Alexander Macleod, 56 North Tolsta

The sad news has been received that Pte Alexander Macleod, Seaforths, youngest son of Mr Kenneth Macleod, merchant, 56 North Tolsta, was killed in action on the 3rd May. The deceased was 28 years of age and prior to enlisting in July 1915 had been a policeman in Edinburgh. Alick was a typical soldier- strong, fearless and manly. When he heard the news that his brother Angus had been killed in action, he wrote home to his mother saying that was [he] to enlist at once in his brother's regiment to fill the gap. He was wounded last summer, but returned to the front in the autumn. He leaves a widow and two children, who reside in Edinburgh, and to them, as well as to his parents, brothers and sisters, the heartfelt sympathy of the community is extended. This is the third son lost by Mr and Mrs Macrae [sic] have lost in this war, and another son is at the moment lying in hospital in England. The Tolsta district has lost 26 men, or 13 percent of those serving.

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