Seaman NORMAN MACINNES
"Tormod Aonghais Thormoid Rhuaidh"
Last address in Lewis: 1 Breaclet, Great Bernera
Son of Angus and Catherine Macinnes;
Husband to Ann Macdonald
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Hermes
Date of birth: 21 February 1876
Date of death: 31 October 1914 at the age of 41
Drowned in torpedoing of HMS Hermes
Local memorial: Great Bernera
First man from Bernera to lose his life in World War I
Norman was the youngest of the six children of Angus and Catherine Macinnes.
Norman appears in the 1881 census, aged 5, at a private house in Breaclet with his parents Angus (50) and Catherine (48), as well as siblings Peggie [Margaret] (15), Henry [Henrietta] (13) and Margaret (10). Also present is his aunt Catherine (56), his father's sister. Norman also had a brother Angus (aged 18 in 1881) and a brother Peter, aged 9.
Norman next appears in the 1891 census, aged 15, the only one of the six children of Angus and Catherine left at home at that time.
He married Ann in 1906, and was father of 5 children (Catherine, Donald, Mary, Peter and one other)