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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sergeant MALCOLM MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: Stornoway
Son of John Macleod, Stornoway
Service unit: 42nd Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)
Service number: 1235
Date of death: 12 August 1918 at the age of 28
Killed in action at the battle of Amiens
Memorial: Vimy Memorial
Went overseas with the 2nd Contingent as a member of the Railway Supply Details and subsequently served in France with the 3rd Divisional Train. Later, he transferred to the 42nd Battalion and took a voluntary reduction in rank to private.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corporal HUDSON TAYLOR MACFARLANE
Last address in Lewis: 27 Kenneth Street, Stornoway
Son of the late John F. and Mrs. Macfarlane, of Kenneth St., Stornoway, Scotland.
Service unit: 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)
Service number: 110341
Date of death: 28 March 1917 at the age of 23
Killed in action
Interred: Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St Eloi, grave IV. H. 4
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial; Nicolson WW1 memorial, left panel

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Private JOHN MACFARLANE
Last address in Lewis: 27 Kenneth Street, Stornoway
Son of J. F. and Annie J. Macfarlane, of Stornoway.
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: S/43197
Date of death: 20 October 1916 at the age of 24
Killed in action in France
Interred: Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, grave II. E. 5
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial

Came from Monte Video, South America, to enlist.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Gunner HUGH MURRAY MAIR
Last address in Lewis: 2 Shell Street, Stornoway
Son of James Mair and his wife Margaret Murray, of 2 and 3, Shell St., Stornoway, Scotland.
Service unit: 12th Australian Field Artillery
Service number: 255 A
Date of death: 9 May 1917 at the age of 25
Killed in France
Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial,
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial; Nicolson WW1 memorial, right panel

Crewed the first boat to land at Suvla Bay, and the last boat to evacuate Gallipoli


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Private JOSEPH JAMES MAIR
Last address in Lewis: 2 Shell Street, Stornoway
Son of James Mair and his wife Margaret Murray, of 2 and 3, Shell St., Stornoway, Scotland.
Service unit: Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
Service number: 404
Date of death: 28 February 1919 at the age of 32
Died in Melbourne, after being discharged due to non-service related injury in 1917.
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial; Nicolson WW1 memorial, right panel



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Corporal ROBERT NICOLSON

Son of Robert Nicolson. Brother of Isabella Nicolson, of 18, Hampden St., Glasgow.
Last address in Lewis: 14 Plantation Road, Stornoway
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 10252
Date of death: 11 April 1917 at the age of 31
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Arras Memorial, Bay 8
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial; Nicolson WW1 memorial, right panel
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Private JOHN MURDO MACRAE
Last address in Lewis: 7 Point Street, Stornoway
Next of kin: Murdo and Christina Macrae
Service unit: 87th Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)
Service number: 138642
Date of death: 10 June 1917 at the age of 32
Killed in action
Interred: Nouex-les-Mines Communal Cemetery, grave II. A. 22
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial; Nicolson WW1 memorial, right panel
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Sergeant (Air Gunner) KENNETH MACKENZIE
Last address in Lewis: 5 Ropework Road, Stornoway
Service: Royal Air Force
Service number: 1821945
Date of death: 21 September 1943 at the age of 22
Lost in training
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery, section L, grave 2202
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Private DONALD JOHN MACARTHUR
Last address in Lewis: 12 Plantation Road, Stornoway
Son of Norman and Mary A. MacArthur, of Seaforth House, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Service unit: 1st Scots Guards
Service number: 11832
Date of death: 27 September 1915 at the age of 26
Killed in action at Loos
Memorial: Loos Memorial, Panel 8 and 9
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial; Nicolson WW1 memorial, left panel
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Private ALEX DONALD MURRAY
Last address in Lewis: 20 Church Street, Stornoway
Son of Neil and Mary Murray, of 20, Church St., Stornoway, Ross-shire, Scotland.
Service unit: 24th Battallion Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Forces
Service number: 6853/A
Date of death: 1 September 1918 at the age of 25
Killed in action by shrapnel
Interred: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, grave VIII. B. 54
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial; Nicolson WW1 memorial, right panel
View tribute here

Private MATTHEW MURRAY
Last address in Lewis: 20 Church Street, Stornoway
Son of Neil and Mary Murray (nee McDonald), of 20, Church St., Stornoway.
Service unit: 13th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Service number: S/2630
Date of death: 8 September 1916 at the age of 28
Died of disease at home
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery, grave N. 1910. 1123
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial; Nicolson WW1 memorial, right panel

Sub-Lieutenant NEIL ALISTER DEWAR
Last address in Lewis: 20 Church Street, Stornoway
Son of William and Isabelle Dewar, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. B.A. (Winnipeg).
Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
Date of death: 4 August 1943 at the age of 27
Died when a ship exploded alongside his ship, HMS Arrow, in Algiers
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval, panel 80, column 1
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Private MALCOLM CROCKETT
Last address in Lewis: 9 Bayhead Street, Stornoway
Son of James and Annie Crockett, of 14, Point St., Stornoway.
Service unit: 1st Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 3/6013
Date of death: 24 October 1914 at the age of 20
Killed in action
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, Panel 39 to 41
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial; Nicolson WW1 memorial, left panel
Was at the front for only 3 weeks
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Flying Officer (Pilot) JOHN DEREK BREARLEY RIGBY
Son of John Kay Rigby and Grace Annie Rigby, of Dartmouth. B.A. (Cantab.); Administrative Officer, Tanganyika Territory.
Regiment or service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 500 Sqdn.
Service number: 68415
Date of death: 1 August 1942 at the age of 22
Interred: Sandwick Cemetery, Sec. M. Grave 2980.


Thanks to Stephanie Lawton who kindly contacted us with extra information about Flying Officer Derry Rigby. A memorial bridge in the Langstrath Valley, Borrowdale, Cumbria was erected in memory of him by his parents and reported in the local newspaper. In the newspaper his parents address is given as Croston Towers, Cheshire. I've also found him commemorated on a Trafford web page under the Altrincham war dead: http://www.traffordwardead.co.uk/index.php?sold_id=s%3A18%3A%22169%2Caltrincham_ww2%22%3B&letter=&place=altrincham&war=&soldier=Rigby

The photographs of the article and the memorial bridge have very kindly been provided by Stephanie





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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that article, Adam. I have linked to it from FO Rigby's gravestone entry.
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2nd Engineer WILLIAM SPROAT CLARKE
Last address in Lewis: 67 Keith Street, Stornoway
Son of William John Clark and of Jane Elizabeth Clarke (nee Nicolson).
Service: Merchant Navy
Date of death: 17 February 1940 at the age of 44
Lost when SS Cheldale was in collision with SS Greystoke Castle
Memorial: Tower Hill, panel 27
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Seaman GEORGE MACAULAY
Last known address in Lewis: 3 Keith Street, Stornoway
Son of Murdo and Annie Macaulay
Service unit: Mercantile Marine, HMHS Glenart Castle
Date of death: 26 February 1918 at the age of 24
Ship sunk by U-boat in Bristol Channel
Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
Village memorial: Nicolson Institute WW1, left panel
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Stornoway, Burgh & Central division, panel 4

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