John Macaulay, 12 Kirkibost, Great Bernera

"Iain Phiri"
Last address in Lewis: 12 Kirkibost, Great Bernera
Son of John and Jane Macaulay, of 12, Kirkibost, Bernera, Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Joseph Burgin
Service number: 19586/DA
Date of birth: 29 June 1899
Date of death: 14 November 1918 at the age of 20
Died of pneumonia in hospital at Dundee
Interred: Bosta, Great Bernera
Local memorial: Great Bernera

John is one of the 8 children of John and Jane, the others being Mary Ann (1888), Donald Zachariah (1889), Kenneth (1891), Hector (1894), Ann (1896), Jessie (1900), Katie Ann (1903),

Stornoway Gazette, 22 November 1918
Last Friday (15 November), Mr John Macaulay, 12 Kirkibost, received intimation by wire that his youngest son, Seaman John Macaulay, RNRT, had died in a Dundee hospital at the early age of 20 years. He was laid aside with influenza and pneumonia setting in, he succumbed. His early death has cast a gloom over the district. He was a promising young man, and his fine character and amiable disposition endeared him to all his friends. Deep sympathy is felt towards the bereaved parents, sisters and brothers, in their sad and irrepairable loss.

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