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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:46 pm    Post subject: Berneray War Memorial Reply with quote

Memorial: Berneray
Location: in the village, Isle of Berneray
Grid Ref: NF920817
UKNIWM Ref: 57327
Count: WWI=18, WWII=4

There is a number of islands named Berneray in the Western Isles. This one is the one attached to the north of North Uist by a causeway (since 1999). Traditionally Berneray belonged to the parish of Harris.













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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the transcriptions...

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THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM BERNERAY WHO PERISHED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918.

MAIRIDH AN AINM GU SUTHANN SIOR

Lieut. J Morrison, Backhill
Sgt. D MacLeod, Gunhill
Pte. R MacAskill, Sandhill
Pte. D MacAskill, Sandhill
Pte. A MacLeod, Quay
Pte. J MacKillop, Borve
Seaman D Morrison, Borve
Seaman N Macleod, Borve
Seaman N MacKinnon, Borve

Seaman D MacKinnon, Borve
Seaman D Paterson, Borve
Seaman N MacKillop, Borve
Seaman J MacCuish, Borve
Seaman R MacCuish, Backhill
Seaman R MacAskill, Sandhill
Seaman J MacLeod, Town
Seaman D MacLeod, Quay
Pte. J MacMillan, Sandpoint

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1939-1945

Seaman A MacAskill, Borve
Seaman R MacLeod, Trealigarry
Seaman K J MacAskill, Sandhill
Seaman J Morrison, Quay

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacCuish is quite an unusual surname and from the other entries in the CWGC database it seems to be peculiar to the Western Isles. I looked up the two men from Berneray with that surname. Both entries have a different spelling for Berneray.

MacCUISH, RODERICK
Rank: Deck Hand
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit Text: H.M. Trawler "John Corwarder"
Age: 23
Date of Death: 17/12/1918
Service No: 18329(DA)
Additional information: Son of John and Peggy MacCuish, of Back Hills, Bemera, Inverness.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: In North-East part.
Cemetery: LOWER FAHAN (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD

McCUISH, JOHN
Rank: Deck Hand
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit Text: H.M. Trawler "Cantatrice."
Age: 24
Date of Death: 05/11/1916
Service No: 1154SD
Additional information: Son of Norman McCuish, of Bernera, Lochmaddy.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 19.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The name MacCuish also occurs in South Harris - see the entry on the War Graves Project for Scarista.
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