TARBAT WAR MEMORIAL
ROYAL NAVAL PATROL SERVICE
DATE OF DEATH 11TH DECEMBER 1941
NO IMAGE AVAILABLE
David MacKay was born at Hilton Farm, son of a salmon fisherman.
He was educated at Tarbat Old Public School and on leaving school became a salmon fisherman like his father.
When war broke out David joined the Royal Navy and was a stoker on His Majesty's Steam Yacht Rosabelle.
David died while on patrol on the 'Rosabelle' in the Straits of Gibraltar on the 11TH December 1941, he was 40 years old. The 'Rosabelle', built in 1901, was torpedoed by the German submarine U374 - of the crew of 34 only 4 were rescued.
David was the son of David and Isabella [nee MacKenzie] MacKay; he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Panel 7, Column 1, Belle Vue Gardens, Lowestoft, Suffolk.
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