Angus Macdonald, 7 Tobson, Great Bernera

"Aonghas Thormoid Aonghais"
Last address in Lewis: 7 Tobson, Great Bernera
Son of Norman and Mary Macdonald, of 7, Tobson, Bernera,
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Laurentic
Service number: 3467A
Date of birth: 24 July 1890
Date of death: 25 January 1917 at the age of 28
Ship sunk by U-80 off Malin Head
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 26
Local memorial: Great Bernera
Decoration(s):1915 Star

Served in the Howe Battalion from 19 September until 27 October, and was discharged to RN Barracks Portsmouth.

Angus was one of the nine children of Norman and Mary, the others being Catherine (1882), Margaret (1884), John (1886), Donald (1888), Norman (1893), Johnny (1895-1897), John (1897) and Malcolm (1902).

Four of his brothers also served in the RNR, of whom Donald was discharged due to ill health in 1917. John senior, John junior and Norman were the others, who all survived the war.

Stornoway Gazette
Seaman Angus Macdonald, 7 Tobson [whose] loss, in the sinking of the Laurentic, is deeply deplored. Angus joined at the age of 19 and was for seven years in the service. He was of a quiet disposition and was an excellent son and brother. He has three other brothers in the Navy, two being on HMS Orama and the other on another auxiliary cruiser. Much sympathy is felt for his father and mother, as both are in very indifferent health.

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