Peter Mackenzie, 23 Borve
Seaman PETER MACKENZIE
Last address in Lewis: 23 Borve,
Son of the late William and Annie Mackenzie, of 23, Borve Barvas, Stornoway, Lewis
Husband of Margaret Mackenzie, of Elm Bank, Lochcarron, Ross-shire.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Alert
Service number: 2586B(Ch)
Date of birth: 14 August 1879
Date of death: 30 September 1916 at the age of 37
Drowned in the Tigris
Memorial: Basra Memorial, panel 60
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Peter appears in the 1881 census, aged 1, at 29 Fivepenny, Borve., living with his parents William (37) and Ann (36) as well as siblings Malcolm (11), Margaret (8), Ann (6), Catherine and Mary (both aged 3) . The 1891 census shows two younger siblings, Donald (8) and William (4). Mother, Ann, is by that time head of the household.
His nephew William, son of Malcolm, was killed in action in 1915, serving with the Seaforth Highlanders.