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" LOYAL LEWIS" 



Roll of Honour 



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44 LOYAL LEWIS" 








ROLL OF HONOUR 

(1914 AND AFTER.) 

''How sleep the Brave who sink to rest 
By all their Country's wishes blest ! 
When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, 
Returns to deck their hallow'd mould, 
She there shall dress a sweeter sod 
Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. 

"By fairy hands their knell is rung, 
By forms unseen their dirge is sung : 
There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, 
To bless the turf that wraps their clay, 
And Freedom shall awhile repair 
To dwell a weeping Hermit there ! " 

— Collins 

LEAN GU DLUTH RI CLIU DO SHINNSRE. 



STORNOWAY : 

PRINTED AT THE OFFICES OF THE "STORNOWAY GAZETTE' 
AND PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM GRANT. 



1920. 



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CONTENTS. 



Page 
Introductory -------- vii. to xv. 

Supplementary, Statistical Tables, &c. - 337 to 343 

Parish of Stornoway — 

Aird School District — Notes and Lists - 1 
Portvoller Lad's Fight with Submarine in the 

Arctic Ocean -------- 15 

Bayble School District — Notes and Lists - - 17 

Knock School District — Notes and Lists - - - 29 

Sandwick School District — Notes and Lists - - 35 
A Distinguished Lewis Soldier — Major J. N. 

Macrae, D.S.O. ------- 44 

The Ross Mountain Battery on Service - - - 47 

Major Thomas Nicolson, T.D. ----- 48 

Burgh of Stornoway — Notes and Lists - 58 

The Nicolson Institute ------- 89 

Laxdale School District — Notes and Lists - - 95 

Tong School District — Notes and Lists - 103 

The Highland Brigade at Buzancy - - - - 109 

Lieut. A. B. Macrae, D.S.C. - - # - - - 112 

Back School District — Notes and Lists - - - 113 

North Tolsta School District — Notes and Lists - 125 

Lewis Boys in Holland ------- 136 

A Mighty Hunter — Captain Sutherland, Nyasa- 

land Field Force ------- 138 

Parish of Barvas — 

Lionel School District — Notes and Lists - - 147 

Cross School District — Notes and Lists - - - 163 

Airidhantuim Schooi District — Notes and Lists - 171 

Barvas School District — Notes and Lists - - - 181 

Bragar School District — Notes and Lists - - 189 
"Pharaoh and the Sergeant" — Lieut. -Col. David 

Macleod, D.S.O. ------- 192 

Shawbost School District — Notes and Lists - - 197 



Page 
Parish of Uig — 

Carloway School District — Notes and Lists - - 203 

Duncarloway School District — Notes and Lists - 215 

Breasclet School District — Notes and Lists - - 217 
Rose from the Ranks — Major Donald Mackay, 

M.C., D.C.M. -------- 227 

Bernera School District — Notes and Lists - - 229 

West Uig Notes 235 

Valtos School District — Lists ----- 239 

Gallaut and Daring Valtos Soldier — Capt. Alex- 
ander Maclennan, MC. ----- 240 

Crowlista School District — Lists - 243 

Islivig and Mangersta School Districts — Lists - 245 

Lochcroistean School District — Lists - - - 246 

Crulivig School District — Lists ----- 250 

Parish of Lochs — 

Achmore School District — Notes and Lists - "~ 253 

Grimshader School District — Notes and Lists - 255 

Fidigary School District — Notes and Lists - - 257 

Leurbost School District — Notes and Lists - - 261 

Knockiandue School District — Notes and Lists - 267 

Balallan School District — Notes and Lists - - 273 

Arivruaich School District — Lists - 281 

Kershader School District — Notes and Lists - - 283 

A Soldier Family -------- 287 

Cromore School District — Lists ----- 289 

Planasker District — Notes and Lists - - - - 290 

Gravir School District — Lists ----- 295 

Lemreway School District — Lists - 295 
The Hero of Buzancy — Major Angus Macmillan, 

D.S.O., M.C., -------- 296 

Glasgow Lewismen in the Great War — 

Notes and Lists -------- 310 

The Iolaire Disaster -------- 310 



PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION. 



THIS terrible war which burst on an astonished world a 
year ago, and which, after a course of unexampled 
violence and destructiveness, is apparently far from its 
fateful crisis, is of supreme and undying interest to the Island 
of Lewis. In no part of His Majesty's Dominions, home or 
oversea, has a rural community of under 30,000 souls made a 
finer response in manhood and efficiency to the call to Naval 
and Military service in defence of the Empire and its Allies, 
and all that the Empire champions — freedom for the man and 
the State all over the habitable world. This Hebridean 
contribution to the Forces by land and sea is remarkable, alike 
in numbers and variety of service, and this record, with the 
subjoined statistics, collected and arranged with great care by 
Mr William Grant, deserves, and will receive, handsome 
acceptance from Lewis men and women and their friends 
everywhere. 

Many who are unacquainted with the interesting story of 
the Island and its more recent development are excusably 
surprised at the large quota of Lewis soldiers and sailors at 
present in the service of the Crown. For some enlightenment 
on the past and on the present, it may be stated that the 
Island has had a very substantial military tradition for 
centuries, since it, with other Highland districts, emerged 
from the "dark ages" of internecine tumult and barbarity. 
The episode of the Fife Adventurers early in the 17th century 
probably marked the critical stage in the transition to organised 
military practice and enlistment. At the Battle of Auldearn 
in 1645 a Lewis regiment was practically annihilated. Only 
three escaped, and among the killed was the Chamberlain of 
the Lewis (Donald Ban, brother of the Laird of Tulloch). 
But the Island was still turbulent, for Cromwell had a garrison 
in Stornoway, and in 1654 an unsuccessful siege of the strong 
Castle of Stornoway is recorded. In the '15 twelve Lewis 
officers were nominated in Inverness, and at Sheriffmuir the 
Islanders, under Seaforth, formed part of the second line. 



Lewis gave serious concern to the authorities for a time there- 
after, and a regular Government force was got ready to 
operate against its defiant clansmen. In the '45, again, a 
Lewis Company with its local officers took the field. Passing 
down the years, we find that in 1793 and 1794 Francis, Lord 
Seaforth. raised two battalions, in the first of which three 
hundred Lewismen figured. The second battalion took the 
distinctive and far-famed title of the "Ross-shire Buffs." In 
1804 another battalion was raised for the "Buffs," and the 
Island contributed a large proportion. In a word, the 
renowned 78th Regiment had a fertile recruiting area in 
Lewis. Indeed, such was the drain on the population by 
recruiting that the Rev. Colin Mackenzie, Parish Minister of 
Stornoway, writing for the "Statistical Account" in 1795, says 
— "By reason of the multitudes levied for the Army and 
Navy, the great number of sub-tsnants, and the many hands 
wanted for the fishing boats, labourers and farm servants are 
become very scarce and difficult to be found." 

Since the Napoleonic struggle the military tradition has 
been continued and extended, and Lewis, in the Navy, the 
Army, and Militia, has long been represented from every 
village in the Island. The fighting record is magnificent. 
The Royal Naval Reserve was started in Stornoway in 1874, 
and for a long time was drilled annually at the Battery 
Station there — in its day the largest single station in the 
Kingdom. The physique and efficiency of the Reservemen 
were surpassed by none, according to official reports. In later 
years actual service aboard a man-of-war has been insisted on, 
and the local Training Station was discontinued. This 
splendid R.N-R. contingent, numbering about 2000, promptly 
answered the mobilisation summons of the Admiralty on the 
memorable 2nd August last year. It must, however, be kept 
in mind that the connection of Lewis with the regular Navy 
has been very close for fully a century, though the recruit- 
ment was not large, and that in this war up to date several 



PREFACE. 



Lewismen of the regular Navy, apart from R.N.R. seamen, 
have conspicuously distinguished themselves. The people 
will cherish the memories of the Heligoland Bight, the Falk- 
land Islands, the North Sea Battle, and, with special regard, 
the brilliant exploit of the "Carman'ia." The old Artillery 
Volunteers (1st Ross-shire), Stornoway, was supplanted some 
years ago by the new organisation, the Ross Mountain 
Battery (T.F.), and the Stornoway Company thereof is now 
valorously fighting in the dreary and blood-soaked slopes of 
the Dardanelles. With the Company are serving 41 of the 
Secondary pupils of the Nicolson Institute, actually on the 
working roll of the school when the war broke out, and former 
pupils also in large numbers have contributed to the splendid 
war record of this distinguished school- Nothing redounds 
more to the high credit of the Island's endeavour in this 
world conflict than the voluntary enlistment of young men of 
Lewis birth or extraction, both at home (though furth of the 
Island), and in the Colonies, the States, the Argentine and 
elsewhere in foreign parts. From Canada alone some 250 
Lewis lads are now in the trenches in Flanders. And the 
Island will remember with just pride that all through the 
progress of the war there has been a modest, but steady, local 
recruiting for all branches of the Forces — Regular, R.N.R. , 
and Territorial. 

Alas ! that with all this military enterprise and pageantry 
the toll of life and limb by land and sea has been distressingly 
severe. Already the death casualties alone are well into the 
third hundred, and every week now little groups of men, 
maimed or hopelessly war-worn, are finding their way to the 
family hearths in all parts of the Island. Lewis is sorely 
stricken, and the patriotic devotion and the resignation of 
the inhabitants will, there is every reason to fear, have to face 
greater tribulation before Peace resumes its reign. Many 
pages will have to be added to this Roll of Honour. To all 
of us the abiding consolation remains that those who never 
come back have laid down their lives in one of the greatest 
causes In the history of mankind. Let us at home have an 
unflinching faith in the certainty of a triumphant issue to this 
stupendous struggle, and do our part, however humble, with 



a deep sense of personal obligation. There is a direct and 
very telling appropriateness at this moment in the words of 
a real poet : — 

"Say not, the struggle naught availeth, 
The labour and the wounds are vain, 
The enemy faints not, nor faileth, 
And as things have been they remain. 

If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars ; 
It may be, in yon smoke concealed, 
Your comrades chase e'en now the fliers, 
And, but for you, possess the field. 

For while the tired waves, vainly breaking, 
Seem here no painful inch to gain, 
Far back, through creeks and inlets making, 
Comes silent, flooding in, the main. 

And not by eastern windows only, 
When daylight comes, comes in the light; 
In front the sun climbs slow, how slowly ! 
But westward, look, the land is bright !" 

— Clough- 

With this beautiful and inspiring vision of ultimate 
victory the Roll may fitly open. 

As a last word let the hope be expressed that the sons and 
daughters of the Island at home and abroad will unite in 
erecting a worthy and permanent local memorial and cenotaph 
to their countrymen who have suffered and died for their sakes 
in a noble cause. 

J. L. R. 

Stornoway, August, 1915. 



PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION. 

A few words of supplementary preface are asked for now, 
though the revised Roll may be long in preparation. 

The Great War seems at an end, at any rate in its active 

military aspect, and the nations, weary and debilitated, are 

labouring in the wake of the world-wide struggle towards a 

haven of assured peace and orderly life and development. 

The "armed doctrine" of German might and presumptuous 



PREFACE. 



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superiority, lately revealed fully to the world, has been more 
than successfully defied by her opponents, and there is much 
reason to believe that she is now surely, if secretly, laying to 
heart the stern lessons of a national collapse unparalleled in 
the history of mankind. She is certainly reaping the whirl- 
wind where she sowed in many long years of insidious prepara- 
tion against the liberties of peaceful nations. Social revolt 
and disorder for the time reign within her borders, and the 
Allies are unexpectedly confronted with the gravest anxiety 
as to the existence of a competent Governmental authority with 
which to treat in the final stages of the negotiations. In the 
paramount general interests of Europe they must exact the 
most binding guarantees from her if — what many weighty 
minds consider a practicable ideal — a United States of 
Europe, or a reasonable approximation thereto, is to displace 
the secret distrust and uncertainty of the old days-. The 
glimmerings of a genuine democratic tendency on the part 
of a few of her present temporary rulers appear to give some 
faint hope that a repentant feeling is taking root. A change 
of heart is the necessary forerunner of a radical change in her 
domestic and international outlook and policy, and the very 
visible evidence of the overwhelming military resources of the 
victors will foster, if it does not enforce, this desirable orienta- 
tion. Stricken Germany and the weaker narions that, to 
their own undoing, so disastrously backed her, cannot forget 
the awful past, however loud their present evasions and 
protests As for the Allies iheir proper mood seems that 
reflected in the words of the "Recessional": — 

"The tumult and the shouting dies; 
The captains and the kings depart : 
Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, 

An humble and a contrite heart. 
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, 
Lest we forget — lest we forget!" 

and when Germany and her associates respond to this spirit, 
the noonday of a better world is approaching. 



In this short- note the main chronicle of the war cannot find 
even a modest summary. For our own Empire the out- 
standing facts are the heroic and resistless valour of our 
soldiers and sailors, the marvellous resource and stability of 
our own nation and our comrade dominions and colonies, and 
our restraint and determination, alike in victory and casual 
defeat. In the darkest hours, and they were not few, faith in 
the justice of our ideals and in a victorious issue never really 
faltered, and never in our annals have the high purpose and 
material might of the Empire been more acclaimed through- 
out the world. 

The story of the achievement of the Island of Lewis by 
land and sea is a glorious one. The recital of its losses in the 
finest of its manhood is, alas, harrowing ! and in no 
phase of the war was the cry of lamentation nor the agony of 
anxious hearts absent in any village in the land. The fact 
that out of a population of less than 30,000 over 1000 gave 
up their lives, not to reckon the distressingly large proportion 
of wounded and permanently disabled who have been 
straggling back to their mourning homes, has stirred the 
hearts and won the admiration of our kinsmen everywhere, 
and of the nation at large. 

The crowning sorrow of the "Iolaire," that inexplicable 
calamity of last New Year's Day, only remained to fill to over- 
flowing the cup of universal grief for this Island. Verily, 
Lewis by its sacrifices has raised an imperishable monument 
to itself in the saddened hearts of our countrymen. 

May the following pages be a widespread memorial, now 
and henceforth, of the days of high emprise, and, unhappily, 
of sore trial and affliction. 



J. L. R. 



Stornoway, April, 1919. 



EDITORIAL NOTE. 



IN placing the First Edition of this Roll before the Public 
in December, 1915, I ventured to express the hope that it 
would commend itself to Lewis folk at home and abroad 
as a record not altogether unworthy of the magnificent part 
which the Island was playing in the great struggle then 
shaking the world. That hope was more than justified in the 
result. The book had a very cordial reception, and many 
flattering notices of it appeared in the Press of the home 
country and the Colonies- His Majesty the King graciously 
accepted a specially-bound copy of the Roll, thus bringing into 
still greater prominence the Island's fine war record. Scores 
of letters were received from natives of Lewis scattered all 
over the world, expressing a hope that a Final Edition would 
be published at the end of the war. In response to these 
requests I have compiled the present volume, which, as will 
be seen, is not a mere supplement to the former edition, but is 
complete in itself, embracing all that appeared in the earlier 
issue and continuing the record to the end of the war. 

The production of such a Roll as this could not possibly be 
the unaided work of one man, and my first duty is to 
acknowledge here the ungrudging assistance received from 
friends in all parts of the Island. The original lists of names 
for the various district? were supplied by the school teachers, 
every one of whom, without exception, responded heartily to 
my appeal for their co-operation. They also revised the lists 
as rearranged, and in many instances corrected the proofs for 
their respective districts as the work was passing through the 
Press. Other friends, too, have assisted by supplying infor- 
mation with regard to casualties and in collecting photographs. 
To all these helpers sincere thanks is tendered. One 
prominent and patriotic Lewisman has been especially helpful 
— Dr J L. Robertson, C.B., H.M. Senior C^hief Inspector of 
Schools Dr Robertson has throughout taken a keen and 



practical interest in the work of compilation, and from the 
appended initials he will be recognised as the writer of the 
Preface. 

A few words as to the plan and scope of the Roll may be 
appropriate and useful. 

It will be observed that a separate list is given for each of 
the thirty-six School Areas, and these are arranged in 
Parishes, following as far as practicable their geographical 
order. The Parish of Stornoway, for instance, commences at 
Aird and ends at North Tolsta; it is followed by the Parish of 
Barvas, commencing at Lionel and ending at Shawbost ; Uig 
and Lochs are similarly treated. 

In the First Edition the lists of names were arranged in 
alphabetical order, and classified according to Units of Service. 
In the present volume I have adopted a different plan, which, 
I believe, will be found more interesting and more convenient 
for reference. Each village is taken as a separate unit, and 
the names are arranged according to home address. The 
marginal figures in the lists are the croft numbers. In the 
case of Stornoway the lists are arranged by streets, and the 
following order has been followed: — (1) The sea front from 
Newton to Bayhead, including the back streets in the Newton 
district . the cross streets between South Beach and North 
Beach, and the side streets opening off Bayhead. (2) Streets 
running East and West, commencing with Scotland Street. 
(3) Streets running North and South, commencing with 
Kenneth Street. (4) The Castle policies and suburbs of 
the town. 

By the arrangement adopted in compiling the lists, all the 
members of the same family are brought together, and each 
family's service, war honours, or losses can be seen at a 
glance- As there is scarcely a house but had **t least one man 



EDITORIAL NOTE. 



serving, the Roll comprises an almost complete Directory for 
every village and hamlet in the Island. 

Notes are appended in cases where men have been wounded, 
gas poisoned, shipwrecked, interned, or made prisoners. An 
asterisk (*) prefixed to a name denotes a man who gave his 
life in the struggle. 

A series of Local Sketches preface the lists for each School 
District, in which are ret forth the more outstanding features 
of interest in each locality's record, as apart from the Island's 
record as a whole. These sketches are accompanied by 
photographs of the writers, who also revised the lists for their 
respective districts. No one has taken a more practical 
interest in the publication of this Roll than Mr W. J. Gibson, 
M.A., Rector of the Nicolson Institute, who has added to 
much helpfulness and encouragement during its compilation 
by contributing a special article on the School's record in the 
war. Hearty thanks are also due to Lieut. Alex. J. Macleod 
for a graphic and racy account of the service rendered by the 
Ross Mountain Battery. 

Following the Lewis lists will be found a section allotted to 
the record of the part, taken in the great war by Glasgow 
Lewismen, contributed by Mr Neil M. Macleod ("Godred 
Crovan"), and a special section is devoted to the lolaire 
Disaster. 

As an appendix there is included a series of statistical 
tables which no doubt will have interest for some. One set 
shows how the men from each district were distributed 
according to units of service; in another set each district's 
quota is arranged according to olan names. Incidentally 
these latter reveal some interesting facts with regard to the 
distribution of the dans throughout the Island. The 
Macleods, it will be seen, easily lead for numbers in all four 
parishes, and the name figures among the men serving from 



every school district except those of Achmore and Aridh- 
bhruaich. They head the list for every school area in the 
Parish of Stornoway, except North Tolsta, where they take 
second place to the Macivers, and are almost equalled by the 
Murrays- In the Ness district the Macleods have to yield 
pride of place to the Morrisons. At Airidhantuim the Mac- 
donalds easily come first, followed by the Morrisons and 
Smiths. At Barvas and at Shawbost the Macleods are in an 
overwhelming majority, while at Bragar they are closely fol- 
lowed by the Mackays, Campbells and Smiths. Passing to the 
Parish of Uig, it will be seen that the Buchanans are the most 
numerous at Islivig, Mackays at Valtos, Macdonalds at 
Bernera and at Crowlista, Macivers and Macleans at Breasclet. 
The strength of the Macleods at Carloway and Duncarloway, 
however, places them at the head of the list for the Parish. 
In Lochs Parish the Mackenzies are the most numerous at 
Grimshader and Knockiandue, the Finlaysons at Planasker, 
and the Mackays at Achmore. At Fidigary the Macleods are 
more than three times as numerous as the Mackenzies, who 
come next in order. At Luerbost, too, they are in a sub- 
stantial majority. 

Freedom from error is not claimed for this Roll, but an 
earnest endeavour has been made to make the information 
given correct, and as far as possible complete ; and to this end 
no effort has been spared. 

The purpose of this volume is to give in permanent form, 
a record of the Island's war service, and to perpetuate the 
memory of the men who sacrificed their lives in the great 
struggle. If that purpose has been in some worthy measure 
achieved, my labours in connection with its compilation are 
amply rewarded. 

W. G. 

Stornoway, October, 1920. 






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ENNOBLED BY THEIR SACRIFICE." 



TRIBUTE BY LORD LEVERHULME. 



LEWIS is proud of its record in the Great War, proud of 
and land in aotive fight in the War, and strenuous efforts 
the achievements of its brave sons and daughters on sea 
in munition factory. Lewis is proud of the fact that it 
supplied 6172 men wearing His Majesty's uniform on sea and 
land, and we all mourn that of these 1151 were called to make 
the supreme sacrifice. 

Blood was poured out like water, money was counted as 
dross until our one-time most powerful military foe was 
defeated and crushed. Not until liberty and civilisation were 
made secure and safs, not until our homes, mothers, wives and 
children were freed from the menace of the invader did the 
brave efforts of our unconquerable Lewismen cease. They 
with their comrades were the saviours of the British nation, 
the saviours of the Empire, they were the liberators of man- 
kind. Not untii victory was assured did our valiant Lewismen 
return home to their beloved Island, to their anxious mothers, 



their loving, waiting wives or sweethearts, their bonnie 
children and the crofts they knew and cultivated. They have 
not been demoralised — they have been ennobled by their 
sacrifice, and it is now for us to prove ourselves worthy of 
them by making life in Lewis higher, better, more complete 
and fuller of all that goes to make life happy, joyous and 
comfortable than it was when they left it at the outbreak of 
War. 

They have won the War : it is now for us to win the peace 
and to make our Island fragrant with hopes and possibilities 
for a brighter and more glorious future than ever Lewis men 
and women experienced in the past. 

Let us set ourselves to work to record in lasting stone and 
bronze the memory of these brave Lewismen and of their 
\ aliant deeds, sc that we and generations yet unborn may be 
inspired to emulate their glorious example. 

LEVERHULME. 



PARISH OF STORNOWAY. 



AIRD SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



THE rumours of war in the closing days of July, 1914, 
were suddenly changed to its grim actualities when, on 
4th August, Great Britain formally made her entry 
into the greatest conflict in the world's history. Nearly all 
the young men of the district belonged to the Royal Naval 
E.eserve or the Militia. Consequently the news that we were 
about to engage in mortal combat with 
the greatest military nation in the world 
was received with staggering amaze- 
ment, quickly followed by calm resolu- 
tion and determination to serve their 
King and Country with all their powers 
of brain and arm. From this district 
there was an immediate response to the 
Nation's cry — "To Arms!" — not only 
by those who were in duty bound to go, 
but also by those who had had no mili- 
tary training. Many of these were 
actually under military age, but being 
big and sturdy, they pretended to be 
older than they really were, and their 
services were accepted. There was no 
need for conscription here. The young 
men who had gone to the Colonies were 
just as eager to serve as those at home. 
Many came over at their own expense ; 
others came with the Colonial contin- 
gents. 

During the progress of the war the 
people took a keen, intelligent interest 
in *he swaying conflicts on the various 
fronts, and followed the changing battle 
lines with the aid of maps. Even in the 
darkest days they were confident of the 
final issue. When the war telegram 

announced a retreat of the Allies, they comforted themselves 
by believing it to be a strategic move that would ultimately 
lead to victory. The children were not a whit behind their 
seniors in their eagerness to help, and they collected close on 
±100 for various war charities. 




Mr ANGUS MACDONALD, 
Aird Public School. 



The signing of the Armistice on 11th November, 1918, 
caused great joy, and many flags were hoisted. Now there 
would be no more casualties, but, alas ! the tragic wreck of the 
' Iolaire " on New Year's morning sent a thrill of horror and 
sorrow, not only throughout the Island but also throughout 
the whole Empire. In that tragedy this district alone lost 21 
precious lives. Amongst the band of 
heroes overwhelmed in that night of 
terror, four stood pre-eminent in physi- 
cal mould and Christian courage — 
Alick Maciver, 12 Shader : Angus Mac- 
kay, Hillside, Shader; Alick Macken- 
zie, Lochside, Aird ; and Alick Mac- 
kenzie, No. 1, Aird. Relying on Him 
who rules the elements, they were cool 
and fearless midst the raging breakers 
and the crashing of the doomed ship. 
Thinking not of self, they eagerly 
helped others to a means of escape. 
Thus they died as they had lived — ever 
ready to lend a helping hand to a 
brother in need. 

The first from this district to fall in 
the war was Duncan Campbell, No. 6 
Broker, who was mortally wounded at 
the Aisne in 1914. Donald Macleod, 
10 Portnaguran, sustained the crush- 
ing loss of four sons. 

The names on the Roll of Honour 

for the School District, which number 

393, or whom 74 have fallen, includes 

the following: — 1 Warrant Officer, 1 

Captain, 3 Lieutenants; Naval Officers 

—1 Warrant Officer, 1 Commander 

(United States Navy). The Honours 

List shows 1 D.C.M., 4 M.M., 3 Russian Decorations, 1 

Italian Decoration, and quite a number of 1914 Stars. Details 

will be found on the next page. 

A. MACDONALD. 

Schoolhouse, Aird. 



LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




'•'John Macrae, R.N.R., 
21 Sheshader. 
(Killed 22nd August, 1919). 




*John M icaulay, R.N R. 

3 Sheshader. 
(Drowned 25th December, 1914). 




Christina Maeleod. 1'ortvoller. Matron, 
H ghlaiul Casually Clearing Station, 
France; awarded Royal Red Cross. 





'Malcolm Mackenzie, R.N.R., 

5 Port Voller. 
(Drowned 26th November, 1914). 




Lieut. -Commander Alex. Mackenzie, 
hader. Point. (U.S.S. "I.os Angelos" 



*Donald Martin, R.X.R., 

Port Voller. 
(Drowned February, 12! 5'. 



AIRD SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



SCHOOL DISTRICT DETAILS. 



(Portvoller, Aird, Sheshader, Shader, Flesherin, 
Portnaguran and Broker.] 



Population last Census, 1965; (Males, 895; Females, 1070). 



On Roll 

Township. of Honour 

AIRD 74 

PORT-YOLLER 61 

BROKER 22 

FLESHERIN 44 

PORTNAGURAN 52 

SHESHADER 80 

SHADER 69 

402 



ead. 


Percentas 


12 


15. 


10 


16.4 


4 


18.1 


7 


IS 


12 


23-7 


20 


25 


9 


15.1 



74 



18.4 



AIRD. 

1 MACKENZIE— DONALD, Gunner, R.N.R. THOMAS. Canadians; 

prisoner in Germany (sons of Mr M. Mackenzie). * ALEX- 
ANDER, R.N.R., lost in "Iolaire" disaster, 1st Jan., 1919; iged 
42 years (son of Mr Win. Mackenzie). JOHN, Gunner, R.N.R., 
was torpedoed (son of Mr Norman Mackenzie) — Four cousins. 

2 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

5 MACIVER— *ANGUS, Gunner, R.N.R., killed in action with the 
"Moewe," Dec, 1917; aged 42 years (son of Mr Angus Maciver). 
NORMAN. Gunner, R.N.R. ' JOHN, R.N.R —Three cousins. 
ANGUS, Mate, R.N.R. (son of Mr Norman Maciver, Merchant), 
was awarded the Russian Decoration of St. Stanislas for "devo- 
tion to dut}-" in the White Sea, where he took part in the 
clearing of a large enemy minefield, his own ship blowing up. 

4 MACLEOD— DONALD, Sergt., Gordons; was twice woiinded. 
FINLAY, R.N.R.; died September, 1919, from the effects 
of an illness contracted on service. *KENNETH, Gun- 
ner, R.N.R.; drowned, 20th October, 1913, when the 
ship on which he was serving as gunner caught fire in 
a storm, and the patrol ships were unable to render assistance. 



He was 33 years of age, and had been on service from the com- 
mencement of hostilities (sons of Mr Finlay Macleod). 
MACKENZIE— DONALD, Gunner, R.N.R. (Murdo's son). NOR- 
MAN, Gunner, R.N.R. (John's son). *JOHN, Gunner, R.N.R. 
(Murdo's son), killed by torpedo, 10th Aug., 1918; aged 28 
years — Three cousins. NORMAN, R.N.R. (Donald's son). 
ALICE JOHN, R.N.R., and JOHN, R.N.R. (father and two sons). 

MACLEOD— WILLIAM, Gunner, R.N.R.; DONALD, R.N.R., in- 
terned in Holland; 1914 Star. MURDO, R.N.R., interned in 
Holland; 1914 Star. JOHN, Quartermaster, R.N.R.— Four 
brothers. 

MACDONALD— *DONALD, R.N.R.; died 25th April, 1917, aged 
27 (cousin of above). MURDO, Gunner, R.N.R. FINLAY', 
R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. ; prisoner in Germany (father and. 
two sons). 

MACDONALD— DONALD, Gunner, R.N.R., survivor from H.M.S. 
"Formidable," torpedoed, 1st Jan., 1915. "For more than 24- 
hours they were tossed about on a stormy sea in a damaged boat, 
which leaked so freely and shipped seas so frequently that con- 
stant baling by all who were able was an absolute necessity. 
Many of the men were scantily clad, and the weather was bitterly 
cold. Notwithstanding this, Donald doffed his canvas jumper 
and stuffed it into a breach in the boat's side. Many of the 
men succumbed to the terrible exposure. The survivors were 
too weak and benumbed to drop their unfortunate mates over- 
board, so the bodies of the dead lay awash in the bottom of the 
boat. The living tried to retain some warmth in their bodies 
by appropriating the garments of the dead. The boat at length, 
touched the beach at Lyme Regis. Donald and one other were- 
the only survivors who were able, unaided, to walk to the 
nearest house, where they were hospitably entertained. 
MALCOLM, Gunner, R.N.R., interned in Holland. ALICK 
JOHN, Gunner, R.N.R. 

SMITH— DONALD, skipper, R.N.R. ALICK, Gunner, R.N.R. 
MALCOLM (Senior), R.N.R., interned in Holland. MALCOLM 
(Junior), Gunner, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R.— Father and 4 sons. 

SMITH— ALEX. (Jun.), Capt, Canadians; twice wounded. 
*MALCOLM, Pte., Canadians; killed in France (sons of Mr 
Angus Smith. 
MARTIN— NORMAN, Capt., Seaforths. NORMAN, R.N.R. 
(cousins) . 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. ; interned in Holland; helds 1914 Star- 
JOHN (Alexander), R.N.R, JOHN (James), R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R., torpedoed. 
*MURDO, R.N.R.; took part in the Battle of Jutland; lost in 
"Iolaire" disaster; aged 43 years. JOHN, R.N.R. NORMAN, 
Pte., Canadians; severely wounded. ANGUS, Canadian Navy* 



,OYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




♦Norman Campbell, R.M.B., 
(Died of Wounds, 9th Aug., 1915)- 




*William Macleod, R.N.R., 

10 Portnaguran. 

(Drowned 25th September, 1915). 




*William Macleod, R.N.R., 

14 Sheshader. 
(Drowned 18th September, 1915). 




*Murdo Mackenzie, R.N.R., 

Port Voller. 

(Died in Mesopotamia, 26th July, 1915)- 





John Macleod, Mate, R.N.R., 

10 Aird. (Took part in the famous attack 

on Zeebrugge. 



*Sergt. Alex. Montgomery, Seaforths, 

6 Sheshader. 

(Killed 25th April, 1915). 



AIRD SCHOOL DISTRICT 



ALICK, Mate, R.N.R.; awarded the medal Norwegian Honour 
by the Norwegian Government, on account of hi? gallant service 
through 1916 and 1917 on dangerous seas in diverting traffic, 
convoying and greatly protecting their commerce (four sons of 
Mr Donald Macleod). JOHN, Mate, R.N.R. ; torpedoed; took 
part in the famous attack on Zeebrugge. DUNCAN, Sergt., 
Gordons; three times wounded. MURDO, R.N.R. ; torpedoed 
(three son? of Mr Kenneth Macleod). 

11 CAMPBELL— NORMAN, Corpl.., Seaforths; wounded. THOMAS, 

Corpl., Gordons; wounded five times; awarded 1914 Star (sons 
of Mr Murdo Campbell!. 

12 CAMPBELL— *NORMAN. R.M.B. ; wounded, Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 

and died in hospital 9th Aug., 1915, aged 20 years.' ANGUS, 
R.N.R. (sons of Mr Donald Campbell). 

13 CAMPBELL— *JOHN, R.N.R.; lost with H.M.S. "Bayano" off the 

coast of Ayr, 15th March, 1915; aged 33 years. WILLIAM, 
R.N.R., took part in fall of Antwerp; died 11th June, 1918, 
aged 32 years (sons of Mr Norman Campbell). NORMAN, 
R.N.R.; interned in Holland, holds 1914 Star (cousin of above). 

14 MACKENZIE— THOMAS, Sergt., Seaforths; twice wounded. 

JOHN, R.N.R. 

15 MACDONAI.D— *JOHN, Seaforths; killed in Mesopotamia, 22nd 

April, 1916, during the great counter-attack of the Turkish 
Army at Beit Aicesa, when the enemy were heavily repulsed, 
leaving 3000 dead on the field and 400 prisoners; aged 22 years. 
MURDO. Gunner, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. (sons of Mr 
Murdo Macdonald). 
15 MACLEOD— EVANDER (Alex.), R.N.R. ALICK JOHN (Nor- 
man), Gordons. 

LOCHSIDE. 

MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

MACKENZIE— *ALICK (Donald); lost in "Iolaire" disaster; aged 

42 years. 
FERGUSON— DONALD, R.N.R. ALEX., R.N.R. (father and son). 
MACIVER— ALICK, R.N.R.; lost a leg while mine sweeping. 

ANGUS, R.N.R. (father and son). 
MACKENZIE— DONALD, P.O., R.N.R. 
LACE— CHARLES, Seaforths; holds 1914 Star, awarded M.M. and 

an Italian decoration. 



BROKER. 

1 GRAHAM— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

2 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, Sergt., Seaforths. 

MURDO, R.N.R. WILLIAM, R.N.R. 
MACKAY— PETER, R.N.R. 



3 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. on H.M.S. "Carmania," helped to 

sink the "Cap Trafalgar"; severely wounded. •ALICK JOHN, 
R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster (sons of Murdo Macleodj. 

4 MACLEOD NORMAN, Scottish Rifles. MURDO, Seaforths. 

*DONALD, Gordons; killed in trenches in France by shell fire, 
12th May, 1916, aged 20 years; was previously wounded twice, 
and once gas poisoned. WILLIAM, R.N.R. (sons of Mr John 
Macleod). 

5 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. *JOHN, Black Watch; killed in 

France, 1918, aged 21- NORMAN, R.N.R. (father and two 
sons). JOHN, R.N.R. (cousin of above), 
(i CAMPBELL— MURDO, R.N.R. MALCOLM, Gunner, R.N.R. 
JOHN MURDO, Gunner, R.N.R. (sons of Mr Murdo Campbell). 
MALCOLM, Seaforths; awarded M.M. *DUNCAN, Seaforths; 
mortally wounded at the Aisne, 16th Oct. and died in hospital, 
24th Dec., 1914, aged 22", was the first from the district to 
fall in the war (sons of Mr Donald Campbell). 
GRAHAM— MURDO (John), R.N.R. 



FLESHERIN. 

1 GRAHAM, ANGUS, R.N.R. *GEORGE, R.N.R.; lost in "Bayano" 

disaster off the coast of Ayr, 15th March, 1915, aged 30 years. 

JOHN, R.N.R. (sons of Mr George Graham). 
MACDONALD— RODERICK, R.N.R. 
GRAHAM— KENNETH, Seaforths. CHARLES, Gordons; twice 

wounded. 

2 GRAHAM— DONALD, R.N.R. WILLIAM, R.N.R. 
GRAHAM— JOHN, Seaforths. ANDREW, Lewis Machine Gun 

Section, Seaforths", wounded, awarded M.M. for his gallantrv 
and devotion to duty. He recaptured a Lewis Gun which had 
temporarily fallen into the hands of the enemy, turned it on 
them, held them at bay, and finally brought the gun safely 
within the British lines. He went into the firing line in Nov., 
1914, when he was only 17 years of age (sons of Mr Alexander 
Graham). 

4 MACASKILL— *JOHN, R.N.R.; lost his life when his ship was 
mined in the Adriatic, 7th Sept., 1917, aged 37 (son of Mr John 
Macaskill). KENNETH, R.N.R.; 1914 Star; interned in Hol- 
land (nephew of above). 

6 MATHESON— JOHN, Gunner, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 
ANGUS, R.N.R. 
MACDONALD— MURDO (John), Gunner, R.N.R. 
MACKENZIE— JOHN (William), R.N.R. 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 





*John Campbell, R.N.K., 

13 Aird. 

(Drowned 15th March, 1915). 




*Sergt. Donald Macdonald, 
4 Tort Voller. 
(Killed 9th May, 1915 1. 



*Doiiald Macrae, R.N.R. 
21 Sheshader. 
(Died 3rd January, 1919). 




*G.eorge Graham, R.N.R. , 

1 Flesherin. 

(Drowned 15th March, J.915). 




*Malcolm .Smith, Canadians, 
7 Aird. 
(Killed in France). 




*Duncan Macdonald, Canadians, 
New Park, Portnaguran. (Killed 12th April, 1917) 



AIRD SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



MACKENZIE— NORMAN, R.N.R. ANGUS, Gunner, R.N.R. : 

torpedoed: prisoner in Germany. DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN, 
R.N.R. (sons of Mr Kenneth Mackenzie). 

MACKENZIE—JOHN, R.N.R.; 1914 Star; interned ill Holland. 

NORMAN, Gunner, R.N.R.; torpedoed (sons of Mr Norman 

Mackenzie). 
MACDONAI.D— NORMAN (Colin), R.N.R.; on board H.M.S. 

"Orama" took part in the battle off the Falklands and the 

destruction of the "Dresden." 
MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R.; disabled. 

MACDONALD— *ANGUS, Seaforths.; killed in Mesopotamia, ??nd 
April, 1915, aged 20; went to France June, 1915; Mesopotamia 
Jan., 1915; was wounded and sent to hospital in Bombay ; on 
recovery returned to Tigris, and was killed the day following 
his rejoining the Colours in the field. DONALD, R.N.R. (sons 
of Mr Angus Macdonald) 

MACLEAN— RODERICK, Seaforths; wounded. MURDO, Ross 
Mountain Battery. JOHN (Sen.), Gunner, R.N.R. JOHN 

(Jun.), R.N R. (sons of Mr Roderick Maclean). 

MACDONALD— *DUNCAN, Canadians; killed at Vimy Ridge, 12th 

April. 1917, aged 31. NORMAN, R.N.R. (sons of Mr Norman 

Macdonald). 
GRAHAM— MURDO, Sergt., Ross Mountain Battery. *NORMAN, 

R.N.R.; kr-t in H.M.T. "Robert Smith," 20th July, 1917, aged 

19. *MURDO C, R.N.R.; died in hospital, 29th Nov., 1918. 

aged 18 (lather and two sons). 
MACLEOD— *ANGUS, R.A.M.C. ; died 12th Aug.. 1918, aged 24. 

AI.ICK JOHN, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. (sons of Mr Angus 

Maeleod). 
MACLEOD— ANGUS, Canadians. DONALD, R.N.R. (sons of Mr 

Donald Maeleod) . 
MACDONALD— ANGUS (John), Canadians. 

MACDONALD- MURDO, R.N.R.; 1914 Star; interned in Holland. 
MACDONALD— MURDO (Malcolm), Labour Battalion. 



PORTNAGURAN. 

1 MACLEOD— *ALICK, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 42- 

FINLAY, R.N.R. "(son-, of Mr Matthew Maeleod). 

2 MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. ANGUS (Norman), R.N.R. 

JAMES (Norman), R.N.R. 

3 MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACKAY— DONALD (Donald) ; on "Orama" took part in Falk- 
lands Battle and destruction of "Dresden." 



5 GRAHAM— JOHN, Lieut., Canadians; wounded. 

5 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R.; 1914 Star; interned in Holland. 
*DONALD, Gordons; killed at La Bassee, 14th Dec, 1914, aged 
20. ANGUS, R.N.R. MURDO. R.N.R. (sons of Mr Norman 
Maeleod). 
MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

SMITH— DONALD, Canadians; wounded. ANGUS N., Seaforths. 
7 MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

3 MACKAY— *DONALD, R.N.R. ; lost when his ship was mined, 24th 
Aug., 1917, aged 40 'son of Mr Malcolm Mackay). 
MACIVER— ANGUS, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. NORMAN, 

R N.R. *MURDO, New Zealanders ; asphyxiated, 9th Oct., 
1917, aged 30. 
CAMPBELL— *KENNETH, R.N.R. ; died of pneumonia at Haslar 
Hospital, 14th Sept., 1918; aged 23- WILLIAM, Gunner, 
R.N.R. *MURDO, R.N.R. NORMAN, M.M.R. 

MACDONALD— JOHN, Canadian R.F.A. 

13 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. *WILLIAM, R.N.R.; drowned on 
H.M.T. "Lydian," 25th Sept., 1915; aged 28. *ANGUS, 
R.N.R. ; interned in Holland after Antwerp ; released on medical 
grounds by Dutch authorities; died at home, 24th June, 1916- 
*ALEXANDER, Gordons; killed in France, 14th Dec, 1914; 
aged 20- *NORMAN, lost in "Iolaire" disaster (=ons of Mr 
Donald Maeleod)., 

MACKENZIE- DONALD, R.N.R. 

MACLEAN— JOHN, R.N.R. 

11 MACDONALD— MURDO, Royal Bucks Hussars; severely wounded 

at Gallipoli. *DONALD (Sen.), Warrant Officer, R, Navy; 
drowned 9th Aug., 1917, aged 41; was in command of Torpedo 
Boat 027 at the outbreak of war, afterwards served on the 
destroyer "Milne," and shortly before his death was appointed 
to another destrover, which was mined in the North Sea on 
above date. DONALD (Jun.), Carpenter, R. Navy. RODERICK 
(see No. 1, Flesherin) (sons of Mr Donald Macdonald). 
' MACLEOD— FINLAY, R.N.R. 

12 MACDONALD— *MURDO, Seaforths; killed in France 12th Aug., 

1916, aged 20- Had been in firing line since 1914. and was 

recommended for gallantry in the field. DONALD, R.N.R. 

(sons of Mr Malcolm Macdonald). 
MACASKILL— KENNETH, R.N.R. NORMAN, R.N.R. DONALD, 

Royal Scots. 
CAMPBELL— DONALD. R.N.R. MURDO, R N.R. 

13 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. 

IS MACDONALD— KENNETH. Seaforths; wounded. ALEXANDER, 
Gunner, R.N.R. ALLAN, R.N.R. 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Donald Macdonald, 
6 Aird. 

(Died, 25th April, 1917). 




*D6nald Macleod, R.N.R., 

1 Upper Bayble. 

(Killed in Collision, 25th April, 1916)- 



'A2^S-^ 




*I.ieut. Angus Macleod, Seaforths, 

18 Port Voller. 

(Killed 21st November, 1917). 



^5^ 



~&r 




Norman Campbell, Seaforths, 
Port Voller. 
(Gas Poisoned and Prisoner in Bulgaria). 




Angus Mackenzie, R.N.R., 

Bay view, Portnaguran. 

.Prisoner of War in Germany). 



AIRD SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



16 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, Gunner, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. 
.17 MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R.; asphyxiated Aug., 1918, aged 48. 
DONALD, Black Watch (father and sou). 



PORTVOLLER. 

1 FERGUSON— HECTOR, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R.; took part iu Battle of Jutland. 

2 MACLEOD— •DONALD, Canadians; killed in France, 7th Jan., 
1917, aged 18. 

3 MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

4 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, torpedoed. EWEN, R.N.R. ♦NOR- 

MAN, Gordons; killed in France 27th April, 1917, aged 19 
(father and two sons). 
MACDONALD— *ALICK JOHN, Gunner, R.N.R.; Russian decora- 
tion; submarined and lost 25th Nov., 1917, aged 22. JOHN, 
R.N.R. (sons of Mr Torquil Macdouald). 

MACDONALD— *DONALD, Sergt., Seaforths ; killed in action at 
Hill 60 on 9th May, 1915, aged 27- He served for ten years 
with the Colours, and came to France from India (son of Mr 
John Macdonald). 

5 MACLEOD— NORMAN, R.N.R. JOHN, Seaforths ; twice wouuded ; 

awarded the M.M. and D.C.M. JOHN, R.N.R. JOHN, Can- 
adians (nephew of Norman above). 
MACKENZIE— JOHN, R.N.R., torpedoed; saved from "Iolaire" 
disaster. *MALCOLM, R.N.R.; lost in disaster to H.M.S. "Bul- 
wark," 26th Nov., 1914, aged 29 (son of Mr Donald Mackenzie). 

MACKENZIE— JOHN A. ; R.N.R.; 1914 Star; interned in Holland. 
*MURDO, R.N.R. ; died in Mesopotamia, 26th July, 1915, aged 
41; took part in the operations on the Shat-el-Arab. ANDREW, 
Canadian Navy. 

MACKENZIE, DONALD, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD, JOHN, R.N.R. 

6 MACDONALD, MURDO, Gunner, R.N.R. 
CAMPBELL, JOHN (Angus), R.N.R. 

7 CAMPBELL— NORMAN, Seaforths ; gas poisoned ; prisoner in Bul- 

garia. JOHN, Seaforths. NORMAN, R.N.R. 

8 MACKENZIE— JOHN, R.N.R.; saved from "Iolaire" disaster. 

9 MARTIN— DONALD, Seaforths. ALICK, Seaforths. EWEN, 

R.N.R. 

10 MACLEOD— KENNETH, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. (brothers 
of John Maeleod, No. 5)- 



11 MACLEOD— KENNETH, R.N.R. ALICK, R.N.R, (sons of Mr 
Angus Maeleod). JOHN, R.N.R. WILLIAM J., Gunner, 
R.N.R. (sons of Mr Norman Maeleod). WILLIAM (Donald), 
R.N.R. 

13 MARTIN— MALCOLM, R.N.R., torpedoed; saved from "Iolaire" 

disaster. 
MARTIN— *ALICK, Seaforths; killed in France, July, 1916, aged 
22- JOHN, Ross Mountain Battery; very severely wounded in 
Gallipoli (sons of Mr Malcolm Martin). 

14 SMITH— MURDO, R.N.R. 

MACDONALD— NORMAN, Gunner, R.N.R. *MURDO DAN, 2nd 
Lieut., Camerons ; killed at the Somme, 18th July, 1916, aged 
29. Was studying for the ministry at the outbreak of war. 
(Sons of Mr Kenneth Macdonald). Writing Lieut. Macdonald's 
father, his Captain said : ". . . We had put up two big mine,« 
and your son and another officer were detailed with a party of 
men to seize the craters. They gallantly succeeded in doing 
this. Having shortly afterwards to give up one of the craters, 
your son, with great pluck and at great risk, came back for men. 
Having obtained them he again returned to the attack. Unfor- 
tunately, just as he got into the crater he wa.s instantly shot." 

15 MACIVER— KENNETH, Seaforths; severely wounded. ALICK, 

Seaforths ; was three times wounded. EVANDER, R.N.R. 
MALCOLM, Seaforths. 

16 MACLEOD— IVOR, Ross Mountain Battery. 

MACLEOD— CHRISTINA, Matron, Highland Casualty Clearing 
Station, France; awarded Royal Red Cross; decorated by H.M 
the King. JESSIE A., Chaffeuse, Red Cross, France (daughters 
of Mr Angus Maeleod, Port-Voller House). 
18 MACLEOD— NORMAN, Canadians; wounded. *ANGUS, 2nd 
Lieut., Seaforths; killed in France, 21st Nov., 1917, aged 28; 
joined Kitchener's Army two months after outbreak of war, 
being at the time a teacher under the Glasgow School Board 
(sous of Mr Alexander Maeleod). 

CAMPBELL— MURDO (Angus). Petty Officer, R.N.R. MURDO, 
Lance-Cpl., Gordons; six times wouuded; prisoner in Germany 
(father and son). 

MARTIN— WILLIAM, R.N.R. *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned in 
"Clan Macuaughton," Feb. 1915, aged 22; enlisted after out- 
break of war, and had just completed three months' service 
(Sons of Mr William Martin). 

MARTIN— WILLIAM, Gunner, R.N.R. DONALD, Gunner, 
R.N.R.. torpedoed. MALCOLM, R.N.R. KENNETH, Trans- 
port Service (sons of Mr Kenneth Martin). 

COMBE— WILLIAM A., Tiumpan Head Lighthouse, Transport 
Service. 



•XOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Kenneth Campbell, R.N.R., 

9 Portnaguran. (Died in Hospital at 

Portsmouth., September, 1918. 



BJW3 




*Corporal Norman Macdonald, Seaforths, 
11 Sheshader. 

(Killed 21st April, 1916) 




&y\^B 




*iIurdo Macaulay, Canadians, 

16 Shader. 

(Killed 26th August, 19181. 



Lieut. Malcolm Mackenzie, 
Bayview, Portnaguran. (U.S. Navy). 



AIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



11 



.10 



.11 



SHESHADER. 



Seaforths. 



DONALD, 



Seaforths 



MACLEOD— WILLIAM, 

MURDO, R.N.R. 
MACAULAY— *JOHN, R.N.R. ; washed overboard from H.M.S. 

"Edinburgh Castle" during a storm at sea, 25th Dec , 1914, 

aged 61- DONALD, R.N.R. (father and son). 

AIACLEOD— DONALD, Royal Navy. 

MACLEOD, JAMES, R.N.R. WILLIAM, R.N.R., DONALD, 
Canadians ; gassed. 

MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, 
aged 40; served from' the outbreak of war; was in several 
engagements with German submarines off the Belgian coast. 

MONTGOMERY— ALICK (Donald), Royal Navy. *NORMAN 
(Malcolm), R.NR.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 3D. 
DUNCAN (Murdo), Gunner, R.N.R. * ALEXANDER (Mario), 
Sergt., Seaforths; killed at Hill 60, 25th April, 1915, aged 28; 
left" widow and one child, who reside at 27 Laxay, L< 
cousins). 



ichs (four 



7 MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. 



ed 



12 



MACAULAY— *MURDO, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, 
34 (son of Mr William Macaulay). 

MACDONALD— JOHN, Gunner, R.N.R. ; mined ; took part in Jut- 
land Battle. DONALD, Gunner, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, Gunner, R.N.R. 

MACAULAY— MALCOLM, R.N.R. *JOHN, Canadians; killed in 
France, July 1916, aged 24; had been in 3rd Seaforths before 
emigrating, and was in firing line in France three month- af'.er 
enlisting in Canada (sons of Mr Angus Macaulay). 

CAMPBELL— DONALD, Petty Officer, R.N.R. DONALD. R.N.R. 

(father and son). 
MACLEOD— WILLIAM, R.N.R. 
MURRAY— *WILLIAM, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 

23. KENNETH D., Canadians. DONALD. Canadians. JOHN 

M., Transport Service; twice torpedoed. DUNCAN, R.N.R.; 

awarded a Russian decoration (sons of Mr John Murray). 
MACDONALD *NORMAN, L.-Corpl., Seaforths; killed in France 

23rd April, 1916, aged 21; was in fighting line from Nov. 1914. 

MURDO, R.N.R. JOHN, U.S. Army. DONALD, Sergt.. 

Canadian R.F.C. WILLIAM, Sergt., Canadians; gassed (sons of 

Mr Wm. Macdonald). 
MACAULAY— MURDO, Gunner, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— FRANCIS, Gunner, R.N.R. ANGUS, Sergt., A. and 



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19 
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S. Highlanders; wounded. KENNETH, Canadians; twice 
wounded. 

MACAULAY— DONALD, R.N.R. *PETER, Seaforths; killed in 
France, April 1917, aged 24- MURDO, Seaforths; gashed. 
*DONALD M., R.N.R. ; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 19 (three 
sous of Mr John Macaulay, and nephews of Donald first men- 
tioned). 

MACLEOD— ALEX., R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. *WILLIAM, 
R.N.R.; lost in H.M.S. "Sanda," Sept., 1915, aged 23 (sons of 
Air Norman Macleod). 

MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. HECTOR, Gunner, R.N.R. 
DONALD, Gunner, R.N.R. (sons of Mr Alex. Macleod). 

MACLEOD— ALEXANDER (Sen.), R.N.R. ALEXANDER 

(Jun.), R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— WILLIAM, R.N.R. DONALD (Donald), C.P.O,, 
Royal Navy *KENNETH (Alexander), Seaforths; killed at 

H.Il 60 25th April, 1915, aged 21; joined the fighting line at 
Mons, and fought in the first retreat to the Alarne and subse- 
quent' engagements unscathed till the day on which he was killed. 

MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. 

MURDO Ross Mountain Battery. ANGUS, Seaforths (sons of 
Mr Donald Mackenzie) . *MURDO, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" 
disaster, aged 45 (son of Air Kenneth Mackenzie, and cousin 
of above). 

MACAULAY— DONALD, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

MACDONALD— *JOHN (Sen.) ; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 30. 
*JOHN (Jun.) ; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 26 (sons of Mi- 
Kenneth Macdonald). 

MACRAE— ^DONALD (Sen.), R.N.R.; died 3rd Jan., 1919, aged 26. 
**JOHN, R.N.R.; lost when his ship was blown up by a torpedo 
in 1918, aged 28. 

MACKAY— NORMAN, R.N.R. *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in the 
"Iolaire" disaster, aged 22- *COLIN, Sergt., Seaforths; died 
of wounds in Mesopotamia, aged 27 (sons of Air John Mackay). 
DONALD, R.N.R. COLIN, R.N.R. (sons of Air Malcolm Mackay) 

M4.CIEOD— *NORMAN, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 
' 29-' DONALD, R.N.R. WILLIAM, R.N.R. (sons of Air 
Malcolm Macleod). 

MACAULAY— ALEX., R.N.R. NORMAN, R.N.R. WILLIAM, 
R.N.R. (sons of Air Norman Macaulay). 

MACLEOD— JOHN S., Canadians; wounded. 
MACLEOD— MALCOLM (Park), R.N.R. 



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A Group of Aird Men, 




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Back Row (left to right)— *HecU>r Ferguson, R.N.R., Portvoller (lost at sea, 1919.1 ; Malcolm 
Campbell, R.N.R., Portvoller; and Kenneth Macleod, R.N.R., Portvoller. 

Front Row (left to right — *Puncan Campbell, Seaforth Highlanders, Portvoller (wounded at 

Aisne 16th October, 1914, died at Norwich 24th December, 1914) ; Kenneth Maeiver, Seaforth 

Highlanders, Portvoller, wounded (permanently disabled) at La Bassee, 7th November, 1914"' : 
John Macdonald, Seaforth Highlanders, Aird, wounded. 

Note. — Pte. Puncan Campbell was the first Aird man to fall. 



AIRD SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



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SHADER. 



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MACMILLAN— MALCOLM ijohn), R.N.R. DONALD (John), 
Mate, R.N.R. MALCOLM (Donald), R.N.R. ; 1914 Star; in- 
terned in Holland. ALEXANDER (Donald), Camerons. 



JOHN (Donald), New 
(Donald). Carnerons. 



Zealand 
ALEX- 



ALICK, Australians. JOHN. 
DONALD. 



MURDO iDonald), Carnerons. 
Contingent. MALCOLM. Jun., 
ANDER (John), Carnerons. 

MACMILLAN— JOHN, Australians 
R.N.R. 

MACLEAN— JOHN, Canadians. DONALD, Canadians; twice 
wounded. *ANGUS, Canadian? ; killed in France, 6th June, 
1917, aged 31 (sons of Mr Malcolm Maclean). 

MACMILLAN— MALCOLM, R.N.R 

MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

MACAULAY— MURDO, R.N.R. MALCOLM, Canadians (cousins). 

MURRAY— *KENNETH, R.N.R.; lost when his ship was blown 
up by a mine, 1st August, 1918. aged 27. ALEXANDER. 
Canadians; wounded. 

MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. ; saved from "Iolaire" disaster (brother- 
in-law of Murrays above). 

MACKENZIE— MALCOLM (John), R.N.R. JOHN (John), 
Carnerons. JOHN M. (Murdo), R.N.R.; 1914 Star. DONALD 
W. (William), Canadians; wounded. JOHN W., Canadians; 
wounded. 

MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, Commander, U.S. Navy; comman- 
der during war of U.S.S. "Los Angelos." 

MACKAY— ANGUS (Angus), R.N.R. NEIL (Donald), Gunner. 
R.N.R. MURDO (Donald), R.N.R. 

MACIVER— ANGUS, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN, R.F C. 

MACASKILL— HUGH, Ross Mountain Battery. 

MACASKILL— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 
20- ANGUS, R.N.R. DUNCAN, Canadian Navy; saved from 
"Iolaire" disaster (sons of Mr Donald Macaskill). 

MACDONALD— DONALD A., R.N.R. DONALD, Royal Navy. 
* ANGUS, R.N.R.; 1914 Star; prisoner of war in Austria; died 



in France on his way home after the signing of the Armistice, 
29th Nov., 1918, aged 29 (sons of Mr Angus Macdonald). 
DONALD (Murdo), R.N.R. JOHN (Murdo), New Zealand Con- 
tingent (cousins of above) . 

16 MACAULAY— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 

38. *MURDO, Canadians; killed in France, 26th Aug., 1918; 
aged 29 (sons of Mr John Macaulay). 

17 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, Seaforths. JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACIVER— DONALD A., Ross Mountain Battery. 

18 MACAULAY— NEIL, R.N.R. 

19 MACIVER— * ALEXANDER, Mate, R.N.R. ; on "Orama" took part 

in Falklands Battle and destruction of "Dresden"; fired the 
distress rockets from the ill-fated "Iolaire," in which disaster he 
lost his life, aged 42. NORMAN, R.N.R.; also on "Orama." 

20 MACAULAY— DONALD, R.N.R. 

21 MACASKILL— DUNCAN, Petty Officer. R.N.R. 

22 MACDONALD— ALEX. (Sen.), R.N.R. ALLAN, R.N.R. ALEX. 

(Jun.), R.N.R.; 1914 Star; wounded, and prisoner in Germany. 

MACAULAY— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACKAY— *ANGUS, Hillside, Mate, R.N.R.; on "Orama" took 

part in Falklands Battle and destruction of "Dresden"; lost in 

"Iolaire" disaster. 

MACAULAY— ANGUS, 1 Newlands, R.N.R. ; saved from "Iolaire" 
disaster. JOHN, Mate, R.N.R. MURDO C, Colour-Sergt., 
Northumberland Fusilieis; wounded 

MACDONALD— MURDO, 2 Newlands, Gunner, R.N.R.; three 
times torpedoed. 

MURRAY— JOHN, 3 Newlands, R.N.R. 

MACKENZIE— JOHN, 4 Newlands, Petty Officer, H. M.A.N. 
DONALD, Royal Navy. MURDO, R.N.R. *KENNETH, 
R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 27 (sons of Mr Donald 
Mackenzie). 

MACAULAY— DONALD, 5 Newlands, R.N.R. 

MACGREGOR— JAMES, 6 Newlands, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R, 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR, 





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A Typical Group of Lewis Munition Workers. 



Portvoller Lad's Fight with Submarines in the Arctic Ocean. 



IN our issue of last week we announced the death of Gunner 
Alick John Macdonald, son of Mr Torqui! Macdonald, 
Port Voller. He was a tall, strapping young man, cool, 
daring, and alert, and withal exceedingly shy. While serving 
as gunner on s.s. "Palm Branch" he had a most exciting fight- 
wit h two submarines in the Arctic, sinking one and probably 
disabling the other. On the arrival of 
his ship at Archangel he was presented 
with a Russian decoration for his excel- 
lent work. In a letter to his father he 
wrote : — "I was summoned to appear at 
the Russian Headquarters, and was 
'•shered into the presence of ten officers 
and forty mariners. I was very shy. 
Before placing the medal on my breast 
the officers spoke to me for half-an-hour, 
complimenting me on my skill and gal- 
lantry." With his usual modesty, he 
forbade his father from sending his 
account of the fight to the Press. His 
many friends, however, will be pleased 
to read the thrilling story of his excit- 
ing adventure in the cold Arctic regions. 
We give an extract copy of his written 
description : — 

"Details of encounter with enemy 
submarines off Kola Inlet on May 4th, 
1917. At 1.30 p.m. on 4th May land 
was sighted on the port bow. I left the 
cabin at 3.30 p.m., and directly having 
got to the top of the ladder which goes 
to the poop on the starboard side aft I 
saw the wake of a torpedo on the star- 
board quarter, passing from port to 
starboard, and reckoned it could not 

have passed our stern beyond 6ft. at most. The gunman 
then on watch on the gun platform gave the alarm, which, 
however, proved useless, as the alarm signal given was not 
heard on the fore bridge. I got up on the platform, and saw 
the periscope and upper part of a submarine's conning tower 

*From "Stonioway Gazette," 29th. December, 1917- 




*Giume'.' Alexanct 
(Lost at Sea 



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7th 



on the port quarter, scarcely seventy yards away. We both 
rushed to the ammunition boxes. I happened to take that 
one which is always kept open in submarine waters. I loaded 
the gun, and while my mate trained on I ran the sights to zero 
and layed the gun at the bottom of his conning tower, and 
fired just as his decks were coming awash. The shell hit him 
right underneath the conning tower, 
and the explosion tore a great gap in 
his side and half-way up the tower. 
The gun was loaded a second time by 
my mate, and was layed this time abaft 
the conning tower. By this time the 
enemy was listing to starboard and sink- 
ing slightly by the bow. The second 
shot was fired and hit him abaft the 
conning tower, the explosion of the shell 
sending up a huge volume of smoke and 
flame. Just as the second shot was 
fired the remaining numbers which com- 
prised the gun crew were all on the gun 
platform, and the captain was giving 
the alarm on the fore bridge. By the 
time the third round was in the gun the 
enemy was gone — sunk — and No. 2 at 
the gun was reporting a periscope on the 
starboard quarter. The gun was im- 
mediately trained and layed on the said 
periscope, and fired at 4000 yards range. 
The third shot was fired and went over : 
the fourth fell short ;. the fifth fell right 
against the periscope. When the sixth 
round was in the gun he was gone, but 
whether hit or not none could tell. Then 
followed a pause of about eight minutes, 
after which he came right up a little 
less than four miles right astern. We opened fire at 7700 
yards range. He replied with two guns of about much the 
same calibre as ours. After a time a great volume of smoke 
shot up from his foremost gun, after which he only fired one 
gun. After exchanging a few more rounds he turned round 
and headed for sea — and fled. . ." 



Macdonald, R.N.R 
December., 1917). 



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Life on the Ocean Wave. 



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Lewrs R.N.R.'s on H.MS. "Hermione. 






Lewis R.N.K 's on H.M.S. "Carmania. 



BAYBLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, 



[Upper Garrabost, Lower Garrabost, Upper Bayble, Lower Bayble, Park and Geilir). 



Population last Census, 2129: (Males, 896; Females, 1233). 



THIS School District at last census returned a population 
of 2129—896 males and 1233 females. The number on 
military service during the war was 383 — over 18 per cent, 
of the entire population, or 42.7 per cent, of males. Of these, 
83, or 21.6 per cent, of the num- 
ber on service, laid down their 
lives in defending us on sea and 
land. There are 24 war widows 
in the district. Ten families sus- 
tained double losses — those of 
Murdo Campbell, Evander Mac- 
kenzie, Kenneth Mackenzie, Gar- 
rabost ; Mrs Maciver, Greenpark ; 
Widow John Macaulay, Geilir : 
Peter Macleod, Alexander Mac- 
kenzie, Upper Bayble ; Donald 
Macdonald, Farquhar Macrae, 
Park: and Donald Campbell, 
Lower Bayble. 

It is hard to lose any member of 
the family, but it must be doubly 
trying to lose the only son. We 
had four such sad instances here. 
The "Iolaire" tragedy accounted 
for ten lives, bringing the total 
number of cases of drowning up 
to 30. Three young lads — Allan 
Graham, Garrabost ; Donald Mac- 
leod (Colin), Upper Bayble, and 
Malcolm Maciver (Kenneth). 

Lower Bayble — fell the same day, in that ill-fated advance up 
the Tigris. 




Mr DONAtD MACIVER, Bayble Public School. 



