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John Macarthur (1893-1916) was a son of Roderick Macarthur and Anne Kennedy, 8 Cromore.
On 19th December 1911 John enrolled with the Royal Naval Reserve. His service number was A 3975 and his record (held by The National Archive) notes that John was 5ft 9½ in tall, had a chest measurement of 35½ in, a fresh complexion, hazel eyes, and a scar under his left ear. He was a fisherman on Banff and Stornoway registered fishing boats including the Violet.
He was Mobilised on August 4, 1914 and served in the Royal Navy during the First World War aboard HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible. John was killed, aged 23, when HMS Invincible was sunk in the battle of Jutland. His name is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial in Kent (section reference 18), Loyal Lewis, the Pairc War Memorial and the Lewis War Memorial in Stornoway.