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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject: Eriskay Reply with quote

Eriskay is an island in the Outer Hebrides, linked by causeway to the larger island of South Uist to its north. Take the A865 spinal road through South Uist, and follow the signs at Dalabrog for the Barra ferry terminal.

On leaving the causeway from South Uist, turn right and carry on straight ahead where the road to the Barra ferry terminal turns left. The Eriskay burial ground is located about 250 yards south of the Am Politician public house, in Am Baile (main village). It is advisable to park at the pub and walk up to the cemetery, which is quite conspicuous with a large number of crosses showing above the perimeter wall.

Grid reference: NF784116



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRIVATE JOHN MCRURY
Son of Neil and Annie McRury, of Harbour Eriskay, South Uist.
Regiment / Service: 3rd Cameron Highlanders
Service number 3/22708
Date of death: 9/12/1917 at the age of 31
Interred in ERISKAY cemetery

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Able Seaman MALCOLM MCKINNON
Son of John and Mary McKinnon.
Regiment / Service: MERCHANT NAVY, SS CALIFORNIA
Date of death: 11/7/1943 at the age of 39
Mentioned on family gravestone in ERISKAY cemetery
Memorial: Tower Hill, panel 22


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RADIO OFFICER MICHAEL MCLELLAN
Son of Allan and Flora McLellan, of Eriskay, South Uist.
Regiment / Service: MERCHANT NAVY, MV Rookley
Date of death: 11/11/1943 at the age of 20
Mentioned on gravestone in ERISKAY cemetery
Memorial: Tower Hill, panel 88


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three wargraves for Merchant Navy men, buried here during the Second World War.

Known unto God.

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