We shall not soon forget many incidents that impressed 
us during those years — the daily visit to the local Post Office, 
where the war news was eagerly scanned : the postman's morn- 
ing call with, news of life or sorrow; the anxious mother's 

morning task to have breakfast 
served before the postman's ar- 
rival should upset things ; and 
the clergyman's heavy step along 
the village road on the painful 
errand of disclosing some sad 
news, or bringing the comfort 
of the Gospel to some stricken 
household. Several parents re- 
fused to be comforted, giving 
themselves over to sorrow and 
sinking under the burden. When 
this victory of Right over Might 
has cost so much to Lewis alone, 
how tremendous the total sacrifice 
made ! What a blessing our 
sacrifices have not been in vain. 
Not in vain, indeed, for the world 
and humanity are, at least for a 
time — let us hope and pray it may 
be for ever — freed from the men- 
ace and tyranny of a domination 
that would mean nothing short of 
a, hell upon our fair earth if an 
arrogant and cruel Prussianism 
had been triumphant. But 

thanks to an over-ruling Providence and the valour of our 
loval sons, we have been spared so terrible a catastrophe. 



I) MACIVER, Schoolhouse, Bayble. 

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r LOYAL LEWIS' ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Mm-do Mackay, R.N.R., 
50 Lower Garrabost, 
(Drowned, 25th September. 1915). 




*Johu Stewart, R.N.R., 
26 Upper Bayble. 
(Drowned 31st May, 1917) 




R.-S.-M. Donald Smith, 1st Seaforths, 

awarded D.C.M. and promoted at Givenehy, 

December, 1914. 




*Mnrdo Maesween, Seaforths, 

8 Lower Garrabost. 
(Died in Hospital, 15th July, 1916). 







"Corpl. Donald Maeleod, Seaforths, 

Lower Bayble 

(Killed 9th May, 1915)- 




*Donald Montgomery, Camerons, 
29 Lower Garrabost. 
(Killed 28th January, 1917). 



BAYBLE SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



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The following Roil of Honour for the district gives a de- 
tailed account of each case : — 

On Roll 

Township. of Honour Dead. Percentages. 

UPPER BAYBLE 99 29 292" 

LOWER BAYBLE 108 16 14.8 

GEILIR 28 5 17.5 

PARK 22 6 27-3 

UPPER GARRABOST 48 11 23 

LOWER GARRABOST 78 16 205 



383 



83 



216 



UPPER GARRABOST. 



MACSWEEN— *GEORGE, Pte., 4th Gordons; killed in action in 
Flanders, 16th June, 1915. aged 24 ; was slightly wounded on 
the previous day, but refused to go down the line to have his 
wound looked to as he desired to be in the attack which was 
coming off next day, and in which he fell. He was a student 
at Aberdeen Training College when he joined the Gordons (son 
of Mr John Macsween). 

MACDONALD— DONALD, R.M.B. 

♦JOHN, R.N.R.; lost at sea, May, 1918, aged 19 years (son of 
Donald). 

MACDONALD— JOHX, R.X.R. 

MACLEOD— MURDO, R.X.R. JOHX N., Australians. 

MACDONALD— *DONALD, Sergt., Seaiorths; killed in action m 
France, 19th April, 1918, aged 25- 

MACKENZIE— RODERICK R.N.R. *JOHN' (Sen.), Gordons. 
killed in action, 2«d June, 1916, aged 19 (son of Mr Evandei 
Mackenzie). JOHN (Jim.), R.N.R. *EVANDER, Seaforth-. : 
killed in action, 2nd June, 1916, aged 19. 

MURRAY— KENNETH, Gordons; severely wounded. DONALD, 
R.N.R. 

MACKAY— ALEXANDER, Seaman, R.N.R.; interned in Holland 
MALCOLM, Canadian Navy. 

MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MURRAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

CAMPBELL— *DONALD, Gordons; died of pneumonia, April, 
1916, aged 23 (only son of Widow Christina Campbell). 

MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. MALCOLM, Canadians; severely 
wounded; right arm amputated. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 



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CAMPBELL— RODERICK, R.N.R. *DUNCAN, Pte., Gordons; 
killed in action France, 16th May, 1915, aged 21. *JOHN, Pte.^ 
1st Camerons; killed in action France, 1915, aged 19 (sons of 
Mr Murdo Campbell). 

MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. *DONALD, 1st Camerons; 
killed in action, Sept. 23rd, 1916, aged 20 (son of Mr Alex. 
Macleod, above). 

MURRAY— *JOHN, 1st Camerons; killed in action. 

1916, aged 19. 
CAMPBELL— JOHN, Sergt., Seaiorths. 

Forces. TORQUIL, Canadians. 
MACKAY— ANGUS, Camerons; wounded. 
MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. JOHN, 

adians ; prisoner in Germany. 
CAMPBELL— ANGUS, R.N.R. 
MACDONALD— DONALD, Sergt., Scots 

R.N.R. MURDO, Seaforths. 
MACDONALD— DONALD, Canadians MURDO, R.N.R. 

Labour Battalion. JOHN D., Lovat Scouts. 

MACLEOD— JAMES, Australians. ALEXANDER, Canadians (sons 
of Mr Angus Macleod, Fort- William, Canada). 



France, Sept. 
ANGUS, Sergt., S A. 

R.N.R. ALEX, Can- 
Greys. MALCOLM, 
ANGUS, 



NEW GARRABOST. 



12 LEE— JOHN, Gordons; wounded. 
MACDONALD— ARCHIE, R.M.TR 

13 MACLEOD— JOHN, Canadians; gassed; discharged 1916. ♦NOR- 

MAN, Canadians; killed in action, France, June 1916- 



LOWER GARRABOST. 



GRAHAM— JOHN, R.N.R.; discharged. 

GRAHAM— * ANGUS, R.N.R.; lost with H.M.S. "Invincible" at 

Jutland, May 31st, 1915. NORMAN, Seaforths (father and son) 
MURRAY— *MALCOLM, R.N.R.; lost with H.M.S "Invincible" at 

Jutland, May 31st, 1916. 
MACKAY— NEIL, Pte., Canadians; wounded; discharged. 
GRAHAM— ANGUS, Royal Engineers. MALCOLM, Seaforths; 

wounded 9th May, 1915- *ALLAN, Pte., Seaforths; killed in 

action in Mesopotamia, 7th Jan., 1916, aged 18 (sons of Widow 

Mary Graham). 
MACLEOD— RODERICK, Sergt., Canadians 
MACKAY— TOHN, R.N.R. 



LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR 




*[ohu Macleod, Gordons, 

33 Geilir. 
(3rd November, 1914) ■ 





*Kenneth Macleod, K.N.K., 

27 Upper Bayble. 
(Drowned in Mediterranean, 
12th Jan., 1918. 







*Norman Murray, Scots Guards, 
14 Upper Bayble. 
(Killed November, 1916). 




'John Macleod, R.N.R., 
27 Upper Bayble. 
(Drowned at Calais, June, 1917). 




*I„.-Cpl. John Murray, Camerous, 

12 Garrabost. 
(Killed 3rd September, 1916). 



Gunnel Murdo Mackenzie, R.M.B. 

51 Lower Garrabost. 
(Died of Wounds, 5th June, 1915). 



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8 MACSWEEN— JOHN, Petty Officer, Royal Navy. *MURDO, Pte , 

Seaforths; killed in action, France, 15th July, 1916. aged 1« 
i son of Mr Murdo Macsween). 

9 MONTGOMERY— ilUEDO (Malcolm), Gordons. 
MONTGOMERY— MURDO (Murdo), R.N.R. 

10 CAMPBELL— MURDO, R.N.R. JOHN, R,N,R. (father and ;.->nh 
10 MACLEOD— WILL. AM, R.N.R.; prisoner in Germany. 

20 MACKAY— ALEX., Canadian Army. 

21 MACMILLAN— DONALD, Canadians; wounded. ALEXANDER, 

R.N.R. 

23 MACLEOD— JOHN, Canadians. DAYID, Canadian Navy. 

*DONALD, R.N.R. ; died in hospital, Jan 15th, 1917, aged 22 
l sons of Mr Donald Macleod). 

24 MURRAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

25 MONTGOMERY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

25 MONTGOMERY— NORMAN, Canadians. EVANDER, R.N.R. 

GEORGE, R.M.B.; wounded. DONALD, Labour Battalion. 
JOHN, R.N.R. 

26 MACSWEEN— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 
MACDONALD— NEIL, R.N.R. 

27 MACSWEEN, ANGUS, R.N.R. 

28 MACKAY — JOHN, Seaforths ; twice wounded, once gassed; 

awarded M.M. for conspicuous bravery in France. DUNCAN, 
R.N.R. ALEXANDER, Canadian Navy. 

29 MONTGOMERY— MURDO, R.N.R. "DONALD, Canierons; killed 

in action France, 28th Jan., 1917, aged 19 year = . 

30 MACLEOD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster. 
MACLEOD— *ALEX., Seaforths; killed in action in France, 1st 

July, 1916. aged 23 (son of Mr Angus Macleod). JOHN, Sea- 
forths. ANGUS, Canadians. 
30 MURRAY— DONALD (John), R.N.R. 

33 MACSWEEN— JOHN, Captain, Camerons. 

34 MACKAY— ALEX. (Alex.), Canadians. 

35 MACKAY— ALEXANDER (William), R.N.R 
37 MACKAY— RODERICK, R.N.R. 

59 MACKAY— JOHN, R.M.B.; wounded. 

40 MACDONALD, JOHN (Sen.), R.N. MALCOLM, Canadians; dis- 

charged; JOHN fjun.), R.N.R. (sons of Mr Alex. Macdonald). 
32 MORRISON— DONALD, N.C.C. JOHN, R.N.R 

41 MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

43 MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R.; interned in Holland. ROD- 
ERICK, Mercantile Marine. ALEX., R.N.R. *MALCOLM. 
Sergt., 1st Gordons; killed in action in France, 16th May, 1915. 
aged 21 (sons of Mr John Macdonald > . 



44 SMITH— *JOHN, R.N.R.; died in Holland. ALEXANDER, Gor- 

dons; wounded and discharged. 

45 MACSWEEN— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

45 MACLEOD— JOHN (Donald), Canadians. ALEXANDER (Alex.), 

R.N.R. ; prisoner in Germany. 
47 MURRAY— MURDO, R.N.R. 
4S SMITH— *JOHN R.N.R.; lost with ship in White Sea, Aug. 6th, 

1915, aged 47. 

49 MACSWEEN— JOHN, R.N.R. 

50 MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. MALCOLM, Canadians; wounded. 

•MURDO, R.N.R.; drowned when H.M. Yacht "Sanda" was 
mined 25th Sept. 1915, aged ■ 24 (sons of the late Mr Murdo 
Mackay) . 

51 MACKAY — JOHN (JohnL Canadians; seriously wounded; prisoner 

in Germany; had leg amputated. 
MACKENZIE— JOHN, Camerons. *KENNETH, Canadians; 

killed in action, France, Aug. 28, 1913, aged 28- *MURDO, 
Gunner, R.M.B. ; wounded, 4th June; died 5th June, 1915, aged 
19 (sous of late Mr Kenneth Mackenzie). 

52 GRAHAM— MALCOLM (Donald), Canadian",. MURDO, Pte., Sea- 

forths; gassed, 1915- 
MACKAY— * ALEXANDER, Leading Seaman, R.N.R.; drowned 
when H.M.S. "Merse" was mined, 22nd May, 1917, aged 31 
(son of Mr Kenneth Mackay). 

CHURCH STREET. 

CAMPBELL— *DONALD, R.N.R.; died in hospital at Chatham, 
July 6, 1917, aged 51 (son of Mr Murdo Campbell). 

MACKENZIE— *NORMAN, R.N.R.T. ; drowned in "Iolaire" dis- 
aster, 1st Jan., 1919, aged 19 (sou of Mr John Mackenzie). 



UPPER BAYBLE. 

1 MACKAY— *NORMAN, Gordons; killed in action 1916, aged 25 
(only son of Widow Mackay I. 

MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R., Seaman. *DONALD, R.N.R., Sea- 
man; killed during a collision, April 25, 1916. aged 36 (son of 
Mr John Macleod ("Cook"). 

MACDONALD— RODERICK, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. JOHN. 
R.N.R. *EVANDER, Scottish Horse; killed in France, Nov., 
1918. aged 26- MALCOLM, R.N.R. (sons of Mr Malcolm 
Macdonald). 

GRAHAM— * ANGUS, R.N.R.; discharged; died at home, aged 19. 

3 MACKENZIE— DONALD, Seaman, R.N.R.; interned in Holland. 

JOHN, R.N.R.; saved from H.M.S. "Otway." *MURDO, Scot- 



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*Sergt. Malcolm Macdonald, Gordons 

43 Lower Garrabost. 

(Killed 16th May, 1915'. 



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*Donald Campbell, Gordons, 

8a Upper Garrabost. 

(Died April, 1916). 




*Murdo Macattlay, Seafoiths, 

34 Geilir. (Killed 11th March, 1915)- 




*Sergt. Norman Campbell, Seafoiths, 
37 Geilir. (Killed 20th October 1914). 





*John Campbell, Camerons, 
10 Upper Garrabost. 
(Killed 2nd March, 1915). 




Lance. -Corpl. Alex. Mackenzie, Seafoiths, 
3 Upper Bayble. (Killed 9th June, 1915). 



*Kenneth Campbell, C.P.O., K.N. 
21 Lower Bayble. 
(Died 5th January, 1917). 



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Guards; killed in action 16th Oct., 1914, aged 31 (son of Mr 
John Mackenzie). RODERICK, R.N.R. 
MACKENZIE— *ALEXANDER (Malcolm), Lance-Cpl. 1st Sea- 
forths ; killed in action in France, 9th June, 1915. Had served 
four years with Seaforths in India ; aged 31 (son of Mr Malcolm 
Mackenzie, 3 Upper Bayble). 

4 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. 

5 MACRITCHIE— JOHN, Seaforths. 

7 MATHESON— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. NOR- 

MAN, R.N.R. *JOHN, Cpl., Canadians; killed 22nd April, 
1915. aged 33- Eell shortly after getting across to France (son 
of the late Mr Norman Matheson). 

8 MACRAE— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

10 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, Pte. Seaforths. 

12 MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

13 MACKAY— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

14 MURRAY— *NORMAN, Scots Guards; killed in action 1916, aged 

19. MURDO, R.N.R. (sons of the late Mr Donald Murray). 
MURRAY— MURDO, Seaforths; twice wounded. *NORMAN, 
R.N.R.; drowned May. 1918, aged 18 (son of Mr Murdo 
Murray). 

16 MORRISON— ANGUS (Angus), R.N.R. JOHN (Hector), R.N.R. 

17 SMITH— *JOHN, R.N.R. ; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 46- 
MACIVER— DONALD, R.N.R. 

17 MaCLEOD— RODERICK, R.N.R.; torpedoed; discharged ill owing 
to exposure. 

19 MACDONALD— DONALD (Murdo), R.N.R. DONALD (Murdo), 

Jun., R.N.R., Trawler Section. DONALD (Donald), Seaforths: 
wounded in France, 11th March, 1915, at Neuve Chapelle ; 1914 
Star. 

20 NICOLSON— *COLIN, Canadians; killed in action in France in 

1917, aged 21 years (son of Mr Murdo Nicolson). EVANDER, 
Canadians ; wounded. 

21 MACKENZIE— JOHN, R.N.R. 

22 MACKENZIE— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 

23 MACKENIE— RODERICK, Seaforths; severely wounded in Meso- 

potamia. He was an old Regular, stationed in India. ALEX- 
ANDER, Gordons. *JOHN, Gordons; killed in action (lived at 
Knock). ANGUS, R.N.R. *DONALD, Canadians; died of 
wounds, 15th Nov., 1917, aged 25. NEIL, R.N.R. (sons of Mr 
Alex. Mackenzie). 

23 MACRAE— NORMAN, 8th Canadians; killed in action in France, 

2nd July, 1915, aged 27- *ALEXANDER, Mercantile Marine: 
drowned on s.s. "Buffalo," 13th April, 1918, aged 20 (sons of 
Mr Donald Macrae). 

24 MACKAY— DONALD, R.N.R. 



25 M^.CLE'VN-ALEXANDER, R.N.R. *MALCOLM, Seaforths; 

wounded 1915; killed in action 14th July, 1916, aged 23. 

ANGUS, R.N.R. (sons of Mr John Maclean). 
25 CAMPBELL— KENNETH, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. (father and 

son. 
95 STEWART— *JOHN, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. ; drowned 31st May, 

1917, aged 28 (son of Mr William Stewart). 

27 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned at 

Calais June 1916. aged 27- *KENNETH ; served with the 
Gordons ; was discharged on account of a strained heart caused 
by lifting heavy sand bags in the trenches; afterwards joined 
the Navy, and was drowned off the coast of Italy, 12th Jan., 
1918 a^ed 24 NORMAN (Sen.), Canadians: wounded and 

discharged. NORMAN (Jun.), R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. 
(sons of Mr Peter Macleod). 

28 STEWART— JOHN (Sen.), R.N.R. JOHN (Jun.), R.N.R. NOR- 

MAN. R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. (sons of Mr Wm. Stewart), 

41 MACLEOD— DONALD (Don.), R.N R. DONALD (Angus), R.N.R. 

42 MACLEOD— JNIURDO (Don.), Gordons. *DONALD (Don.), R.N.R.; 

died in hospital in Ireland of pneumonia, Jan. 1919, aged 22 

42 STEWART— DONALD, R.N.R. 

43 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

43 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, Royal Navy; served 24 years in the 
R N ; holds South African War medals (King's and Queen's). 
KENNETH, R.N.R. 

43 MACDONALD— PETER, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. 

43 MACLEOD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 41. 

44 MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.N.R. KENNETH A., R.N.R. 

ALEX,, R.M.B. (sons of Mr Kenneth Mackenzie). 

46 MACDONALD— MURDO, Seaforths. 

45 MACIVER— MURDO, Gordons. 

47 MACKENZIE— RODERICK, Signaller, Canadians; severely 

wounded in France. EVANDER, A. and S. H. ; wounded, Aug. 

1918, in France. 

48 MACDONALD— KENNETH, R.N.R. DONALD, Canadian Navy. 

49 MACMILL AN— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

51 MACMILLAN— *MALCOLM, R.N.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" dis- 
aster, aged 46 (son of Malcolm Macmillan, Shader). 

MACMILLAN— MALCOLM, Gordons (son of above). 

MACKENZIE— JOHN (Malcolm), R.N.R.; saved from "Iolaire." 
GEORGE (William), R.N.R. 

MACKENZIE— NORMAN, Lieut., Burncrook. R.N.V.R.; joined 
R.M.L.I. as a youth; rejoined on outbreak of war; Gazetted 
Lieutenant on Service, and transferred to the R.N.V.R. 

MACLEOD— *DONALD, 1st Seaforths; killed in action in Meso- 
potamia, 7th Jan., 1916, aged 20 (son of Mr Colin Macleod). 



LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 



Winners of Fleet Rowing Race. 



FINE ACHIEVEMENT BY LEWIS CREW. 




Back Row : — Standing (Left to Right)— Angus Macleod (Kenneth) Back; Donald Nicolson; stroke oarsman, 

North Tolsta; Murdo Macdonald, 1 North Tolsta; John Macdonald, Shcshader; Donald Macleod, 45 North Tolsta; 

Jack Kelly, Ireland; Lient. Bonham Carter, the Racing Officer. 

Sitting Row :— Angus Macleod, Keose, Lochs; Donald Macleod, Lochs, Andrew Conll, A.B., coxswain, Montrose; 

Alexander Mackenzie, Lochs; Torquil Mackenzie, Aignish. 

Lying on Deck: — John Be^ion, Lochewe ; Donald Tatience, Balintore. 



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GREENPARK. 

MACIVER— *KENNETH MACKENZIE, Captain, South African 
Rifles ; awarded Military Cress ; thrice mentioned in despatches ; 
accidentally killed in Nyassaland, Oct. 30, 1918, aged 38- 
JAMES, Major; served in East Africa. This fine soldier was 
wounded in the Soudan, at Battle of Atbara, in the Kitchener 
Advance, 1898. JOHN, Sergeant; had served 20 years in the 
Regulars, rejoined on outbreak of war; served in Gallipoli, 
Salonika and Egypt. *WILLIAM M., Sergt., 2nd Rhodesian 
Infantry ; came to France and was killed 22ud March, 1918, 
aged 36 (sons of the late Sergt. Malcolm Maciver). 



MACIVER 
Sergt., C.S 



SCHOOLHOUSE. 

NORMAN, Lance-Corpl., Royal Scots. ANGUS, 
Infantry. 



LOWER BAYBLE. 

1 MACDONAl.D— ANGUS, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. NORMAN, 

R.N.R. . 

2 GRAHAM— JOHN, Canadians. WILLIAM, R.N.R. ANGUS, 

Seaforths ; wounded. 
.3 STEWART— JOHN, R.N.R. *PETER, R.N.R.; killed on H.M.S. 
"Otway" when she was torpedoed, July 1917, aged 34 (sons of 
Mr- Peter Stewart). 

4 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. *DONALD, Seaforths; was on ser- 

vice at outbreak of war; killed in action 16th Nov., 1917, aged 
20- RODERICK, Gordons; twice wounded (sons of Mr Colin 
Macleod). 
MACLEOD— RODERICK (Donald), R.N.R. 

5 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N. ; taken prisoner at Battle of 

Jutland, 1916- Roderick, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— NORMAN, Sergt., Camerons. 
t> SMITH— *JOHN, Seaman, R.N.R.; died in hospital Groningen, 
18th Oct., 1917, aged 39- 

8 MACLEOD— *NORMAN, R.N.R.; took part in Battle of Jutland; 

died of pneumonia, Nov., 1918, aged 39- 

9 STEWART— MURDO, R.N.R.; saved from "Iolaire." 

10 STEWART— ANGUS, R.N.R. GEORGE, R.N.R. PETER, 

R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

11 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R.; saved from "Iolaire." 
MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

(father and son) . 
MACLEOD— DONALD (Peter), R.N.R. ALEX. (Peter) ; interned 
in Holland. 



12 MACKAY— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

13 MACRAE— ANGUS, R.N.R.; prisoner in Holland. DONALD, 

R.N.R. 

14 MACKENZIE— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

15 MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— ALLAN, R.N.R. JOHN, Cpl., 1st Seaforths; served 
10 years with Seaforths in India ; killed in action in France, 
9th May, 1915, aged 27 years. 

17 MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. PETER, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— DONALD (John), R.N.R.; torpedoed three times. 

18 SMITH— DONALD, R.N.R. 
MACIVER— JOHN, R.N R. 

19 MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R. ; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 46 

years. MURDO, R.N.R. (father and son). 
MACKENZIE— JOHN, R.N.R. JOHN MURDO, R.N.R. 

20 MACIVER— ANGUS, R.N.R. 
MACASKILL— KENNETH, Coast Guard, R.N 

21 CAMPBELL— *KENNETH, C.P.O., R.N. ; served 27 years in the 

R.N. ; died in Chatham Naval Hospital, 5th Ian., 1917, aged 
42. JOHN, R.N.R.; died in Chatham Naval Hospital, 5th 
Sept., 1915, aged 34 (sons of Mr Donald Campbell). 

21 macrae-donald, r.n.r. evander, r.n.r. alex. j., 

r.n.r. ^Malcolm, r.nr. norman. r.n.r. 

22 crichton— roderick, r.n.r. andrew, r.n.r. hugh. 

R.N.R. (father and two sons). 
MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.N.R. 

23 MACARTHUR— ANGUS. R.N.R. 

24 MACKENZIE— PETER, R.N.R. 

25 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.NR. 

MURDO, R N.R. JOHN, Australians. 
27 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, Canadians; prisoner in Germany. 

PETER, R.N.R. GEORGE, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned on East Coast, February, 

1917, aged 45- MALCOLM, R.N.R. 
29 MACLEOD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; died 28th July, 1917 at Mudros, 

aged 46- 
MACDONAl.D— *ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; lost on "Iolaire," aged 

42 (sou of Mr John Macdonald). JOHN, R.N.R. 
29 MACIVER— ANGUS, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. KENNETH 

J., R.N.R 

31 CAMPBELL— MALCOLM, R.N.R. RODERICK, R.N.R. NOR- 

MAN, Seaforths. 

32 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

33 MACLEOD— *MALCOLM, R.N.R.; drowned 15th Dec, 1916. 

DONALD, Seaforths (father and son). 



"LOYAL LEWIS' ROLL OF HONOUR. 



Peace Celebration at Stornoway. 




TAKING THE SALUTE. 



[Thoto. by Mr K. J. Bain. 



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MACDONALD— MALCOLM, R.X.R.; prisoner in Germany. 
MACIVER— KEXXETH, R.X.R.; twice torpedoed. *MALCOLM, 

Seaforths ; killed in action in Mesopotamia. Jan. 1916, aged 22 

(son of Mr Kenneth Maciver). , 

MACLEOD— DOXALD (William), R.X.R. PETER, R.X.R. 
MACLEOD— ALEXAXDER, R.X.R. EVAXDER. R.X.R 
SMITH— XORMAX, R.X.R. 
MACLEOD— EVAXDER, R.X.R 
MACIVER— *MURDO, R.X.R. ; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster. 

COLIX, R.X.R. MURDO, R.X.R, (father and two sous), 
MACDOXALD— DOXALD, Seaforths. *WILLIAM, R.N.R.; 

drowned Jul}-, 1918, aged 36 (son of Widow John Macdonald). 
MACIVER— JOHX, R.X.R. 
MACLEOD— *DONALD, Pte., 1st Seaforths; killed in action 9th 

May, 1915, aged 20 (only son of the late Mi John Macleod). 
MACLEOD— MURDO, R.X.R 
MACDOXALD— FIXLAY, R.X.R. 
NICOLSOX— JOHX, R.X.R. 
XICOLSOX— MURDO, Canadians. JOHX, R.X.R. MALCOLM. 

ALEX. D., R.X.R. (father and three sons). 
MACKEXZIE— DOXALD, R.X.R. WILLIAM, R.X.R. DOXALD, 

Canadians. DOXALD, R.X.R. 
MACDOXALD— DOXALD, R.X.R. 
MACLEOD— MALCOLM, Canadians. 



PARK. 



MACIVER— *KEXXETH, 1st Gordons; killed in action in Fiance, 
6th Nov., 1914, aged 19 (son of the late Mr John Maciver). 

MACIVER— DOXALD, R.X.R. 

MACRAE— JOHX, R.X.R. JOHX, R.X.R. ALEXAXDER, 

R.X.R. *MALCOLM, Leading Seaman, R.X.R.; died at 
Grimsby, 4th Nov., 1916 (sons of Mr Farquhar Macrae). 

MACRAE— *NORMAN, 9th Coy., Canadian Machine Gun Corps; 
died of wounds on 31st Oct., 1917 in France, aged 29 (son of 
Mrs Mary Macrae). 

MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.X.R. DONALD, R.X.R. KENNETH, 
R.X.R. MURDO, Gordons; severely wounded, 1914. DOXALD 
JOHX, R.X.R. (son of Mr Alexander Macdonald). 

MACDOXALD— *WILLIAM, R.X.R.; lost in '"Iolaire" disaster, 
aged 21. *DOXALD, R.X.R.; drowned 1st Dec, 1917, aged 
24- ALEXAXDER, Gordons ; wounded (sons of Mr Donald 
Macdonald). 

MACIVER— JOHN, R.X.R. MURDO, R.X.R. PETER, R.N.R. 
*ANGUS, Seaforths; served ten j-ears in Regular Army; trans- 



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ferred from India with 2nd Seaforths; wounded 1914, and fell 

at Roeux, near Arras, 3rd May, 1917, aged 27 (sons of Mr 

Donald Maciver). 
MACIVER— KENNETH, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— DONALD. R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.X..R (father and 

■son). 



GELIR. 

MACLEOD— ALEX. (Malcolm), R.X.R. 

MACDONALD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R NOR- 

MAN, Canadians. 

SMITH— DONALD, R.N. JOHN, R.N.R. DONALD (John), 
R.N.R. 

SMITH— *DONALD, 1st Lieut., 1st Seaforths; twice wounded in 
France; died at Alexandria of pneumonia while on his way home 
from Mesopotamia, Jan., 1919, aged 26- DONALD, Captain, 
Mercantile Marine. JOHN, Captain, Mercantile Marine (,^ons 
of Mr Murdo Smith). 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R.; interned in Holland. *JOHN, 2nd 
Gordons; killed in action in France, 3rd Nov., 1914, aged 19 
(sons of Mr Norman Macleod). 

STEWART— JOHN, Mercantile Marine. 

MACAULAY— *MURDO, 1st Seaforths; killed in action in France, 
11th March, 1915, aged 20. *ALEXANDER, Canadians; killed 
in action in France, 1917, aged 36 (sons of late Mr John Mac- 
aulay) . 

CAMPBELL— DONALD, R.G.A. ; 1914 Star, Gallipoli Medal; 
wounded in the Balkan advance ; student, Aberdeen University. 

CAMPBELL— *NOEMAN, Sergt,. Seaforths; killed in action in 
France, 20th Oct., 1914, aged 35- He was the first to fall 
from the district. DONALD, Canadian/; (sons of Mr John 
Campbell). 

MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. ALEXAXDER, U.S. Infantry. 

MACLEOD— DONALD, R.X.R.; interned in Holland. JOHN, 
R.N. DOXALD, S.M., Seaforths; wounded in France, Feb., 
1915 (brothers). All hold 1914 Star. 

SMITH — DOXALD, R.S.M., 1st Seaforths; wounded; promoted 
Sergeant and awarded D.C.M. for conspicuous bravery, killing, 
single-handed, eight of the enemy that made a rush on his 
trench at Givenchy, 20th Dec, 1914- 

SMITH— JOHN. R.X.R. JOHX, Mercantile Marine. RODERICK, 
Mercantile Marine. 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 



Peace Celebration at Stomoway. 





NURSES IN THE PROCESSION. 



[Photo, by Mr K. J. Ba 



KNOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Knock, Swordale and Aignish). 



Population last Census, 845 (Males, 383: Females, 462). 



THIS School District has given of its best in the defence of 
King and Country during the world war, which has 
happily come to a close by the signing of the Peace 
Treaty with Germany. Out of a total of 383 males at the 
last census, there were 202 men (or 52.7 
per cent, of the male population) on active 
service on sea and land, and of these 44, 
or 21.7 per cent., laid down their lives m 
the cause of Righteousness and the free- 
dom of mankind throughout the world. 
They served in every theatre of war — 
from the plains of Flanders to the burning 
sands of Mesopotamia and Palestine. 

The patriotism and zeal for the defence 
of King and Country shown by the older 
men at the beginning of the war spread 
among the boys attending school, so that 
many who were then of school age, before 
completing their sixteenth year joined up 
for military or naval training, and before 
attaining their eighteenth year were 
beating back the German hosts on the 
battlefields of France and Flanders. It 
should also be put on record that, while the 
war went on and our young men were en- 
during hardships and facing clangers in the 
trenches, many of our young women were 
engaged as munition workers in the South. 
Those at home were also doing their utmost 
to help the different agencies at work for 
providing comforts for our men on active service. 

The toil of life has been distressingly severe, and the 




MORRISON, Knocl; 



darkest cloud of all swept over the district on New Year's 
morning, 1919, which shall be remembered as long as the 
Atlantic waves beat on Lewis shores. On that morning over 
-00 of our gallant Navymen were launched into eternity on 
the Beasts of Holm within a stone-throw 
of the shore. Of the nine Navymen from 
this district on board the ill-fated Iolaire, 
only one escaped from the lamentable and 
awful catastrophe. The mourning and 
gloom cast over the district was appalling. 
Many of our brightest and most 
promising young men, after enduring 
years of the burden and horrors of war, 
laid down their lives, and of these special 
mention may be made of 1st Lieut. John 
Macleod, Seaforth Highlanders, Swordale; 
2nd Lieut. John Munro, M.A., Seaforth 
Highlanders, Aignish ; 2nd Lieut. Donald 
Mackay, Seaforth Highlanders, Head- 
master of Kilmaluag Public School, Skye, 
also from Aignish : and R.N.R. Malcolm 
Maciver, Assistant Master of John Neil- 
ston Institution, Paisley, Aignish. 

The following were promoted during 
the war: — Major Donald M. Macrae, 
South African Medical Corps, Aignish 
Farm ; Capt. Duncan M. Macrae, South 
African Medical Corps, Aignish Farm; 
2nd Lieut. John Munro, M.A., Seaforths, 
Aignish ; 2nd Lieut. Donald Mackav, 
Seaforths, Aignish ; 2nd Lieut. Roderick Macleod. Seaforths. 
Aignish ; 1st Lieut. Donald Macleod, South African Rifles, 



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Aignish; Sergt. Donald Macleod, Seaforths, Aignish; King's 
Sergeant Hector Macdonald, Seaforths, Aignish , 2nd Lieut. 
Kenneth B. Macleod, R.G.A., The Manse, Knock; Sergt. 
Murdo Macleod, Canadians, Knock; Sergt. Alex. John Mac- 
leod, Canadians, Knock; 1st Lieut. Rev. Alex. Macdonald, 
South African Rifles, Swordale ; 1st Lieut. John Macleod, 
Seaforths, Swordale. Decorated for meritorious work and 
distinguished conduct ui the field: — 2nd Lieut. John Munro, 
M.C., Seaforths, Aignish; Sergt. Murdo Macleod, M.M., 
Canadians Knock; Pte. Donald Crichton, M.M.. K O.S.B., 
Swordale. Mentioned in despatches: — Sergt. Alex. John 
Macleod, Canadians, 5 Knock; Leading Seaman Donald Mac- 
donald, R.N.R., 20 Knock. For meritorious service in 
Mediterranean : —Leading Seaman Malcolm Macleod, 
R.N.R., 5 Knock, received a £50 bonus for sinking a German 
submarine in the Mediterranean. 



DONALD MORRISON. 



The Schoolhouse, Knock. 



KNOCK. 



1 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

2 MUNRO— JOHN, Canadians; wounded. *JOHN M v Gordons; 

killed in action at La Bassee, 12th Nov., 1914, aged 19 (sons 
of Mr Malcolm Munro). 

4 MACLEOD— MURDO. R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. MURDO, Sergt.. 

Canadians; wounded, and awarded M.M. for gallantry and devo- 
tion to duty at Passchendale in 1917- 

5 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, Gordons; thrice wounded, and dis- 

charged in 1917. DONALD, Skipper, R.N.R. *MALCOLM, 
Gunner, R.N.R.; lost with s.s. "Mereddio," 1917, aged 20- 
ALEX. JOHN, Sergt., Canadians; mentioned in Despatches; 
killed in action in France, 5th Nov., 1918. aged 25 (sons of Mr 
Alexander Macleod). 
MACKENZIE—JAMES, R.N.R 

6 MUNRO— JOHN, R.N.R. 

7 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. 

8 MACLEOD— MURDO, Seaforths; wounded. KENNETH, R.N.R. 

9 MACRAE— MURDO, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, Canadians. 
10 MACAULAY— DONALD, R.N.R. 



11 FINLAYSON— JOHN, R.N.R. 

NICOLSON— FINLAY, R.N.R. "ANGUS, 1st GoTdons ; killed in 
action in France, 20th July. 1915, aged 18. NORMAN, Welsh 
Artillery. JOHN, Mate, U.S. Navy (sons of Mr Angus Nicolson). 

12 CRICHTON— HUGH, R.N.R. *ANGUS, R.N.R.; drowned in the 

"Iolaire" disaster, aged 41 (sons of the late Mr Colin Crichton). 

13 MACKENZIE— *JOHN, Gordons; killed in action 20th September,. 

1915, aged 18 (sou of Mr Alexander Mackenzie). 

13 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

14 MACKENZIE— MALCOLM, R.N.R. JAMES, R.M.B. 

15 CRICHTON— ALEXANDER. R.N.R. MALCOLM, Canadians; 

twice wounded. *DONAI.D, R.N.R. ; drowned' in "Iolaire"' 
disaster, aged 23. TOROUIL, R.E. (sons of Mrs Alexander 
Crichton. 

16 MURRAY— WILLIAM, Pte., Gordons; prisoner in Germany. 

17 MACIVER— MURDO, Gordons; wounded. DONALD. Canadians; 

severely wounded. 

17 MACLEOD— *,MALCOLM, 15th Canadians; wounded in France; 

died of pneumonia in Belgium, 10th Feb., 1919, aged 28 
DONALD, C. R.N.R. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. JOHN, Can- 
adians (sons of Mr John MacleodL 

18 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. *ANGUS, R.N.R. (T) ; drowned in 

"Iolaire" disaster, aged 23 (sons of Mr Torquil Macleod). 

18 MACLEOD— GEORGE. Canadians; severely wounded. *DONALD, 

Canadians: died of wounds in England, 1918, aged 31 (sons of 
late Mr Hector Macleod). 

19 MACLEOD— *JOHN, Gunner, R.N.R.; died of pneumonia in 

Glasgow, 1919, aged 28- MALCOLM, R.N.R. WILLIAM J., 
R.N.R. (sons of Mr William Macleod). 

20 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. *DONAI.I>, Gunner, R.N.R.; 

drowned Jan., 1918, aged 30. *DONALD, Leading Seaman! 
R.N.R.; died 19th May, 1917, aged 23; was commended by the 
Admiralty for meritorious work in the Eastern Mediterranean 
(sons of Mr Donald Macdonald). 

21 MUNRO— *KENNETH, Leading Seaman. R.N.R.; served on 

H.M.S. "Yarmouth" at Battle of Jutland ; died at home 3rd Aug., 
1918, aged 25 (sou of Mr John Munro). 

22 MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

23 MACLEOD— *KENNETH, R.N.R.; accidentally killed on board' 

ship. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

23 MUNRO— ALEXANDER, Driver, R.M.B. 

24 MACKENZIE— *JOHN, R.N.R.; enlisted in 1914 before age of 18; 

died at Shotley, 26th May, 1917, aged 21 (son of Mr John 
Mackenzie) . 



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24 MACKENZIE— KENNETH, Seaforths; twice wounded; last 
severely — loss of right hand and thumb and forefinger of left 
hand. MALCOLM, R.M.B. WILLIAM, R.N.R. *DOXALD, 
R.M.B. 

26 MACKENZIE— JOHN, R.N.R. 

27 MACIVER— JAMES, Gunner, R.M.B. 

27 CRICHTOX— JOHN, R.N.R. JOHN, R.X.R. 

28 MARTIN— NORMAN, Gunner, R.X.R.; was transferred to a 

French warship and lost at sea, 1917, aged 24 (sou of Mr 
Murdo Martin). 

28 MUNRO— ALEXANDER. R.X.R. 

30 MACDONALD— WILLIAM, R.N.R. 

31 MURRAY— JOHN, R.X.R. DOXALD, R.X.R. 

32 MURRAY— COLIN, R.X.R. MALCOLM, R.X.R. 
.32 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

SCHOOL PARK. 

MATHESON— JOHN, Corpl., Camerons. 

MAC ALLAY— DONALD, R.M.B. DONALD, Canadians. 

E.C. MANSE. 

MACLEOD— COINNEACH B., Lieut., R.G.A.; holds 1914 Star. 
MALCOLM, Engineer on board a merchant ship. 



SWORDALE. 

1a MACKENZIE— *WILLIAM, R.N.R.; died in Turkey. 1917, aged 

24 ; has not been heard of since fall of Kut-el-Amara (son of 

Mr Murdo Mackenzie). DONALD, R.N.R. 

1b MACLEOD— MALCOLM, 1st Seaforths. 

2 MACDONALD— MURDO, Australian Field Artillery. JOHN, 

•Lance-Cpl., Canadians. *JOHX, Seaman, R.X.R. ; drowned 

when H.M.S. "Hythe" was sunk in collision at Dardanelles on 

night of 28-29 Oct., 1915, aged 17 (son of Mr Angus Macdonald). 

4 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

5 MACKENZIE— *RODERICK, Mate, R.N.R. (T) , drowned in the 

"lolaire" disaster, aged 32 (son of Mr Murdo Mackenzie). 
MURDO, R.N.R. 

7 MACLEOD— TORQUIL, Seaman, R.N.R. ; was prisoner in Ger- 

many; holds 1914 Star. RODERICK, Gunner; wounded 

8 MACDONALD— MURDO, R.X.R. DOXALD, R.X.R. 

9 MACKENZIE— ANGUS, R.M.B. DONALD, R.N.R. 
10 MACAULAY— COLIN, R.N.R. 

^ J.0 MACRAE— DONALD, R.N.R. 



11 CRICH'IOX— NEIL, R.N.R. *COLIN, R.X.R.; died at Ports- 

mouth, July 1918, aged 18; joined when barely 16 (son of Mr 
Colin Crichtou). DOXALD, H.L.I. ; wounded. TORQUIL, 
Seaman, R.X.R. ; was interned in Holland ; 1914 Star. 

12 MACIVER— DONALD, R.M.B. 

13 MACDONALD— *MURDO, Gunner, R.N.R.; lost with s.s. "Hol- 

lington," 22nd June, 1917, aged 27; was on H.M.S. "Kent" at 
Falkland Islands Battle, and took part in sinking of "Dresden." 
MACRAE— MURDO, Deckhand, R.N.R. (T) (sons of Mrs 
Macrae or Macdonald). 

14 MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

14 MACLEOD— WILLIAM, R.X.R. 

15 MACLEOD— JOHX, R.N.R. 

15 MURRAY— WILLIAM. Seaforths. DONALD, R.N.R.; was 

interned in Holland ; 1914 Star. 

15 MACLEOD— *MURDO, R.N.R.; torpedoed in Mediterranean, 18th 

June, 1P18, and drowned (son of late Mr Donald Macleod). 

16 MACKAY— ANGUS, R.N.R. *MURDO, R.X.R.; drowned in the 

"lolaire" disaster, aged 32; had been on service since 1914 
(sons of Mr Angus Mackay). 

17 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.X.R.; was prisoner in Germany; 1914 

Star. PETER, Gunner, R.X.R. 

18 MACDONALD— Rev. ALEXANDER, 1st Lieut., South African 

Rifles. NORMAN, R.X.R. 

19 MACLEOD— *JOHN, Lieut., 1st Seaforths; killed in action in 

Mesopotamia, 7th Jan., 1916, aged 42 (son of lace Mr K. Mac- 
leod). FIXLAY, Sergt, Canadians; wounded. KENNETH, 
R.N.R. 

20 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. 

21 CRICHTOX— TORQUIL, R.N.R. 

22 MACLEOD— *DONALD, R.N.R.; died at home, 1917, aged 38. 

*TORQUIL Sergt., Seaforths; killed in action 6th June, 1917. 
aged 30 (sons of Mrs Macleod). 

23 MACLEOD— JOHN, Sergt.. Seaforths. 

24 MACMILLAN— RODERICK, R.M.B.; wounded. ALEXANDER, 

R.N.R. 

25 MACLEOD— DOXALD, R.X.R. WILLIAM, R.X.R. 

26 CAMPBELL— *ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (T) ; drowned in "lolaire" 

disaster, aged 18- (only sou of Mr James Campbell). 

2? MACIVER— JAMES (Sen.), R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. JAMES, 
(Jun.), R.N.R. 

28 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. KENNETH, Leading Seaman, 
R.N.R.; saved from the "lolaire." ALEXANDER, Sergt., Sea- 
forths ; wounded. 

30 MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. DONALD ALEX., Pte., Sea- 
forths, 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




♦John Macdonald, R.N.R., 

Swordale, 

(Drowned 28th/ 29th Sept., 1915). 






* Angus Nicolson, Knock f 
(Killed 20th July, 1915). 




♦Lieut. John Macleod, Seaforths, 
Swordale. 

(Killed 7th Jan.. 1916:. 




♦Gunner John Maeleod, R.M.B., 

Aignish. 
(Died of Wounds, 9th Sept., 1915). 






♦John M. Munro, Seaforths, Knocl 
(Killed 12th Nov., 1914). 



•John Mackenzie, R.N.R., 24 Knock. 
(Died 26th May, 1917 1. 



♦Malcolm Mackenzie, Aignish, 
(Died of Wounds, 12th May, 1915). 



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AIGNISH. 



1 MACLEOD— DONALD, Leading Seaman, R.N.R 

2 MURRAY— MURDO, R.N.R. 

5 MACLEOD— GEORGE, Second-hand, R.N.R. 

5 MACLEOD— DONALD. R.N.R. *MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T) ; lost in 

"Iolaire" disaster, aged 19 (son of above). 

6 CRICHTON— WILLIAM, Seaforths. 

7 MACLEOD— RODERICK, Lieut., West African Frontier Force. 

Nigerian Regiment ; wounded severely in action. Was six 
years in the Army before war broke out ; discharged 1913 ; re- 
enlisted voluntarily August 1914, having covne home at his own 
expense to join the Seaforths. On recover}- from wounds was 
sent to West Africa, where he was promoted Lieutenant "for 
meritorious work on the field." DONALD (Sen.), R.N.R. 
ALEXANDER, R.A.S.C. MURDO, U.S. Army. DONALD, 
Seigt., Seaforths; severely wounded at Arras in April, 1917. 

8 MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.G.A. ; discharged on account of 

wounds received in action. ^RODERICK, Gunner, R.N.R. ; 
drowned when s.s. "Borg" was torpedoed, 10th June, 1918. 
aged 20- *MURDO, Cameron Highlanders of Canada; killed 
in action in France, 8th August, 1918, aged 23- MALCOLM, 
Gordons ; died of wounds in France, 12th May, 1915, aged 19 
(sons of Widow Murdo Mackenzie). 

9 MACLEOD— JOHN. R.N.R. DONALD, Lieut., King's African 

Rifles; was a teacher in East Africa in the employment of the 
United Free Church when war broke out. He and the rest of 
the Mission staff capable of bearing arms, together with the 
native soldiers, were hastily mobilised, and with the aid of 
other fifty British settlers defeated the Germans at Karouga, and 
saved the situation till reinforcements came from headquarters. 
RODERICK. R.N.R.; was interned in Holland, 1914 Star. 

10 MACRAE— *ALEXAXDER, R.X.R. ; lost at sea in collision off 

Butt of Lewis, 3rd March, 1916, aged 25- MURDO, Manchester 
Regiment; served in Palestine (sons of Mr Evander Macrae). 

11 MACKENZIE— KENXETH, Canadian Engineers. JOHN, Can- 

adian Engineers. DOXALD, R.X.R. TORQUIL, R.X.R. 

12 MUNRO— ALEXAXDER, R.N.R., H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth. 

13 MACKAY— DUXCAX, R.X.R. *MURDO, R.X.R.; died at Ply- 

mouth, March 1917, aged 25. Took part in the defence of 
Antwerp, and was one of the few Naval Reservists who 
escaped after the fall of that city, making his way on foot 
across Holland dressed in clothes given him by a friendly 
Dutch farmer; 1914 Star (sons of Mr John Mackay). 

34 MACMILLAN— KENNETH, 2nd Hand, R.N.R. COLIN, R.N.R. 

15 MACASKILL— ALEXANDER, Gordons; frost-bitten. *MALCOLM, 
Leading Seaman, R.N.R. ; died of pneumonia in Kirkwall, 12th 
Nov., 1918, aged 31 (sons of Mr Wm. Macaskill). 



17 MACLEOD— NEIL, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

18 MACLEOD— JOHN, Gunner, R.M.B. ; wounded at Suvla Bay, 8th 

Aug., and died 9th Sept., 1915, aged 22- ALEXAXDER. 
R.X.R. ; wounded. JOHN, R.N.R. ; was interned in Holland ; 
1914 Star (sons of Mr Murdo Macleod). 

19 CAMPBELL— *KENNETH, Seaforths; died of wounds and 

pneumonia in France. DONALD, Seaforths. 

20 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. ' FINLAY, Gordons; twice 

wounded. 

21 MACSWEEN— DONALD, Gordons. *KENXETH, Seaforths; 

killed in action in France, 11th Aug., 1915, aged 21- 

22 MACDONALD— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

23 MACTVER— DOXALD, R.N.R. 

24 MACLEOD— ^RODERICK ROSS, Gordons; killed in action, Dec., 

1914, aged 17 (sou of late Mr Murdo Macleod, contractor). 

24 MACKAY— ANGUS, Seaforths; wounded. *DONALD, Lieut., 2nd 

Seaiorths; died of wounds in France, 17th Nov., 1918, aged 31 
(sons of Mr John Mackay). 

25 MACDONALD— DONALD, Seaforths. MURDO, R.N.R. *HEC- 

TOR, King's Sergeant, Seaforths; wounded; promoted Sergeant 
for bravery; died of wounds in France, 25th March, 1918 aged 
23. When a Corporal, in a tight corner he led his Company 
after all his officers had been put out of action; took a strongly- 
fortified blockhouse and a large number of German prisoners. 
For this action he was promoted King's Sergeant (son of Mr 
Donald Macdonald above). 
25 MACDONALD—DONALD, Gordons; wounded in France, 1915. 
NORMAN, Gordons; thrice wounded. 

27 MUNRO— *TORQUIL, Gunner, R.N.R.; died of pneumonia in 

Glasgow, 1919, aged 24. WILLIAM, R.N.R. JOHN, M.A., 
Lieut., 7th Seaforths; killed in action 16th April, 1918, aged 
28; awarded the M.C. : "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion 
to duty when he covered the withdrawal of the battalion with 
his platoon until it was nearly surrounded, and extricated it 
from a very difficult position in a most skilful manner" (sons of 
Mr John Munro). 

28 MACIVER— COLIN, R.N.R. *MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T) ; lost in 

"Iolaire" disaster, aged 37 (sons of Mr Malcolm Maciver). 

29 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

30 MACDONALD— ANGUS, Seaforths. 

31 MACLEOD— ANGUS, Seaforths. MURDO, R.A.S.C; thrice 

wounded. JOHN, R.N.R. 

32 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 



AIGNISH FARM. 

MACRAE— DONALD M., Major, South African Medical 
DUNCAN M., Captain, South African Medical Corps. 



Corps 

c 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




■"Leading Seaman Malcolm Macleod, 

R.N.R., 5 Knock 

(Lost with S.S. "Mereddio.") 





*Lieut. John Munro, Seaforths, 
27 Aignish. 
Awarded M.C. 
(Killed 16th April, 1918)- 



m 



•Leading Seaman Donald Macdonald, 

R.N.R. 20 Knock. 

(Drowned 30 in .Tan., 1918). 






*Scigt. Alex. John Macleod, Canadians, 

5 Knock. 

(Killed 6th Nov., 1913). 



•William Mackenzie, 

la Swordale. 

(Died in Turkey). 



R.N.R. 




•Leading Seaman Donald Macdonald 

R.N.R., 20 Knock. 

iDied 19th May, 1917). 



SANDWICK SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Sandwickhill, Lower Sandwick, Holm, Stenish, Melbost, Branahuie and Battery Park.) 



Population last Census, 891 ; [Males, 422 ; Females, 469]. 



EVEN before the trumpet of war sounded through the 
British Isles the Sabbath peace of our Township was 
disturbed by a notice issued by the Admiralty, calling 
upon all reservists to report for duty. This unexpected 
summons caused a profound sensation and 
filled every heart with uncomfortable 
forebodings which were more than ful- 
filled by the struggle that followed. Four 
reservists who were at home at the time — 
Neil Macdonald, Alex. Macdonald, Robt. 
Mackenzie, and Murdo Matheson left 
immediately by the "Sheila" — the first to 
leave the island Mackenzie served in 
II M.S. "Glasgow," and took part in the 
memorable battle of the Falklands. The 
whole four came through the war un- 
scathed. 

Although the inhabitants of this district 
are to a certain extent seafaring, they 
contributed more to the Army than to the 
Navy. Out of a total of 217 men called 
up. 98 served in the Navy as against 219 
in the land forces. Of this total 30 made 
the supreme sacrifice. 

There were several distressing cases of 
double bereavement: — Mr Alex. Mac- 
donald, Holm, lost two sons — Donald, Lt.- 
Commander of the "Ascot." who was 
drowned when his ship was mined the day 
before the Armistice was signed : also 
John, drowned in the wreck of the "Iolaire." Mr John 
Macleod, 1 Holm, also lost twc sons — John, a Sergeant in the 




WM. FRASKR, Srmdwick Public School 



H.L.T., and Donald, a private in the same regiment. 

The late Mr James Macleod, Stenish, lest two sons: 

Malcolm, killed in the Spring offensive of 1918, and Thomas 

died in hospital from illness brought on by being gassed. 

Mr Angus Macdonaid, Stenish, had 
six sons in the Service, two of whom laid 
down their lives. Alexander, died in 
Fiance, and Malcolm, a sergeant in the 
Canadians, killed while attempting to 
rescue a wounded comrade. 

The most distinguished soldier from this 
district is Lieut. -Colonel John Macrae, a 
native of Branahuie. When war broke 
out he held the rank of Lieutenant, and 
was rapidly promoted until he finally 
attained the rank of Lieut. -Colonel. He 
was awarded the D.S.O. with bar for 
conspicuous bravery on the field. He was 
dangerously wounded in Mesopotamia, but 
made a good recovery. He had three 
brothers and two sons in the Service. His 
eldest son John, a most promising youth, 
was killed in action. 

Sergt. Donald Macleod, Sandwick, was 
awarded the Military Medal and also the 
Distinguished Conduct Medal. Colour- 
Sergeant A. J. Thompson, Battery Park, 
the Distinguished Conduct Medal. C.P.O. 
Murdo Macaulay, Distinguished Service 
Medal, and Engineer Philip Morrison, 

Sandwick, Distinguished Service Medal. 

WM. FRASER. 
The Schoolhouse, Sandwickhill. 



L^ 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 



®H® 




*Sergt. Alex. J. Morrison, Canadians 
13 East St., Sandwick. 

(Killed Hth August, 1918). 




*j_ce.-Corpl. Donald Angus, 27 Lower 

Sandwick. 

(Died 21st July, 1915) 





John M. Maciver, Scots Guards, 21 East 

Street^ Sandwick. 

(Wounded and seriously gassed). 




C.P.O. llurdo Macaulay, K.N., 23 East St. 

Sandwick. 

Awarded D.S.M. 



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"Glasgow" at 



NORTH STREET, SANDWICK. 

BEATON— PETER, Driver, R.E. ; twice wounded. 

MACDONALD— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

MACLEAN— DONALD, R.N.R. *FINLAY, Scottish Rifles; was 

wounded at Loos; died at Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow, 5th May, 

1918; aged 30; (sons of Mr John Maclean). 
DODDS— DUNCAN, Corpl., R.E. 
MACLEOD— *HECTOR, R.N.R.; died on H.M.S. "Heroic," 28th 

June, 1915, of wounds received 25th June, 1915- 
MARTIN JOHN, R.X.R. MURDO, R.X.R. (sons of Mr Ken- 
neth Martin). 
MACKAY— JOHN, R.X.R.; served on H.M.S. 

Battle of Coronel. 
MACIVER— JOHN, Scots Greys. 
CHAPMAN— DONALD, R.X.R. 
MORRISOX— CHARLES, R.X.R. 
MACLEOD— GEORGE, R.A.S.C. 
MORRISOX— DOXALD, R.X.R. , 

before he was 18 years of age. 
MACLEOD— XORMAX, Canadians ; 

wounds received in action in France, 1917, aged 28 Had been 

previously twice wounded and once gassed (sons of Mr John 

Macleod). 
MACIVER— JOHN MURDO, Scots Guards; gassed in France. 

KENNETH, Mercantile Marine (sons of Mr John Maciver now 

of Govanl. 

BURNETT— DOXALD, R.X.R. ALEXAXDER, R.A.S.C. 

HEPBURX— ROBERT (jun.l, R.X.R. 

MACSWEEN— JOHN, R.N.R. 

BIRNIE— LOUIS, R.N.R. 

BUCHANAN— ALEXANDER J., R.M.B. MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T.) 

MACKENZIE— RODERICK, Captain, Mercantile Marine. DUN- 
CAN, C.P.O., Royal Navy. 

MACKENZIE— MALCOLM, Canadians. JOHX, R.N.R. (T.): 

JAMES, R.N.R. (T.). 



as through Jutland Battle 
"JOHN, Canadians; died of 



EAST STREET, SANDWICK. 

3 GRAHAM — JOHX, Carpenter, Mercantile Marine; once torpedoed. 
ALEXANDER, Gordons; wounded and trench feet. JOHX, 
R.M.B. (father and two sons). 



5 MACKENZIE— DONALD J., Lance-Corpl., Gordons. JOHX, 

Canadians; twice wounded. 

5 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

6 MACDONALD, PHILIP, R.N.R. *ALEXANDER J., R.X.R.; 

drowned at sea 4th Xovember, 1917, aged 18 years. KEX- 
XETH, R.N.R. (sons of Mr Angus Macdonald). 

7 MORRISON— PHILIP, E.R.A, Mercantile Marine; awarded the 

Distinguished Service Medal. 

8 MACDONALD— *DONALD M., R.N.R.; drowned in wreck of 

hospital ship 'Rohilla," 30th October, 1914, aged 18 (son of 

the late Mr Donald Macdonald). 
8 MORRISON— RODERICK, R.N.R. 
11 MACPHAIL— JOHN, Canadians. DUNCAN, R.N.R. DONALD, 

Gordons; twice wounded. 
13 MORRISON— *ALEXAXDER J., Sergeant, Canadian Scottish; 

killed in action in France, 11th Aug., 1918, aged 30. JOHN, 

H.L.I. DANIEL, P.O., R.N. (sons of Mr John Morrison). 
15 GILLIES— ALEXANDER, H.L.I. JAMES, R.A.M.C. DONALD. 

M.T., A.S.C. 

17 MACDONALD— JOHN; severely wounded. 
MACKINNON— DONALD, Canadians. 

18 MACDONALD— DONALD, Canadians. JO.HN Mercantile Marine - 
21 MACFARLANE— DONALD, R.G.A. RODERICK, R.N.R. 

23 MACDONALD— *RODERICK, South African Highlanders; killed 

in action in France. DONALD, Canadians. KENNETH, R.N.R. 

24 MACDONALD— DONALD, (Sen.), Warrant Officer, R.N.R. DON- 

ALD (Jun.), R.M.E. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. NEIL, R.X.R. 
(sons of Mr Philip Macdonald). 

25 MACKENZIE— *RODERICK, A. and S. Highlanders; killed in 

action in France. 



SCHOOLHOUSE. 



FRASER— RODERICK 
July, 1918- 



M., Signaller, Seaforths: wounded 23rd 



LOWER SANDWICK. 

3 MACLEOD— *WILLIAM JOHN, Sergt., 1st Seaforths; killed in 
action at Baku, 26th Aug., 1918, aged 31. DONALD, Sergt., 
Canadians; awarded M.M. and subsequently D.C.M. "for gal- 
lant conduct on 5th June, 1916, when, under heavy fire, he 
rescued wounded infantry from a crater." In April, 1916, in 



•'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 





*Sergt. John Macleod, Holm. 
(Killed 25th Sept., 1915). 



*Hector Macleod, R.N.R., Saudwick, 
(Died of Wounds, 28th June, 1915) 




*Donald Macleod, Seaforths, Holm, 
(Killed 11th April, 1917). 




*Finlay Macleod, Scottish Rifles, 4 North 

Street Sandwick. 

(Died 5th May, 1918). 




Thilip Macleod, R.F.A., Stenish, 
(Killed 26th Aug., 1914). 




*Angus Macleod, R.N.R. (T. 
5 Holm. 
..Died 13th Feb., 1919). 



SANDWICK SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



a fierce hand-to-hand encounter with the enen-13- he was one of 
six survivors of his Company (sons of Mr Wm. Macleod). 

5 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. (T) (father and son). 

5 MACKENZIE— JOHN, Canadians; wounded. ANGUS, R.N.R. (T). 
ROBERT, R.N.R. *KENNETH, Sea orths ; killed in action; 
had been in regular Army; was in merchant service at out- 
break of war; on mobilisation, joined his old battalion, 1st 
Seal orths, and was wounded once before being killed in action 
(sons of Mr John Mackenzie). 

7 MACDONALD— JOHN, Seaforths, severely wounded. 

9 MATHESON -ANDREW, R.N. ; discharged on account of wounds. 
JOHN, 1st Seaforths ; was twice wounded in France and once 
in Mesopotamia. MURDO, R.N.R. 

10 MACALLAY— MURDO, C.P.O., R.N. ; awarded D.S.M. *ALEX- 

ANDER. Canadians; killed in action in France, 9th Sept., 1916. 
aged 37 (sons of the late Mr John Macaulay). 

11 ERASER— RODERICK, R.N.R. 

12 MACASKHX— *JOHN, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 

24 (son of Mrs Kenneth Macaskill). MALCOLM, Driver, 
Canadians. 
16 MACDONALD— RODERICK, Mercantile Marine. 

19 MUNRO— ALLAN, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. 

20 MURRAY— DONALD. Flack Watch. 

21 MACDONALD— *DONALD, R.N.R. ; died in 1916 through a strain 

got on service, aged 50- ALEX. JOHN, Corpl., Royal Scots; 
was taken prisoner, 1st Aug., 1917 (nephew of above). 

22 MACDONALD— ANGUS, U.S. Army; served in France. ALEX- 

ANDER. R.N.R. 

23 JAMIESOX— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 
25 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

27 MACKENZIE— RODERICK, Canadians. HECTOR, Canadians. 

DONALD, New Zealand 'Contingent. 
27 ANGUS— *DONALD, Lance-Cpl., 1st Gordons; died in hospital at 

Aberdeen, 21st July, 1915. aged 20- 



HOLM. 

1 MACLEOD— *JOHN, Sergt., H.L.I. ; killed in action 25th Sept., 

1915, aged 35 years. *DONALD, H.L.I. ; died of wounds 
(sons of Mr John Macleod). 

2 GRAHAM— KENNETH, R.N.R. DONALD. R.N.R. ANGUS, 

Deckhand, R.N.R. (T). 

4 GRAHAM— ALEXANDER, Seaforths. 

5 MACLEOD— * ANGUS, Deckhand, R.N.R. (T) ; died through ill 

ness contracted on service, Feb., 1919- JAMES T., U.S. Army 



5 MACKAY— DONALD, Gunner, R.G.A. 

7 MORRISON— DONALD, Deckhand, R.N.R. (T>. 

8 MACLEAN— DONALD, Sergt., Seaforths; twice wounded. 

8 MACRAE— ROBERT, Corpl., R.G.A. 

9 MACIVER— ANGUS, S.A. Medical Corps. 

9 CAMPBELL— JOHN, A.B. ; Mercantile Marine. 
10 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (father). KENNETH, 
Captain, Mercantile Marine. *DONALD, Lieut. -Commander 
R.N.Y.R. ; drowned when H.M.S. "Ascot" was mined. 10th 
Nov., 1918, aged 25 years. MALCOLM. ALEXANDER. 
*JOHN. Deckhand, R.N.R. (T) ; drowned in "Iolaire" .disaster, 
aged 18 (sons of Mr Alexander Macdonald above). 



STENISH. 



1 MURRAY— MALCOLM, R.N.R. JOHN, East Yorks. 

3 MACDONALD— ANDREW, Sergt., 1st Seacforths ; wounded, Sept., 
1915, and May, 1917. *MALCOLM, Sergt., Canadians; killed 
while trying to rescue a wounded comrade in France, 22nd 
Sept., 1916. KENNETH, Sergt., Scots Guards. ♦ALEX- 
ANDER, R.G.A.; died of fever in France, May. 1917. 
DONALD, Diver, R.N. ANGUS, R.N.R. (T) (sons of Mr 
Angus Macdonald). 

5 MACARTHUR— DONALD W., Signaller, R.M.B. 

6 MACARTHUR— *JOHN, Seaforths; killed in action in France, 

Dec, 1916. 

7 ALLAN— DONALD, R.N.R. 

7 MACDONALD— WILLIAM, R.N.R. 

8 MACSWEEN— RODK., R.N.R. WILLIAM, R.N.R. DONALD W., 

Scots Guards. 

9 MACDONALD— WILLIAM, Scots Guards. ALEXANDER, Lovat 

Scouts. 
11 SMITH— DONALD, R.N.R. *MALCOLM, Sergt., Canadian 
R.A.M.C. ; killed when hospital at Etaples was bombed by 
Germans, May, 1917- GEORGE, Seaforths; wounded. 

GOLF HOUSE. 

MACLEOD— RODERICK, R.N KENNETH, R.N. *PHILIP, 

Saddler, R.F.A. ; killed in action during retreat from Mons, 
26th Aug., 1914, aged 27- He was the first Lewisman to fall 
in the war. ANGUS, R.M.B. (sons of Mr Roderick Macleod). 
14 MACLEOD— *THOMAS, Canadians; gassed; died in hospital. 
*MALCOLM, Seaforlhs; killed in action, 23rd March, 1918 
aged 20 (sons of Mr James Macleod). 



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*Col.-Sergt. A. J. Thomson, D.C.M. 

Battery Park. 

(Died 9th Oct,, 1918). 



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*Malcolm Maeleod, 14 Stenish. 
(Killed 23rd March, 1918). 







*Donald M. Maedonald., 8 Hast St. 

Sand wick. 

(Drowned 30th Oct., 1914). 



