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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:16 pm    Post subject: Sandwick, Stornoway, Lewis Reply with quote

Sandwick cemetery, located just east of the town of Stornoway has two parts, the Old Cemetery (near Lower Sandwick) and the modern part, which stretches between the A866 road to the airport and the seashore. War graves are located in BOTH cemeteries, which are adjoining.
The cemetery is easily accessible by vehicle from the main road (you can drive into the graveyard itself), and there is a good bus service along the same road. On foot, Sandwick cemetery can be approached along the shore from the Battery and Newton areas of Stornoway.

A listing of graves in the new cemetery can be seen on this link
Grid reference: NB439323



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deckhand JOHN MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 43 Upper Bayble,
Son of Murdo and Hanah Macleod; husband of Catherine Macdonald Macleod, of 43, Upper Bayble, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Excellent
Service number: 27361/B gravestone gives 2736/B
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 41
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred at Sandwick Cemetery
Memorial reference: O. 1910. 1510/11.
Lewis Memorial: Point (Garrabost)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Signal boy DAVID MACDONALD
Last address: 53 Virginia Street, Aberdeen
Son of John and Mary McDonald, of 53 Virginia St., Aberdeen
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMY Iolaire (crew)
Service number: 1265/SB
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 17
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery, grave O. 1910. 1510/3


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leading Deck Hand CHARLES M DEWSBURY
Last address: USA
Regiment or division: Mercantile Marine Reserve, HMY Iolaire
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 33
Drowned in the sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery
Memorial reference: O. 1910. 1510/10


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Assistant Steward ALFRED S TAYLOR
Regiment or division: Mercantile Marine Reserve, HMY Iolaire
Date of death: 1 January 1919
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery
Memorial reference: O. 1910. 1428


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nine bodies washed up in the aftermath of the Iolaire Disaster, which could not be identified. Their graves are marked by a stone like this.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite a few bodies would wash up on shores in the Western Isles. This grave marks the last resting place of an unidentified sailor, who last served on HMS Caribbean, which sank in 1915.

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Trooper JOHN A MACRAE
Last address in Lewis: 26 Lewis Street, Stornoway
Son of James and Catherine MacRae, of Viewfield, Lewis St., Stornoway. Born at Stornoway.
Regiment or division: 13th Yorkshire Regiment
Service number: 235609
Date of death: 23 November 1917 at the age of 39
Died of wounds in Field Hospital
Interred: Hermies British Cemetery, grave G. 9
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial

Came from Chili to enlist. Went to Gallipoli. Struck down with dysentery and invalided home. On being passed again for service went to France with Yorkshires.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deckhand MALCOLM MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 2 Crossbost,
Son of Malcolm Macleod
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Wallington
Service number: 12081/DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 20
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred in Sandwick Cemetery, grave K. 1910. 484.



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Signaller JOHN ALEX MACASKILL
Last address in Lewis: 75 Keith Street, Stornoway
Son of Mrs. Christina Macaskill, of 75, Keith St., Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Navy Voluntary Reserve, HMS Vivid
Service number: Clyde Z/8453
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 19
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery, Southeast, Old Ground, 125
Local memorial: Lewis War Memoriall; Nicolson WW1 memorial, left panel; St Peter's Episcopal Church memorial



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Seaman JOHN MACASKILL
Last address in Lewis: 12 Lower Sandwick,
Son of Kenneth and Mary Macaskill, of 12, Lower Sandwick, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Thomas Booth
Service number: 9635/A
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 24
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery, North West, Old Ground, grave 234
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial



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Cooper 4th class DONALD MACRITCHIE
Last address in Lewis: 46 Keith Street, Stornoway
Son of Murdo and Christina Macritchie; husband of the late Jane Maciver Macritchie. Native of Leurbost.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Pembroke
Service number: M/23885(CH)
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 29
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery, grave K. 1910. 479
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seaman JOHN MACDONALD
Last address in Lewis: 10 Holm,
Son of Alexander and Margaret Macdonald
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMD Genia
Service number: 21078/DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 18
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery, old ground, southwest, grave 265
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial


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Chief Officer FREDERICK WILLIAM SPILMAN
Last address: 72 Arthur Road, Shirley, Southampton
Husband of Emma Jane Spilman, of above address
Regiment or division: Royal Navy, HM Coastguards
Date of death: 8 November 1918 at the age of 52
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery, grave L. 1910. 670



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Private RODERICK MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 4 Battery Park, Stornoway
Son of Alexander McLeod, of 4, Battery Park, Stornoway, and the late Mrs. McLeod.
Regiment or division: 7th Seaforth Highlanders, Labour Corps
Service number: S/16375, transf. to (588562)
Date of death: 18 February 1919 at the age of 34
Died of wounds
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery, grave L. R.1910. 683.
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial



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