Private PETER MACDONALD
Last address in Lewis: 41 Leurbost,
Son of Donald and Christina Macdonald, of 41, Leurbost Lochs, Stornoway.
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7449
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 12 April 1916 at the age of 19
Killed in action in Mesopotamia
Interred: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq, II. D. 3
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Peter appears in the 1901 census, aged 3, the son of Donald (57) and
Christy (45), and brother of Isabella (19), Murdo (16), Margaret (13), Mary Ann
(11). The 1891 census also shows Murdo aged 7, and his older siblings
Roderick (13), Chirstina (11)..
His brother Murdo was killed in action at the Battle of Jutland, only a month later; his brother Roderick served in the RNR
but survived the war.