*Thomas Maeleod, 14 Stenish. 
(Died in Hospital). 



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MACLEOD— MALCOLM, 

R.N.R. (T). 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, Canadians; wounded. 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, Canadians. DONALD, Canadians. 

MACKENZIE— JAMES, Carpenter, Lieut., R.N. 

THOMSON— RODERICK, Piper, Seaforths; enlisted and served in 

France when under age ; 1914 Star. 
MACIVER— ANGUS, Canadians. 
GRAHAM— *ALEXANDER. Canadians; killed in action, June, 

1915. ROBERT, Canadians; wounded. KENNETH, Gordons. 
SMITH— JOHN, Piper, Canadians. 
MACIVER— EVANDER, R.F.A. ; gassed. 
MACIVER— JOHN, Canadians. 
MACFARLANE— MALCOLM, Canadians. 
MACKINNON— HUGH, Canadians; was 

*ANGUS, Canadians , killed in action, 
MACLEOD— KENNETH, R.N.R. ; drowned 2nd Aug., 1918. 
MACDONALD— JOHN M., R.N.R. (T). 

MATHESON— JOHN, Australians. KENNETH, R.N.R. (T) 
MACFARLANE— CHARLES, R.N. DONALD, Seaforths. 
MACFARLANE— *JOHN, 16th Canadian Scottish; killed in action 

in France. 26th August, 1918. MURDO, Black Watch; 

wounded, 1918 'sons of Mr Macfarlane F.C. Missionary). 



prisoner in Germany. 
June, 15th, 1916. 



BRANAHUIE. 



MACLEOD— DUNCAN, Canadians. 

MACRAE— JOHN N., Lieut.-Colonel, Seaforths; several times 
wounded; mentioned in despatches, and awarded the D.S.O. 
with bar. "JOHN, Sergeant, Seaforths; killed in action iii 
France, 1918. HECTOR, Sergt., Seaforths (sous of Lieut.- 
Colonel J. N. Macrae). DONALD, Seaforths. MALCOLM, 
Corpl., R.E. DAVID, Canadians; wounded (brothers of Lieut.- 
Colonel Macrae) . 

MACKENZIE— MALCOLM, Black Watch; wounded. 
BUCHANAN— ALEXANDER, Canadians; wounded. FINLAY, 

CpL, Canadians; wounded. NORMAN, Signalman, R.N.R. (T) ; 

saved from the "Iolaire." 
SMITH— JOHN, Seaforths. DONALD Black Watch 



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MACLEOD— *HECTOR, Corpl., Transvaal Scottish; died in hos- 
pital in South Africa, 1917- JOHN, Canadians ; gassed 

MACIVER— KENNETH, R.N.R. (T). *MALCOLM, R.N.R.; 
died in Mediterranean, 1916- 

MACKENZIE— MALCOLM, Canadians; was wounded and taken 
prisoner. ANGUS, Canadians. *EVANDER, Seaforths; 
killed in action, 10th May, 1917, aged 38 (son of Mr John 
Mackenzie. 

MACLEOD— ALEX. JOHN, R.E. JOHN, R.N.D. ; wounded. 

CAMPBELL— JOHN, Canadians; wounded. DONALD, R.N.R. (T). 

MONTGOMERY— MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T). ANGUS, Seaforths. 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACKENZIE— JOHN, Sergt. -Major, Canadians. GEORGE, Piper, 
Canadians. 

MACIVER— RODERICK, Boatswain, Mercantile Marine. 

MUNRO— NORMAN, R.N.R. (T). 

MACDONALD— DUNCAN, Canadians; wounded. 

MACAULAY— KENNETH, R.G.A. ; wounded. AULAY, Corpl. , 
Seaforths ; was wounded and taken prisoner. 

MACLEOD— JOHN, Trooper, Canadian Mounted Rifles; wounded. 



BATTERY PARK, 



(T.) (sou of Mr Malcolm 



MACKENZIE— RODERICK, R.N.R. 

Mackenzie). 
MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. (T.) (sou of Mr Donald Macdonald). 
MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. (T.) (Sons of Mr 

Alex. Macleod). 
MACLEOD— JOHN, A & S. Highlanders. NEIL, R.N.R. (T.) 

'•'RODERICK, Seaforths ; wounded and since died (sons of Mr 

Alex. Macleod). 
MACLEOD— MURDO, Gordons. 
CAMPBELL— MALCOLM, Sergt.-Major, Seaforths; wounded; 

served as instructor to troops in East Africa. 
MACLEOD— JOHN, Mate, R.N.R. (T.) 
M iCLEOD— RODERICK, R.N.R. (T). DONALD ROBERT 

R.N.R. (T.) NORMAN FINLAY, Mate, R.N.R. (T.) (sons of 

Mr Douaid Macleod). 

MONTGOMERY— NORMAN, R.N.R. DONALD, Sergt.. Gordons; 
twice wounded. NORMAN, R.N.R. (T.) (sons of Mr Norman 
Montgomery) . 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Sergt. Wm. John Macleod, Seaforths, 
3 Lower Sandwick (killed 26th Aug., 1918) 








*J,ient. -Commander Donald Macdonald, 
R.N.V.K., 10 Holm 
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Sandwick (died 4th Nov., 1917). 




(killed June 15th. 19161 
*Angns Mackitmon, Canadians, 19 Melbost 



Sergt Donald Macleod, Canadians. 3 Lower 
Sandwick, awarded M.M. and D.C.M. 



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NICOLSON— RODERICK, R.N R. (T.) 

MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. (T.) 

MATHESON— JOHN, R.N.R. (T.) MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T) (sons 
of Mr John Matheson). 

MACKINNON— JOHN, R.N.R. 

18 MORRISON— DONALD, Seaforths. *JOHN, Gordons; wounded, 

since died (sons of Mi John Morrison). 

19 MACKENZIE — COLIN, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. (sons of Mr 

John Mackenzie). 



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at Coomassie, Gold Coast, 9tb Oct., 1918. Had been awarded 
D.C.M. for gallantry in the field. NORMAN, R.N.V.R. (sons 
of Mr Wm. Thomson}. 

MONTGOMERY— MURDO, Mate, R.N.R. 

NICOLSON— ANGUS, Leading Seaman, R.N.R.; saved from. 
"Iolaire." 

MACLEOD— DONALD ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) son of Mr John Mac 

icod). 
MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. 



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Brevet-Major JOHN N. MACRAE. D.S.O., 
1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. 



SAND WICK SCHOOL DISTRICT 



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A Distinguished Lewis Soldier. 



BREVET-MAJOR JOHN N. MACRAE, D.S.O., 1st 
Seaforth Highlanders, has had a brilliant career in the 
Army. In 1893, at the age of 16, he enlisted in the 
county regiment — the Seaforths. He served with the 2nd 
Battalion as Sergeant during the South African War (1899 to 
1902), receiving the King's and Queen's Medals, with seven 
clasps. He was present at the Battles of Magersfontein and 
Paardeberg, as well as numerous other engagements through- 
out the war, and was mentioned in Lord Roberts' despatches 
for gallantry at Paardeberg. On 8th July, 1910, he was 
promoted Sergeant-Major (Warrant Officer), and on 25th 
February, 1914, was promoted to a commission as Lieutenant 
and Quai'termaster to the 1st Battalion in India, joining that 
Battalion on 2nd May, 1914. In September he left India for 
active service in France, and was mentioned in despatches by 
Sir John French after th^ Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March, 
1915, "for valuable, gallant, and distinguished services" in 
the field. He vacated his appointment as Quartermaster, and 
was appointed Captain and Adjutant of the Battalion on 18th 
August, 1915, and he was again mentioned in despatches for 
gallantry in action at the Battle of Loos, 25th Sept., 1915. 

From France he went with his Battalion to Mesopotamia 
in December, 1915, and was honoured with the immediate 
award of the D.S.O. at the Battle of Sheik Sa'acl, where 
'when all the senior officers had become casualties he took 
command of the Battalion ; thereby saving a critical situation." 
In this action he was captured by the Turks, but escaped by 
the use of his fists, and carried on with the action. He was 
dangerously wounded (chest and right lung) in the attack on 
the Sann-i-yat position on 6th April, 1916, and was invalided 
to England. For his gallantry in this action he was promoted 
Brevet- Major. On 13th December, 1916, -he rejoined his 
Battalion in Mesopotamia, and took part in General Maude's 
advance on and capture of Baghdad, 10th March, 1917. He 



was again mentioned by General Sir S. Maude for conspicuous 
gallantry at the Battle of Istabulat, between Baghdad and 
Samarra, 13th April, 1917. His great gallantry at the Battle 
of Tekrit on 5th November, 1!j17, won for him a bar to his 
D.S.O. The following is the official memorandum of the 
award: — "Though wounded in the early part of the battle, 
he commanded and carried on with a section of the attack, 
until again wounded very severely in the chest and left lung, 
in the capture of the second line of Turkish trenches." 

From Mesopotamia ho proceeded with his Battalion to 
Palestine in January, 1918, and in May of that year was 
appointed Temporary Lieut. -Colonel to command the 2 /4th 
Battalion of the Devon Regiment. In August, 1918, he was 
appointed Commandant of the 21st Corps Reinforcement 
Training School in Palestine, and in September, J 918, was 
jjosted to command the l/4th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, 
taking part in General Sir E. Allenby's destruction of the 
Turkish Armies, September to October, 1918, and was again 
mentioned in despatches. He commanded the 1 .'4th Battalion 
Wiltshire. Regiment in Palestine, Egypt, and the Sudan until 
October, 1919, when the Battalion was demobilised, and he 
relinquished the Temporary Rank of Lieut. -Colonel and 
rejoined his own Battalion Seaforths at Fort-George as a 
Brevet-Major. 

In addition to the Queen's and King's South Africa 
Medals, with 7 clasps, he is in possession of the D.S.O. with 
Bar, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, King's Coronation 
Medal, 1914 Star with Bar, General Service Medal, and 
Victory Medal. BrevetMajor Macrae, who is a son of Mr 
Donald Macrae, Branalmie, Stornoway, is one of four brothers 
who have served in the Army, and his own two sons served 
in their father's regiment, one of them, the eldest, alas, being 
killed in France. 



LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Alexander Macdonald, R.F.A., 3 Stenish 
(died of wounds, 13th May, 1917). 







Brevet-Major JOHN X. MACK A E, D.S.O. 
1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. 



*Sergt. Malcolm Macdonald, Canadians, 3 
Stenish (died of wounds, 22nd Sept., 1916) 



The Ross Mountain Battery on Service. 



VEX stich a brief account of the doings of the Battery as 
rhis, must make some meiition of the war training period 
at Bedford. The training was rigorous in the extreme, 

and only the highest efficiency was tolerated. This was no 

more than we expected and wished, but 

in six months' time it was bound to pall 

and become a task very often trying and 

generally unpleasant, on account of the 

time of year. This was much more than 

compensated for by the very pleasant 

relations which were developed with the 

people of the town, and which extended 

as time went on. Not only did the 

intercourse with the townsfolk form a 

pleasant change from training, but it 

had an actual military value in that it 

welded together the many cliques within 

the Battery, and gave a painless death 

to the old inter-section rivalry which 

had in the meantime paid its way in 

providing an extra stimulus to training. 

We owe a great debt of gratitude to the 

good people of Bedford, and one would 

have much pleasure in dwelling on this 

most pleasant phase of the history of 

our Battery if space permitted. 

After many alternating waves of 

optimism and despair, according to 

whether tha rumour of the moment was 

that we were leaving on the umpteenth 

of next month "sure" or were for Home Defence for the 

duration, we finally left in the third week of March, 1915. 




Lieut. A. J. MACLHOD, K.G.A. 



We had a pretty fair idea of what our destination was. We 
had been transferred some weeks earlier from the Highland 
Territorial (51st) Division to the 29th Regular Division. We 
reached Alexandria in the early days of April. Here the 
Brigade, consisting of the Ross and 
Argyll Batteries with their respective. 
Ammunition Column sections, and Bri- 
gade Headquarters was taken over by 
Lieut. -Col. F. A. Wynter, D.S.O. We 
were again inspected by the Com- 
mander-in-Chief (Sir Ian Hamilton) 
and after a week or so in Chatty Camp 
embarked on the "Mercian" and joined 
the rest of the expedition in Mudros 
Bay, in the Island of Lemnos. Here 
for nearly a fortnight we practised 
slinging horses and guns from the ship 
to the horse-boats ; landed a section 
once and did some drill ashore ; and 
got lectures on the difficulties which 
were known to be ahead and some 
which were apprehended. The Divi- 
sional Commander's Address, of which 
every man got a copy, made it very 
clear that the landing was to be a very 
formidable undertaking, and that heavy 
casualties were expected. 

The expedition left Mudros on the 

evening of the 24th of April. The 

morning of the 25th broke hazy. Before 

dawn one could hear the rumbling of heavy guns to the 

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our own neighbourhood. To the right front we could see the 
entrance to the Straits. On the Asiatic side or these, the 
Russian "Askold" — the "Packet of Woodbines" — with 
apparently innumerable light guns, was noisily supporting the 
landing of a French detachment. To our front were the 
precipices of Cape Helles and Tekke Burna, with between 
them the small beach (W), known since as Lancashire Land- 
ing. The village and forts of Sedd-el-Bahr on the European 
side of the entrance, beneath which the "River Clyde" was 
run ashore, were being pounded by a couple of cruisers. 
Around us a good many battleships were shelling the 
trenches and wire entanglements between "W" beach and 
Kritkia. Heavier ships further out were hammering the 
landscape in a mor, 3 or iess general sort of way. The first 
boat load of casualties from "W" beach had just come along- 
side -,vhen the Right Section was ordered to get into the 
horse-boats We were towed in by a trawler, and landed 
withoiir casualty — a happy accident which can only be 
attributed to the local disorganisation amongst the enemy 
due to the heroic attacks delivered by the shattered remnants 
of the 1st Lanes. Fusiliers. 

Wo proceeded to the site of Helles Lighthouse and dug in. 
The drivers returned to the beach. The infantry were running 
out of ammunition and water. The drivers volunteered 
to supplv them, and during the whole period of our stay at 
Helles, this extremely hazardous duty they made their own : 
and often when parties of infantry were running short of 
ammunition in hot corners, they were no less pleased than 
astonished to see some ot these drivers leading their ponies at 
a canter across the open, loaded with the precious explosives. 
It was only to be expected that many of these should become 
victims both to the regular enemy and to the many snipers 
with whom the broken country swarmed at the beginning of 
the campaign. To the gunners the first night, although a bit 
of a nightmare, was only typical of many to follow. The 
infantry were so closely engaged all night that it was impos- 
sible to use the guns without endangering our own troops. A 
false message sent the Section back to the reserve trenches, but 
the error was discovered before dawn and the guns ant] 
ammunition were man-handled to the original position before 



daybreak. The following day we ran on to the crest in front 
and had some good shooting direct at retiring enemy infantry. 
That evening we were rushed into the Old Castle, an advanced 
post which had just been taken and which the enemy made 
two attempts to recapture during the night. The Section, 
firing point blank, helped largely to repel these attacks. The 
following day we joined the French Corps, which now took 
over the right of the line, and on the 28th the Section alone 
supported a French attack, the rest of the artillery being 
unable to reach the position. The following clay the Section 
was relieved by the Left, and the weary gunners got a day's 
sleep and a good feed — both badly needed. The following 
day we left French command. The same night the Left- 
Section, in an awkward position, got one of their guns 
destroyed. About this time the two Batteries were amal- 
gamated, as the Highland Mountain Battery casualties, which 
could not be replaced, made this essential. 

It is unnecessary to give an account of doings from day to 
clay. The Division had not much artillery. What there was 
ran short of ammunition. The nature of the ground made it 
impossible both for field and naval guns to reach many of the 
targets. There was no excuse for screw-guns not getting 
there even if we had to go up within a hundred yards of it. 
So it was that we got scattered, a gun here behind a trench 
parados, another enfilading the enemy .firing line a little 
distance away on higher ground ; another in the support 
trenches waiting for any enemy machine guns to show up ; 
away to the left on Gurkha Bluff another can look right into 
a large extent of enemy trendies. A little further back the 
rest together lie ready to support our own or to crush the 
enemy's attacks. But positions were occupied only as long as 
there was no urgent cry from another part. One had to be 
ready to move wherever the need was most. The amazing 
accuracy of these guns would have made them popular even 
if any others were there to do the job. Thei guns were 
unshielded, and so the gunners had to work with next to no 
cover. The absence of a buffer often rendered it necessary 
for the detachment to retrieve the gun after every round, a 
fact which was much appreciated by enemy sharpshooters. 
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51 



suffering grievously themselves. Some of the guns got worn 
out, and one had to be withdrawn. Disease — dysentery and 
enteric — began to spread. Many of the dead could not be 
buried, and the great heat brought plagues of flies. Fortun- 
ately when there was a breeze it generally blew towards the 
enemy, a fact which we could well appreciate whenever the 
evening whiff came our way. The most stringent sanitary 
measures alone could keep disease down, but in trying 
circumstances these were often overlooked. Reinforcements 
came who failed to realise the danger, and shortly the whole 
place was putrid with disease. 

The thoughts of people were less on personal well-being, 
however, than on the job in hand. Everybody was needed 
at the moment, and all jeopardised their chances of recovery 
and stack to their tasks. That the spirit was as strong as 
ever was shown at the most trying time of the summer by the 
magnificent feat of No. 4 detachment on the' 12th of July, 
when in the "Worcester" trenches, under a concentrated fire 
from many enemy guns, they refused to "chuck it" although 
all the other guns in their neighbourhood had. Their 
emplacement was smashed (no fewer than six shells burst in 
it), several of the crew were knocked out, but the remainder 
kept up an accurate fire on their own allotted portion of the 
enemy front line, a few hundred yards away, until it was taken 
by the infantry, and then went on to the rest of the programme 
that had been given to them. This by a few lads, commanded 
by a sergeant who was himself a schoolboy, all more or less 
suffering from painful disease. So it went on The rest 
might be at peace, but there was no peace for the people who 
had the ammunition and could get there. The guns had 
always to be carried, as the positions were impossible for 
ponies. Anvone who finds it difficult to realise the conditions 
can get something approaching them by trying to climb the 
side of o house with a sack of flour on his back whilst someone 
is pelting him with largo bricks. 

However, all good things come to an end, and those who 
were left at the end of July were much bucked at receiving 
from the Staff profuse expressions of regret at their impending 
departure from the command. The standing joke at Helles 
was that the 29th Division was going home ! The optimists 



thought thai this hoary chestnut was going to stand up for 
itself. Some hopes! Within a week, most of which was 
spent doing fatigues on the island of imbros, they were at 
Suvla Bay enacting again the scenes of the last week of April. 
They landed with reduced detachments, which within a couple 
of days were reduced by 50 per cent. In one action No. 2 
Gun's crew was reduced to one man, who continued to serve it 
alone, until two signallers came to his assistance. Our 
signaliers were always ready to turn a hand to anything. The 
arch humorist of Fianders, Ian Hay, has been rather unkind 
to the R.A. Signaller. Those fellows of ours were as versatile 
as they were daring, and their professional skill was only 
equalled by their acquisitive ability. 

The story of Suvla is well known. Raw troops and lack of 
discipline ; disease, and then the blizzard. Still there was no 
rest for the screw guns. From Chocolate Hill to Jefferson's 
Post, on the plain or on the ridges, they were at it if anybody 
was. The band got smaller and smaller. Occasionally 
wounded came back from Egypt, but it was very few of the 
old lot who were left to make the last oddments in the "Iron 
Duke's" cargo of soup kitchens, ambulances, bicycles, guns, 
and details of troops. It was with very mixed feelings, too. 
that one looked back at that rugged Peninsula, where so many 
of our gallant mates were resting their last. It felt so much 
like deserting them, for it was not easy to think of them but 
as we knew them, full of life and eager to be in the thick of it. 

Brought together again at Ismailia, where the Suez Canal 
enters the northernmost of the Bitter Lakes, we must have 
looked a weird assortment of human beings. Indeed, Sir 
Archibald Murray left us in no doubt as to that. Emaciated, 
haggard, weather beaten, attired in odds and ends of every 
possible variety of clothing, we might have been New 
Zealanders, Indians, or a native Labour Corps, as far a? 
appearances went. 

The anniversary of the Helles Landing saw the Battery 
heading for the desert on the march to Kantara. Few units 
could have clone that march. Between forty and fory-five 
miles were covered, in full marching order, over heavy sand, 
through marshes, between three in the afternoon and eight 
the next morning. A cup of tea and two hours halt from 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




Battery Non-Corn. Officers. 




Staff-Sergt -Farrier James Macfarquhar, 
22 Bayliead; mentioned in despatches. lb. 

Bombardier George Montgomery, 
Garrabost. 




Bombardier M. Morrison, Laxdale 
(wounded). 




Corpl. D. Macleod, 51 Bayhead 
(wounded). 




Corpl. A. M. Macleod, 
Francis Street. 






Bombardier Win. Mackenzie, 
24 Bayliead (wounded). 




Bombardier A. Mackenzie, 
53 Bayhead. 



B.Q.M.S. Wm. J. Campbell, 28 James 
Street (wounded). 



Bombardier D. Mackay, New Street. 



ROSS MOUNTAIN BATTERY. 



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two to four a.m. was all they had to refresh them. Another 
march to Rcmani followed, and from then on the Battery was 
continually on the move up and down the Corps front, which 
was indeed a weary land wherein was precious little water. 
The Canal was being threatened by a large Turkish army. 
Before the attack came, however, an urgent call came to go 
over into Macedonia and help the Mountain Batteries there, 
which were unable to maintain a working strength on account 
of the malarious nature of the country. We looked forward 
very little to leaving at the time when the attack fcr which we 
had prepared so much appeared imminent, especially to go to 
a theatre which we understood to be stagnant as regards 
fighting and infested with disease. Our chagrin was 
increased when just before we embarked at Alexandria news 
came of the Turkish attack and the brilliant British victory 
at Romani, which was the beginning of the drive which 
wrested Palestine from the Turks. Re-equipment at Salonica 
occupied a few weeks ; then a three days' march brought us to 
our sector of the front. At dawn following our arrival we 
got a "reception" from an enemy field battery, which a week 
or two later we had the pleasure of destroying in a direct duel. 
Our service with the Salonica Army continued until the 
Armistice. The work, if less sliowy than that on some of the 
other fronts, was certainly not less trying. Generally it was 
either lying in forward positions under the enemy's 
guns, where one had to lie close all day, with 
nothing to look forward to but the next attack of 



fever, or a few 4.2's from the ridge opposite in the 
evening, or climbing interminable mountains by the most 
execrable paths, to raids on enemy posts, with a company or 
two of infantry. Often many miles from supplies, exposed to 
all extremes of temperature and climatic conditions, pre- 
vented by a vagabond existence from preparing adequate 
shelter (for invariably it was another move as soon as the dug- 
out was finished), and all suffering from some form of malaria, 
we were yet bound together by a powerful Clan spirit which 
made the name of the Battery a bye-word in the Salonica 
Army for almost superhuman endurance and faultless 
behaviour in action. When "The Day" came, and the wall of 
the Belechitza Mountains was scaled and stormed and the 
Bulgar chased far into his own country, they were, as always, in 
the forefront, on one particular occasion even in front of the 
cavalry, and although the C.-in-C. has credited an English 
Yeomanry Regiment with the, honour of being the first 
British troops to enter Bulgaria, it is very doubtful if the 
honour does not belong to the R.M.B. Certainly they were 
the first artillery, as they were in Gallipoli and Sinai. Unfor- 
tunately jealousy in high circles again came between them 
and the honours they so richly earned ; but that is indeed a 
small point when weighed against the knowledge that every 
man has who has had any connection with the Battery, that 
every regiment that was ever associated with it, was avowedly 
proud of that Association. 

A. J. MACLEOD. 




H>*g 



■LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Gumier John Macdonald, R.M.B.j 4 Plantation 
Road (died of wounds, 2nd July, 1915 1 . 





Captain Norman Maciver R.M.B. 
34 l r raucis Street. 



•Gunner Murdo Macaulay, R.JM.B., 

2 Keith Street (died of wounds, 15th 

July, 1915). 



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From left to right — Gunner Donald Macleod (wounded), Duver A ngus Macdonald, Corpl. Colin S. 
Mackenzie, Sergt. Alex. Murray, Sergt. Norman Mackay (wounded,, Corpl. Angus Macmillau (wounded), 
•Bombardier A. A. Mackenzie (killed, 2nd May, 1915), Corpl. A. Thomson, Saddler J. M. Macgregor. 



THE BURGH OF STORNOWAY. 



Population last Census, 3980: (Males, 1759; Females, 2221). 



THE Burgh of Stornoway contributed in no small degree to 
the magnificent record of thei Island of Lewis as a whole, 
and we have had our full share of the sorrows as well as 
of the honours of war. Stornoway 
boys flocked to the colours lrom all 
quarters of the globe. In the land 
forces they fought on every front ; oa 
the sea, the old town was represented 
in every important battle and in 
many minor engagements aud ex- 
ploits. 

Quite a number of our men were 
mobilised with the 3rd Battalions of 
the Seaforths, Camerons. and Gor- 
dons, and were sent to Flanders in 
the vanguard of the Expeditionary 
Force. The first of them to fall was 
Neil Smith, Keith Street, on 13th 
October, 1914. Three days later 
Donald Stewart, Bells Road, was 
killed, and in quick succession came 
news of the death of Malcolm 
Crockett, Bayhead : Malcolm Mackay, 
Newton . and Donald Kennedy, Keith 
Street. Of the gallant band of our 
Militia boys who were with the "Old 
Contemptibles" but few, alas, escaped 
with their lives. All honour to the 
men who first met and ont-fnught the 
Hun when he was immensely superior 

in numbers and munitions ! Upwards of 70 town lads were 
mobilised with the Ross Mountain Battery, and interest in 




WILLIAM GRANT (' 
Editor, "I. oval Lewi; 



the attempt tc force the Dardanelles was immeasurably 
heightened for the community when it became known that the 
Battery was detailed for service in the land operations there. 
We were particularly proud of the 
fact that they were the only Terri- 
torial artillery unit selected to serve 
with the 29th Division in that 
desperate undertaking. How they 
took their baptism of fire with a 
gallantry unsurpassed by the seasoned 
troops with whom they co-operated, 
and how they played their part on the 
Peninsula, and in other theatres of 
the war, is described elsewhere in 
these pages by the graphic pen of 
Sergt. A. J. Macleod, of the Battery 
(afterwards Lieut., R.G.A.). 

In New Zealand. Australia, Africa, 
the Argentine, Chili, as well as in 
Canada, the call of the Mother 
Country met with a ready response 
from Stornoway men. The spirit 
that animated these dauntless 
fellows may be symbolised by the case 
of Donald Macrae, New Street, who 
formed one of a little band of seven 
who travelled from Fort Nelson a 
thousand miles to Winnipeg in order 
to enlist. Two hundred and fifty 
miles of it was done on foot through 
swamps. They had rivers to cross and had to hire Indians to 
ferry them in their canoes. Often their clothes were frozen 



Stornoway Gazette 
; Roll of Honour.'' 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




Nurse Allena Morison, 76 Keith St., 
Matron, Naval Base Hospital, Inverness. 





*Lieut. George M. Macleod Gordons, 
Cobden House (killed, 7th April, 1917). 




^Donald Kennedy Camerons, Macivei's Bldgs 
(killed, December 1914). 




Nurse Maiy Maclean, Queen Alexandra Imperial 
Nursing Service, Cairo. 




Bgde. -Trumpeter R. J. Sime, R.G.A., 
21 Lewis St. (Mons Star) 



Louis Miller, Black Watch, Bells Road ; 
prisoner in Germany. 



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57 



on them, and they had to stop to light a fire to thaw them- 
selves. The officea- who enrolled them at Winnipeg said he 
heard of their coming from Nelson, and wanted to get the 
bunch, as, said he, any man who came over the Nelson trail 
can come through anything. Unfortunately, like many 

another Lewis Colonial, Macrae found a hero's grave in 

France, where he died of wounds in July, 1916. 

Altogether 116 Stornoway men gave their lives in the war, 
representing over 16 per cent, of the number serving. No 
less than 12 families suffered double losses, namely, that of 
the late Mr John Macfarlane, Inspector of Poor; Mr James 
Mair, fishcurer ; Mr Donald Macleod, 38 Point Street; Mr 
Murdo Stewart, Bells Road; Mrs Mackinnon, 8 Newton 
Street; the late Mr Alexander Stewart, cooper, Scotland 

Street . Mr Neil Murray, tailor, Church Street ; the late 
Captain Macdonald, 37 Keith Street: Mr Alexander Smith, 
2 Maciver's Buildings; the late Mr Donald Macleod, 
contractor, Keith Street; Mr Angus Murray, 6 Maciver's 
Buildings: and Mr George Macdonald, 52 Bavhead Street, 
who was himself on service, along with his six sons and two 
sons-indaw. One family, that of the late Mr Robert 
Nicokcn, Plantation Road, lost three sons. 

The list of war honours shows that Stornoway men and 

women distinguished themselves ashore and afloat. Sister M. 
B. Martin, Cromwell Street, and Sister Annie Buchanan, 
Marybank, were awarded the Royal Red Cross decoration. 
Sergt. Hector Mackenzie, Bells Road, won the D.C.M. with 
bar, and also received the Order of St Stanislaus from the 



Russian Government. The Croix de Guerre was awarded to 
Major Alfred L. Robertson, O.B.E., R. A.M. C, and Major 
J. N. Anderson, R.F.A. Captain Charles P. Anderson, 
R.F.A., won the Military Cross, as did also Lieut. Kenneth 
Maciver, R.F.A. , and Lieut. Murdo Maclean, R.F.A. 
Captain Lawrence W. Bain, R.A.M.C, and his brother, 
Lieut. Angus A. Bain, were both awarded the Military Cross. 
Quite a number received the Military Medal. Sergt. Donald 
Macfarquhar, South African Expeditionary Force, was twice 
mentioned in despatches, and received the Belgian Medal 
Militaire. James Sutherland, 63 Bayhead, was awarded the 
Croix de Chevalier Legion of Honour, for his services as 
special guide to the Lake Nyassa Field Force. Lieut. Alex. 
M. Murray, R.E., received the Order of St Stanislaus for his 
services with the White Sea expedition. Of the sea awards 
the most notable was the Distinguished Service Cross awarded 
to Lieut. Alexander J. Mackenzie, R.N.V.R., commanding 
officer of the "Marguerite," O. 154, for a successful fight with 
enemy submarines. 

The iists for Stornoway which follow will be found arranged 
on the following plan : — Newton, James Street, South Beach, 
North Beach (including Point Street and the small cross 
streets), Cromwell Street, Bayhead; streets running East and 
West (commencing with Scotland Street), streets running 
North and South (commencing with Kenneth Street), ending 
with Matheson Road and the Castle Policies. 

WILLIAM GRANT. 






r LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR 




*Johii Macfsrlane, Seat'orths, 27 Kenneth St. 
(killed 20th Oct., 1916'. 




*James I). Macrae, Canadians, 78 Keith 
Street (died 23rd November. 1917). 




Sister M. B. Martin, Cromwell Street 
awarded Royal Red Cioss 




Nurse Kate Macgregor, Caiiudhu, 29 Gen. 
Hospital, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. 




*Samuel Mackenzie, Wireless Operator, 
Garden Rd. (died 1st July, 1918) 




♦John A. Macrae, 26 Lewis St., Scottish 
Horse (died of wounds). 






THE BURGH OF STORNOWAY. 



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15 
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Newton Street. 

POrE — WILLIAM. Engineer, Mercantile Marine; torpedoed. 

FINLAYSON— DONALD, Corpl.-Piper, R.M.B. 

MACLEAN— DONALD, Bombardier, R.M.B. ; wounded. GEORGE. 
R.M.B. (Sons of Mr Donald W. Maclean). 

MACSWEEN — *ALLAN, Signalman, R.N.; drowned in "Invinc- 
ible" at Jutland, 31st May, 1916. 

MACARTHUR— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACLEAN— JOHN M., R.N. 

MACLEOD— ARCHIE, Lance-Corpl., Royal Scots Fusiliers 

MACLEAN— ^'WILLIAM, Engineer, Mercantile Marine; killed by 
torpedoing of "Comrie Castle," 14th March, 1918; aged 30; he 
was on duty at the time in the engine room, and with several of 
the ship's firemen v. as killed by the concussion. *DONAI.D 
LACHLAN, Camerons ; killed in action in France, 10th Septem- 
ber, 1915 ; aged 27. KENNETH, Wireless Operator. JOHN, 
Cameron Highlanders and Army Pay Corps. ARTHUR, Gnr., 
R.M.B. (Sons of late Mr Donald Maclean and of Mrs Mac- 
kinnon, 8 Newton Street). 

MUNRO— ANGUS, l/7tli Royal Highlanders. *JOHN, 10th Royal 
Highlanders: k.lled in action, April, 1918. WILLIAM, Cana- 
dian Field Artillery. (Sons of Mr Angus Munro). 

MACDERMID — ALLAN J., Gordons; twice wounded. 

MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, R.M.B. 

MACLEOD ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) 

MATHESON— KENNETH, R.N.R. (T.) 

PATERSON— JAMES, R.N.R. (T). 

MACAULAY— JOHN, Seaforths. 

MACLEOD DONALD, Seaforths. 

MACAULAY— *FRANCIS, R.S. Fusiliers; killed in action 21st 
August, 1918; aged 19. (Son of late Mr Francis Macaulay, 
Newton House, and Mrs Macaulay,, 76 Shaw Street, Govan). 

MACKENZIE— MURDO. 1st Class P.O., R.N. 



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MACIVER— JOHN, Seaforths. 

MACLEOD— KENNETH, 1st Class P.O.,. R.N. 

MACIVER— MARY. Writer, W.R.N.S. RODERICK, Gordons; 
prisoner in Germany. (Daughter and Son of Mr William Mac- 
ivei). 

MACKAY— AULAY, Seaforths 

MURRAY— *DONALD WILLIAM; killed in action 26th October, 
1917, (Son of the late Mr Donald Murray, Newton, and of 
Mrs Murray, 96 Viewforth, Edinburgh). 

MACMILLAN— ANGUS, Sergeant, R.M.B.: wounded 12th July, 
1915. 

MACAULAY— *GEORGE, Camerons; killed in action 16th July, 
1916- (Only Son of Mrs Macaulay). 

MACDONALD— *KENNETH, R.M.B.; severely wounded 25th 
May, and died 28th May, 1915; aged 22 (Son of Mr Alex- 

ander Macdonald). 

MACDONALD— COLIN, R.N.R. (T.) 

MACDONALD— CHRISSIE, Women's Legion. 

MACGREGOR— *AI.EX., Camerons; killed 9th May, 1915 

MACLEAN— KENNETH, Gordons. (Son of Mr Roderick Mac- 
lean). 

MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, Labour Corps. 

MURRAY— ALLAN J., E.R.A., C.P.O., R.N. 

MURRAY— *ARCHIE, Black Watch; killed in action 23rd April, 
1917; aged 28- (Son of Mr John Murray, 104 Kilbowie Road, 
Clydebank, and nephew of above). 

CAMERON — ALEXANDER, Sergeant, Royal Marines; survivor 
from "Majestic." COLIN J., R.F.A. (Father and Son). 

MATHESON— NORMAN, Warrant Officer, R.N. ; awarded Distin- 
guished Service Cross. 
MACNEILL— MURDO, 1st Scottish Rifles. 

MACINTYRE— *PETER, R.N.D. ; killed in action, 1918. (Son 

of Mrs John Murray). 
MURRAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Thomas Murray. Canadians 

Maciver's Buildings 

(killed 29th April, 1915). 





Lieut. ALEXANDER J. MACKENZIE, R.N.V.R. 
Eernlea ; awarded D.S.O. 




John M. Maclean, Caberfeidh Buildings^ 
1st Class P.O., H.M.S. "Arethusa" ;' 
wounded. 




*George Maeaulay Camerons, 21 Newton 
(killed 16th July, 1916). 



♦Allan Macsween, R N., 2 Newton; drowned 
at Jutland, 31st July, 1910- 



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32 CALDER— HECTOR, Canadian Engineers. MALCOLM, Cana- 
dians. (Sons of Mr Hector Calder). 

SMITH— COLIN Lance-Corpl., Royal Scots; prisoner in Germany 
from 25th April, 1918. DONALD and JAMES. (Sons of Mr 
Murdo Smith, now of Leith). 
37 BUCHANAN— DONALD, R.N.R. 

NICOLSON— KENNETH, R.F.A. RODERICK M., Sergt., R.G.A. 
(Sons of the late Mr Kenneth Nicolson). 

PARKER— JOHN T., Yorkshire Regiment. 

MACKAY— *MALCOLM, Gordons; killed in action in Flanders. 
25th October, 1914, aged 20 years. (Son of Mrs Catherine 
Mackay or Maciverj 

MACKENZIE— FINL AY, R.N.R. , H.M.S. "Kent." MURDO, 
R.E. *D17NCAN, A.B., Drake Battalion, R.N.D. ; died of 
wounds at General Hospital, Boulogne, 22nd November, 1916- 
A.LEXANDER J., H.M.S. "Columbella." (Sons of Mr Murdo 
Mackenzie, now of Govan). 

41 SUTHERLAND— JOHN, Staff-Sergt., R.A.S.C *ROSE A., Bomb. 

R.F.A. , killed in action, 4th November, 1916 ; aged 25. 

42 MACKAY JOHN, R M.B. 

MACGREGOR— ALEX.. Camerons. 

Seaview Terrace. 

12 STEVEN— THOMAS M., Black Watch. (Son of Mr Robt. Steven). 



Shell Street. 



1 MACIVER— KENNETH, R.N.R. (T.) 

2 MA1R— *HUGH H., Australian Field Artillery; killed in France 

9th May, 1917, aged 25. After outbreak of war he joined Aus- 
tralian Bridging Train; formed one of crew of first boat to land 
at Suvla Bay, and was in one of last boats to leave the shore 
on the evacuation of Gallipoli. *JOSEPH J., Australians; died 
at Melbourne, 28th February, 1919; aged 32 years. (Sons of 
Mr James Mair. Fishcurer). 

4 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER D., R.E. (Son of the late Mr 

Donald Macdonald). 

MACDONALD— DONALD, Canadians. ANGUS M., Canadians. 
(Sons of the late Mr James Macdonald and nephews of above). 

5 MACMILLAN— RONALD, Seaforths. 

ANDERSON— JAMES, R.N.R. and Seaforths; twice saved from 
torpedoed ship. ANGUS, Seaforths. 



Kipper Road, 



18 MACLEAN — ANGUS, Lance-Corpl., Seaforths; discharged on 
account of wounds received at the battle of the Aisne, 14th 
September, 1914- 

51 BEATON— KENNETH, R.N.R. (T). 

57 LOGAN JOHN, R.E. 

67 MACRITCHIE— *JOHN, 2oth Canadians; killed in France, June, 
1915, aged 40- He saw active service in India, in the Sudan, 
and in South Africa, for which he held 3 medals with 9 bars. 
(Son of Mrs Macritchie). 

79 MACIVER KENNETH, R.N.R. 

FINLAYSON— DONALD, R.N.R. 

87 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T). 
MACLEOD— D., Canadians. 

MACASK1LL— JAMES N., Canadians. NEIL, Black Watch. 
JOHN N., 1st Air Mechanic, R.A.F. Also DONALD (see 15 
Church Street). (Sons of Mr Neil Macaskill, shoemaker). 

89 MACLEAN—JOHN M., 1st Class P.O., R.N. ; was wounded on 
H.M.S. "Arethusa," decorated and promoted for services at the 
Heligoland Bight. 
BEATON— DUGALD, Lance-Corpl., Camerons. 

Bell's Road. 

MILLER— WILLIAM, 2 A /Mechanic, R.A.F. LOUIS, Lewis Gun 
Team, Black Watch ; taken prisoner, 30th September, 1918. 
(Sons of Mr William Miller, Gas Manager.) 
2 MORRISON— NEIL, R.G.A. 

MACLEAN— GEORGE, R.N.R. 

MACLEAN— DONALD, R.N.R. (T.) 
6 MACDONALD— DUNCAN, Lance-Corpl., 6th Seaforths 

MACKAY— DONALD, R.N.R. (T.) 

MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, Scottish Rifles. 
10 STEWART— NEIL, R.N.R. *DONALD, 2nd Seaforths; killed in 
action in France, 26th October, 1914; aged 25 years. Had 
served five years with 2nd Seaforths in India and was called up 
as reservist at outbreak of war. *JAMES, Canadians ; killed 
26th September. 1917- HECTOR MACKENZIE, Sergt., Sea- 
forths; three times wounded. Awarded D.C.M. in Mesopotamia 
"for conspicuous gallantry during operations in going out twice 
under heavy lifle fire and machine gun fire, and carrying in two 
wounded men ; on the second occasion carrying a wounded officer 
400 yards over open ground." Also awarded the Order of St 



'LOYAL LEWIS" EOLL OF HONOUE. 




*Alex. Mucsrreeor, Camerons, 23 Newton 
(killed 9th May, 1915 • 





Cnpt. Charles P. Anderson, R.F.A., Lewi 
St.; awarded M.C. 





"Kenneth N. Macdonald, Canadians, Plantation 
Koad 'killed 14th March. 1915 




Roderick Stephen, County of London Regt. 
James St. ; wounded four times. 



Major John N. Anderson, Lewis Street; 
awarded Croix de Guerre. 



ieut. George Stephen, R X.V.R., 
Tames Street. 



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Stanislaus by the Russian Government for distinguished services 
rendered duiing the course of the campaign in France by the 
Indian Expeditionary Force Subsequently awarded a bar to 
his D.C.M. ""for most conspicuous gallantry and coolness during 
operations under terrific rifle, machine gun, and shell fire in 
sallying his men. After all the officers of his Battalion were 
either killed or wounded he took charge and held on to a danger- 
ous position from 2 P m . until he withdrew at 6 p.m. Wears 
the Mons Star. FINI.AY MACKENZIE, Seaforths.. MALCOLM 
MACKENZIE, R.N. (Three Sons and three Stepsons of Mr 
Murdo Stewart) 

James Street. 

10 CAMPBELL— ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, Canadians; wounded. GEORGE, Seaforths; 
twice wounded. JOHN. Camerons ; went to France in October, 
1914 '■ three times wounded and was a prisoner in Germany for 
seven months. (Sons of Mr John Macleod). 

12 MACLEAN— JOSEPH B, Lieut., Camerons; came from Canada to 
enlist in Camerons. 

MACAULAY *ROBERT, Cpl., Camerons; killed 31st July.. 1917- 

Aged 39 years. (Son of late Mr Donald Macaulay, master 
mariner i. 

MORRISON DUGALD, H.L.I.. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 

Alexander Morrison 1 . 

18 STEPHEN— GEORGE, Lieut., R.N.Y.R. RODERICK, 16th Bat- 
talion County of London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles) ; 
four times wounded. (Sons of the late Mr George Stephen and 
of Mrs Stephen, Ilford, Essex). 
MACKENZIE— DONALD G., M.M.R. 

26 MACKENZIE— ANGUS, Canad-ans. RODERICK JOHN, Ceylon 
Defence Force. •JOHN, 17th H.L.I. (Glasgow Chamber of 
Commerce Batt.j ; killed in France, 1st July, 1916- Aged 25. 
Joined up shortly after the outbreak of war. Served his ap- 
prenticeship in the local branch of the Bank of Scotland, quali- 
fied as a member of the Bankers' Institute, taking second place 
for Scotland. Met a soldier's death while gallantly rushing the 
enemy's third line of trenches. EBENEZER, Lieutenant, Sea- 
forths; wounded. He joined the A.S.C. and had been promoted 
to the rank of Brigade Sergt. -Major when he got his commission. 
(Sons of Mr Angus Mackenzie, flesher). 
CAMPBELL— WILLIAM JOHN, B.Q.M.S., Ross Mountain Battery; 
served with the Battery in Gallipoli, Egypt, and Salonica ; 
wounded in the Vardar Valley, 19th September, 1918, during 
the last big operation against the Bulgars before the Armistice. 
•Nephew of the late Mr Wm. John Mackenzie, contractor). 



30 MACKENZIE— IAN, Captain, R.A.M.C. ; served in Mesopotamia. 
WILLIAM D., Sergt., Trench Mortar Battery, 51st Division, 
Gassed- (Sons of ex-Provost John Mackenzie). 



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South Beach Street, 



MITCHELL— ANDREW, 1st Class P.O., Royal Navy. 
MACDONALD— HUGH, 10th Black Watch. 

MATHESON— JOHN, Caledonian Hotel, 1st Air Mechanic, R.A.F. 
MACDONALD— HUGH, R.F.A. ; served in Mesopotamia, India, 

Egypt and France. JOHN GEORGE, H.L.I. ; wounded. (Sons 

of Mr Angus Macdonald). 

MACLEOD— *WILLIAM P., Corpl., Seaforths; killed in action in 
Mesopotamia, 5th Nov., 1917- (Son of late Mr Murdo 3Iacleod, 
banker, and of Mrs Macleod, Edinburgh). 

MACAULAY— DUNCAN, 13th Canadian Field Ambulance. 

MACRAE *PETER MACKAY, Lieutenant, 7th Northampton 

Regiment, killed in action in France, 24 tn December, 1917- 
Was wounded in 1915 while a Sergeant in the Border 
Regiment!. ALEXANDER, Quartermaster-Sergt., Canadians; 
wounded. DUNCAN D., Lieut., 2nd Rifle Erigade ; wounded in 
1915 while a Sergeant in the Border Regiment. JOHN D., 
Lieut., Seaforths; awarded M.M., December, 1917- (Sons of 
the late Mr Farquhar Macrae and Mrs Macpherson, Lewis Coffee 
House) . 

ORROCK— COLIN, Cam House, R.F.A (Sou of Mr Charles 
Orrock, Estate Chamberlain). 

MACDONALD— FINL AY, Seaforths. 

MONTGOMERY JOHN, Sergeant. R.A.M.C. 

MURRAY— ALEXANDER, Sergeant, R.M.B. 
poli. 

MACDONALD DONALD, R.N.R. 

MACDONALD— GEORGE, Canadians. 

MACDONALD— JAMES, R. A.S.C. 

MACLEOD— KENNETH, Slip House, K.R.R.C. 

DODDS— DUNCAN, Beach House, Corpl. R.E. 
40 MACLEOD— JOHN, Seaforths 
4,r~ MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 
42 MACKENZIE— ANGUS, R.E. 

MACKENZIE— JOHN, Master Mariner, Mercantile Marine. 

MAC1VER— COLIN, Beach House, R.E. 



.ounded at Galli- 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Murdo Maelennan, Seaforths, 
15 Plantation Road 
(died of wounds 26th Sept., 1915) 




*Corpl. Alex. Macleod, Camerons, 

Castle Street 

(killed 9th May, 1915). 



11 i" 1 ! 1 " 1 . 



1 '" ^^i*ww 





*l>onnld Macarthur, Royal Scots. 

Plantation Road, 

i killed 27th September, 1915). 




*Major NORMAN G. M. MACLEOD, M.C. 

90th Winnipeg Rifles. 

(Killed at the Somme, 26th Sept., 1916). 



♦Malcolm Macleod Canadians, 

84 Keith Street 

(killed 24th April, 1915). 



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Quay Street. 



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15 



MACLEOD— NEIL, Ship's Carpenter, R.N. RODERICK D.. 

R.N.R. 'Sons of the late Mr John Macleod). 
MACLEOD— ANDREW, R.N. 

Castle Street. 

MACKENZIE— * ALEXANDER, Corpl., Camerons ; killed in action 
in France, 9th May. 1915- (Son of Mr John Mackenzie). 

MACKENZIE— MURDO, Canadians. DONALD, Seaforths. (Sons 
of Widow Mary Mackenzie). 

MACLEOD— JOHN , Labour Corps. 

BUCHANAN— -JOHN, R.A.S.C. 

MACKINNON— NORMAN, R.S. Fusiliers. 



Bank Street. 



MACKENZIE— HUGH, Corpl., Seaforths. 
3Iackenzie, Commission Agent). 



(Son of Mr Alexander 



4 MURRAY— MURDO, 

Murray) 
7 MACKAY— WILLIAM, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, RE. 
fyS* MACRAE— *JOHN, Canadians; killed 



Point Street. 

.M.B.; wounded. (Son of Mr Kenneth 



of Mr 



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18 
19 



20 



action. (Son 
Murdo Macrae) 

MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, R.A.S.C. 

MACLEAN— ALEXANDER, R.A.M.C. 

CAMPBELL— FINLAY, R.N.R. DONALD, R.M.B. 

MACAULAY— MALCOLM, 1st Gordons. 

MACLEOD— D., 8th Seaforths 

MACLEAN— DONALD A., R.M.B 

SMITH— ANGUS, 1st Class P.O., Royal Navy. 

MACDONALD— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

MACIVER— JOHN, R.F.A. * 

FERGUSON — MURDO, Able Seaman, Mercantile Marine; was tor- 
pedoed in October, 1916, while serving on the "Lord Sefton," 
and in July, 1916, while serving on the "Ben Lomond." 
RODERICK, Seaforths. 



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MACRAE— *JOHN, Camerons; killed in action at Hill 60, 23rd 
April, 1915. Aged 19. IAN, Gordons. (Sons of the late Mr 
John Macrae). 

MORRISON— ANGUS, Seaforths. 

MACKAY— MALCOLM, R.E. 

MACKENZIE— MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T). 

MACLEOD JOHN, R.N.R. ANGUS, Black Watch. (Father and 

Son) 

MACDONALD- —JOHN, R.E. DUNCAN N., A. and S. High- 

landers. 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, Gordons. PETER, R.M.B. 

MACLEOD— * ALEXANDER DAN, Corpl., 2nd Seaforths; killed in 
action at St Julien, 25th April, 1915. Aged 22 years. Was 7 
years with Colours and was a noted athlete and crack shot. Was 
mentioned for "conspicuous bravery in the field." *ALEX- 

ANDER, Lance-Corpl., 8th Seaforths; killed in action at Loos, 
2bth September, 1915. Aged 21 years. (Sons of Mr Donald 
Macleod). 

MURRAY— GEORGE, R.E- RANALD M., Lce.-Corpl., R.A.M.C. 
LEWIS, Corpl., l/4th Seaforths. (Sons of the late Mr Lewis 
Murray) . 

KENNEDY— ALEXANDER DAN, Royal Highlanders. MURDO. 
Sergt., Ross Mountain Battery; twice wounded at Gallipoli. 

North Beach. 

MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. *JOHN A., R.M B. ; killed in 
action. (Sons of Mr George Macleod, baker). 

MACASK1LL— MURDO, Signalman, R.N.V.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— NORMAN, Drummer, 1st Seaforths 

AFRIN— DONALD, Sergt., R.M.B. 

ROBERTSON— ALFRED L., O.B.E., National Bank House, Major, 
R.A.M.C; made officer of the Military Division of the Order of 
the British Empire for valuable services rendered in connection 
with the military operations in France. Was several times 
mentioned in despatches and awarded Croix de Guerre (with 
palm leaf) by the French Government. The following is the 
memorandum in connection with the award put on record b}' 
General des Vallieres, head of the French Military Mission to 
the British Army on the Western Front : — "While engaged on 
vhe night of 12th April, 1917, in attending wounded men at 
Monchy-le-Preux he discovered in an underground cellar two 
women in a state of complete exhaustion. He had them fed 
and provisions given them, and he himself returned on the 
night of the 13th, exposed to an intense artillery fire, to rescue 

E 



'LOYAL LEWIS' ROLL OF HONOUR. 




^Malcolm Crockett, Gordons, 9 Bayhead 
(killed 14th Oct., 1914). 




<m-m 



raMr\ 




*Neil Smith, Seatorths, Maciver's Bldgs. 
(killed 13th Oct., 1917). 





"■Donald Stewart, Seaforths, Bells Koad 
(killed 16th Oct., 1914 '. 




*Neil Macqueen, R.N., Stag Road 
(drowned December, 1917). 



"Jehu Conning, Canadians, 17 Keith St. 
(died of wounds, 18 Nov.. 1917). 



*Mllrdo Montgomery, Royal Scots. 21 Bavhead 
Street (killed 3rd May, J 917'. 



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the women (one of whom was 80 years of age and the other 



24 
26 
28 



them removed and conveyed to 
Ossian Robertson, V.D.. National 



(T). 



paralytic) in order tc have 
.-\iras." (Son of Lieut. -Col 
Bank House). 

MACLEOD— MURDO, M.M.R. 

MACKENZIE— MLTRDO, R.X.R 

MACAULAY— NORMAN, Seaforths. RONALD, R.N.R. DON- 
ALD, Q.M.S., 10th Howitzer Brigade, R.G.A. THOMAS B., 
Sub-Lieut., R.X.D. ; awarded D.C.M. "for conspicuous gallantry 
in action. After killing three and wounding one of the enemy, 
he captured a hostile machine gun, which lie brought back to 
our front line. He set a fine example of courage and initiative 
throughout." iSons of Mr Donald Macaulay, merchant). 



Cromwell Street. 



7 CRICHTON— DONALD, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD—DUNCAN, R.G.A. 
MACLEOD— WILLIAM, Mate, R.N.R. (T.| 

10 MACLEOD— GEORGE, Canadians; severely wounded and dis- 
charged. .ALEX., Canadian rioneers ; twice wounded. (Sons 
of Mr Colin Macleod). 
21a MACLEOD— D. W., R.E. 
21 MACLEOD— ANGUS, 1st Class P.O., R.N. 
21 MACDONALD— WILLIAM. Australians. 

MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Malcolm Macleod). 

Matheson Court. 

5 MACLEOD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned off American Coast, 

June. 1916- Aged 42 
9 MACDONALD— DONALD, Cauadians. 

MACLEOD DONALD, Gordons. (Sou of Mr David Macleod). 

^9 WH1TAKER— FREDERICK, C.P.O., R.N. 
Murray's Court. 

2 CAMPBELL— DOXAI D, R.N.R. 
SMITH— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— *PETER JOHN, killed in action. DOXALD, 

Canadians. Sons of Mrs Christina Macleod). 

63 MACLEOD— TOHX E., Captain. R.A.M.C. ; served in Mesopotamia. 
*GEORGE M., Lieut.. Gordons; went to France with 4th (T.) 
Battalion Cameron Highlanders and was severely wounded at 
Festubert. Received commission in Gordon Highlanders ; killed 
in action 7th April, 1917. (Sons of the late Mr John Macleod). 



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29 

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BEXXET — ROLAND A., Lauce-Corpi., Camerons; severely 

wounded September, 1916. 
MACLEOD— KENXETH, Seaforths; wounded three times. (Son 

of the late Mr Roderick Macleod). 
STEWART— *DONALD, Sergt., Argyll M.B. ; killed at Suvla Bay, 

November 1915. (Grandson of late Mr Donald Stewart). 

MARTIN— MARY B., Sister, Queen Alexanara-s Imperial Military 
Nursing Reserve. Mentioned in General Milne's despatch from 
Salonica, dated 25th April, 1917. "for distinguished services 
during the last six months." Afterwards awarded the Royal 
Red Cross Decoration (2nd Class). 

STEWART— GEORGE, R.A Ordnance Corps. 



Bayhead Street. 



MACDONALD— NEIL, Camerons; wounded. ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) 
MORISON— JOHN, Master, Harbour Fleet Auxiliary. MAY, 

Chief Section Leader, W.R.N.S. ELLA, Xurse, Q.A.I. M.N. S. 

(Son and Daughters of the late Mr J. M. Morrison). 
MACLEOD— JOHX, Engineer, Mercantile Marine. (Son of Mrs 

John Macleod). 

CROCKETT *MALC0i.M, 1st Gordons; killed 24th Oct., 1914. 

Aged 20. Was at the front for only three weeks before he was 
killed. WILLIAM, Black Watch. JAMES, Skipper, R.N.R. 
(Sous of Mr James Crockett). 

MATHESON— NORMAN, R.A.S.C. 

DETJTIS— JEROME, Gordons. 

MACRAE— RODERICK, R.F.A. HECTOR, R.E. (Sons of Mr 
John Macrae). 

MAC1VER— DONALD, Seaforths. IAX KEITH, M.G.C. (Motor-, ; 
came home from Malay Peninsula at his own expense to enlist. 
(Sons of cx-Bailie Donald Maciver). 

MACKAY— DONALD, C.P.O., R. Navy. 

MACFARQUHAR— JOHX, Coy. -Sergt. -Major, Canadians; twice 
wounded. DOXALD. Sergt.. South African E.F. ; twice men- 
tioned in despatches ; awarded Belgian Medal MiKtaire. JAMES, 
Staff -Sergt. Farrier. R.M.B.; mentioned in despatches. (Sons 
of the late Mr Donald Macfarquhar). 

MACKEXZIE— WILLIAM, Corpl., R.M.B. ; wounded in Gallipoli. 

MACDONALD — HECTOR, R.M.B. DONALD J., Sgt., Seaforths: 

gassed. DENNIS, R.N.R.(T.). (Sons of Mr Aulay Macdonald.. 

KERR— MALCOLM, Seaforths. JOHX. (Sons of Mr Malcolm 
Kerr) 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




Surgeon-Lieut. Malcolm B. Macleod, R.N. 
Keith Street. 





*Dtincan Macleod, Canadians, Lewis St. 
(killed 2nd July, 1917 1 




*Staff-Major D. Macneill, Royal Fusiliers, 
31 Lewis Street 




*Angus Macneill, Seaforths, 2 Keith St. 
(killed 25th Oct., 1918>. 



^Duncan Mackenzie, R.N.D., 37 Newton 
(died 22nd Nov., 1916*. 



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30 MACIVER — NORMAN, Royal Scots; prisoner in Germany since 

25th April, 1918- NEIL, Canadians. (Sons of Mr Norman 
Maciver) . 

31 MONGOMERY— *MURDO, 11th Royal Scots; killed in action in 

Fiance, 3rd May, 1917, aged 22 years. (Son of Mrs Mont- 
gomery). 

35 MACLEOD— NORMAN, Gordons. *MALCOLM, Scottish Rifles; 

wounded in action 23rd Jan., 1917, and died at Casualty Clear- 
ing Station nest day, aged 19 ; keen to serve ill the war, he 
joined up in Glasgow, and got himself drafted for foreign 
service after only three months' training; after a fortnight at 
the Base he was sent into the firing line, and on his second day 
in the tienches was mortally wounded. (Sons of Mr William 
Macleod, merchant). 

36 MACLEOD— *DONALD, L.-Corpl., Seaforths ; killed in action 14th 

April, 1917, aged 20; had been ranching in Argentine, and come 
home at his own expense to enlist. (Son of Mr "|ohn Macleod). 

38 MACLEOD DONALD, Gordons. (Son of the late Mr Donald 

Macleod). 

Mackenzie Street. 

1 MACDONALD— PETER, 2 /4th London Regiment. KENNETH, 
R.M.B. WILLIAM, Labour Battalion. (Sons of the late 
Mr John Macdonald) 

4 GUNN MURDO, RN.R. 

6 MORRISON— RODERICK, R.N.R.(T.). 

6 MACPHAIL— *MURDO, 10 /11th K.L.I. ; killed in action in 
France, 9th April, 1918, aged 19 years. (Son of Mr Neil 
Macphail) . 
8 MORRISON KENNETH, Seaforths. 

45 CRAIG— SUSAN, W.R.A.F. (Daughter of Mr Allan Craig). 

46 MORRISON— *GEORGE, Canadians; killed in action by a sniper's 

bullet, 31st Aug., 1916. (Son of Mr John Morrison). JOHN 

S1LKSTONE, E.R.A., R.N.R. (Son-in-law of Mr John 

Morrison) . 
48 MACDONALD EWEN, R.E. ANGUS, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 

John Macdonald). 
50 MACLEOD— COLIN, R.H.A. 
50 MACLEOD— DONALD, Seaforths. 

50 MACLENNAN— JOHN, R.N.R. 

51 ROSS — *ANGUS, Canadians ; died of shrapnel wounds received in 

action 12th April, 1917; aged 27; joined up voluntarity at the 
commencement of war, and served almost continuously in France 
and Italy. JOHN A., R.N.R. (T.). ROBERT, Gordon High- 
landers. (Sons of Mr Alexander Ross). 



51 MACLEOD— DONALD, Scottish Rifles ; served in France as Lance- 
Corpl., and was gassed and wounded; thereafter was transferred 
to India, where he has been promoted to Warrant rank. (Son 
of Widow Macleod!. 

51 MACLEOD— DONALD, Corpl., R.M.B. ; very seriously wounded. 

52 MATHESON— RODERICK, R.A.S.C. (Sou of the late Mr Murdo 

Matheson) 

52 MACDONALD— GEORGE, Canadians. ALEX. D., R.A.S.C. 

JOHN, Canadians. RODERICK, Royal Scots Fusiliers. 
DONALD, Canadians. *GEORGE, 1st Royal Fusiliers; killed 
at La Bassee, 26th Feb,, 1915, aged 20- *WILLIAM, 1st 
K.O.S.B. (attached H.L.I.) ; killed in action 4th July, 1916, 
aged 23 ; came to France from India ; afterwards served in 
Gallipoli and Egypt before returning to France. (Father and 
six sons). 

53 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R.; saved from "Iolaire." 

53 MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, Bombardier, R.M.B. DONALD J., 
R.G.A. JAMES, Engineer Lieut., U.S. Navy. KENNETH, 
it.E. ; gassed. (Sons of Mr Donald Mackenzie). 

61 CRAIG— FRANK W., Master Gunner, R.G.A. JOHN F., Sergt., 
R.G.A. ; awarded M.M. for good services during the retirement 
on 30th Nov., 1917, when he kept his gun in action until the 
Germans were within 100 yards, all the time under heavy fire 
from both flanks and from the air; five of his gun team were 
taken prisoner, but Sergt. Craig succeeded in making away with 
the breach block, thus rendering the gun useless ; he was previ- 
ously recommended for bravery and devotion to duty. *ARCHI- 
BALD, 16th West Yorks Regiment; killed in action 3rd May, 
1917; was a Trumpeter in the Stornoway Section, R.M.B., and 
was mobilised in Aug., 1914, when only 16 years of age; dis- 
charged on medical grounds, he was still determined to serve, 
and after more than one unsuccessful attempt to pass the medical 
test, he was accepted for the West Yorks in August, 1916; on 
the way to Egypt he had to go into hospital at Cyprus, but after- 
wards rejoined his regiment in France, where he was killed. 

63 SUTHERLAND— JAMES, Special Guide, Lake Nayassa F.F. ; was 
awarded the Croix de Chevalier, Legion of Honour, on 21st 
September, 1917- 

67 JOHNSTONE— ALFRED W., Corpl. Saddler, R.F.A. 

67 MORRISON— *DONALD, Chief Engineer, Mercantile Marine; lost 
with his ship about Aug., 1917; body was washed up at Trevou, 
France, 12th Oct., two months after his ship had been torpe- 
doed; 55 years of age. JOHN, Warrant Officer, R.N. HENRY, 
C.P.O., R.N. (Sons of the late Mr Donald Morrison, at one 
time Manager of Creed Chemical Works). 

69 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.E. 



XOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Lce.-Corpl. Alex. Macleod, Seaforths, 38 
Point St. (killed 26th Sept., 1915). 






*Corpl. Alex. D. Macleod, Seaforths, 
33 Toint Street (killed 25th April, 1915>- 



*Wm 



M.u-leod, Seaforths, Matheson Rd. 
killed 16th May, 1917). 



Lieut.-Col. Duncan Miller, R.A.M.C. 
28 Lewis Street. 




*Lieut. Norman Crichton, Seaforths. 40 
Keith Street (killed 14th Nov., 1916'. 



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Stag Road. 

2 MACQUEEN— WILLIAM, R.E. *NEIL, R.N.; drowned off 
Holland, Dec, 1917. . 

3 DISHER— *HUGH D., 5th Scottish Rifles; died of trench fever. 
17th Oct., 1917. JAMES, Black Watch (Grandsons of 

the late Mr James Disher). 
5 MACRITCHIE— DONALD, 5th Seaf orths ; twice gassed. 

4 MACDONALD— ANGUS, Seaforths. DANIEL, R.M.B. NEIL, 

Camerons. KENNETH, Seaforths; enlisted in New Zea- 
land. (Sons of Mr Kenneth Macdonald). 

5 MURRAY— *MURDO, Sergt., Seaforths; gas poisoned; killed in 

action 12th Oct., 1916, aged 28 years. (Son of Mr John 
Murray) 
9 MACMILLAN— DUNCAN, Piper, Seaforths. ANGUS, Sea- 
forths. (Sons of Mis Angus Macmillan). 
14 MACI\ ER— MALCOLM, R.A.M.C. 



Scotland Street. 

