Dugald Macleod, 13 Calbost

Last address in Lewis: 13 Calbost,
Son of Alexander and Annabella Macleod, of 13, Calbost, Lochs, Stornoway.
Service unit: 2nd Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 3/5621
Date of birth: 1892
Date of death: 29 September 1917 at the age of 25
Interred: Gravir Cemetery, New Ground, on East boundary
Local memorial: Pairc, Kershader
Decoration(s):Mons Star
Was twice wounded, lastly at Ypres. Discharged home, where he died.

Dugald was one of the children of Alexander (1858) and Annabella (1862), the others being Catherine (1894), Chirsty Bell, Johanna, John Robert (1900) and Margaret (1896). 

Stornoway Gazette
On Saturday 29 September (1917), a gallant soldier, Corpl. Dugald Macleod, late of the Gordons and son of Alex Macleod, 13 Calbost, passed away. The outbreak of war found Dugald ready, and he went to France in 1914. For a time he was in the thick of the fighting and had some wonderful excapes. Then he was wounded in the shoulder, and after a short spell of hospital life and a brief visit to the home folks, he returned to the front. Again he was wounded and once more he was sent home, being finally discharged. His second wound was more serious, and for a time he made good progress, but lung trouble set in and now he has gone to Peace. A young man of no mean ability, upright in every department of life, dutiful in his family solutions, gentle and kindly among his friends, mates and acquaintances, his loss will be long mourned by a wide circle of admirers. May his memory long remain green. His father and mother, well-known residents in Calbost, have our sincere sympathy in the bereavement. 

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