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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:38 pm    Post subject: Carloway - Isle of Lewis Reply with quote

The Carloway memorial is a fairly recent addition to the landscape and was unveiled on Remembrance Sunday 1989. Its a beautiful memorial and is floodlit so it makes quite an impact when you discover it at night as I did. It was constructed of Balmoral Marble. I'm afraid my daylight photographs of the names didn't turn out very well, the floodlit pictures are more easy to read. Sadly the memorial also lists the men of the community lost in the Iolair disaster at the end of WWI.










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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim

It is interesting that there are four Korean War names - all serving in US Forces. Is USMA the US Military Academy at West Point I wonder?

I notice they have Korean War as 1950-1956 instead of 1950-1953. Did it officially end in 1956? You sometimes see the Great War as 1914-1919 so there is a precedence.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam, The only USMA I know of is West Point, but they didn't send anybody until they graduated, had been commissioned and assigned to a unit that was engaged.

Jim,
Do you know the significance of the numbers on the left? There are some Ross Mountain Battery boys there.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Mike,
Soory I can't be certain but I assumed they were the addresses or house numbers of the men.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
I assumed they were the addresses or house numbers of the men.


I assumed it was house numbers as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your ideas. How interesting that they would put house numbers, but it brings home how small some of these areas are. We all know that the Isle of Lewis took a disproportionately high number of deaths in The Great War.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:52 am    Post subject: Numbers on Lewis Memorials Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
Hello Mike,
Soory I can't be certain but I assumed they were the addresses or house numbers of the men.
Jim


Not house numbers but CROFT numbers.

In a village each croft (strip of ground of about 5 acres) is allocated a number. The house takes the number of the croft, which is why if two houses are built on a croft they will be A and B.

The Lewis and Islay memorials give the villages that the fallen came from and Lewis memorials often also give croft numbers. I think it may be local custom but also identifies the men with the land. The land was of vital importance in these villages as it was part of their subsistence living.

My village in Lewis was created after WW1 when men returning from the war raided Lord Leverhume's hunting fishing estate and settled - they felt they were due land for fighting.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that explanation Alex. Any chance you're related to one (or more) of the 10 Maclennans (That I know of) of the Ross Mountain Battery?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Memorial revisited Reply with quote

I revisited the memorial today, and found the lettering had been touched up, greatly improving its legibility. I append the relevant images. The first image of the panels is enlarged, in order to improve legibility of the imprint.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transcripts

1914-1918
UPPER CARLOWAY


2 D Maciver (uncle), Army
2 D Maciver (nephew), Army
3 A Macdonald, Army
6 D Mackay, Army
8 D W Macleod, Army
9 M Mackenzie, Army
14 D Macleod, Army
15 J Macleod, Army
18 W Macaulay, Can. Army
18 F Mackay, Army
21 D J. Macleod, Army
29 A Macarthur, RNR
31 K Macleod, Army
43 M Macaulay, Army
48 J Mackay, Can. Army
48 M Mackay, Army
48 D Mackay, Army

Park, Carloway
1 D Mackay, Army
2 K Macarthur, Army
3 M Paterson, Army
3 J Paterson, Army
5 D Macleod, Army
41 D Macleod, Can. Army
42 J Macarthur, S. African Army
Millpark, J Macleod, Can. Army
Sunnybrae D. Macleod, RNR

1939-1945
UPPER CARLOWAY

27A A M Macgregor, QAIMNS
44 D J Macarthur, MN
Ard na Sithean M Macleod, MN

PARK
45 A Macarthur, MN
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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1914-1918
KNOCK

5 D Mackenzie, Can. Army
28 N Macarthur, Army
30 C Macdonald, Can. Army
31 J W Macleod, Army

1939-1945
4 N Maciver, MN
24 J A Macaulay, RN
27 N Mackay, Army
30 N Macdonald, RN
The Registry, A M Maciver, RAF
Cnoc an Eoin, D I M Mackay, Indian Army

IOLAIRE DISASTER, 1-1-1919
3 Kirvick, J Macaskill, RNR
8 Kirvick, J Macleod, RNR
12 Kirvick, D Macarthur, RNR
32B Knock, N Macphail, RNR
11 Borrowston, D Macphail, RNR
15 Garenin, M Mackenzie, RNR
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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1914-1918
KIRVICK

2 M Mackay, RNR
3 M Macaskill, Army
4 A Mackay, Army
7 J Macleod, Army
8 K J Macleod, RNR
14 M Maclean, RNR

DOUNE
3 D Maclean, Army
4 N Morrison, Army
9 M Maclean, Army
9 D Maclean, RNR
14 D Macleod, Army
20 D Macleod, RNR

1939-1945
7 D J Macphail, RNR
18 J M Maclean, RNR

KOREAN WAR 1950-1956
4 Kirvick, A Mackay, USAF
8 Kirvick, M D Macleod, USAF
5 Doune, M A Macaskill, US Marines
42 Park, K J Macarthur, USMA
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1914-1918
BORROWSTON

6 D Macarthur, RNR
14 D Macleod, RNR

GARENIN
4 D Macleod, RNR
4 A Macleod, RNR
12 D Macleod, Army
12 M Macleod, Army
16 J Maclennan, RNR
23 M Macleod, RNR
25 M Macritchie, RNR
27 N Maciver, Army

1939-1945
4 N Macleod, MN
11 M Macleod, Army
11 K J Macleod, MN
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 8:06 am    Post subject: John MacLeod Pte GH - Carloway Reply with quote

John MacLeod Private 3/5624 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders Nigg, Ross-shire Fort George 22 Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 14/12/1914 Son of Donald Macleod, of 15, Carloway, Stornoway, Lewis. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38
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