Donald Macaulay, 41 Ranish

Last address in Lewis: 41 Ranish,
Son of Malcolm Macaulay
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Gunner
Service number: 2576A
Date of birth: 13 October 1886
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 34
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire, was never found
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 32
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost

Donald appears in the 1901 census at the School House in Ranish (no 41). He was aged 14, the son of Malcolm (44) and Maggie (40) and brother of Neil (9), Norman (7) and Marion (3).

His brother Norman served with the Royal Naval Division, and was interned in Holland during most of the war; his brother Neil served in the RNR; both these survived the war.

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