Donald Macdonald, 23B Ranish

Last address in Lewis: 23B Ranish,
Son of John and Margaret McSweyn MacDonald.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Dreel Castle
Service number: 3516/SD
Date of birth: 24 April 1890
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 28
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost

Donald is shown in the 1901 census, aged 10, the son of John (50) and Maggie (46) and brother of Catherine (18), Doldina (16), Marry (13), Murdo (8) and Angus (3). 

His brothers Murdo and Angus also served in the RNR, but survived the war. 

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