdo (3) and Maggie (7 months).
He had been promoted to Sergeant before he was killed in an explosion in France. He mobilised with the Gordon's Special Reserve, and subsequently transferred to the Black Watch. Before the outbreak of war he was serving with the Caledonian Railway Company in Glasgow.