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John Macarthur (1891-1915) was the son of John Macarthur and Ann Mackenzie, 4 Calbost. His father died the year he was born.
The family later moved to Steinish, Stornoway.
John fought in the trenches of Flanders in the First World War as a young man in his early 20s. He went to help a wounded German soldier on the field of battle and the wounded German drew his pistol and shot him.