John Macleod, 1 Enaclete

Lance Corporal JOHN MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 1 Enaclete,
Son of Donald Macleod
Service unit: 1st Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3/3669
Date of birth: 8 November 1889
Date of death: 28 September 1915 at the age of 26
Killed in action at Loos
Memorial: Loos Memorial, Panel 119 to 124
Mentioned on family gravestone in Ardroil Cemetery, Lewis
Local memorial: Uig, Timsgarry

John was a tailor in Glasgow. He was one of the children of Donald (1856) and Isabella (1860), the other siblings being Catherine (1896), Donald, Kenneth (1895), Marybell (1899), Murdo (1903), Norman (1892) and Williamina.

From Hebridean Connections
Sergeant John Macleod. Cameron Highlanders, killed in action at the Battle of Loos
In Loving memory of my dear brother John who was killed in France at the Battle of Loos on the 25th September, 1915, aged 26 years.

In the still and quiet hours of night
When sleep has forsaken my eyes,
My thoughts are far away in France
Where my dear brother lies.

His sorrowing sister, Mary Bell MacLeod, 1 Enaclete, Uig, Isle of Lewis.

Marybell's father and four of her brothers served in World War 1: her father Donald MacLeod M.S.M., Cameron Highlanders; and her brothers John, Cameron Highlanders; Donald, Royal Naval Reserve; Norman, Mercantile Marine and Kenneth, Royal Naval Reserve (Trawler Section). It seems John was actually a Private.


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