Donald Nicolson, 20 Ranish

Last address in Lewis: 20 Ranish,
Son of John Nicolson, of 20, Ranish
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, SS Portloe
Service number: 3147A
Date of birth: 14 September 1897
Date of death: 20 April 1917 at the age of 30
Ship sunk by U-67, 160 miles WNW of Fastnet
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 26
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost

Donald appears in the 1891 census, aged 3, the son of John (32) and Marion (31), and brother of Marion (3) and Malcolm (3 months).

His brothers William, Donald and Malcolm also served in the RNR; Malcolm was lost in the sinking of HMY Iolaire in 1919.

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