John Mackay, 12 Keose

Served as Tom Martin
Last address in Lewis: 12 Keose,
Son of Donald and Margaret MacKay, of Keose
Service unit: 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles
Service number: 622326
Date of birth: 13 April 1887
Date of death: 5 June 1916 at the age of 30
Killed in action in France
Interred: Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, grave II. L. 9
Local memorial: Kinloch, Laxay
Decorations: Military Medal
Emigrated to Canada in 1903

Height: 5 ft 4 in
Complexion: Medium
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Medium brown
Religion: Presbyterian
Trade / occupation: Bridgeman
Volunteered at Winnipeg on 3 May 1915 

John was one of the children of Donald (1859) and Margaret (1863), the others being Angus (1894), Catherine (1898), Donald Robert (1885) and Robert (1889).

His brother Angus served in the RNR, but was interned in Holland from October 1914. 

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