Leading Seaman DONALD MACDONALD
"Domhnall Aonghais Thormoid", "Domhnall Ruadh".
Last address in Lewis: 13 Tobson, Great Bernera
Son of Angus and Mary Macdonald, was married
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Ganges
Service number: 2688/B
Date of birth: 14 October 1882
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 36
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire, was never found
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 32
Donald was one of the 5 children of Angus and Mary, the others being Angus (1888), twins Angus and Catherine (1894), Ann (1876, died aged 7 months) and Ann (1878).
Donald married in 1910 and had two children, Peggy Ann (1911) and Angus (1912).
His brother Norman was in the RNR and was torpedoed on HMS Otway; Angus was in the Royal Naval Division and interned in Holland; another Angus was in the Scottish Rifles and injured twice.