John Mackinnon, 13 Ranish

Last address in Lewis: 13 Ranish,
Son of Robert and Christy McKinnon, of 13, Ranish Lochs, Stornoway.
Service unit: 6th Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 32262, formerly 6866 Lovat Scouts
Enlisted at Fort George
Date of death: 14 September 1918 at the age of 19
Killed in France
Interred: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, grave III. F. 2.
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost

John is shown in the 1901 census, aged 2, at the School House in Ranish with his parents  Robert (48) and Chirsty (32) as well as siblings Marion (6), Maggie (3) and Donald (1 month).

Stornoway Gazette, 4 October 1918
Mr Robert Mackinnon, 13 Ranish, has been officially informed that his son John has died in France, five days after being wounded in action. John was the eldest son, and had been in France for more than a year. He was within a month of completing his twentieth year. This adds one more to the long list of young men belonging to this township who have fallen in the war.

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