John Morrison, 8 North Tolsta
Seaman JOHN MORRISON
Iain Mac Choinnich Mhic Iain Mhoireasdan
Last address in Lewis: 8 North Tolsta,
Son of Kenneth and Mary Morrison
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve
Service number: 4645/A
Date of birth: 19 June 1892
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 25
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: North Tolsta Cemetery
Local memorial: North Tolsta
John is shown in the 1901 census aged 8, living at Tolsta South End 8 with his parents Kenneth (45) and Mary (40) as well as his sisters Isabella (11), Christina (3) and Mary (5 months). John was the only son of this family.
John was in Drake Bn (RND, D/753) from 16 September until 27 October 1914, discharged to Portsmouth. On HMS Venerable from 19 March 1918 until his death.