Norman Mackay, 6 Upper Garrabost

Last address in Lewis: 6 Upper Garrabost
Son of Alexander and Catherine Mackay, of Stornoway.
Service: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Jewell
Service number: LT/X17931
Date of death: 24 December 1940 at the age of 26
Drowned in Belfast harbour.
Served on HMS Jewel.
Interred: Eye Cemetery, section D, grave 28
Local memorial: Point, Garrabost

Stornoway Gazette, 14 March 1941
Seaman Norman Mackay, RNR, 6 Upper Garrabost, was accidentally drowned in Belfast on Christmas Eve 1940. The body was recovered eleven weeks after the accident and the remains arrived in Stornoway by mail steamer on Saturday night for interment at Aignish. Great sympathy is felt with the family of this fine upstanding seaman in their tragic loss.

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