83 - RECORDS OF THE MEN OF LOCHBROOM
40957. Pte. ALEXANDER MACLEAN,
10th Bn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.
A Clerk in Mr. Cameron’s Office, Ullapool.
Son of Mr. Kenneth Maclean, Shore Street, Ullapool..
|Joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
||12th Nov. 1917. |
|Killed in action at St. Quentin
||30th Sept. 1918.
Had two brother serving-
- Duncan Maclean, 4th Seaforths.
- Roderick Maclean, 7th Seaforths. Killed.
The Chaplain wrote:-
“I wish to assure you of the highest respect in which your dear boy was held by all who knew him – both for his exemplary character as well as his devotion to duty. His company came in for heavy enfilading fire that evening from an adjoining village, and suffered severely. We found your lad who had obviously been killed instantaneously lying alongside a comrade, and had them brought into a little cemetery behind the battlefield."
“Thus do we walk with him, and keep unbroken
The bond which nature gives ;
Thinking that our remembrance though unspoken,
May reach him where he lives.”
He and his brother are both commemorated locally on a family grave in the Old Parish Church, Argyle Street, Ullapool:
“ALEX, KILLED IN FRANCE
30TH SEPT. 1918, AGED 27 YEARS.”