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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: Western Isles Memorial discussion Reply with quote

This thread is now solely for discussion of potential memorials not covered by the Project in the Western Isles.

Thanks to Alex Maclennan, John Hendry, Guido Blokland and Malcolm MacDonald for updates to this list

Last updated 28th October 2008

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Back, Isle of Lewis, location - It is built in an old quarry by the roadside, close to the school and church
Barra & Vatersay , Location - Overlooking Castlebay Harbour, Vatersay New Road. Additional location info. - Isle of Barra UKNIWM Ref: 44781
Bernera , Location - In the village of Breaclet
Bornish & South Uist, Location Beside A685. Additional location info. - South Uist. UKNIWM Ref: 44782
Callanish, Location - Outside church beside A858(Garynahine to Barvas road), Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
Borve – See North Lewis War Memorial (Borve)
Carinish , Location - North Uist
Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Location - Beside Carloway Parish Church, UKNIWM Ref: 5961 On forum
Clachan na Luib & North Uist**Photographs required**, Location - Clachan na Luib. Additional location info. - North Uist UKNIWM Ref: 44783
Cross – See North Lewis War Memorial (Cross)
Eriskay , Location - No memorial. Commemorated on South Uist Memorial, Bornish
Gerinish , Location - South Uist (see Bornish)
Griminish & Benbecula , Location - Junction of A865 and lane to Griminish , Additional location info. - Isle of Benbecula
Kinloch, Location - Beside A859 road (Stornoway - Tarbert) just north of Laxay, Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
Melbost and Branahuie, Location - Opposite Stornoway Airport
Ness, Location - along A857 road (Stornoway - Ness) between Dell and Cross, Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
North Lochs, Location - just west of Church in Crossbost, Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
North Lewis War Memorial (Borve), Location - Beside A857 road (Stornoway - Ness) , Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
North Lewis War Memorial (Cross), Location – Cross. Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
Pairc (South Lochs), Location - Just west of the Ravenspoint Centre, Kershader
Point, Isle of Lewis, Location - Garrabost
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Location - Cnoc nan Uan, Stornoway , Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis. UKNIWM Ref: 8845 on forum
Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Location - along village main street, east of the turn-off from the A859 Stornoway - Leverburgh road. Additional location info. - Isle of Harris, UKNIWM Ref: 5959 & 8544
Tolsta, Isle of Lewis, Location - Centre of village
Tolsta Chaolais - In village centre, Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
Uig, Location - Baille na Cille. Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
West Side, (Arnol/Bragar/Shawbost) , Location - outside village meeting hall in Bragar, Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis

Church

Catstlebay , St Mary Star of the Sea R.C. Church parishioners, Location Castlebay, Additional location info. - Isle of Barra. UKNIWM Ref: 44780
Stornoway, High Church , Location - High Church, Matheson Road Stornoway , Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
Stornoway, Martin's Memorial Church , Location - Martin's Memorial Church, Francis Street Stornoway , Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis

Schoool

Stornoway, Nicolson Institute, Great War, Location - Western Isles Museum, Francis Street, Stornoway (Old Nicolson Institute building), Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
Stornoway, Nicolson Institute, Second World War, Location - Main Entrance, Nicolson Inst, Springfield Rd, Stornoway , Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis

Regiment & Unit

Stornoway, RAF Stornoway, Location - Stornoway airport, Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
Stornoway, Ross Battery, RGA, Location - Outside Stornoway Drill Hall, Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
Stornoway, Royal Naval Battery Plaque, Location - Back of Seaview Terrace, Stornoway Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
Stornoway, Seaforth Highlanders, Great War, Location - Clock Tower, Stornoway , Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis

Individual


John Alex Macaskill RNR(Signalman lost on HMY Iolaire - 1919) – Location- St Peter's Episcopal Church of Scotland, Stornoway. Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis


Other

Hirta, Wellington Air Crash , Location - St Kilda Church, South East of Island , Additional location info. - Isle of St Kilda , additional info - Sunderland ML858 of 302 Ferry Training Unit, Oban. UKNIWM Ref: 6047
Hirta, Beaufighter Air Crash , Location - St Kilda Church, South East of Island , Additional location info. - Isle of St Kilda , additional info - Wellington LA995 of 303 Ferry Training Unit, Stornoway UKNIWM Ref: 6047
Hirta, Sunderland Air Crash , Location - St Kilda Church, South East of Island , Additional location info. - Isle of St Kilda , additional info - LX798 of 304 Ferry Training Unit, RAF Port Ellen UKNIWM Ref: 6047
Ness, Europie Memorial. Location – St Moluag’s Episcopal Church, Ness, Additional Information – Isle of Lewis. UKNIWM Ref: 8844
Stornoway, HMY Iolaire, Location - Overlooking Beasts of Holm, near Stornoway , Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis. UKNIWM Ref: 44784
Stornoway, Sea Cadets , Location - St Peter's Church, Stornoway , Additional location info. - Isle of Lewis
Ui, CWGC, Cross, Location – St Columba’s Cemetery, Additional Information – Isle of Lewis UKNIWM Ref: 5960
Vatersay, Catalina Memorial



