John Mackenzie, 13 Marvig
Seaman JOHN MACKENZIE
Last address in Lewis: 13 Marvig,
Son of Alexander and Maggie Macleod Mackenzie, of 13, Marvig
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Albemarle
Service number: 5937A
Date of birth: 28 September 1890
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 27
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire, was never found
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 32
Local memorial: Park, Kershader
John was one of the children of Alexander and Margaret (1856), the others being Christina (1895), Donald, Isabella and Robert.
John was previously in the RNR under number A/2310. In the RND Anson Bn (C/127) from 19 September 1914, with HMS Macedonia from 17 August 1917 until 27 December 1918 when he was posted to HMS Vivid III.