1 MACASKILL— JOHN, Canadians. 

2 MACDONALD— JOHN M., Corpl., U.S.A. Army; served in France- 

DONALD W., Piper, Canadians; wounded. JOHN G., Black 
Watch. (Sons of Mr Donald Macdonald, flesher). 
4 STEWART— ALEXANDER, R.E. ; wounded four times DONALD, 
Cordons; awarded M.M. for bravery at Festubert, Dec., 1917; 
thrice wounded. *ROBERT, 2nd Seaforths; called up at com- 
mencement of hostilities, died of wounds 16th Feb., 1915- 
*JOHN, A.B., Mercantile Marine; drowned. (Sons of late Mr 
Alexandei Stewart, cooper). 
MACLEOD— JOHN, Sergt., New Zealand Contingent. 

4 MACLEOD— DONALD, Piper, Seaforths; served since 1914; was 

wounded three times, and gassed. ALEXANDER, Seaforths; 
wounded. *JOHN, Camerons, enlisted before he was of mili- 
tary age; killed in action 20th July, 1916. (Three sons and a 
stepson of Mr Alexander Macleod). 

5 CAMPBELL— RODERICK, R.N.R. 

S GEORGE— RICHARD, R.E. JOHN M., Sergt., R.M.L.I. (Grand- 
sons of the late Mr John Morrison, shoemaker). 

10 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER J., Corpl. Trump., R.M.B. WILLIAM 
J.. Camerons. -, 

10 MACIVER— NEIL, Labour Corps. 

14 MACAULAY— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

15 NICOLSON— THOMAS, Sergt., Canadians. 



15 MACLEOD— GEORGE, Lieut., R.N.R., H.M.S. "Cowslip"; drowned 
25th April, 1918, aged 33 yeais; entered the service of the 
Alfred Holt Line in 1913; joined the Navy in November, 1915. 
obtaining a commission as Sub-Lieut., and in three months was 
promoted to the rank of Lieut., he, with other four officers and 
cne man, lost his life as a result of an explosion following on 
their ship being torpedoed. (Son of the late Mr Malcolm Mac- 
ltod and of Mrs Macleod, 12 Lome Street, Ibroxl. 

21 MACKENZIE— AENEAS M., Portland Villa, 2nd Lieut., 8th Sea- 
foiths; came at his own expense from Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., 
to enlist in his native County Regiment; prisoner of war in 
Germany from July, 1917- (Son of Mr John Mackenzie, ship- 
broker, now of Portland, Oregon). 

23 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER D., Corpl., R.A.M.C. MALCOLM, 
Corpl., Seaforth (Sons of the late Mr Malcolm Macleod, baker). 

23 MATHESON— *WILLIAM H., Seaforth House, Sergt., Canadians; 
killed in action 17th Jan., 1917, aged 36. JOHN D., Gunner, 
R.M.B. (Sons of the late Mr Murdo Mathesonj. 

23 MURRAY— *HUGH B., Seaforth House, R.N.R.; died in Haslar 
Hospital, 1st Dec, 1917, aged 52 years. (Son of late Mr 
Allan Murray). 

23 MACIVER— IAN, Seaforth House, Black Watch. (Son of Mr 
Donald Maciver, cooper). 

28 MACIVER— GEORGE, deckhand, R.N.R.(T.). (Son of Mr Alex- 
ander Maciver, merchant). 

32 MORISON— GEORGE, Woodside Cottage, Australians; prisoner of 
war in Germany. (Son of the late Mr George Morison, fish- 
curer) . 

32 MACLEOD— *NORMAN GEORGE MORISON, Woodside Cottage, 
Major, 90th Winnipeg Rifles; was promoted Captain for his 
conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the heavy fighting 
of 24th April, 1915, and was awarded the Military Cross for 
carrying important messages out of the trenches in daylight , 
killed in the fighting between 24th and 27th Sept., 1916, aged 
25. (Son of Major D. Macleod, R.A.S.C., and grandson of the 
late M^ George Morison). 

Church Street. 

1 COCHRANE— FRANK R., H.L.I 

FORSYTH DAVID, R.G.A. 

9 MACAULAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 
10 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 
15 MACASKILL— DONALD, Seaforths; wounded 

MACRITCHIE— NORMAN, R.A.M.C. MALCOLM, Mercantile 

Marine. (Father and Son). , 



LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Seigt. Malcolm Macleod, Caberfeidh House 
(killed 12th August, 1918)- 





*Johu Muido Nieolson, Plantation Road 
(drowned 21st April, 1918). 






♦Robert Norman Nieolson, 

Plantation Road 

(killed 11th April, 1917). 



*Alex. Donald Nieolson, 

Plantation Road 
(died 25th May, 1915>. 



*Hugh Disher, Scottish Rifles, 3 Stag Rd. 
.died 17th Oct., 1917) 



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20 MACLEAN— MURDO, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— JOHN", R.N.R. 

MURRAY— *MATTHEW, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; died 
at home. 8th September, 1916. Aged 28 years. Was con- 
nected with the Army from boyhood. When barely 14 he enlisted 
in the Sesforth Militia as a bugler, and served 6 years in that 
capacity. Was four 3 T ears in the Gordons (T.F.) ; joined volun- 
tarily the A. S; S. Highlanders when war was declared in 
August 1914- While undergoing training he contracted enteric 
fever and soon after his discharge from hospital took rheumatic 
fever; was discharged on medical grounds, 25th July, 1916- 
♦ALEXANDER D., 24th Battalion Australian Imperial Forces; 
was a seaman for th:ee years on a colliery transport; went to 
Australia in 1916; joined Australian Forces, 1917; went into 
tiring line in France in March, 1918, and was killed in action 
1st September of thai year; aged 25 years. MURDO, 2nd Sea- 
forths ; awarded M.M. for gallantry in the field. Single-handed 
he rushed an enemy gun post, killed two and captured four of 
the crew as well as the gun; was twice wounded. (Sons of Mr 
Neil Murray, tailor.) 

MACLEOD— ALEXANDER L., R.E. MALCOLM M., Corporal, 
H.L.I. (Sons of Mr Angus Macleod, baker, now resident in 
Glasgow) . 

MURRAY— ANGUS FERGUSON, Electrician, R.N. ; served till 
1916. when he was discharged owing to a nervous breakdown. 
*ROBERT, A. & S. Highlanders; killed in action 12th October, 
1 917- Aged 21 years. Had been previously gassed on the 
Somme. (Sons of Mr Robert Clark Murray, now of 3 John- 
stone Road, High Street, East Ham, London, E.) 

MACDONALD— DONALD, 1st Royal Scots. 

21 MACKAY— NORMAN, Sergt., R.M.B. ; wounded. GEORGE, 

Flight-Sergt., R.A.F. (Sons of the late Mr Malcolm Mackay, 
shoemaker). 

33 MACLEAN— DONALD, 1st Seaforths ; came from Patagonia at his 
own expense to enlist. *KENNETH J., Gordons; mobilised 
with Gordons in 1914; taken prisoner after the retreat from 
Mons, and was four years and three months prisoner in Germany. 
Died at home, 1919. (Sons of Mr John Maclean, tailor). 

37 MATHESON— JOHN, Corpl., Lovat Scouts. 

40 MACDONALD— DONALD M., Canadians. JOHN, Canadians. 
(Sons of Mr J. G. Macdonald, merchant). 

42 MACIVER— MALCOLM J., Royal Scots; discharged on medical 
grounds. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (T.) ; saved from "Iolaire." 
MURDO, Corpl., R M.B. (Sons of Mr Murdo Maciver, shoe- 
maker). 

44 MACMILLAN— JOHN, Corpl., R.M.B. 



MURRAY— ALEX. M., The Cottage, Lieut., R.E. : served with 
Russian White Sea Expedition. Awarded Order of St Stanis- 
laus with Swords (3rd Class). (Son of Dr Murray, M.P.). 

^- MACRAE MARY A., Barvas Lodge, Matron, Military Hospital, 

Harrogate. C. M., Nurse, Military Hospital. (Daughters of 
the late Dr Charles M. Macrae). 

MILLS— Rev. GEORGE A., U.F. English Manse, Captain, Army 
Chaplain's Depot. 

Goathill Road. 

MACLEAN— RANALD, Uiguish, R.M.B.; BARBARA, Nurse; 
NORMANA, Writer, W.R.N.S. 

ROSS— RODERICK E., Berneholme, Lieut., R.M.B. 

ROSS— WILLIAM A., Wandene, Lieut., R.M.B.; mobilised with 
the Ross Mountain Battery ; discharged on medical grounds. 

BAIN— ANGUS, Major, V.D., Gowancrof t ; LAWRENCE W., M.C., 
Captain, R.A.M.C.; award of M.C. included in King's Birthday 
Honours, 1916, "for services rendered in connection with the 
military operations in Italy." Mentioned in despatches for 
conscientious services in the field. ANGLTS A , M.C, Lieut., 
R.G.A. ; severely wounded by gunshot in side; awarded the 
Military Cioss. The official memorandum of the -award is as 
follows : — "When his batterv was suddenly subjected to a heavy 
concentration of hostile shell fire, and a direct hit was made on 
one gun pit, causing a fire in the ammunition store, he rushed 
in with two gunners to the scene of the fire and extinguished 
the flames. While doing this he was badly wounded." KEN- 
NETH, Lieut., R.G.A. (Father and three" Sons;. 

Francis Street. 

2 MATHESON— MALCOLM, 2ml Corpl., R.E. ; seived from the 

beginning of 1915, till discharged on account of disability in- 
curred on service. JOHN C. W. Bombardier Signaller, R.M.B. ; 
served throughout the war from the beginning. EDWARD D. 
C, Signaller, R.G.A. (Siege Battery). (Sons of the late Mr 
Hugh Mathesou, baker). 

3 MACKAY— PETER, R.A.S.C. (Son of the late Mr John Mackay). 

Havelock Court. 

3 MACKAY— *MALCOLM, Goidons ; killed in action, 14th Dec. 

1914 NEIL, R.N R.' 

4 MACKENZIE JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— NORMAN, R.N.R 
MUNRO— DONALD M., Labour Corps. 



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6 MACKENZIE— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

7 MACKENZIE— JOHN, R.N.R. 

3 MACAULAY— *DONALD, Corpl., Seaforths ; killed in France, 
3rd May., 1917; aged 27. Was in the Regular Army and 
went to France with the vanguard of the British Expedi- 
tionary Force. (Son of the late Mr Malcolm Macaulay). 
MACAULAY— AULAY, R.M.B. ; wounded. 

23 MACLEAN— LACHLAN, R.M.B. JOHN N., Chief Officer, Trans- 
port Service; torpedoed and ship lost. CHARGES M., R.M.B. 
DONALD MACKAY, 4th Officer, Transport Service; torpedoed 
once and mined once. (Sons of the late Mr John Maclean, 
merchant). 

26 MACKENZIE— JOHN, R.A.M.C. 

27 MORRISON— MURDO F., Wireless Operator, Mercantile Marine. 

(Son of Councillor John Macrrtchie Morrison). 

32 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER M., Corpl., R.M.B. (Son of the late 
Mr Angus Macleod, painter). 

34 MACIVER— NORMAN, Captain, R.M.B. KENNETH, Lieut., 
R.F.A. ; was twice wounded. Awarded the Military Cross, 
December, 1917, "for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to 
duty during a three-hours' bombardment of his battery position 
when two out of three of his guns were destroyed. When run- 
ning back to attend to a wounded man of another unit he was 
himself wounded and his left arm was rendered useless. He 
nevertheless assisted to remove the wounded man to safety. 
Later, two dumps caught fire, and flames being of obvious assist- 
ance to an enemy aeroplane which was registering on the Bat- 
tery, he ran back twice into the shelled area aud extinguished 
the flames." DUNCAN. Midshipman, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 
Duncan Macivef, fishcurer). 

40 TOLMIE— WILLIAM J.. Sergt., R.A.M.C DAVID, Lieut., 

Jamaica Reserve Regiment. (Sons of Mr David Tohnie, Com- 
mission Agent). 

42 RUDLAND ANNIE, Writer, W.R.N. S. WILLIAM N., Trum- 
peter, R.M.B. (Daughter and Son of Mr Wm. Rudland, for- 
merly of the Coastguard). 
GREENFIELD— *BENJAMIN, F.C. Manse, Lieut., Canadians; died 
of pneumonia at Thuiso, 28th November, 1918- 



Garden Road. 



2 MACASKILL— JOHN G., Mechanic, R.A.F. 
4 MACIVER— ANGUS, Canadians; wounded. 
7 MONTGOMERY— MURDO, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— *JOHN, Mercantile Marine; drowned 



MACIVER— CHARLES, Canadians; wounded. 
13 MACKENZIE— *SAMUEL, Wireless Operator, Mercantile Marine; 
died at home 1st July, 1918, of illness contracted while on active 
service abroad in France, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and India; aged 
20 years. (Son of late Mr Kenneth Mackenzie, M.A., Airidhan- 
tuim School, Barvas, and Mrs Mackenzie, Garden Road). 

NICOLSON *SAMUEL, R.M.B.; died of pneumonia at Salonika, 

September, 1918; aged 22 years. 
11 TUEl'IE— DAVID S., Sergt., 14th Hussars. 



Kenneth Street. 

1 MACKENZIE— DONALD, Seaforths. MURDO., Canadians. 

MACKAY— KENNETH, 1st Seaforths. DONALD A.. 1st Sea- 
forths. (Sons of Mr Alexander Mackay). 
23 GIBSON— ANDREW J., Surgeon-Captain, Canadian R.A.M.C. 
GEORGE, Lieut., 16th Batt. C.E.F. ANGUS, Home Guard 
Coy., 51st Regiment Canadians. (Sons of the late Mr Andrew 
Gibson, fishcurer). 



MA CFARLANE— CECIL, Australians. 



RODERICK, 



R.F.A. 



wounded. (Sons of Captain M. D. Macfarlane). 

26 MACINNES— DUNCAN, R.N.R.; discharged through illness con- 

tracted on service. 

27 MACFARLANE— *JOHN. Seaforths; killed in action in France 

20th October, 1916; aged 26. *HUDSON T., Corpl., Canadian 
Mounted Rifles, killed in action 28th March, 1917; aged 23- 
(Sons of late Mr J. F. Macfarlane, Inspector of Poor*. 
27 MACFARLANE— RODERICK R., Canadian Volunteer Reserve 
(Uncle of above). 

29 MACCALLUM — JACK, Lieut., Canadians; was wounded twice. 

HUBERT, Master Mariner, Transport Service. NELLIE Nurse, 
T.F.N.S. (Two Sons and Daughter of the late Mr Neil Mac- 
calium). 

30 SMITH— ALEXANDER D., R.M.B, 

Matheson Court. 

CAMPBELL— JOHN, 6th King's Liverpool Regiment; twice 

gassed 
SMITH— JOHN. 1st Seaforths; wounded three times. DONALD, 

Corpl., 1st Camerons, M.G.C. KENNETH, 1st Seaforths; 

discharged on account of wounds. (Sons of Mr Finlay 

Smith) 
MACKENZIE— JOHN, Gordon Highlanders. DUNCAN, R.N. 

(Sons of Mr John Mackenzie). 



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*George Mackenzie. Master Mariner, Mercantile 

Marine, 37 Keith Street (drowned 19th 

November, 1917 1 . 




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Lieut. Thomas Macdonald_ R.N.R., 37 
Keith .Street. 




*Alexr. D. Macdonald, A. & S. Highlanders, 37 
Keith Street (died 25th April, 1917). 



George Mackenzie Macleod, Canadians, 37 
Keith Street. 



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Murray's Court. 

12 MACLEOD— *DONAU>, R.N.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster, 
aged 18 (Son of Mr John Macleod). 
MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 
MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACAULAY— *DONALD, Gordons; killed in action, 28th Jan., 
1915, (Son of Mrs Catherine Macaulay). 

37 MATHESON— NORMAN, Lce.-Corpl., 6th Camerons. 

39 NEWALL— SAMUEL A., 12th Field Coy., Australian Engineers. 
DONALD R.G.A.; awarded M.M. for bravery in the field at 
Frameivil'le on the Somme, August 14th, 1918. While occupy- 
in a forward position as signaller for his Battery, the observa- 
tion post was subjected to heavy shell fire and blown in, burying 
him and one of his mates in the debris. Those fortunate 
enough to escape had to retire to the rear for shelter, thus ren- 
dering the position desperate. After an hour's hard struggle 
and with the aid of his tin hat only, he managed to extricate 
himself and then released his mate. Before leaving the posi- 
tion, however, he discovered an officer and an Australian soldier 
buried close by, and notwithstanding his own injuries he re- 
mained behind and succeeded in extricating them and saving 
their lives, being subjected to heavy gun fire all the time. 
FREDERICK, 2/Lieut., A. & S. Highlanders; wounded and 
gassed. JOHN, 2 /Air Mechanic, R.A.F. RODERICK, Signal- 
man, R.N.V.R. (Five Sons of Mr Samuel A. Newall). 

42 MACLEAN— *KENNETH, Seaforths ; killed in action in France, 
6th September, 1917; aged 30. MURDO, Canadians; severely 
wounded. (.Sons of late Mr Donald Maclean). 

47 GRAHAM—RODERICK, C.S.M., R.E. MARY, Nurse. ALEX- 
ANDER, Corpl., Winnipeg Rifles; wounded. ANGUS, R.N.D. 
(Father, Daughter, and two Sons). 
MACRAE— RODERICK N-, Scottish Horse. 

MUNRO *GEORGE, Lance-Corpl , Seaforths; died in hospital at 

Cromarty, 16th April, 1917- (Son of Mrs Munro). 
MORRISON— *DONAI D JOHN, Rockwell, F.F.A. ; dangerously 
wounded in action in France, 19th August, 1918, and died three 
days later in Casualty Clearing Station. He had been previ- 
ously gassed and wounded. WILLIAM, Home Guards, Duluth, 
U.S.A. JOHN. Engineer, H.M.T. "Argyllshire." (Three Sons 
of Mr William Morrison, Rockwell) . 

66 MACKENZIE— *WILLIAM, Manchester Regiment (Trench Mor- 
tars) ; killed in action in France, 11th December, 1917; aged 23 
years. MALCOLM, Seaforths. KENNETH J., Corpl., 7th 
Camerons. (Sons of Mr Norman Mackenzie). 

69 ROBERTSON— W. D., Engineer Lieutenant, Transport Service. 



MORRISON— MATTHEW G., Sergt., R.E. 

72 MACDONALD— JOHN M.. Seaforths. 

77 MACLEOD— DONALDINA, L.L.A., Quartermaster Seageant, 
WA.A.C. MARGARET M., D.D.D., CD,, Women's Land 
Army. MALCOLM, 46th Canadians; wounded at Vimy Ridge. 
(Son and Daughters of the late Mr Kenneth Macleod). 



Keitb Street. 



2 MACRAE— JOHN. Canadians. (Son of Mr Alexander Macrae). 

3 SMITH— *JOHN MACDONALD, 1st Lt. 12th Batt. Cameronians 

(Scottish Rifles) : killed Hohenzollern Redoubt, near La Bassee, 
12th May, 1916. Aged 26 years. Graduated M A. at Glasgow 
April, 1914 , was in second year of Theological Course when war 
broke out. Joined Officers' Training Corps, October, 1914, and 
was one of the first to offer himself for military service when an 
invitation was extended to members to submit their names for 
commissions. In Spring, 1915, received commission in the 
Special Reserve of Officers, shortly afterwards drafted to 12th 
Scottish Rifles (Son of Rev. Kenneth Smith, Free Gaelic 
Church, Greenock). 
MACAULAY— *MURDO, Gunner, R.M.B. ; died at Malta 15th July, 
1915, as result of wounds received 11th June; aged 22. (Son 
of Mrs Macaulay or Mackay) . 

MACNEILL— * ANGUS, Seaforths; killed in action 25th Oct., 1918; 
'aged 25: served for 3|- years in France. JOHN, Leading Sea- 
man, Machine Gun Section, R.N.D. ; served with Naval Brigade 
at Dardanelles and in France, where he was gassed. DONALD, 
Signalman, R.N.R. ('J'.). (Sons of Mr Malcolm MacneillL 

3 MACLEAN— ANGUS, Sergt., R.G.A. 

MACAULAY — CHRISTINA, was nursing in Queen Alexandra's 
Hospital, High Barnard, London, at outbreak of war ; volun- 
teered her services and was sent to Italy, where she served till 
the Armistice. *GEORGE, Mercantile Marine; lost when the 
"Glenart Castle" was torpedoed in the Bristol Channel, 26th 
February, 1918. RODERICK A. and S. Highlanders. (Daugh- 
ter and Sons of Mr Murdo Macaulay, cooper) . 

4 MACIVER — D. K., Engineer, Mercantile Marine; ship was 
mined and sunk. (Son of Mr Colin Maciver). 

5 MACDONALD NEIL, Mate, Mercantile Marine. 

6 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, Scottish Rifles. 

8 MACLEAN— DONALD, Seaforths. JOHN, Mercantile Marine. 
(Sons of Mr William Maclean). 

9 MACPHERSON— MURRAY, R.N.R. (T.). (Son of the late Mr 
Peter Macpherson). 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




Lieut. Rodk. E. Ross, Berneholme, Ross 
Mountain Battery. 





.Sub. -Lieut. T. B. Macaulay, 28 North Beach. ; 
awarded D.C.M. 




vSergt. Hector Mackenzie, Seaforths, 10 Bells 

Road, awarded P. CM. with Bar; 3 times 

wounded. 



'William Maclean, Engineer, Mercantile Marine, 
8 Newton (killed 14th March, 1918). 




*Donald I.. Maclean > Camerons. 8 Newton 
(kilied 10th September, 1915). 




Donald Newall, R.G.A., 39 Kenneth Street; 
awarded M.M. 



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12 MACDONALD— RAE, Capt., R.E. ; wounded. *IAN, Royal Scots; 

killed in. action in France, 8th May, 1918; aged 18; was first 
attached to the A. and S. Highlanders, afterwards drafted to the 
K.L.I., and in France was transferred to the Royal Scots. (Sons 
of the late Mr Alexander Macdonald, C.E.). 

13 CARSON— *JOHN, Seaman, R.N., H.M.S. "Defence;" killed at 

Battle of Jutland, 31st May, 1916 ; aged 30 years 

14 MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, Farrier, R.M.B. 

GRAHAM — JAMES, 2nd Seaforths ; wounded in France; was dis- 
charged, and was subsequently torpedoed while serving at sea 
on s.s "Sycamore." DANIEL, 2nd Seaforths; wounded. 
JOHN, Seaforths; was 'prisoner in Germany. *ANGUS, 8th 
Canadians; killed in action in France, 14th June, 1916; P.ged 25 
.years. (Sons of Mr Angus Graham, seaman). 

15 MACLEAN— JOSEPH, Sergt., R.A.S.C. 

16 MACLEOD— MALCOLM B., Surgeon-Lieut., R.N. 

17 CONNING — *JOHN, Canadians; died of wounds in France, Nov., 

1917. CHARLES, Canadians; wounded. JAMES, Gordons; 
wounded. 'Sons of Mr David Conning). 

18 MURRAY— DONALD, 1st Class P.O., R.N. ; now in Australian Navy. 

RODERICK, 2nd Class P.O., R.N. *MALCOLM, Sergt., Cana- 
dians; died in hospital at Shorncliffe, 24th June, 1916; had been 
fourteen years in tho Navy before going to Canada, where he 
joined up on the outbreak of war; went into the firing line in 
Jan., 1915- (Sons of the late Mr Donald Murray). 
18 MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, R.G.A. 

20 ROSS— ALEXANDER, Lieut., R.F.A. 

21 MACLEOD— KENNETH D., Sergt., R.A.M.C. (Sou of Mr Norman 

Macleod) . 

MACLEAN— KENNETH, R.E. (Son of Mr John Maclean). 
23 MACLEOD— NORMAN, Corpl., R.A.F. JOHN, R.M.B. (Sons of 

Mr Donald Macleod). 
27 MACLEOD— JOHN, Gunner, R.M B. MURDO, Mechanic, Royal 

Flying Corps. (Sons of the late Mr Malcolm Macleod). 

29 MACLEOD— IVOR, Seaforths; wounded. DONALD, Seaforths; 

wounded. MALCOLM, Seaforths. (Sons of Mr Malcolm 

Macleod, carter). 

30 MACKENZIE, NORMAN, R.N.R. 
MACSWEEN— JOHN, Lieut., R.A.F. 

31 MACLENNAN— DONALD M., Driver, R.M.B. 
MACKAY— DONALD, R.N.R. (T.). 

32 MACLEOD— ALEX. R N.V.R. (T. 
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GRANT— JOHN A., 2nd Air Mechanic, R.A.F. 

MaCDONALD— *ALEX. D., A. & S. Highlanders; died of wounds 
25th April, 1917; aged 37- THOMAS, Lieut., R.N R. *GEORGE 
MACKENZIE, Master Mariner, Mercantile Marine, H.M.T. 
Aperima"; lost at sea when his ship was torpedoed, 19th Nov., 
1917. Aged 33- (Sons of late Captain Macdonald and of Mrs 
Macdonald, 18 Church Street, Partick). GEORGE MACKEN- 
ZIE MACLEOD, Canadians. '(Grandson of the late Mr George 
Mackenzie, builder, 37 Keith Street, and cousin of above). 

MACLEOD— JOHN, Camerous. 

MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R.; interned in Holland. 

MACLEAN— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MONTGOMERY— JOHN M., Seaforths; joined voluntarily 16th 
August. 1914 ; wounded 25tn September, 1915, and October, 
1917- CHRISTINA, Nurse. ANGUS, Canadian' Rangers 
Wounded *KENNETH DAN, 2nd Scots Guards ; gassed Nov. 
1917. Had attack of influenza while with Army of the Rhine, 
which developed into brcncho-pneumonia ; died in hospital, 30th 
?/Iarch, 1919- (Daughter and Sons of Mr Donald Montgomery, 
tailor) . 

MACFARLANE— JOHN, R.F.A. ALEXANDER M., Canadian 
F.A.; gassed. DONALD, M.C., Lieut., R.F.A.; came across 
with Canadian contingent and afterwards received commission 
in British Army for distinguished services in the field. (Sons 
of Mr John Macfarlane, now Glasgow). 

CRICHTON— *Rev. NORMAN, M.A., Second Lieutenant, 4th 
Seaforths ; killed in action in France, 14th November, 1916 '• 
aged 28 yeaTs. (Son of Mr William Crichton). 

MACLEOD— DONALD, R.M.B. 

MACLEOD— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 

MACKENZIE — NORMAN, Canadian R.E. ; served in Italy and 
France. (Son of the late Mr Murdo Mackenzie). 

MACKENZIE — DUNCAN, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Colin Mackenzie). 

MACLEOD— JOHN, Seaforths. 

MACRITCHIE— *DONAT.D, R.N.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" dis- 
aster. 

CAMPBELL— MURDO, R.N.R. (T.) 

MACLEOD— HUGIT, Royal Fusiliers; prisoner of war in Germany 



Maciver's Buildings. 

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SMITH— FINLAY, Seaforths; twice wounded. *J0HN, Sergt., 
U.S. Army; killed in France, 15th September, 1918; aged 35. 
*NEIL, 2nd Seaforths; killed in action in France, 13th Octo- 
ber, 1914 , aged 22- Was in fighting line since commence- 
ment of hostilities. RODERICK, Seaforths. EMILY, 
V.A.D. (Daughter and four Sons of Mr Alexander Smith). 



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KENNEDY— *DONALD, 3rd Camerons ; killed in action in 
France, December, 1914; aged 20- 
SMITH— MARY, Writer, W.R.N.S. 
MACLEOD— MURDO. R.N.R. 

MURRAY— *AIXAN, Canadians; killed in action, 25th April, 
1915- aced 19 years. *THOMAS, Canadians; killed m 
action, °29tfc April, 1915; aged 21 years. (Sons of Mr 
Angus Murray, who is himself an ex-soldier and served in 
India, where Allan was born). 
• MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 
] MACAULAY— NORMAN, Royal Scots. 

! GRAHAM— *PETER 1st Seaforths ; killed at Persian Gulf, 7th 
* January, 1915; aged 23 years. MURDO, R.M.B. (Sons of 
' late Mr Colin Graham i. 
MACLEAN— JOHN, Seaforths. NORMAN, R.M.B. iSons of 

the late Mr Angus Maclean). 
MACLEOD— RODERICK, Pioneer Chemist, R.E. (Son of Council- 
lor John Macleod). 
MORISON— MURDO, Piper, Canadians. 

MACDONALD— WILLIAM B., Bombardier, R.F.A. ; wounded. 
JOHN, R.F.A. ; wounded. DONALD, Gordons. (Sons of Mr 
John Macdonald). 

MACLEOD DONALD, R.M.B 

MACRAE— JAMES, Gordons; came from Canada and enlisted in 
the Royal Scottish Fusiliers; afterwards drafted to the Argyll 
and Sutherland Highlanders and was taken prisoner 23rd April, 
"^l?, while serving with the Gordon Highlanders. * ALEX- 
ANDER Signaller, R.F.A. ; died in Germany while a prisoner 
of war, August, 1918. Had been a prisoner from 23rd April, 
1917. ' (Sons of the late Mr Donald Macrae). 
MACLEOD— ALEX. JOHN, Lieut., R.G.A. CALLUM C. Gordons. 
MACLEOD— LACHLAN, Lieut., Camerons; taken prisoner 27th 

March, 1918. 
MACLEAN— ALEXANDER, Camerons. NORMAN, Black Watch. 

(Sons of Mr Alexander Maclean). 
MACMILLAN— NEIL, R.G.A. 

KERR— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. ALEXANDER J., Ammunition 
Column, R.F.A. DONALD, Canadians. (Father and two 
Sens). 
MACDONALD— ALLAN M., Canadians. (Son of the late Mr 

Angus Macdonald, baker). 
MACLEOD— WILLIAM J., R.N.V.R.: KENNETH, Saddler, 
R.M.B. GEORGE, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Murdo Macleod, 
Contractor) 



67 CLARKE— WILLIAM S., Gordons; wounded. ARCHIBALD, 
R.M.B. (Sons of Mr Wm. J. Clarke, Sheriff Clerk). 

69 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.M.B.; wounded. *NORMAN, Sea- 
forths ; killed in action in France, 12th October, 1917- (Sons 
of Mr Duncan Macleod). 

72 MACDONALD— ANGUS, Lieut., R.F.A. WILLIAM, Sergeant, 
R.E. JOHN M., Air Mechanic, R.A.F. ; served in Russia. 
,'Sons of the late Mr John Macdonald, painter). 

74 MORRISON— LEWIS MURRAY, Singapore Rifle Volunteer Corps; 

from August, 1914, till May 1917 ; came home at his own ex- 
pense July, 1917; joined Roj r al Navy August, 1917, and served 
till March, 1919. NEIL, RE.; enlisted February, 1915, and 
served till October, 1919. JOHN WILLIAM, Signal Boy, 
Stornoway Naval Corps, 1914-16; joined Royal Navy Septem- 
ber, 1916, and served till January, 1919. (Sons of Mr John 
Morrison). 

75 MACASK1LL— *JOHN ALEX., Signalman, R.N.V.R ; drowned in 

"Iolaire" disaster; aged 19- (Son of Mrs Hugh Macaskill). 

76 MORRISON— ALLENA, Matron, Naval Hospital. *ALEX. D., Lce.- 

Coipl., Royal Welsh Regiment; killed in action, 6th July, 1915- 
(Daughter and Son of Mrs Win. Morrison). 

78 MACRAE JOHN, Canadian Forestry Corps. RODERICK, Cpl. 

Wheeler, R.M.B. WILLIAM, Seaforths; suffered from trench 
feet. ALEXANDER, Corpl., Canadians; wounded. *JAMES 
D., Canadians ; died of wounds at Etaples, France 23rd Nov., 
1917- (Sons of the late Mr Roderick Macrae, Macrae Cottage). 

81 MACLEOD— *MALCOLM, Seaforths; awarded D.C.M. ; killed in 

action in France, 20th August, 1917- Served with the 1st 
Seaforths in India; was a reservist and in the U.S.A. when war 
broke out; one of three cousins all named after the same uncle 
who lost their lives in the war. (Son of Mrs John Macleod). 

82 MACLEAN JOHN, R A.S.C., Labour Batt. DONALD, Seaforths. 

(Sons of Mr William Maclean). 

83 STEWART— JAMES R., Lance-Corpl., R.E. (wireless); served in 

Mesopotamia, Russia and Turkey. 

84 MACLEOD— *MALCOLM, Canadians; killed in action 29th April, 

1915. *HECTOR, 1st Cameron Highlanders; killed by a 
sniper in France, 19th March, 1916 : enlisted in 1st Camerons 
at the age of 18- Saw service in China in connection with the 
Boxer Rising. Was a reservist and in Canada when called up 
in August, 1914- joined fighting line early in October, 191-L 
ALEXANDER, Canadians. (Sons of the la'.e Mr Donald Mac- 
leod, contractor). 

87 WILSON- -JAMES, Sergeant, H.L.I. MURDO, R.M B. 



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^Robert Murray, A. & S. Highlanders, 20 

Church Street; killed 12th Oct., 1917- 



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Angus F. Murray, 20 Church Street ; 
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26th February, 1918. 



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Lewis Street. 

ANDERSON— CHARLES P., Plymville, Captain, R.F.A.; men- 
tioned in despatches, 1917 Awarded Military Cross for gal- 
lantry and good service in the field, 1918- JOHN N., Major, 
R.F.A. ; was wounded in action, 5th June, 1918; afterwards 
gassed. Awarded Croix de Guerre with silver star, by French 
Government for good service at Kemniel Hill. Accompanying 
the decoration was the following recommendation : — "An offi- 
cei with presence of mind and remarkable courage, called upon 
unexpectedly to take command of a battery after having suffered 
very heavy losses in officers and men, brought it back rapidly to 
the fight at a critical moment, under one of the most violent of 
enemy bombardments." (Sons of ex-Provost J. N. Anderson) 

MORRISON— THOMAS, Canadians. GEORGE, Canadians. 

ANTHONY, R.F.A. (Sons of Mr John Morrison, Assynt House). 
House; . 

MACKENZIE— MURDOCH, Lieut. -Colonel, V.D., R.A.M.C. ; 
mobilised with the Ross Mountain Battery. EDWARD, B.D., 
Lieut., R.F.A.; wcunded. (Father and son). 

SMITH— JOHN M., Lieut., West African Rifles. M.G. Officer to 
Nigerian Regiment. (Son of the late Mr Kenneth Smith, fish 
curer and merchant). 

MACLEOD— *DUN CAN, Craigleor, loth Canadian Scottish; killed 
in action, 2nd July, 1917; aged 29. Twice previously 
wounded. Enlisted 24th August, 1914. (Son of the late Mi- 
George Macleod, prison governor). 
19 MACDONALD— ALEX. JOHN, Lance-Corpl., 5th Canadians. 
THOMAS, Sergeant, 9th Seafoiths. DONALD J., R.G.A. 
MALCOLM, 2nd Camerons. (Sons of the late Mr Malcolm 
Macdonald, baker). 

SIME— ROBERT J., Brigade Trumpeter, R.H.A., holds Mons 
Star. Had 22 years service with the Colours and, when time 
expired re-enlisted for the duration of the war; was through 
the whole of the Boer War, for which he has the King's and 
Oueen's Medals with seven clasps; and also wears good conduct 
medal. THOMAS, 4th H.M.B. GEORGE J., R N.R. (Sons 
of. Sergt. -Major Robert Sime). 

25 BAIN— KENNETH I)., E.R.A., R.N.V.R. (Son of Mr Louis 

Bain, fish curer). 

26 MACRAE — *JOHN A., Trooper, Scottish Horse; came from Chili 

to enlist. Went with Scottish Horse to Gallipoli; struck down 
with dysentery and invalided home; on being passed again for 
service went to France attached to the Yorkshire Regiment; 
died of wounds in field hospital. WILLIAM E., 1st Class Air 
Mechanic, R.A.F. (Sous of Mr James Macrae, contractor). 



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MILLER— PETER, 1st Lieut., l/5th Somerset right Infantry; 
wounded. DUNCAN, Lieut .-Colonel, R.A.M.C; was with 
Egyptian Forces from 1915; took part in Senussi Campaign 
and afterwards was attached to Egyptian Expeditionary Force 
in Palestine. 

MACNEILL— DONALD, Staff-Major, Royal Fusiliers. 

HENDERSON— JOHN H., Corpl., R.A.S.C. ; wounded. 

MAGARTHUR— MURDO. Engineer-Lieut., R.N.R. DONALD. 

Australian Infantry; twice wounded. *ALEXANDER, A.B., 
Royal Navy; killed" at battle of Jutland, 3Jst May, 1916." Aged 
26 years. Had been ranching in the United States before 
coming to do his bit. After six months' training he transferred 
from R.N.D. to R.N., and was on board H.M.S. "Defence" 
when killed. (Sons of the late Mr Alexander Macarthur, mer- 



chant) . 



New Street. 



4 MORRISON ANGUS, M.G. Corps. 

10 MACDONALD — ANGUS, Canadians ; prisoner of war in Germany 
from 11th April, 1918; joined up when he was only 16 years of 
age. ADAM, K.O.S.B. (Sons of Mr William Macdonald, pre- 
sent address 8 Chapel Street, Maryhill, Glasgow:. 

MACLEAN DUNCAN. Seaforths 

12 CONWAY— JAMES, R.E. ; wounded. 
V/" MACRAE— *DONALD, 43:d Canadian Infantry; died of wounds. 

ill hospital at Boulogne, 2nd July, 1916- With six others he 
travelled over a thousand miles to Winnipeg in order to enlist, 
and walked 250 miles of it through swamp. (Son of the late 
Mr Murdo Macrae). ANGUS, Lieut., R.A.M.C. 
18 MACKAY— MALCOLM, Engineer, Mercantile Marine. DONALD. 
Corpl., R.M.B. Al EX. J., Corpl., R.E. (Army Signals). 
MACRAE — ALEXANDER, Engineer-Lieut., Transport Service. 
\f JOHN, M.A., Lieutenant, R.F.A. (Sons of the late Mr Malcolm 

Macrae). 
22 MACDONALD— *ROBERT, Warrant Officer, Royal Navy; died in 

hospital. 
26 MACLEOD— *MURDO, 78th Canadians; died in Winnipeg of ill- 
ness contracted while on active service. ALLAN, Canadians; 
wounded. KENNETH, Canadians; wounded. (Sons of Mrs 
Donald Macleod). 



Plantation Road. 



2 MACDONALD— JOHN, Gordons. DONALD. Camerons. 

3 MACKENZIE— *RODERICK A., Lance-Corpl., Gordons; had four 

years' service and came to France from Egypt; killed in action, 



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*Francis Macaulay, R.S.F., Newton House; 
killed 21st August, 1Q1S. 







*I,anee-Corpl. Donald Macleod, Sea forth?. 36 
Bayhead; killed 14th Apr.!. 1917- 



*I.ce.-Cpl. Murdo Mackenzie. Porter's Lodge; 
killed 4th October. 1917. 



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1st November, 1914- (Son of Donald Mackenzie, police pen- 
sioner, now residing at Laxa} ;. 

4 MaCDONALD— *JOHN. R.M.B. ; wounded at Dardanelles, 25th 

Mas', and died at Alexandria, 2nd June, 1915- Aged 39 years. 

5 MACRITCHIE— DONALD J., R.M.B. ; wounded. 
MACDONALD— *KENXETH X., Royal Highlanders of Canada; 

killed in acnon in France, 14th March, 1915- Aged 35. JOHX, 
R.G.A. (Sons of Mrs Neil Macdonald). 

6 MACLENNAX— JOHN, R.N.R. 

6 MACIVER— ALEX. J.. Lance-Corpl., Canadian Engineer; ALEX. 
D., R.M.B MALCOLM, Canadian Engineers WILLIAM, 
R.M.B. (Sous of Mi William Maciver, baker). 

12 MACARTHUR— *DONALD, ls<- Scots Guards; killed in action at 

Loos, 27th September, 3915. Aged 26 years MARION, 
Sister, Territorial Force Nursing Service ; served in Scottish 
General Hospital, Stobhill, Glasgow; TINA, Nurse, Northum- 
berland War Hospital, Gosforth. (Sou and Daughters of Mr 
Norman Maearthur, tailor and clothier). 

14 XICOLSOX— *ALEXAXDFR DAX, Carpenter, Australian Navy; 
died in hospitai at Melbourne, 25th May, 1915. Aged 30 years. 
*JOHX MURDO, Second Officer, Mercantile Marine; drowned 
on S S. "Normandiet," 21st April, 1918- Ag e d 33 years. 
*ROBERT N. Corpl., Seaforths ; killed in action in France, 11th 
April. 1918- Aged 31 years. (Three Sons of late Robert 
Nicolson, Plantation Road). 

14 NICOLSON— J., R.M.B 

16 MACLENNAN *MURDO, 7th Seaforths; wounded 25th Septem- 
ber, and died 26th September, 1915, aged 28 years. WILLIAM, 
Seaforths. JOHN, R.N.R. iT.) (Sons of Mr John Maclennan). 

13 MACKENZIE— KENNETH, Canadians. HENRY, R.N.D. ; twice 

viounded. MURDO. (Sons of the late Mr Kenneth Mackenzie). 
20 MACGREGOR—NORMAN, Senior Gunner, R.N.R. 

MORRISON— W. J., Ammunition Column, l/4th Highland Moun- 
tain Brigade. ALEXANDER D., R.N.R. (T.). (Sons of Mr 
Alexander Morrison, joiner). 

MACLENNAN— I., Seaforths. 
25 MACKENZIE— ANGUS. Gordons. 

MACDERMID— NEIL, Irish Rifles; wounded. ANGUS, U.S. 
Army. (Sons of Mr Donald Macdermid, joiner). 
23 SMITH— MALCOLM, Seaforths. 

MARTIN— JOHN, R.A.S.C. 

MACIVER— KENNETH A., 2/Lieut., 4th Seaforths. (Son of ex- 
Police Sergt. John Maciver). 



Matheson Road. 

1 MACLEOD— *WILLIAM, Seaforths; killed in action in France, 
16th May, 1917- (Son of late Mr Wm. Macleod, photographer). 

PAYNE, WILLIAM J., Breutor House, Surgeon Sub-Lieutenant, 
R.N.V.R. 

MACLEAN— MURDO, M.C., Orinsay Villa, Lieut., R.F.A. ; joined 
R.M.B. September, 1914; transferred to Ammunition Column 
High. Mtd. Bde., and went to France with the 51st Division ; 
wounded in 1916 > transferred to Trench Mortars ; came home 
and got commission in the R.F.A. and went with the 7th Divi- 
sion to Italy, where he served till demobilisation in March, 
1G19. Was awarded the Military Cross for his work as liason 
officer during the crossing of the Piave and subsequent attacks, 
the decoration being conferred by Earl Cavan on the field. (Son 
of ex-Provost Maclean). 

MACKENZIE— COLIN S., Park House, Corpl., R.M.B.; went 
through Gallipoli campaign and served in Egypt; discharged on 
medicai grounds. (Son of Mr C. G. Mackenzie, P.F.) 

RUSSELL— MATTHEW, Mount Pleasant, R.F.A. TOTTIE, 
V.A.D. 

MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER J, Ferulea, Lieut., R.N.V.R., Com 
manding Officer of "Marguerite" O. 154; awarded Distinguished 
Service Cross ''for great gallantry and valuable services ren- 
dered on the occasion of a successful action fought by him 
against enemy submarines on the 22nd December, 1917- In 
the face of tremendous odds, and under the most difficult cir- 
cumstances he handled and fought his ship in a most praise- 
worthy manner, destroying one of the enemy and bringing safely 
back to port a valuable convoy." Was decorated by H.M. the 
King. KENNETH J., Cadet, H.M. Transport "Mahai." (Sons 
of Mr Kenneth Mackenzie). 

MACASKILL— JOHN, Lance-Corpi., 4th V.B. (Midlothian) Royal 
Scots. MURDO, Engineer-Lieut., Mercantile Marine. WIL- 
LIAM, Sergt., U.S. Army. COLIN, R.E. ALLAN, Engineer- 
Lieut., Mercantile Marine. DUNCAN, Corpl., R.E. ; awarded 
Military Medal. IVOR, R F.A. (Seven sons of Mr John 
Macaskill, who himself also served on the local Tribunal). 

NICOLSON— Major THOMAS, T.D. In command of Stornoway 
Territorials who formed the Left Half of the Ross Mountain 
Battery. Wounded at the Dardanelles, 29th June, 1915. Later 
commanded 2nd Ross Batteiy Invalided out on account of 
ill-health caused by wounds, Feb., 1919. 

MACIVER— DONALD, Mormonadh, Gordons. 

MACGREGOR— *MATTHEW, M.M., Cairn Dhu, 5th Scottish 
Rifles; awaided M.M.: killed in action 22nd July, 1918- Aged 



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*Lce.-Corpl. George Munro, Seaforths, 50 
Kenneth Street; died in hospital, April 16. 1917. 



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I'te, Angus Macleod (son of Mr D. H. Macleod, 
now in Glasgow) ; seriously wounded. 



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*\\m. Mackenzie, Manchester Resit. ; killed 11th 
December, 1917 



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29 years. KATE. Nurse, Q.A.M.N.S.R. (Son and daughter of 
late Donald Macgregor, teacher, Lionel, Ness, and the late Mrs 
Macgi egor, Cairndhu ) . 



Lewis Castle and Policies. 



Lewis Castle. 

MATHESON— DUNCAN, Lieut-Colonel, Officei Commanding 
2 4th Seaforths. JAMES S. M., Major, 1st Camerons ; 
severely wounded WINIFRED, Nurse, Military Hospital; 
awarded 1914 Star 



Castle Grounds. 

CHRISTIE— JAMES, 1st Class P.O., R.N. 

MURRAY— ALEXANDER, Corpl., R.A.S.C. MALCOLM, 

Bombardier, R.M.B. RODERICK, Piper, Ssnforths. (Sons 
of Mr Angus Murray). 

MARTIN—WILLIAM, Lieut . London Scottish (See separate 
sketch) . 

MACKENZIE— *MURDO, Porter's Lodge, Lan?e-Corpl , Sea- 
forths; killed hi action in France 4th October, 1917- 

MATHESON— AULAY, Creed House, Seaforths 

MATHESON— D., Creed Mouth Cottage, Seaforths; awarded 
M.M. for bravery and devotion to duty, 21st March, 1918. 

BUCHANAN— ANGUS, Marybank, Canadians. ANNIE, Nurse, 
Military Hospital ; awaided Royal Red Cross. 



Three Brave Canadians Done to Death by Poisoe 





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Standing (from left to right) — Sergt. Murdo Morrison, Calbost ; Angus Nicolson, Lemreway; 
*Alex Macdnugall Hunter, Barvas (killed 24th May, 1915) , Angus Morrison, Calbost. 

Sitting (from left to right)— *Allan Murray, Stomoway (killed 25th April, 1915) I *George 
Macdonald, Knock-Carloway (killed 25th April, 1915); Norman Macdonald, Knock Carloway. 



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Capt. I.awrence W. Bain, R.A.M.C., Gowancroft; 
awarded M.C. 




Lieut. Kenneth Bain, R.G.A., Gowancroft. 



Lieut. Angus A. Bain, K.G.A., Gowancroft; 
awarded M.C. 





Corpl. Duncan Macaskill, R.E., Mathesou Rd., 
awarded M.M. 



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killed 6th September, 1917. 



The Nicolson Institute. 



use. It is, 



IN a war so great the share taken by the members of any 
one institution can be only as a grain of sand on the sea- 
shore. Yet the expression of loyal pride in local^effort 
and achievement is not excluded, and has its 
therefore, with pleasure that T have agreed 
to the request of the Editor of the Lewis 
Roll of Honour to write a few words on the 
relation of the Nicolson Institute (which 
draws its pupils from all parts of the 
Island) to the great war . 

For a number of years it had been the 
practice for a considerable proportion of 
the older boys, during their attendance at 
the Secondary School, to put in their 
training with the local body of Territorials 
— the Ross Mountain Battery- At the 
School Prize Giving of 1914, these boys 
attended in uniform to be ready to go off 
the same evening by the steamer en route 
for the annual training camp. Before the 
school re-opened, the Territorial Force was 
mobilised, and for some of these lads there 
intervened four long years of toil, of 
fighting, and of sickness overseas, before 
they saw their homes again. 

Of the schoolboys still on the roll of the 
school at midsummer, 1914, thirty-six 
went on service with the Ross Battery, and 
later a number of other pupils who had not- 
belonged to the Battery volunteered. 

A census taken during the training at Bedford gave 103 
as the total number of Old Nicolsonians then in the Battery. 
These saw their first service overseas at Galiipoli, where as a 




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unit of the 29th Division they took part in the first landing. 
The first British gun fired on the Peninsula was one of our 
mountain guns- While the gunners were doing line work with 
the advanced infantry under the most severe conditions the 
drivers were engaged in the no less 
dangerous task of taking up food and 
ammunition to the firing line. All on the 
Peninsula in these days became habituated 
to living under fire. Even when bathing 
in the sea beneath the cliffs they were 
never out of gun range. For a portion of 
the Battery the no less rigorous days at 
Suvla. followed. It was at Chocolate Hill 
that the "school gun" (as we regarded it) 
came under severe Turkish fire and two of 
the gun crew lost their lives. 

Next followed the pleasant, though 
hard-working, interlude in Egypt. Then 
the two years in the Balkans brought their 
burden of tedium and sickness, finishing 
in the great rush over the mountains into 
Bulgaria. One of our old boys who had 
transferred from the Battery to the air 
service was the first observer to bring back 
to Headquarters the news of the Bulgar 
retreat. In the pursuit the Ross Mountain 
Battery was the first of the Allied artillery 
over the enemy's frontier. The hard drive 
over the hills with the guns unceasingly 
shelling the fleeing enemy, until the 
Armistice checked the pursuit, is for these men the last 
picture the War has left them of active service 

Meanwhile another detachment of the Battery was in 



GIBSON. 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 



Le"wis Students' Group of Gordons. 






Standing (left to right) — Pte. Mai. Macleod, Kershader (wounded 
and taken prisoner); Pte. John Maciver, Coll; *Corpl. Mtirdo Mac- 
iver, Coll (killed 16th June, 1915); Lieut. Murdo Murray, Back 
(wounded). 

Sitting (left to right)— Lieut. Alex. Macaulay, M.C., Breasclet 
(wounded); Pte. John Smith, Tong ; *Pte. George Maesween. Garra- 
bost (killed 15th June, 1915P, Lieut. Isaac Maciver, Shawbost 
(wounded) ; rte. John Angus Macleod. Shawbost (wounded). 



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Palestine sharing in the toilsome scramble over the craggy 
uplands and across the wadies of Canaan. These helped to 
inflict the iinal defeat which at length set the Holy Land free 
from the Turk's paralysing ride. 

On other fronts, in the same way, the old schoolboys bore 
their share. The accompanying photograph of a group of 
nine Nicolsonians who, in the first half of 1915, went out to 
France in the 4th Gordons, gives a glimpse of the nature of 
the work there, and of the cost of it to the School. Of the 
nine soldiers here shown two were killed in action, six were 
wounded, some of them several times over, and the remaining 
one was on medical grounds returned to home service. 

Other regiments had their share of our recruits : a good 
many of our old boys saw the war through in the Seaforths, 
some in the Camerons, some in the Black Watch, and a 
number among the Canadians. No front has been without its 
quota — Flanders, Artois. Picardy, Champagne. Baku, 
Archangel, Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, North-West 
India- On all the seas of the world also they have been 
afloat — as deckhands in minesweepers, as AB's on scouts and 
patrol boats, as naval schoolmasters, as surgeons, as com- 
misioned officers. In the mercantile marine, too, those on the 
"bridge or in the engine room have their own stories to tell of 
perilous escapes from mine and submarine. 

Nor have the girls failed to take a share. In Women's 
Army Auxiliary Corps and Women's Royal Naval Service, as 
nurses, as munition workers, they have shown the same spirit 



of steady purpose and cheerful endurance, and have contri- 
buted in their own way to the final defeat of the enemy - 

A goodly number of the boys have received recognition for 
the meritorious nature of their services : one has been awarded 
the Distinguished Service Cross, one the Distinguished Flying 
Cross, one the Cross of the Legion of Honour, five the 
Distinguished Conduct Medal, fifteen the Military Cross, three 
the Croix de Guerre, eleven the Military Medal, one the 
Meritorious Service Medal, one the Serbian Gold Medal, one 
the Greek Military Cross, one the Belgian Medaille Militaire, 
one the Order of St Stanislav, and several others have been 
mentioned in despatches. 

The School mourns her many dead. Of those who have 
been killed in action, have died of wounds, or whose deaths 
have been a result of the hardships of war, we have counted 
a hundred and one. Our sympathy goes out to the relatives 
who have lost their dear ones. The grief felt by the School 
for those -who have gone is leavened with pride when we 
remember their devotion to duty, their appreciation of the 
great issues, their spirit of self-forgetfulness and of steady 
courage. Their example will remain to inspire their successors 
in the school with something of their spirit of brave endeavour 
and their recognition of the high purpose for which life is 
given. 



W. J. GIBSON. 



The Nicolson Institute, Stornoway. 




'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR 



Lewis Group of 1st Seaforths. 




(For Key See Opposite Page.) 




*Sergt. Tcrqiril Macleod, Seaforths, 
22 Swordale (killed 6th June, 1917 ■ 



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n Id Maclean, Seaforths, 23 Church St. 
■ Came from Patagonia to enlist). 




*Serst. John Donald Macrae, Seaforths; 
killed 2Cth Jv.ly, 1917. (Son of Lient.-Col. 
John N. Macrae, D.S.O. 



KEY TO LEWIS GROUP OF SEAFORTHS. 



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Back Row (left to right) — D. Macleod, M. Macleod, wounded; J. 
Macleod. D. Macleod, wounded; Corpl. D. Morrison, J Mackay, 
-wounded (discharged) ; Lee. -Corpl. A Macdonald, wounded ; D. Macleod, 
*A. Mackenzie, killed. 

2nd Row from Back (left to right)— M. Macdonald, *Corpl. A. 
Macleod, killed ; D Macrae, wounded (discharged) ; D Macleod, Sergt. 
P>. Macleod, wounded. 

3rd Row from Back (left to right)— *Lce. -Corpl. M. Macleod, killed; 
J. Mathcson, wounded; *K. Smith, killed; D. Mackenzie, wounded; 
*Sergt. W. Macneill. killed; Corpl. D. Maclean, wounded; A. Patterson, 
J. Montgomery, discharged; C. Mackay, *I,ce.-Cpl. M. Maciver, killed 



4th Row from Back (left to right) — Piper G. Macleod, discharged; 
K. Smith, wounded; K. Campbell, discharged: *K. Mackenzie, killed; 
Sergt. M. Macleod, *D. Graham, killed; D. Mackay, Sergt. -Major J. 
Smith, Sergt. D. Mackenzie., D. Macleunan,. *Serg't J. Macdonald, 
killed; Piper J. Macleod, wounded (discharged). 

Front Row (left to right) — *Piper M. Smith, killed; *Lauce-Corpl. 
J. Macdonald, killed; Sergt. J. Maciver, *C.S.M. M. Macgregor, killed; 
C.Q.M.S J. Smith, C.S.M J. Macleunan, wounded; *Maior Stewart 
A.B.A.. killed; *Sergt. M. Macleod, killed; Sergt. K. Macleod, *Lance- 
Cpl. M' Macaulay, killed; Ixe.-Cpl. A. Macdougall, Lieut. D. S. Mackay. 

Lying in front — *Drummer R Mackenzie, killed; *J. Murray, killed; 
Drummer T. Macleod, wounded. 



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*Alex. Shaw, 10 New Valley; killed 
Hth November, 1914. 




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*Nonnan J. Mackenzie, Canadians, 1 
Gtiershader; died of wounds, 8th Aug., 1918- 







''John Shaw, 10 New Valley; killei 
9th May, J915 




Piper Malcolm Mackenzie, Seaforths ; 
1 Gtiershader. 



Murdc. A. Mackenzie, Gordons, 1 Guershader; 
twice wounded. 



LAXDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Laxdale, Benside, Guershader, New Valley and Coulregrein.) 



Population last Census, 826 ; (Males, 383 ; Females, 443). 



THE Laxdale district comprises the townships of Benside 
or New Market, Laxdale, New Valley, Guershader and 
Coulregrein. Prior to the war there was a fair number 
in the regular army, navy and militia, 
and before the cessation of hostilities 
practically every man of war age in the 
district had been enrolled. It was 
heartening to see that many of the young 
men who had emigrated to Australia, 
Canada and South America, returned — 
some to fight in the Colonial units and 
others to join the native Highland 
regiments- 

The losses were heavy ; in one week 
news came of four who had fallen, and 
with the exception of Laxdale, which is 
the smallest of the villages, every town- 
ship has had to mourn the death of some 
of its youngest and most virile inhabitants. 
A few suffered long imprisonment tin 
Germany, and nearly all who had been in 
service for any length of time were 
wounded, but with one exception no one 
was unfortunate enough to lose a limb. 

Private Graham, the Royal Engineers, 
son of Mr Murdo Graham, Laxdale. 
gained the Military Meda,l and C.S.M. 
Neil Shaw of the Canadian Machine Gun 
Corps was awarded the Distinguished 
Conduct Medn! This soldier was only in the early twenties 
at the end of the war, and it was very gratifying to hear of 
The Schooihouse, Laxdale. 




Mr D. CLARK, Laxdale 



the grit of a lad of that age in such a responsible position. He 
is a son of Mr John Shaw, New Valley, five of whose family 
were on active service, two of whom were killed in France. 

From this district, out of a total popula- 
tion of 326, there were 153 men who 
served, representing 40 per cent, of the 
male population. Of the total 65 were in 
Highland Regiments; 33 in the Roval 
Navy, R.N.R., and Mercantile Marine, 
while 27 came across with the Canadians. 

The casualty list numbered 31, being 
20 per cent, of those serving. The first to 
fall was John Robert Macdonald, New 
Valley, on 6th November, 1914- Alex. 
Shaw, New Valley, fell on 11th Novem- 
ber, and Thomas Stewart, Coulregrein, 
two days later. 

They all did their duty, and perhaps 
the best epitaph we can devise to the 
memory of those whose fate it was never 
to return is to remember the words of the 
soldier son of Mr Norman Macleod, Ben- 
side, who in writing home to comfort his 
parents on the death of a younger brother 
m France, said "He has died a good 
death-" They have all died good deaths, 
and alas ! it was decreed that the writer 
himself should fall in action on the plains 
of Mesopotamia. 
"Graclh as mo na so chn'n'eil aig neach air bith. gu'n 
leigeaclh duine 'anam sios air son a chairdean." — John xv. 13. 

DAVID CLARK. 



r LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*John Campbell, R.N.K., 28 Benside; 
died in hospital, 19th Aug., 1917. 




*Alex. Dan Graham, 33 Benside ; killed 
25th April, 1915. 





*I)onal(l Morrison, Seaforths, 15 New 
Valley; d.< .1 of wounds, 7th August, 1918- 



*William Moirison, Canadians, 2 Sand St., 
CculregreJa; died in hospital, 3rd Nov., 1918. 



LAXDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT- 



97 



COULREGREIN. 



2 MORRISON— *WILLIAM, Canadians; died in hospital, 3rd Nov., 

1918, from wounds. Aged 33 years. FRANK H.. Seaforths. 
jSons of the late Mr John Morrison). 
MACQUEEN— WILLIAM, R.E. 

3 MACLEOD— DUNCAN, Seaforths. JOHN MTJRDO, Canadians; 

wounded. *ALEX., Canadians; killed in France, 5th Septem- 
ber, 1917. Aged 26 *WILLIAM GEORGE, Seaforths; died 
of wounds received in action, 5th June, 1917- Aged 23. 
(Grandsons of Mrs E. Macleod). 

3 MACINNES— *KENNETH, Seaforths; killed in action in Mesopo- 

tamia, 13th January, 1916. 

4 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.E. JAMES R., Seaforths. JOHN MURDO, 

Seaforths , wounded and gassed. 

5 MACDONALD— WILLIAM, R.N.R. 

8 MACAULAY— NEIL, Seaforths; wounded and gassed. 

9 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, R.E. 

11 MACLEAN— ALEX., Seaforths. 

12 FRASER— ANGUS, Seaforths; seriously wounded. JOHN M., 

Seaforths. DUNCAN, Seaforths. 
STEWART— *THOMAS, 2nd H.L.I. ; killed in action 13th Nov.. 
1914- Aged 31- Served nine years with his regiment in India, 
and was mobilised as a Reservist on the outbreak of war. 
Id LAMB— JAMES, Seaforths. 

Cross Street. 

MACMILLAN— *.TOHN, Canadian Mounted Rifles; killed in action 
1918- Aged 42- DONALD, R.A.M.C. (Sons of Mrs Malcolm 
Macro illanj. 

BAIN— MALCOLM. Seaforths. 

MUNRO— ANGUS, Seaforths; injured and discharged. A. D., 
R.E. JOHN, Seaforths. 

ROBERTSON— DAVID, R.E. 



LAXDALE. 

1 MACLEOD— DONALD. R.M.B. 

MORRISON— MURDO. Bombardier, R.M.B. ; wounded at Dardan- 
elles, 25th June, 1915- (Son of Mr Alex. Morrison). 

2 MACKENZIE— JOHN A., M.A , R.M.B. MURDO, M.A., Sergt, 

Sherwood Forresters. RODERICK, Camerons. (Sons of the 
late Mr Murdo Mackenzie). 



3 MACKAY— DONALD, C.P.O., R.N 

4 GRAHAM— WILLIAM, R.E. ; awarded Military Medal for gal- 

lantry in the field. 

6 GRANT— DONALD, Seaforths; wounded in France. JAMES, 

Gordons. (Sons of the late Mr John Grant, Laxdale Lane.) 

7 MACLEAN— DONALD, A. & S. Highlanders. 
MACKAY— JOHN, Canadians. 

8 MACIVER— JOHN, Canadian Navy. 

9 MACPHAIL— JOHN NORMAN, R.N.R 

17 MACDONALD— ROBERT, R.E. JOHN, Seaforths. KENNETH, 

Canadians; wounded. 

MACDONALD DONALD M., Engineer, R.N.R. 

MORRISON— *HECTOR, Hawthorn Cottage, Gordons, attached 

London Scottish; killed in action in France, 31st July, 1918 

Aged 32 years. (Son of late Mr Malcolm Morrison, U.F.C. 

Missionary, and Mrs Morrison). 

37 MACIVER— NORMAN, R.M.B. 

38 MACLEOD— ANGUS, Glasgow's Own Artillery. MALCOLM, 

Gordons ; wounded four times and prisoner in Germany. 
(Father and Son) . 
46 MACKENZIE— *HUGH, 1st Class Stoker, R.N. ; lost on H.M.S. 
"Triumph," 26th May, 1915- Aged 47 years. Had served 
through the South African War of 1900. (Son of late Mr 
Donald Mackenzie). 



GUERSHADER. 

1 MACKENZIE— MALCOLM, Piper, 8th Seaforths. MURDO 
ANGUS, 9th Gordons; twice wounded. *NORMAN JOHN, 
Canadian Engineers ; died of wounds in France, 8th August, 
1918- (Sons of Mr Donald Mackenzie, now of Springburn, 
Glasgow). 

1 MURRAY— JOHN, R.E. MURDO, Lovat Scouts. MALCOLM. 
Seaforths. (Sons of Mr Duncan Murray). 

7 MACDONALD— JOHN ANGUS. Seaforths. *GEORGE, Sergt., 

21st Canadians ; killed in action in France, 9th May, 1917 
Aged 26- (Sons of Mr Alexander Macdonald). 

8 MACLEAN— *KENNETH, Canadians; killed in action, 5th Nov., 

1917. Aged 30- (Son of Mr M.Maclean). 
MACLEAN— JOHN, Sergt., Seaforths; wounded. 
11 MACINTOSH— HUGH, C.P.O., R.N. CHRISTOPHER, Seaforths. 



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"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*James Macrae, Barvas Road, 
Laxdale; killed 12th Oct., 1916. 




539 

£5R 




*Kenneth Macinues, Seaforths, Coul- 
regrein; killed, 13th Jan., 1916. 



*John R. Macdonald, New Valley 
killed 6th Nov., 1914. 







"Thomas Stewart, Conlregrein ; 
killed 13th Nov., 1914. 




•Murdo Montgomery, 50 Benside ; 
killed 14th Dec, 1914. 



LAXDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



99 



12 MACLEAN— ANGUS, Pipe-Major, Seaforths ; severely wounded in 
shoulder at Hill 60 ANGUS, Seaforths; wounded. JOHN, 
Canadians. DONALD, Corpl., Canadians. 



NEW VALLEY. 

