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East Loch Roag War Memorial at Callanish

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:36 pm    Post subject: East Loch Roag War Memorial at Callanish Reply with quote

A new War Memorial was inaugurated outside the church at Callanish on 2 September 2006. It is located at the southern end of the large carpark to the Free Church along the main A858 road through the village, about a mile from the Stones.

It is named East Loch Roag, as it covers the villages along the eastern shore of this sealoch, including Breasclete, Callanish and Garynahine.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:10 pm    Post subject: Pictures Reply with quote


The memorial consists of two panels with names, separated by a central penal with the crests of the four services (Army, Royal Navy, Royal Airforce and Merchant Navy).

Running directly above it is the famous line "At the going down of the sun and in / the morning we remember them."

Heading the memorial is the Gaelic phrase "Gus am bris an latha" (Until the Day breaks), a common phrase on gravestones in Lewis. It refers to the Resurrection of the Dead on the Youngest Day.



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very impressive.
Is this a wholly new memorial or is it replacing one?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: East Loch Roag War Memorial at Callanish Reply with quote

The memorial is wholly new; I am not aware of one being there before. In Lewis, the first memorial was the one outside Stornoway, which dates back to 1923. Local ones have only been erected in the last 20 or 30 years.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Left panel

Callanish 1914-1918

1 - Louis Mackenzie, died aged 31, Army
1 - Angus Mackenzie, died aged 38, Army
2 - Malcolm Macinnes, died aged 30, Army
3 - Norman Macleod, died aged 21, Army
8 - Donald John Maciver, died aged 24, Army
9 - Angus Mackay, died aged 39, Canadians
14B - Malcolm Maciver, died aged 34, Army
17 - Neil Maclean, died aged 30, Army
18 - Murdo Maclean, died aged 21, Army
18 - Neil Maclean, died aged 29, Army
21 - Kenneth Maclean, died aged 22, Army
21 - Donald Maclean, died aged 20, Army
21 - Finlay Maclean, died aged 19, Army
25 - Donald Macaulay, died aged 26, Canadians
30 - George Mackenzie, died aged 22, Army
35 - Angus Maclean, died aged 24, Army
41 - John Macleod, died aged 29, Army
PO - Donald Alick Macrae, died aged 19, Army
Crossroads - James Macleod, died aged 21, Army

Callanish 1939-1945

40 - Angus Smith, died aged 29, Army

Garynahine, 1939-1945

Springcorrie - John Alick Macrae, died aged 30, Army
3 - Malcolm J Mackay, died aged 28, Navy
19 - Angus Maclean, died aged 27, Navy

Breasclete 1914-1918

3 - Kenneth Macaulay, died aged 30, Navy
5 - Kenneth Macaulay, died aged 27, Navy
8B - Neil Maclean, died aged 22, Army
14B - Murdo Maciver, died aged 23, Army
15 - Aulay Macaulay, died aged 29, Navy
18 - Malcolm Maciver, died aged 29, Army
19 - Donald Macaulay, died aged 32, Army
19C - Kenneth Macaulay, died aged 22, Navy
21 - Murdo Morrison, died aged 43, Navy
28B - Malcolm Maclean, died aged 42, Navy
29 - Donald Macarthur, died aged 19, Army
30 - John Macleod, died aged 46, Navy
31A - John Maciver, died aged 21, Army
32 - Aulay Maulay, died aged 32, Army
34 - John Maciver, died aged 47, Navy
35B - Finlay Maclean, died aged 20, Army
36B - Neil Mackay, died aged 33, Navy
37 - Robert Morrison, died aged 20, Army
40 - Neil Maciver, died aged 23, Army

Breasclete, Iolaire Disaster

40 - Malcolm Maciver, died aged 35, Navy
44 - Donald Macdonald, died aged 20, Navy

Breasclete, 1939-1945

12 - Angus Beaton, died aged 42, Navy
17 - Malcolm M Macleod, died aged 27, Navy
31 - Kenneth Maciver, died aged 23, Navy
15 - Malcolm M Macaulay, died aged 22, Navy
19C - Murdo Macaulay, died aged 30, Navy
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