Lance Corporal William Macleod

Lance Corporal William Patrick Macleod, 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. He was killed in action in Mesopotamia, aged 31, on the 5th November 1917. He had been born in Stornoway and was the son of Donaldina and the late Murdo Macleod of South Beach, Stornoway and 6 Mardale Crescent, Edinburgh. He had been educated at the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway, Aberdeen Grammar School and Edinburgh University where he graduated M.A. in 1910.  He became English Mater at Jedburgh Grammar School and had enlisted in September 1914. He originally served with the 7th Seaforths before being wounded and evacuated home Upon recovery he was posted to the 1st Battalion in Mesopotamia in October 1916. He fell in the attack on the Turkish positions near Takrit. All the objectives were captured with the loss of 1 Officer and 35 Other Ranks killed and 9 Officers and 146 Other Ranks wounded. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Basra, Iraq. The photos show Highlanders in Mesopotamia.

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