1 MACLEOD— * ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) ; drowned in the "Iolaire" dis- 

aster, 1919. Aged 18- (Son of Mr Alex. Macleod). 

2 MACLEOD— LEWIS, Canadians. WILLIAM, Canadians. (Sons 

of Mr John Macleod, emigrated to Canada). 

3 MACLEOD— DUNCAN, Seaforths; wounded. 

4 MACKENZIE JOHN, Scots Greys. DONALD, Seaforth; gassed. 

Was taken prisoner, July, 1916- Served in the Regular Army 
and wears the King's Indian Medal and the medal awarded in 
connection with the rising in China. Was in Canada at out- 
break of war, and was called up as a Reservist. ANGUS, Sea- 
forths. (Sons of Mrs Malcolm Mackenzie). 

5 GRAHAM— *DUNCAN, Lance-Corpl., Canadians; killed in action 

in France, 8th August, 1918- Aged 32- (Son of Mr Donald 
Graham). 

7 MACDONALD— *ALEX., Warrant Officer, R.N.R. ; drowned in 

"Iolaire" disaster. Aged 40 years. Joined the Australian 
Navy at the outbreak of war. Served as a signaller at the 
Dardanelles. Afterwards was mine sweeping on the Nova 
Scotian coast. Was at Halifax at the time of the great explosion. 
ANGUS, Seaforth. MALCOLM, Machine GurTCorps. (Sons 
of Mrs Donald Macdcnald). 

8 MACIVER— NORMAN, Piper, Canadian Highlanders. JOHN, 

Piper, Canadian Highlanders. (Sons of Mr Neil Maciver). 

11 MACKENZIE— COLIN, R.N.R. 

12 MACIVER— ALEX., Scots Guards; gassed. DUGALD, Seaforths; 

wounded and gassed. 

13 MACDONALD— NEIL, Seaforths, gassed. DUNCAN, R.N.R. 

14 MONTGOMERY— *RODERICK, Lance-Corpl., Gordons ; died while 

a prisoner of war in Germany, 18th July, 1918- Aged 23- 
Had been sheep farming in Chili and came home at his own 
expense in 1916 to do his bit for the Old Country. (Son of 
Mrs Montgomery). 

15 MORRISON— *DONALD, Seaforths; died of. wounds at Rouen, 7th 

August, 1918. Aged 18 years. (Son of Mr Angus Morrison). 
MACDONALD— *JOHN R., Seaforths; killed in action, 1914. 

DONALD, Seaforths, wounded. 
SHAW— *JOHN, Corpl., Seaforths; killed in action, 9th May, 1915. 

Aged 27- NORMAN, H.M.H.S. *ALEXANDKR, Camerons ; 



killed in action, Hl'.i November, 1914. Aged 22. NEIL, 
C.S.M., Canadians; awarded the D.C.M. for gallantry in the 
field. DUNCAN, Piper, Gordons. (Sons of Mr John Shaw). 

16 MACLENNAN— DONALD, Canadians. MALCOLM, Canadians. 

(Sons of Mr John Maclennan, emigrated to Canada). 

17 MA CPHERSON— MALCOLM, R.A.S.C. JOHN A., R.A.S.C. 
19 BUCHANAN— ANGUS, Canadians. 

25 MACKAY— JOHN, Scottish Horse. 
MONTGOMERY— MALCOLM, R.E. 
MACLEAN— ALLAN, Canadians. 
MATHESON— JOHN, Benadrove, R.M.B. 



BENSIDE. 

1 MONRO— NORMAN, R.N.R. JOHN, Canadians; wounded. 

2 MACLEOD JOHN, R.N.R. DUNCAN, R.N.R. First served 

in Seaforths and was discharged on account of wounds and then 
joined R.N.R. ALEXANDER JOHN, Canadians; prisoner in 
Germany for over two years. 

3 MACRITCHIE— *MALCOLM, Seaforths; killed in action in Meso- 

potamia, Nov., 1917; aged 27 years. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 
(Sons of Widow Macritchie). 

4 MORRISON— ANGUS, R.N.R. DONALD, Gordons; prisoner in 

Germany over four years. (Sons of Mr Peter Morrison). 

5 MACLEOD— JOHN MURDO, Army Vet. Corps; leg badly hurt, 

and discharged. KENNETH, Labour Corps. (Sons of Mr 
John Macleod). 

6 MA CLENNAN— ANGUS, R.E. 

7 MACDONALD— ALLAN, M.M.R. ALEX. D., Sen., Transport 

Service. 
9 MACLEOD— MURDO, Seaforths; severely wounded in France. 
10 MACDONALD— * ANGUS, C.P.O., R.N. ; died in hospital. JOHN, 
Seaforths. DONALD M., Piper, R.M-B. (Sons of late Mr 
Angus Macdonald, joiner). 
MACDONALD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; diied in hospital in Glasgow. 
MURDO, R.N.R. (Sen and Grandson of Mr Donald Mac- 
donald). 

12 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

13 MACLEOD — *ANGUS, Seaforths; killed in action in Mesopotamia, 

1916; aged 27- MURDO, R.N.R. WILLIAM, 4th Batt. Cana- 
dians; buried twice, blown up once, and discharged on account 
of injuries. *NORMAN, Seaforths; killed in action in France. 



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14 MUXKO- DONALD WILLIAM, R.N.R. 

19 MACKENZIE— DONALD, Sergt., Seaforths; served in France and 

Mesopotamia; twice wounded. 

20 NICOLSON— THOMAS. R.N.R. JOHN, Mercantile Marine. 

21 MACDONALD— JOHN ANGUS, R.N.R 

22 MACPKAIL— DONALD, Seaforths; severely wounded. 

23 MURRAY — *JOHN, Mercantile Marine; drowned in an accident at 

Port Arthur Texas, 26th Sept., 1916; aged 25. KENNETH, 
R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Donald Murray). 

24 MONTGOMERY— *MURDO, 23rd Cameron Highlanders of 

Canada; killed in action 15th May, 1916; aged 26- (Son of 
Widow Montgomery, 

26 MACDONALD- -DONALD, Blacksmith, Canadians (Son of Mr 

Donald Macdonald, who emigrated to Canada). 

27 STEWART— JAMES, R.N.R. 

28 CAMPBELI DUNCAN, R.N.R.; served three years in foreign 

waters on H.M.S. "Orama." *John, Gunner R.N.R.; died in 



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Greenwich Hospital, 19th Aug., 1917; aged 28; after a severe 

voyage to the White Sea, put in the winter at Scapa Flow, 

where he endured hardships which undermined his health and 

ultimately resulted in his death. MURDO, Mercantile Marine: 

lost his right hand as result of accident, 2nd June, 1917. (Sons 

ot Mr Donald Campbell, fisherman). 
GRAHAM — *ALEX. DON.. Seaforths; killed in action at Neuve 

Chapelle, 25th April, 1915; aged 19. (Son of Mr Donald 

Graham). 
MACLEOD— MURDO, Australians. 
MONTGOMERY— MURDO, Piper, Seaforths. RODERICK, A. 

and S. Highlanders. (Sons of Mr Angus Montgomery, tailor). 
STEWART— *JOHN, Gordons: killed in action in France, 27th 

Dec, 1915; aged 19. ALEX. DON., Gordons; prisoner of war 

in Germany for over four years (Sons of Mr John Stewart). 
MACRAE— RODERICK. Seaforths, wounded and discharged; 

again called up, and served in R.E. JOSEPH, Camerons. 

*JAMES, Seafoiths, killed in action, 12th Oct.. 1916; aged 32 

■'Sons of Mr Colin Macrae). 
MONTGOMERY— *MUKDO, Gordons; killed in action in France, 

14th Dec, 1914; aged 21. WILLIAM, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 

Allan Montgomery, mason). 




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TONG SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Tong and Aird of Tong). 



Population last Census, 482 (Males, 213: Females, 269). 



NOW that the Great War is over, the records of this 
district give cause for feelings of sadness and pride- — 
sadness for the death on service of twenty-one young 
men, and pride that they gave their lives for the cause of 
freedom and that so many as eight war 
honours were gained by village lads. 

When it is mentioned that the total 
population in the district in 1914 was 500, 
and the total male population 230, the 
above numbers, to give their lives and to 
gain honours, are very striking. 

The heaviest casualties took place early 
in the war among the Militia boys and 
members of the R.N.R., and, strange to 
relate, the wreck of H.M.S. "Iolaire," 
which brought so much suffering to the 
Island of Lewis, was not responsible for 
any loss of life in this district, although 
four young men came on leave that same 
night, crossing by the s.s. "Sheila." 

The following made the supreme 
sacrifice: — Malcolm Macdonald (Donald), 
3 Tong ; Evander Maciver, 3 Tong : 
Norman Macinnes, Q.M.S., 6 Tong (died 
in Stobhill Hospital) ; Malcolm Macleod 
(Angus), 8 Tong; Donald Macleod 
(Angus), 8 Tong; Malcolm Murray, 10 
Tong: Murdo Macleod (Kenneth sefl.), 
12 Tong; Angus Macleod (Peter), 12 
Tong, Malcolm Finlayson, 14 Tong (died 
at Bombay); John Thomson, 32 Tong; John Macdonald, 6 
Aird of Tong: Samuei Macdonald, 8 Aird of Tong: Donald 




Mr JOHN MACIVER. 



Macdonald, 8 Aird of Tong; Norman Macfarlane, 9 Aird of 
Tong (Died at Quebec) ; Donald Finlayson, 19 Aird of Tong: 
John Smith, 20 Aird of Tong; Duncan Smith, 20 Aird of 
Tong: Donald Macmillan, 21 Aird of Tong; John Macmillan, 
21 Aird of Tong; Angus Macled (George), 
21 Aird of Tong: John Macleod, 25 Aird 
of Tong. 

Honours were awarded to — 

Sergeant John Thomson (John) — Recom- 
mended Distinguished Conduct Medal 
for gallantry at Hill 60. 

Pte. and Lieutenant. Alex. Thomson 
(James) — Awarded Distinguished Con- 
duct Medal for gallantry at Neuve 
Chapelle, gained Military Cross for 
work at Buzancy. 

Lieutenant George Thomson (Alexander) 
— Gained Military Cross for gallantry 
at Salonika. 

Sergeant Donald Smith (Peter) — Gained 
Distinguished Conduct Medal and Bar 
to D.C.M. for gallantry. 

Quarter-Master-Sergeant Alex. Matheson 
(Alex.) — Gained Distinguished Conduct 
Medal for gallantry in Gallipoli. 

Sergeant Alex. Mackinnon — Gained 
Military Medal. 

Lieutenant Donald M. Macfarlane (John) 
— Awarded Military Cross on the field, 
for gallantry at Paschendale Ridge, November, 1917- 
Ton? Schoolhouse. JOHN MACIVER. 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 



: -" 



*Lance-Corpl. Angus Macleod, 12 Tong 
killed 9th May, 1915- 




*John Macleod, R.N.R., 25 Aird of Tong 
drowned February, 1915- 




Sergt. Donald Smith, D.C.M., H Aird of Tong. 






MM 

*Evander Maciver, R.N.R., 3 Tone 
killed 22nd March, 1915. 





♦Malcolm Macleod, 8 Tone;; killed 
9th May, 1915. 



Sergt. Alex. Mackinnon, M.M., 22 Aird of Tong 



TONG SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



105 



TONG. 

1 MACLENNAN-— AI.EX., R.N.R. DONALD, Seaforths. (Sons 
of Mr Donald Maclennan) . 

3 MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. *MALCOLM, Seaforths; killed 
in action, 22nd April, 1916. (Sons of Mr Donald Macdonald) . 
MACIVER— *EVANDER, R.N.R. ; killed in action, 22nd March, 
1915- 

5 MACLEOD— ALEX., Carpenter. R.N. ; survivor from H.MS. 

"Hawke." MALCOLM, U.S. Army. DONALD, Australians. 
WILLIAM, Seaforths; wounded on 12th Oct., 1916- (Sons of 
Mr Malcolm Macleod*. 

6 MACINNES— *NORMAN, Q.M.S., Seaforth : died in Stobhill 

Hospital, Glasgow, on 23rd Oct., 1917- ANGUS, R.N.R. JOHN, 
R.N. A.' joined H.M.S. "Glasgow" at Falkland Islands. (Sons 
of Mr Donald Macinnes). 

MACINNES— ANGUS, Lce.-Corpl., Seaforths; wounded at Hill 60- 
(Son of Mr Alex. Macinnes). 

7 MACLEN NAN— DONALD, R.N.R. GEORGE, R.N.R. (Sons of 

Mr Donald Maclennan). 
MACIVER— MALCOLM, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Donald Maciver). 

8 MACLEOD— *MALCOLM, 1st Black Watch; wounded at Ypres ; 

killed ih action, 9th May, 1915. *DONALD, H.L.I. ; killed in 
action, 21st September, 1918- (Sons of the late Mr Angus 
Macleod). 

9 MACDONALD—RODERICK, Canadian Contingent GEORGE, 

Canadian Contingent. (Sons of the late Mr George Macdonald). 

10 MURRAY— *MALCOLM, Seaforths; killed in action on 21st Dec, 

1914. (Son of the late Mr Kenneth Murray). 

CAMPBELL— DONALD (Effie), Canadian Contingent. DONALD, 
(John), U.S. Army 

11 STEWART— KENNETH, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. 

12 MACLEOD—JOHN, Canadians. *MURDO, Canadians, killed in 

action, 4th December, 1916- ANGUS, Seaforths. WILLIAM. 
Farrier, R.M.B. ALEX., R.N.R. (Sons of Coinneach Mor) 

HA CLEOD— MALCOLM (KENNETH), R.N.R. 

MACLEOD * ANGUS, Lce.-Corpl., Seaforths; killed in action on 

9th May, 1915. JOHN, Canadians; gassed DONALD, 

Gordons. (Sons of Mr Peter Macleod). 

MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

14 ANDERSON JAMES, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— DONALD (NORMAN), R.N.R 
CAMPBELL— ANGUS, Seaforths. 



FiNLAYSON— *MALCOLM, Seaforths; died. 

15 THOMSON— JOHN, Sergt, Seaforths; wounded at Hill 60- Recom- 

mended for D.C.M. ALEX., R.M.B. (Sons of Mr John 
Thomson) 
THOMSON— ALEX.. Lieut., Seaforths; wounded and awarded 
D.C.M. for gallantry at Neuve Chapelle ; gained M.C. for work 
at Buzancy. (Son of Mr James Thomson). 

16 CAMPBELL— JOHN, R.N.R. 
FINLAYSON— JOHN, R.N.R. 

17 MACLENNAN— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

29 MACIVER— ALLAN J., Seaforths. 

30 SMITH— DONALD, Canadians 

31 MACLEOD— DONALD, Ship's Corpl., R.N. 

32 THOMSON— ALEX.. South African Defence Force. *JOHN, 

R.N.R. ; drowned in Mediterranean. 2nd Feb., 1917. GEORGE. 
Lieut.. Worcesters , wounded at Salonica and gained M.C. The 
official memorandum of the award is as follows : — He was 
wounded early in the attack, but receiving first aid rejoined his 
platoon and reorganised it under heavy fire. He only withdrew 
on being wounded a second time. (Sons of Mr Alexander 
Thomson). 

MACIVER— FRANCIS J.. Bombardier. Schoolhouse, R.F.A.; gassed 
at Givenchy, 18th April, 1918. 

MACLEOD— DONALD, Hillhead, R.N. 



AIRD OF TONG. 

1 STEWART ALEX., R.N.R. 

2 MACFARLANE— JOHN, R.N.K. DONALD, Canadians. 
4 MACLENNAN-_DONALD, R.N.R. 

6 MACDONALD— NORMAN, R.N.R. • *JOHN, Seaforths; died of 

rounds, 17th March, 1915. NORMAN, Seaforths. (Sons of 
Mr John Macdonald). 

7 MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 

George Mackenzie). 

8 MACDONALD— *SAMUEL, Seaforths ; killed in action, 12th March. 

1915. *DONALD, Seaforths; wounded and missing since 9tl 
May, 1915, since officially reported killed. 
MACDONALD— DONALD, Piper, Canadians. 

9 MACFARLANE— *NORMAN, Canadians; died at Quebec. ALEX., 

Cooper, R.N.R JOHN, Corpl., Seaforths; wounded at Ypres. 
(Sons of Mr Allan Macfarlane). 
MACLEOD— JOHN, Canadians. 



? LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*John .Smith, R.N.R., 19 Aird of Tong; 
drowned 20th Oct., 1915. 







♦Donald Finlayson, R.N.R.. Aird of Tong 
drowned February, 1915- 



.Standing — *Jolm Macdonald, 6 Aird of Tone 
died of wounds, 17th March, 1915 

Sitting— *Don. MacmiJIan, 22 Aird of Tout 
29th October, 1914 





*John Macmillan, 21 Aird of Tong ; 
killed 20th October, 1918. 



♦Angus Macleod, Canadians, 21 Aird of Tons 
killed 20th April, 1917. 



TONG SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



107 



-DONALD M. (JOHN), Lieut., Lanes. Fusiliers; 
on. the field for gallantry at Passchendale, Nov., 



Chapelle, 12th 
(Father 



MACFARLAXE- 
awarded M.C. 
1917. 

10 MACLEOD— MURDO, Seaforths; wounded at Neuvc 

March, 1915 
M.-< THESON— GEORGE, R.N R. GEORGE, R.N.R. 
and Sen). 

11 SMITH— JOHN, Sergt., Gordons. DONALD, Sergt , Canadians. 

Gained D.C.M. and Bar for gallantry. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons 
of Mr Peter Smith). 
FINLAYSON— JOHN, R.N.R. 

12 MACIVER— MURDO, Seaforths; wounded 21st July, 1918. 
MATHESON— MURDO, R.M.B. 

13 FINLAYSON— GEORGE, R.N.R. 

MATHESON— MTJRDO, Gordons; wounded at Ypres, 3rd March, 
1916- ALEX., Q.MS., R.M.B. ; gained D.C.M. in Gallipoli. 
(Sons of Mr Alex. Matheson). 

14 MACLEOD— DONALD, Canadians. ANGUS, R.N.R, (Sons of 

Mr Donald Macleod). 

15 MURRAY DONALD, R.N.R. 

CAMPBELL— RODERICK, Seaforths. 

16 THOMSON— ALEX., Seaforths; wounded. JOHN, Black Watch. 

(Sons of Mr Malcolm Thomson). 

17 FINLAYSON— WILLIAM, R.N.R. 

IS THOMSON— JOHN, R.N.R JOHN, Sergt., Canadians; wounded 
and trench fever. MURDO, R.N.R. JAMES, Sergt., A.O.C. 
(Sons of Mr Donald Thomson). 

19 FINLAYSON— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "Clan Macnaughton," 
Feb., 1915. WILLIAM. (Sons of Mr Angus Finlayson). 



MACLEOD— MALCOLM, Piper, Canadians. 
FINLAYSON— DONALD, Piper, R.M.B. 

20 SMITH— *JOHN, R.N.R. ; killed at sea, 20th October, 1915. 
SMITH— *DUNCAN, Seaforths; missing; presumed killed. 

21 MACMILLAN *DONALD, Gordons; missing 29th Oct., 1915; 

reported dead. "JOHN, Camerons ; killed 20th Oct., 1918. 
iSons of the late Mr Murdo Macmillan). 
MACLEOD— * ANGUS, Canadians; killed. (Son of Mr George 
Macleod). 

22 MACIVER JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACKINNON— RODERICK, R.N.R. JOHN, Canadians. ALEX., 
Sergt., Canadians; gained M.M. (Sons of Mr Alick Mackinnon). 

24 FINLAYSON— ANGUS, R.N.R. (Son of Mr DonaM Finlayson). 

FINLAYSON— WILLIAM, Piper, Canadians. (Son of Mr Murdo 
Finlayson) . 

25 MACLEOD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; lost in "Clan Macnaughton," Feb., 

1915. ALEX., Gordons; wounded at Ypres. 

26 FINLAYSON— DONALD, R.N.R. 

CAMERON— ALEX. (MURDO), Sergeant, R.M.; survivor from 

"Triumph"; discharged. 
CAMERON— DONALD, R.N.R.; interned in Holland. NORMAN, 

Lieut., Canadians. ANGUS, Australians. MURDO, Seaforths. 

(Sons of Mr John Cameron). 
33 MACLEOD— JAMES, R.N.R. 

MACIVER— KENNETH, R.N R. JOHN, Seaforths; gassed. 
35 MA CKAY— ANGUS, Seaforths; wounded at Festubert, 7th May., 

1915- Lost right arm. ALEX., Canadians. (Sons of Mr 

Alex. Mackay). 




'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




Donald Stewart, Gordons, 4 Scotland 
St. Awarded M.M. 





*Donald Munro, U.S. Army, 40 Back; 
killed 16th June, 1918 





♦Angus Ross, Canadians, 51 Bayhead 
died of wounds 12th April, 1917. 




*John Macleod, R.N.R., 19 Knock; died 
in War Hospital, Glasgow, 2nd Feb., 1919. 



*Maleokn Finlayson, 14 Tons; ; died 
of wounds. 



*Alex. Macleod, 14 Aird-Tong; died 19th Nov., 1919J 



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The Highland Brigade at Buzancy. 



THE following graphic description of the taking of Buzancy 
by the Highland Brigade, from the pen of Lieut. Alex. 
Thomsou, M.A., D.C.M., M.C> appeared in the 
"Storuoway Gazette" of 6th September, 1918: — - 

We had been moved by slew stages from 
the flat, uninteresting plains of Flanders, 
where the Scarpe flowed on in its placid 
way along smooth grassy banks ; through 
the smiling, fertile lands of the Southern 
Somme ; past the wooded hilltops of Com- 
peign, to where the Marne and the Oise 
flowed into smiling valleys and among 
fertile cornfields. The morning of July 
28th found us holding a front position in 
one of the thick woods which overlooked 
Buzancy — thick, treacherous woods, where 
we knew the stealthy enemy machine 
gunners lay and watched. Aeroplanes 
circled overhead, puffs of white smoke 
around them where the enemy's "archies" 
burst- artillery well hidden among the 
trees occasionally boomed — all was quiet 
and peaceful. 

At 12 noon we crept stealthily and 
silently forward to our assembly positions, 
and waited grimly for the end of the 
period that was to elapse before the artil- 
lery and machine guns dropped their 
curtain fire and enabled us to go forward 
to the assault- It seemed an eternity as I 
stood with watch in hand beside Captain Macmillan, who 
commanded the company I was with. I was glad I was with 




Lieut. 



A LUX. TIK 
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him, for I have no doubt he is one of our coming Lewis heroes 
— he follows the lead so nobly set him by David Macleod and 
John j\". Macrae, and if his military career lasts much longer 
Lewis will be proud of yet another Seaforth officer. 

With ten minutes to go we were both 
silent — our minds were far away with our 
loved ones among our Highland hills ; 
home scenes passed in a panoramic flash 
before us, and from the bottom of our 
hearts we prayed that all would be well. 

He had just given the order to his men 
to get ready, and with the words "God 
speed you>" the barrage fell. It seemed 
as if the heavens had opened to a rolling 
thunder all along the line. Shells burst 
in their hundreds of thousands on the vil- 
lage and chateau grounds. Machine 
guns rattled like the veriest hailstorm, 
and the attack was launched. The boys 
advanced as if they were on the parade 
ground at Cromarty, the enemy machine 
guns took their toll of the Seaforths as 
they advanced through a field of standing 
corn, but never a waver — the broken gaps 
were quickly filled, the line went forward 
to the chateau walls and entered the 
Unknown, behind which lurked — who 
could tell ? 

I never saw anything like the advance 

of the Seaforths that day. Through the 

thick woods surrounding the chateau they advanced, and 

nothing could stop them. On, on, ever forward they went — 



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our range, but the boys never faltered until they had carried 
the village and consolidated on a ridge beyond it. The 
Germans could not stand the dash of our men, nor the 
intensity of our artillery barrage — they huddled in cellars or 
whatever shelter they could get- In one case a small party 
of our men captured 100 prisoners, including two officers. The 
enemy machine gunners were, however, very brave, and stuck 
to their guns to the very last? even after the situation for 
them was perfectly hopeless. 

The Gordons on our left and the Black Watch on our right 
had. if anything, a more difficult job to do, for they had to 
advance through standing corn which gave no cover, but these 
gallant fellows went forward dauntlessly, suffering a 
murderous fire but never flinching until they conformed to us 
and we held an unbroken front to the enemy. Buzancy, the 
key to the whole situation, was ours; the Highland Brigade 
had enhanced the reputation it won under Hector Macdonald 
on the veldts of Africa, the kilts fluttered in the breeze 



beyond the small French village we had stormed and won, and 
another glorious page was added to the history of the brave 
Highlanders. 

Our General told us it was an attack which in the earlier 
days of the war would have become historic, but now would 
just mean one part of the stupendous counter-stroke on the 
Marne. Two days later the enemy were in full retreat, but 
we were too tired to chase him further than nine kilometres, 
and we were relieved. 

This village is miles away from the whirlpool of war. The 
old peasants come ambling home from their field, the cows 
walk lazily from pasture, and the peasant girls go peacefully 
to the milking. The sun is setting and I sit and smoke on the 
garden seat in the shade. Home seems very, very near — I 
can almost fancy I hear the waves thundering against the 
rocks. And — who knows ? Perhaps nearer than we expect 
the dove of peace is on the wing, the laurel wreath of victory 
is coming to us and to our brave Allies- Who knows ? Who 
knows ' . 




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(Back, Vatiskess Lighthili and Coll.) 



Population last Census, 1443: (Males, 668; Females, 775). 



WHEX the great call came iu August, 1914, with startling 
suddenness, most of the men in the district were on the 
East Coast pursuing their usual vocation Promptly 
the call was answered, the men in the R.N.R. and the lads in 
the Militia making their way to their 
respective depots, without getting the 
chance to cross the Minch to bid farewell 
to their loved ones at home — homes which, 
alas ! many were never destined again to 
see. 

At last census the population of the dis- 
trict was returned as 1443 — 668 males and 
775 females. The total number who 
joined up was 331 — 23 per cent, of the 
total population and almost 50 per cent, 
of the males. The number who were killed 
in battle, drowned at sea, or who died as 
the result of wounds received or disease 
contracted abroad was 50 — 15 per cent, of 
the total serving. 

Three families sustained double losses, 
viz., John Macrae, 25 Coll, who had 
three sons serving and lost two ; Murdo 
Macaskill, Lighthill, who lost his only 
sons ; and the Beaton family in Coll, who 
lost two brothers. 

Looking back on the past four years, 
what impressed one most was the crowds 
which daily wended their way to the Post 
Office to read the daily bulletins of the 
war posted up there. A look at the faces 
of those reading soon told whether the 
news therein was good or bad. While most at the beginning 
of the war were optimistic, a feeling of pessimism began to 




Mr W. G. MORRISON, J.P. 



pervade all as the years passed and there was no sign of the 
foe being beaten. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief when the 
Armistice was declared and there was general rejoicing, which, 
however, a few weeks later was turned into universal mourning 
when the news of the "Iolaire" disaster 
became known. It is impossible to pic- 
ture what followed this awful disaster or 
to enter into the feelings of those whose 
cup of joy was so ruthlessly dashed from 
their lips. 

While we still mourn with those who 
mourn we must also rejoice with those who 
do rejoice over the meritorious service 
rendered by all serving, and especially 
with those whose deeds brought them the 
rewards of valour. Lieutenant A. Mac- 
rae, Vatisber, did yeoman service in 
hunting down submarines, and for sinking- 
two received the D.S.C. and bar. He was 
Lieutenant in command of the '"Osprey" 
at the time, his first T.B.D., the 
"Coquette," having the misfortune to 
strike a mine. Three received the Mili- 
tary Medal, viz-, Lance-Corporal Alex. 
Graham, 8 Back; John Graham, 31 Back: 
and Murdo Murray, 52 Back. Two 
received the D.C.M., viz., Neil Maciver 
and Alex. Maciver, both of the Canadians 
and both natives of Coll who emigrated to 
Canada several years ago. 



W. GRANT MORRISON, J.P. 



Schoolhorise, Back. 



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"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR, 




*Donald Graham, Outend, Coll ; killed 
16th February, 1915- 





John Maciver, Canadians, Coll; awarded 
D.C.M. 



Neil Maeiver, Canadians, Coll ; awarded 
D.C.M. 




*Lce.-Corpl. George Macdonald, 

29 Coll; killed 20th Nov., 

1915- 





*Angus Macdonald, 6 Coll ; killed 
9th May, 19] 5- 



*Alexr. Mackenzie, 44 Coll; 
killed 11th June, 1915. 




*Donald Murray, R.N.R., 12 Coll ; 
drowned 13th March, 1915- 



BACK SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



115 



SCHOOL DISTRICT DETAILS, 





On Roll 






Township. 


of Honour 


Killed. 


Percent 


Back 


106 


12 


11.3 


Coll 


129 


22 


17 


Vatisker 


96 


16 


16.6 



10 



11 



13 

15 
16 



331 



50 



14.9 



BACK. 



MORRISON— JOHN (Sen.), R.N.R. JOHN (Jim.), R.N.R. (Sons 

of Mr Alexander Morrison). 
MACKAY— *DONALD, Gordon Highlanders; killed in action, 8th 

Jan, 1915- (Son of Mr Murdo Mackay). 
MACLEAN— DONALD (Sen.), R.N.R. JOHN, Canadians. 

♦DONALD (Jun.l, Seaforths; killed in action, 9th May, 1915- 

MURDO, R.N.R. (Sons of the late Mr John 'Maclean). 
MACLEAN— MALCOLM, Australians. (Cousin of above). 
MURRAY— DONALD, Seaforths, wounded. (Son of Mr Kenneth 

-Murrav) . 
GRAHAM— ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; ALEXANDER, Lce.-Corpl., 

Seaforths, awarded M.M. (wounded). MURDO, Seaforths, 

wounded (father and two sons). 
GRAHAM— MURDO, Gordons; wounded. 

MURRAY— ALEX., R.N.R. (Son of Mr Roderick Murray). 
MURRAY— JOHN, R.N.R. RODERICK, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 

Hugh Murray). 
STEWART— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Donald Stewart). 
FERGUSON— EVANDER, Canadians. (Son of Mr Donald 

Ferguson). 
MACDONALD RODERICK, R.N.R.; one of only two survivors 

from H.M. Transport "Caithness," torpedoed in the 

Mediterranean. (Son of Mr Murdo Macdonald). 
GRAHAM— RODERICK, Lieut., Seaforths. (Son of Mr George 

Graham). 
MACDONALD— *DONALD ; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. John, 

Seaforths. (Sons of Mr Roderick Macdonald). 
KENNEDY— ALEX. N., Seaforths; came through all the hardest 

fighting scatheless from the beginning. (Son of Mr Donald 

Kennedy) . 
GRAHAM— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Angus Grahamj. 
MACDONALD— ANGUS. Canadians. 



17 STEWART— GEORGE, R.N.R. (Son of Mr George Stewart). 
MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. *JOHN, R.N.R.;. drowned at 
sea, 1919. (Father and Son). 
13 MURRAY— MURDO, Lieut., Seaforths; wounded. (Son of Mr 
Roderick Murray) . 

20 MACLEOD— WILLIAM, R.N.R (Son of Mr Kenneth Macleod). 

21 MURRAY— RODERICK, Gordons; invalided. (Son of Mr Murdo 

Murray) . 

23 MACKAY— ALEX., R.N.R. (T.) (Son of Mr Duncan Mackay). 

24 MACLEOD— DONALD (Sen.), Canadians. Murdo, R.N.R. (T.). 

DONALD (Jun.), Canadians. (Sons of Mr Murdo Macleod). 
25a MACMILLAN— MALCOLM, R.N.R. JOHN, Canadians. (Sons 
of Mr Murdo Macmillan). 

26 MACKENZIE— JOHN (Sen.), R.N.R. (T.) JOHN (Jun.). 

R.N.R. 

27 GRAHAM— ALEX. R.N.R. 

29 MACDONALD— DONALD, Seaforths. (Son of Mr Murdo Mac- 
donald). 

31 GRAHAM JOHN, M.M., Canadians. (Son of Mr Angus 

Graham). 

32 MACLEOD— *MURDO, R.N.R. (T.) ; died on Hospital Ship, 14th 

November, 1918. 

33 MACRAE— ANGUS, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. (T.) (Father and 

Son) . 

34 MACIVER— DONALD, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. (Father 

and Son). 

35 MORRISON— MALCOLM, R.N.R. DONALD, Sergt., Seaforths. 

(Sons of Mr Kenneth Morrison). 

36 MACKENZIE— * ANGUS, Canadians; killed in action, 9th May, 

1915- JOHN, R.N.R. NORMAN, Canadians. (Sons of Mr 
Angus Mackenzie). 

37 MACLEOD— ALEX., R.N.R. (Son of Mr Donald Macleod). 

39 MACLEOD— *MURDO N., R.N.R.; accidentally killed by a 

revolver shot while on watch on board H.M.S. "Scarron," 7th 
July. 1918; aged 20- (Son of Mr Norman Macleod). 

40 Ml "NRO— WILLIAM, R.N.R. *DONALD, Canadians; killed in 

action, 16th June, 1918- (Sons of Mr Donald Munro). 

41 GRAHAM— ANGUS, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Alexander Graham). 

42 MACDONALD— ALEX., Seaforths; wounded. MURDO, R.N.R. 

(Sons of Mr Murdo Macdonald). 

43 MACLEOD— ALEX , Canadians. 

44 MACLEOD— RODERICK, P.O., G.I., R.N.R., H.M.S, "Orama." 

ANGUS, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Angus Macleod). 
MACLEOD— RODERICK, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Donald Macleod). 



"XOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




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*Donald Maciver, 13 Vatisker; killed 26th 
Apr.1, 1915. 




Lt. J. Macdonald, R.M.B., 29 Coll 




*Donald Maclean, 6 Back: killed 9th 
May, 1915- 



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"■■Norman Maclean, K.M.B , 5 Vatisker; died at 
Alexandria, 8th May, 1915. 



*Alex. Beaton, Canadians, Vatisker; killed 
6th May., 1917- 



*George Maciver, 24 Vatisker; killed 23rd 
Felrrnary, 1917- 



BACK SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



117 



MACIVER— MURDO, Gordons. 
46 MACKENZIE— DONALD, (Sen.), R.N.R. ALEX., R.N.R, (T.) 
DONALD (Jun.), Seaforths ; wounded. (Sons of Mr Donald 
Mackenzie) 

46 MACLEOD— DONALD, Seaforths. 
M.A CLEOD— ALEX., Canadians. 

47 MACIVER— JOHN, Seaforths; gas poisoned. GEORGE, R.N.R. 

(Sons of Mr John Maciver). 
MORRISON— ALEX., Canadians. 

49 MACLEOD— DONALD. R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) (Father 

and Son). 

50 MACKENZIE— *DONALD, Seaforths; killed in action 9th May, 

1915- (Son of Mr Angus Mackenzie). 

52 MURRAY— JOHN ANGUS, Seaforths; wounded. KENNETH 

Seaforths, wounded. MURDO, M.M., Pte., Seaforths. (Sons 
of Mr Donald Murray). 

53 FERGUSON — *A., R.G.A.. Canadians; killed in action, 1916. (Son 

of Mr Neil Ferguson). i, 

53 MACKAY— KENNETH, R.N.R. ; 

54 MACGREGOR— NORMAN, R.N R. (Son of Mr Hector Macgregor). 
53 MARTIN— DONALD, P.O., R.N.R. (Son of Mr Alexander Martin). 

59 MARTIN— *DONALD, Australians; killed in action, 29th July, 

1916- MALCOLM, Gordons. (Sons of Mr Allan Martin). 

60 MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. (Son of Mr John Macleod). 

62 MURRAY— JOHN, 1st Class P.O., R.N. (Son of Mr Alexander 

Murray I. 

63 MARTIN— DONALD. R.N.R (Son of Mr Donald Martin). 

65 MACLEOD— *MURDO, Seaforths; killed in action, 7th May, 1916. 

iSon of Mr Duncan Macleod) . 

66 MACLEOD— ALEX., R.N.R. (Sou of Mr Hugh Macleod). 
MACLEOD— ALEX., Gordons. DONALD, Gordons. 
MACKENZIE— ANGUS J., Canadians. GEORGE (JOHN), 

Canadians. 
MACARTHUR— DONALD, Police Station, R.M.B. (Son of Mr 
Archibald Macarthur). 

New Street. 

FERGUSON— EVANDER (JOHN), R.N.R. 

GRAHAM— JOHN, R.N.R ALEX., R.N.R. DONALD, Cana- 
dians. (Sons of Mr Murdo Graham). 

MACDONALD— *EVANDER, R.N.R., lost in "Bulgarian," 20th 
June, 1915- Was through the South African campaign with 
the Seaforths (son of Mr Angus Macdonald) . 

MACLEOD— DONALD (JOHN), R.N.R. 



Outend, 



MACDONALD— ALEX. J., Seaforths; seriously wounded. 

MURDO, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Murdo Macdonald). 
FERGUSON— EVANDER, Canadians. (Sou of Mr Neil 

Ferguson). 

MACDONALD— RODERICK (JOHN), R.N.R. 
GUNN— KENNETH R.N.R. 



VATJSKER. 

1 MACIVER— DONALD, R.N.R. 

GRAHAM— RODERICK, Sergt. -Major, Royal Engineers 

2 MACDONALD— NEIL, R.N.R. NORMAN, R.N.R. (Sons of 

Mr Norman Macdonald). 

3 *CAMPBELL— DONALD, R.N.R., lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 

(Son of Mr Norman Campbell) . 
MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

4 STEWART— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Kenneth 

Stewart). 
STEWART— DONALD W., R.N.R. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (Sons 
of Mr Alexander Stewart). 

5 MACLEAN— *NORMAN, R.G.A. ; died 18th May, 1915, in Egypt. 

KENNETH, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Donald Maclean). 

6 MACLEOD— *MURDO, Gordon Highlanders; killed in action, 21st 

March, 1917. vSon of Mr Murdo Macleod). 
CAMPBELL— JOHN, R.N.R. 

7 MURRAY— *MURDO, Seaforth Highlanders; killed in action, 15th 

May, 1917i. KENNETH, U.S. Army. (Sons of Mr Neil 
Murray) . 

8 CAMPBELL— *ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 

(Son of Mr Norman Campbell). 
MACASKILL— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

11 CAMPBELL— JOHN, R.N.R. 

12 MORRISON— ANGUS, R.N.R. JAMES, R.N.R. DONALD, 

Gordon Highlanders; wounded. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 
Angus Morrison) . 

13 MACIVER— WILLIAM, R.N.R. *DONAI.D, Seaforth High- 

landers; killed m action at Hill 60, 26th April, 1915- JOHN, 
Corpl., Seaforth Highlanders. (Sons of Mr Kenneth Maciver). 

14 MACLEOD— ANGUS. R.N.R.; saved from H.M.S. "Hermes." 

ALEXANDER, R.N.R. DONALD, Seaforth Highlanders. 
WILLIAM, R.N.R. (Sous of Mr Malcolm Macleod) 



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*Sergt. Norman Macleod, 14 Vatisker; 
killed Hth April, 1917. 




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25 Vatisker. 



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119 



saved from H.M.S. "Formid- 

saved from s.s. "Dundalk." 
Highlanders ; four times 



MACLEOD— *NORMAN, Lance-Corpl., Gordon Highlanders, 
tbriee wounded, killed in action, 11th April, 1916. JOHN, 
R.N.R.; saved from H.M.S. "Formidable." (Sons of Mr 
Norman Macleod). 

15 BEATON— ALEXANDER D., R.N.R. * ALEXANDER, Canadians; 

killed in action, 6th May, 1917. MURDO, R.N.R. ANGUS, 
Canadians. (Sons of Mr Norman Beaton). 

16 GRAHAM— RODERICK, R.N.R. 

17 MARTIN— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

able." 

18 FERGUSON— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

19 MACLEOD— KENNETH, Seaforth 

wounded. DONALD, R.N.R. 

20 MURRAY— KENNETH, Canadians. 

23 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, Labour Corps; discharged as unfit. 

24 MACIVER, ALEX. M., Seaforth Highlanders. *GEORGE, 

Seaforth Highlanders , killed in action, 23rd February, 1917 
(Sons of Mr John Maciver). 

25 MACLEOD— WILLIAM, Lieut., Northern Nigerian Regiment. 
27 MACIVER— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

29 MACLEOD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; invalided home and died. 
WILLIAM, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Alexander Macleod). 

29 MACLEOD— ANGUS. R.N.R. (Son of Mr William Macleod). 

30 MORRISON— JOHN, R.N.R. invalided home and died. (Son of 

Mr Roderick Morrison). 

31 CAMPBELL— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

32 FERGUSON— *JOHN, Seaforth Highlanders; killed in action. 9th 

April, 1917. (Son of Mr Evander Ferguson). 

33 MURRAY— KENNETH, Gordon Highlanders; severely wounded. 
36 MACDONALD— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

36 MURRAY— NORMAN, Canadians. 

37 MACLEOD— MURDO, Piper, Gordon Highlanders. 

38 FERGUSON— ANGUS, R.N.R. 
59 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

40 MACRAE— ALEXANDER, Lieut., R.N.R.; D.S.C. with bar. 

45 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

46 MACRAE— DONALD, R.N.R. 

47 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 
PALL— GEORGE, Canadians. 
MACLEOD— G. F., Australians 
MACLEOD— ALEXANDER (WILLIAM) 



50 STEWART— JOHN, R.N.R. NEIL, R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. 

(Sons of Mr Kenneth Stewart). 

51 MACKENZIE— KENNETH, R.N.R.; prisoner in Germany. 

Catherine Hill, 

MACIVER— MURDO, R.N.R.; prisoner in Germany. 
MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. *DONALD, Canadians; died, 

19th July, 1917- (Father and Son). 
MORRISON— JAMES, R.N.R. 
MURRAY— KENNETH, Seaforth Highlanders DONALD, 

Gordon Highlanders, wounded. KENNETH, Gordons. 

MACKAY— RODERICK, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— *NORMAN, Canadians; killed in action, 6th 
June. 1917. 
MURRAY— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

Lighthill. 

FERGUSON— KENNETH, R.N.R. 
MACASKILL— GEORGE, R.N.R. ; 

of Mr Angus Macaskill) . 
MACASKILL— * ALEXANDER, Gordons; died of wounds, 

1917. *JOHN, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 

of Mr Murdo Macaskill). 

MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. ANGUS, 1st Class P.O., 
Canadian R.N.V.R. (Sons of Mr William Macleod). 

MACRITCHIE— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

MORRISON— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MURRAY— *ROBERT, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 
ANGUS, R.N.R. DUNCAN, Canadians. ALEXANDER, 
Sergt,. R.M.B. (Sons of Mr Angus Murray). 

MURRAY— MURDO, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. (Father 

and Son). 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— NEIL, Cameron Highlanders. 



prisoner in German}-. (Son 



May, 

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Canadians. 



1 NICOLSON— JOHN, R.N.R.; interned in Holland. 

NICOLSON— MURDO, R.N.R. DONALD, Seaforth Highlanders. 
(Father and Son). 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




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MA CLENNAN— ANGUS (ALEX.), Canadians. DONALD, R.N.R. 

ALEXANDER, R.N.R (Sons of Mr Alexander Maclenuan). 
MACDONALD— NORMAN, Canadians. 
GRAHAM— JOHN, Seaforths. WILLIAM, R.N.R. DONALD, 

R.N.R. . interned in Holland. (Sons of Mr John Graham). 
MACDONALD— *ANGUS, Seaforths; hilled in action, 9th May, 

1915. JAMES, R.N.R. (T.). (Sons of Mr Angus Macdonald). 
MACLEAN— KENNETH, R.N.R. *DONALD. Seaforth High- 
landers: invalided and died at home. MURDO, R.N.R. (Sons 

of Mr Murdo Maclean). 
MACIVER — DONALD, K.N.R.; prisoner in Germany. (Son of 

Mr John Maciver). 
MACLEOD— *WILLIAM. R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 

JOHN. R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Angus Macleod). 
MORRISON— *JQHN, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. (Son of 

Mr John Morrison) 
BEATON — GEORGE, R.N.R.; prisoner in Germany. 
MURRAY— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "Bayano" disaster, 13th 

May, 1915 
MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N. 

CAMPBELL— JOHN, R.N.R.; prisoner in Germany. 
SMITH— ANGUS, R.N.R. 
MACDONALD— KENNETH, R.N.R. 
MACLENNAN— DONALD, Seaforths ; 



dians. NORMAN, Seaforths; 

Maclcunan). 
MURRAY— ANGUS, R.N.R. 
MACDONALD— NEIL, R.N.R. 

R.N.R MALCOLM R.N.R. 



wounded. HUGH, 
wounded. (Sons of Mr 



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Alex. 



ANGUS A., R.N.R. JOHN; 
(Sons of Mr Angus Macdonald). 



MAC AULA Y — ANGUS, Canadians; severely wounded. ALEX., 

Canadians. (Sons of Mr Murdo Macaulay).. 
GRAHAM— ANGUS, R.N.R. ANDREW, Seaforths. (Sons of Mr 

John Graham). 
MURRAY— ALEX., R.N.R. 
GRAHAM— JOHN, Canadians. NORMAN, Seaforths. 

.Seaforths, killtd in action 21st April, 1917- (Sous 

Giaham) 
MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. 
MACIVER— JOHN G., R.N.R. *KENNETH, R.N.R. 



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ally killed 26th February, 1919, on board "Sagna" at Liverpool. 
MACDONALD— JOHN G., R.N.R. 



25 MACRAE— *JOHN N., Seaforths; killed in action, 14th July, 1916. 

'DONALD, Sergt., Canadians; killed in action, 16th Aug., 1915. 
ANGUS, Canadians. (Sons of Mr John Macrae). 
MUNRO— *ALEX., R.N.R.,; lost in "Council" disaster, 9th Dec, 
1916. (Son of Mr Malcolm Munro). 

26 SMITH — *JOHN, R.N.R. ; invalided home and died in hospital, 

1918. (Son of Mr John Smith). 
STEWART— DONALD, R.N.R.; prisoner in Germany ALEX., 

R.N.R iNEIL JOHN, Seaforths. (Sons of Mr Alex. Stewart). 
STEWART— ANDREW, R.N.R. MURDO, Canadians. (Sous 

of Mr Andrew Stewart). 
2? MACDONALD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; lost in 1918 on H.M.S. "Seagull," 

30th September. (Son of Mr Donald Macdonald i. 

29 MACDONALD— *GEORGE, Lance-Corpl., Seaforths; killed in 

action, 20th November, 1915- JOHN, Lieut., R.M.B. (Sons 
of Mr George Macdonald). 

30 MACLEAN— RODERICK, R.N.R. *MURDO, R.N.R. ; lost in 

"Iolaire" disaster. DONALD, Canadians. (Sons of Mr Murdo 
Macleod). 

31 MACIVER— MURDO, R.N.R. ; interned in Holland. 

33 CAMPBELL— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Murdo Campbell). 
MACIVER— KENNETH, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N R. ;Sons of 

Mr John Maciver). 

34 MACIVER *NOBMAN, R.N.R., lost in H.M.S. "Newmarket," 

16th July, 1917. (Son of Mr Murdo Maciver). 

35 STEWART— HUGH, R.N.R. 

STEWART— NEIL, Canadians. 
MA CKENZIE— STEWART, Canadians. 

36 MACIVER— * ALEX., Scots Guards; killed. MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

,T.). (Sons of Mr Kenneth Maciver). 

37 BEATON— KENNETH, R.N.R. (Son of Mr James Beaton). 

38 MACIVER— RODERICK, Sergt., Scottish Rifles. JOHN, R.N.R. 

MURDO R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Kenneth Maciver). 

40 BEATON— MURDO, R.N.R. *ALEX., R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire' 1 

disaster. *JAMES, Canadians ; killed in action, 9th April, 1916. 
(Sons of Mr James Beaton) . 
MACIVER— *MURDO, CorpL, Gordons; killed in action, 10th 

June, 1915. (Son of Mr Alex. Maciver). 
MACIVER — MURDO, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Murdo Maciver). 

41 MACIVER— JOHN, Lieut., R.M.B. JOHN, Seaforths. (Sons of 

Mr Muido Maciver. 
MACIVER — NEIL, Canadians; mentioned in despatches; D.C.M. 
JOHN, Canadians; wounded; awarded D.C.M. (Sons of Mr 
Neil Maciver). 



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43 MACLEOD— JOHN. R.N.R.; invalided home. (Son of Mr Kenneth 

Macleod) . 
MACIVER— *NORMAN, Seaforths ; killed in action, Mesopotamia, 
Jan. 7th, 1916- (Son of Mr John Maciver). 

44 MACKENZIE— KENNETH, R.N.R. *ALEX., Seaforths; killed 

hi action, 11th June, 1915- (Son of Mr John Mackenzie). 

45 GRAHAM— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Donald Graham). 
47 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Angus Macleod). 

STEWART— NORMAN, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Malcolm Stewart). 

49 MACIVER — JOHN, R.N.R.; invalided; twice torpedoed. (Son of 

Mr John Maciver). 

50 MACDONALD NORMAN, R.N.R. (Son of Mr John Macdonald). 

53 STEWART— GEORGE, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Angus Stewart). 
STEWART— DONALD, R.N.R (Son of Mr George Stewart). 
MACDONALD— ANGUS, Sergt., Seaforths. (Son of the late Mr 

Angus Macdonald). , 

54 MACLEOD— ANGUS, Sergt., Canadians. *MURDO, Seaforths; 

killed in action, Jan 7th, 1916- JOHN, R.F.A. (Sous of Mr 
Angus Macleod). 

55 MACLEOD— JOHN, Canadians. WILLIAM, Seaforths. NEIL, 

R.N.R.(T.) (Sons of Mr Angus Macleod). 

56 THOMSON— MURDO, U.S. Army. DONALD, Seaforths. (Sons 

cf Mr Kenneth Thomson). 

57 MACIVER— ALEX., R.N.R. 
MURRAY— KENNETH, R.N.R. 



MALCOLM, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 



MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R. 

60 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

John Macleod). 

61 MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Kenneth Maciver). 
MACIVER— *MURDO, Seaforths; killed in action, 2nd October 

1918. KENNETH, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Kenneth Maciver 
and Cousins of above). 

62 MACIVER— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Malcolm Maciver). 

63 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R.; invalided home. ALEX. J., 

R.N.R.; saved from "Iolaire." (Father and Son). MALCOLM, 
R.N.R.; invalided home. (Brother of Donald above). 
65 MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

70 MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R. 

71 GRAHAM— ANGUS, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R.; interned in 

Holland. (Sons of Mr Alexander Graham). 

72 MACIVER— MURDO, R.N.R.; saved from s.s. "Newminster 

Abbey"; left leg amputated. (Son of Mr Angus Maciver). 

Outend. 

THOMSON— ALEX., Seaforths. 

MACLEOD— GEORGE, Lce.-Corpl., Seaforths; invalided home. 
ALEX., R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Kenneth Macleod). 

GRAHAM— *DONALD, Canadians; accidentally killed, France, 
Feb. 16th, 1915. (Son of Mr Alexander Graham). 




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(North Tolsta and Glen Tolsta.) 



Population last Census, 853 (Males, 400; Females, 453). 



THERE is a general impression amongst strangers that it 
was because the men of Lewis had, prior to the war, been 
in either the Royal Naval Reserve or the Militia, that 
so many of them answered the call of King and Country. But 
from August to December, 1914, in spite of the large number 
of her men already on active service, Lewis contributed as 
liberally as any other part of the British 
Isles. By nature reticent and not ready 
to proclaim his patriotism on the house- 
tops, the Lewisman can be depended on to 
do his duty in his country's hour of need. 
When the call came to him he did not 
hesitate, but at once loyally responded. 
The district of North Tolsta did magni- 
ficently. The population at last Census 
was 853 — 400 males and 453 females. The 
number of men on active service was 231, 
equivalent to 27 per cent, of the total and 
58 per cent, of the males. This record is 
hard to beat — even in Loyal Lewis. 

One hundred and twenty-seven men 
wesre called up by mobilisation. Since 
the beginning of the war no fewer than 
1 04 men enlisted either in the Army or in 
the Navy. Over 75 per cent, of them had 
voluntarily enlisted before the Military 
Act was introduced. Fifty -two enlisted 
before the end of 1914, twenty -three 
others joined in 1915, and twenty-nine in 
the years 1916, 1917, and 1918. This 
village had responded so well by the end of 1916 that 
supposing the military age had been then raised to 45 no 
additional man could have been obtained. The hamlet of 




Mr DUNCAN MACDONAi.D 



Glen Tolsta with a population of 40, had ten men on active 

service, and of these seven enlisted between August and 

December, 1914. 

A large number of young men joined before they reached 

military age, as well as many others who were over 50 years 

of age. A lad of sixteen whose father was in the army enlisted 
on hearing of the death of his eldest 
brother in France. Another man holding 
an important appointment in the South, 
when he heard of the death of his youngest 
brother, at once enlisted in his brother's 
battalion to fill up the gap. A lad of 
sixteen who was in the Militia at the out- 
break of the war told his father that there 
was no use trying to get him out of the 
army, "for," said he, "I am determined 
to go to the front." To the front he 
went and there he was wounded before he 
was 17, and killed at the age of 18. 
Another man who had spent many years 
in Canada enlisted in the Trawler Section 
of the Royal Naval Reserve although h-e 
was then 60 years of age. Several men 
travelled at their own expense from 
Western Canada to join the Royal Naval 
Reserve. A sailor, who had gone through 
the South African War, offered himself 
at the beginning of the war although he 
was then about 50 years of age. This 
man took part in the retreat from Mons 

and during the war was four times wounded in action. Many 

other outstanding cases could be given. 

The following particulars show the response made by 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Sergt. Donald Macleod, 12 North Tolsta ; 
killed 16th May, 1915- 





♦Corpl. Angus Macleod, 56 North Tolsta 
killed 19th June, 1915. 



*Alexr. Murray, R.N.R., 4 North Tolsta: 
drowned 6th October, 1918. 




*Murdo Graham, 24th North Tolsta; 
killed 17th October, 1914. 





*John Macdonald, R.N.R., 12 North Tolsta; in- 
valided home and died there, 31st May, 1916. 



*John Nicolson, 9 North Tolsta; died of 
wounds, 28th February, 1915- 



NORTH TOLSTA SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



127 



several families in this district : — Mrs John Campbell, No. 54, 
seven sons. Mr Kenneth Campbell, No. 2, six sons and a 
son-in-law. Mr Alex. Maciver, No. 25, five sons. Mr 
Kenneth Macleod, No. 5C, five sons and three grandsons. Mrs 
N. Macleod, No. 6, three sons, four sons-in-law and two 
brothers. Mrs Macleod, No. 20, her husband, three stepsons, 
and four brothers. Mr Murdo Mackay, No. 42, three sons, 
two brothers and a brother-in-law. Mr Angus Macleod, No. 
34, three sons and three sons-in-law. Mrs D. Smith, No. 56, 
her husband, three sons and five brothers. Mrs D. Macleod, 
No. 56, her husband, four brothers and four brothers-in-law- 
Mr J. Murray, No. 45, four sons and a son-in-iaw. Mr M. 
Maciver, No. 26, four sons and two sons-in-law. Mr J. 
Macmillan, Glen, four sons, two brothers and a son-in-law. 
Mr D. Mackenzie, No. 73, three sons, two grandsons and a 
son-in-law. Mr D. Macdonald, No. 48, three sons and three 
sons-in-law. Widow Murrav, No. 4, three sons, three grand- 

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sons and two sons-in-law. Widow Murray, No. 49, two sons, 
five grandsons and a son-in-law. Widow A. Smith, No. 24, 
two sons, four grandsons, a son-in-law; and last, but not least, 
Mrs John Campbell, (jun.), No. 54, who had her husband, 
six brothers and six broth?rs-in-law serving. The last 
mentioned case is probably a record one. There are many 
others .vho have given several sons and near relatives, but 
want of space prevents further details. But the parents who 
have given their only sons have given their all just as well 
as those who have given several. They have all done what 
they could, and posterity will bless them for their noble 
sacrifice. 

If Tolsta has responded nobly she has suffered severely. 
Fifty of her sons have made the supreme sacrifice — 27 
belonging to the Royal Naval Reserve and 23 belonging to 
the various branches of the Army. This is equivalent to 
'21.6 per cent, of those serving. Of the sixteen Tolsta men on 
H.M.S. "Iolaire" on her ill-starred trip only five were saved. 



Who can describe the poignancy of that disaster ! These 50 
men have left 19 widows, 54 fatherless children, and over 150 
other dependants. 

Widow John Campbeli, No. 54, lost three of her seven 
sons. Mr K. Macleod, No. 56, lost three of his n.ve sons- Mr 
Malcolm Macleod, No. 58, lost two sons and two nephews. 
Mr A. Murray, No. 49 (now residing in Stornoway), lost two 
sons. Widow Colin Campbell, No. 47, lost her husband and 
eldest son. Widow J. Macdonald, No. 12, lost her husband 
and oniy brother. Widow J. Martin, No. 76, lost her only 
son, two sons-in-law and three nephews. Mr Donald 
?vIacleod, Hill Street, and Mr Kenneth Morrison, No. 8, have 
lost their only sons. Widow A. Murray, No. 49, lost three 
grandsons. 

From this district there came: — A Lieut. -Commander, 
two Warrant Officers, three Petty Officers, a Chaplain with 
U.S. Army, a Second-Lieutenant, and several Sergeants; also 
a Chief Carpenter. Three Tolsta soldiers have won the 
Military Medal for bravery on the field, and one of the three 
was awarded the Croix de Guerre. A large number of men 
have received the 1914 Star. 

It is worthy of note here that Widow J. Campbell, No. 
54, whose seven sons were on active service at the beginning 
of hostilities, received in December, 1914, a special letter of 
congratulation from His Majesty the King. 

North Tolsta, like the other parts of the Empire, has 
reason to be proud of her sons at home and abroad. Happy 
is the nation whose people, are so steadfast and loyal when 
such a testing time comes. 

"Rinn eascairdean treubhach bhur feuchainn gu crnaidh 
Ach phill sibh gu leir iad, 's cha d'gheill 's cha do ghluais, 
Cho duilich 'ur crathadh ri carraig 's a' chnan 
A chumas buan charraid ri slachdraich nan stnadh." 



DUNCAN MACDONALD. 



Schoolhouse, North Tolsta. 



LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR, 



••- 




*Donald Martin, 76 North Tolsta ; killed 
8th July, 1915- 





Win. Macleod, North Tolsta; came from 
Alaska to do his bit. 



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♦John Graham, 39 North Tolsta; killed 
20th July. 1915- 




*Murdo Smith, R.N.R., 65 North Tolsta; 
missing since August, 1917 



*John Macleod, R.N.R., 56 North Tolsta; 
killed at Jutland Battle. 



NORTH TOLSTA SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



129 



NORTH TOLSTA. 

1 MACDONAiD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire" 

disaster, 1st Jan., 1919, aged 42. (Son of Mr John Macdonald, 
No. 16-) Left four motherless children. JOHN, R.N.R. ; was 
interned in Holland , 1914 Star. MURDO, R.N.R. ; a member 
of the R.N.R. Team winning the Rowing Cup in 1916- Saved 
fiom H.M.S. "Iolaire." (Sons of Mr John Macdonald). 

2 MACINNES— JOHN, R.N.R.; saved from the "Iolaire." *NOR- 

MAN, R.N.R.; lost with H.M. Yacht "Conqueror II.," 26th 
September, 1916, aged 25. (Sons of Mr Murdo Machines). 

MURRAY— *MURDO, Sergt.. Seaforths; killed in action in France 
October, 1916, aged 23- (Son of Mr John Murray). 

CAMPBELL— DONALD. Canadians; wounded. NEIL, Canadians ; 
wounded. JOHN, R.N.R. *ALEXANDER, Seaforths; killed 
in action, 19th May, 1915, aged 19. KENNETH, R.N.R. 
MALCOLM. R.N.R. (T). (Sons of Mr Kenneth Campbell). 

3 NICOLSON— *JOHN, Gordons; killed in action, 16th April, 1917, 

aged 19. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Murdo Nicolson). 

MACLEOD *DONALD, R.N R. (T.) ; drowned in the "Iolaire" 

disaster, aged 20- Had served 3 years in foreign waters. 

4 MACIVER— TORQUIL, Gordons; wounded 1914 and discharged 

1915. ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland; 1914 
Star. (Sons of Widow Maciver). 

MURRAY— ALLAN, R.N.R. *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned March, 
1915- *ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (T.) ; drowned in H.M. Trawler 
"Neptunian" in collision at sea off Larne, Ireland, 26th Oct., 
1918, aged 19. (Sons of Mr Allan Murray, above). 
6 MACLEOD— ANGUS (Angus), R.N.R. (T.). 

MACLEOD— *ANGUS, Gordons; killed in action in France, 1st 
July, 1916, aged 24. Had been at front since 1914- WILLIAM, 
R.N.R. ; survivor from H.M.S. "Triumph." (Sons of Mr Nor- 
man Macleod). 

8 MORRISON— *JOHN, R.N.R.; diowned in the "Iolaire" disaster, 

aged 25- (Only Son of Mr Kenneth Morrison). 

9 MACDONALD— *MURDO, Seaforths; died of wounds, 30th April, 

1917, aged 21- Went to France in 1914, ?nd was wounded in 
1915. TORQUIL, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland; 1914 
Star. (Sons of Mr John Macdonald). 

NICOLSON— ANGUS, R.N.R DONALD, R.N.R.; a member of 

the R.N.R. Team winning Rowing Cup in 1916. *JOHN, 1st 

Gordons; died of wounds, 28th Feby., 1915, aged 19- (Sons 

of Mr Alexander Nicolson). 

10 MACIVER— RODERICK, R.N.R.; rescued from a torpedoed ship. 



FINLAYSON—*ALEXANDER, Gordons and Royal Scots; killed 
in action in Palestine, December, 1917, aged 23. WILLIAM. 
Canadians. (Sons of Mrs Alexander Finlayson). 

H MACIVER— ANGUS, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland; 1914 Star. 
JOHN, R N.R. EVANDER, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Norman 
Maciver) . j 

12 MACLEOD— *DONALD, Sergt., Gordons; killed in action, 16th 

May, 1915, aged 25- (Son of Mr John Macleod:. 
MACDONALD— *JOHN, R.N R. ; invalided home and died there, 
31st May, 1916, aged 41- (Son of Mr J. Macdonald (Buidhe). 
Left widow and seven, children. 

13 CAMPBELL— DONALD, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland; 1914 

Star. ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) : saved from H.M S. "Calgarian" 
when torpedoed. (Sons of Widow Campbell). 
MACIVER— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

14 MACIVER— ALEXANDER, Seaforths. JOHN, Gordon High- 

landers invalided. (Father and Son). 

15 MORRISON— ANGUS, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland; 1914 

Star. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (T.) ; invalided 1917- (Sons of 
Murdo Morrison) . 

16 MACDONALD— MURDO (Sen.), R.N.R. MURDO (Jun.), R.N.R. 

(Sons of Mr John Macdonald). 
MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R.; discharged 1918- 
MACKAY— DONALD, R.N.R. (T.). ANGUS, R.N.R.; was 

interned in Holland, 1914 Star. (Sons of Mr Angus Mackay). 

17 URQUHART— JOHN, Farrier, R.M.B. KENNETH, Seaforths; 

one o; the survivors from 51st Division, March, 1918- 
MACIVER— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned in 1915- Left widow 
and two children. ANGUS, Leading Sea-man, R.N.R.; served 
on H.M.S. "Macedonia" at Falklands Battle. (Brother of 
above). 

18 MACIVER— MURDO, R.N.R.; ship torpedoed; rescued after 

spending 33 hours en raft. 

19 MACIVER— MURDO, R.N.R.; invalided March, 1915. 
CAMPBELL— JOHN, Labour Corps; invalided Sept., 1918. 

20 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.). (Son of Mr John Macleod). 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, Seaforths. JOHN, Corpl., Seaforths (M.G. 
Section) , awarded Military Medal and Croix de Guerre for 
conspicuous bravery in action. *J0HN, Lee. -Corpl., Gordons; 
killed in action at battle of the Somme, 1st July, 1916, aged 22. 
RODERICK, Seafoiths; wounded and on another occasion 
miraculously escaped fatal wound from bullet which lodged in 
his pocket Testament. (Father and three Sons). 

21 MARTIN— JOHN, Leading Stoker, R.N.R. 



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Lieut. -Colonel DUNCAN MATHESON, O.C. 2 /4th 
Batt. Seaforth Highlanders. 




