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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:38 pm    Post subject: West Side Memorial Reply with quote

The West Side Memorial stands in the village of Bragar, along the main A858 road, between the Whalebone Arch and the sideroad leading to the village cemetery. It is located outside the village meeting hall.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Pictures Reply with quote


The memorial was inaugurated in October 2005. Unfortunately, the paint has already started to flake off the lettering in places, testimony to the harsh conditions in Lewis.


The plaques are mounted on the inside of this circle.


South Bragar


Shawbost


North Bragar and Arnol
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Arnol
1914-18


1 - D Macleod, RNR, died 1916 aged 25
4 - K Macphail, Army, died 1916 aged 19
5 - A Campbell, RND, died 1918 aged 30
7 - D Campbell, RNR, died 1915 aged 40
12 - D Macleod, Army, died 1917 aged 47
13 - N Macleod, RNR, died 1919 aged 46
13 - J Macleod, Army, died 1918 aged 40
15 - D Campbell, Army, died 1918 aged 21
21 - N Maciver, Army, died 1916 aged 21
23 - A Macdonald, RNR, died 1918 aged 24
23 - N Macdonald, Canadians, died 1915 aged 27
24 - K Macphail, RNR, died 1919 aged 27
25 - M Macphail, RNR, died 1915 aged 36
27 - D Mackay, Army, died 1915 aged 27
29 - N Mackay, Canadians, died 1918 aged 27
30B - M Macleod, Canadians, died 1916 aged 24
35 - D Macdonald, RNR, died 1919 aged 23
38 - M Maciver, Canadians, died 1915 aged 27
39 - M Macleod, RNR, died 1916 aged 26
43 - M Campbell, Army, died 1917 aged 35
45 - A Maciver, RNR, died 1919 aged 36

1939-45

33 - J Campbell snr, Army, died 1945 aged 23
33 - J Campbell jnr, RNR, died 1946 aged 22

North Bragar
1914-18


7 - M Mackay, RNR(T), died 1919 aged 21
11 - J Macphail, Canadiens, died 1918 aged 29
12 - D Smith, RNR, died 1915 aged 40
19 - N Maclean, RNR died 1917 aged 28
24 - D Macphail, RNR, died 1917 aged 42
31 - M Mackay, Army, died 1916 aged 25

1939-45

3 - NJ Maclean, RCAF, died 1945 aged 24
23 - D Smith, RNPS, died 1940 aged 32
24 - E Macphail, QAIMNS, died 1943 aged 30
36 - K Macleod, MN, died 1943 aged 68


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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New Shawbost
1914-1918

6 - R Murray, Army, died 1919
13 - J Macdonald, Army, died 1914
13 - M Macdonald, RMLI, died 1917
13 - M Macleod, Army, died 1914 aged 18
21 - W Macleod Army, died 1916 aged 23

1939-45
N Murray, Pioneers, died 1942 aged 22
22 - N Morrison, Recce, died 1944 aged 20
27 - J Macaulay, RN, died 1941 aged 20

North Shawbost
1914-18


1 - N Macdonald, Canadians, died 1916 aged 29
9 - E Maciver, Canadians, died 1916 aged 21
9 - K Maciver, Army, died 1916 aged 25
10 - D Nicolson, RNR, died 1919 aged 50
11 - J Macdonald, Army, died 1917 aged 22
19 - JA Gillies, Army, died 1915 aged 19
31 - N Morrison, RNR, died 1918 aged 24
32 - M Macleod, RNR, died 1919 aged 18
32 - K Macleod, Army, died 1918
37 - R Macleod, Army, died 1915 aged 18
38 - D Macleod, RNR, died 1919 aged 20
45 - N Maciver, Army, died 1916 aged 19
55 - M Mackay, Army, died 1916 aged 19
56 - J Macaulay, Coastguards, died 1919 aged 37
Schoolhouse, WS Ross, Army, died 1915 aged 33

