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Bernera - Island of Lewis

 
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:47 pm    Post subject: Bernera - Island of Lewis Reply with quote

The Bernera war memorial on the Isle of Lewis. The sculptors were Messrs. Hood of Wick. I've seen quite a few very fine polished granit memorials like this one in the Hebrides. I take it that the storms and ferocious winds that are experienced up there in the winter would easily cause damage and erosion to softer or unpolished stones; or lead lettering.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to add a few notes, having visited the memorial today.

It is located in the main village of Breaclet, opposite the primary school, diagonally across from the community centre. It is easily missed when travelling north through the village.

The 'kissing gate' into the memorial enclosure is a tight squeeze, and do take care not to rip clothing on the protruding spikes of the fence railings.
It would appear that the lettering on the memorial has recently been touched up.

Great Bernera is an island off mainland Lewis, connected to that by bridge. It can be reached from the A858 (Stornoway to Carloway) road at Garynahine along the B8011 to Uig and the B8059 to Bearnaraigh, which is the Gaelic for Great Bernera.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transcripts

Erected
to
Commemorate the men
of this district
who made the supreme
sacrifice for king and
country in the World War
of 1914-1918
for the Glory of God
and good of Humanity

Their names shall endure
for ever

Air a trocail mar
chuimheachan le
muinntir an aite

In
Grateful Memory of
those who fell in the
1939-1945 war

Breaclete
10 - Murdo Macdonald, DFC

Croir
4 - Neil Macdonald


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(First World War)

Tobson
7 - Angus Macdonald
13 - Donald Macdonald
25 - Kenneth Macdonald
25 - Murdo Macdonald

Breaclete
1 - Norman Macinnes
4 - Norman Maciver
5 - Norman Macdonald
8 - John Mackenzie

Hacklet
4 - John Macaulay
4 - Donald Macaulay
6 - Norman A. Macdonald

(on base, World War II casualties)

Crulivig
4 - Malcolm John Mackay

Lundale
8 - John Murdo Macdonald


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(First World War)
Kirkibost

1 - Donald Macarthur
8 - John Maclennan
9 - John Macdonald
11 - Malcolm Macdonald
12 - John Macaulay
21 - John Maciver

Croir
James RW Macleod
Hector Morrison

(Second World War)

Tobson
13 - Angus Macdonald
22 - Kenneth Macdonald

Hacklete
17 - John Martin
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(First World War)

Lundale
3 - Donald Macaulay
3 - Angus Macaulay
3 - John Macaulay
5 - Angus Macleod
5 - Roderick Macleod

Crulivig
1 - Malcolm Macleod
6 - John Ferguson
6 - Kenneth Ferguson

Earshader
Kenneth Smith

(Second World War)

Kirkibost

8 - John Maclennan
11 - John Macdonald
7 - Alick E. Sim
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