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Kenneth Mackenzie

Kenneth Mackenzie

Kenneth Mackenzie (1897-1918) was a son of Roderick Mackenzie and Mary Macdonald, 7 Marvig.

He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N A5414, on December 20, 1913. Kenneth gave November 2, 1895 as a date of birth as he was too young to join. His record indicates that he was 5ft 5¼ in tall with blue eyes, a fresh complexion and a dimple on his chin. Kenneth was a fisherman on Stornoway registered fishing boat the Alma Boyd and was Mobilised on August 4, 1914. He served in the Royal Navy in the First World War based at HMS Pembroke and HMS President and aboard HMS Inflexible and HMS Invincible,

Kenneth fought at Jutland, the Falklands and the Dardanelles and died of Spanish Flu on the SS Llanstephan Castle. He is buried at Mount Hermon Cemetery, Quebec. Commonwealth Grave Number 10506. His name is commemorated in Loyal Lewis, on the Pairc War Memorial and on the Lewis War Memorial in Stornoway.


Title: Kenneth Mackenzie
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Coinneach Ruairidh Choinnich
Date of Birth: 1897
Date of Death: 22-10-1918
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 5271
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 62529