Kenneth Smith, 28 Leurbost
Seaman KENNETH SMITH
Last address in Lewis: 28 Leurbost,
Son of Murdo and Mary Smith of Luerbost
Husband of Annie Smith, of 28A, Luerbost,
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Pembroke
Service number: 1956D
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 41
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire, was never found
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 32
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Kenneth appears in the 1881 census, aged 7, the son of Murdo (40) and Mary (38) and brother of Angus (13), Mary (11), Chirsty (5), Kenneth (3) and Mary (1).
He was referred to as Kenneth Mor [Big Kenneth); his brother Kenneth Beag [Little Kenneth] also served in the RNR but survived the war.