John Mackay, 9 Flesherin

Seaman JOHN MACKAY (Senior)
Last address in Lewis: 9 Flesherin
Service: Royal Naval Reserve, Destroyer Service
Date of death: 12 March 1940
Killed in action
Local memorial: Point, Garrabost

Stornoway Gazette, 9 August 1940
Mrs Mackay at present residing with her parents at 51 Galson, has also been informed of the tragic fate of her husband, John Mackay, who was lost on one of HM ships. Mr Mackay, best known as Ian Rag, was a native of Flesherin, and, though he was only in our midst for a very short time, he had that captivating quality which made friends easily and we were all very much attached to him. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his young widow and infant son, to his mother, sisters and brothers.

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