John Mackenzie, 14 Leurbost
Gunner JOHN MACKENZIE
Last address in Lewis: 14 Leurbost,
Son of Donald and Maggie McKenzie, of 14, Leurbost,
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, SS Bombala
Service number: 5347/A
Date of birth: 22 August 1895
Date of death: 25 April 1918 at the age of 23
Killed at sea at his gun while fighting a submarine
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 30,
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
John appears in the 1901 census, aged 5, the son of Donald (50) and Peggie (39), and brother of Neil (13) and Donald (2).
His brothers Donald and Neil also served in the RNR, but survived the war.