Seaman NORMAN MARTIN
Last address in Lewis: 8 Lower Shader,
Son of John and Margaret Martin; husband of Annie Martin, of 8, Lower Shader, Barvas, Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Victory
Service number: 3397/C
Date of birth: 17 March 1876
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 42
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Barvas Old Churchyard
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Was on service since 1914
John appears in the 1881 census, at 9 Lower Shader, aged 4, the son of John (44) and Margaret (40) and brother of Margaret (15), Roderick (12) and John (7).
His brother Roderick was in the RNR but was invalided home. His brother John was likewise in the RNR and was at the Battle of the Falklands.