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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Cuier, Barra Reply with quote

Barra is located in the south of the Outer Hebrides, and is the penultimate inhabited island in the chain of islands. Only Vatersay lies further south, but is linked to Barra by causeway. The islands south of Vatersay are uninhabited.

Barra is linked by ferry to Oban on the Scottish mainland (5 hours) and Lochboisdale in South Uist (1 hours) from Castlebay. Another ferry leaves from Ardmhor in the north of the island for Eriskay, which links to the Uists via a causeway.

The graveyard at Cuier is located on the northwestern shore of the island, about 5 miles northwest of the main town of Castlebay. It is located along the road at the township of Cuidhir / Cuier.

Grid reference: NF661035



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOATSWAIN JOSEPH BOYD
Son of Alexander and Jean Boyd, of Glencastle Bay, Barra, Inverness-shire.
Regiment / Service: Merchant Navy, SS Empire Maid
Date of death: 27/3/1941 at the age of 37
Mentioned on family gravestone at Cuier cemetery, Isle of Barra
External memorial: Tower Hill, panel 43

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