4 - RECORDS OF THE MEN OF LOCHBROOM
2822A. GUNNER ARCHIBALD M'LEOD, R.N.R.
Son of Mr. Murdo M'Leod, Polbain, Achiltibuie.
|Enlisted in the Royal Naval Reserve
||3rd Aug. 1914
|Posted to Drake Battalion and was at the Siege of Antwerp.
|Studied gunnery at Whale Island. Posted to H.M.S. Viknor.
|Sailed from England
||1st Jan. 1915
|The Ship went down with all hands
||12th Jan 1915
Had four brothers serving –
- Alexander M'Leod, 4th Seaforths. Received D.C.M. at Neuve Chapelle.
- Donald M'Leod, Alberta Regiment,, Canadian Army, severely wounded near Amiens, 1918.
- Roderick M'Leod, N.Z.I.F.
- William M'Leod, N.Z.I.F., wounded at Gallipoli.
“Well hast thou sailed, now die,
To die is not to sleep.
Still your true course you keep,
O sailor soul, still sailing for the sky,
And fifty fathoms deep,
Your colours still shall fly." - From the poem: "Man Sails the Deep Awhile" by Robert Louis Stevenson.