Peter John Macleod, 10 Eagleton
Seaman PETER JOHN MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 10 Eagleton
Son of Alexander and Christina MacLeod, of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Service: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Wyvern
Service number: P/X 19754A
Date of death: 14 May 1940 at the age of 20
Memorial: Portsmouth Memorial, panel 44, column 1
Local memorial: Point, Garrabost
Stornoway Gazette, 24 May 1940
On the 16th May, the village of Bayble learned with sorrow and regret of the loss of Peter John Macleod, RNR, of 10 Eagleton, who was killed in action. To his widowed mother, brothers and sisters, our deepest sympathy goes out in their great trief. Peter John will always be remembered with great pride and affection by his many friends, for his was a most happy and radiant nature. A prime favourite amongst his fellows, he took a very active part in all their pastimes and was one fo the most promising young members of the Lower Bayble football team. Of a family of strong seafaring traditions, Peter John naturally took to the sea and prior to the outbreak of war was a valued member of the crew of the "Speedwell" (SY) one of our most successful local fishing boats. On the "Speedwell" he won respect for his alertness and ability. When war broke out he was already, at the age of 19, aboard HM destroyer "Vansittart", later being transferred to another of HM ships, on which he gave up his brave young life to proctect his loved ones from known and evil perils. He is the fourth Bayble lad to make the supreme sacrifice. Their memory shall never die.