93449: John Macleod

John (1877-1916) was a son of Kenneth Macleod and Mary Macdonald of 56 North Tolsta.

He joined the Seaforth Militia and served on garrison duty in Cairo during the Boer War.

John married Margaret Murray, of 61 North Tolsta, and the couple settled at 56 North Tolsta, which John inherited. The couple had four children.

On 17th April 1901 John enrolled with the Royal Naval Reserve. His service number was C 2050 and his record (held by The National Archive) notes that that John was 5′ 8.25″ tall, and had a fair complexion and grey eyes.

John was killed during the First World War when his ship, HMS Invincible was sunk in the battle of Jutland. His name is recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial in Kent (section reference 18). John was awarded a Long Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. A photograph of John is included in Loyal Lewis : Roll of Honour 1914-1918.

More information can be found on the North Tolsta Historical Society World War One website

John and Margaret’s eldest son John inherited the croft.

Record Type:
Also Known As:
Seonaidh Choinnich (Dhomhnaill Ic Iain)
Date Of Birth:
4 Sep 1878
Date of Death:
31 May 1916
Brothers Keeper Reference:
CET 2727
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