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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Bragar, Lewis Reply with quote

Bragar is located on the West Side of Lewis, some 4 miles west of Barvas along the A858 road to Garynahine. The cemetery is located at the end of a sideroad which issues from the western side of the village, a quarter of a mile past the Whalebone Arch. It commences at a row of council houses and quickly passes into the croftlands which slope down to the sea. Cars should be parked at the picnic area by the shore. The road continues along the foreshore (Port Mhor) and up to the cemetery gates.

Bragar Cemetery is built around a ruinous temple, Teampuill nan Eoin. The graveyard is built on a hillside, and it sports some steep slopes and loose rocks in parts. Pictures of victims of the Iolaire Disaster, buried here, were refreshed in April 2009 after the inscriptions on the stones were touched up by CWGC in 2008.

Grid reference: NB288489



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Deckhand MURDO MACDONALD
Last address in Lewis: 3 Fivig, Bragar,
Son of Murdo Macdonald, of 3, Fevig, South Bragar, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Venerable
Service number: 20516/DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 18
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Bragar Old Churchyard


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Seaman RODERICK MURRAY
Last address in Lewis: 25 South Shawbost,
Son of Donald and Mary Murray, of 25, South Shawbost, Stornoway.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Roxburgh
Service number: J/86329
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 19
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Bragar Old Church Yard and extension
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Seaman DONALD WILLIAM GILLIES
Last address in Lewis: 30 South Shawbost,
Son of Angus and Mary Gillies
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve
Service number: 3309/A
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 28
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Bragar Cemetery
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar


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Deckhand MALCOLM MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 32 North Shawbost,
Son of Murdo and Catherine MacLean MacLeod, of 32, North Shawbost, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Sabreur
Service number: 20774/DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 18
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Bragar Cemetery
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar


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Seaman DONALD MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 38 North Shawbost,
Son of Peter Angus MacLeod and Christina MacLeod, of 38, North Shawbost, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMD Beatrice
Service number: 4125/SD
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 20
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Bragar Cemetery
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Name in caption under picture is incorrect
Seaman MALCOLM MACKAY
Last address in Lewis: 36 South Bragar,
Husband of Kate MacKay, of 36, South Bragar, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve
Service number: 2613/C
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 38
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar


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Seaman DONALD NICOLSON
Last address in Lewis: 10 North Shawbost,
Son of Kenneth and Peggy, husband to Catherine
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Calera
Service number: 8955/DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 50
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Left widow and 7 children
Interred: Bragar Cemetery
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Seaman DONALD MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 5 South Shawbost,
Son of Norman and Effie MacLeod, of 5, South Shawbost, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve
Service number: 4944/SD
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 20
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Bragar Cemetery
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Seaman JOHN MACLEAN
Last address in Lewis: 17 South Bragar,
Son of Angus and Anne Maclean
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Vernon
Service number: 4280/B
Medal: 1915 Star
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 37
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Bragar Cemetery
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar


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Seaman KENNETH MACPHAIL
Last address in Lewis: 24 Arnol,
Son of Malcolm and Catherine MacPhail.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Pembroke
Service number: 3320/A
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 27
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Bragar Old Church Yard and extension
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar

Was the only survivor from a merchant ship which was torpedoed in the Mediterranean. He was in the sea for 36 hours before being found.


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Seaman ANGUS MACIVER
Last address in Lewis: 45 Arnol,
Son of Norman and Catherine Maciver; husband of Catherine Maciver, of 45, Arnol, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve
Service number: 1855/C
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 37
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Bragar Old Cemetery and extension
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar



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Petty Officer DONALD MURRAY
Last address in Lewis: 43 South Shawbost,
Son of John and Mary MacLennan Murray; husband of Murdina Murray, of 43, South Shawbost, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Imperieuse
Service number: 2811/B
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 40
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Left widow and 4 children
Interred: Bragar Cemetery
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar
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Deckhand MURDO MACKAY
Last address in Lewis: 7 North Bragar,
Son of Norman and Peggy Mackay, of 7, North Bragar, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Shikari II
Service number: 16652/DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 21
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Bragar Old Churchyard and extension
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar
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Seaman JOHN SMITH
Last address in Lewis: 11 South Shawbost,
Son of John and Mary Smith, of 14, North Bragar; husband of Kate Smith, of 11, South Shawbost, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Duchess of Devonshire
Service number: 3516/B
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 35
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Left a widow and 4 children
Interred: Bragar Cemetery
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar
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