Major ]. S. M. MATHESON, 
1st Cameron Highlanders (severely wounded) 



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30 



MURRAY— *DONALD, R.N.R. 

shire Constabulary. 
MURRAY— DONALD, R.N.R. , 

Seaforths , died 11th October 

May, 1915, aged 19 years. 

two Sons). 
MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. 



invalided ; died after joining F'ife- 



diseharged 1917. 
1915, of wounds 
MURDO, R.N.R. 



*DONALD, 
received 9th 
(Father and 



RODERICK, R.N.R. 



saved 

from H.M.S. "Iolaire." DONALD, R.E. and Tank Corps; 

enlisted 1916 at the age of 49- (Sons of Mr Murdo Macdonald). 
GRAHAM— *MURDO, 2nd Seaforths; killed in acton, 17th Oct., 

1914, aged 31- Joined Seaforths when a youth and had served 

in India and through South African War. Left widow and 

three children. (A native of Back). 
SMITH— *JOHN, R.N.R.; discharged; died in November, 1918; 

left widow and two children. DONALD, Worcesters and 

R.N.R. (Sons of Mr John Smith). 

SMITH— MURDO, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. ; discharged Feby., 
1918- (Son of Mr Alex. Smith). 

MACIVER— *ANGUS, New Zealanders ; served in Gallipoli ; died 
alter being invalided to New Zealand. RODERICK, Austra- 
lians ; served in France and Gallipoli. MURDO, Lieut. -Com- 
mander, R.N.; wounded in 1916. (Sons of late Mr Angus 
Maciver) . 

MACIVER— *RODERICK, R.N.R.; killed by his ship striking a 
mine, 8th May, 1917, aged 23- (Son of Mr John Maciver). 

MACIVER— RODERICK, 2nd Lieut., R.F.A. ALEXANDER, 
Corpl., Australians. ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) MURDO, R.N.R. 
Saved from H.M.S "Calgarian" when that ship was torpedoed. 
JOHN. R.N.R.; was chief carpenter on H.M. Transport 
"Suffolk." (Sons of Mr Alex. Maciver). 

MACIVER— MURDO, R.N.R. JOHN, Sergt., Seaforths; was 
wounded ,and gassed. ANDREW, R.N.R. DONALD, Petty 
Officer, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Maciver). 

MACINIOSH— ALEX., .Sergt. -Major, R.E. ; Army pensioner but 

re-enlisted when war started. 
MURRAY— *MURDO, R.N.R. ; lost with H.M.S. "Invincible" in 

Battle of Jutland. Left widow and six children. ALEX., 

R.N.R. (Sons of the late Mr Murdo Murray). 
MURRAY— DONALD, R.N.R. 
MACKENZIE— ANGUS, R.N.R. 
MACIVER— DONALD, R.N.R.; rescued from his ship when same 

was mined. 
MURRAY— JOHN, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, R.N.C.V.R. 
MURRAY — DONALD, Gordons ; was prisoner in Germany. 
MACIVER— ALEXANDER, Sergt., Australians ; awarded M M. 



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34 



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37 



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39 

40 

41 
42 

43 

44 



MACKAY— KENNETH, R.N.R.; discharged August, 1918. 



(Sons of Mr 

Seaforths ; dis- 
(Sons of Widow 

R.N.R.; killed 



MORRISON— JOHN, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. 
John Morrison). 

MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. *DONALD, 
charged October, 1914, died November, 1918- 
Macdonald). 

MACIVER— DONALD, R.N.R. *ANGUS (Sen.) 

in action aboard H.M.S. "Broke," at Battle of Jutland, 31st 
May, 1916, aged 34. Left widow and six children. ANGUS 
(Jun.), R.N.R. *JOHN, R.N.R.; lost with H.M.S. "Iolaire." 
Left a widow. (Brother of Angus (jun.), and of Donald, above). 

MACLEOD— MURDO, Warrant Officer, R.N.R. WILLIAM, 
R.N.R. (T.). JOHN, Canadians. (Sons of Mr Angus Mac- 
leod), 

MACLEOD— WILLIAM, Leading Seaman, R.N.R.; travelled at his 
own expense from Alaska to enlist; discharged March, 1917. 

CAMPBELL— TORQUIL, R.N.R., rescued from a mined ship. 
JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Widow Marion Campbell). 

MACLENNAN— ALEXANDER, Acting Warrant Officer, R.N.R. 
DONALD, R.N.R., was interned in Holland; 1914 Star. (Sons 
of Widow Maclennan). 

MACIVER— ANGUS, R.N.R.; discharged 1917. 

MACKENZIE— *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned off H.M. Trawler "Isaac 
Walton" in Granton Harbour, 12th August, 1915, aged 34. 
Left widow and three children. (Son of Mr Norman Mac- 
kenzie). 

MURRAY— DONALD, R.N R. ; rescued from a swamped boat and 
saved from H.M.S. "Iolaire." 

MACIVER— MURDO, R.N.R. *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned in 
the "Iolaire" disaster, aged 26- (Sons of Mr Kenneth Maciver). 

GRAHAM— DONALD, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. *JOHN, 1st 
Gordons; killed in action in France, 20th July, 1915, aged 20. 
(Sons of Mr Angus Graham). 

MACRITCHIE— *JOHN, 1st Seaforths; killed in action in France, 
5th October, 1915, aged 21. JOHN, R.N.R.; was interned in 
Holland; 1914 Star. (Sons of Mr Kenneth Macritchie). 

MURRAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R. ; served in a Q Boat. 

MACKAY— NORMAN, R.N,R. HECTOR, R.N.R. DUNCAN, 
Sergt. Gordons, wounded twice. (Sons of Mr Murdo Mackay). 

MACIVER — JOHN, R.N.R. ; narrowly escaped from a ship totally 
wrecked in October, 1918. EVANDER, Seaforths. 

CAMPBELL— *DONALD, R.N.R. ; drowned in the "Iolaire" 
disaster aged 46- Left a widow. 



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A Lewisman's Service in London. 



LIEUT. MARTIN has been a prominent fi 
circles in London for many years, and 
more for recruiting in the Metropolis. 
in Stornoway he was a gunner in 
the 1st Ross Artillery Volunteers, 
and for twenty years (1892—1912) 
he acted as recruiting sergeant for 
the London Scottish. During the war 
period he devoted all his energies to work 
in the national service. For three years 
(1914-17) he was recruiting officer for his 
old regiment, and to him belongs the 
honour of raising the 2nd and 3rd Batts. 
of the London Scottish as well as the 
London Contingent sent to the Highland 
Brigade at Bedford. 

Lieut. Martin came into prominence 
through a dispute with War Office officials 
over the raising of extra battalions for 
the Territorial Army, which ended in his 
complete vindication, the! War Office 
being compelled to admit that he was in 
the right. 

The affair had the publicity of a 
discussion in the House of Commons in 
April. 1917. In the course of the debate 
the Under Secretary for War (Mr Mac- 
pherson) paid a very high tribute to 
Lieut. Martin, who, he said, was "one of 



jure in Highland 

no one has done 

In the old days 




Lieut. WILLIAM A. MARTIN 
Loudon Scottish 



the best men the country had produced, and in his special 
capacity unequalled by any officer in the Army at home. 
He had excelled in organisation and did wonders in recruiting, 
and his retirement was a great 
loss to the Army." To Lieutenant 
Martin's determination is very largely 
due the fact that the Territorial 
Battalions were sent to France many 
months before Kitchener's Army was 
moved. The Territorial 2nd Battalions 
and the drafts sent from them to the 1st 
Battalions were months ahead of the New 
Army in training and soldierly qualities. 
But his war service did not confine 
itself to recruiting. He worked out a 
system of checking supplies, etc., which 
put his Battalion at the top of the list 
as far as Quartermaster's work was 
concerned. For efficiency and economy 
Lieutenant Martin's unit took first place 
in the London district, which itself was 
first among all the Home units. 

Excellent as was his Army work, 
however, it was second in importance 
to his task at the Ministry of Shipping, 
where during 1917-18 he was chief 
assistant to Sir Norman Leslie in organis- 
ing and directing the convoy system. 



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MACINNES— HECTOR, R.N.R. 
45 MURRAY— MURDO, R.N.R. *EVANDER, R.N.R. ; drowned in 
"Iolaire" disaster, 1st Jan., 1919, aged 45. Left a widow and 
a daughter. GEORGE, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr John Murray). 
(See also D Murray, No. 69>. 
MACLEOD— JOHN. R.N.R.; was interned in Holland; 1914 Star. 
DONALD, R.N.R.; a member of the R.N.R. Team winning 
Rowing Cup in 1916. 
MORRISON— GEORGE, Seaforths. JOHN, R.N.R. 
CAMPBELL— *COLIN, R.N.R.; swept overboard and drowned, 
20th Jan., 1916, aged 48 years. Left widow and family of six. 
*JOHN, Mercantile Marine ; died Aug., 1918, as result of an 
accident on a transport. ANGUS, R.N.R. (Father and two 
Sons) . 

MACKENZIE— ANGUS, R.N.R.; saved from H.M.S. "Otway," 
and on another occasion escaped from a German submarine. 

MACDONALD— MURDO, Sergeant, Seaforths, awarded Military 
- Medal.,; WILLIAM, Seaforths. 

MURRAY— MURDO, Seaforths. NORMAN, R.N.R. (Sons of 
Widow Allan Murray) . 

MURRAY— *ALLAN, Canadians. *THOMAS, Canadians. (Sons 
of Mr Angus Murray, now residing at Stornoway). 

MURRAY— MURDO, R.N.R. 

MACKAY— MURDO, R.N.R.; was invalided home, 1915 1 had 
enlisted at the age of 59. RODERICK, R.E. ; holds 1914 Star ; 
wounded 25th March, 1918. (Father and Son). 

MACDONALD WILLIAM, R.N.Rj,; was interned in Holland; 

1914 Star. ANGUS. R.N.R.; was interned in Holland; 1914 
Star. KENNETH, Seaforths; wounded. (Sons of Mr Murdo 
Macdoneld). 

CAMPBELL— ANGUS, R.N.R.; wounded. 

MACLEAN— DUNCAN, R.N.R. 

MURRAY— JOHN, R.N.R. (Brother of Allan and Donald, No. 4). 

SMITH— .ANGUS, R.N.R. (Brother of John Macdonald, No. 24). 

53 MACLEOD— *DONALD, Seaforths; killed in action in France, 

29th March, 1918, aged 18- Was in France at age of 16- 
DONALD, Canadians. (Sons of Mr Norman Macleod). 
MACLEOD— DONALD, Signaller, R.M.B. ; wounded. JOHN, 
Piper, Seaforths; severely wounded. (Sons of the late Mr J. 
Macleod) . 

54 CAMPBELL— MURDO,. R.N.R. *ANGUS, Leading Seaman, 

R.N.R.; died on 29th May, 1918, aboard S.S. "Anhui," aged 
32 years. Had taken part in defence of Antwerp ; 1914 Star. 
Left a widow. *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned when H.M.S. 



46 
47 



48 



49 



50 



51 



"Otway" was torpedoed, 22nd July, 1917, aged 33. Left a 
widow and two children). JOHN (Sen.), R.N.R.; saved from 
H,M.S. "Otway." JOHN (Juu.), R.N.R. *KENNETH, 

R.N.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster, 1st January, 1919, aged 
29- Left a widow and two children. TORQUIL, R.N.R. 

(Seven sons of Widow John Campbell). 

55 SMITH— DONALD, Seaforths; NORMAN, R.N.R.; was interned 

in Holland; 1914 Star. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. MURDO, 
Seaforths; wounded. ANGUS, Seaforths; severely wounded- 
(Father and four Sons). 

56 MACLEOD— * ANGUS, Lce.-Corpl., 2nd Seaforths; killed in action, 

19th June, 1915, aged 30- Had previously served three years 
in Seaforths. * ALEXANDER, Corpl., Seaforths; killed m 
action, 3rd May, 1917, aged 28. Had resigned from Edin- 
burgh Constabulary and enlisted when he heard of the death 
of his brother Angus. Left a widow and two children. *JOHN. 
R.N.R.; killed or drowned at Battle of Jutland, May 31st, 1916. 
ao-ed 42 Left widow and four children. Rev. MURDO, Chap- 
lain with Y.M.C.A. in U.S. Army. DONALD, R.N.R.; dis- 
charged 1917. (Sons of Mr Kenneth Macleod). 

57 GRAHAM— A , R.N.R. 

58 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R.; travelled at his own expense from 

the Rocky Mountains. *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned in the 
"Iolaire" disaster, aged 31. *MALCOLM, R.N.R.; drowned 
in the "Iolaire" disaster, aged 24- (Sons of Mr Malcolm 
Macleod) 

59 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

51 MURRAY— MURDO, R.N.R.; travelled at his own expense from 
the Rockies to enlist. Rescued from H.M.S. "Otway." 

63 MACLEAN— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

62 MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R. ; was interned in Holland ; 1914 Star. 

DONALD, R.N.R., *COLIN, Corpl., 1st Gordons; died of 

wounds w Military Hospital. Brighton, 6th March, 1916, aged 

2b- Went to France in 1914- (Sons of Widow John Maciver). 

CAMPBELL— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

64 MACKAY— RODERICK, R.N.R. 

65 SMITH— *MURDO, R.N.R.; missing since 24th August, 1917- 

Left a widow and six children. 

66 MACKAY— ANGUS, C.P.O., R.N.R. RODERICK, Seaforths. 

67 MACDONALD— WILLIAM, R.N.C.V.R. 

68 CAMERON — ALLAN, R.N.R.; lescued from a torpedoed ship. 

69 MURRAY— DONALD, R.N.R.; saved from H.M.S. "Triumph." 
MACIVER— *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 

48. Left a widow and two children. 



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70 GUNN— WILLIAM, Seaforths. 

71 MURRAY— JOHN, Seaforths. MURDO, Mercantile Marine and 

R.A.F. (Father and Son). 

72 MACIVER— MURDO, R.N.R. 

73 MACKENZIE— DONALD, Leading Seaman, R.N R. *JOHN, 

Corpl.. Seaforths; killed in action in France, 9th July, 1918. 
aged 35. (Sons of- Mr Donald Mackenzie). (See also A. 
Mackenzie, No. 28 1. 

74 MACLEOD — JOHN. Gordons; thrice wounded. ALEXANDER, 

Seaforths; gassed and wounded. (Sons of Mr John Macleod). 

76 MARTIN — *DONALD, 1st Camerons ; killed in action in France, 

9th July, 1915, aged 21. (Only Son of Widow John Martin). 
MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Norman Macleod, 
No. 6i- 

77 NTCOLSON— JOHN, Seaforths; severely wounded and discharged 

80 MACIVER— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. (T). 

(Father and Son) 
82 MACIVER— rONALD, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. 



Hill Street. 

CAMPBELL— JOHN, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. (Sons of 

Mr William Campbell). 
MACLEOD— *JOHN ( Seaforths; killed in action in France, 

1st July, 1916, aged 18. (Son of Mr Donald Macleod). 
FINLAYSON— WILLIAM, R.A.F. and Seaforths; wounded. 
MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

Glen Tolsta. 

2 MACMILLAN— ALEX., Seaforths. ANGUS, R.N.R. DONALE 
(Sen.), R.N.R. DONALD (Jun.), R.N.R. HECTOR. 

R.N.R. 
' 4 MACMILLAN— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. 

HECTOR, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. 
MACMILLAN— ANGUS, R.F.A. ; wounded four times. Also 
served in South African War. 



Tolsta Farm. 

MACDONALD— DONALD, Royal Scots; 
PETER A., A. & S. Highlanders; 
NORMAN. R.N. 



severely 
severely 



wounded, 
wounded. 




Lewis Boys in Holland. 



THE heavy bags of mails that constantly pass into Ger- 
many via Holland testify how deep is our sympathy for 
the unfortunates who are imprisoned in an enemv's 
country — and they cannot have too much of our sympathy. 

But let us not forget our boys who are prisoners in Holland 
— prisoners in a very real and pitiable sense. Do not exag- 
gerate the effects of neutrality in their case. There are 
regrettable factors in their imprisonment which no neutrality, 
however benevolent, can re- 
lieve. They are all young 
men — game cocks — who 
meant to fight for their 
country as heroically as did 
their brothers of the "Car- 
mania" and the "Orama." 

He is a superficial en- 
quirer who only asks, 
"Have they got enough to 
eat ?" No doubt food is a 
first requisite, and in their 
case the food is coarse in 
quality ; and the scarcity 
would be serious if the food 
were more appetising. But 
the most trying element in 
their condition is the feeling 
that one is a prisoner. This 
feeling is impressed on one's 
spirit in so many different 
ways — the click of the lock 
behind one when one enters 
— the sense that one is 

watched, and watched, too, under the muzzle of loaded rifles 
— the high walls around one of wire barbed and knotted — 
get on one's nerves. Between us and the main road stands 
the Groningen State prison, with broad shoulders, with small 
eyes and high cheek bones, frowning down upon our grounds, 
and reminding any boy that might be naughty that there are 
darker cells within. 

No doubt their confinement is less stringent now than at 




Interned in Holland from Fall of Antwen 



the beginning. For now an agreement has been entered into 
with the Dutch Government, which has rendered needless all 
attempts to escape. At the beginning such attempts were 
determined and often amusing. One or two examples will 
suffice for illustration. 

One day there was a great roll of matting to be carried 
out to the town. It was carried out on a pole between two 
sailors. The watch readily opened the gate. The two men, 

smoking their cigarettes, 
managed to swing through 
without betraying the un- 
usual weight of the mat- 
ting. No sooner were they 
at a safe distance than they 
dropped the roll, when a 
third sailor crept out and 
got safely away to Flush- 
ing, and thence to England. 
On another occasion two 
men, having by some adven- 
ture escaped from the camp, 
found that the railway 
stations were by this time 
so well guarded that it was 
hopeiess for an English 
tongue to attempt getting 
through to the train. The 
trick they fell upon raised 
many a laugh even among 
the Dutch who were the vic- 
tims. The two men crossed 
the country eastward for 
about twenty miles, and entered a small town on the German 
frontier Here they called upon the "Burgomaster" in a 
state of great excitement and perspiration, and told him they 
had just escaped from Germany, and would he be good 
enough to give them a pass to travel by train to Flushing ? 
This the good man readily gave them, and they travelled in 

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137 



great glee safe to the homeland ! But this is all by the way, 
to show the eagerness of young men to escape into the free and 
exciting life of our tumultuous world. 

Can our Lewis reader imagine any other set of juveniles 
on earth more unfitted for a life of confinement than High- 
landers — boys from the mountains and the sea, young fellows 
brought up among sea-birds under the Atlantic breakers ? 
Holland is so true to the origin of its name — "hollow -land" — 
and a Highlander is always looking for some hill to climb 
above the level of stagnant canals. Did I not see the far-off 
looks and the shadow of far-off crags in the blue of their 
thoughtful eyes ! 

I think there is nothing that brings out the basic factors 
of the individual human character as does a long period of 
imprisonment. And to be brief, Ithink I have some right, as 
a chaplain who has worked among our Lewis boys for about 
seven months, to testify something of their character under 
those testing and sifting trials. I do not care if this were 
read to the fourteen hundred Englishmen in our camp. I 
must record the fact that the Lewismen, with perhaps rare 
exceptions, were an example to all in showing forth in their 
daily conduct — and in particular on the Lord's Day — the fear 
and recognition of God- I had fellow-helpers — very dear and 
sincere and zealous witnesses for Christ — among the English, 
whom I shall ever remember. But the main support of 
religion- --at least in the outward tokens of God's claims upon 



man's obedience — was found among those Islanders. For 
example, the Sabbath Day was observed, not in any Pharasaic 
punctiliousness, but as in a very real sense a Day of God. 

Our interned Islanders in Holland are neither sanctimoni- 
ous saints nor male angeJs. They have their fun, their jokes, 
their pipe music. But let me say very emphatically that in 
morality, and as worshippers of the true God, and in all-round 
manliness, we may proudly compare them with any section of 
the British Navy. Commodore Henderson has had occasion 
repeatedly to congratulate Lewismen en distinctions won at 
examinations, and I wish some students of our Universities 
could have a peep at them poring over their books surrounded 
by shouts and laughter and songs, the wrestling and thumping 
that goes on continually in those huts. 

I have not made this more painful reading by dwelling too 
much on the miserable monotony and deprivations in their 
life. Let readers who are possessed with imagination do what 
they can to alleviate the tedium of the time of their imprison- 
ment by such tangible tokens of their sympathy as they have 
already more than once received from Lewis- Death has. 
alas ! visited us here more than once ; and the death-beds of 
John Smith and John Macleay will always be a sacred memory 
with those who have witnessed them. 

If I were allowed to coin a word to characterise the general 
disease in our interned life in Holland, that word would be — 
monotonitis ! 






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Captain JAMES SUTHERLAND, Nyasalaiid Field Force. 



A MIGHTY HUNTER. 



Captain Sutherland was awarded the Legion d'Hon- 
neur, Croix de Chevalier, for conspicuously good service 
as Special Guide to the Nyasaland Field Force. Captain 
Sutherland, who is a son of the late Mr James Sutherland, 
flshcurer. Lewis Street, Stornoway, is admittedly the 
world's mightiest elephant hunter. The thrilling tales he 
has to tell of his encounters with the mammoths of the 
African forest are related in his fascinating book, 
"Adventures of an Elephant Hunter" 'published in 
1912). At the time this book was written Mr Sutherland 
had killed 447 bull elephants (he takes no account of 
cows). When war broke out he was hunting in German 
East Africa, and the Huns tried to keep him prisoner, 
but he eluded them by making a detour of 500 miles, 
getting out of enemy territory through Portuguese East 
Africa, and on to Fort Johnston, in Nyasaland- He was 
engaged by the Governor of that colony as Intelligence 
Officer. In June, 1915, he was severely wounded — a 
German sniper getting him with an explosive bullet in the 
abdomen. When the conquest of German East Africa 
was decided upon by the Government, he was made Chief 
Intelligence. Officer and Provost Marshall on the staff of 
Brigadier-General Northey, with the rank of Lieutenant. 
He was promoted Captain in 1916 and was mentioned 
several times in despatches for his services in the field. 



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James Street. 




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killed 1st July, 1915. 



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killed 8th May, 1918 




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wounded. 



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13 South Beach ; severely wounded. 



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Sergt. Donald IMacfarquhar, South African F,.F. 
av.arded Belgian Medal Militaire. 




•Norman Maeleod, Seaforths, 69 Keith St 
killed 12th October, 1917. 





*Joseph J. Mair, Australians, Sheil Street, 
died 28th February, 1919. 




"Hugh H. Mair, Australians, Shell Street, 
killed 9th May, 1917. 



*Peter Macintyre, R.X.D., 31 Newton, 
killed in action, 1918- 



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Murdo Murray, Seaiorths, 20 Church Street ; 
awarded M.M. 





•Matthew Murray, A. & S. Highlanders, 20 
Church Street; died 8th Sept., 1916- 




•Alexander Macrae, Signaller, X.F.A., 57 Keith 
Street; died in Germany, August, 1918. 



•Matthew Macgregor, Scottish Rifles, Mathesou 
Rd.; awarded M.M.; killed 22nd July, 1918. 




•Alexander Dan Murray, Australians, 20 Church 
Street, killed 1st September, 1918- 




*Lce.-Corpl. Alex. D. Morison, Royal Welsh 
Regt., 76 Keith Street; killed 6th July, 1916. 



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PARISH OF BARVAS. 



LIONEL SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Habost, Lionel, Fivepenny, Eoropie, Adabrock, .Eorodale, Port^of^Ness, Knockaird and Skigersta.) 



Population last Census, 1996; (Males, 911 ; Females, 1085]. 



THE hour of testing caine and our men were ready. I 
mean the men of Lewis whom I knew and know. Mean- 
time I have before my notice men included in the Lionel 
School Area, of whom I shall attempt a 
short sketch. 

In that first week in August, 1914, 
many of our men and lads were engaged 
at the East Coast fishings, where they 
heard and answered the call of their 
country. Many of them left for home 
to receive their mobilisation instructions, 
arriving in Stornoway on Saturday, 8th 
August. There being no conveyances 
available, the men lost not a moment but 
set out and walked across the moor to 
their homes, a distance of over twenty 
miles. After snatching a few hours 
much needed rest, those who were 
attached to the Army Special Reserve 
embarked next morning (Sunday) on 
board the drifter "Fraserburgh," of 
Hull, whose skipper kindly A'olunteered 
to take the men to Stornoway. From 
there they left for their several 
destinations. Alas, how very few of 
that stalwart band returned ! From the 
Lionel School area 390 answered the call 
and served in all the branches of the 
Service. Of these 91 made the supreme 
sacrifice. Military Medals awarded, 4; 

D.S.M., 1 ; D.C.M., 1 ; M.C., 1 ; Russian Cross of the Order 
of St George, 1 : Silver Medal of the Royal Humane Society, 
1; and many 1914 Stars; officers, 2 (Lieuts.) 




Mi GORDON MACLEOD 



It was certainly cheering for the friends to see the lads 
depart in such high spirits, and week after week letters were 
received from all over the world telling of their coming home 
to take part in the struggle. One young 
lad wrote banteringly to his mother, 
' ' We are en route ; expect me home 
when we settle the Germans." Another 
lad wrote, "We embark to-morrow. I 
am pleased and proud to come and 
strike a blow for the dear old country." 
Such is the spirit in which our lads 
answered the call to arms. 

The tension during these years was 
somewhat allayed in this district by a 
daily official telegram which was received 
at Port of Ness P.O., and hung up 
for the public to read. Large numbers 
waited daily for that telegram and went 
to their homes joyful or otherwise, but 
always hopeful of final victory. No 
wonder the 11th November, 1918, is a 
day to be remembered. The signing of 
the Armistice brought tears of joy and 
outbursts of thankfulness, and little we 
then thought that we had yet to suffer 
the most crushing event of the war — the 
wreck of H.M.Y. "Iolaire" on New 
Year's morning, 1919. We were for a 
time unable to comprehend its vastness, 
but we now know that we still stagger 
under that overwhelming crash. Words are inadequate to 
describe our feelings. The Lionel School area lost 17 gallant 
seamen. Many of them were coming home discharged, and 



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drowned 19th September, 1914. 




*Sergt. Win. Macleod, Seaforths, 3 North 
Dell ; killed 28th July, 1918. 




*Norman Morrison, 22 North Dell ; died 
1st Dec, 1918- 



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20th December, 1914- 



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♦Roderick Murray, Seaforths, South Dell; 
killed 5th Nov., 19j7- 



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we and they predicted a bright future, but such is the irony 
of fate. John F. Macleod from this district is the lad who 
swam ashore with a line and succeeded in securing the hawser 
which was attached to it, so that many lives were saved ; 
indeed, almost all who were saved owe their lives to the heroic 
efforts of this young man. Donald Morrison, also from this 
district, was the last survivor of the "Iolaire." For eight 
hours he clung to the mast until rescued next morning, 
exhausted, but able to assist himself down the mast and into 
the small boat that took him off his perilous position. 



Post Office. Port of Ness. 



GORDON MACLEOD. 



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LIONEL. 

SMITH— MURDO, R.N.R. (T.) 

MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. DONALD, Naval Schoolmaster, 
H.M.S. "Repulse." 

MACLEAN— ANGUS, RN.R.; survivor H.M.S. "Calgarian." 

CAMPBELL— *JOHN, Seaforths; killed in action in France; May, 

1917, aged 26. (Son of Widow Annie Campbell). 
MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost with H.M.S. "Fisguard," 

19th September, 1914, aged 23- (Son of Mr Kenneth 

Macleod). 

MACLEOD— FINLAY, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland; 1914 Star. 

CAMPBELL— ALEXANDER, Seaforths. 

MORRISON— JOHN, Sergt., Seaforths 

MORRISON— *JOHN, 29th Vancouver Battalion; killed in action 

in France, 26th September, aged 34 years. (Son of Mr Donald 

Morrison). 
MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. 
SMITH— JOHN, H.L.I, and M.G.C.; wounded. 
MORRISON— JOHN (Murdo), R.N.R. (T.) 

GILLIES JOHN, Mercantile Marine. 

GILLIES— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

GILLIES— * ALEXANDER, 50th Gordon Highlanders of Canada; 

killed in action in France, May, 1915- Had previously served 

in 3rd Seaforths. (Son of late Mr J. Gillies). 



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GILLIES— *JOHN, Lce.-Corpl., Seaforths; killed in action in 
France, 23rd April, 1917, aged 24. *ANGUS, Seaforths; killed 
in action in France, 2nd October, 1916, aged 28- ALEXANDER, 
R.N.R. Also served with Seaforths in the Boer War. (Sons of 
Widow Mary Gillies) 

GILLIES— MURDO, R.N.R. (T.) 

MACLEOD— *JOHN, 1st Seaforths; killed in action at the Persian 
Gulf, 7th January, 1916, aged 20- (Son of Mrs Annie Macleod) 

MACRITCHIE— *JOHN, Lce.-Corpl, 2nd Seaforths; died in 
hospital at Cromarty, 9th June, 1915, aged 21- (Son of Mrs 
Angus Macritchie). 

MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. (T.) 

MORRISON— ANGUS, Seaforths; wounded. *NORMAN, R.N.R.; 
drowned in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 20. DONALD, R.N-R. (T.) 
(Sons of Mr Donald Morrison). 

CAMPBELL— JOHN, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland, 1914 Star. 
MALCOLM. New Zealand Merchant Service. DONALD, 2nd 
Hand, R.N.R. (T.) MALCOLM,, R.N.R. (T.) (Sons of Mr 
Angus Campbell). 

MACDONALD— ALLAN, Seaforths. DUNCAN, Seaforths. 

MORRISON— DONALD, R.N.R. ; 1914 Star. 

MACDONALD— *DONALD, Seaforths; killed in action, 10th April, 
1917, aged 23- DONALD. R.N.R. (T.) When serving on 
board H.M.T. "Livingstone," the ship was sunk by Germans in 
North Sea. Be was made a prisoner and was in Germany for 
about one year. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. fSons 
of Mr Angus Macdonald). 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R.; took part in defence of Antwerp; 
1914 Star. 

GUNN— KENNETH, R.N.R. (T). NORMAN, Sergt. Seaforths. 

MACDONALD— * ALEXANDER, 1st Seaforths; killed in action at 
Persian Gulf, 7th January, 1916, aged 21- ANGUS, Sergt., 1st 
Seaforths; wounded. (Sons of Mr Murdo Macdonald). 

CAMPBELL—ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (T.) DONALD, R.N.R. (T.) 
(Sons of Mr Donald Campbell). 

MORRISON— ALEXANDER, Seaforths; gassed. KENNETH, 
Mercantile Marine ; prisoner in Germany ; 18 months prisoner of 
war in German raider s.s. "Moewe," and the last 10 months of 
war prisoner in Germany. (Sons of Mr John Morrison). 

MORRISON— NORMAN, New Zealand R.N. 

MORRISON— DONALD, R.G.A *JOHN, R.N.R. ; drowned when 
his ship was torpedoed in North Sea, 13th Dec, 1917; aged 35- 
CSons of Mr Kenneth Morrison). 

GILLIES— DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. 

CAMPBELL *DONALD, Corpl., Seaforths; killed in Mesopo- 
tamia, 5th Nov., 1917, aged 29- *JOHN, Mercantile Marine; 
drowned 4th May, 1917, aged 23. (Sons of Mr John Campbell). 



'LOYAL LEWIS" EOLL OF HONOUB. 











*Norman Campbell, Wireless Operator, 41 
Habost; died in Hospital, March 23, 1916- 





Lieut. Murdo Macdonald, New Zealanders, 6 
Port of Ness; awarded M.C. 



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*Murdo Campbell, R.S.F., 41 Habost; missing 
since April, 1917- 



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CAMPBELL— ANGUS, Gordons. DONALD, R.N. (Sons of Mr 
Kenneth Campbell). 

28 MACRITCHIE— *JOHN, Corpl., Seaforths; killed 2nd September, 

1918, in France, aged 24- (Son of Mrs James Macritchie) . 

29 MORRISON— NORMAN, Canadians. ANGUS, R.N.R. 

30 MORRISON— JOHN, Mercantile Marine. MURDO, Seaforths. 

DONALD, R.N.R. (T.) (Sons of Mr Angus Morrison) . 

31 CAMPBELL— *ANGUS, R.N.R. ; drowned in the "Iolaire," aged 40. 

(Only Son of Mrs Donald Campbell. Left widow and three of a 
family) . 

32 MACIVER— MURDO, R.N.R.; prisoner of war in Germany from 

fall of Antwerp until Peace was declared. DONALD, Seaforths. 
ALLAN, Mercantile Marine *JOHN, Corpl., Seaforths; killed 
in France, 9th October, 1916, aged 20 years. (Sons of Mr 
John Maciver). 

33 CAMPBELL— DONALD, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland; 1914 

Star. JOHN, Scottish Rifles. 

35 MORRISON— DONALD, Seaforths. 

36 MURRAY— *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned rn the "Iolaire," aged 46. 

(Son of Mrs Norman Murray. Left widow and four of a family). 

37 MORRISON— NEIL, Chief Gunnery Instructor, Australian Navy. 

Was in charge of Wireless Station at Cookston, Queensland. 
(Son of Mr William Morrison), 

MACDOUGALL— Rev DUNCAN, M.A., B.D., F.C. Manse, Chap- 
lain to Gaelic-speaking men of the Naval Brigade who were 
interned in Holland. 

MACDOUGALL— HELEN, M.B., F.C. Manse, X-Rays Operator, 
Scottish Women's Hospital, Serbia. 

1 MORRISON— DONALD , Sergt., Seaforths ; served in France from 

1914 until May, 1918; twice wounded. JOHN, M.M., Sergt.. 
Seaforths ; awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in France ; 
twice wounded. (Sons of Mr John Morrison). 

2 MORRISON— DONALD, Seaforths. (Son of Mr Alex. Morrison). 
MORRISON JOHN, Seaforths. "RODERICK, R.N.R.; drowned 

in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 43- (Left widow and eight of family, 
now living at Back Street, Habost. Son of the late Mr Malcolm 
Monison). 

3 THOMSON— * ANGUS, R.N.R.; drowned when his ship H.M.F.A. 

"Eleanor" was torpedoed, 12th February, 1918, aged 29- 
ANGUS, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Angus Thomson). 
MORRISON— ALEX., 2 Back Street, R.N.R. 

4 MACLEAN— DONALD, R.N.R. 

5 MURRAY— NORMAN, R.N.R., Camerons. MALCOLM, Seaforths. 

JOHN, R.N.R. (TO (Sons of Mr John Murray). 
8 MACLEAN— MURDO, R.N.R. (T.) 



JOHN, Canadians. (Sons of Mr 



9 THOMSON— NORMAN, R.N.R. 
Noiman Thomson). 
MACLEOD— ANGUS, Trooper, 2nd Scottish Horse. DONALD, 
R.N.R. (Sons of Mr John Macleod). 

10 MURRAY— *WILLIAM, R.N.R. 

11 MURRAY— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 

22- (Son of Mr John Murray). 

12 MACDONALD— *DONALD, Camerons; died of wounds, 11th May, 

1915, aged 22. (Son of Mr Murdo Macdonald). 

13 MACDONALD— *DONALD, Seaforths; killed in action in France, 

22nd October, 1914, aged 38- MURDO, R.N.R.; took part in 
defence of Antwerp; 1914 Star. (Sons of Mr Angus Mac- 
donald) . 

14 SMITH— NORMAN, Seaforths. NEIL* R.N.R. (T.) RODERICK, 

R.N.R. (T.) *DONALD, Seaforths; killed in action, 9th May, 
1915, aged 20. (Sons of Mr Donald Smith). 

15 MORRISON— JOHN, Sergt., Camerons; awarded the Military Medal 

for gallantry on the field, 1916; twice wounded and gassed. 
(Son of Mr Donald Morrison). 

16 CAMPBELL— *MALCOLM, Seaforths; killed 24th May, 1915- 

*ANGUS, Seaforths; killed in action on the 9th May, 1915. 
DONALD, Seaforths. Sons of Mr Finlay Campbell). 

MACLEAN— MALCOLM, Sergt,. Seaforths. 

17 MACLEAN— *ANGUS, R.N.R. ; drowned 24th June, 1916, aged 32. 

Took part in the engagement off the Falkland Islands, 1915, and 
went down with the "Invincible;" Jutland Battle. MALCOLM, 
R.N.R. (Sons of Mr John Maclean). 

18 MACDONALD — MURDO, Seaforths. DONALD, Seaforths. 

NORMAN, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Donald Macdonald). 
MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R.T. RODERICK, Gordons. (Sons 

of Mr Norman Macdonald). 
MACDONALD— * ALLAN, Seaforths; killed July 1st, 1916, on the 

Somme front* aged 19 years. *DONALD, Seaforths; killed in 

action at the Persian Gulf,, 7th Jan., 1916, aged 21- (Sons of 

Mr John Macdonald). 

19 SMITH— *JOHN, 2nd Seaforths; killed in action in France, 23rd 

April 1915, aged 19 year. *FINLAY, Canadians; wounded in 
action in France and lost the sight of his left eye. Returned to 
Canada after discharge and died of pneumonia. (Sons of Widow- 
John Smith). 

23 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, Gordons; severely wounded in action 

in France, 1914; left leg amputated. DONALD, Canadians. 
(Sons of Mr John Macdonald). 

24 MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R.,(T.) JOHN, Lieut., R.G.A.; 

awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field in France. 
(Sons of Mr Murdo Macdonald). 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 







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-'John Macdonald, Seaforths, 16 North Dell; 
died of gas poisoning, 9th May, 1915- 





Donald Macleod, Seaforths, 27 Habost; 
awarded D.C.M. 



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*Donald Morrison, Seaforths, 4 Aird, South 
Dell ; gassed 9th May, 1915, and died. 





*John Macritchie, R.N.R., 42 Swanibost; 
drowned 19th September, 1914 




*Malcolm Macleod, 19 Swanibost ; died in 
Palestine, 12th July, 1917- 



♦Norman Morrison, Seaforths, 7 Souh Dell; 
killed 23rd April, 1915. 



LIONEL SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



153 



25 MORRISON— *KENNETH, Seaforths ; killed in action, July, 1918, 

in Mesopotamia. MURDO, R.N.R.(T.) (Sons of Widow Alex. 
Morrison) . 

26 MORRISON— NORMAN, R.N.R RODERICK, R.N.R.(T.) (Sons 

of Mr John Morrison). 

-27 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. ; took part in the defence of Antwerp, 
1914 Star. JOHN, Canadians. *DONALD, Sergt., 1st Seaforths, 
awarded D.C.M and Russian Cross of Order of St George for 
conspicuous gallantry and coolness on the 10th .March, 1915, at 
Ncuve Chapelle in bombing the enemy in their trenrhes, aid 
driving them out fciaverse by traveise. Died in Mesopotamia of 
wounds, May, 1916, aged 25 years. Served 6 years with (he 
Seaforths. (Sons of Widow John MacleodL 

28 MACIVER— DONALD, Canadians. (Son of Mr Kenneth Maciver). 

29 THOMSON— NORMAN, Seaforths. 

32 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R.T. (Son of Widow Murdo Mac- 

donald) . 
33a THOMSON— JAMES, R.N.R.T. (Son of Mr John Thomson). 
'33b MACDONALD— DONALD. R.N.R. *DONALD, Canadians; killed 

in action in France, 24th April, 1915, aged 31- iSons of Widow 

Murdo Macdonald). 

34 MACRITCHIE— *DONALD, R.N.R. ; drowned in "lolaire" disaster, 

aged 21- (Son of Mr Finlay Macritchie). 

MACRITCHIE— WILLIAM, Australians. (Son of Mr Norman 
Macritchie) . 

35 CAMPBELL— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

37 MORRISON— ALEXANDER, Gordons. DONALD, R.A.F. (Sons 
of Mr Donald Morrison). ; 

39 MURRAY— NORMAN, R N.R. (T.) DONALD, Mercantile Marine. 

(Sons of Mr John Murray). 

40 MACKENZIE— FINLAY, R.N.R. (T.) (Son of Norman Mackenzie). 

41 CAMPBELL— NORMAN, Seaforths. *MURDO, R.N.R.; discharged 

as no longer fit for war service; died March, 1919, aged 19 
(Sons of Mr Roderick Campbell), 
CAMPBELL— RODERICK, Seaforths; wounded and gassed. 
♦NORMAN, Wireless Operator, R.E. ; died in hospital in Man- 
chester, 1917, aged 27 years.' *MURDO, KO.S.B.; died of 
wounds in Palestine, 1917, aged 30- *ALEXANDER JOHN, 
R.N.R. (T.) ; drowned in "lolaire" disaster, 1st Jan., 1919, aged 
20 years. (Sons of Mr John Campbell). 

42 MORRISON— KENNETH, Seaforths. 

43 SMITH— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

44 MURRAY— DONALD, Seaforths. 

45 MURRAY— FINLAY, R.N.R. (T.) (Son of Mr John Murray). 



46 MURRAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 
46 MURRAY— ANGUS, Seaforths. 

48 MURRAY— DONALD, Seaforths. ANGUS, Camerons. ALEX- 

ANDER, Australians. NORMAN, R.E- (Sons of Mr Roderick 
Murray) . 
MORRISON— *NORMAN, Canadians; killed in action in France, 

1918- (Son of Alex. Morrison, Back Street, Habost). 
MURRAY— NORMAN, R.N.R. (T.) (Son of Mr Kenneth 

Murray, Back Street) . 
MACRITCHIE— FINLAY, Sergt., Back Street, Habost. (Son of 

Norman Macritchie, North Dell) 
MACDONALD— CHRISTINA, W.A.A.C.'s. (Daughter of John 
Macdonald, Shoemaker, Habost). 



EOROPIE. 

1 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

2 MACLEOD— *ANGUS, Gordons; killed in action in France, Nov., 

1914, aged 25- (Son of Mr Donald Macleod). 

4 SMITH— RODERICK, Seaforths; wounded. 

5 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

5 MACLEOD— *JOHN Lce.-Corpl., Seaforths; wounded in France; 
died suddenly at Glasgow, aged 31. DONALD, R.N.R. ; was at 
bombardment of Nieuport, and received ^50 for destroying a 
submarine in Mediterranean. (Sons of Widow Mary Macleod). 

7 MACLEOD— DONALD, Camerons. MURDO, R.N.R. 

10 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, 4th Seaforths; wounded. 
MORRISON * ANGUS, R.N.R.; drowned "lolaire" disaster, aged 

20- (Son of Mr John MorrisorT). 
12 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. DONALD, Camerons. 
14 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. NORMAN, Seaforths. 

16 MACDONALD— *DONALD, 1st Seaforths; invalided. from Persian 

Gulf and died in hospital in England on the 20th May, 1919 
aged 20. (Son of Mr Donald Macdonald). 

17 MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

18 MACDONALD— *NORMAN, R.N.R. Took part in defence of 

Antwerp ; 1914 Star. Torpedoed and drowned in 1917- 

19 MACLEOD— *MURDO, 2nd Seaforths; killed rn action in France, 

1916- (Son of the late Mr Donald Macleod, tailor, Stornoway). 

20 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

11 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 





*Lce.-Corpl. Dugald Mackenzie, 36 Eoropie : 
killed 25th April, 1915. 




*John Gunn, 8 Knockaird ; killed 
9th May, 1915- 







*Donald Macdonald, 16 Knockaird ; died 
of gas poisoning, 27th April, 1915- 



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killed 23rd April, 1917. 



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24 CAMPBELL— DONALD, R.N.R. 

26 MACLEOD — JOHN, Canadians ; was wounded in France. 
MACLEOD— *JOHX, 2nd Seaf orths ; died of wounds in France, 

1917; aged 21. (Son of Mr Donald Macleod). 

27 MACDONALD— ANGUS (John), R.N.R. 

MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R.; served in defence of Antwerp; 
1914 Star Survivor of Destroyer "Strongbow." 

23 MACRITCHIE— JOHN, R.N.R. ♦RODERICK, R.N.R.; drowned 
when H.M.S. "India" was torpedoed, 8th August, 1915. aged 38- 
Served on board H.M.S. "Carmania," and took part in sinking 
of German ship Cap Trafalgar. (Sons of Widow Mary Mac- 
ritchie) . 

31 FINLAYSON— ANDREW, R.N.R. 

33 MACKENZIE— MURDO, R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. MURDO, 
Cameions. 

54 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

35 MORRISON— ALEXANDER, Colour-Sergt., Scots Guards. JOHN, 

R.N.R. DONALD, Sergt., Camerons ; wounded. ANGUS, Sgt., 
Seaf orths. JOHN, Seaforths; wounded. 

36 MACKENZIE— ANGUS, R.N.R.; was serving on board H.M.S. 

"Carmania" when the German ship Cap Trafalgar was sunk. 
DONALD, R.N.R. *DUGALD, Lance-Corpl., 2nd Seaforths; 
killed in action in France, 25th April, 1915, aged 21- (Sons of 
Mr John Mackenzie). 
36 MORRISON— DONALD, R.N.R. 



FIVEPENNY. 

1 MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.N.R. 

2 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, Sergeant, Seaforths; awarded the 

Meritorious Service Medal on the 17th July, 1916, for saving the 
life of his class on several occasions while at live bombing 
practice. 
MACLEOD— *JOHN, 2nd Seaforths ; wounded in 24 different places 
on the 11th June, 1915, and killed in action in France on 13th 
April, 1917, aged 21- (Grandson of the late Mr John Macleod). 

3 MACRITCHIE— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

4 MACKENZIE— JOHN, R.N.R. 

5a MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. ALLAN, R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. 

*DONALD, drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster, aged 28- (Sons 

of Mr Angus Macleod). 
5b MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. JOHN, 

Canadians. 



7 MACKAY— KENNETH, Canadians. *WILLIAM, Signaller, R.N.R. 

Drowned in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 26- (Only Son of Widow 
Mary Mackay). 

8 MACLEOD— ALLAN, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. *DONALD, Lance- 

Corpl., 1st Seaforths; died of wounds at the Persian Gulf, 1917, 
aged 23- (Sons of Mr John Macleod). 
MACLEOD— DONALD, 2nd Seaforths; wounded. 

9 MACLEOD— *JOHN, 1st Seaforths ; killed in action in France, 20th 

December, 1914, aged 19- (Son of Mr Angus Macleod). 
1C MACLENNAN— MURDO, R.N.R. 
11 MORRISON— *DONALD, 2nd Seaforths; wounded; transferred to 

R.N.R. (T.) and drowned "Iolaire" disaster, aged 27. (Son of 

Mr Donald Morrison) 
MORRISON— MURDO, Seaforths. 

14 MORRISON— JOLIN, Royal Flying Corps. 

15 MACLEAN— *DONALD, 2nd Seaforths ; killed in action in France, 

26th April, 1915, aged 18- JOHN, R.N.R. (S#ns of Mr 
Norman Maclean). 

16 MACLENNAN— ANGUS, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— NORMAN (Kenneth), R.N.R. 

17 MACKAY— DONALD, Seaforths; wounded. *WILLIAM. Sea- 

forths; killed in action in France, 20th December, 1914; aged 
]9. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Widow John Mackay). 

19 MACLEOD JOHN, A. & S. Highlanders. 

20 MACLEOD— *DONALD v 1st Seaforths ; killed in action at Givenchy, 

France, 21st February, 1915, aged 34- Had previously served 
in Egypt. (Son of Mr John Macleod). 

21 MACLEOD— JOHN, Camerons. ANGUS, R.N.R. 

22 SMITH— *DONALD, R.N.R.; invalided from Russia, and died in 

Granton Hospital, 24th April, 1919, aged 20- *ALEXANDER, 
1st Camerons ; killed in action in France, 9th May, 1915, aged 
22. *MURDO, Gordons; killed in action in France, 25th 
September, 1915, aged 20 years. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 
Allan Smith). 

23 MORRISON— DONALD, Black Watch. 

27 MACLEOD— ANGUS, Lce.-Corpl. ; awarded the Military Medal. 
MURDO, Camerons. 



KNOCKAIRD. 

1 MACLEOD— ANGUS, Gordons: wounded. 

2 MACLEAN— ANGUS, R.N.R. ; survivor from H.M.S. "Calgarian. 
MACLEAN— JOHN (Donald), R.N.R. 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




•*Donald Maclean, 15 Fivepenny; killed 
26th April, 1915. 








*Angus Morrison, R.N.R., 15 Eoropie ; lost 
in "Iolaire" disaster. 



♦Murdo Macritchie, R.N.R., 37 Swauibost; 
drowned 26th November, 1914- 







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*Donald Smith, 14 Habost: killed 
9th May, 1915- 




"*John Morrison, Canadians, 12 North Dell; 
killed 24th April, 1915- 



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3 MORRISON— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

3 MACKENZIE— •DONALD, 2nd Seaforths ; killed in action in 

France, 25th April, 1915, aged 23. *MURDO, Seaforths; died 
oi wounds at Etaples, 10th May, 1917, aged 22 years. (Sons of 
lats Mr Donald Mackenzie). 

4 MACLEAN— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

5 GUNN— *JOHN, 1st Seaforths; killed in action in France, 9th 

May. 1915, aged 21 *DONALD, Seaforths; killed in action 
in France, 22ud February, 1917, aged 23- J0HN 3 Seaforths; 
wounded. (Sons of Mr Murdo Gunn). 

6 SMITH— DONALD, Camerons 

7 MORRISON— *ANGUS, Petty Officer, R.N.R. ; drowned in the 

"lolaire" disaster, aged 32. JOHN, R.N.R. DONALD, 
R.N.R (T.) ; clung to mast of the wrecked "lolaire" for eight 
hours until rescued. (Sons of Widow Donald Morrison). 
S MACLEOD— KENNETH, R.N.R. ; 

9 MACLEAN— DONALD, R.N.R. NORMAN, Mercantile Marine. 
10 MACLEAN— NORMAN (Donald), R.N.R. 

MORRISON— ALEXANDER (Ales.), R.N.R. 

11 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. 

12 MORRISON— *JOHN, R.N.R. ; drowned in "lolaire" disaster, aged 

18. ANGUS, R.N.R. (Sons of Widow Norman Morrison). 
14 MACDONALD— JOHN, K.O.S.B. 
16b MACDONALD— *DONALD, 2nd Seaforth ; died of gas poisoning in 

France, 27th April, 1915, aged 20. ALEX., R.N.R. (Sons of 

Mr Donald Macdonald). 
18 SMITH— ANGUS, Labour Corps. 



PORT-OF-NESS. 



1 CAMPBELL— DONALD, R.N.R. 

2 MACKENZIE— DONALD, A. & S. Highlanders. ALEX., Mercantile 

Marine. 
CAMPBELL— *ANGUS, Canadians ; killed in action in France, 11th 
August, 1918, aged 34 years. RODERICK, Mercantile Marine; 
awarded a sum of money for meritorious services rendered in 
Mediterranean when ship was torpedoed. DONALD, R.N.R. (T.). 
(Sons of Widow Angus Campbell). 

3 MACDONALD- -MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T.) ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) 

♦ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) ; lost in "lolaire" disaster. (Sons of Mr 
Angus Macdonald). 

4 MACLEOD— JOHN F., Carpenter, R.N.R.; awarded silver medal of 

Royal Humane Society for gallantry in swimming ashore from 
wrecked "lolaire" with line by which a hawser was brought 
ashore and many were saved. 



4 MACFARLANE— F1NLAY, Mercantile Marine. ANGUS, R.N.R.T. 

5 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. ; survivor from H.M.S. "Hermes " 

MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T.) (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macdonald). 
6a M7VCDONALD- -MURDO, Lieut., New Zealand Rifle Brigade; 
awarded the Military Cross for leading a silent raid against an 
enemy post, but was held up by machine gun fire, and had to 
withdraw. He then made a fine personal reconnaisance, re- 
organised his party, and with great skill and determination again 
led them forward, rushing the post and capturing prisoners and 
two machine guns. NEIL, R.N.R. DONALD, Mercantile 
Marine. 

8 CAMPBELL— MURDO, R.N.R. 

9 CAMPBELL— NORMAN, Sergt., Seaforths. MURDO, Royal Irish 

Fusiliers. 
10 THOMSON— ALEX., Mercantile Marine. 
12 MORRISON— *JOHN, Gordons; killed in action at La Bassee, 

France. 23rd Oct., 1914, aged 22. NORMAN, R.N.R. (T.) (Sons 

'of Mr John Morrison; . 

MURRAY— RODERICK, Thule House, Chief Engineer, Mercantile 
Marine. 

14 MACDONALD— DONALD, Coast Watcher. 

15 MACLEAN— MURDO, R.N.R. 

MORRISON— ALEXANDER, Gordons and M.G.C. ; wounded. 
J"OHN, Canadians. (Sons of Mr John Morrison). 

16 MACKENZIE— *MURDO, 8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders ; 

died of wounds in hospital at Manchester, 16th March, 1918, 
aged 3C years. (Son of Mr Norman Mackenzie). 
19 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 13th Destroyer Flotilla. JOHN, 

(John) R.N.R. (T.) 
22 MACDONALD— ALLAN, 2nd Transvaal Scottish. NORMAN, 
Electrical Engineer Corps, Madras Volunteers. 
MACLEOD— GORDON, Corps of Guides. DAVID G., S. African 
Defence Corps. JAMES M., 2nd Rhodesia Regiment; also 
served with Lovat Scouts in Boer War. JACK M., Lce.-Corpl., 
24th Signalling Coy., R.E. WALTER, Sergt., M.T.C., American 
Aimy. (Five Sons of the late Mr John Macleod, Ocean Villa). 



ADABROCK. 

1 MACRITCHIE— *DONALD, H.L.I. ; killed in France, 19th Aug., 
1917. *ANGUS, Seaforths; killed in France, 11th April, 1917- 
(Sons of the late Mr Donald Macritchie). 

1 (West)— MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. 

2 (West)— MACDONALD— JOHN, R E. DONALD, R.N.R. 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




♦Angus Macleod, 3 Eoropie ; killed 
November, 1914- 




♦Roderick Murray, R.N.R., 16 South Dell; 
died in hospital, 1st May, 1916- 




*Lce.-Corpl. John Murray, 12 South Dell; 
died of wounds, 2nd May. 1915. 





♦Roderick Macritchie, K.N.R., 28 Eoropie ; 
drowned 8th August, 1915. 



""J" 1 





*Finlay Morrison, R.N.V.R., 19 South Dell; 
drowned September, 1917. 



*Donald Morrison, k.jn.R., 17 Lionel; lost 
in "Iolaire" disaster. 



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(West)— MACDONALD- -DONALD (Jun.). Seaforths. 
MACLEAN— JOHN, R.N.R. 
MORRISON DONALD, R.N.R. 

3 (West)— GUNN— DONALD, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, Seaforths. 

(Sons of Mr Alexander GunnJ. 

4 (West)— MORRISON— JOHN G., R.N.R.; survivor from H.M.S. 

"Hermes." MALCOLM, R.N.C.V.R.* JOHN, R.N.R.; died in 
hospital at Chatham, 20th October, 1914; aged 41. (Sons of 
Widow Hector Morrison). 



5 MACLEOD— NORMAN, Canadian Highlanders, 
wounded; disabled for life. 



JOHN, Gordons; 



6 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R 

7 (West)— MACR1TCHIE— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

8 (West)— MORRISON— JOHN D., R.N.R. 

9 GUNN— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

11 MORRISON— DONALD. Seaforths; twice wounded. 

CAMPBELL— DONALD, R.N.R. 

12 MORRISON— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned, 20th Nov., 1917. 
15 MURRAY— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

18 MORRISON— *JOHN H., R.N.R.; drowned 18th Dec, 1917, aged 

55 years. 
•20 MACKAY— MALCOLM, R.N.R. *WILLIAM, Seaforths, killed in 

Franc*., 1st July, 1916. (Sons of Widow Catherine Mackay). 
14 MACDONALD— KENNETH, R.M.L.I. 



SKIGERSTA. 

la MACFAB LANE— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

lb MURRAY— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. DONALD, Merchant Service. 

MURDO, Lce.-Corpl., K.O.S.B. ; seriously wounded, 8th Nov., 

1917, in Palestine. 
2 MORRISON — *ANGUS ; Canadians; killed in action in France, 

June, 1917 aged 29 years. (Son of the late Mr Murdo Morrison). 
5 MACDONALD— ANGUS, Seaforths; twice wounded. 

7 MACDONALD— DONALD, Merchant Service. 

8 MORRISON-DONALD. Canadians. MURDO (John) ; survivor 

of H.M.Y. "Iolaire." 

9 MORRISON— NORMAN, H.L.I. ; wounded, 8th Nov., 1917, in 

Palestine. 
10 MACDONALD— *JOHN, R.N.R. ; drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster, 
aged 32 years. (Son of Widow John Macdonald). 



11 MURRAY— JOHN, R.N.R. RODERICK, Merchant Service. 
NORMAN, Canadians. *ALEXANDER, Seaforths; killed in 
action in Mesopotamia, 6th Nov., 1917; aged 24- (Sons of 
Widow Mary Murray). 

13 MACKAY— DONALD, R.N.R. NORMAN, Camerons; wounded in 

France i May, 1915- 

14 MACKAY— NORMAN, Merchant Service. ANGUS, Seaforths; 

wounded, 9th May, 1915. 

16 MORRISON— *JOHN, 2nd Seaforths ; killed in action in France on 

1st July, 1916, aged 18- (Son of Mr Alex. Morrison). 

17 MACKAY— DONALD, Seaforths; twice wounded. *MURDO, 1st 

Seaforths ; killed in action in France on 9th May, 1915, aged 
19 (Sons of Mr Malcolm Mackay). 

18 CAMPBELL— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

FINLAYSON— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of Mr George Finlayson). 

FINLAYSON— NEIL, Seaforths; wounded in France, April, 1915. 
* ANGUS, Camerons; died of wounds in France, November, 1914, 
aged 20 years. (Sons of Mr Norman Finlayson). 

20 MACKENZIE— ANGUS, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. 

21 MACKAY— JOHN, Seaforths; three times wounded 

22 THOMSON— ANGUS, Gordons; wounded, 14th Dec, 1914, in 

France. 
26 MACLEAN— NORMAN, R.N.R. 
32 MACKAY— DONALD Canadians. 



EORODALE. 

1 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, Engineer Artificer, R.N. ; survivor of 

H.M.Y. "Iolaire." (Son of the late John Macdonald, Baker). 
MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. 

2 MACDONALD— *DONALD, Seaforths; killed in France, 19th Oct., 

1918. JOHN, Seaforths. (Sons of Mr Donald Macdonald:. 

3 MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, Seaforths. (Sou of Mr D. Mac- 

kenzie) . 
MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.N.R. ANGUS, 2nd Seaforths. 
JOHN, R.N.C.V.R. *NORMAN, 1st Seaforths; killed in action 
in Fiance, 23rd August, 1915, aged 18- (Sons of Mr Finlay 
Mackenzie) . 

4 CAMPBELL— *MURDO, R.N.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster, 

aged 18- DONALD, R.N.R. NORMAN, Gordons. (Sons of 
Mr Donald Campbell).' 



LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Xce.-Corpl. Malcolm Campbell, 16 Habost; 
killed 25th May, 1915. 





*Lce.-Corpl. Angus Campbell, 16 Habost; 
killed 9th May, 1915. 



*johu Macleod, 9 Fivepeunv, killed 
20th Dec., 1914- 





*Donald Macdonald, 13 Habost; killed 
22nd Oct., 1914- 




* Angus Morrison, K.N.R., 19 South Dell; 
drowned February, 1918- 



*Alex. Morrison, R.N.R., 19 South Dell; 
drowned 17th Jan., 1916. 



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MORRISON— ANGUS. R.N.V.R. *MALCOLM, Carnerons, Mons 
Star; killed in France, 23rd Sept., 1918. (Sons of Mr Donald 
Morrison) . 

MACDONALD— *DONALD, Canadians ; killed in France. *MURDO 
R.N.R.: drowned H.M.S. "Otway," 22nd July, 1917. (Sons of 
the late Mr Norman Macdonald). 

MORRISON— ALEXANDER. R.N.R.T. JOHN, R.N.R.; was at 
defence of Antwerp ; 1914 Star. 



11 

13 

14 



15 



MORRISON— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (T.) 

MACLEOD *JOHN, R.N.R. ; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 

20- (Son of Donald Macleod). 
MORRISON— * ALEXANDER, Seaforths; killed in France, 1st July, 

1916- (Son of Mr Kenneth Morrison). 
GUNN— JOHN, R.N.R. (T.) 
GUNN— *MALCOLM, Seaforths; killed in France, 1st July, 1915. 

(Son of late Mr Murdo Gunn) . 





*A!ick Murray, Seaforths, H Skigersta ; 
killed 5th November, 1917. 




*Donald Colin Macleay, Yorktoh, Sask. 
Canada; killed 8th August, 1916. 



*Malcolm Campbell, Seaforths, 26 Cross; 
killed 1st July, 1916. 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 







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♦Donald Graham, 13 South Dell; killed 
9th May, 1915- 



*Donald Macdonald. 12 Hahost 
wounds, 17th May, 1915. 




died of 



•Norman Mackenzie, 3 Korodale ; killed 
23rd August, 1915- 






*Sergt. John Macleod, Seaforths, 28 Swani- 
bost; killed 28th March, 19] 8. 



*John Morrison, Canadians, 8 Lionel ; 
killed about 26th Sept., 1916- 



•Malcolm Macleod, R.N.V.R., 28 Swanibost ; 
lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 



CROSS SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(South Dell, North Dell, Cross and Swanibost.) 



(Population last Census, 1146; Males, 521; Females, 625.) 



WHEN the War broke out the natives of Cross District, 
both in the home townships and from the most distant 
parts of the world, answered bravely to the call. They 
came from Australia and South Africa, from New Zealand 
and from the far North West of Canada. They were found 
on every Eiitish front in Europe, Asia, or Africa. A large 
number served on two or more different 
fronts in France and Mesopotamia, in the 
Dardanelles, Egypt and Salonika, in 
France and Italy. Several had almost 
miraculous escapes, as a perusal of the 
Roll will show ; some were wounded many 
times and are still alive and well ; a few 
went through it all without a scratch. 

We meet these survivors daily. They 
have "done their bit" — and a right brave 
and noble "bit" it was in the case of many 
— lads and men who have been through 
the very hottest of the fighting : who had 
fallen into, and made their escape from, 
the hands of the Hun ; who had been 
picked up from the water after their ships 
had been torpedoed : or who had survived 
the "Iolaire" disaster. We can hardly 
imagine, as we see them going about their 
daily occupations, that they lately came Mr R. j 

from scenes so terrible- Who shall ever 
forget that it was through these and such 
as these, and the comrades they left, alas, "on the other 
side," that to-day we still breathe the breath of freedom. 

Schoolhouse, Cross. 



The record of Cross District is a proud one and a sad one 
— so many fought for the Cause ; so many died for it. 

The 247 men serving from the district was drawn from the 
different townships as follows: — Swanibost, 36 Navy, 37 
Army; Cross, 24 Navy, 23 Army; North Dell, 10 Navy, 23 
Army; South Dell and Aircl Dell, 47 Navy, 47 Army: 
showing percentages of 4V of the male 
population and 21.4 of the total popula- 
tion. 

The number of lives lost were as fol- 
lows : — Swanibost, 7 Navy, 6 Army; 
Cross, 3 Navy, 4 Army; North Dell/ 6 
Army ; South Dell and Aird Dell, 9 Navy, 
i8 Army — a total of 53. 

There were five cases of double bereave- 
ment. Mr Donald Mackay, 20 Cross, lost 
two sons — Angus and William— in Meso- 
potamia in 1916. Donald and Murdo 
Macdonald, sons of Mr John Macdonald, 
13 Swanibost, perished together in the ill- 
fated "Iolaire." That great disaster also 
claimed Malcolm Macleod, 28 Swanibost, 
whose brother, Sergt. John Macleod, Sea- 
forths, was killed in France, March, 1918. 
On 9th May, 1915, Murray Murrav, 5 
FENTON. South Deli, fell in France, and his brother 

Donald Murray, was killed 13th October, 
1916- Roderick and John Murray, 2~ 
South Dell, both died of wounds. Three men from 19 South 
Dell were drowned — Alexander, Finlay, and Angus' Morrison. 

R. J. FENTON. 




'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




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*Donald Murray, R.N.R., 33 South Dell; 
drowned Feb., 1915- 





K 




2/Xieut. John Macdonald, M.A.. R.G.A., 24 
Habost, awarded M.M. 



*Roderick Murray, 27 South Dell ; died of 
wounds, 4th June, 1915. 



sip 




*Donald Mackenzie, 3 Knockaird ; killed 
25th April, 1915. 



■ 




'Angus Finlayson, IS Skigersta; died of 
wounds, Nov. 1914- 



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13 



14 



16 



19 
20 



21 
22 

24 

20 

27 
28 
29 
30 



CROSS. 



