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John Macleod

John Macleod

John Macleod (born 1901) was a son of Duncan Macleod and Annabella Smith,  6a Gravir.

On July 20, 1917 he enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve Service Number DA17129 and  re-enrolled under A9904,giving a false date of birth as he was only 16. His records indicate that he was 5 ft 5½ in tall with blue/grey eyes and a fair complexion. He was immediately Mobilised and served in the Royal Navy in the First World War. John was based at HMS Pembroke, HMS Idaho and served aboard HMS Island Prince, HMS Actaeon and HMS Crescent. He was de-mobilised on December 23, 1919, received £6.5/- in Prize Money and is mentioned in Loyal Lewis: Roll of Honour 1914-1918.

After the War John worked in Glasgow and lived at 56 Centre Street, Whiteinch. In 1922 he was fishing on the Stornoway registered fishing boat the Mary Jane.

John emigrated to Australia some time around 1923, he married and had at least one child.


Title: John Macleod
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Dhonnchaidh Iomhair
Date of Birth: 27-01-1901
Occupation: Royal Naval Reservist, Royal Navy, Fisherman
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 190
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 1651