WW2

World War 2:  Macleod


Surname Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Macleod Alexander Private Dornie  
Macleod Alexander Signaller Ullapool  
Macleod Alistair R Seaman Ardgay  
Macleod Alister Corporal Ullapool  
Macleod Allan Private Ullapool  
Macleod Angus Private Ullapool  
Macleod Colin C Private Ullapool  
Macleod D Hugh Private  Ullapool  
Macleod Donald Lieutenant Achilltibuie Brothers 1
Macleod Donald George Sergeant Ontario ex-Tain  
Macleod Duncan Gunner Lochcarron  
Macleod George Private Dingwall Brothers 2
Macleod Hector Private Gairloch  
Macleod Hugh Corporal Nigg  
Macleod Hugh Private Ullapool Brothers Allan, Murdo,
and two others serving.
Macleod Ian Private Dingwall  
Macleod Jack Private Dingwall Brothers 2
Macleod James L/Corporal Ullapool  
Macleod James G Flying Officer St John, ex-Tain  
Macleod John A  Private Lochbroom  
Macleod Kenneth Private Ullapool  
Macleod Murdo Aircraftsman Portmahomack  
Macleod Roderick Sergeant Pilot Tain  
Macleod William L/Corporal Achiltibuie Brothers 1
Macleod William Private Invergordon  
Macleod William Corporal Lochbroom  
Macleod William Private Saltburn ex-Gairloch  
Macleod William Flying Officer Tain  

Date of Paper:  05.07.1940 
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Dornie

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Handwritten note:  "Missing"

Date of Paper:  21.08.1942
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Signaller
Regiment:  Royal Corps of Signals
Home Address:  Mossford, Ullapool
 
EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Signaller Alexander Macleod, RCOS, son of Mrs Macleod and the late Rev Mr Macleod, Mossford, Ullapool, posted missing on 17 June 1942, has written to his mother that he is a prisoner of war in Italy.  He states that he is in good health, is being well treated and has received a Red Cross parcel.
Handwritten note:  "Liberated 25 May 1945"

Date of Paper:  13.09.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Alistair R
Rank:  Seaman
Regiment:  Royal Navy Reserve
Home Address:  Gruinards, Ardgay

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Seaman Alistair R Macleod, reported missing presumed killed, is a son of the late Mr Robert Macleod, Gruinards, Ardgay, and a cousin of Mrs E Robertson, Bayview, Cromarty.  He was 20 years of age.

Date of Paper:  11.10.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Alister
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Riverside House, Ullapool

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  None
Handwritten notes:  "Son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Macleod, Riverside House, Ullapool.  Prisoner of War.  Liberated 28 May 1945."

Date of Paper:  05.07.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Allan
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Ladysmith Street, Ullapool.

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  None.
Handwritten note:  "Wounded"

Date of Paper:  05.07.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Angus
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders 
Home Address:  8 Ladysmith Street, Ullapool

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  None
Handwritten notes:  "Son of Mrs Macleod and the late Mr Murdo Macleod.  Missing.  Prisoner of War 8 October 1940.  Liberated 1 June 1945."


Date of Paper:  05.07.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Colin C
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Point Street, Ullapool

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  None
Handwritten notes:  "Missing.  October 9, 1942, reported killed in action in January 1942.  Was at sea before joining the Seaforths and at one time was employed by Colonel Mitford." 

Date of Paper:  05.07.1940 
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  D Hugh
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  25 Ladysmith Street, Ullapool.

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  None
Handwritten note:  "Wounded"

Date of Paper:  05.07.1940 and 13.04.1945
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Donald
Rank:  Sergeant, later Lieutenant 
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  5 Achiltibuie

05.07.1940:  Handwritten notes:  "Wounded.  Awarded DCM."

EXTRACT FROM RJ 13.04.1945:  KILLED IN ACTION
Lieutenant Donald Macleod, DCM, The Seaforths, killed in action on 25 March, while advancing in the Rhine with the 51st Division, was the second son of Mr and Mrs Murdo Macleod, 5 Achiltibuie.  A Territorial, he was called up with his unit and went to France in 1940, and was wounded at St Valery, where his brother, Lance-Corporal William Macleod, The Seaforths, was made a prisoner of war.  Recovering from his wounds, "Donnie Beag" went to the Middle East where, for his gallantry, he received the DCM and was commissioned on the field.  Malaria intervened and he was invalided home.  Again recovered, he rejoined his regiment and went to the Western front.  A few days before he was killed he had 48 hours' leave and he visited his sister Delda, who is serving with the ATS in Brussels.
 
