John Macleod, 56 Leurbost

Last address in Lewis: 56 Leurbost,
Son of John and Christine MacDonald MacLeod, of 56, Leurbost
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7482
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 12 April 1917 at the age of 28
Killed in action in France
Interred: Athies Communal Cemetery Extension, grave F. 15.
Mentioned on family gravestone in Crossbost Cemetery, Lewis
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Went to France in September 1914

John appears in the 1891 census, aged 2, the son of John (48) and Christy (40) and brother of Christy (14), Donald (7) and Murdo (4).

His brother Murdo served in the RNR but survived the war.

Battalion war diary
The battalion is in action around Fampoux, northern France.

The posts [established the previous night] were maintained until the attack of the 9th Div when they were shelled out by the bombardment of our own artillery. 2 men were killed, 4 wounded and a Lewis gun put out of action. 

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