Alexander Macrae, Bruernish, Barra
Image courtesy Clan Macrae Roll of Honour
Able Seaman ALEXANDER MACRAE
Ailig Ailig Mhóir
Son of Flora MacRae,
Last known address in Barra: Bruernish
Service unit: Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve, HMS Stephen Furness
Service number: Clyde Z/7516
Date of birth: 21 March 1890
Date of death: 13 December 1917 at the age of 27
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 28
Local memorial: Barra & Vatersay
Alexander appears in the 1901 census aged 10, the son of Alen (46) and Flora (45) and brother of Farquhar (14), Flora (12), James (7), Allan (5) and Jessie (9).
His brother James was also lost in the war, serving with the Seaforth Highlanders.