Seaman ANGUS GILLIES
Last address in Lewis: 35 South Dell,
Son of Alexander and Isabella Gillies, of 35, South Dell, Ness, Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Seahorse
Service number: 4502A
Date of birth: 11 April 1889
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 30
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Ness (St Peter) Old Churchyard, Lewis
Local memorial: North Lewis, Cross
Angus first appears in the 1891 census, aged 2, at the house of his grandfather John in South Dell. Also present are his parents Alex (30) and Isabella (34).
His brother Donald was wounded, serving with the Seaforth Highlanders; his brother Allan also served in the RNR; these two survived the war.