Private MALCOLM MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 8 Aird Uig,
Son of Donald and Mary Macleod.
Service unit: 1st Gordon Highlanders
Service number: S/9531
Enlisted at Glasgow
Date of birth: 1884
Date of death: 11 April 1917 at the age of 33
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Arras Memorial, Bay 8 and 9
Local memorial: Uig, Timsgarry
Malcolm is one of the children of Malcolm and Margaret (according to Hebridean Connections), the others being Ann (1892), Catherine Ann (1886), John Murdo (1879), Margaret (1882) and Murdo (1890).
His brothers John and Murdo served in the RNR and survived the war.
Malcolm married Mary Fraser from Pitsligo in 1910, and they had Christina Ann, Donald and Mary
Another soldier falls
Last Tuesday [14 April 1917] Mr Donald
Macleod, Aird Uig, received the sad news of the death of his son, Pte
Malcolm Macleod, in France. He joined early in the war, and had been in
many a hot engagement with the Boches. He left behind a young widow and
three children, to whom as well as to his brothers and sisters and to
his aged parents, deep sympathy is extended. This is the second of
Aird’s sons to fall in battle.