Roderick Maciver, 25 North Tolsta

Ruairidh, Mac Iain Mhic Ruairidh Mhic Mhurchaidh Og
Last address in Lewis: 25 North Tolsta,
Son of John and Mary MacIver, of 25, North Tolsta, Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMY Zarefah
Service number: 5466A
Date of death: 8 May 1917 at the age of 23
Ship sunk by mine
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 26
Local memorial: North Tolsta

Stornoway Gazette
We regret to announce that Mr John Maciver, 25 North Tolsta, has received intimation that his younger son, Roderick Maciver, RNR, was killed on the 8th May when his ship was sunk by striking a mine. The deceased was 23 years of age, and was mobilised at the beginning of the war. "Ruaraidh" was one of Nature's gentlemen. He was always so gentle and winning that he was greatly beloved by all, and that, combined with his keen sense of humour, his invincible cheerfulness, and his never-failing generosity makes his loss deeply felt in the township. Indeed to know him was to love him. The sympathy of the whole community is extended to the family in their sore bereavement.  

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