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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:42 pm    Post subject: Barvas and Brue Reply with quote

The Historical Society of Barvas & Brue advise me that there is no war memorial for these two (adjacent) villages, although there is talk of one. No firm plans at present.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told by Barvas & Brue historical society that they have acquired a piece of land near the Church of Scotland in Barvas on which a memorial is to be erected over the next twelve months. They are currently raising funds, and have reached 52k. I would like to ask if anyone has further ideas how they could acquire further funding for their project, from the context of bodies that further such aims.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news Guido. There is a campiagn currently being run to erect a memorial in Neilston. It may be worth contacting them to see what they have done.

That is already a substantial amount of money raised so far. Have they any ideas on on what form the memorial will take and how much they need?

Thanks

Adam
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The design is pretty much finalised, and I believe they are set to go ahead with the build in pretty short order. I have passed the link to this thread so they know that I've put the question about.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Barvas & Brue historical society have passed to me the following listings of men who will be commemorated on the memorial. It will consist of three panels, for Lower Barvas, Upper Barvas and Brue. I shall list each panel separately.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: Panel 1 - Lower Barvas Reply with quote

Boer War (1889-1902)

16: Allan Maclean, Seaforth Highlanders, lost in 1900 aged 20

World War I - 1914-1918
3: Roderick Graham, RNR, lost in 1919 aged 49
16: Kenneth Maclean, Canadians, lost in 1916, aged 30
20: Donald Macleod, RNR, lost in 1919 aged 33
22: Murdo Murray, RNR, lost in 1918 aged 47
28: Norman Macleod, RNR, lost in 1916, aged 34
31: Norman Macleod, Canadians, lost in 1918, aged 29
32: Donald Morrison, Cameron Highlanders, lost in 1917 aged 24
34: Donald John Smith, Cameron Highlanders, lost in 1919 aged 26
35: Allan Morrison, Seaforth Highlanders, lost in 1918 aged 22
36: Norman Matheson, Canadians, lost in 1916 aged 32
46: Finlay Macritchie, RNR, lost in 1916 aged 31
52: Neil Murray, Canadians, lost in 1916 aged 30
54: Norman McDougall, Canadians, lost in 1915 aged 34
Barvas Inn: Alexander M. Hunter, Canadians, lost in 1915 aged 25
Barvas Cottage: Finlay Maciver, Yorkshire Regiment, lost in 1918 aged 24

3, Park Barvas: John Maciver, Cameron Highlanders, lost in 1917 aged 21

World War II - 1939-1945
31: John Maclean, RNR, lost in 1942 aged 24
34: John Macritchie, RNR, lost in 1942 aged 33
49: Malcolm Matheson, RNR, lost in 1942 aged 43
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:47 pm    Post subject: Panel 2 - Upper Barvas Reply with quote

World War I - 1914-1918

1: Donald Macleod, Cameron Highlanders, lost in 1916 aged 23
1: William Macleod, Gordon Highlanders, lost in 1915 aged 24
5: Angus Paterson, Seaforth Highlanders, lost in 1914 aged 18

World War II - 1939-1945

5: Donald M. Paterson, Canadians, lost in 1944 aged 49
17: Murdo Macleod, Merchant Navy, lost in 1944 aged 59
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:51 pm    Post subject: Panel 3 - Brue Reply with quote

World War I - 1914-1918

1: Kenneth Matheson, Cameron Highlanders, lost in 1919 aged 24
2: Colin Macdonald, RNR, lost in 1917 aged 44
6: Donald A Finlayson, Cameron Highlanders, lost in 1914 aged 19
11: Kenneth Finlayson, RNR, lost in 1918 aged 45
11: Donald Finlayson, RNR, lost in 1915 aged 21
13: Norman Macleod, RNR, lost in 1914 aged 32
14: Allan Mackenzie, Cameron Highlanders, lost in 1916 aged 19
18: Allan Mackinnon, RNR, lost in 1917 aged 35
18: Duncan Mackinnon, RNR, lost in 1915 aged 40
20: William Paterson, Cameron Highlanders, lost in 1914 aged 19
26: Donald Matheson, Cameron Highlanders, lost in 1915 aged 20
28: Angus Maclean, RNR, lost in 1917 aged 19

World War II - 1939-1945
3: Angus J. Paterson, RNR, lost in 1939 aged 18
15: William Maclean, RNR, lost in 1941, aged 42
26: Alexander Matheson, RNR, lost in 1939 aged 31
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:44 am    Post subject: William MacLeod - Upper Barvas Reply with quote

William MacLeod Pte 3/5573 1st Gordon Highlanders b Barvas,Lewis e Inverness Age 24 Died Germany 01/05/1915 Son of Donald and Catherine MacLeod, of 1, Upper Barvas, Stornoway. Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Brandenburg Gy 4 Plot XV Row D Grave 04
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memorial has been virtually completed, and the first commemoration will be held on Remembrance Sunday, 13 November 2016. A formal unveiling will take place before the end of the year.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Information on the men involved can be found on this link for WW1, and this link for WW2.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote




Showing the Feature Bridge at the back of the memorial, with Barvas Free Church in the background.





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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now EWMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 72737
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