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Roderick Finlayson (1905-1991) was a son of Angus Finlayson and Catherine Macleod, 13 Calbost.
The family moved out to the Common Grazing at the West-end of the village boundary wall in 1940s.
Roderick enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/Ns A11848, B7438 & C6680, on August 7, 1924. His record indicates that he was 5ft 7½ in tall with black hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion. Between 1924 and 1939 he worked on Banff, Buckie and Stornoway registered fishing boats including the Evening Star, the Honour Bright, the Cawder Castle, the Starlight Rays, the Clan Maclennan, the Ribhinn Donn and the Welcome Home.
He was Mobilised on April 8, 1939 and served in the Royal Navy, based at HMS Pembroke and aboard HMS Cyclops, until April 4,1944 when he was invalided out of service.
Roderick was a bachelor.