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Tolsta Chaolais War Memorial

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: Tolsta Chaolais War Memorial Reply with quote

Please do NOT confuse this village with North Tolsta on the east coast of Lewis. Tolsta Chaolais is located 3 miles south of Carloway, along a looproad off the A858 Barvas to Garynahine road. Will post a picture later - the memorial is located along the village "street" outside the mission house.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid there was some confusion before but Alex Maclennan sorted it out for us. I will amend the Tolsta post to North Tolsta to make it clearer.

I loook forward to seeing your photographs. There is the five days and five posts rule on the forum before being able to post photos but I see you've already surpassed the five post bit so next week you should be able to add your photographs

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:10 am    Post subject: Picture of Tolsta Chaolais War Memorial Reply with quote

This is a picture of the Tolsta Chaolais War Memorial, taken on 6 February 2008.



[edited 6 February 2008, replaced picture]


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: New pictures Reply with quote

Additional pictures, showing the two other faces of the memorial and a full frontal image.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Remarks Reply with quote

As I was photographing the memorial, I spoke to a local resident who pointed out that there were 18 names on it from the First World War. "Why did 18 men from this tiny village have to die because an Archduke got shot dead in Sarajevo?" was his question.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to appear pendantic but it was 17 men who were lost in the First World War. Catherine Macleod, the 18th victim, is the only woman from the First World War to appear on any of the War Memorials of the Western Isles.

The Tolsta Chaolais War Memorial was the second memorial erected on the Isle of Lewis after the First World War, and the first with the names of the fallen.

Malcolm Macdonald
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transcript

"Cadal Suain Gu Lo"
To the Glory of God
and in
Grateful Remembrance
of the Men and Women of
this Township who gave their lives
for King and Country in the
Great War 1914-1918

This monument was erected in
loving memory by the Inhabitants
and Natives of Tolsta Chaolais
resident at home and abroad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KILLED IN ACTION

Pte Neil Macgregor, Canadians
Pte Norman Maciver, Canadians
Pte Norman Macleod, HLI
Pte John Macsween, Scottish R

DROWNED
Seaman Alick A Macleod
Seaman Donald Macaulay

DIED
Catherine Macleod
Seaman Malcolm Macleod
Seaman Murdo Macdonald
Pte John Macgregor, NZC

(Note ADB: This panel refers to WW I)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KILLED IN ACTION

SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
CSM Murdo Macgregor
Serg't Malcolm Macleod
L/Cpl Norman M Macleod
7862 Pte Norman Macleod
40465 Pte Norman Macleod
Pte John Macleod
Pte Donald Macgregor

DIED
Pte John Macaulay, A&SH

(Note ADB: This panel refers to WW I)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1939-45 WAR

KILLED IN ACTION

RNR

Seaman Hector Macdonald
Seaman Murdo Macleod
Seaman Norman Macleod
Seaman John Mackay

DIED

Seaman Donald Mackenzie (at sea)
Seaman Roderick Murdo Macleod
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:35 am    Post subject: John McLeod GH Reply with quote

John McLeod Private 3/5601 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Stornoway e Stornoway Age 22 Killed in Action Somme, France 01/07/1916 Son of Angus and Mary McLeod, of North Tolsta, Stornoway. Soldiers Effects: Fa: Angus. Step Mo: Bessie. Bro: Patrick. John. Sis: Catherine. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz Fr 0331 Sp. Mem. B. 53 Daily Record 03-08-16 P5: Tolsta
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: John McLeod GH Reply with quote

anne park wrote:
John McLeod Private 3/5601 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Stornoway e Stornoway Age 22 Killed in Action Somme, France 01/07/1916 Son of Angus and Mary McLeod, of North Tolsta, Stornoway. Soldiers Effects: Fa: Angus. Step Mo: Bessie. Bro: Patrick. John. Sis: Catherine. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz Fr 0331 Sp. Mem. B. 53 Daily Record 03-08-16 P5: Tolsta


This man is from the village of North Tolsta, which is different from Tolsta Chaolais. May he rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:09 am    Post subject: Local knowledge counts... Reply with quote

I will take info from war memorial list on my database. Thanks.
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