Gunner ALEX ANGUS MACKENZIE
Last address in Lewis: 11 Leurbost,
Son of Alexander and Isabella Mackenzie
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Roman Empire
Service number: 1663/C
Date of birth: November 1878
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 40
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery, Lewis
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Alexander features in the 1891 census, aged 11, the son of Alexander (49) and Isabella (42), and brother of Catherine (15), Murdo (12), Ann (9) and Hector Allan (5 months).
His brother John served in the Seaforth Highlanders and survived the war.