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Valtos, Uig, Lewis

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: Valtos, Uig, Lewis Reply with quote

Valtos [Bhaltos] is located in the district of Uig, some 35 miles from Stornoway. It can be reached along the B8011 from Garynahine. At Miavaig, turn right onto the Valtos peninsula, and take the left-hand road on the circular road round. The cemetery is located on a hillside above Cliff beach, a quarter of a mile before the village of Valtos.

Please park any cars at a walled cemetery on the left-hand (seaward) side of the road. Please refrain from parking in the passing places; this is a single-track road up a steep hill, where the passing places should only be used for their legitimate purposes.

The older graveyard, containing the wargraves, is located a hundred yards off the road, and can only be reached by walking through a field and up a slope. Please refrain from taking DOGS through the field, and try to avoid disturbing any livestock. Close all gates behind you. The below picture shows the access route to the cemetery from the roadside gate.

Grid reference: NB089367



View when approaching from Cliff beach


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deckhand ANGUS MATHESON
Last address in Lewis: 18 Uigen,
Son of Mr. M. Matheson, of 18, Uigen Miavaig, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMD Winner
Service number: 18694/DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 19
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Valtos Burial Ground,
Memorial reference: near northwest corner
Lewis Memorial: Uig, Timsgarry
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leading Seaman NEIL MATHESON
Last address in Lewis: 22 Crowlista
Son of Peter and Annie Matheson, of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Service number: LT/X17918A
Date of death: 11 November 1943 at the age of 27
Lost at sea off North Africa
Memorial: Lowestoft Naval, panel 11, column 2
Local memorial: Uig, Timsgarry
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deckhand JOHN MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 17 Uigen,
Son of Mr. M. MacLeod, of 17, Uigen Miavaig, Stornoway.
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMML 502
Service number: 4435/SD
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 22
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Valtos Burial Ground,
Memorial reference: in northeast part
Lewis Memorial: Uig, Timsgarry
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private GEORGE EDWARD CALDER
Last address in Lewis: Kinlochroag
Son of the late John and Ellen Calder.
Regiment or division: Seaforth Highlanders, attached Machine Gun Corps
Service number: 141137
Date of death: 22 May 1918 at the age of 31
Died in hospital at Sunderland of wounds sustained in Flanders in March 1918
Interred: Valtos Cemetery, Northeast part.
Lewis Memorial: Uig, Timsgarry
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