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Alexander Maciver

Alexander Maciver

Alexander (1910-1940) was the son of Angus Maciver and Isabella Maciver, of Burnside Cottage, North Tolsta.

Alexander's father died in 1912.

Alexander served with the Royal Navy Reserves during World War Two. On the 18th July 1940, he died while serving on the HMY Rinovia; his service number was LT/X8047C. His cause of death is listed as "Lost off ship", this occurred when his trawler was attacked by enemy bombers. His death was reported in the Stornoway Gazette on the 26th of July 1940. His body was recovered and returned to the island, this was reported in the Stornoway Gazette on the 2nd of August 1940.

A photograph of his gravestone can be found here.


Title: Alexander Maciver
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Alasdair Iseabail Iomhair
Date of Birth: 1910
Date of Death: 18-07-1940
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CET 2202
Record Maintained By: CET
Subject Id: 92928