Angus Macleay, 33 Lower Shader

Last address in Lewis: 33 Lower Shader,
Son of John and Annie MacLeay
Husband of Katy Ann MacLeay, of 33, Lower Shader, Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Emperor of India
Service number: 3689/A
Date of birth: 6 September 1880
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 38
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Barvas Cemetery
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve

Angus appears in the 1891 census at Lower Shader, aged 11, the son of John and Anne (both aged 46), and brother of Allan (18), Donald (13), James (9), John (8), Johnnie (2) and Murdo (15). The 1881 census also shows an elder brother, Donald (14).

Four of his brothers served in the RNR and survived the war, namely Donald, Norman, Angus and Donald; Murdo was in the Canadians; Alexander died in Greenock in 1918.

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