Seaman DONALD MACASKILL
Domhnall beag Dhomhnaill Oig
Last address in Lewis: 9 Gravir,
Son of Donald and Margaret Macaskill
Service unit: Royal Navy Voluntary Reserve, HMS Gunner
Service number: 21143/DA
Date of birth: 1886
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 33
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire, was never found
Local memorial: Pairc, Kershader
Donald was one of the children of Donald (1855) and Margaret (1855), the others being Allan (1898), Angus (1900), Barbara (1895), Isabella (1885), John (1891), Kenneth, Margaret (1887), Marion (1893) and Marion (1888, died an infant).
His brothers John and Allan also served in the RNR; Allan was saved from the sinking of the Iolaire.