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Angus Macaskill

Angus Macaskill

Angus Macaskill (1906-1969) was a son of John Macaskill and Ann Morrison, 17 Gravir. He was born at 9 Calbost.

Around 1925 the family built a house a 40 Gravir and they moved there.

Angus joined the Royal Naval Reserve, S/Ns A12789, B7861 and C7068, on August 14, 1925. His record indicates that he was 5ft 5½ in tall with brown hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. He and his brothers  Allan and John had a Tatoo of a cross and flowers inscribed "to my dear mother".  Angus was a fisherman on Stornoway registered fishing boats, including the Coral, the Isabella, the Mary and the Mary Jane from,1925-1927.

He joined the Merchant Navy in 1927 and made two trips to Karachi on the SS British Hussar,  three trips to Aden on the SS Vina, and  he travelled to the United States on the SS Firpark, to Italy on the SS Almenara, to Norway and Russia on the SS Fintra, to Australia on the SS Cumberland and the SS Duneden Star, Buenos Aires on the SS Affric Star, to Genoa on the SS Tiberton and to Russia in the SS Aras. 

He was Mobilised on September 12, 1939 and served in the Royal Navy from 1939-1945. Based at HMS, HMS Orlando, HMS Victory, HMS Scotstoun and HMS Spartiate. 

In Tradeston, Glasgow in 1941, he married Nellie Morrison, 9 Calbost. Angus and Nellie settled at 40 Gravir and they had three daughters.


Title: Angus Macaskill
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Aonghas Sheonaidh Aonghais
Date of Birth: 18-04-1906
Date of Death: 1969
Date of Marriage: 1941
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Merchant Navy, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 1312
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 9419