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Alexander Macaskill (1893-1975) was a son of Kenneth Macaskill and Henrietta Matheson, 12 Gravir.
On March 9, 1915 he enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/Ns A8932 and B6247. His records indicate that he was 5ft 7in tall with blue eyes and a fair complexion. Kenneth was immediately Mobilised and served as a Leading Seaman in the Royal Navy in the First World War. Based at HMS Vivid and HMS President III which was for ratings on Defensively Armed Merchant Ships (DAMS). He was injured twice and saved from the sinking of SS Queen in 1918. Alexander received £4.7/6d in Prize Money and is mentioned in Loyal Lewis: Roll of Honour 1914-1918. His records show that he did not re-register with the RNR in 1921 as his leg injury would not allow him to walk the 24 miles to Stornoway.
After the War Alexander was a fisherman on the Mary but also worked ashore as a shopkeeper due to the failure of the fishing industry. He settled on the Isle of Skye.