MORRISON— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned in "Buffalo," October, 
1919- * ALEXANDER, Canadians; died of wounds received at 
Somme, 15th October 1916. (Sons of late Mr John Morrison). 

MORRISON— ALEXANDER 
"lolaire." 



R.N.R. ; survivor of "Hermes" and 



MORRISON— NEIL, Sergt., Seaforths; served in France, ]914; 
afterwards in Palestine, 'where he was wounded. MURDO, 
R.N.R. 

MURRAY — ALEXANDER, R.N.R. NORMAN, Seaforths; in 

France, 1914-19; wounded four times. 
MACDONALD— DUNCAN R.N.R. JOHN, U.S. Army 

SMITH— *DONALD, R.N.R.; on "Invincible" at Battle of Falkland 
Islands; drowned in "Invincible" in Jutland Battle. ANGUS, 
Seaforths ; in France. 1914 ; then Mesopotamia till 1919. 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACK AY— MALCOLM, R.N.R 

MURRAY— MURDO, Canadian Navy. ALLAN, Corporal, Cana- 
dians. JOHN, Corporal, Canadians. 

MACDONALD— DONALD, Corpl. Canadians; gassed and wounded, 
Ypres, 1917- 

MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. DONALD, Sergt. -Major, 

Seaforths, D.C.M. ; came from India to Mesopotamia; then in 
Palestine. 

MORRISON— ANGUS, Sergt., Seaforths; wounded in Mesopotamia. 
MACRITCHIE— DONALD, Sergt.. Seaforths. 

MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R.; survivor of H.M.S. "Hermes." 
MACKAY — *ANGUS 1st Seaforths ; killed in action at Persian 

Gulf, 7th Jan., 1916, aged 19. *WLLLIAM Seaforths; killed in 

action in Mesopotamia, 12th April, 1916, aged 21- (Sons of Mr 

Donald Mackay). 
MACKAY— ALLAN, R.N.R. 

MACRITCHIE— ANGUS R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. (T). 
MACFARLANE— KENNETH, R.F.A. MURDO, E-R.A. ; survivor 

of "lolaire" disaster. 
CAMPBELL— *MALCOLM, Seaforths; killed in action in France, 

1st July, 1916. aged 22- (Son of Mr Donald Campbell). 
MORRISON— MALCOLM, R.N.R.; D.S.M. for sinking submarine. 
MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, Seaforths; in India till 1920. 
MACLEOD— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned in H.M.S. "Hermes," 

31st October 1914. aged 39. 



31 MORRISON— *MURDO, 2nd Seaforths ; killed in action in Flanders, 

25th April, 1915, aged 19. (Son of Mr John Morrison). 

32 SMITH— MALCOLM, Corpl., Seaforths; wounded twice. 

34 GUNN— ANGUS Lovat Scouts; in Dardanelles, Egypt, and 

Salonika. ALLAN, R.N.R. (T.) 

35 MACDONALD— DONALD, Canadians; gassed. 

36 MURRAY— ANGUS, R.N.R.; was in "Orarna" at sinking of 

"Dresden." 
MORRISON— DONALD, R.N.R. 

MACKENZIE— NORMAN, R.N.R. ; survivor of "lolaire" disaster. 
MACLEOD— MURDO, Scottish Rifles; gassed and wounded. 

NORMAN, R.N.R. (T.) 
MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R.; survivor of "Otway." 



SWANIBOST. 

1 MACIVER— DONALD, Corpl., Canadians. 

2 GUNN— MALCOLM, 2nd Seaforths ; gassed at Ypres, 2nd May, 1915 

4 MACLEOD— KENNETH, R.N.T. (T.) 

5 MACRITCHIE— *JAMES, 1st Seaforths; killed, 1st June, 1915. at 

La Bassee, age 19. (Son of Murdo Macritchie). 
8 MURRAY— *ANGUS, Lance-Corpl., 2nd Seaforths; wounded, 25th 
April and died 21st May, 1915, at Boulogne, aged 18. MURDO, 
A.M.' R.A.F. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Widow Donald 
Murray) . 

11 MACLEOD— NORMAN, R.N.R. (T.) ALEX., R.N.R. (T.) 

12 MACLEAN— MURDO, R.N.R. 

13 MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R.; torpedoed 26th April, 1917. and 

29th Sept., 1918- *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned in "lolaire" 
disaster. *MURDO, R.N.R.; drowned in "lolaire" disaster. 
(Sons of Mr John Macdonald). 

14 THOMSON— *MALCOLM, R.N.R.; drowned in "lolaire" disaster. 

(Son of Widow John Thomson). 

15 THOMSON— * ALLAN, R.N.R. ; died in hospital at Chatham, 26th 

October, 1914, aged 45. 

16 MORRISON— FINLAY, Sergt. 2nd Seaforths ; wounded three times 

in France, 11th April, 1917; 28th Feb., 1918; 24th April, 1918- 
DONALD 1st Camerons; wounded at Richbourg, 13th March, 
1915. MURDO, R.N.R. (T.) ALLAN, R.N.R. (Cousin to 
above). 
18 MORRISON— DONALD, 3rd Camerons. FINLAY, Canadians. 
(Father and Son). 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR, 




•Donald Macdonald, 19 Lionel; killed 10th 
April, 1917. 





*Murdo Murray, 5 South Dell ; killed 
5th May, 1915- 




*Kenneth Graham, Seaforths, Aird, .South 
Dell; killed 1st July, 1916. 



*Lieut. Murdo Macfarquhar, K.O.S.B., Dell 
House; killed in France, 1916- 




"'Angus Campbell, Canadians, 3 Tort of Ness; 
killed Hth August, 1918. 




*Norman Morrison, Gordons, 10 South Dell ; 
died of wounds, May, 1917- 



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167 



19 MACLEOD— JOHN Yacht Patrol. ANGUS, 2nd Hand, R.N.R.T. 
*MALCOLM 1st Seaforths; died in Palestine, 12th July, 1917. 
GRAHAM— ANGUS, U.S. Army (Cousin to above) 

21 MURRAY— *JOHN, R.N.R.T.; drowned in "Leonard," 7th Jan.. 

1920. aged 19. (Son of Mr Donald Murray). 

22 MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

23 MACDONALD— DONALD, Sergt. Canadians. MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

24 MACLEAN— KENNETH, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. DONALD, 

R.N.R T. *MURDO. Tank Corps; wounded, 14th Sept., 1918; 
died in hospital at Aberdeen 22nd March, 1919- (Sons of 
Mr Donald Maclean). 

27 MACRITCHIE— FINLAY, Scottish Horse. JOHN, R.N.R. 

28 MACLEOD— MURDO, 3rd Camerons. MALCOLM, R.N.R.; survivor 

oi H.M.S. "Fisgard." DONALD, Seaforths; gassed at Ypres. 
25th April, 1915. *JOHN, Sergt., 2nd Seaforths; wounded 
25th April, 1915 , killed in action in France, 28th March, 1918. 
•MALCOLM, R.N.V.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 20. 
(Father and four Sons.) 
MACLEOD— DONALD. Staff-Seigt., Canadians; wounded. 2nd 
June, 1916 MALCOLM, R.N.R. (Cousins of above). 

30 MURRAY— KENNETH, A.S.C. (Motor Transport). JOHN, Lovat 

Scouts. 

31 MACDONALD— NORMAN. R.S.M., Labour Corps. 
MURRAY— KENNETH, M.M. Corpl., M.G.C. 

MACLEOD — DUNCAN, Major, Lancashire Fusiliers. (Served in 
Nigeria, Palestine and Egypt). NORMAN, Sergt., Lovat 
Scouts. 

32 MACLEOD— NORMAN, Sergt. 1st Seaforths. 

33 MACRITCHIE— ANGUS, R.M.B. MURDO, 1st Seaforths. JOHN, 

R.N.R 

34 MACAULAY— MURDO. French Automobile Corps; came from 

Rhodesia to do his bit ; served with the French Army ; awarded 
Croix de Guerre. When taking down wounded from the firing 
line, a German shell struck his cai, smashing it to atoms and 
burying him in the debris. Although much shaken, dazed, an'd 
Lleeding he made desperate and successful attempts to get the 
wounded away under cover from the bombardment. 

35 CAMPBELL— *KENNETH, Sergt., 8th Seaforths; killed in action 

in France, 12th October. 1916- (Son of Mr Norman Campbell). 

36 MACLEAN— MALCOLM, R N.R. 

37 MACRITCHIE— *ANGUS, R.N.R.T. ; drowned "Iolaire" disaster. 

38 MACRITCHIE— ANGUS, R.N.R. *MURDO R.N.R.; drowned in 

"Bulwark" disaster, 26th Nov., 1914, aged' 30- JOHN R.N.R.; 
interned in Holland. (Sons of Mr Murdo Macritchie). 
40 MACLEOD— ALLAN, Corpl.. 5th Seaforths; wounded. 



42 MACRITCHIE— *JOHN, R.N.R. ; drowned in "Fisgard," 19th Sept. 

1914. aged 22. ANGUS, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Mac- 
ritchie) 

43 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, 1st Seaforths; wounded. 
46a MACLEAN— JOHN, 3rd Camerons. 

MURRAY— DONALD, R.N.R. 
46'' MACLEAN— JOHN, Sergt., Australians. DONALD, R.N.R.T. 
NORMAN, R.N.R.T. DONALD, 7th Seaforths. 

47 MACLEOD— NORMAN, C. A.S.C. ALLAN. R.N.R. 

48 MACLEOD— COLIN, Corpl., Labour Corps. 

50 MURRAY— JOHN, 5th Seaforths; prisoner till Armistice. 



NORTH DELL. 

2 MACRITCHIE— ANGUS Canadians. FINLAY Sergt., Seaforths 

KENNETH. Sergt., Seaforths. 

3 MACLEOD— *WILL1AM, Sergt., Seaforths; killed at Buzancv, 

28th July, 1918. JOHN, Sergt., Royal Garrison Artillery; 
Croix de Guerre (Belgian) for third battle of Ypres Oct. 1917. 

4 CAMPBELL— ALEXANDER, Seaforths; wounded at Armentieres 

and discharged. WILLIAM, Seaforths: wounded at Hill 60 

5 MURRAY— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

6 MORRISON— ALEX., R.N.R. 

7 MORRISON— FINLAY, Corpl., Canadians. 

8 CAMPBELL— NORMAN R.N.R. 

9 MACDONALD— ANGUS, Seaforths; wounded at Somme, July, 

1916; lost forearm at Arras, April, 1917. DONALD. Inland 
water Transport, B.E.F. 
10 MACKENZIE— NORMAN, Canadians. 

12 MORRISON— *JOHN 7th British Columbia Regiment; killed in 

action in France— Hill 60— 9th May, 1915, aged 31. ANGUS, 
R.N.R. (Sons of Widow J. Morrison). 

14 GILLIES— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

15 CAMPBELL— FINLAY, Canadians; wounded at 3rd battle of Ypres, 

September, 1917. 
15 MACDONALD— *JOHN, 2nd Seaforths ; gas poisoned 1st May, and 
died 9th May, 1915, aged 22 years. ANGUS, R.N.R. (Son of 
Mr Murdo Macdonald). 

13 i MORRISON— DONALD, Seaforths; served in France and Mesopo- 

tamia; thrice wounded. *JOHN, Sergt., Canadians; killed in 
action at Arras, 23rd May 1917, aged 31. (Sons of late Mr N- 
Moi risen). 



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18b MURRAY— ALLAN, R.N.R. 

20 MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

22 MORRISON— JOHN. Canadian Navy. FINLAY, Seaforths; 

wounded at Fesliibert, 9th May, 1915. *NORMAN Seaforths; 
died of wounds in France, 1st Oct., 1918. (Sons of Mr Angus 
Morrison) . 

23 MACDONALD— JOHN FINLAY, Canadians. 
MACLEOD-JOHN, R.N.R. 

GUNN— NORMAN. Sergt., Seaforths and H.L.I. ; wounded. 

SMITH— DONALD, Seaforths. 

MACFARQUHAR— *MURDO, Dell House, 2nd Lieut., K.O.S.B.; 

killed in action in France, 1916. (Son of late Mr Murdo 

Macf arquhar) . 
MORRISON— RACHEL W.A.A.C. 



SOUTH DELL. 

1 MORRISON— JOHN, R.N.R.; survivor from H. M.S. "Hermes." 
JAMES 2nd Seaforths; gassed, 2nd May, 1915; thence posted 
to 1st Seaforths, Mesopotamia." MURDO, R.N.R.. 

3 SMITH— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

4 MORRISON— *DONALD, 1st Seaforths; gas poisoned, 9th May, 

1915, and died; aged 20. JOHN, 2nd Seaforths; gassed 9th 
May, 1915. Discharged, time-expired, Nov., 1915; afterwards 
joined R.N.R. (T.) 

5 MURRAY— *MURDO, 1st Seaforths; killed in action in Flanders, 

9th May 1915. aged 31 years ; left widow and two children. 
*DONALD 2nd Seaforths ; gassed 1915 ; killed in iiction on 
Somme, 13th Oct., 1916- NORMAN, R.N.R.T. ALEXANDER, 
R.N.R; served in the D.A.M.S. 
5 MURRAY— ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; served in the Dardanelles; sur- 
vivor from the "Boy Geoiges." DONALD, 2nd Seaforths; 
discharged time-expired ; then joined the R.N.R.T. JOHN. 
R.N.R.; served in Dardanelles; survivor from the "Iolaire." 

MURRAY— NORMAN Seaforths; wounded in France. WILLIAM, 
R.N.R.T. DONALD, 7th Seaforths; wounded in France, 4~th 
October, 1918. 
6b CAMPBELL— JOHN, C.-S.-M., 2nd Seaforths; wounded 11th April, 
1917 at Vimy Ridge; served on Italian front; survivor from 
H.M.H.S. "Donelg." 

7 MACLEOD— ANGUS Lance-Corpl. R.E. ; wounded at Beaumont 

Hamel, 18th Nov., 1916. KENNETH, Lieut., R.N.V.R. ; 

survivor from H.M.T. "Tern." JOHN, Captain, Australian 
Mercantile Marine. 



7b MORRISON— ALLAN. L.S. R.N.R. *NORMAN, 1st Seaforths; 
killed in action in Mesopotamia, 23rd April, 1916, aged 21- 

8 SMITH— *JOHN, 1st Seaforths; killed in action in Mesopotamia, 

5th Nov., 1917, aged 20- 

9 GRAHAM— NORMAN, P.O., R.N.R. 

10 MORRISON— ALEXANDER, 1st Seaforths; wounded in Mesopo- 
tamia. MURDO, R.N.R. *NORMAN, Gordons; wounded; 
Died at home, May, i917, aged 23. 

10b MORRISON— MALCOLM. Sergt. M.M., Camerons ; wounded in 
France, April, 1918; also served with M.G.C. NORMAN, 
Canadians; served in Russia. 

12 MURRAY— *JOHN Lance-Corpl., 2nd Seaforths; died of wounds 

in France, 2nd May, 1915, aged 22. 

13 NICOLSON— JOHN, R.N.R.T. MALCOLM, Mercantile Marine. 

ALLAN, Mercantile Marine. 

14 MURRAY— NORMAN, R.N.R. ; served in foreign waters. 

15 MURRAY— WILLIAM, R.N.R. ; served in Persian Gulf. DONALD 

R.N.R.T. 

16 MURRAY— *RODERICK. R.N.R.; died at the Naval Hospital, 

Great Yarmouth, 1st May, 1918, aged 46; left widow and four 
children. 

17 MURRAY— DONALD, R.N.R.; served in the Dardanelles. * ANGUS, 

Canadians; killed. JOHN, Sergt., U.S. Army; wounded twice. 

18 GRAHAM— *DONALD, 2nd Seaforths; killed in action in France, 

9th May, 1915. aged 20. ANGUS, R.N.R.T. 

19 MORRISON— JOHN, R.M.B. *FINLAY, R.N.R.; drowned in 

Home Waters, September 1917. *ALEXANDER, R.N.R. ; 
'suivivor from H.M.S. "Fisgard" ; drowned on H.M.S. "Bul- 
garian," 17th January, 1916. aged 29- *ANGUS, R.N.R.; 
drowned on H.M.S. "Louvain," February, 1918, aged 35 years; 
left widow and one child. 
19 MORRISON— ANGUS (Jun.), R.N.R. JOHN, 2nd Seaforths. (Sons 
of Mr Alexander Mcrrison). 

19 MORRISON— JOHN, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Roderick Morrison). 

20 GILLIES— DONALD, Sergt., M.S.M. Seaforths. ANGUS, R.N.R. ; 

survivoi from H.M.S. "Majestic." 
20b GILLIES— JOHN, 2nd Seaforths; wounded in France. *RODK., 
R.N.R.T. ; drowned in "Leonard," 7th Jan., 1920, aged 20- (Son 
of Mr Murdo Gillies). 

22 MLNRO— *GEORGE 2nd Seaforths; invalided from France and 

died in Cromarty Military Hospital, 6th April, 1916. 

23 MURRAY— MALCOLM, R.N.R.; survivor from H.M.S. "Majestic." 

24 MURRAY— GEORGE, 7th Seaforths. ANGUS, 7th Seaforths. 

♦MALCOLM, Canadians, died of pneumonia on board "City of 
Cairo," aged 27 years. 



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26 MACDONALD— DONALD, P.O., R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R.T. 

ANGUS Sergt., M.M., 7th Seaforths; wounded at Lys Canal, 
20th Oct. 1918- * ALEXANDER, 1st Seaforths; killed in 
action ir France, 20th December 1914, aged 24 years. 

27 MURRAY— *JOHN, wounded at La Bassee 4th March, and died 

in hospital, 6th March, 1915. aged 21.' *RODERICK, 2nd 
Seaforths ; wounded at Ypres and died in hospital, 4th June, 
1915, aged 23; had also been wounded in 1914. 

28 MACKAY— *DONALD, C.-S.-M. 8th Seaforths; killed in action on 

Somme, August, 1916, aged 25- 

30 MACLEAN— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. ; served in Dardanelles. 

31 GILLIES— *DONALD, Sergt. Seaforths; wounded at Ypres, April 

1915; killed in action, 7th Oct., 1917. NORMAN, R.N.R.T. 

32 MORRISON— ALLAN. R.N.R.T. ANGUS, R.N.R. 

33 MURRAY— *DON A LD R.N.R.; drowned in "Clan Macnaughton," 

February, 1915, aged 37. Left widow and five children. 

34 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R.; survivor of H.M.S. "Otway." 

35 GILLIES— ALLAN, R.N.R. *ANGUS, R.N.R.; drowned in" 

Iolaire" disaster. DONALD, Seaforths; wounded. 

36 SMITH— ALEXANDER, Seaforths; wounded. 

36b SMITH— JOHN, R.G.A. ROBERT Sergt., 1st Seaforths; served 
in France and Mesopotamia. 



37 MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. 

40 MURRAY— ANGUS, R.N.R.: served in the Dardanelles. 

42 MURRAY — MURDO, Seaforths; wounded four times in France. 

43 MURRAY— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. *MURDO, Mercantile Marine; 

died in Australia. 

44 MACIVER— MURDO, 2nd Seaforths; wounded. 
Aird Dell. 

GRAHAM— *KENNETH, 2nd Seaforths; killed on the Somme 1st 
July, 1916. 

MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, 3rd Camerons. NORMAN, 2nd Sea- 
forths ; wounded in Fianders, thence drafted to Scottish Rifles in 
India. NORMAN, Sergt., Australians; wounded twice in 
France . 

MURRAY— RODERICK, Sergt. 2nd Seaforths; wounded twice in 
Fiance. ALEX., R.N.R. 

MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, Gordons; wounded twice in France. 

*JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned in April, 1917. ANGUS, R.N.R.T. 
MURRAY— *RODERICK, 1st Seaforths; killed in action in 

Mesopotamia, 5th Nov. 1917, aged 20. (Son of Mr Norman 

Murray,, merchant). 




"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 



A Group of 3rd Seaforths. 



A Group of 1st Sea 




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■ -^rfinHH^^HHB 

Back Row (from left to right) — Coipl. M. Murray, 2 North Tolsta 
(wounded and gas poisoned) ; *Pte. Alex. Campbell, 2 North Tolsta 
(killed 9th May, 1915); Pte. J. Macrae, 25 Coll (wounded); Pte. 
N. J. Stewart, Coll (wounded) ; *Pte. D. Murray, 22 North Tolsta 
(died of wounds 11th October, 1915) I Pte. J. Macleod, 20 North 
Tolsta (twice wounded) ; Pte. M. Macdonald, 9 North Tolsta. 

Middle Row (from left to right)— Pte. A. Macdonald, Swanibost 
(wounded) ; Pte. H. Mackay, 42 North Tolsta (afterwards R.N.R.) ; 
Pte. Alex. Macleod, South Dell (wounded). 

Bottom Row (from left to right)— Pte. J. Maciver, 11 North Tolsta 
(now R.N.R.) ; Lce.-Cpl. J. Maciver, 26 North Tolsta (wounded and 
gas poisoned) ; Pte. D. Murray, 37 North Tolsta (afterwards R.N.R. ; 
escaped after Antwerp fell, and subsequently was rescued from a 
sinking mine sweeper) . 




Standing (left to right) — Pte. George Macleod, Coll 'injured in 
France and discharged) ; *L/Sergt. William Maeneil, D.C.M., Cari- 
shader (killed 9th May, 1915) ; *Pte. Murdo Morrison, Borve (died in 
India) ; Pte. Donald Maclean, Holm. 

Sitting (left to right)— *Pte. Donald Graham, Coll (killed 16th 
Feb., 1915); *Corpl. Angus Macleod, Raerinish (killed 25th April, 
1915 ; Sergt. John Smith, Shader, Barvas (severely gas poisoned). 




AIRIDHANTUIM SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Lower Shader, Upper Shader, Ballantrushal, Borve and Mid=Borve.) 



Population last Census, 1 153 (Males, 530 : Females, 623). 



THIS District embraces the scattered villages of 
Ballantrushal, Upper and Lower Shader, Borve and 
Mid-Borve. The advent of the Great War in August, 
i 914, summoned the men of these villages to take their stand 
in the Empire's defence, and they all 
loyally responded. Young and old were 
to be seen in the throng — men who had 
seen active service in many parts of the 
world, and mere striplings who had hardly 
ever heard the shot of a gun in their lives 
before. 

Close upon 200 men from the district 
were at the post of duty by the end of the 
first week, and the number steadily 
increased as the days and weeks went by. 
Many "went down to the sea in ships," 
but the greater part by far were militia- 
men, and their lot was cast amidst the 
greater scenes of horror and destruction 
on the bloody fields of France and 
Flanders. Before the end of August 
many of the brave lads had taken their 
part in helping to stem the onrush of the 
Hun, and in this connection it may be 
interesting to note that Roderick Macleay, 
14 Ballantrushal, was among the first 
draft of the infantry that crossed to 
France Draft after draft followed, each 
containing its quota of the district's lads, 
until, by the end of September, all who 
were of military age found themselves in the trenches. 
There were several instances, however, in which the 




Mr JOHN MACKENZIE, 
(Formerly Schoolhouse, Airidhantuim) 



soldier was only about 16 years of age. One interesting case 
may be quoted. John Macdonald, 6 Mid Borve, joined the 
Militia while still of school age : in fact, he was onh 7 about 13 
years old. He was called up at the outbreak of war and sent 
to France when he was just 15. He 
stoutly and persistently refused to be 
recalled home as being under age, and in 
clue time he was promoted to the rank of 
Sergeant and awarded the Military 
Medal, the- clue reward of so brave a 
soldier. 

The old folk left at home, who had, 
naturally, at first been thrown into 
confusion, began now to take a keen 
interest in the various phases of the war. 
The glorious and memorable action off 
Trinidad between the "Carmania" and 
the "Cap Trafalgar" first brought home 
in a real sense the fact that we were at 
war with an enemy as cruel and remorse- 
less as ever drew the sword, for among the 
casualties on that occasion was Donald 
Macleay, 14 Upper Shader, a man with 
many years in the Naval Reserve to his 
credit. He was so grievously wounded 
that both his right arm and right leg had 
to be amputated. His life was for long 
despaired of, and his recovery has been a 
marvel to the surgeons and nurses who 
tended him in his illness. 
The first mat! to fall in battle was Lance-Corpl. Charles 
Macleod, Gordon Highlanders, son of Mr John Macleod, 11 



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Ballantrusbal, who fell at Ypres on the 11th October, 1914, 
at the age of 19. He was a lad who typified iu a wonderful 
degree the extraordinarily fine characteristics that distinguish 
the British soldier. He was so strong, so brave, so fearless, 
and withal so modest. The sacrifice of his beautiful life in 
defence of his King and country, and of the old folk at home, 
created a deep and abiding impression. 

Those left, however, continued to fight with magnificent 
dash and valour, and this was exemplified by the award to 
them of numerous war decorations- In addition to quite an 
exceptional number of 1914 Stars, the district can boast of 
one I). CM., awarded to Corpl. Norman Mackenzie, Seaforths, 
10 Mid-Borve; a D.S.M. to Alexander Macdonald, R.N.R., 
1 Park. Borve; a Meritorious Service Medal to Sergt. -Major 
John Maclean, Seaforths, 5 Ballantrusbal, and Military 
Medals to Corpl John Macdonald, Camerons, 22 Ballant- 
rushal; Norman Macleay, Canadians, 10 Ballantrusbal; Wm. 
Smith, Gordons, 29 Lower Shader ; Sergt. John Macdonald, 
Gordons, 6 Mid Borve; and to the late Sergt. -Major Alex- 
ander Smith, Seaforths, 15 Ballantrushal, and the late Sergt. 
Malcolm Mackenzie, Camerons, 1 Mid Borve. Two men 
from the district held commissions in the R.F.A., while 
another was a Lieutenant and Quartermaster in the Seaforths. 
Still another, the Rev. Dr Isaac Macdonald, was a chaplain 
to the Canadians with the rank of Captain. 

When all the families in the district did so well it would 
perhaps be invidious to make mention of individual house- 
holds. There are one or two outstanding cases, however, 
worthy of note. Of the family of the late Mr John Martin, 33 
Lower Shader, six sons took their share in the Empire's 
defence, and one of them died on service in December, 19.18. 
Five sons of Mr Murdo Smith, 29 Lower Shader, responded to 
the call, and two of them made the; supreme sacrifice in 
France, while another was seriously wounded and awarded 
the Military Medal. Of thosei of our lads who had the 
misfortune to fall as prisoners into the hands of the Huns 
little can be said save that they were treated with the same 
system of wanton brutality as was usually the lot of those in 
their position. They themselves are rather reticent about 
their experiences, but their emaciated bodies tell the tale. 



Three men from the district who formed part of the Naval 
Brigade sent to the relief of Antwerp in 1914 were captured 
during the retreat, while several others had the same 
misfortune in France during the following years. 

Alas ! that with this splendid record of military glory and 
enterprise, the toll of life from this district has been 
exceedingly heavy. In every theatre in which the forces of 
Britain were engaged in the conflict many of our boys 
bravely scaled "the toppling crags of duty," only to meet on 
the top the shadow that sits and waits for all. And all the 
seven seas increased the toll. Of 52 men on service from 
Ballantrushal, 15 (or 29 per cent.) gave their lives. 58 men 
from Upper Shader were on service, and 12 (or 21 per cent.) 
laid down their lives. 71 men from Lower Shader were 
engaged, and 17 (or 24 per cent-) made the supreme sacrifice. 
Of 65 men from Borve, 16 (or 25 per cent.) did not return. 
In the case of Mid Borve, 18 men were on service, and three 
fell in France, making a percentage of 17. Four families in 
Ballantrushal each lost two sons. In Lower Shader there 
wer.e also four similar cases. In Borve there were three 
families which each gave two sons. 

With the cessation of hostilities in November, people 
breathed a sigh of relief. No more would the cold official 
notice conveying the details of the death of someone near and 
clear come to the district. Already the Borve and Shader 
losses had been distressingly heavy, but the blow dealt by the 
loss of the "Iolaire" on the black and never-to-be-forgotten 
morning of January 1st put all the* previous losses in the 
shade. The utter prostration and stupefaction that benumbed 
people on this occasion was incredible. From the Airidhan- 
tuim district six men perished that night. Peculiarly pathetic 
and worthy of special mention was the death of Gunner 
Malcolm Matheson, R.N.R.T., 10 Upper Shader. As a 
special reservist in the Seaforth Highlanders he was called 
to the colours on the outbreak of war, and sent to France 
towards the end of 1914. There he fought valiantly through 
all the hot battles of 1915, and, for his gallant conduct at 
Ypres, was mentioned in Sir John French's despatches. 
Towards the end of 1915, he was transferred to Mesopotamia, 
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climate. In 1916 he was seriously wounded — so seriously 
that he was temporarily discharged. Anxious to do his bit 
again, he re-enlisted in the Trawler Section of the R.N.R., 
and after successfully passing through a course of gunnery at 
Chatham, was sent to sea as a Gunner on ELM. Trawler "Ice- 
land." Here once again he gave a good account of himself. 
While patrolling in the North Sea one day, two German 
Zeppelins were observed making for the English Coast. 
Mathescn at once engaged them, and after a protracted fight 
eventually succeeded in bringing them both down, whereupon 
their crews were made prisoners. The fact that he perished 
within a few yards of his beloved Island made the circum- 
stances of his death all the more poignant. But he died as 
indeed he lived, faithful and loyal — one of Nature's 
gentlemen. 

Let us always hold in the deepest veneration and ever 
keep green the memory of "the brave that are no more." By 
their sacrifices they made possible the triumph of Right over 
Might, and the establishment of Righteousness, justice and 
peace amongst the nations of the world. Who can forget 
their lovable personalities, their sterling worth and their 
steadfastness of purpose ': Fighting for the emancipation of 
the world, gladly they toiled, gladly they suffered, and gladly 
they made the last great sacrifice of all, that "the thousand 
wars of old may give place to the thousand years of peace." 



Stornoway. 



JOHN MACKENZIE. 



BORVE. 

MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R.; awarded the 
D.S.M. "for long and distinguished service afloat since the 
beginning of the war." DONALD, Captain, Mercantile Marine 

-GRAHAM— RODERICK, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. 

MACIVER— *JOHN R.N.R.; drowned when s.s "Maine" was 
torpedoed, October, 1917, aged 28- DONALD,, Camerons ; 
wounded. (Sons of Mr Norman Maciver). 

"NICOLSON— NORMAN G., 2/6th Seaforths. MURDO, Camerons 

(Nephew of above) 
M VRP A Y— JOHN Seaforths 



4 MORRISON— *JOHN, Seaforths; wounded; died of influenza at 

Inverness 27th February, 1919, aged 33. RODERICK, Scots 
Guards; awarded M.M. (Sons of Mr Murdo Morrison). 
4b MORRISON— ANDREW, Camerons; was prisoner in Germany; 
holds 1914 Star. DONALD, Camerons; was prisoner in 
Germany. 

MORRISON— PETER, Canadians. *JOHN, killed in action in 
France. (Sons of Mr Angus Morrison). 

5 GRAHAM— JOHN, R.A.M.C. 

8 GRAHAM— JOHN, Seaforths; wounded. MURDO, R.N.R. T. ; 

saved from the "Iolaire." 

9 MORRISON— JAMES, Gordons; wounded in 1915. 

10 MORRISON— MURDO, Corpl., Canadians. *MAI.COI,M, Canadian 
Highlanders; died of wounds in France 28th April 1916, aged 
21. *MURDO, 2nd Seaforths; died of 'wounds in France', 17th 
May, 1915, aged 23- He crossed to France on 25th August, 
1914. (Sons of Mr Angus Morrison). 

12 MACLEOD— NORMAN, Sergt., Australians; wounded at Gallipoli. 
DONALD, Canadians; twice wounded. NEIL, Australians. 

15 MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R. *MURDO. R.N.R. (T.) ; 

drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster aged 18- (Father and Son). 

16 MACLEAN— MURDO R.N.R. ; took part in the defence of Antwerp. 

Holds Mpns Star. ' 

17 MACIVER— NORMAN, Camerons. 

18 MACDONALD— DONALD, Gordons; wounded severely, 14th Dec, 

1914. and discharged in consequence. 

19 NICOLSON— ANGUS, Seaforths ; wounded in Belgium April 1915; 

almost blind. DONALD, Seaforths. 

20 MACDONALD— RODERICK, R.N.R. 

21 SAUNDERS— MALCOLM, P.O., R.N.R. 
MACKENZIE— JOHN R.N.R. (T.) 

23 MACKENZIE— *PETER, R.N.R. ; drowned in the Tigris, 11th 

April, 1916; aged 32. (Son of late Mr William Mackenzie). 
MACKENZIE— *W1"LLIAM, Lance-Corpl., 2nd Seaforths; killed in 
action at Ypres, 9th June 1915; aged 19. (Son of Mr Malcolm 
Mackenzie, and nephew of above). 

24 SMITH— *DONALD, Canadians; killed in action in France, 1916; 

aged 24- *MURDO 1st Camerons ; killed in action between 

25th and 28th September, 1915; aged 21. (Sons of Mr Angus 
Smith) . 

25 NICOLSON— MURDO, Gordons; was prisoner in Germany. 

MALCOLM, R.A.F. ; was twice wounded while serving with the 
Seaforths. *RODERICK. Seaforths ; killed in action in France, 
1917; aged 20 years; had been previously wounded. (Sons of 
Mr Donald Nicolson). 



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10 Ballantrushel; killed Oct., 1918- 







*Murdo Smith, 24 Borve, killed 25th /28th 
September, 1915. 




Norman Macleay, Canadians, 10 Ballantrushal. 
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MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MORRISON— MALCOLM R.N.R. ANGUS, Seaforths; wounded. 
DONALD Canadians. 

GRAHAM— MURDO, R.N.R. 

GRAHAM— DONALD, Labour Corps. *WILLIAM. 2nd Gordons; 
killed in action in France, 19th October, 1914 ; aged 23 ; was 
first man from Borve to lose his life. MURDO, Gordons; 
seriously wounded. RODERICK, R.N.R.T. ; saved from the 
"Iolaire." (Sons of the late Mr Roderick Graham). 

GRAHAM— *DONALD, 2nd Gordons; killed in action in France 
29th October. 1914; aged 21. *RODFRICK, Seaforths; killed 
in action in France 1917; aged 21. (Sons of Widow Duncan 
Giahani). 

SMITH— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

GRAHAM— *JOHN, R.N.R.; invalided home and died, aged 46- 

MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

MORRISON— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned in the "Clan Mac- 
naughton" disaster February, 1915; aged 46. Left six orphans. 
ANGUS, R.N.R.; took part in the defence of Antwerp; saved 
from the "Iolaire"; holds Mons Star. DONALD, R.N.R. 

MACIVER— MURDO, R.N.R. 

SMITH — KENNETH, Scots Guards ; was prisoner in Germany since 
1915, holds Mons Star. JOHN Seaforths. 

MACLEOD— DONALD. R.N.R (T.) 

MACIVER— DUGALD. R.N.R. *MALCOLM. Seaforth; killed in 
action in France, ilth April, 1917; aged 20- Was called up 
with 3rd Seaforths at outbreak of war and was in France from 
the beginning of operations ; was seriously wounded in action in 
1915. (Sons of the late Mr Peter Maciver). 

MACLEOD— SANDY. Canadians. DONALD, Canadians. 



MID BORVE. 

MACKENZIE— *MALCOLM Sergt., Camerons ; was awarded the 
Military Medal for gallantly in France; killed in action in 
1917, aged 25; was one of the champion bombers of his Division. 
iSon of Mr Malcolm Mackenzie). 

MACKENZIE— MALCOLM. Gordons. *WILLIAM. Seaforths; 
killed in action in France, 1916, aged 19; had been previously 
wounded (Sons of Mr Kenneth Mackenzie). 

SMITH— ANGUS R.N.R. GEORGE, Camerons; was so severely 
wounded that leg had to be amputated. 

MATHFSON— MALCOLM Camerons. 



3a MACDONALD— MALCOLM.. Seaforth; wounded *JOHN, 1st 

Camerons , killed in action at Loos, 25th September, 1915 ; aged 
22. Had been previously wounded and only returned to the 
trenches about a mouth before he was killed. (Sons of Mr 
Donald Macdonald). 

4 MACKENZIE— MALCOLM, P.O., R.N.R. 

6 MACDONALD— JOHN, Sergt., Gordons; was promoted Sergeant 
and awarded the Military Medal for his gallant services in 
France. Crossed to France in August, 1914, when only a 
little over 15 years of age. 

6a MATHESON— DONALD. R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. 

8 MACKAV— 31URDO, Seaforths. 

9 MORRISON— ANGUS, R.N.R 

10 MACKENZIE— ANGUS. DONALD, Gordons; wounded. 

NORMAN, Corpl., Seaforths; awarded the D.C.M. "for 
conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in sole charge of his 
Lewis gun, the remainder of the team having become casualties. 
When the enemy counter-attacked he reserved his fire and 
knocked over many, checking their advance. His company 
officer was killed while attempting to reach him with Lewis 
gun magazines, but he retrieved the ammunition and remained 
firing at his pose when men were falling back on both flanks." 



BALLANTRUSHAL. 

MATHESON— RODERICK, New Park, R.G.A. DONALD, R.N.R. 
WILLIAM Shipwright. Mercantile Marine. ANGUS, Sergt., 
Seaforths; wounded in France and Mesopotamia. 

2 MACDONALD— JOHN, Mercantile Marine. PETER, Royal Scots 

Fusiliers. 

3 MACLEAN— ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) *J0HN, Seaforths; killed in 

action in France. (Sons of Mr Donald Maclean). 
3b MACKAY— ALEXANDER, Mercantile Marine. 

4 MACLEAN— *ANGUS, Seaforths; died of wounds in France, 17th 

April. 1917. DONALD R.N.R. (T.) (Sons of Mr Malcolm 
Maclean). 
MACLEAN— ANGUS (John), R.N.R.T.; was mined and rescued. 

5 MACLEAN— JOHN, Staff -Sergeant-Maj or, Seaforths; awarded the 

Meritorious Service Medal. ANGUS, R.N.R.; was interned in 
Holland, J.914 Star. MURDO (Angus), Seaforths; twice 
wounded. 

6 MACRITCHIE— JOHN (Sen.) Seaforths; wounded. NORMAN 

Seaforths, wounded JOHN, R.M.B. 

7 MACDONALD— *MURDO, Seaforths; killed in action in France, 

22"d Decembei, 1914. (Sou of Mr John Macdonald). 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




Lce.-Corpl. John Macdonald, 22 Ballantrushal, 
awarded M.M., Sept. 1918. 





*Angus Morrison, 31 Upper Shader; lost 
in Iolaire disaster. 




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Donald Saunders, 6 Upper Shader; 
prisoner of war. 



*Sergt.-Major Alex. Smith, M.M., 15 Ballant- 
rushal; killed 23rd March, 1918. 




Donald Macleay, R.N.R., 14 Upper Shader; 

lost right arm and right leg in sea fight 
between "Carmauia" and "Cap Trafalgar." 




*Alex. Saunders, 6 Upper Shader; died 
at Persian Gulf, 8th July, 1916. 



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8 YOUNG— ANGUS, R.N.R. ; on H.M.S. "Carmania" at sinking of 
"Cap Tiafalgar." 
YOUNG- 'ALEXANDER. 4th H.L.I. ; killed in action in France, 
29th Septembei, 1917. (Son of Mr Angus Young, now of 
Govan, and nephew of above). 

10 MACLEAY— 'ALEXANDER, Corpl. A. & S. Highlanders; killed 

in action in France. 1917- NORMAN, Canadians ; wounded 
and gassed, and awarded the Military Medal for bravery at 
Fasschendale Ridge in 1917. DONALD, A. & S. Highlanders. 
(Sons of Mr William Macleay). 
10b *MACLEAY— JOHN, R.N.R. ; was four times torpedoed ; drowned 
at Malta, April, 1918- (Cousin of above). 

11 MACLEOD— CHARLES, Lance-Corpl., 2nd Gordons; killed in 

action in France, 11th October, 1914 aged 19. (Son of Mr 
John Maclecd). 

12 MACDONALD— KENNETH R.N.R.; was on H.M.S. "Carmania" 

at sinking of "Cap Trafalgar." NEIL, R.N.R. 

12 MACDONALD— KENNETH, R.N.D. ; was prisoner in Germany 

since fall of Antwerp. Holds Mons Star. 

13 MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, R E. 
MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

14 MACLEAY— 'RODERICK 2nd Seaforths ; killed in action in 

France- 18th May, 1915; aged 20. Had been at front since 
commencement of war. 'LOUIS, Corpl., Seaforths ; died of 
wounds, 9th January, 1918 (Sons of Mr Roderick Macleay). 

15 SMITH — JOHN Sergeant-Maior, Seaforths; severely gassed. 

•ALEXANDER, C.-S.-M., Seaforths; killed in action, 23rd 
March, 1918; was awarded the Military Medal. 'JOHN, 
Mercantile Marine ; accidentally killed at sea, 25th November. 
1915. (Sons of Mr John Smith). 

16 MORRISON— DONALD, R.N.R.; served in the "Carmania"-"Cap 

Tiafalgar" scrap. ANGUS, Camerons. 

18 SMITH— CHARLES Lieutenant R.F.A. ; wounded. *MURDO, 

Sergt., 2nd Seaforths; killed in action near Ypres, October, 
1917- 'DONALD, R.N.R.T.; died at Inverness, 26th Julv, 
T917; aged 18. (Sons of Mr Donald Smith). 

19 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER. R.N.R. DONALD, Lieut., R.G.A. 

JOHN, 2nd Lieut. R.N.R., Wireless Telegraph Service. 

20 MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland ; 1914 Star. 

KENNETH Canadians. 

21 MACDONALD— 'NEIL. R.N.R.; drowned when the s.s. "Arabas" 

was tr.ipedoed in the Mediterranean, 16th September, 1917 ; 
♦ANGUS, Seaforths, killed in action in France, 11th April, 
1917 JOHN, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Angus Macdonald). 

22 MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. JOHN, Royal Scots; wounded in 

France, 1914, and in Palestine. 1917- Holds 1914 Star. JOHN, 



Lance-Corpl., 2nd Camerons; awarded the Military Medal for 
rushing an enemy pill-box in Bulgaria and killing its occupants. 
'Father and two Sons) 



UPPER SHADER. 

1 MACLEOD— ALLAN R.N.R.; served in the "Carrnania"-"Cap 

Trafalgar" sreap.' ALEXANDER, R.N.R.T. 
HENRY— FRANK, Lieut. (Nephew of above). 

2 MORRISON— DONALD, Seaforths; wounded in Egypt. 

3 MATHESON— 'MURDO Sergt., Australians; killed in action in 

France, 6th April 1917- Had previously been seriously 
wounded at Gallipoli. MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr 
John Matheson) 

5 MATHESON— ANGUS, 2nd Air Mechanic, R.F.C. 

6 SAUNDERS — DONALD, Seaforths; was four times wounded; taken 

prisoner 21st March. 1918; holds Mons Star. 'ALEXANDER, 
1st Seaforths; died of fever at Persian Gulf, 8th July, 1916; 
aged 22. Had been previously twice wounded in France. 
RODERICK, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Malcolm 
Saunders) . 

7 MACLEAY— DONALD (Sen.). R.N.R.; lost right arm and right leg 

in fight between H.M.S, "Carmania" and German cruiser "Cap 
Trafalgar.' September 1914. DONALD (Jun.), R.N.R.; was 
also on "Carmania" in same scrap. 

8 SMITH— JOHN (Sen.), R.N.R. JOHN (Jun.), R.N.D. ; wounded 

in Fiance. CHARLES, Seaforths; wounded. 

9 MATHESON— JOHN M., R.N.R. ; was prisoner in Germany since 

fall of Antweip; holds Mons Star. 

10 MATHESON— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 'MALCOLM R.N.R.T.,; 

drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster. Ha<i destroyed two 
Zeppelins ir. North Sea while Gunner on H.M. Trawler "Ice- 
land." Had gone to France with Seaforths in 1914, where he 
was mentioned in despatches, and subsequently served in 
Mesopotamia where he was so severely wounded that he was 
discharged. (Sons of Widow Malcolm. Matheson). 

11 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R.; discharged in 1916- 

12 MACDONALD— DONALD, Seaforths; thrice wounded. 

13 MACDONALD— 'JOHN Canadians; killed in action. (Son of late 

Mr Dcnald Macdonald, Ballantrushal). 

16 SMITH— MURDO, Seaforths; wounded— permanently disabled. 

ALEXANDER, Canadians, wounded. 'DONALD, Seaforths; 
killed in action in France. (Sons of Mr John Smith). 

17 MACDONALD— ANGUS, Corpl., Canadians; wounded ALEX- 

ANDER, Seaforths; twice wounded. 



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*Lance-Corpl. Murdo Smith, 24 Upper Shader, 
killed 15th Dec, 1914- 





*John Macdonald, 34 Lower Shader; killed 
25th September, 1915- 



♦Roderick Graham, Seaforths, 30 Borve ; 
killed in action, 1917. 





*Malcolm Maciver, 48 Borve ; killed 
Hth April, 1917. 



Standing— *Don. Graham, 30 Borve ; killed 
29th October, 1914- 

Sitting— *William Graham, 29 Borve ; killed 
19th October. 1914- 




Lance-Corpl. Norman Mackenzie, Seaforths, 
10 Mid Borve. Awarded D.C.M. 



AIRIDHANTUIM SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



MACIVER— ISAAC, Sergt., Camerons; wounded. 

MACDONALD— Rev. Dr ISAAC H., Chaplain-Captain, Canadians. 
(Uncle of above). 

18 MARTIN— RODERICK, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland since 
fall of Antwerp ; holds Mons Star. 

20 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. *DONALD, Seaforths-, died of 
fever in France, 1916. CHARLES, R.N.R.(T). (Sons of 

Widow Murdo Macdonald). 

21a MORRISON— DONALD, Canadians; twice wounded. 

21b MACKAY— DONALD, R.E. ; killed in action in France. Came from 
South Africa to enlist. MURDO, R.N.R. LOUIS, Sergt.- 
Major, Australians; wounded. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. JOHN, 
(Sons of Mr Murdo Mackay). 

22 MORRISON— DAVID, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. (T.) (Nephew 

of foregoing) 

23 MACLE AY—* ANGUS, Camerons; killed in action in France 22nd 

December, 1914. (Son of Mr Colin Macleay). 

24 SMITH— *MURDO, Lance-Corpl. 2nd Camerons; killed in action 

in France, 15th December, 1914; aged 19 years. (Son of Mr 
Angus Smith). 

MACLEAY— *DONALD COLIN, Cameron Highlanders of Canada; 
killed in action in France, 8th August, 1918 ; aged 22. 
DUNCAN, Canadians. (Sons of the late Mr Colin Macleay, 
Collector of Customs, Yorkton, Sask.). 

25 MACDONALD— NORMAN R.N.R. ; was interned in Holland ; 

holds Mons Star. MURDO R.N.R. 

26 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, Sergt.-Major, Seaforths; wounded 

in Mesopotamia. 

MACDONALD— DONALD MALCOLM, 6th Camerons; wounded 
and gassed ; joined the Lovat Scouts at the age of 17. 

28 MACDONALD— NORMAN, R.N.R.; was prisoner in Germany 

since fall of Antwerp; holds Mons Star. DONALD, R.N.R. (T.) 

29 MARTIN— JOHN, Leading Seaman R.N.R.; served on H.M.S. 

"Carmania." 

29a MORRISON— DONALD R.N.R. 

30 MARTIN— *NORMAN, Scots Guards; killed in action in France, 

1916- RODERICK, Royal Scots Fusiliers. (Sons of Widow 
John Martin). 

31 MORRISON— DONALD MURDO, Seaforths. *ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) ; 

drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster, aged 20. (Sons of Widow 
Malcolm Morrison). 

33 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R.; invalided home in 1915- 



LOWER SHADER. 

1 MACKAY— JOHN, Seaforths. LOUIS R.N.R. ; served on H.M.S. 
"Kent." 

4 MACLEOD — JOHN, Seaforths ; was frostbitten and invalided home, 

1915- 

5 MACDONALD— LOUIS, R.N.R.; was invalided home , 1915. 

ANGUS, Seaforths, wounded. DONALD, R.N.R. 

6 SMITH— KENNETH, R.N.R.; was on H.M.S. "Kent." 

7 MORRISON— DONALD, Sergt., Seaforths; ioined voluntarily in 

1914. DONALD, R.M.B. (Father and Son). 2£ 

MORRISON— NORMAN, R.N.R. (T.) 

8 MARTIN— RODERICK, R.N.R.; invalided home. JOHN, 

R.N.R.: was at Falklands Islands fight. *NORMAN, R.N.R.; 
drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster; was on service since 1914. 
'Sons of Mr John Martin). 

MARTIN— ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) (Son of Mr Roderick Martin). 
MARTIN^MURDO (John), Seaforths. 
10 MACDONALD— DAVID, R.N.RsK ,'AACVA 
IS* 12 MACRAE— FRANCIS, R.N.R. ; invalided home in 1915. 

13 MACLEOD— *MALCOLM, Seaforths; killed ill action in France, 

11th April, 1917- COLIN. Ship's Carpentei', Mercantile 
Marine. (Sons of Mr Angus Macleod). 

14 MACDONALD— *JOHN, Camerons; killed in action; was 

recommended for the D.C.M. for exceptional bravery in action. 
♦ANGUS, Lce.-Corpl., Seaforths; killed in action. MALCOLM, 
Seaforths; twice gassed. (Sons of Widow Angus Macdonald). 

15 MARTIN— MURDO, R.N.R. ; invalided home in 1915. 

18 MACLEOD— *MURDO, R.N.R.; invalided home and died, 1919. 

MALCOLM R.N.R.; took part in the defence of Antwerp; 1914 
Star. 

19 MORRISON— DONALD R.N.R. 

20 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, 2nd Camerons; wounded twice; holds 

1914 Star. 
23 MACASKILL— MURDO, R.N.R. ; sank a German submarine off 
Peterhead, 5th June, 1915. *JOHN, 1st Camerons; killed in 
action in France 22nd December, 1914- RODERICK, 
R.N.R.(T.). (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macaskill). 

25 MACLEOD— *JOHN, R.N.R. ; drowned when H M.S *'N<* w- 

market" was torpedoed, 16th July, 1917- 
25a MACDONALD— *JOHN, R.N.V.R. ; drowned in the "Iolaire" 
disaster. MURDO, R.N.R. (Sons of Widow Mary Macdonald). 

26 MACLEOD— JOHN R.N.R. 

27 MURRAY— DONALD, Petty Officer, R.N.R. 



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SMITH— *DONALD— Corpl., Canadian R.E. ; died of wounds in 

Fiance, 25th June, 1917- ANGUS, Camerons. WILLIAM, 

Gordons ; awarded the Military Medal for bravery at the 

Somme, July, 1916; also holds Mons Star; wounded seriously. 

♦NORMAN, Camerons ; killed in action in France, 22ud Dec, 

1914- JAMES, R.N.R. (T.) (Sons of Mr Murdo Smith). 
MACDONALD— KENNETH, Canadian Navy. ALEXANDER, 

Seaforths ; seriously wounded and discharged in 1917. 
MORRISON— DONALD R.N.R. ; served on H.M.S. "Kent." 

JOHN R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. (T.) (Nephew of above). 
SMITH— *JOHN, R.N.R.; served on H.M.S. "Kent"; died in 

Canada, llth-12th January, 1916, aged 37- (Son of late Mr 

Donald Smith) . 
MA CLE AY— DONALD, R.N.R.; discharged. *ANGUS, R.N.R.; 

NORMAN, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R.; 

served at bombardment of Dardanelles on H.M.S. "Queen 

Elizabeth. '• MURDO, Canadians. *ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; 

died of appendicitis at Greenock, December, 1918. (Sons of 

late Mr John Martin) 
MARTIN— ALEXANDER, Seaforths ; twice wounded. DONALD, 

R.N.R.(T.) , saved from the "Iolaire." (Sons of Roderick, 

R.N.R., above). 
MACDONALD— *DONALD, Leading Seaman Gunner, R.N.R. ; died 

at home of influenza. 24th February, 1919; aged 29. Had only 



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been demobilised a few days previously. *JOHN, 1st 
Camerons ; died of wounds received at the Battle of Loos, 25th 
September 1915; aged 19. (Sons of Mr Donald Macdon'ald). 

MACDONALD— JOHN, Camerons. 

MACLEAY— DONALD, R.N.R.; discharged in 19— *ANGUS, 

drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster. Left widow and four 
children. *JOHN, Collingwood Battalion, R.N.D. ; interned in 
Holland after fall of Antwerp, and died at Groningen 26th 
August, 1915; aged 31- (Sons of Mr John Macleay). 

MACDONALD— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned. ANGUS, R.N.R.; 
was at Falkland Islands Fight. NORMAN, Camerons ; twice 
wounded. (Sons of Mr Norman Maedonald). 

Park. 

MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. MURDO, 
R.N.R. (T. 1 (Nephew of above). 

Lochside. 

MACDONALD— DONALD, Camerons; severely wounded. 
MACKENZIE— DONALD, Mercantile Marine. ALLAN, 2nd 

Officer, Mercantile Marine. 
MACDONALD— JOHN, New Zealand Contingent. JOHN, 

R.N.R. (T.) (Cousins). 




BARVAS SCHOOL DISTRICT 



(Barvas Park, Lower Barvas, Upper Barvas and Brue.) 



Population last Census, 691 (Males, 339; Females, 352). 



IT is with mingled feelings of sorrow and pi-ide that we 
recall the years which have passed since that August 
moruing when the peace of the Sabbath was so rudely 
disturbed by the distribution of mobili- 
sation notices — forerunners of many 
anxious days to come: sorrow when we 
remember the comrades of our youth 
and those of a later day who were to us 
a^ children, and are now numbered with 
the dead, and pride when we recollect 
how the traits which we admired in 
those and the qualities we sought to 
develop in these bore such splendid fruit 
in the dav of a nation's trial. 

Like the rest of the Lewis villages 
Barvas and Brue were drained of the 
major portion of their manhood in the 
first week of the war, and very soon 
afterwards the inhabitants were made 
poignantly aware of the fact that war 
is no children's game by the news of the 
death in action on the 15th September 
of Pte. Angus Paterson, a bey of seven- 
teen, who had joined the army in the 
previous year. Next month came the 
fall of Antwerp in which nine of our 
men were involved, and of whom five 
were interned in Holland, while the 
other four suffered the privations of 
four years' internment in Germany. 

One of the Brue lads was lost in the blowing up of IT. M.S. 
Bulwark in November, and in December Norman Matheson, 
Lower Barvas, and Sergt. Donald Allan Finlayson, Brue, 



Mr JOHN MACMII.I.AN 



were killed in France — the latter had joined his Majesty's 
Forces before he was sixteen years of age — so that within four 
months of the declaration of war quite an appreciable 
percentage of the young men of the dis- 
trict had given their lives in the world 
fight for freedom. 

The loss of the Viknor in the early 
part of 1915 opened up anew the sores of 
the previous year, and in April came 
word of the death in action of Pte. Alex. 
Hunter, the first to fall of that gallant 
band of our young men who, in the far 
North-West, heard the call of the 
Mother Country, and rushed to aid her 
in her sore distress. 

The year 1916 was a disastrous one 
for these dauntless heroes of the prairie 
and in the autumn of that year fell 
Kenneth Maclean, Colin Smith and Neil 
Murray, the latter of whom had crossed 
to France with the first contingent of 
Princess Patricia's Light Infantry in 
1914. 

By the end of the following year prac- 
tically all of the young men of the 
district who were connected with the 
Cameron Highlanders had either fallen 
in action or were discharged unfit, and 
the fact that one of their number, Sergt. 
Donald Macleod, 1 Upper Barvas, was 
awarded the D.C.M. testifies to the gallantry with which they 
upheld the glorious traditions of that famous regiment. 

The final year of the war further depleted the number of 




"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Angus Paterson, Barvas ; killed 15th 
September, 1914. 




*Finlay Maciver, Yorks, The College, 
Barvas; killed 22nd March, 1918- 





Colin Macdonald, Seaforths, 2 Brne ; 
awarded Military Medal. 




*Alex. McD. Hunter, Canadians Barvas; 
killed 24th May, 1915 



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those who came over from Canada, and, with the death in 
action of Ptes. Norman Macdougall and Norman Macleod, 
forty per cent, of their number had fallen. In this year also 
fell that promising and brilliant young student, Sergt. Finlay 
Maciver, and Sergt. Allan J. Morrison who had taken part in 
all the principal engagements of the war, had been twice 
wounded and had been awarded the D.C.M., was reported 
missing on the 11th April. It afterwards transpired that he 
had been left on the field suffering from twelve bullet wounds. 
He had accounted for many a Hun and they had their revenge 
at last. 

In all the principal sea fights the men of this district took 
a part ; they helped to sink the Cap Trafalgar, to destroy Von 
Spee's squadron off the Falklands, and at the battle of Jut- 
land two of them went down with the Invincible. 

The following awards for bravery testify to excellent 
behaviour in action : — The Serbian gold medal was awarded 
by the Sovereign of that gallant little nation to Gunner 
Donald Mackay, 9 Upper Barvas, Ross Mountain Battery. 
The Military Medal was awarded to Pte. Colin Macdonald, 2 
Brue (Seaforths), who single-handed captured eleven Germans 
and worked a Lewis gun until it was knocked out by a 
German shell. Sergt. Donald Macleod, 1 Upper Barvas, 
Camerons, won the D.C.M. for conspicuous bravery in action, 
and Sergt. Allan J. Morrison (Seaforths) the D.C.M. for 
conspicuous gallantry in refusing to surrender his platoon, 
and subsequently taking them safely out of what appeared a 
hopeless situation. 

From the village of Brue in which there are twenty-eight 
crofts fifty-seven men were on active service, or an average of 
two men from each croft — a fact well worth noting by our 
future politicians. Forty-two per cent, of the male population 
of the whole district served and of these twenty-one per cent, 
gave their lives — trulv an honourable record for a people 
whose love of peace and order is exceeded only by their love of 
justice and freedom. 



JOHN MACMILLAN. 



Schoolhouse, Shawbcst. 



UPPER BARVAS. 

1 MACLEOD— *DONALD, Sergt., D.C.M., Camerons; killed in action 
in France in 1917. JOHN, Camerons; severely wounded. 
*WILLIAM. Gordons . died while a prisoner in Germany, 1st 
May, 1915, aged 24- (Sons of Mr Donald Macleod). 

5 PATERSON— DONALD, Lieut., R.A.S.C. ; was wounded at Galli- 
poli in 1915 *ANGUS, 2nd Seaforths; killed in action in 

France. 15th Sept., 1914, aged 17- KENNETH ; R.N.R.fT.). 
(Sons of Mr Kenneth Paterson, Missionary). 

8 MACLEAN— ALEXANDER, Seaforths; wounded 1914; Mons Star. 

9 MACKAY — DONALD, Gunner, R.M.B. ; awarded Gold Medal for 

valour by King of Serbia. 

10 MACIVER— DONALD, Canadians. ALLAN, R.N.R. 

11 MACIVER— MURDO, R.N.R. 

12 MACKAY— ANGUS, R.N.R. DONALD, Canadians. 

13 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. 

15 MACLEOD— NORMAN, R.N.R. MURDO, Canadians. 

17 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. DONALD, Canadians. MALCOLM, 

R.N.R. MURDO, Transport Service. JOHN, Camerons; 

wounded. 
22 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. ; was prisoner in Germany; 1914 Star. 

DONALD, R.N.R. I 

24 MACDONALD— FINLAY, Canadians. 



LOWER BARVAS. 

1 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

3 GRAHAM — *RODERICK, R.N.R. ; died of influenza in Chatham, 

January, 1919. 
6 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, Canadians. 
8 GRAHAM— ANGUS, Gordons, wounded. MURDO, Seaforths; 

wounded. 
11 MACLEOD— ANGUS, Seaforths; wounded in Mesopotamia. JOHN 

R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R.fT.). 

14 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, Canadians; wounded. 

15 MACLENNAN— DONALD, R.N.R. 

16 MACLEAN— *KENNETH, Canadians; killed 1916 

17 MACRITCHIE— MURDO, R.N.R JOHN, Seaforths; wounded in 

1915- 
20 MACLEOD— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 



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AFTER THE ARMISTICE. 




Standing — Sergt. F. Havvley, Sergt. N. Macpherson, Sergt. Murchison, Sergt. A. Maemillan, Sergt. F. Macrae. 
Sitting— Staff-Sergt, Saddler H. Masters, Sergt.-Major A. J. H. Sturgeon, Major R. W. Greenless, B.Q.M.S. W. J. 

Campbell, Staff-Sergt. -Farrier James Macfarquhar 



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'NORMAN, R.N.R.; drowned, Jut- 



22 MURRAY— *MURDO, R.N.R. ; died at home of influenza in 1918. 
(Son of Mr Murdo Murray). 

27 MACLEOD— PETER, Seaman, R.N.R. ; was interned in Holland' 

1914 Star. 

28 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R 

kind, 1916. 

31 MACLEOD— *NORMAN, Canadians; killed in action in France 

1918- (Son of Widow Donald Macleod). 

32 MORRISON— ANGUS, Piper, Canadians. 

33 MACRITCHIE-MURDO, R.N.R. ; discharged owing to ill-health 
32 MURRISON-*DONALD, Camerons; killed in action in France 

1917- (Son of Mr Colin Morrison). 

35 MORRISON-MALCOLM, R.N.R.; taken prisoner at Antwerp; 

1914 Star. DONALD, Corpl., Canadians, wounded. * ALLAN 
JOHN, Sergeant, Seaforths ; wounded May, 1915, and 1916' 
awarded D.C.M. March, 1918, for conspicuous bravery in refus- 
ing to surrender his platoon to the enemy. Was killed in action 
9/11 April, 1918. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (T.) (Sons of Mrs 
Jane Morrison). 

36 MATHESON— *NORMAN Seaforths; killed in action in France, 

19th December, 1914 , aged 34 years. DONALD, R.N.R. (Sons 
of Widow Chirsty Matheson). 
38 MACLEOD— COLIN, R.N.R. 

40 MORRISON— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

41 MATHESON— NORMAN, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. 

42 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

43 SMITH— *COLIN, Canadians; killed in action in France, Sept., 

1916. DONALD, Piper, Canadians; severely wounded. (Sons 
of Mr Alexander Smith). 

45 MACLEOD— MURDO, Sergt., Seaforths; wounded. FINLAY, 

Canadians. 

46 MACRITCHIE— *FINLAY, R.N.R.; drowned at Battle of Jutland, 

31st May, ]916 JOHN, R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. (Sons 
of Mr John Macritchie) . 

47 MORRAY— DONALD, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland; 1914 Star. 
50 MACIVER— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

.52 MURRAY— FINLAY, 51st Canadians ; wounded severely *NE1L, 
P. P. C.L.I. ; killed in action in France, September, 1916- (Sons 
of Mr John Murray). 

54 MACDOUGALL— COLIN. HUGH, Canadian Engineers. ♦NOR- 
MAN, 46th Canadians; killed in action in France, 10th Apiil, 
1918. KENNETH, R.N.R. (T.) (Sons of Widow John Mac- 
dougall). 
MACLEAN— JOHN (Hulloa), Canadians. 



HUNTER— *ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL, 5th Battalion, 1st 
Canadians ; killed in action in France, May, 1915 ; aged 25 years. 
JACK, U.S. Army. (Sons of Mr Robert Hunter, Barvas Inn). 

MACIVER— *FINL AY, Sergt., 13th Yorkshires; killed m -dction in 
France April, 1918. JAMES, U.S. Army. JOHN A., R.M.B. 
(Sons of Mr Kenneth Maciver, Barvas Cottage) . 



BARVAS PARK. 

3 MACIVER— *JOHN, Camerons; died of wounds, 1917. (Son of 

Mr Donald Maciver). 

4 MACDONALD— COLIN, R.N.R. WILLIAM, R.N.R. DONALD, 

R.N.R. Taken prisoner to Germany after fall of Antwerp; 1914 
Star. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Angus Macdonald). 

5 SMITH— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

8 MACIVER— NORMAN, Sergt., Camerons. KENNETH, R.N R ; 
prisoner in Holland). 



BRUE. 

1 MACKAY— DONALD, R.N.R. (T.) 

MATHESON— KENNETH, Camerons; was four times wounded 
and discharged. MALCOLM, Seaforths. NORMAN, R.N.R. 

2 MACDONALD— COLIN, Seaforths; awarded M.M. ; holds Mons 

Star. JOHN, R.N.R. ((Sons of Mr Murdo Macdonald). 
MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R. *COLIN, R.N.R.-, drowned 

August, 1918; aged 48- Left widow and four children. 
MACDONALD— NORMAN (Norman), R.A.M.C. 

