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North Boisdale, South Uist

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: North Boisdale, South Uist Reply with quote

The cemetery at North Boisdale is located in machair land, about a mile from the village of North Boisdale (Baghasdail on the roadsigns). From the South Uist spinal road (the A865), take the B888 at Daliburgh, following the signs for the Barra ferry. Turn right for Baghasdail and proceed to the village cross roads; continue straight ahead on a road with a very poor surface. The burial ground stands out after the track makes a dogleg left, with a ruin on the skyline. It is possible to park where a path makes for the graveyard; please ensure the track remains unobstructed as it is the access for a factory, a little way further along.

Please note that the roadsigns in South Uist are almost exclusively in Gaelic.

Grid reference NF736173

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A wargrave for a Merchant Navy man, buried here in 1940, during the Second World War.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boatswain RODERICK ANGUS MACKENZIE
Son of John and Marion MacKenzie, of Glasgow.
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy, S.S. Fort Athabaska (London)
Date of Death: 02/12/1943 at the age of 39
Mentioned on family gravestone at North Boisdale cemetery
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, panel 49

Boatswain ANGUS MACKENZIE
Son of John and Marion MacKenzie, of Garrynamonie, South Uist.
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy, S.S. Rio Dorado (London)
Date of Death: 16/03/1941 at the age of 31
Mentioned on family gravestone in North Boisdale Cemetery
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, panel 87



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major ANGUS FERGUSON MACLEOD
Son of Angus and Marion Macleod
Regiment / service: 1st Bn. The London Scottish Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 98599
Died on 23/02/1944 at the age of 37 at Anzio, Italy
Interred at Anzio, grave I. M. 12
Mentioned on family gravestone in BOISDALE cemetery, Uist

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