Lance Corporal DUGALD MACLEOD
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
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).
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.