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Kenneth Macaskill

Kenneth Macaskill

Kenneth Macaskill (1884-1918) was a son of Angus Macaskill and Annabella Nicolson, 17 Gravir.

In Lochs, in 1915, he married Christina Smith, 6 Gravir. Kenneth and Christina settled at 6 Gravir and they had a son, Donald Alexander.

He enrolled with the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N A8819, on January 31, 1916. His record indicates that he was 5ft 3½ in tall with grey eyes and a fair complexion. He had several tattoos including "True Love" which was a Stornoway fishing Boat.  Kenneth  was immediately Mobilised and served with the Royal Navy during the First World War. He was aboard MFA Eleanor when the ship was torpedoed with the loss of all but one of the crew.

Kenneth is buried in Gravir Cemetery and his name is commemorated in Loyal Lewis Roll of Honour and on the Chatham Naval Memorial, the Pairc War Memorial and the Lewis War Memorial in Stornoway.



Title: Kenneth Macaskill
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Coinneach Aonghais Dhòmhnaill
Date of Birth: 15-01-1884
Date of Death: 12-02-1918
Date of Marriage: 1915
Occupation: Royal Naval Reservist, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 165
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 1551