Roderick John Macdonald, 36 Leurbost
Gunner RODERICK JOHN MACDONALD
Last address in Lewis: 36 Leurbost,
Son of Murdo and Maggie Macdonald, of 36, Lurebost, Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Wallington
Service number: 2966/A
Date of birth: 13 June 1891
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 27
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Roderick appears in the 1901 census, aged 10, the son of Murdo (46) and Maggie (40) and brother of Murdo (17), Christy (12), Maggie (7) and Murdina (3).
His brother Murdo served in the Cameron Highlanders, and survived the war.