1939-45
21 - D Gillies, MN, died 1940 aged 39
25 - D Smith, RNR, died 1940 aged 25
28 - N Macleod, RNR, died 1943 aged 33
42 - A Mitchell, RNR, died 1940 aged 30

South Shawbost
1914-18


2B - C Macdonald, Army, died 1916 aged 28
5 - D Macleod, RNR< died 1919 aged 20
7 - M Maciver, Army, died 1918 aged 19
11 - A Macleod, RNR, died 1919 aged 51
11 - J Smith, RNR, died 1919 aged 35
14 - A Macleod, Canadians, died 1916 aged 33
23 - R Macphail, Army, died 1916 aged 42
25 - R Murray, RN, died 1919 aged 19
30 - D Gillies, RNR, died 1919 aged 28
34 - M Macdonald, RNR, died 1915 aged 31
43 - D Murray, RNR, died 1919 aged 40
43 - K Murray, Army, died 1915 aged 40
43 - K Murray, Army, died 1918 aged 28

1939-45

9 - MJ Macleod, RNR, died 1941 aged 24
23 - A Gillies, RNR, died 1943 aged 31
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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South Bragar
1914-18


1 - J Martin, RNR, died 1918 aged 18
3 - M Macdonald, RNR, died 1919 aged 18
6 - M Maclean, RNR, died 1919 aged 42
10 - M Maclean, RNR, died 1919 aged 48
13 - J Morrison, Army, died 1917 aged 19
14 - J Macleod, RNR, died 1918 aged 30
14 - M Macleod, Canadians, died 1917 aged 21
17 - J Maclean, RNR, died 1919 aged 37
19 - D Graham, RNR, died 1916 aged 30
19 - JM Graham, Canadians, died 1916 aged 23
20 - R Smith, RNR, died 1915 aged 20
23 - D Smith, Army, died 1917 aged 21
24 - D Morrison, RNR(T), died 1919 aged 35
24 - JM Morrison, RNR, died 1919 aged 24
24 - M Morrison, RNR, died 1919 aged 26
30 - A Murray, RNR died 1917 aged 26
30 - J Murray, RNR, died 1919 aged 26
36 - M Mackay, RNR, died 1919 aged 38
45 - D Morrison, Canadians, died 1917 aged 30
57 - J Macdonald, RNR, died 1917 aged 19
37 - M Macdonald, RNR, died 1919 aged 45
63 - D Morrison, Canadians, died 1916 aged 33

1939-45

6B - M Macleod, RNR, died 1941 aged 30
12 - J Mackay, RNR, died 1942 aged 29
13 - G Morrison, RNR, died 1940 aged 34
31 - C Mackay, RNR, died 1939 aged 29
40 - A Maclean, RN, died 1945 aged 20
41 - M Macphail, RNR, died 1943 aged 32
44 - D Murray, Army, died 1943, aged 42
61 - N Macleod, RNR< died 1940 aged 18
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would anybody have any background on L. MACPHAIL, QAIMNS, died 1943 listed on the North Bragar Panel.

Nothing on CWGC or SNWM. Grateful for any info.

Tony
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Pte. W. BROWN, Middlesex Regiment, K.I.A Battle of The Somme.
Sgt. J. V. MURPHY, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, D.O.W Monte Cassino, Italy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony,

Apologies for the transcription error, it is in fact E Macphail, not L Macphail. The print on the memorial is beginning to wear off, affecting legibility. We are talking about:

Sister/Lieutenant EFFIE MACPHAIL
Last address in Lewis: 24 North Bragar
Daughter of Donald and Effie Macphail, of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Service: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Service number: 257414
Date of death: 8 November 1943 at the age of 30
Killed in Nonshera, India,
Interred: Karachi War Cemetery, grave 11. A. 7
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adp

Thanks for your response, I didn't even have a record of her.

Most grateful

Tony
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A tribute to Sister Effie Macphail was printed in the Stornoway Gazette of 26 November 1943. A transcription is posted here
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adp

Excellent! Most grateful for remembering me

Tony
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have a portrait of Effie Macphail available in a couple of days, will post it here.
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