19 May 1944
Only 20 years of age, Angus Macleod, son of Mrs and the late Mr John Macleod, 16 Eorodale, Ness, died recently in Walton Hospital, Liverpool, as the result of an illness contracted while serving with the Merchant Navy. At the age of 18, he joined the Merchant Navy, and before he was 20, he was quartermaster on the "City of London". A strapping lad, standing 6 feet, he was gifted with intelligence, much above the average. His keen observation stood him in good stead when he performed his duties on the bridge in enemy-infested seas. He was a most devoted son to his widowed mother.
His father, the late John Macleod, was well-known to many Lewis lads who served with the Gordon Highlanders in the last war. On one occasion in France, he distinguished himself when single-handed he rescued several comrades. Not long afterwards he sustained severe head injuries. By coincidence it was a cousin who found him and rendered first aid. His injuries were so severe that he was invalided out of the army. Her died in 1933 from the after effects of the wounds he received that day on the Somme.
The deep sympathy of the community is extended to his mother in the death of her son. Her three remaining sons are all on service with the Royal Navy.