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Finlay Macleod

Finlay Macleod

Finlay Macleod (1912-1992) was a son of Lewis Macleod and Isabella Macinnes, 37 Gravir.

He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/Ns AX18271 and DX7976, on March 25, 1935. His records indicate that he was 5ft 10½ in tall with dark brown hair, grey eyes and a fresh complexion. He was a fisherman on Stornoway registered fishing boats, including the Handy, until 1937.

Finlay joined the Merchant Navy and  travelled to the River Plate on the MV El Argentino and the SS Baronesa and to the North Pacific on the SS Viking Star.

He served as a Leading Seaman with the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Based at HMS Assegai, HMS Badger, HMS Caroline,  HMS Eaglet, HMS Europa, HMS Fortitude and HMY Lady Blanche.

After the War Finlay returned to the Merchant Navy and made trips to New Zealand on the SS Akaroa. He was a bachelor at 37 Gravir and later moved to 7 Carn Aonghais, Gravir.

Title: Finlay Macleod
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Fionnlagh Louis Iomhair
Date of Birth: 20-06-1912
Date of Death: 1992
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Merchant Navy, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 1216
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 9079