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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Berneray Old Cemetery Reply with quote

This island is located off North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, and is not to be confused with Great Bernera (which is off Lewis) or the uninhabited island south of Barra.

The cemetery containing wargraves is the old graveyard, in the north of the island. The new cemetery (on the southern shores of Berneray) holds no wargraves. The old graveyard can be approached on foot from the end of the island road, near Sandhill Farm. When parking cars, please ensure the access road to the farm is not obstructed. In summer, the smell of rotting seaweed on the nearby beach can be unpleasant. The cemetery can be seen on the hillside, a few hundred yards to the west. The entrance-gate is located on the far side of the cemetery.

Grid reference: NF932828

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seaman DONALD PATERSON
Last known address in Berneray: Borve
Son of Rachel Paterson
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Pembroke
Service number: CH/9521(A)
Date of birth: 3 May 1900
Date of death: 1 January 1919
Lost in the Iolaire Disaster at Stornoway
Interred: Berneray Burial Ground
Local memorial: Berneray



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Seaman NEIL MACKINNON
Son of Finlay and Mary Macleod Mackinnon of Borve, Berneray
Last known address in Berneray: Taigh a'Ghreidheir Borve
Military unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Nairn
Service number: CH/14734/DA
Date of death: 8 May 1919 at the age of 20
Interred: Berneray Burial Ground
Local memorial: Berneray

Duncan is shown in the 1901 census, aged 7, the son of Finlay (40) and Mary (37), and brother of Hector (14), Alexander (12), John (9), Duncan (7), Grace (5), and Lachlan (2).

His brother Duncan died in 1916, serving in the RNR.



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Private DONALD MACASKILL
Son of James and Christian MacLeod MacAskill
Last known address in Berneray: Sandhill
Service unit: Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3926
Date of death: 11 July 1918 at the age of 48
Interred: Berneray Burial Ground
Local memorial: Berneray



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OFFICER JOHN MORRISON
Regiment / Service: Merchant Navy
Date of death: 22/1/1945 at the age of 32
Interred in BERNERAY cemetery

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Able Seaman RODERICK MACLEOD
Son of Allan and Catherine Macleod, Berneray
Last known address in Berneray: Trealigarry
Military unit: Merchant Navy, MV Benn Hann
Date of death: 11 November 1941 at the age of 30
Mentioned on gravestone in Berneray Burial Ground
Local memorial: Berneray
Interred: Bowmore New Parish Churchyard, Isle of Islay, sec Y, joint grave 1


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Boatswain ANGUS MACASKILL
Son of Kenneth and Christina Macaskill, Berneray
Last known address in Berneray: Borve
Military unit: Merchant Navy, MV Benn Hann
Date of death: 11 November 1941 at the age of 31
Interred: Bowmore New Parish Churchyard, Isle of Islay, sec Y, jnt grave 1
Mentioned on gravestone in Berneray Burial Ground
Local memorial: Berneray

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