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Hector Macinnes

Hector Macinnes

Hector Macinnes (1908-1995) was a son of Malcolm Macinnes and Christina Macleod, 36 Gravir.

He joined the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N AX18545 and DX7467, on September 12, 1935. His records indicate that he was 6ft tall with dark brown hair, blue eyes and a fresh complexion. Hector was a fisherman on Stornoway registered fishing boats the Coral and the Roselea until 1937 when he joined the Merchant Navy. He travelled to the River Plate on SS El Argentino and the SS Baronesa and to the North Pacific on the SS Viking Star.

Hector was Mobilised on September 29, 1939 and served with the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Based at HMS Dunluce Castle, HMS Drake, HMS Europa, HMS Fort St Angelo, HMS Golden Hind,  HMS Helicon, HMS Pyramus and aboard HMS Carinthia, HMS Tyne and HMS Tenacious.

Hector survived when the Auxillary cruiser, HMS Carinthia was torpedoed. 

After the War Hector was a Weaver.

At Inverness, in 1943, he married Christina Ann Macleod, 1 Calbost. Hector and Christina Ann initially lived at 1 Calbost, then 2 Steinish and later moved to Fort William.




Title: Hector Macinnes
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Eachann Chaluim Mhurchaidh
Date of Birth: 31-12-1908
Date of Death: 1995
Date of Marriage: 1943
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Merchant Navy, Royal Navy, Weaver
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 1193
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 8914