Donald Maciver, 12 Laxay

Last address in Lewis: 12 Laxay,
Son of Murdo and Catherine Maciver
Service unit: 1st Scottish Rifles
Service number: 41042
Enlisted at Glasgow
Date of death: 23 September 1918 at the age of 27
Died of wounds in France
Local memorial: Kinloch, Laxay

During an enemy attack he observed a party of the enemy advancing on a farmhouse which commanded the posts held by his Company. He at once moved his Section forward to a position covering the entrances to the house. He beat back several enemy attacks by the well-controlled fire of his Section, and his prompt action and initiative materially assisted his Company in holding their ground. For this he was awarded the DCM.

Donald was one of the children of Murdo (1843) and Catherine (1847), the others being  Alex (1884), Catherine (1876), Christina (1889), Colin (1886), John (1880) and Roderick (1879).

His brother Roderick served in the RNR, and Colin was in the Canadians; both survived the war.

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