John Mackenzie, 16 Leurbost
Seaman JOHN MACKENZIE
Last address in Lewis: 16 Leurbost,
Son of Donald and Mary Mackenzie
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Emperor of India
Service number: 32741/A
Date of birth: 20 July 1888
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 30
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
John appears in the 1901 census, aged 11, the son of Donald (45) and Mary (45), and brother of Murdo (15), Kate (10), May (5) and Alex (2).
His brother Alex was also lost in the Iolaire Disaster.