John Macleod, 25 Laxay
Seaman JOHN MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 25 Laxay,
Son of Colin MacLeod, of 25, Laxay, Lochs, Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMML 411
Service number: 3607/SD
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 24
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Laxay Cemetery, northeast part
Local memorial: Kinloch, Laxay
For some time in the Cameron Highlanders, which he relinquished owing to ill health
John was one of the children of Colin (1847) and Catherine (1853), the others being Angus (1891), Angus (1899, lived for 1 year), Catherine (1880), Christine Ann (1884), Malcolm (1889), Margaret (1895), Margaret (1882) and Roderick (1887).
His brother Malcolm was in the Cameron Highlanders, and Roderick served with the Canadians. Both these were wounded during the war, but survived.