Alex Macleay, 10 Ballantrushal

A deep gloom was cast over Ballantrushal last Monday when it became known that Piper Alex Macleay, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, had been killed in action on the Western Front. He was a son of William Macleay, 10 Ballantrushal, and was a carpenter to trade. On the outbreak of war, he joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders as a piper. He was a man of upright character, a most dutiful son, a genial and true friend, and a general favourite of all who knew him. Much sympathy is felt for his widow and two young daughters who are resident in Glasgow, and the whole community mourns with them in their irrepairable loss.

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