Angus Morrison, 19 South Dell

Last address in Lewis: 19 South Dell,
Son of Norman and Annie Morrison, of Port of Ness, Stornoway
Husband of Cathrine Morrison, of 32, Habost, Port of Ness, Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Louvain
Service number: 2782/B
Date of birth: 25 October 1882
Date of death: 20 January 1918 at the age of 35
Ship sunk by UC-22 in the Aegean Sea
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 30
Local memorial: North Lewis, Cross

Angus appears in the 1901 census at 30 South Dell aged 18 with his mother Ann (48) and siblings Catherine (15), Alex (12), Norman (9), John (6) and Finlay (3).

His brothers Finlay and Alexander also served in the RNR, and did not survive the war (see separate entries). His brother John did survive the war, having served in the Ross Mountain Battery.

Angus was in Anson Bn (RND, D/58) from 31 August 1914.

Stornoway Gazette
Confirmation of the death of Seaman Angus Morrison, HMS Louvain, which was torpedoed in the Mediterranean some months ago has reached his widow. There was a doubt regarding his death as his name did not appear on the casualty list at the same time and the Admiralty only now could give definite information. This is the third son of Mr Morrison, South Dell, to make the supreme sacrifice, the other two being serving the army. Very much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved family.  

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