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Donald (1894-1974) was a son of Donald Finlayson and Ann Mackinnon, 2 Marvig.
On 16th December 1911 Donald joined the Royal Naval Reserve (his service numbers were A3955, C4561, D4458 and EX911). His record indicates that he was 5ft 8½ in tall with black hair, brown eyes, a fresh complexion and a tattoo of a sailor and a cross inscribed "in memory of my dear father". Donald was a fisherman on Banff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Stornoway registered fishing boats.
He was mobilised on 4th August 1914 and served in the Royal Navy in the First World War as a Seaman/Gunner. Based at HMS Excellent and aboard HMS Kinfauns and HMS Victory and is mentioned in Loyal Lewis : Roll of Honour 1914-1918.
After the War Donald returned to fishing on lobster boats and the Maggie Macdonald.
In Lochs, in 1919, he married Catherine Macleod of 4 Caverstay. Donald and Catherine settled at 2 Marvig and they had five children.
Donald was widowed in 1928 and in Stornoway in 1929 he married Murdina Macleod of 5 Keose. Donald and Murdina had three daughters.