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Monach Isles (Hyskeir)

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Monach Isles (Hyskeir) Reply with quote

On Ceann Iar can be found a cairn, marking the grave of the casualty quoted below. The Monach Isles lie 6 miles west of the island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. They are uninhabited and can only be accessed by chartered or private boat. Please note that there is also a Ceann Ear. For reference, the Gaelic for west = iar, and east = ear.

Lieutenant W. A. McNeill
Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Laurentic
Date of death: 25 January 1917
Cemetery: HEISKER ISLAND GRAVES
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Mangonel



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some detail concerning this lonely burial:

http://www.gwpda.org/naval/laurenti.htm

and the fate of his brother.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=349876
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