Angus Macneill, 3 Keith Street, Stornoway

We deeply regret to learn that Mr Malcolm Macneill, 3 Keith Street, has been officially notified that his eldest son, Pte Angus Macneill, Seaforths, was killed in action in France on 25 October 1918. Pte Macneill, who was 25 years of age, was employed by a carpenter at Greenock when war broke out. He at once enlisted and had been in France for over 3½ years. He came through many strenuous engagements with the Seaforths, and had been once previously wounded. Mr Macneill has two other sons in service, namely Leading Seaman John Macneill, who was with the Naval Brigade at the Dardanelles, and afterwards in France, where he was gassed; and Donald, RNR, who is attached to the Dover Patrol. So keen was Donald to join that he enlisted at 16, giving his age as 18 years. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the bereaved family in their sore bereavements, rendered sorer, if possible, by reason of the fact that it has come so near the end of hositilities.

November 1918

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