Roderick Macdonald, 9 Gravir
Seaman RODERICK MACDONALD
Last address in Lewis: 9 Gravir,
Son of Malcolm and Christina Macdonald
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Queen Mary
Service number: 2458T
Date of birth: 12 October 1885
Date of death: 31 May 1916 at the age of 30
Lost at the Battle of Jutland.
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 23
Local memorial: Pairc, Kershader
Roderick was one of the children of Malcolm (1856) and Christina (1858), the others being Ann (1887), John (1890) and Donald (1892).
His brother John served in the RNR, and Kenneth was a sergeant in the Highland Light Infantry. Donald was lost serving with the Canadians.