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Evander Macleod

Evander Macleod

Evander Macleod (1908-1949) was a son of Murdo Macleod and Janet Kennedy, 37 Gravir. His mother died in 1924 and the family moved to 35 Gravir.

He joined the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N AX14272, BX8848 and CX7733, on January 16, 1928. His record indicates that he was 5ft 7½ in tall with light brown hair, grey eyes and a fresh complexion. Evandor was a fisherman on Wick and Stornoway registered fishing boats including the Mary Jane and the White Clover.

Evander joined the Merchant Navy and travelled to Quebec on the SS City of Manchester and to Vancouver on the SS Blairdevon.

At Hillhead, Glasgow, in 1938, he married Morag Macaskill from the Isle of Soay. Evander and Morag settled at 47 Rosevale Street, 7 Sandeman Street, and later moved to 24 Byron Street, Partick, Glasgow. His sister Johanna also lived at 24 Byron Street.  Evander was a Rigger at the Blythswood Shipbuilding Company in Scotstoun.

He was Mobilised on November 3, 1938  and served in the Royal Navy until March 20, 1940. Evander was based at HMS Europa and HMS Boscawen and aboard HMS Ullswater where he was injured and invalided home to Gravir.

Evander and Morag moved to Laxdale and then to 8 Bells Road, Stornoway. He is buried in Sandwick Cemetery.


Title: Evander Macleod
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iomhar Mhurchaidh Iomhair
Date of Birth: 25-12-1908
Date of Death: 04-09-1949
Date of Marriage: 1938
Occupation: Fisherman, Rigger, Royal Naval Reservist, Merchant Navy, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 1166
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 8828