John Duncan Mackay, 8 Kershader

Donnachadh an Mhoir
Last address in Lewis: 8 Kershader,
Son of Duncan and Mary Mackay; family later moved to 3 Caversta.
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: S/9777
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of birth: 1899
Date of death: 1 July 1916 at the age of 19
Killed in action
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15C
Local memorial: Park, Kershader; Nicolson Institute WW1, left panel
Was a junior student at the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway before joining up

War diary entry for 1 July 1916.

John Duncan was one of the children of Duncan (1867) and Mary (1861), the others being Chrissie Mary (1901), Jessie (1897) and Donald John (1902).

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