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My list of War Memorials in the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)

EXTERNAL MEMORIALS WITH NAMES
Lewis War Memorial (Cnoc nan Uan, Stornoway)
Harris War Memorial (Main Street, Tarbert)
Isle of Berneray (Quay, Berneray)
North Uist War Memorial (Clachan na Luib)
Benbecula War Memorial (Griminish)
South Uist War Memorial (Bornish)
Barra War Memorial (Nask)
North Lewis War Memorial (Cross)
North Lewis War Memorial (Borve)
Arnol/Bragar/Shawbost War Memorial (Bragar)
Carloway War Memorial (Carloway)
Tolsta Chaolais War Memorial (Tolsta Chaolais)
Loch Roag War Memorial (Callanish)
Isle of Bernera War Memorial (Breaclet)
Uig War Memorial (Baille na Cille)
Tolsta War Memorial (North Tolsta)
Back War Memorial (Back)
Branahuie/Melbost War Memorial (Stornoway Airport entrance)
Point War Memorial (Church of Scotland and Free Church, Garrabost)
North Lochs War Memorial (Crossbost Church of Scotland)
Kinloch War Memorial (Beside Laxay Cemetery)
Pairc (South Lochs) War Memorial (Kershader)

SCHOOL MEMORIALS (INDOORS)WITH NAMES
Nicolson Institute WW1 (Western Isles Museum, Francis St, Stornoway)
Nicolson Institute WW2 (Nicolson Inst, Springfield Rd, Main Entrance)

EXTERNAL MEMORIALS WITH NO NAMES
St Moluag's Episcopal Church War Memorial (Eoropie)
Ross Battery War Memorial (Drill Hall, Church St, Stornoway)
Seaforth Highlanders Plaque (Clock Tower, Sandwick Rd, Stornoway)
Aignish Cemetery War Memorial (WW1 Type - Cross with sword)
Stornoway Sea Cadet Corps Plaque (St Peter's Church, Stornoway)
Iolaire Memorial (Holm)
Royal Naval Battery Plaque (Back of Seaview Terrace, Stornoway)
Royal Air Force, Stornoway Memorial (In front of Melbost/Branahuie Mem)
Vatersay, (Catalina Memorial)
St Kilda, (Wellington, Beaufighter and Sunderland Memorial)

CHURCH PLAQUES (INTERNAL)
Martin's Memorial Church of Scotland, (Francis Street, Stornoway)
High Church of Scotland, (Matheson Road, Stornoway)
Star of the Sea, (RC Church, Castlebay, Isle of Barra)

INDIVIDUAL MEMORIALS (INTERNAL)
John Alex Macaskill RNR - St Peter's Episcopal Church of Scotland, Stornoway
(Signalman lost on HMY Iolaire - 1919)

It is unlikely if there are any more individual memorials in the Outer Hebrides unless there are ones in South Uist and Barra which are predominantly Catholic. The other Protestant islands frown on church adornments in general and are very conservative.

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Malcolm Macdonald
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malcolm

Many thanks for this list. It confirms many of the entries we have already and adds a few others. It also explains the small number of church and individual memorials in the Western Isles compared to other parts of Scotland.

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Adam
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A brief note to say that there is a plaque at Holm where the road ends, leading to the path down to the rocks where the Iolaire Memorial is sited above the site of the 1919 tragedy - so there is in effect two memorials.

The road has a turning point where buses can turn (with difficulty).

Both the Plaque and the Memorial are photographed in the Project site but in case anyone gets confused this must be pointed out. Distance c300 yards on a chipped path downhill/uphill going back (naturally).

Wheelchair access with extreme difficulty. Needs at least two persons assisting.

There are no names on either plaque or memorial, much to my personal consternation, as I had a grandfather lost on the Beasts of Holm when the Iolaire foundered.

Malcolm Macdonald
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