John Macleod, 39A Balallan
Piper JOHN MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 39A Balallan,
Son of Marion MacLeod, of 39A, Ballallan Lochs, Stornoway, Scotland, and the late Donald MacLeod.
Service unit: 67th Western Scots Canadian Infantry
Service number: 103327
Date of birth: 1 September 1881
Date of death: 8 February 1919 at the age of 37
Died of wounds in Canada.
Interred: Victoria (Ross Bay) Cemetery, grave N. 18E. T.
Local memorial: Kinloch, Laxay
Served in France for 2 years. Was wounded in France in January 1918, was invalided home to Canada.
Place of birth: Isle of Lewis
Height: 5 ft 7½ in
Hair: Iron grey
Trade / occupation: Waiter
Last address in Lewis: 39A Balallan
Current address: Willows Camp
Volunteered at Victoria on 1 December 1915
John was one of the children of Donald (1837) and Marion (1840), the others being Catherine (1867), Donald (1878), Isabella (1872), John (1881), Mary (1870), Roderick Donald (1890), Roderick (1874, died aged 10 months), Roderick (1876) and Roderick (1865, died aged 19 years).
His brothers Donald and Roderick Dan were also lost in the war, having served in the RAMC and the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Roderick survived the war, having served in the Labour Battn.