Name :  John Macdonald

Gaelic Name: 'Seonaidh Mhic Itheach'

                       Iain, Mac Iain Mhoir Mhic Mhurchaidh Bhuidhe

                       Son of John and Marion (Mackay) Macdonald

                      Husband of Catherine Macdonald. (died 1918)

Address:         1 North Tolsta


Rank:      Seaman
Service unit:   RNR Served on HMS Emperor of India
Service number: 3339/B
Date of Death: 1st January 1919
Age:   42 years
Theatre of War: Drowned when HMY Iolaire sank at the entrance to Stornoway Harbour.
Interred:   North Tolsta Cemetery

North Tolsta Memorial Cairn,

North Tolsta WW1 Memorial Plaque

Additional information: He left four orphaned children, his wife, Catherine having passed away in 1918. His daughter, Mary passed away from pneumonia on the 2nd February 1919, aged 7 years, just 5 weeks after the family were orphaned.




WW1 British Campaign Medals

Victory Medal

British War Medal

1914 -1915 Star