Donald Macleod, 11 Ranish

Dòmhnall Iain Chailein Thormoid agus b’i Màiri Dhòmhnaill Eachainn, à 3 Cromor, a mhàthair
Last address in Lewis: 11 Ranish,
Son of John McLeod, of 11, Ranish
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7257
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 25 April 1916 at the age of 19
Killed in action in Mesopotamia
Memorial: Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 37 and 64
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Held Mons Star

His brother Neil was also in the Seaforths; his brother Norman served in the RNR. These two both survived the war.

Highland News, 17th June 1916

Raerinish War Casualties
To the severe losses sustained by this township in the war, two further casualties have to be added. The news has reached teh village that Donald Macleod, son of Mr John Macleod, 11 Raerinish, has been killed in Mesopotamia. Donald Macleod, who was 19 years of age, was a private in the Seaforths. His brother Neil is, for the second time, reported wounded, this time seriously. Their father received the news of the casualties to his sons by two successive mails. At the same time the death of Murdo Mackinnon, in France, is announced. He was serving in the Canadians. He was twenty-five years of age, and one of five brothers taking part in the war, all of them being sons of Mr Murdo Mackinnon, 8 Raerinish.

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