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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- George Charles Sholto MacLeod -

G C S MacLeod Name : George Charles Sholto MacLeod.

Son of G. E. and Caroline Augusta Lyons MacLeod (née Walcott), of Ryde; husband of S. C. MacLeod, of Hazeldene, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Born 28 June 1877, Sylhet, Assam.

Married 1908, Sybil Constance Jefferys (registered in Alton, Hampshire).
  Census Information :

G C S MacLeod not located on UK Census returns

1911 Census : Caroline Augusta Lyons McLeod (sic), widow, is with her sister Catherine Dora Walcott, at Elmhurst, St John's Park, Ryde.
  Service details :

Captain George Charles Sholto MacLeod, 2nd Bn Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).

See Additional information for career.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 13 May 1915 aged 37

Buried at : Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ryde Borough War Memorial
MacLeod Memorial, St John's Church, Ryde
St John's Church, Ryde, War Memorial
Isle of Wight College / Appley House School War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight County Press

Saturday, May 22nd, 1915

MacLeod - May 13, in France, of wounds received in action on the 9th, Captain George Charles Sholto MacLeod, 2nd Black Watch, elder son of the late G.E. MacLeod, L.C.S., and Mrs. MacLeod, of Ryde, aged 36.
  Additional Information :

George Charles Sholto MacLeod was born at Sylhet, Assam on 28 June 1877. At the age of nineteen he joined the ranks of the army, in which he served for over three and a half years. He served during the South African War from 1899-1900 with the Royal Lancaster Regiment, with whom he gained the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal (London Gazette 19 April 1901) "...for gallantry at Spion Kop, in the absence of stretcher bearers did good work in carrying wounded out of action under hot fire." He subsequently took part in the operations on Tugela Heights, where he was severely wounded.
He received his commission in the Lancashire Fusiliers in May 1900, and was promoted Lieutenant in April 1901. In April 1905, he obtained special promotion to the Hampshire Regiment, as Captain, and in June 1908 was transferred to the Black Watch with the same rank. He served with the Egyptian Army from 1906 to 1908.
Captain MacLeod died in hospital at Bethune, where he was taken after the action at Richebourg on 9 May 1915, suffering from shrapnel wounds. He had been wounded previously in France in November 1914. As well as the D.C.M. and Q.S.A. he is entitled to for his Boer War Service, he was also awarded the 1911 Coronation Medal.

taken from Dix Noonan Webb website

Battle of Tugela Heights
  Acknowledgments :

Biography and photograph are from the Dix Noonan Webb website - see Auction Lot details for medals awarded to Captain MacLeod sold at auction in 2002

Janet Griffin for additional research
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Page last updated : 4 October 2011


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