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Norman McLeod

In memory of:

Private Norman McLeod

September 2, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

2183381

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)

Division:

85th Bn. Capadian Inf.

Additional Information


Born:

August 1, 1889

Brother of Miss Margaret McLeod, of Stornoway, Scotland

Commemorated on Page 463 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. C. 17.

Location:

Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, on the road from Arras to Cambrai. The VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT is at the north side of the main road between the two villages.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Norman McLeod– His obituary in the Free Press reads as follows:  Pte. Norman McLeod, Killed.  The name of Pte. Norman McLeod, whose home address is Stornoway, Lewis, Scotland, appeared in the casualty lists a few days ago as killed in action on Sept. 2.  He enlisted with a forestry battalion in Winnipeg, but later in England transferred to the Nova Scotia Highlanders.  He spent some time in England in training, and proceeded to France in June of this year.  The late Pte. McLeod leaves a widowed mother, who lives in Stornoway, Lewis, Scotland, five sisters and two brothers.  One brother, D. R. McLeod, is resides in Selkirk, Man., and a sister, Miss Mary McLeod, is at present in Winnipeg.  Pte. McLeod was a fine type of the Scottish Highlander.  In his last letter, dated France, August 21, and written to his sister in Winnipeg, he said:  "I hope you will keep a cheerful heart, and if the darkness does happen to get in, as it is liable to do with the best of us, open wide your door, and let the sunshine chase it out."  It is a great comfort to his friends and relatives to know that he faced death with such a noble spirit.
  • Photo of Norman McLeod– Roderick Norman McLeod 1888-1918
Youngest of 9 children of Donald McLeod & Margaret Smith of Lower Barvis, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.  Brother of Donald Roy McLeod (1883-1976) of Selkirk, Manitoba.
  • Cemetery– Entrance - Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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