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John Macinnes (1909-1979) was a son of John Macinnes and Mary Kennedy, 29 Lemreway.
He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/Ns AX14061, BX8764 and CX7649, on August 11, 1927. His records indicate that he was 5ft 7in tall with brown hair, brown eyes and a fresh complexion. He had a cross tattoo "in Memory of my Dear Father". John was a fisherman on Banff and Stornoway fishing boats, including the Daisy, the Venture and the Ocean Searcher.
In 1929 he joined the Merchant Navy and travelled to Russia on the SS British Tommy, SS Irania and the SS Vina, to Lisbon on the SS Montrose, to West Africa on the SS John Holt, to Vancouver on the SS Corrientes, SS Lochaven and the SS Pacific Exporter and to the Pacific on the SS Queen Anne.
In 1938 he was living at 18 Greenfield Street, Govan and working as a Rigger for Alexander Stephens Shipbuilders, Glasgow.
John was Mobilised on February 4, 1939 and seved on Patrol Service during the Second World War. Based at HMS Baldur, HMS Boscawen, HMS Bacchante, HMS Europa and HMS Victory and aboard HMS Marshall Soult.
At Stornoway, in 1941, he married Isabella Ann Morrison, 44 Gravir. John and Isabella Ann settled in Glasgow.