Private GEORGE MACKENZIE
Last address in Lewis: 46 Balallan,
Son of Roderick and Isabella McKenzie, of 46, Balallan Lochs, Stornoway.
Service unit: 1st Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3/5104
Enlisted at Inverness
Date of birth: 7 July 1891
Date of death: 11 November 1914 at the age of 23
Killed in action in the first battle of Ypres
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, panel 38 and 40,
Local memorial: Kinloch, Laxay
First man from Balallan to lose his life in the Great War
George was one of the children of Roderick (1833) and Isabella (1853), the others being Christina (1888), George (1872), Janet (1867), John (1868), John (1886), Margaret (1877, died aged 3 weeks), Margaret (1874), Margaret (1882), Marion (1870) and Murdo (1875).