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North Lewis (Borve) War Memorial

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: North Lewis (Borve) War Memorial Reply with quote

The memorial for Borve is located outside the new community centre, located on the southern side of the village of Borve. This is situated on the A857 Stornoway - Port of Ness, 6 miles north of Barvas and 17 miles north of Stornoway.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Pictures Reply with quote


The memorial is similar to the one at Cross, 6 miles up the road, although there are only 3 panels.


The plaque on the pedestal in front of the main memorial is poorly legible. The Borve Memorial faces west, and is therefore completely open to the eroding forces of wind and rain.

The text reads:
This memorial was erected in remembrance of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the two World Wars 1914-1918 1939-1945 and the Iolaire Disaster 1.1.1919.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them

Nan Cuimhne gu Bragh


Northern Plaque


Middle Plaque


Bottom part of the middle plaque


Southern Plaque
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting to see a Boer War casualty on a War Memorial like that. That must be the first one I've seen on a memorial that wasn't specifically to the dead of the Boer War.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please note the titles of the memorials, both here and at Cross Ness, are given as the North Lewis War Memorial (then the village subtitles). Both memorials were erected and opened at much the same time.

Malcolm Macdonald
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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North Galson
1939-1945


44 - KD Finlayson, RNR, died 26.5.44 aged 25
50 - A Macdonald, RNR, died 2.3.44, aged 23
52 - A Macdonald, RNR, died 18.5,42, aged 32

South Galson
1939-1945


22 - R Martin, MN, died 26.11.42, aged 37
23 - J Macdonald, Camerons, died 24.10.42, aged 20
25 - P Gillies, RNR, died 29.6.40 aged 27

Melbost Borve
1939-1945


5 - M Macleod, RN, died 27.1.44 aged 51
6 - J Morrison, RNR, died 21.1.40 aged 39
13 - J Campbell, RNR, died 5.4.42 aged 21

Mid Borve
1914-1918


1 - M Mackenzie, Camerons, died 26.4.17 aged 24
1A - W Mackenzie, Seaforths, died 1.7.16 aged 19
3A - J Macdonald, Camerons, died 25.9.15 aged 22

Borve
1914-1918


2 - J Maciver, RNR, died 9.10.17 aged 23
4 - J Morrison, Seaforths, died 27.2.19 aged 25
10 - M Morrison, Canadians, died 28.4.16 aged 21
10 - M Morrison, Seaforths, died 8.5.15 aged 23
15 - M Macdonald, RNR, died 1.1.19 aged 18
23 - P Mackenzie, RNR, died 30.9.16 aged 35
23 - W Mackenzie, Seaforths, died 9.6.1915 aged 19
24 - D Smith, Canadians, died 4.6.16 aged 24
24 - M Smith, Camerons, died 28.9.15 aged 21
25 - R Nicolson, Seaforths, died 6.10.17 aged 19
29 - W Graham, Gordons, died 19.10.14 aged 24
30 - D Graham, Gordons, died 29.10.14 aged 21
30 - R Graham, Seaforths, died 20.8.17 aged 21
36 - J Graham, RNR, died 27.7.17 aged 45
41 - D Morrison, RNR, died 3.2.15 aged 46
48 - M Maciver, Seaforths, died 11.4.17 aged 20

1939-1945

26B - M Macdonald, Seaforths, died 4.6.40 aged 35
30 - N Saunders, Seaforths, died 6.4.43 aged 25
Moorhouse - M Smith, Scots Guards, died 11.9.43 aged 30
Church Street - M Graham, RNR, died 14.12.39 aged 29
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lower Shader
1914-1918


8 - N Martin, RNR, died 1.1.19 aged 42
13 - M Macleod, Seaforths, died 11.4.17 aged 28
14 - J Macdonald, Camerons, died 23.7.16 aged 24
14 - A Macdonald, Seaforths, died 25.6.16 aged 21
18 - M Macleod, RNR, died 20.1.19 aged 28
23 - J Macaskill, Camerons, died 22.12.14 aged 23
25 - J Macleod, RNR, died 16.7.17 aged 45
25A - J Macdonald, RNVR, died 1.1.19 aged 32
29 - N Smith, Camerons, died 22.12.14 aged 21
29 - D Smith, Canadians, died 25.6.17 aged 31
32 - J Smith, RNR, died 11.1.16 aged 37
33 - A Martin, RNR, died 27.11.18 aged 30
34 - D Macdonald, RNR, died 25.2.19 aged 29
34 - J Macdonald, Camerons, died 25.9.15 aged 19
38 - J Macleay, RNR, died 26.8.15 aged 38
38 - A Macleay, RNR, died 1.1.19 aged 38
39 - D Macdonald, RNR, died 28.11.16 aged 27

