Malcolm Nicolson, 20 Ranish

Last address in Lewis: 20 Ranish,
Son of John Nicolson, of 20, Ranish
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Magpie
Service number: 5396/A
Date of birth: 15 September 1895
Date of death: 1 January 1919
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire, was never found
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 32
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Had been in the clash between the Cap Trafalgar and the Carmania

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

His brothers William, Donald and Donald also served in the RNR; one of the Donalds was lost in the sinking of his ship in 1917. 

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