William Macneill, 1 Carishader
Lance Sergeant WILLIAM MACNEILL
Last address in Lewis: 1 Carishader,
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 9393
Date of birth: 18 March 1888
Date of death: 9 May 1915 at the age of 27
Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, panel 38 and 39,
Mentioned on family gravestone in Ardroil Cemetery, Lewis
Local memorial: Uig, Timsgarry
Had served 9 years with Seaforths in India (Medal and Clasp); was awarded DCM for gallantry at Givenchy and awarded Russian Cross of the Order of St George (4th Class).
William appears in the 1901 census, aged 13, the son of William (56) and Isabella (50), and brother of Catherine A (23), Malcolm (18), John (17) and Mary (8).