Monday, 11 April 2011

An Iolaire story

Deckhand Angus Mackinnon was one of over 200 sailors lost in the sinking of HMY Iolaire on 1 January 1919. When he drowned, Angus had been married for less than a year to a young lady, called Ethel, in Dover. And in April 1919, a daughter was born to this marriage. Ethel's granddaughter has been in touch with me, trying to trace any further relatives. I have referred her to two of the island historical societies for further detective work.

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