Malcolm Macleod, 18 Balallan
Gunner MALCOLM MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 18 Balallan,
Son of Malcolm and Johanna Maceod, of 18, Balallan, Stornoway, Ross-shire.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Idaho
Service number: 14384/DA
Date of birth: 19 September 1896
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 20
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire, was never found
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 32
Had shortly beforehand passed to be a gunner
Local memorial: Kinloch, Laxay
Malcolm was one of the children of Malcolm (1855) and Joan (1868), the others being Alex John (1897), Catherine (1906), Elizabeth (1896), Janet (1900), John (1911), John (1902), Norman (1909) and Norman (1904, only lived for 10 days).
His brother Alexander John served in the Seaforth Highlanders, and survived the war.