Deckhand DONALD MACAULAY
"Domhnall an Sheorais"
Last address in Lewis: 4 Hacklet, Great Bernera
Son of John and Christina Macaulay, of 4, Hacklet, Bernera, Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Max Pemberton
Service number: 2658/SD
Date of birth: 27 May 1897
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 21
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Bosta, Great Bernera
Local memorial: Great Bernera
Donald was one of the eight children of John and Christina, these being Mary (1889, died aged 8 months), John (1891), Neil (1893), Mary (1895), George Angus (1899), Murdo (1901) and Marion (1903).
His brother John was killed serving with the Seaforths in 1915. Neil was also in the Seaforths but survived, as did George Angus, who was in the RNR.