We regret to announce that news has been received of the death in action of Pte Donald Macleod, Seaforth Highlanders, son of Mr Norman Macleod, 53 North Tolsta. The deceased, who was 19 years of age, was in the 3rd Seaforth Highalnders when war broke out. Although then barely 16 and could, if he desired, have got his discharge on account of youth, he wrote to his father not to try on any account to get him out of the army. He was sent to France in March 1915, before he was 17 years old. He was wounded on several occasions.
Donald was a very plucky young soldier, greatly beloved by his comrades. Indeed, he was one of nature's gentlemen and will be sorely missed by the people of the district, by whom he was much liked and highly respected. the heartfelt sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family.
19 April 1918