Pte. Donald Macleod was born in Assynt circa 1891, son of Norman Macleod, carpenter (born in Assynt) and his wife Catherine Ross who was born in Coigach, Wester Ross. Donald, a joiner to trade, died while with the 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders from measles and pneumonia at a depot in Bedford, England. He was returned to Lochinver for burial in Lochinver Cemetery with a War Grave and is commemorated on Lochinver War Memorial.
Donald is the grandson of Donad Macleod and his wife Margaret Macrae and of John Ross and Elizabeth Macdonnel.