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Alex John Macaskill, St Peter's Episcopal Church

 
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Location: Stornoway

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:05 pm    Post subject: Alex John Macaskill, St Peter's Episcopal Church Reply with quote



A private memorial is situated at the front of the church, to the left of the altar, across the aisle from the pulpit.

At centre of the memorial plaque is a painting, with a panel on either side. The text on the left panel reads:

In Affectionate
Remembrance of
John Alexander
Macaskill
On Whose Dear
Soul Kind Shepherd
Have Mercy

The text on the right panel reads:

Born 7th March 1899
Drowned in the
Iolaire Disaster
January 1919
Signalman R.N.V.R.
Stornoway
Naval Corps

Details of the casualty are as follows:


Signaller JOHN ALEX MACASKILL
Last address in Lewis: 75 Keith Street, Stornoway
Son of Mrs. Christina Macaskill, of 75, Keith St., Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Navy Voluntary Reserve, HMS Vivid
Service number: Clyde Z/8453
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 19
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery, Southeast, Old Ground, 125
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial; Nicolson WW1 memorial, left panel; St Peter's Episcopal Church memorial
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 69274
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