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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:15 pm    Post subject: Borve, 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 Borve is located on the western shore of the island, about 3 miles northwest of the main town of Castlebay. It can be approached on foot from the village of Borve.

Grid reference: NF647017



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DECK HAND N BUCHANAN
Son of Donald and Catherine Buchanan (nee Macneil); husband of the late Thora Buchanan (nee Mackinnon).
Regiment / Service: RNR, HMS Vigorous
Service number 68741/DA
Date of death: 14/11/1918 at the age of 62
Interred at Borve cemetery, Isle of Barra

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

QUARTERMASTER AJ CAMPBELL
Son of Duncan and Marion Campbell, of Barra.
Regiment / Service: Merchant Navy, SS CITY OF KIMBERLEY
Date of death: 11/7/1944 at the age of 40
Interred at Borve cemetery, Isle of Barra

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FIREMAN & TRIMMER William CARR
Regiment / Service: Merchant Navy, SS OAKCREST
Date of death: 2/12/1940 at the age of 25
Interred at Borve cemetery, Isle of Barra

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Able Seaman W DALEY
Son of Michael and Margaret Daley; husband of Margaret Daley, of Passage East, Co. Waterford, Irish Republic.
Regiment / Service: Merchant Navy, SS OAKCREST
Date of death: 2/12/1940 at the age of 19
Interred at Borve cemetery, Isle of Barra

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1ST RADIO OFFICER Michael FENTON
Son of Thomas Fenton and of Katherine Fenton (nee Curran).
Regiment / Service: Merchant Navy, SS OAKCREST
Date of death: 2/12/1940 at the age of 48
Interred at Borve cemetery, Isle of Barra

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SEAMAN Angus GALBRAITH
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Galbraith, of 4, Northbay, Barra.
Regiment / Service: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS ASPHODEL
Service number 8571
Date of death: 3/2/1919 at the age of 24
Interred at Borve cemetery, Isle of Barra

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SAILOR Roderick Joseph MACKINNON
Son of John and Elizabeth MacKinnon, of Borve.
Regiment / Service: Merchant Navy, SS POLO
Date of death: 18/1/1944 at the age of 21
Interred at Borve cemetery, Isle of Barra

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DECK HAND H MACNEIL
Son of Neil and Jane MacNeil, of Sithean, Tangasdale, Barra.
Regiment / Service: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS PEMBROKE
Service number 1796/SD
Date of death: 18/1/1918 at the age of 21
Interred at Borve cemetery, Isle of Barra

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Able Seaman M MACNEIL
Son of Donald and Kate MacNeil, of Tangasdal.
Regiment / Service: Merchant Navy, MV TARANTIA
Date of death: 22/8/1944 at the age of 21
Interred at Borve cemetery, Isle of Barra

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DECK HAND W MCINTYRE
Son of Neil and Jessie Cameron McIntyre, of Earsary, Barra.
Regiment / Service: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS VIVID
Service number 1654/SD
Date of death: 12/10/1918 at the age of 23
Interred at Borve cemetery, Isle of Barra

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DECK HAND J MCKINNON
Son of the late John and Mary McKinnon; of Tangasdale, Barra.
Regiment / Service: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS PEMBROKE
Service number 884/SD
Date of death: 11/5/1916 at the age of 34
Interred at Borve cemetery, Isle of Barra

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oreste FISANOTTI
Nato il 9 Agosto 1897
Deceduto il 2 Luglio 1940

Morto per la Patria

Translated from the Italian:
(Oreste FISANOTTI
Born 9 August 1897
Died 2 July 1940

Died for the Fatherland)

Oreste is listed as a crewmember on the Arandora Star, which was sunk northwest of Ireland, with the loss of 805 lives.

After the recovery of his body, his wife Vera moved to Barra to be near his grave. Read the whole story here



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOATSWAIN WALTER WHITTY
Son of Walter and Catherine Whitty, of Cheekpoint, Co. Waterford, Irish Republic.
Regiment / Service: Merchant Navy, SS OAKCREST
Date of death: 2/12/1940 at the age of 39
Interred at Borve cemetery, Isle of Barra


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