I've been cleaning out and old house over the last few days (my Grandmother who past away a few years ago) and i found a purse with some medals in it (details below) although i'm not sure of the connection. i can see how some of this ancestry stuff gets pretty addictive as i spent my lunch hour having a quick look on the internet google/cwgc. the first guy seems to have died in a training establishment (or possibly a RNAS) although there seems to have been quite a few HMS Pembrokes but the second man (Donald Mc not Donald Mac, you'd never know they were from the western isles would you, have a look here Wargraves in Lewis: Macdonald to see what i mean!) seems to have served in the Royal Naval Division as on the back of his 1914 star he's listed as part of "Anson Bttn" RND. what interests me is that it says he died on the SS Glenfrain which in my quick search i found to be listed as a collier. my questions are; could he have been placed in the RND but eventually been posted to a ship? did colliers act as troopships? on his 1914 star he's listed as SEA R.N.R. and his brother on his 1914-1915 star is simply R.N.R., what does the SEA stand for? MACDONALD, D Rank:Leading Seaman Service No:3824/A Date of Death:19/05/1917 Regiment/Service:Royal Naval Reserve H.M.S. "Pembroke." Grave ReferenceE. 1. 57. CemeteryEYE CEMETERY (OR AIGNISH BURIAL GROUND), ISLE OF LEWIS McDONALD, DONALD Rank:Leading Seaman Service No:2264A Date of Death:30/01/1918 Regiment/Service:Royal Naval Reserve S.S. "Glenfrain." Panel Reference30. MemorialCHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL in this article it appears they were brothers (both called Donald MacDonald) Lewismen lost in the Great War: Donald Macdonald, 20 Knock, Point there was also a queens south africa medal and the recipient had my grandmothers maiden name but i've gotten no-where near that yet!