John M Mackinnon, 8B Ranish

Last address in Lewis: 8B Ranish,
Son of John and Christy MacKinnon, of 8, Ranish Lochs, Stornoway.
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 317256
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 22 February 1917 at the age of 21
Killed in action in Mesopotamia
Memorial: Basra Memorial, panel 37 and 64
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost

His brothers Murdo and Alexander served in the RNR and survived the war.

Stornoway Gazette
A Raerinish Lad in Mesopotamia
Another Raerinish man has fallen - this time in Mesopotamia. Mr John Mackinnon, 8 Raerinish, has been informed of the death in action of his son John. The young soldier, only about 20 years of age, was one of 3 brothers serving with the forces. 

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