William George Macleod, 3 Coulregrein

Pte William George Macleod, Seaforth Highlanders, died of wounds received in action on 6th June 1917. Pte Macleod, who had been brought up by his grandmother, the late Mrs E. macleod, 3 New Street, Coulregrein, had been in the trenches for about a year before he was killed. The sad news was conveyed in the following letter to the grandmother from Pte Macleod's platoon officer:
"It is with the deepest regret and sympathy that I have to write to you of the death of your grandson. He was wounded in action on the 5th June and passed away in hospital the following day. We buried him with full military honours in the British cemetery here on the evening of the 7th. He has died a soldier's death, the grandest death of all. His battalion mourns the loss of an excellentn soldier; his company that of a dear friend. That God be with you in this your great bereavement is the wish of the officers and men of B Company, who join with me in offering to you their sincerest and most heartfelt sympathy".
Pte Macleod's father, though 53 years of age, is serving with the Canadian Contingent, and was wounded in Frances. He emigrated to Canada 17 years ago and was followed thither by his boys and girls as they were growing up. The deceased was one of the younger members of the family and had not been seen by his father since he was three years old - seventeen years ago - till they met in the trenches in France. In addition to the father, two other sons are serving with the Canadians in France, namely, John Murdo and Alex. The youngest son, Duncan, is with the Seaforths in Mesopotamia.

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