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Luskentyre, Harris

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: Luskentyre, Harris Reply with quote

Luskentyre [Losgaintir] is located on the west side of South Harris, some 10 miles southwest of Tarbert near the A859, the road to Leverburgh. The village can be reached along a single-track sideroad off the A859.

There are two graveyards in Luskentyre, but only the old cemetery, in the middle of the village, contains war graves. The graveyard in the dunes, which previously featured in this post, only contains modern graves.

The old cemetery is located 1.2 km west of the start of the village, the start being the old 'pod' from Castaway 2000 (curved roof and grass on roof) which stands by the roadside at the cattlegrid. Parking is road-side only, along the cemetery wall.

The wargraves are located in the northeastern part of the cemetery; some are facing south, others east. The below picture shows the graveyard from the carriageway entrance, which can be found about 100 yards east of the cemetery; please do not take vehicles here, as it is part of a private access.

Grid reference: NG069990



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Seaman Farquhar Morrison
Last address in Harris: Scrott, Stockinish,
Son of Donald and Rachel McDonald Morrison, of Scrott Stockinish, Harris.
Service: Royal Naval Reserve, HMY Iolaire
Service number: 3161/B
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 35
Drowned in the sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred at Luskentyre
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Gunner JOHN MORRISON
Son of Angus and Effie Morrison, of Scalpay.
Regiment / service: Royal Artillery, 267 Bty, 526 Coast Regt
Service number: 11002234
Date of death: 6 January 1945 at the age of 26
Interred: Luskentyre
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Able Seaman J. MACLEOD
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine Reserve, H.M.S. "Eaglet."
Service No: 1009650
Date of Death: 22 March 1920
Interred: Luskentyre
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Deckhand Finlay Maclennan
Last address in Harris: Meavaig, Harris
Son of Christina Maclennan,
Service: Royal Naval Reserve, HMY Iolaire
Service number: 18771/DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 20
Drowned in the sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Luskentyre
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