Notes for - William MacCormick b. 1868.

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William MacCormick was the fourth son of Neil MacCormick b.1836 and Annabella MacLachlan.

William married Mary MacDonald, in Govan, on 31/12/1889. They had four children.

In 1899 William was serving aboard H.M.S. Melita, a British guardship at Constantinople. Following a visit to the field of Balaclava on the 14/09/1899, William was moved to write a poem, part of which was reproduced in the Oban Times newspaper in the summer of 1916 (newspaper cutting courtesy of H.G. Isle of Iona).

After growing up on the Ross of Mull and working in the Tor Mor with his father and brothers, William served at sea as an engine-room artificer. He was killed in action on 29th October 1915, aboard H.M.S. Hannibal, while engaged in naval operations in the Aegean Sea.

1871 - quarryman @ Tormor.

1881 - @ 9 Fionnphort.

September 1915 - in Mediterranean as a trooper, Engine Room Artificer 1st class aboard HMS Hannibal.

In 1915 his wife was in residence @ 27 Rock Avenue, Gillingham, Kent, England.

Records / Sources

William's Birth Record

Inscription on Creich War Memorial

Poem written by William MacCormick