Date of Paper:  11.02.1944
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Donald George
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  Royal Canadian Air Force
Home Address:  Ontario, ex-Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Killed in an aircraft accident, Sergeant Donald George Macleod, RCAF, only son of Mr and Mrs John Macleod, Waterford, Ontario (formerly of Tain, Ross-shire), aged 21 years.  Interred Stonefalls Cemetery, Harrowgate.

Date of Paper:  21.05.1943
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Duncan
Rank:  Gunner
Regiment:  Royal Artillery
Home Address:  Lochcarron

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  PRISONERS OF WAR
Gunner Duncan Macleod, RA, reported a prisoner of war, is now known to be a prisoner of war in Italian hands.  He is a son of the late Mr and Mrs Murdo Macleod, Lochcarron.


Date of Paper:  05.07.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  George
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  14 Wyvis Terrace, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  MISSING
Private George Macleod, The Seaforths, is a son of Mr George Macleod, painter, and Mrs Macleod, 14 Wyvis Terrace, Dingwall.  An upholsterer to trade, he was employed by Messrs James Mackenzie & Sons, Dingwall.  His elder brother, John, also a Seaforth, is in an English hospital recovering from wounds.
Handwritten notes:  "Prisoner of Wat 16 August 1940.  Liberated 18 May 1945."

Date of Paper:  06.09.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Hector
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  56 Lonemore, Gairloch

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  PRISONER OF WAR
Private Hector Macleod, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, is a son of Mr and Mrs Macleod, 56 Lonemore, Gairloch, and was formerly employed by the District Council.

Date of Paper:  01.09.1944
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Hugh
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Royal Tank Regiment
Home Address:  Lower Pitcalzean, Nigg

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  KILLED IN ACTION
Killed on active service in Italy, in August 1944, Hugh Macleod, Royal Tank Regiment, fourth son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Macleod, Lower Pitcalzean, Nigg.  His wife resides at Walton on Thames, Surrey.

Date of Paper:  05.07.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Hugh
Rank:  Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  29 Ladysmith Street, Ullapool

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  
[July 1941] Mr Murdo Macleod, third son of Mrs Macleod and the late Murdo Macleod, 29 Ladysmith Street, Ullapool, is at home on a short holiday before joining his unit, the RAF, somewhere in England.  Mr Macleod's other five brothers are already in the army.  Four of them were in the Seaforths at the outbreak of war;  two of them, Hugh and Allan, went out to France with the 51st (Highland Division).  Hugh is a prisoner of war in Germany.  Allan came home wounded but is now with his unit.  To have six sons doing their best must almost be a record.
Handwritten notes re Hugh:  "Missing.  Hugh liberated 11 May 1945."

Date of Paper:  26.11.1943
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Ian
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Military Police Service
Home Address:  Church Street, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  DIED ON SERVICE
Deep sympathy will be extended to Mrs Margaret Macleod, Highland Restaurant, Dingwall, in the tragic death of her son, Private Ian Macleod, Military Police Corps, which took place as the result of a drowning accident at Glasgow on Wednesday while on military duty.  Details of the accident are not yet to hand, but it is understood that Private Macleod took up his military duties at Glasgow Docks at 4 am.  A former pupil of Dingwall Academy, and one of the most likeable boys, Ian Macleod carried his polularity with him into his manhood years and among his friends his loss will be deeply felt.  The funeral takes place to Mitchell Hill Cemetery tomorrow (Saturday).


Date of Paper:  21.06.1940 and 28.06.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Jack
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders 
Home Address:  4 Wyvis Terrace, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  WOUNDED
[21.06.1940]  Private Jack Macleod, Seaforth Highlanders, has written home to the effect that he lies wounded in a French hospital, in which he is the only Britisher.  He is a son of Mr and Mrs George Macleod, 4 Wyvis Terrace, Dingwall, and prior to enlisting was a plumber with Mr Thomson Mackenzie, Dingwall.
[28.06.1940]  Private Jack Macleod, Seaforth Highlanders, recently reported wounded and in hospital in France, has telegraphed to his parents, Mr and Mrs George Macleod, Wyvis Terrace, Dingwall, that he has now arrived in this country and is in hospital in England.  Private Macleod is a plumber to trade and prior to the war was employed with Mr Thomson Mackenzie, Dingwall.  A brother, George, is also serving with the Seaforth Highlanders.

