Malcolm Matheson, 10 Upper Shader
Seaman MALCOLM MATHESON
Last address in Lewis: 10 Upper Shader,
Son of Malcolm Matheson
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Iceland
Service number: 11907/DA
Date of birth: 10 February 1890
Date of death: 1 January 1919
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Barvas Cemetery
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Had destroyed two Zeppelins in the North Sea while Gunner on HMT Iceland. Had gone to France with Seaforths in 1914, where he was mentioned in despatches, and subsequently served in Mesopotamia where he was so severely wounded that he was discharged.
His brother Alexander also served in the RNR, but survived the war.