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Isle of Lewis War Memorial, Stornoway
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) webpages

Lewis, Stornoway, Memorial Avenue, War Memorial

Type of Site: War Memorial
NMRS Number: NB43SW 98
Map reference: NB 4171 3435
Parish: Stornoway
Council: Western Isles
Former District: Western Isles
Former Region: Western Isles Islands Area

Architecture Notes

Architect: John Hinton Gall - Baronial War Memorial


And a photograph of the entrance

http://www.rcahms.gov.uk/pls/portal/newcanmore.newcandig_p_coll_details?p_arcnumlink=794096
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject: World War II Tribute Reply with quote

I have just put on-line an extract of the World War II Rolls of Honour for the whole of the Isle of Lewis. It lists all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of King and Country between 1939 and 1945. I can add that the Stornoway Roll of Honour was compiled because the listings on the War Memorial, discussed in this thread, were found to be woefully incomplete.

One note: I was unable to find a Roll of Honour for the village of Tong.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As requested quite some time ago: the cross outside the main tower of the Lewis War Memorial

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Information plaque at the circle of 23 stones and plaques

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was this American Civil War Memorial in Connecticut an inspiration for the Lewis War Memorial perhaps?

http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?MarkerID=29998

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The US memorial looks uncannily familiar, Adam. Was at the Lewis War Memorial again this morning by chance. Will check out its design history.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adb41 wrote:
The US memorial looks uncannily familiar


It's not just the tower itself. If you can imagine the tower siting on top of the entrance gateway at Winstead you have a fair representation of the tower at Stornoway complete with flying butresses.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam,

Looked into the question of design, and it appears this was the design of a J.H. Gall of Inverness, one chosen from a competition in 1924 (see this article on the Stornoway Historical Society website.

The Winsted tower is, by the description on the webpage, "fashioned in the style of an old world feudal tower with a watch tower projecting above the battlements of the structure".

Although I am not versed in matters architectural, I think it is a safe conclusion to draw that the similarity is coincidental.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:50 pm    Post subject: Pte. Malcolm Crockett Reply with quote

WW1
Burgh & Central Division
Pte. Malcolm Crockett, G.H.

(Glasgow Herald 27 Nov 1914)
"Mr R. Forest, superintendent of the Paisley Industrial School, yesterday received intimation that Malcolm Crockett, a private in the Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action on October 24. Private Crockett left the school in 1910, and subsequently joined the Seaforths. He was 20 years of age and a native of Stornoway."

Name: CROCKETT, MALCOLM
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 24/10/1914
Service No: 3/6013
Additional information: Son of James and Annie Crockett, of 14, Point St., Stornoway.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 39 to 41.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joined the Army Reserve, Gordon Highlanders on 20 March 1912, aged 18
Height: 5 ft 4 ins
Weight 130 lbs
Eyes: grey
Hair: red
Occupation: Fisherman
Was mobilised on 8 August 1914
Was sent to the front on 7 October 1914

The 1901 census shows Malcolm, aged 6, at home at 5 Keith Street, Stornoway, with his father James (34) and mother Annie (33), as well as his older siblings Helen Ann (13), James (10), Jessie ( 8 ) and younger brother William [Wm], aged 2. James Crockett was a fisherman, originally from Lossiemouth. His wife Annie was born in Stornoway.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:32 am    Post subject: Roderick A MacKenzie GH Reply with quote

Roderick A MacKenzie Pte 701 2nd Gordon Highlanders b Waternish, Inverness. e Strichen r Stornoway Killed in Action F & F 29/10/1914 Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38 Stornoway - Lochs Division
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:10 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. 267505 Wm. Macleod, Seaforths. (Stornoway) Reply with quote

CWGC - MACLEOD, William
Rank: Private.
Service No: 267505.
Date of Death: 16/05/1917. Age: 34.
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st/6th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. G. 21.
Cemetery: BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX
Additional Information: Son of William and Jane Macleod, of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.

