John Macdonald, 1 North Tolsta

"Seonaidh Mhich Itheach" - Iain, Mac Iain Mhoir Mhic Mhurchaidh Bhuidhe
Last address in Lewis: 1 North Tolsta,
Son of John and Marion, husband to Catherine
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Emperor of India
Service number: 3339/B
Date of birth: 17 September 1879
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 42
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: North Tolsta Cemetery
Local memorial: North Tolsta

John appears in the 1901 census aged 17, living at number 16 with his father John (52) and two brothers named Murdo, aged 11 and 7. One of these served with the RNR and survived the war. 

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