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Donald Macritchie

Donald Macritchie

Donald Macritchie (born 1897)  was a son of Malcolm Macritchie and Ann Macphail, 9 Gravir

The family were evicted from 9 Gravir and settled on the Common Grazing opposite 33 Gravir.

He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N SD3229, on November 13, 1915. His record shows he was 5ft 4in tall, had brown eyes and a fresh complexion. He was a Leading Deck Hand based at HMS Victory  and was transferred to the Trawler Division aboard HMS Hermione. Donald was Demobilised on January 14, 1919 and was living at 6 Burton Villas, Field Street, Holderness, Hull.

Donald was a bachelor and  served with the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. He was killed when the SS Albionic was torpedoed and sunk 70 miles south of Rockall on September 11, 1940. All of the 35 crew were lost. Donald's name is commemorated on the Tower Hill War Memorial, the Pairc War Memorial and the Lewis War memorial in Stornoway.

Title: Donald Macritchie
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Dòmhnall Chaluim Choinnich
Date of Birth: 22-11-1896
Date of Death: 11-09-1940
Occupation: Royal Naval Reservist, Leading Deckhand Royal Navy, Merchant Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 272
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 472