Sapper DONALD MACKAY
Last address in Lewis: 21B Upper Shader
Son of Murdo and Mary Mackay
Service unit: 106th Field Coy Royal Engineers
Service number: 66118
Was living at Euston. Enlisted in London
Date of death: 11 May 1916 at the age 36
Killed in action
Interred: Ecoivres Military Cemetery, grave I. K. 9.
Local memorial: North Lewis (Borve)
Came from South Africa to enlist.
Donald appears in the 1881 census at Barvas (a few miles from Shader), aged 1, son of Murdo (32) and Mary (27) and eldest brother of Murdo (aged 1 week). The 1891 census shows the family at 14 Ballantrushal, with Donald (11), Murdoch (9), Isabella (7), Angus (5), John (3) and Louis (1) as children of Murdoch (40) and Mary (33).
The Roll of Honour lists Alexander (?) and Murdo in the RNR, Louis was a sergeant major with the Australians, and was wounded; John also served, but no service unit is quoted.