1939-1945

9 - D Graham, Camerons, died 6.9.44 aged 24
16 - J Martin, RNR, died 1.9.40 aged 26
27 - J Macleod, Black Watch, died 13.8.44 aged 25
30 - A Macdonald, RNR, died 4.10.41 aged 24

Upper Shader
1914-1918


3 - M Matheson, Australians, died 6.5.17 aged 26
6 - A Saunders, Seaforths, died 8.7.16 aged 22
10 - M Matheson, RNR, died 1.1.19 aged 27
13 - J Macdonald, Canadians, died 22.5.16 aged 29
16 - D Smith, Camerons, died 3.9.16 aged 20
20 - D Macdonald, Seaforths, died 14.8.16 aged 26
21 - D Mackay, Royal Eng., died 11.5.16 aged 36
23 - A Macleay, Camerons, died 22.12.14 aged 17
24 - M Smith, Camerons, died 15.12.14 aged 19
24 - DC Macleay, Canadians, died 8.8.18 aged 22
30 - N Martin, Scots Guards, died 19.6.1916 aged 34
31 - A Morrison, RNR, died 1.1.19 aged 20

1939-1945

3 - M Matheson, RNR, died 12.6.42 aged 42
21 - M Mackay, Black Watch, died 14.8.44 aged 19
26 - A Macdonald, RNR died 12.6.44 aged 38
27 - A Martin, RNR, died 6.3.41 aged 31
28 - DA Macdonald, RN, died 11.12.42 aged 20
Clyde - D Macdonald, RNR, died 1.9.40 aged 56
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transcripts (panel III)

Ballantrushal
1914-1918


3 - J Maclean, Seaforths, date of death not known
4 - A Maclean, Seaforths, died 16.4.17 aged 26
7 - M Macdonald, Seaforths, died 22.12.14 aged 18
10 - A Macleay, Argyles, died 12.10.17 aged 33
10B - J Macleay, RNR, died 26.4.18 aged 43
11 - C Macleod, Gordons, died 15.11.14 aged 21
14 - R Macleay, Seaforths, 18.5.15 aged 21
14 - L Macleay, Seaforths, 10.1.18 aged 19
15 - A Smith, Seaforths, 23.3.18 aged 29
15 - J Smith, MN, died 25.11.15 aged 17
18 - M Smith, Seaforths, died 4.10.17 aged 21
18 - D Smith, RNR, died 26.7.17 aged 18
21 - N Macdonald, RNR, died 16.9.17 aged 24
21 - A Macdonald, Seaforths, died 11.4.17 aged 21

1939-1945

1 - J Macdonald, Seaforths, died 10.7.47 aged 32
9 - DJ Macdonald, RNR, died 7.10.44 aged 21
9 - A Macdonald, RNR, died 7.11.44 aged 29
11 - J Macleod, RN, died 27.4.43 aged 30
New Park - D Macdonald, RN, died 8.3.43 aged 21

Upper Shader
1899-1902
Anglo-Boer War


1 - J Macleod, Scots Guards, died 24.11.1899 aged 21

Borve 1914-1918

6 - M Morrison, Seaforths, died 12.5.17 aged 38
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adb41 wrote:
Borve
1914-1918


10 - M Morrison, Canadians, died 28.4.16 aged 21


This man's unit has been wrongly identified. It should be Camerons not Canadians.

MORRISON, MALCOLM
Rank:Private
Service No:3/5254
Date of Death:28/04/1916
Age:21
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn.
Grave ReferenceIII. H. 48.
CemeteryBETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Angus and Effie Morrison, of 10, Borve Barvas, Stornaway.
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