Seaman ALEX MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 1A Garyvard,
Son of John and Annabella Macleod, of 1, Garyvard
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Vivid
Service number: 17041DA
Date of birth: 1 January 1893
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 25
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire, was never found
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 32
Local memorial: Park, Kershader
Alex was one of the children of John (1858) and Annabella (1860), the others being Donald (1888), Donald (1886), Effie (1890) and Malcolm (1883).
His brother Malcolm also served in the RNR; his older brother Donald was in the Canadians, and his younger brother Donald served in the Seaforth Highlanders. These three survived the war.