Date of Paper:  05.07.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  James
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Polglass, Lochbroom

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  None
Handwritten note:  "Missing"


Date of Paper:  14.01.1944
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  James George
Rank:  Flying Officer 
Regiment:  Royal Canadian Air Force
Home Address:  St John, New Brunswick, ex-Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  KILLED IN ACTION
Flying Officer James George Macleod, RCAF, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Tom M Macleod, Bayside Drive, East Street, St John, New Brunswick, and formerly of Fearn and Tain.  He was 24 years of age and was born in Tain, but went about 20 years ago with his parents to St John, where his father is an engineer with the Dry Dock Company.  Flying Officer Macleod is well known in Tain, where he spent several leaves with his uncle, Mr Kenneth Macleod.

Date of Paper:  05.07.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  John A
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Polglass, Lochbroom

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  None
Handwritten note:  "Missing"

Date of Paper:  04.12.1942
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Kenneth
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders 
Home Address:  West Terrace, Ullapool

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  WOUNDED
Private Kenneth Macleod, The Seaforths, wounded in the Middle East, is a son of Mr Alex Macleod, mason contractor, West Terrace, Ullapool.

Date of Paper:  07.07.1944
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Murdo
Rank:  Aircraftsman
Regiment:  Royal Air Force
Home Address:  West Manse, Portmahomack

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  KILLED IN ACTION
The Rev Murdo Macleod, West Manse, Portmahomack, has received the sad news that his son, Murdo Macleod, RAF, has been killed through enemy action.  Murdo was 21 years of age and a brilliant student of Tain Academy and Edinburgh University, and a favourite with all who knew him.  The district mourns his loss and extend their deepest sympathy to Rev and Mrs Macleod and family.

Date of Paper:  25.12.1942
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  Roderick
Rank:  Sergeant Pilot
Regiment:  Royal Air Force
Home Address:  Hartfield Street, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
The sad news was learned on Saturday evening of the death, while on operational flying, of Sergeant Pilot Roderick Macleod, youngest son of the late Mr Roderick Macleod, and of Mrs Macleod, Hartfield Street, Tain.  He was 21 years of age, and returned to this country only a few weeks ago, after completing his training in Canada.  Before entering the RAF, he had almost completed his Arts degree course in Classics at Glasgow University.  Roddie, who was a warm favourite with everyone who knew him, will be remembered by many football enthusiasts in the Highlands as an excellent player.  While still a 15-year-old schoolboy at Tain Academy, he turned out on several occasions for Inverness Thistle FC, and also played for Glasgow University, and his skill was frequently called upon in Canada.  He was a frank, unassuming lad with steadfast qualities, whole-hearted in work and play.  Sympathy is felt for his mother and the remaining members of the family.  [Entered, but pencilled out, is the sentence:  "Two other brothers are serving with the RAF.]

Date of Paper:  06.09.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  William
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Achiltibuie

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  PRISONER OF WAR
Lance Corporal William Macleod, The Seaforths, is a son of Police Constable Macleod, Achilltibuie, and prior to the war was on the staff of the local hotel.
Handwritten notes:  "Liberated 11 May 1945.  A brother, Lieutenant Donald Macleod was presumably killed in action in Germany."

Date of Paper:  05.07.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  William
Rank:  Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Balintraid, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  None
Handwritten notes:  "Missing.  Farm Servant."

Date of Paper:  05.07.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  William
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Achlorachan, Lochbroom

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  None
Handwritten notes:  "Missing.  Liberated 11 May 1945."

Date of Paper:  16.08.1940
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  William
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Nithsdale, Saltburn, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Private William Macleod, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of the Rev D Macleod, Nithsdale, Saltburn, and previously of Gairloch.  Private Macleod is a banker by profession.

Date of Paper:  16.02.1944
Surname:  Macleod
Forename(s):  William
Rank:  Flying Officer
Regiment:  Royal Air Force
Home Address:  Bogbain, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  MISSING
Flying Officer William Macleod, RAF, posted missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs Macleod, Bogbain, Tain.  A former pupil of Tain Royal Academy, Flying Officer Macleod completed a year's course at Edinburgh University before joining up.  Part of his training was done in Canada, and he had been on operations as navigator for a considerable time before his plane was reported missing some six weeks ago.  Much sympathy is expressed to Mr and Mrs Macleod in their anxiety.


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