Headstone schedules record Miss D. Macleod, 2, Matheson Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.

1891 census Ross & Cromarty, Stornoway, Keith Street: Family of William MacLeod (58,) Photographer, his wife Jane (51) and their five children, four of whom are female, are recorded all born in the county.

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 31st May, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
MACLEOD
.- Killed in action, on 16th inst., Private William Macleod (Photographer Stornoway), Seaforth Highlanders, youngest son of the late William Macleod, photographer, and Mrs. Macleod, 1 Matheson Road, Stornoway."


SNWM - WW1
Surname MacLEOD
Forename William
Rank Pte
Service number 267505
Decoration
Place of birth Stornoway
Date of death 12 May 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 1 12-05-17. 6th Bn.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:12 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Cpl. 7214 Donald MACDONALD, Seaforths (Garrabost) Reply with quote

Surname spelling as publication.

The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, 6th June, 1918.
"CASUALTIES. RANK AND FILE.
Died of Wounds. LABOUR CORPS.-
M'Donald (7214) Cpl. D. (Stornoway).


CWGC - MACDONALD, D.
Rank: Corporal.
Service No: 671.
Date of Death: 24/04/1918. Age: 25.
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st Labour Coy. transf. to (7214) 13th Coy. Labour Corps
Grave Reference: IX. A. 18.
Cemetery: BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Margaret Macdonald, of 4, Garrabost, Stornaway, Lewis, and the late Donald Macdonald.

SNWM - WW1
Surname McDONALD
Forename Donald
Rank Cpl
Service number 671
Decoration
Place of birth Stornoway Ross-shire
Date of death 24 April 1918
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail latterly 7214 Labour Corps.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more information on William Macleod is summarised on this page
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:20 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Trp. John A. Macrae, Scottish Horse. Reply with quote

STORNOWAY Burgh and Central Division - Panel ⓹.

Spelling/style surnames &c. as publication.

The Glasgow Herald, Friday, 14th December, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
MACRAE.-
Killed in action, Trooper John A. Macrae, Yeomanry (attached the Yorkshire Regiment), late of Anglo-South American Bank, Antofagasta, Chili (sic), elder and dearly beloved son of James Macrae, builder and contractor, Stornoway."


The Berwickshire News, Tuesday, 18th December, 1917.
"FALL OF A WELL KNOWN DUNS SOLDIER
We regret to intimate that Trooper John A Macrae, Yeomanry (attached to Yorkshire Regiment), elder son of Mr Jas. Macrae, builder and contractor, Stornoway, has been killed in action. This gallant soldier, who held an appointment in the Anglo-South American Bank, Antofagasta, Chili (sic), and who came over to serve his country in the early stages of the war, was a brother-in-law of Mr Robert Cameron, formerly accountant, in (the) British Linen Bank, Duns, and presently agent of their branch in Stornoway."

SNWM - WW1
Surname MacRAE
Forename John A
Rank Pte
Service number 235609
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 23 November 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Killed in action
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Unit name ALEXANDRA PRINCESS OF WALES'S OWN YORKSHIRE REGIMENT.
Other detail 13th Bn. formerly 4351 Scottish Horse.

SDGW - Enlisted Stornoway.

CWGC - MacRAE, J.A.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 235609.
Date of Death: 23/11/1917. Age: 39.
Regiment/Service: Yorkshire Regiment 13th Bn.
Grave Reference: G. 9.
Cemetery: HERMIES BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of James and Catherine MacRae, of Viewfield, Lewis St., Stornoway.
Born at Stornoway
.

1881 Census, Ross and Cromarty, Stornoway, 14, Scotland Street, recorded (transcription):- John MacRae (3), born Stornoway; Head of household, James MacRae (38 ), Joiner, born Stornoway; Kate MacRae (35), Wife, born Caithness, Thurso; children.

1891 Census family at Lewis Street, Stornoway. Father, James MacRae (48 ), Builder, born Stornoway, G & E.

Medal index ticket:- http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3881284
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