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John Mackenzie

John Mackenzie

John Mackenzie (1890-1919) was a son of Alexander Mackenzie and Margaret Macleod, 13 Marvig. 

He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N A5937, on December 2, 1909. His record indicates that he was 5ft 8½ in tall with blue grey eyes and a fresh complexion. John was a fisherman on Banff, Inverness and Stornoway registered fishing boats. He was Mobilised on  August 2, 1914 and served in the Royal Navy during the First World War. Based at HMS Vivid III and aboard HMS Macedonia, HMS Cedric, HMS Albemarle  and HMS Princess Royal.

John lost his life in the Iolaire Disaster of 1st January 1919. His name is commermorated in Loyal Lewis on Pairc War Memorial, the Chatham Naval Memorial, the Lewis War Memorial, Stornoway, the Iolaire Memorial at Holm and the Centenary Memorial in Stornoway.


Title: John Mackenzie
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Alasdair Mhurchaidh
Date of Birth: 28-09-1890
Date of Death: 01-01-1919
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 5427
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 62906