Daniel Mackenzie, 18 Crossbost

Last address in Lewis: 18 Crossbost,
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Roderick McKenzie, of 18, Crossbost, Lochs;
Husband of Maggie McKenzie, of 54, Leurbost, Lochs, Stornoway, Ross-shire.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Strathrannoch
Service number: 2298/A
Date of birth: 23 December 1886
Date of death: 6 April 1917 at the age of 30
Ship sunk by mine
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 26,
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost

Daniel appears in the 1901 census, aged 14, the son of Roderick (56) and Mary (42), and brother of Neil (10) and Maggie (7). 

Stornoway Gazette, 20 April 1917
News has reached Crossbost that Daniel Mackenzie, son of Roderick Mackenzie, has been killed at sea. He was engaged on board a mine-sweeper, and has perished along with the rest of the crew. Deceased was about thirty years of age, and – which renders his death specially tragic – was married less than four months ago. The sympathy of the community goes out to his aged parents and to his young wife, thus early left a widow.

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