Death of a Soldier
The sad news reached here during the Communion week that Pte Murdo Macleod, Vatisker, had died in hospital in London at the early age of 20 years. Murdo was in the Gordon Highlanders and joined up in August 1914. He was one year in France, and the cold of the trenches told on a constitution never too robust, and he was invalided home. His trouble developed into pleurisy, and thought he sometimes rallied, he was too run down to fight the attack, and he passed peacefully away. His remains were taken home and interred in Gress Churchyard. The sympathy of the district is extended to his parents and sisters.