Lance Corporal ANGUS MACLEOD
"Aonghas Dhomhnuill Anna"
Last address in Lewis: 5 Lundale,
Son of Donald and Annie Macleod
Married to Christina Macdonald, father of Angus Macleod
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 7378
Enlisted at Glasgow
Date of birth: 17 November 1880
Date of death: 10 December 1916 at the age of 36
Killed in action
Interred: Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, grave IV. C. 2
Local memorial: Great Bernera
Angus was one of the children of Donald (1855) and Annie (1856), the others being Catherine Ann (1900), Donald (1886), Duncan John (1898), John (1882), Kenneth (1883), Malcolm (1893), Murdo (1889) and Norman (1891).
His brother Roderick was killed in action in 1915, serving with the Seaforth Highlanders.
His brothers Donald and Malcolm also served in the Seaforths; Kenneth was in the RNR as was Norman, and Duncan John was in the Merchant Navy.
Battalion war diary for 10 December 1916
The battalion is entrenched at Sailly-Saillisel
Very wet again. Trenches getting worse. At night, the battalion relieved
the 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers in the front line. Comapnies after relief
were distributed as follows: A coy left front, B coy right front, C and
D companies were in support, C coy coming into trenches near Battn HQ
and D coy remaining in its previous position. The front line trenches
were in a really very bad state, and A and B companies spent their first
night in digging men of the Risih Fusiliers out of the mud, where in
some cases they had been stuck for ten hours. All the company work, was
done by the two companies in support in the night.