Malcolm Macaskill, 3 Kirivick
Lance Corporal MALCOLM MACASKILL
Last address in Lewis: 3 Kirivick,
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Macaskill, of 3, Kirwick Carloway, Stornoway.
Service unit: B Coy. 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/6810
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 26 April 1915 at the age of 22
Died of wounds in St Julien
Interred: Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa, grave C. 7
Local memorial: Carloway
Had been at the front since start of the war
Malcolm appears in the 1901 census at 3 1/3 Kirivick, aged 9, the son of Norman (51) and Annie (43) and brother of John (7) and Dorothy (4).
His brother John served in the Gordon Highlanders and survived the war, in spite of being wounded in 1915.
Battalion war diary, 26 April 1915
The battalion is in trenches near Wieltje, northeast of Ypres. The 2nd battle of Ypres is in progress.
Weather was very hot and sunny. There was a great deal of shelling all the time.
Very heavy shelling from 11.30 am until 12.30pm.
1.40pm: Heavy bombardment of enemy