Regimental Sergeant-Major DONALD MACKAY
Last address in Lewis: 6 Carloway,
Son of Neil and Christina Mackay, of Stornoway, Lewis.
Service unit: 12th Royal Scots
Service number: 28522
Formerly 7107 Seaforth Highlanders
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 9 April 1917 at the age of 21
Killed in action
Interred: Ste Catherine British Cemetery, grave A. 11.
Local memorial: Carloway
with 3rd Seaforths at start of war; crossed to France in early stages and was
severely wounded at Neuve Chapelle. After recovering from wounds, he was
transferred to the Royal Scots and served with them in the Balkans and in
Egypt. Returned to France June 1916, and was again wounded twice. He was
promoted Regimental Sergeant Major at the age of 21.
Donald appears in the 1901 census at Carloway, aged 6, the son of Neil (46) and Christy (45) and brother of Angus (14), Mary (12), Maggie (10), Annie (8) and Chirsty (3).
His brother Angus served in the US Army and survived the war.