John Macaskill, 3 Kirivick
Seaman JOHN MACASKILL
Last address in Lewis: 3 Kirivick,
Son of Donald and Maggie Macaskill, of 3, Kirvick, Carloway, Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Sir John Fitzgerald
Service number: 14567/DA
Date of birth: 7 February 1899
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 20
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Dalmore Cemetery
Local memorial: Carloway
John appears in the 1901 census at 3 Kirivick, aged 2, the son of Donald (48) and Maggie (40), and brother of Kate (1), Maggie (9), Donald (7) and Christy (4). Also present are his grandmother Mary (78) and two cousins, Bella (15) and Chirsty (13).
His brother Donald served in the Seaforth Highlanders and survived the war.