3 PATERSON— JOHN, R.N.R. 

4 MATHESON— DONALD, R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. (T.) 

5 MACLEAN— KENNETH, R.N.R. ALLAN, R.N.R. 

6 FINLAYSON— ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland; 

1914 Star. *DONALD ALLAN, Sergt., Camerons; killed in 
action in France, December, 1914; aged 19 years. Joined army 
before he was 16 years. JOHN, R.N.R. (Soni of Mr Kenneth 
Finlayson) 

7 MATHESON— DONALD, R.N.R. 

9 MACLEOD— DONALD, Canadians. 
11 FINLAYSON— *KENNETH, R.N.R.; drowned 1917. DONALD 
(Sen.), R.N.R. *DONAI.D (Jun.), R.N.R.; drowned on H.M.S 



' 'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




Standing — Pipe-Major Kenneth Macleod, Arnol, 
Indian veteran, South African hero. On the out- 
break of war he again volunteered for service, 
and was employed in Lewis as a Recruiter. 

Sitting (left) — *Murdo Maciver, Arnol, Cana- 
dian Contingent (missing since 24th April, 1915), 
and his twin brother, Roderick, also of the Cana- 
dian Contingent (wounded in the same engage- 
ment a'. Hill 60). 




Standing — Gunner D. Macdonald, R.N.R. 
Arnol. 



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Sitting — *Gunner Angus Macdonald, R.N.R. ; 
died in hospital ship, 13th Dec., 1918. 



Lieut. Norman Macleod, D.C.M., M.C., son of 
Mr D. Macleod, 10 Arnol; joined the Seaforth 
Militia when he was 16 years of age, and over 
seven years ago enlisted in the 2nd Seaforths. At 
the outbreak of war he was promoted to the rank 
of Sergt., and in May, 1915, went with his regi- 
ment to France. Here he was awarded the 
D.C.M for gallantry in face of the enemy. 

In October, 1915, he was sent with another bat- 
talion of the Seaforths to Mesopotamia where he 
was promoted to commission rank and won the 
Military Cross. He was twice severely wounded 
in Mesopotamia. 



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(Sons of Widow 



"Bulwark" 



"Yiknor," 3rd February, 1915; aged 22 years. 

Ann Finlayson). 
MACLEAN— DONALD, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— *NORMAN, R.N.R. ; killed when H.M.S 

was blown up, 26th November, 1914- Aged 35. 

14 MACKENZIE— DONALD. JOHN, R.N.R. ; was prisoner in Ger- 

many. 1914 Star. PETER, Seaforths; discharged through ill- 
health. *ALLAN, 7th Camerons ; killed in action in France, 8th 
May, 1916; aged 18. (Sons of Mr John Mackenzie). 

15 MACLEAN— DONALD, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, 

R.N.R. 

16 CAMPBELL— DONALD, R.N.R. 
MORRISON— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

18 MACKINNON— *DUNCAN, R.N.R. ; drowned in the "Viknor" dis- 
aster, 3rd February, .1915; aged 40- CHARLES, Canadians 
was prisoner in Germany. *ALLAN, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. 
died of dysentry in hospital at Alexandria, 8th January, 1917 



aged 37. KENNETH, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Mac- 
kinnon) . 

20 PATERSON— KENNETH, R.N R. JOHN, Camerons *WILLLAM, 

Camerons; killed in action, 1916- 

21 MACLEAN— JOHN, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD—JOHN, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

24 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. ; was interned 

in Holland; 1914 Star. WILLIAM, Seaforths; wounded. 
NORMAN, R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. 

25 MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. 

26 MATHESON— *DONALD, Camerons; killed in action in France 

between 25th and 28th September, 1915 ; aged 20- KENNETH, 
1st Seaforths; wounded. PETER, R.N.R. PETER N., 
R.N.R. (Cousin of above). 
28 MACLEAN— ALEXANDER (Father), Camerons. *ANGTJS (Son), 
R.N.R.; accidentally killed, 1918- KENNETH, Camerons, 
(Nephew of Alexander).. 




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(Arnol, North Bragar and South Bragar.) 



Population last Census, 1055: (Males, 490; Females, 565). 



OX South Bragar fell heavily the sad "Iolaire" disaster. 
Seven of the finest men and smartest seamen on the 
West Side were lost that morning, leaving in every case 
helpless dependents to mourn their loss. 

The township is proud of Lieut. Alex. 
Finlayson, R.N.R., 53 S. Bragar. Origin- 
ally a teacher he turned to the mercantile 
marine. He qualified as mate and as cap- 
tain as fast as the regulations would allow. 
When war broke out he offered his services 
and experience to the Government, and 
was soon in command of a squadron of 
trawlers and mine-sweepers patrolling the 
English Channel and North Sea. For his 
able work there he was awarded the D.S.C. 

Sergt. Donald Macaulay, A.I.F., also 
distinguished himself and earned the M.M. 
and D. CM. Unfortunately he lost his 
right arm, and is now at home in 43 South 
Bragar as cheery and bright as ever. 

Another South Bragar man, Pte. Don. 
Finlayson, of the Canadians, brother of 
Lieut. Finlayson, carried to his Canadian 
home the Military Medal, earned by 
distinguished bravery in France- 

From South Bragar 94 men were on 
service, and 21 made the supreme sacrifice : 
—Officers— 1 Lieut., R.N.R. ; 1 Lieut., 
Army. Decorations— 1 D.S.C. , 1 D-C.M., 
2 M.M.'s, and Stars in most cases. 

North Bragar has also done its little bit and the township 
has honourable scars to show, and, alas, empty places to 




Mr T. S. RENNIE 



lament. Among the veterans Murdo Mackay, 7 North 
Bragar, holds a commission as Captain in the Newfoundland 
Contingent. He was one of the Regular Army and retired 
years ago, but when the need came he was 
there as keen as a young 'un. In his army 
days Captain Mackay was a fine all-round 
athlete and held the belt for years as 
champion boxer in the Scottish Command. 
Both overseas and at home he rendered 
valuable services and was a deservedly 
jnopular officer. 

Pte. Angus Macleod, 36 North Bragar, 
won the M.M-, and was recommended for 
the Croix de Guerre for special bravery on 
the field on the Somme in July. 1916. 
Twice wounded and once gassed this gal- 
lant "Contemptible" was through the 
whole war and carries his hard-earned 
Mons Star and M.M. with characteristic 
modesty. 

Colin Mackay, R.N.R. , of 4 North Brv 
gar, has bv his gallantry and devotion tc 
duty won the D.S-M. The "Iolaire" 
disaster also claimed its victims and one of 
the most popular and likeable lads of the 
village, Murdo Mackay, R.N.R., 7 North 
Bragar, perished. From this village 66 
joined the Colours and 5 lost their lives. 
Officers — 1 Captain and 1 Lieutenant, 
R.A.F. Decorations— 1 DS.M. 
little towship of Arnol shows a very fine 



The 
record. 



gallant 

Ninety men were on service and of these sixteen gave 



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their lives for King and Country. Four commissioned officers 
gave honour to their township, 1 Lieut. -Colonel, 1 Captain 
(Chaplain), and 2 Army Lieutenants, one of whom, not 
content with fighting the enemy on terra firma joined the 
R.A.F. and qualified as an air pilot. One D.S.O., two 
D.C.M.'s, one M.C. and one M.M., with a host of Stars, speak 
for the bravery and efficiency of the Arnol boys. 

T. S. RENNIE- 
Schoolhouse, Bragar. 



ARNOL. 

1 MACLENNAN— JOHN, R.N.R. 1915 Star. MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. 
MACLEOD— *DONALD, Chief Stoker, R.N. ; perished in H.M.S. 

"Black Prince." MURDO, R.F.A. ; wounded; 1915 Star. Rev. 
WILLIAM, Captain-Chaplain, Black Watch. (Sons of Mr Murdo 
Macleod) . 

2 CAMPBELL— MALCOLM, Leading Seaman, R.N.R., 1915 Star 

3 MACKAY— MALCOLM, R.N.R. ; discharged 1914. DONALD, 

R.N.R. (Both discharged 1914). 

4 MACPHAIL— DONALD, R.N.R. (T.) *KENNETH, Seaforths; 

killed in action on the Somme, December, 1916; aged 19 years. 
(Sons of Mr Angus Macphail). 

5 CAMPBELL— * ALLAN, Lance-Corpl., 72nd Canadians; died of 

wounds in France, 23rd March, 1918 ; aged 30 years. 1915 Star. 
"MURDO, Corpl., M.G.C., Canadians; wounded. 1915 Star. 
(Sons of Widow Mary Campbell). 

6 CAMPBELL— JOHN, R.E.; Inland Water Transport Section; 

wounded and discharged. WILLIAM, 1st Camerons; thrice 
wounded and once gassed. 1914 Star. NORMAN, Lance- 
Coipl., 1st Seaforths; thrice wounded and discharged. (Sons of 
Mr John Campbell, 6 Arnol). 
MACKAY— NORMAN, R.N.R.; 1915 Star. 

7 CAMPBELL— *DONALD, R.N.R. ; drowned in "Clan Macnaughton" 

disaster, February, 1915; aged 39 years. Held 1914 Star for 
Antwerp. (Son of Mr Norman Campbell). 
9 MACLEAN— MURDO, R.N.R. ; was discharged and pensioned ; 1915 
Star. JOHN, R.N.R. ; 1915 Star. 
10 MACLEOD— NORMAN, Lieut., 1st Seaforths; twice wounded. 
Awarded D.C.M. for gallantry in France. Commissioned and 
awarded Military Cross for gallantry in Mesopotamia. Later 
joined R.A.F. 1915 Star. DONALD K., R.N.R. (T.) DONALD, 
Leading Stoker, R.N.R.(T.) 
SMITH— JOHN. R.N.R., 1915 Star. 



10 MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. (T.) 

11 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. ; 1915 Star. 

discharged. 

12 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. (T.) NORMAN, Corpl 

wounded. ! 



NORMAN, R.N.R.T.; 
Canadians ; 



MACLEOD— *D AVID, I.ieut.-Col., commanding 8th Gordons; was 
twice wounded and awarded D.S.O. for gallantry at the taking 
of the Hohenzollern Redoubt in September, 1915 ; died of pneu- 
monia in France, 19th December, 1917; D.C.M., Egypt '78, 
1915 Star. (Son of late Mr William Macleod). (See separate 
notice). 

13 MACLEOD— *NORMAN, R.N.R. ; drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster, 
aged 36 years. (Son of Mr Norman Macleod). JOHN, Corpl., 
M.G.C. ; killed in action November, 1918, France. 

15 CAMPBELL— *DONALD. 1st Camerons; twice wounded and dis- 

charged; died as result of wounds, Arnol, 1918- Aged 21- 1915' 
Star. JOHN, Seaforths; wounded. MURDO, R.N.R.(T.) (Sons 
of Mr Kenneth Campbell). 

16 MACKAY— DONALD, R.N.R.; 1915 Star. 

17 MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R.; 1914 Star. MALCOLM, R.N.R.; 1915. 

Star. 

18 MACKAY— ANGUS, R.N.R.; 1915 Star. MALCOLM, R.N.R.(T.). 

MURDO, 1st Camerons; frostbitten; 1915 Star. 

19 MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R.; 1915 Star. 

20 MACIVER— NORMAN, R.N.R.; 1914 Star. MURDO, 2nd Sea- 

forth ; wounded and discharged, 1914 Star. 

21 MACIVER— *NORM AN, 1st Camerons; wounded. Died in hospi- 

tal at Randalstown, Ireland, 1916; aged 21 years. JOHN, 
R.N.R. (T.) (Sons of Widow Effie Maciver). 

22 MACIVER— NORMAN, R.N.R. (T) MALCOLM, R.N.R.; 1915> 

Star. 

23 MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. ; 1915 Star. *ANGUS, R.N.R. ; 

died of pneumonia in Greenwich Hospital, 13th December, 
1918, aged 24- 1915 Star. JOHN, Sergt., 2nd Seaforths; joined 
Army, 1898, at the age of 16; served in South African War; 
holds Queen's South African medal with 4 bars and King's 
South African Medal with 2 bars; wounded 1917 and discharged 
September, 1918, being disabled and unfit for further service ; 
1914 Star *NOKMAN, Lce.-Corpl., 3rd Canadians; went to 

Canada in 1910; joined Canadian Infantry in August, 1914; 
killed in action in France, 25th April, 1015 ; aged 27- MURDO, 
R.N.C.V.R (Sons of Mr Norman Macdonald).. 

24 MACPHAIL— *KENNETH, R.N.R.; was only survivor from mer- 

chant ship on which he was serving and which was torpedoed 
in Mediterranean. Was for 36 hours in sea. Drowned ini 
"Iolaire" disaster; aged 27. 1915 Star. 



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25 MACPHAH,— *MALCOLM, R.N.R. ; killed on board H.M.S. "Prince 
George" at Dardanelles in April, 1915; aged 36- DONALD, 
Ccrpl., 2nd Seaforths ; was twice wounded. M.M. for distin- 
guished conduct, 1918- (Sons of Mr Donald Macphail). 

27 MACKAY— *DONAI.D, 2nd Seaforths; killed in action in France, 

25th April, 1915 ! aged 27 3-ears. 1914 Star. FINLAY, R.N.R. 
1915 Star. (Sons of Mr Norman Mackay). 

28 MACLEOD— DAVID, R N.R. ; discharged through deafness brought 

on by shell fire: 1915 Star. JOHN, 8th Gordons; discharged 
for shell shock, 1918 

29 MACKAY— DONALD, R.S.M., 7th Seaforths; was discharged and 

acted as Recruiting Officer at Edinburgh. MURDO, R.N.R. (T.) 
*NOEMAN, Canadian R.E's; killed in action in France, Octo- 
ber, 1918- 
30a MACLEOD— LOUIS, R.N.R.; 1915 Star. 

30b MACLEOD— DAVID, 1st Seaforths; twice wounded and discharged 
1916- 1915 Star. MURDO, R.N.R. (T.) NORMAN, R.N.R T. 
JOHN.. R.N.C.V.R. *MALCOLM, Sergt., 10th Canadians; died 
of wounds in France, 11th September, 1916 ; aged 24 years. 
(Soej of Mr John Macleod). 

33 CAMPBELI— DONALD, R.N.R.; 1915 Star.. 

35 MACDONALD— *DONALD, Leading Torpedo Man, R.N.R.; 

drowned in "Iolaire" disaster. MURDO, R.N.R. (T.) 

36 MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. 1914 Star. DONALD, R.N.R.; 

was discharged 1914. 

37 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R.; was discharged 1917; 1915 Star. 

JOHN, R.N.R.; 1914 Star. 

.38 MA CIVER— RODERICK, Canadians; wounded and discharged; sub- 
sequently joined the R.N.R. (T.) 1915 Star. *MURDO, 
Canadians; killed in action at Hill 60, 24th April, 1915; aged 
27- (Sons of Widow Mary Maciver). 

38 MACLEOD— KENNETH, Pipe-Major, Gordons; discharged on 

pension. D.C.M. in South Africa, 1900; 4th Order of German 
Eagle. 

39 MACLEOD— NORMAN, R.N.R.; was discharged 1916; 1915 Star. 

♦MALCOLM, R.N.R.; died of tuberculosis, 21st August, 1916; 
aged 26- 1915 Star. (Sons of Mr Allan Macleod). 

40 MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. 1914 Star. 

41 CAMPBELL— MALCOLM, R.N.R. ; was prisoner in Germany ; 1914 

Star ANGUS, 3rd Camerons and Royal Scots. 

42 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

43 CAMPBELL— *MALCOLM, Canadians; killed in action in France, 

1917; aged 35. 1915 Star. MURDO, Sergt., M.G.C., Cana- 
dians, mounded 1915 Star. 



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10 

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MACIVER— DONALD, R.N.R.; 1915 Star. MALCOLM, R.N R 

1915 Star. 
MACIVER— * ANGUS, R.N.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster; aged 

37 years. 1915 Star. NORMAN, Lieut., 1st Camerons; 

wounded. 1915 Star. 



NORTH BRAGAR. 



Canadians. DONALD, U.S. Army. 



CAMPBELL— MALCOLM, 

MALCOLM, H.L.I. 
MACLEAN— MURDO, Labour Corps. 

MACKAY— COLIN, R.N.R.; awarded the Distinguished Service 
Medal. 1915 Star. 

SMITH— FINLAY, R.N.R.; 1915. MALCOLM, Black Watch; 
wounded. NORMAN J., R.M.B. 1915 Star. 

SMITH— DONALD, Lieut., R.A.F. ; 1915 Star. 

MACKAY— ANGUS, R.N.R. MALCOLM, 1st Gordons; wounded 
at La Bassee and discharged in 1915. *MURDO, R.N.R.T. ; lost 
in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 21- MURDO, Captain, Newfound- 
land Contingent; 1915 Star. 

MACLEAN— JOHN, R.N.R.T. 

MACLEAN— MURDO, C.P.O., R.N.R.; 1915 Star. 

MACLEAN— JOHN, R.N.R. 1915 Star. 

MACPHAIL— MALCOLM, Canadians. *JOHN, Canadians; killed 
in France, October, 1918, aged 29- 

SMITH— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned when H.M.S. "Goliath" was 
torpedoed at Dardanelles, 12th May, 1915; aged 40. 1915 
Star. Left a widow and 5 children. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of 
Widow Annie Smith). 

CAMPBELL— JOHN, R.N.R.T. 1915 Star 

SMITH— FINLAY, R.N.R.; 1915 Star. *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned 

in "Iolaire," Jan., 1919; 1915 Star. 

.Star., NORMAN, R.N.R.; 1915 Star. 
MACKAY— DONALD, Canadians. 

SMITH— DONALD, R.N.R. 1915 Star. 

MURDO, R.N.R. (T). 1915 Star. 
CAMPBELL— DONALD, Labour Corps. 

Seaforths ; wounded and discharged 

wounded in France. 

MACKAY— FINLAY, 1st Gordons; wounded and discharged 1916- 

1914 Star. 

SMITH- MURDO, 1st Camerons. 1914 Star. NORMAN, R.N.R 

1915 Star. JOHN, R.N.R.; discharged in 1914. 



MURDO, R.N.R.; 1915 



RODERICK, R.N.R. 



1915 
1918. 



Star. 
JOHN, 



ALLAN, 
A.I.F. ; 



"PHARAOH AND THE SERGEANT." 



LIEUT. -COLONEL DAVID MACLEOD, D.S.O., was a 
son of the late Mr William Macleod, Arnol, Barvas. He 
enlisted in the Seaforth High- 
landers before he was quite sixteen 
years of age. In 1895, volunteering 
for special service in connection with 
the organisation of the new Egyptian 
Army, he went out as one of the 
small band of Sergeant. -Instructors 
(of whom Lewis provided two), 
immortalised by Kipling in 
"Pharaoh and the Sergeant" The 
task of turning the spiritless 
Fellaheen into fighting soldiers 
was at the time deemed hope- 
less by many, but the British 
instructors proved themselves "a 
charm for making riflemen from 
mud." With the young army thus 
created Lieut. -Col. Macleod served 
throughout Lord Kitchener's re-con- 
quest of the Sudan. He was present 
at the Battle of Fisket (June, 1896), 
and served in the Nile Expeditions of 
1897 and 1898. He fought in Sir 
Hector Macdonald's famous Brigade 
at the Battles of the Atbara and Om- 
durman- In admiration of the per- 
fect steadiness and gallant conduct of 
the 2nd Egyptians (trained by Lt.- 
Colonel Macleod) at Omdurman, 
Stevens, in "With Kitchener to 
Khartoum," described them as "the 
best trained and disciplined battalion 
in the world." During 1899 Lt.-Col. 
Macleod served on the White Nile 
and in Khordofan with the forces 
pursuing the Khalifa. For his ser- 
vices he was mentioned in Lord Kit- 
chener's despatches, received the Khedive's Medal with 6 clasps, 
the Queen's Sudan Medal, medal for Distinguished Conduct 




*Ueut.-Colonel DAVID 
died in France, 19th 



in the Field, and, as a further reward, a commission in the 
Cameron Highlanders. In the South African War he served 
continuously for over two years, see- 
ing service in Cape Colony, the Free 
State, and the Transvaal, where he 
was wounded and again mentioned in 
Lord Kitchener's despatches for Dis- 
tinguished Conduct in the Field, at 
the same time receiving the Queen's 
Medal with three clasps and the 
King's Medal with two clasps. To- 
wards the end of the war he joined 
the South African Constabulary, 
popularly known as Baden Powell's 
Police. . When peace was declared 
he was made a District Commandant 
and a Justice of the Peace. After 
two years with the South African 
Constabulary he volunteered for 
active service in Somaliland, and 
served four years with the King's 
African Rifles in Central Africa, 
British East Africa, and Uganda. 
During that period he took part in 
the Sotik Punitive Expedition, and 
served with the Nandi Field Force. 
He received the African General 
Service Medal with two clasps, and 
five years after receiving his commis- 
sion was specially promoted to the 
rank of Captain in the Gordon High- 
landers in recognition of his varied 
services in the field. In 1907 he 
again accepted service in the Sudan, 
to organise and command the Camel 
Corps Training School at Khartoum ; 
and he saw service with the Camel 
Corps on the Blue Nile in 1908. 
After being stationed with his Bat- 
talion (2nd Gordons) for two years in India, he was appointed 
to the Depot in Aberdeen, and retired early in 1914, after 



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December, 1917- 



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twenty-seven years' service. Later in the yean on war 
being "declared, he volunteered his services, and was appointed 
to the 8th Gordon Highlanders, with the rank of Major. 
He served in the field in France 
from the beginning of May 
until 25th September, 1915, when 
he was seriously wounded at the 
storming of the Hohenzollern Re- 
doubt. For his "conspicuous gal- 
lantry and devotion" in this engage- 
ment he was given the Distinguished 
Service Order. "In the attack on 
the Hohenzollern Redoubt," the offi- 
cial record states, "although 
wounded three times, he continued 
to lead his Company forward till he 
fell from exhaustion." After re- 
covering, he was given a staff appoint- 
ment m France, but he applied 
again for service in the firing line- 
On 19th December, 1917, he died in 
hospital in France of pneumonia, 
brought on by shell gas. 

Lieut. -Col. Macleod owed his suc- 
cess to none of the accidents or 
advantages of birth or position, but 
to his sterling qualities of character 
and high ideals of work and duty 
and to his passionate love of his pro- 
fession. He was a fine soldier, and 
a born leader of men, and though a 
stern disciplinarian, he was beloved 
by those serving under him, every 
man of whom would have followed 
him anywhere. He set a fine ex- 
ample of what he conceived to be his 
duty, and his high courage and 
earnestness of purpose — the outcome 
of his simple faith — gave him great 
influence over those with whom he 
lived and worked. He was singlarly modest and retiring, but 
to those to whom he gave his friendship he represented a high 




*Lieut. -Colonel DAVI 
i Earlier Ph 



standard of life and service. 

The following official intimation of his death was issued 
on the field : — 

HHH Special Notice to Service Battalion 

the Gordon Highlanders. 

"The Commanding Officer regrets 
to intimate the death on the 19th 
inst. of Lt.-Col. D. Macleod, D.S.O. 
— one of the finest officers in the 
Army — who for seventeen months 
has been in command of the Bat- 
talion. He desires to place on record 
his long and faithful services to his 
King and Country. Colonel Mac- 
leod joined the Army over 30 years 
ago, and during that time has served 
with distinction in many lands. His 
example in joining up again on the 
outbreak of war, immediately after a 
very severe illness, was typical of his 
patriotism and devotion to his life's 
calling. He was dangerously 
wounded at Loos, and rejoined 
the 8th Battalion in the spring 
of 1916 as Second-in-Command, 
and assumed Command of the 

in July of that year. His long 

service in tropical countries made ser- 
vice in the severe winters of this 
country very hard on him, but his in- 
domitable spirit surmounted these 
hard tests, and now he has passed 
away at his post, like the true soldier 
he was. His high sense of duty ; his 
conception of the soldier's calling, 
will be an example to all and some- 
thing to emulate. Always mindful 
of his men, his memory will be 
had the good fortune to serve under 



D MACLEOD, D.S.O. 
otograph) . 

cherished by all who 
him." 



N 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 



HIIW I IME I Mil ■ IIMMB M II 






Sergt. John Macdonald, Seaforths, 23 Arnol; 
disabled and discharged. 



*Donald Macphail, R.N.R., 24 Bragar ; 
drowned in H.M.S. "Otway." 



♦Norman Macdonald, Canadians, 23 Amol; 
killed 25th April, 1915. 



15:; - 






*M. Campbell. Canadians, 43 Arnol; killed 
26th April, 1917. 



*Sergf. Donald Morrison, 63 South Bragar; 
killed 4th Oct., 1916- 



*Muido Maciver, Canadians, 38 Ainol; killed 
24th April, 1915. 



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19 MACLEAN— *NORMAN, R.N.R. 1915 Star; died home on leave, 

March, 1917. MALCOLM, stoker, R.N.C.V.R. 

20 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. ; discharged in 1918- 1915 Star. 

MALCOLM, R.M.B. ; discharged in 1915. NORMAN, 2nd Sea- 
forths ; wounded in chest and discharged 1915- 1915 Star. 

22 MACLEAN— ANGUS, R.N.R. 1915 Star. MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

1915 Star. JOHN, Lance-Corporal, 1st Seaforths; wounded. 
1914 Star. 

23 SMITH— DONALD, R.N.R. 1915 Star. 

24 MACPHAIL— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned in "Otway" disaster, 

1917. 1915 Star. (Left widow and six children). JOHN. 
H.N.R. 1915 Star. 

27 MACLEOD— NORMAN, R.N.R. 1915 Star. MALCOLM, U.S. 

Army. 

28 MACDONALD— NORMAN, R.N.R.; invalided, discharged 1915- 

RODERICK, R N.R. ; invalided. 1915 Star. 

31 MACKAY— *MURDO, 2nd Seaforths; gassed at Hill 60; killed in 

Prance, 1917- 1915 Star. 

32 MACPHAIL— JOHN, R.N.R 1915 Star. *MURDO, Canadians; 

killed in France, 1917. DONALD, R.N.R. (T.) 

33 CAMPBELL— ANGUS, R.N.R. 1915 Star. NORMAN, 2nd 

Seaforths , gassed at Hill 60 1915 Star. MALCOLM, Forestry 
Corps, Canadians. 
36 MORRISON— JOHN, R.N.R. 1915 Star. 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, 2nd Seaforths. Military Medal; 1915 Star. 
KENNETH, R.N.R.; 1915 Star. 

41 MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 1915 Star. 

42 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

43 CAMPBELL— MALCOLM, Canadians. MALCOLM, R.N.C.V.R. 

RODERICK, R.N.V.R.; discharged 1918- 



SOUTH BRAGAR. 

1 MACAULAY— JOHN, Canadians 

MARTIN— *JOHN, R.N.R. (T) ; died in Liverpool 1918. MURDO, 
Seaforths; was twice wounded and discharged 1917 

2 MACAULAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 1915 Star. MALCOLM, Seaforths. 

3 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

4 MACAULAY— MURDO, R.N.R.; was discharged in 1917 1915 

Star. ANGUS, R.N.R. (T). 
6 CAMPBELL — ANGUS, Canadians; was prisoner in Germany. 
MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. (T). 



MACLEAN— *MURDO, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 1915 
Star. 
9 SMITH— MURDO, R.N.R. 

11 MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

12 MACKAY— DONALD, R.N.R.; discharged 1917. 

13 MORRISON— NEIL, piper, 1st jSeaforths ; wounded jn France 

1914- 1914 Star. *JOHN, Royal Scots Fusiliers; killed in 
action in France, August 1917; aged 19. (Sons of Mr Robert 
Mornson) 

14 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 1914 Star. *MURDO, 

R.N.R.T. ; drowned at sea. *JOHN, R.N.R. ; drowned in 
collision, KM. "Seagull," 1918. Aged 30. (Sons of Mr Ken. 
Macleod). 
MACLEOD— *MURDO, Canadians; killed in France, 1917. (Son 
of Mr Malcolm Macleod) . 

15 SMITH— JOHN. 

16 MACLEOD— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

17 MACLEAN— COLIN, R.N.R. *JOHN, R.N.R. ; lost in "Iolaire" 

disaster; 1915 Star. 

19 GRAHAM— ANGUS, R.N.R.T. *DONALD, R.N.R. ; died at home 

1916; aged 30 years. 1914 Star. *MURDO, 8th Canadians; 
killed in action, 1916; aged 23- (Sons of Mr Angus Graham). 

20 SMITH— ANGUS, R.N.R. ; discharged in 1917. *RODERICK, 

R.N.R.; drowned in the "Bayano" disaster, 15th March, 1915; 
aged 20 years 1914 Star. (Son of Mr Angus Smith, above). 

23 SMITH— ALEXANDER, Corpl., 9th Seaforths; 1915 Star. 

*DONALD 2nd Seaforths ; killed in action in France, 3rd May, 
1917; aged 21 years. 1914 Star. NORMAN, R.N.R. ANGUS, 
R.N.R.T. ; 1915 Star. RODERICK, R.N.R. ; 1915 Star. (Sons 
of Mr Angus Smith). 

24 MORRISON— DONALD, R.N.R. ; 1915 Star. *DONALD, R.N.R.T. 

Died in Naval Hospital, 1919. *JOHN, R.N.R.; discharged in 
1917; died at home, 1919- 1915 Star. NORMAN. RODK., 
Sergt., 3rd Seaforths; discharged 1915- *MALCOLM, R.N.R.; 
discharged 1917 I died in Leith, 1919 ; 1915 Star. ANGUS, 1st 
Seaforths, wounded in France, September, 1914 1914 Star. 

26 MACIVER— MALCOLM, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R.T. 

28 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland; lpl4 
Star. DONALD, Canadians; wounded; 1914 Star. MURDO, 
R.N.R JOHN, Seaforths. 

30 MURRAY— *ANGUS, R.N.R.; died at home, 1917- *JOHN, 
R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 26. 

33 MACIVER— DONALD, Petty Officer, R.N.R.; 1915 Star. MURDO. 

R.N.R. ; discharged 1915- 

34 MACKAY— ANGUS, R.N.R.; 1915 Star. DONALD, R.N.R.; 1915 

Star. FINLAY, R.N.R.T. 



196 



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36 MACKAY— ANGUS, R.N.R. 1915 Star. *MALCOLM, R.N R. ; 

drowned in "Iolaire" disaster. 1915 Star. 

37 MACLEAN— DONALD, H.L.L 

39 MACLEAN— DONALD, 2nd Lieut., Royal Scots. 

40 MACPHAIL— RODERICK, R.N.R. ; 1915 Star. 

41 SMITH— DAVID, R.N.R. (T.) 

42 MURRAY— KENNETH, R.N.R. (T.) 

43 M AC AUL AY— DONALD, Sergt., Australians; awarded M.M. for 

gallantry and devotion to duty and D.C.M. for gallant conduct 
in the field. In the "scrap" for which he received the decora- 
tion he was so severely wounded that his right arm had to be 
amputated above the elbow. 

44 MURRAY— JOHN, R.N.R. (T.) 

45 MORRISON— ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) *DONALD, Canadians; killed 

in action, 30th April, 1917, in France; aged 30- MALCOLM, 
Glasgow Highlanders; wounded. (Sons of Mr Malcolm 
Moirison) 

46 MURRAY— DONALD, R.N.R.T. ; survivor of "Iolaire" disaster. 

JOHN, Sergt., 7th Seaforths ; was wounded at La Bassee, 1915- 

47 MACLEOD— KENNETH, R.N.R. DONALD, Labour Corps. 

51 CAMPBELL— ALEXANDER, R.N.R.T. 

52 SMITH— NORMAN, R.N.R. 



53 FINLAYSON— DONALD, Canadians ; M.M. for bravery in the field ; 

1915 Star. ALEXANDER, Lieut., R.N.R.; awarded D.S.C. for 
special service. COLIN, Canadians. 

MACLEAN— NORMAN, 9th Royal Scots; discharged 1917- 

54 MACLEAN— DONALD, R.N.R.; 1914 Star. JAMES M., R.N.R.; 

1915 Star. 

57 MACDONALD— ANGUS, Seaforths; was wounded and discharged 
in 1915; 1914 Star. *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned 1917; aged 18- 
He was leaving the bridge during a heavy gale when the ship 
took a heavy lurch and he lost hold of the hand-rail and fell into 
the sea. JOHN M., R.N.R.; 1915 Star. (Sons of Mr Donald 
Macdonald). 

57 MACDONALD— *MALCOLM, R.N.R. ; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, 1st 
Jan., 1919 . 1915 Star. 

59 CAMPBELL— DONALD, R.N.R. 

60 MACLEOD— DUNCAN, R.N.R. (T.) JOHN, R.N.R. MALCOLM, 

R.A.S.C. (M.T.) JESSIE. 

61 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. (T.) 

62 MORRISON— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

63 MORKISON— *DONALD, Canadians; killed in action in France, 

September, 1917- KENNETH, R.A.M.C. NORMAN, R.F.A. 
COLIN, R.N.V.R. (Sons of late Mr Colin Morrison). 




SHAWBOST SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(North Shawbost, Carnan Street, South Shawbost and New Shawbost.) 



Population last Census, 913 (Males, 408; Females, 505). 



LIKE all other districts in the Lewis the villages of the 
Shawbost. area readily responded to the call, and their 
sons came from all parts of the world to help stem the 
tide of barbarism which threatened to overwhelm western 
civilisation. Out of a population of 408 males, 48 per cent, 
served in his Majesty's land and sea forces, and the number of 
decorations and promotions earned testify to the fighting 
qualities of these sons of the soil. Two Reservemen, viz., 
Murdo Mackay, 55 North Shawbo&t, and Colin Mackay, 20 
North Shawbost, were awarded the D.S.M., and a young 
naval engineer, Murdo Macleod, 50 North Shawbost, was 
awarded the D.S.M. for bravery in Jutland Battle. In the 
land forces Capt. Murdo Macphail, 8 South Shawbost, was 
awarded the D.C.M. and the French M.M. Sergt. -Major 
Donald Macleod, 27 South, the M.M., and was several times 
mentioned in despatches. Corpl. Angus Murray, 43 South 
Shawbost (Canadians) was also awarded the M.M., and Sgt.- 
Major Kenneth Macleod of 45 South Shawbost was awarded 
the D.C.M. Sergt. D. Maoiver (Canadians), Carnan House, 
had the honour of being several times mentioned in despatches. 
It is sad to relate that some of those who earned these 
decorations did not live to wear them, and indeed the district 
lost a large percentage of her gallant boys on sea and land. 
The village of North Shawbost lost twelve, two at sea and ten 
in the land forces. South Shawbost lost eight and New 
Shawbost five. To these again must be added the eleven 
brave men who lost their lives in sight of home in the ill-fated 
"Iolaire." 



NORTH SHAWBOST, 



JOHN MACMILLAN. 



Schoolhouse, Shawbost. 



1 M.\CDONALD— MURDO, Sergt., Seaforth Highlanders; wounded. 

"NORMAN, Canadians; missing, believed killed. WILLIAM, 
Corp)., Seaforth Highlanders. 

2 MACPHAIL— DUNCAN, R.N.R. 

4 MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. ; discharged. KENNETH W., 

Seaforth Highlanders; discharged through illness. 

5 MACLENNAN— KENNETH N., R.N.R. 
MACRER— JOHN, R N.R. 

6 MURRAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

7 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. 

8 MACLEAN— MURDO, Seaforths; seriously wounded in head; dis- 

charged. 

9 MACLEOD— DUNCAN, South African Contingent. 
MACIVER— JOHN, Qr.-Mr.-Sergt., Seaforths; wounded. DONALD, 

Sergt., Canadians, wounded; mentioned in despatches and 
awarded M.M. *IVER, Corpl., Canadians; died of wounds 
*KENNETH, R.M.B.; died of wounds on Struma. RODK., 
Seafeith Highlanders; wounded. ISAAC, Captain, Seaforths; 
wounded. ANGUS, Mechanic, R.A.F. (Seven sons of Mr 
John Maciver, Carnan House). 

10 NICOLSON— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster; left 

widow and seven children. 

11 MACDONALD— *JOHN, Seaforth Highlanders; killed in action. 
13 MACLEOD— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

15 MACLEAN— FINLAY, Canadians. 

18 MARTIN— MURDO, R.N.R. 

19 GILLIES— *JOHN A., Seaforths; killed in action at St Julien, 3rd 

May, 1915- 

20 MACKAY— COLIN, R.N.R. ; awarded D.S.M. for bravery in action. 

21 MACLEOD— RODERICK, R.N.R.; discharged through illness. 

NEIL, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. 
23 MACKAY— DONALD, R.N.R. 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Sergt. John Macdonald, Camerons, 13 New 
Shawbost; killed 22nd December, 1914. 





John Murray, 6 New Shawbost. 



&*«$ 




♦Malcolm Macdonald, R.M.L.I., 13 New Shaw- 
bost; killed 9th July, 1917. 




♦Roderick Murray, Gordons; 6 New Shawbost; 
died in hospital, 1919. 



*Murd>. Mackay, R.N.R., 55 North Shawbost; 
killed in "Otway" disaster. 



SHAWBOST SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



199 



24 

25 

28 
29 

31 

32 



32 

34 
36 

37 



38 
39 

40 

'41 
43 
45 

46 
47 
48 
49 

50 



52 
53 
54 

•55 



Seaforths; t.vice severely 



MACLEAN— NEIL, E.N.R. JOHN, 
wounded MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

SMITH— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— •MALCOLM, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 
MORRISON— *NORMAN, R.N.R., drowned May, 1918. (Son of 
Mr Roderick Morrison). RODERICK, R.N.R., discharged for 
' weak eyesight. 

MACLEOD— KENNETH, Sergt., Seaforths. ARCHIE, Sergeant, 
A.S.C.; wounded. ALEX., 5th Dragoon Guards. *KENNETH, 
Royal Scots ; missing since 21st March, 1918- (Father and three 
sons; . 

MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

MITCHELL— WILLIAM JOHN, R.N.R. GEORGE, R.N.R. 

MACLENNAN— DONALD, R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R.; dis- 
charged. 

MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R.; discharged through illness ALEX. 
JOHN. R.N.R. 'RODERICK, Seaforth Highlanders; killed in 
action at Neuve Chapelle, 11th March, 1915. 

MACLEOD— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 

SMITH— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MORRISON— MALCOLM, R.N.R.; discharged. 

MACLEOD— ALLAN, Sergt., Seaforths. 

MACPHA1L— JOHN, K.N.R. 

MACIVER— *NEIL D., Cameron Highlanders; killed in action, 
October, 1916. MALCOLM M., H.L.I. 

MORRISON— PETER A., R.N.R. 

GILLIES— MURDO, R.N.R. 

SMITH— MURDO, R.N.R. 

MACAULAY— COLIN, R.G.A. 
wounded. 

MACLEOD— KENNETH, R.M.B 
wounded in arm; discharged 



56 



MALCOLM, Corpl., Canadians; 



JOHN A., Gordons ; severely 
MURDO, Artificer Engineer, 

H.M.S "Princess Royal," Royal Navy; awarded D.C.M. for 

bravery in Jutland Battle. JOHN, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— JOHN, 1st Mate, R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— PETER, R.N.R. 
MACPHA1L— JOHN, R.N.R.; interned in Holland. DONALD, 

Australians. 
MACKAY— *MURDO, R.N.R. ; awarded D.S.M. ; drowned on 

H.M.S. "Otway" ; left widow and four children. NEIL, 

Canadians. 



2a 

2b 

4 
5 

6 

7 
8 



10 

11 



12 
13 

14 

15 
16 

19 
21 
22 



MACAULAY— *JGHN, Coastguard, Royal Navy; accidentally killed 
at Butt of Lewis, 1919. KENNETH, Transport Service. 

MACLEAN— MURDO, R.N.R. 

MACIVER— MURDOCH, formerly of Shawbost Schoolhouse, Scots 
Guards ; discharged, medically unfit. 

ROSS— *WILLIAM S., Sergt., formerly of Shawbost Schoolhouse; 
killed in action 9th June, 1915. MAGNUS B., Camerons. 



SOUTH SHAWBOST. 



KENNETH, Seaforths ; dis- 



MACLEAN— ANGUS, Canadians, 
charged through illness. 

MACDONALD — *COLIN, Seaforths; severely wounded in head; dis- 
charged ; died at home. 

MACLEAN— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— JOHN, Corpl., Seaforth Highlanders ; wounded in left 
arm in Mesopotamia. *DONALD, R.N.R ; lost in "Iolaire" 
disaster. MURDO, R.N.R. 

MACLEAN— PETER, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, Seaforth High- 
landers; wounded in left knee, 9th June, 1915- 

MACIVEB— *MURDO, Seaforth Highlanders; died of wounds, 
1st May, 1918. (Son of the late Mr Angus Maciver). 

MACPHAIL— MURDO, Captain, H.L.L, awarded D.C.M. and 
French M.M., and promoted Captain for special services ren- 
dered. 

MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R.; wounded when ship was torpedoed. 

MACLEOD— *ANGUS, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. DON., 
Canadians. 

SMITH— *JOHN, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster (left widow 
and four children). 

MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— KENNETH, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. JOHN, 

Seaforth Highlanders. *ANGUS, Canadians; killed 6th June, 
1916 (Sons of Mr Alex. Macleod). 

MACLEAN— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

MACKAY— MALCOLM, Sergt., Seaforths; discharged; over age. 
JOHN Seaforth Highlanders. DONALD, Cameron Highlander^ 

MACLEAN— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

MACPHAIL— NEIL, R.N.R. 

MITCHELL— GEORGE, R.N.R. DONALD, Australian Navy. 
ANDREW, Australian Navy. JOHN, 2nd Lieut., A.S.C. ; 
wounded in hand. 



200 



SIIAWBOST SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



23 GILLIES— ANGUS, R.N.R. ; discharged through illness. 

MACPHAIL— *RODERICK, Seaforth Highlanders; awarded D.C.M. 
and French M.M. ; killed 10th July, 1916- 

25 MURRAY— *RODERICK, R.N.R. ; lost in "Ioiaire"' disaster. 

26 MORRISON— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

27 MACLEOD— DONALD, Sergt.-Major, Gordon Highlanders; twice 

severely wounded ; awarded M M. and several times mentioned 
in despatches. JOHN, R.N.R. 

28 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. ANDREW, 

Canadians. 

29 MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

30 GILLIES— *DONALD W., R.N.R.; lost in "Ioiaire" disaster. 

MALCOLM, P.O., R.N.R. 

32 MACLEAN— ANGUS, Transport Service. 

33 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

34 MACDONALD -DON ALD, R.N.R. *MALCOLM, R.N.R.; 

drowned 13th February, 1915. 

35 MACLEOD— MURDO, Canadians. KENNETH, R N.R. ; dis- 

charged through illness. 

37 MACLEAN— RODERICK W., R.N.R. 

38 MACPHAIL— DONALD, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R KENNETH, R.N.R. 

39 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 
39 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

41 MORRISON— *DONALD, R.N.R.; killed on board H.M. Trawler, 

March 5th, 1916- 

42 MURRAY— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

43 MURRAY— *DON ALD, P.O., R.N.R.; lost in "Ioiaire" disaster; 

left widow and 4 children. ANGUS, Corpl, Canadians; 
awarded M.M. for gallantry. JOHN, R.N.R. *KENNETH 

(John), Seaforths; died 21st December, 1915. *KENNETH 
(Roderick), Sergt., Gordons; killed in action in France, April, 
1918 

44 MACLEAN — JOHN, Sergt., Cameron Highlanders; discharged. 

45 MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. KENNETH, Sergt.-Major, Seaforth 

Highlanders; awarded D.C.M. for gallantry in action. 
MURRAY— JOHN, Church Street, R.N.R. RODERICK, Seaforth 
Highlanders ; wounded in Mesopotamia. 



NEW SHAWBOST. 



1 MURRAY— MURDO, R.N.R. 

2 MACAULAY— KENNETH, H.L.I. 

3 MACDONALD— DUNCAN, R.N.R. 

his ship; discharged. 



Severely injured by sinking of 



4 MORRISON— DONALD, R.N.R. 
MACLEAN— MURDO, R.N.R. 

5 MACLEOD— KENNETH, R.N.R.; interned in Holland. MURDO, 

Canadians; wounded. 

6 MURRAY — *RODERICK, Gordon Highlanders; severely wounded 

at Loos; prisoner in Germany; died in hospital in England, 

1919. 

7 MAC ARTHUR— DONALD, R.N.R. 
MACPHAIL— JOHN, R.N.R.; discharged. 

8 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. 

11 MACLEAN— NORMAN, Seaforth Highlanders. JOHN, R.N.R. 

12 MACLEOD— JOHN, P.O., R.N.R. 

13 MACDONALD— *JOHN, Sergt., Cameron Highlanders; killed in 

action at La Bassee, 22nd December, 1914. *MALCOLM, 
R.M.L.I.; killed when H.M.S. Vanguard was blown up, 9th 
July, 1917 
MACLEOD— *MALCOLM, Seaforth Highlanders; killed in action 
at La Bassee, 22nd December, 1914- DUNCAN, R.N.R. 

14 MACLEOD— NEIL, Black Watch; wounded. 

15 MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. 
NICOLSON— NICOL, R.F.C. 

16 MACLEOD— DUNCAN, R.N.R. 

17 MACAULAY— DONALD, R.N.R. 

18 MAC1 EOD— MURDO, Seaforth Highlanders; wounded in leg; dis- 

charged. JOHN (Sen.), R.N.R. JOHN (Jun.). R.N.R. 

19 MACAULAY— DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. 

20 MACLEOD— JOHN Seaforth Highlanders; severely wounded in 

chest; discharged. 

21 MACLEOD— *WILLIAM, Lce-Corpl., Gordon Highlanders; killed 
in action April 1916. ANGUS, R.N.R.; discharged. 

92 MORRISON— JOHN, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. RODERICK, 
R.N.R 

23 MACLEOD— ALEX. N., Corpl., Seaforth Highlanders. 

24 SMITH— JOHN, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. 

25 MURRAY— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

27 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; discharged. ANGUS, 

R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. 

28 MACLEAN— KENNETH, R.N.R. ; prisoner in Germany. 

29 GILLIES— JOHN, R.N.R. 
31 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

33 MACAULAY— MALCOLM., R.N.R. 

34 MACLEAN— DONALD, East Africans. 



. PARISH OF UIG. . 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




»Finlay Mackay, 18 Carloway , killed 25th 
April, 1915. 




Mi&ji^a* 



Finlay Morrison, 22 Knock-Carloway ; five 
times wounded. 




::i^: 



■y 



*Lanee-Corpl. Malcolm Macaskill, Kiriviek ; 
died of wounds, 26th April, 1915- 





•Duncan Mackay, 5 I J ark, Carloway; killed 
18th June, 1915. 




*Sergt. Donald Macleod, 3 Park, Carloway 
killed 12th October, 1917. 



*Sergt. Donald Macleod, 14 Carlowav; drowned 
10th October, 1918. 



CARLOWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Carloway, Park Carloway, Garenin, Knock, Kirivick and Borroston,) 



Population last Census, 1026 (Males, 484; Females, 542.) 



WE all remember the startling effect of the King's 
Mobilisation Order when read in the churches on that 
memorable Sabbath in August, 1914. Animated by a 
high sense of duty the Naval Reservemen 
of the district manifested their loyalty and 
patriotism by their prompt and hearty 
response to the Royal Summons. In no 
single instance was there any hanging 
back. On the contrary the gallant men 
with eager and buoyant step were early on 
the road to report themselves at Stornc- 
way. With equal alacrity and ardour did 
the soldiers answer their call "To Arms." 

With commendable devotion the young 
men who had emigrated from the district 
to the Colonies, rallied manfully to the aid 
of the Motherland in the hour of its direst 
need. 

It has also to be recorded that each town- 
ship, greatly to its credit, contributed its 
own contingent of intelligent and well- 
equipped young women, who rendered 
valuable service as munition workers. 

Sergeant Angus Macdonald, a gallant 
soldier of the Queen's Own Cameron High- 
landers, was the first to make the supreme 
sacrifice. 

It wasn't long, however, until there 
began to arrive in rapid succession, the 
painful tidings of the death of beloved 
ones. 

Th^: "Iolaire" disaster on that fateful New Year's morning 




was the crowning tragedy of the war for Lewis, when some 200 
choice brave men were sacrificed. In that sad disaster Carlo- 
way lost six, bringing the total of killed and wounded for the 
district to 52. 

As the official intimations of the killed 
and drowned in the course of the war, 
arrived, the grief and sorrow awakened 
were naturally intense, but the stricken 
families bore their cruel bereavement with 
becoming resignation, while their chastened 
and meek outward demeanour betokened 
the depth and poignancy of their sense of 
loss and sorrow. 

The Roll stands as follows : — 
Population of District — 1100. Percentage 
on War Service — 24.3. 



Townships. Roll of Honour. 


Dead. 


Carloway 


77 


17 


Carloway (Park) 


27 


9 


Knock 


59 


5 


Garenin 


44 


9 


Kirivick 


32 


9 


Borroston 


29 


3 



268 



52 



Mr RANALD MACDONALD, F.E.I.S. 



Honours Won — 

3 Distinguished Conduct Medals. 
1 Distinguished Service Medal. 
5 Military Medals. 

1 Royal Humane Society Medal for 
Life- Saving. 



Schoolhouse, Carloway. 



RANALD MACDONALD, J.P., F.E.LS. 

(Headmaster 1881-1920). 



"LOYAL LEWIS" EOLL OF HONOUE. 




*Donald Mackay, 48 Carloway; killed 25tk 
April, 1915. 





*Murdo Mackay, 48 Carloway ; killed 3th 
January, 1915. 




*Sergt. M. Paterson, H.L.I. , 3 Park, Carloway; 
killed in action, 4th Nov., 1918. 




*Angus Mackay, 4 Kirivick ; died of gas 
poisoning, 29th Aug., 19] 5- 




*John Paterson, Camerons, 3 Park, Carloway ; 
killed in action, 18th July, 1916- 



*Sergt. John Macleod, 7 Kirivick; 
killed 2nd June, 1916- 



CARLOWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



205 



CARLOWAY. 

1 MACIVER— DUNCAN, Seafortli; thrice wounded. (Son of 

Widow Mary Maciver). 

2 MACIVER— *DONALD, Camerons; killed in action on the Somme, 

1916- (Son of Mr Norman Maciver). 
MACIVER— *DONALD, Camerons; killed in action at La Bassee, 
Qth May. 1915 ; aged 19 years. He had been at the front since 
October. NORMAN, Royal Highlanders. ANGUS, U.S. Army, 
severely wounded in France, 1918. (Grandsons of Mr Norman 
Maciver above.) 
13 MACDONALD— *ANGUS, Sergt., Camerons; killed in action in 
France, 22nd October, 1914 , aged 29 years. Had 10 years' 
service in 3rd Camerons and was for a month at the front when 
killed. DONALD, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Norman Macdonald). 

4 MACLENNAN— DONALD J., R.N.R. ; taken prisoner by the Aus- 

trians on 15th May, 1917. MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. (Sons of 
Mr Malcolm Maclennan). 

5 MACLEOD— MURDO, Camerons; invalided with frost-bitten feet 

1914; wounded October, 1916; holds Mons Star. (Son of Mr 
Norrnan Macleod). 

MACLEOD— DONALD, R.A.S.C. (Son of Mr Ewen Macleod). 

MACLEOD— EWEN, Royal Scots. (Son of Mr Donald Macleod). 

6 MACKAY— ANGUS, U.S. Army. *DONALD, R.S.M., Seaforths ; 

mobilised with 3rd Seaforths on declaration of war; crossed to 
France in its early stages and was severely wounded at Neuve 
Chapelle. After recovering from his wounds he was transferred 
to the Royal Scots, and served with them in the Balkans and in 
Egypt. Returned to France in June, 1916, and was again twice 
wounded. He was promoted Regimental Sergt. -Major at 21 
years of age, and fell in action 9th April, 1917- tSons of Mr 
Neil Mackay). 
MACLEOD — *DONALD W., Seaforths; wounded and discharged in 
1915; died at home, 27th May, 1918; aged 21 years. (Son of Mr 
John Macleod). 
8 MACKENZIE— DUNCAN, 1st Seaforths; served in France and 
Mesopotamia; discharged 1916; joined the R.N.R.T., 1917 
*MALCOLM, Seaforths; killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, 10th 
March, 1915 ; aged 31 years. Had been at front for six months. 
(Sons of Mr John Mackenzie). 

10 SMITH— JOHN, R.N.R. (Son of Mr John Smith). 

11 MORRISON— MALCOLM, R.A.M.C. ; served in Palestine and 

France. (Son of Mr Donald Morrison). 

12 MORRISON— NORMAN, Gordons. JOHN, U.S. Army. (Sons of 

Mr Murdo Morrison). 



13 MA CARTHUR— WILLIAM A., R.N.D. ; was interned in Holland; 

holds Mons Star. JOHN, H.L.I. ; was prisoner in Germany from 
March, 1918. (Sons of Mr Angus Macarthur). 

14 MACLEOD— NORMAN, R.G.A. DUNCAN, Seaforths; served in 

France and Mesopotamia. *DONALD, Sergt., Camerons ; 
drowned when the s s. Leinster was torpedoed in the Irish 
Channel, October, 1918- Had gone to France when only 16 
years of age and was wounded there. MALCOLM JOHN, 
R.N.R. ALLAN, U.S.A. JOHN, U.S.A. (Sons of Mr Malcolm 
Macleod) . 

15 MACLEOD— *JOHN, 1st Gordons ; killed in action in France, 10th 

December, 1914: aged 24 years. MALCOLM, R.N.R.; awarded 
D.S.M. for sinking a German submarine. ANGUS, R.N.R.T 
PETER, R.N.R.T. WILLIAM, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Donald 
Macleod). 

lc MACA.ULAY — *WILLIAM, Canadians; killed in action in France, 
4th August, 1917- 

17 MACAULAY— JOHN, Sergt., Seaforths; seived through South 

African War and was wounded there , also served during this 
war; holds King's and Queen's S.A. medal. (Son of Mr John 
Macaulay, 40 Carloway) . 

18 MACKAY— ANGUS, R.N.D. ; was interned in Holland; holds Mons 

Star. DONALD, Pte., U.S.A. *FINLAY, 2nd Seaforths; killed 
in action at St. Julien, 25th April, 1915; aged 24 years. Had 
joined the firing line in October, 1914. (Sons of Mr Donald 
Mackay) . 

19 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. 

20 MACLEAN— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

21 MACLEOD— NORMAN, Sergt., Camerons; was wounded and has 

lost his left eye. Awarded the M.M. for bravery in the field. 
MURDO, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr John Macleod). 

21 MACLEOD— *DONALD JOHN, Pte., 1st Camerons , killed in action 

in France, 25th September, 1915; aged 21 years. Was 

employed in Glasgow when called up in August, 1914- (Son of 
Mr Norman Macleod). 

22 MACLEOD— NORMAN, Camerons. KATE A., Sister, Canadian 

Red Cross. (Son and Daughter of Mr Malcolm Macleod). 

23 MACLEOD— NEIL. Labour Corps. JOHN, R.N.R.T (Sons of 

Mr Donald Macleod). 

25 MACIVER— DONALD, Gordons, wounded. MURDO, Seaforths, 
wounded. ANGUS, Seaforths; served in France and Mesopo- 
tamia. KENNETH, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Donald Maciver). 

28 MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R. ARCHIE, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr 
Duncan Maciver) . 
MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R. 



''LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*John Macleod, 15 Carloway; killed 10th 
October, 1914- 




sf§ 




♦Kenneth Macarthur, Seaforths, 2 Park, Carlo- 
way; died of wounds, 12th Sept., 1916. 



m% 




♦Norman Macarthur, 26 Knock, Carloway; 
killed 9th May, 1915. 




*Malcolm Macleod, R.N. P., 23 Garenin ; died 
on board H M.S. Vinder, Sept. 22, 1918. 



♦Donald Macleod, R.N.R. (T.), 14 Borrowston; 
lost with H.M.T. "Piscatorial II.," Dec, 1917- 



CARLOWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



207 



29 MACARTHUR— *ARCH1BALD, R.N.R.T.; died of pneumonia at 

R.N. Hospital, Hull, December, 1918; aged 20 years. Was 
called to the colours at the outbreak of war but was discharged 
as being under age. (Son of Mr Donald Macarthur). 

30 MACNEIL— DONALD, Corpl., Camerons. (Grandson of Mr Angus 

Macneil) . 

31 MACLEOD— *KENNETH, H.L.I. ; killed in France (Son of Mr 

Murdo Macleod). 
22 MACARTHUR— JAMES, Canadians. 

37 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, Seaforths ; wounded; served in 

France, Mesopotamia, and Palestine. NORMAN, Canadians. 
Sons of Mr Norman Macdonald). 

38 MACDONALD— KENNETH, R.N.R. ANGUS, Seaforths. (Sons 

of Widow Macdonald) 

39 MACPHAIL— KENNETH, Seaforths; wounded. (Son of Mr 

Duncan Macphail). 

39 MACPHAIL— NORMAN, M.B., Ch.B., Capt., R.A.M.C. Served in 

Salonico and in France. KENNETH, R.S.F. ANGUS, R.E. ; 
served in Italy. (Sens of Mr Malcolm Macphail). 

40 MACAULAY— MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. PETER, R.N.R.T. (Sons 

of Mr John Macaulay) 

43 MACAULAY — *MALCULM, Camerons; killed in action in France, 

16th November, 1917: aged 21 years. Had been previously 
wounded on 11th November, 1914.. ANGUS, R.N.R.T. 
KENNETH, U.S. Army. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macaulay). 
48 MACKAY — *JOHN, Lieut., Canadians; died of wounds in France, 
1918. Had served through the South African War and joined 
the Canadians as a private. *MURDO, Camerons; killed in 
action at La Bassee, 8th January, 1915; aged 34 years Had 
served with the Camerons through South African War, and 
rejoined from Canada in 1914. *DONALD, 2nd Seaforths; killed 
in action at St Julieu, 25th April, 1915 ; aged 22 years ANGUS, 
Seaforths, was invalided with frost-bitten feet m 1915- (Sons 
of the late Mr Malcolm Mackay). 

44 MACARTHUR— ANGUS, R.N.R. 



KIRIVICK. 

1 MACKAY— DONALD, Seaforths; wounded 22nd October, 1914- 

Holds Indian Frontier, and Mediterranean Medals and Mons 
Star. 

2 MACKAY — MALCOLM, Gordons; twice wounded in France — March, 

1917; October, 1918. Holds Mons Star. DONALD, Seaforths. 
Holds Mons Star. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Mackay) 



2 MACKAY- -DONALD, R.N.R. *MURDO, R.N.R. ; died December, 

1915 (Sons of Mr Donald Mackay). 

3 MACASKILL — JOHN, Gordons; wounded at Hooge, 18th June, 

1915; holds Mons Star. *MALCOLM, Lance-Corpl., 2nd Sea- 
forths; died of wounds received at St Julien, 26th April, 1915; 
:>ged 22 years. Had been at front since the commencement of 
hostilities. (Sons of Mr Norman Macaskill). 

3 MACASKILL— DONALD, Seaforths; wounded in France, April, 

1915- Holds Mons Star. Served in France and Salonica. 
*JOHN, R.N.R. ; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. (Sons of Widow 
Macaskill). 

4 MACKAY— JOHN, R.N R. DONALD, R.N.R. CHARLES, Sea- 

forths; invalided with frost-bite in 1914. Holds Indian 
Frontier Medal and Mons Star. (Sons of Mr Angus Mackay). 
4 MACKAY — MALCOLM, Camerons; wounded on the Aisne, 5th 
October, 1914- tlolds M.M. and Mons Star. PETER JOHN, 
R.N.R.T. DONALD, Seaforths; wounded at Baghdad, 22nd 
February, 1917. Holds Mons Star. (Sons of Widow Annie 
Mackay). 
MACKAY— * ANGUS, 2nd Seaforths; died in hospital at Oxford, 
29th August, 1915, of gas poisoning received at La Bassee, 9th 
May, 1915; aged 22 years. Had gone to the front very early \r 
the war. MURDO, Canadians. JOHN, Royal Engineers. (Son 
of Mr Murdo Mackay). 

6 MACLEOD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. (Son oi 

Mr Malcolm Macleod) 

7 MACLEOD— *JOHN, Gordons; killed in France, 2nd June, 1916- 

(Son of Mr John Macleod). 

8 MACLEOD— JOHN, U.S Army. MALCOLM, R.N.R. HUGH, 

Canadians. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macleod). 
MACLEOD— ANGUS, U.S. Army. DONALD, R.N.R. NORMAN, 
U.S. Army. ALEX. D., R.N.R.T. MALCOLM, E.N.E. 
*KENNETH J., E.N.E.T. ; died at Chatham, 28th October, 1918. 
(Sons of Mr Donald Macleod). 

12 MACARTHUR— *DONALD, R.N.R. ; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. (Son 

of Widow Isabella Macarthur). 

13 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

14 MACLEAN— *MURDO, R.N.R. ; killed on H.M.S. "Orama" at South 

Africa on 3rd June, 1917. 



KNOCK. 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACIVER— MURDO, Scots Guards. DUNCAN, R.N.R.T. Holds 
Queen's South Africa Medal. JOHN, R.N.R.; invalided and 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*John William Macleod, 31 Knock-Carloway ; 
killed in action, 13th Nov., 1916. 






*Malcolrn Macaulay, 43 Carlovvay ; killed in 
action, 16th Nov., 1917. 



.Standing— Kenneth M. Macdonald, K.M.B., Carlo- 
way, and Donald J. Macdonald, R.M.B., do. 

Sitting— Malcolm Macdonald, R.M.B., 20 Ciow- 

lista. 




*Murdo Maclean, R.N.K., 14 Kirivn™ killed 
3rd June, 1917- 



*Wm. Macaulay, Canadians, 16 Carloway; 
killed 4th August, 1917. 



CARLOWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



209 



discharged, 1917- 
Maciver) . 



NORMAN, Canadians. (Sons of Mr Norman 



5 MACKENZIE— *DUNCAN, Canadians; died of wounds in France, 

21st November, 1915. (Son of Mr Malcolm Mackenzie). 

6 MACLEOD— MALCOLM. R.N.R.; holds Long Service and Good 

Conduct Medal. 

7 MACLEOD— JOHN, U.S. Army. MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. NORMAN, 

R.N.R.T. DONALD, R.N.R. ; torpedoed at Dardanelles on 27th 
May, 1915. (Sons of Mr Duncan Macleod). 

8 MACPHAIL— ANGUS, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. (Son of 

Mr Angus Macphail) . 
10 MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R.; torpedoed August, 1916; holds Mons 
Star. NORMAN, R.N.R. DONALD, Scots Guards; wounded 
at Loos, and at Pilkiu Ridge ; discharged in 1917. (Sous of Mr 
John Macleod). 
MACIVER— MALCOLM. Sergt.-Major, Seaforths ; holds King's and 
Queen's South Africa and Long Service Medals. (Son of the 
late Mr Donald Macleod). 

10 MACIVER— DONALD, H.L.I. (Son of Sergt.-Major Malcolm 

Maciver above). 

11 MORRISON— ANGUS, Canadian Engineers. JOHN, Royal 

Engineers. RODERICK, Canadian Engineers. Holds King's 
and Queen's South African Medals. (Sons of the late Mr 
Norman Morrison). 

11 MORRISON— ANGUS, Seaforths; gassed and discharged in 1915; 

afterwards joined Merchant Service. Holds Mons Star. 
WILLIAM, Canadians. (Sons of Mr Donald Morrison). 

12 MACDONALD— NORMAN, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. ; tor- 

pedoed in 1918- (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macdonald). 

13 MACLEOD— RODERICK, Engineer, Merchant Service. 

15 MACPHAIL— ANGUS, U.S. Army. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 
Malcolm Macphail). 

20 MACDONALD— NORMAN, Canadian Navy. J. N., Mate, Merchant 

Service (Sons of the late Mr John Macdonald). 

21 MACARTHUR— JOHN, Camerons; taken prisoner April, 1918. (Son 

of Mr John Macarthur (Donald). 

MACARTHUR— JOHN, R.N.D. ; was interned in Holland; holds 
Mons Star. (Son of the late Mr Arthur Macarthur). 

22 MORRISON— F1NLAY, Gordons ; was five times wounded. MURDO, 

R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Morrison). 

24 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Donald Macleod, Dunan 
Stction) 



MACLEOD— DUNCAN, Camerons; wounded and discharged, 1915- 
(Son of the late Neil Macleod). 

25 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R.; holds L.S. and G.C. Medal. 

DONALD, Roya! Horse Guards; holds King's and Queen's South 
African and L.S. Medals. (Sons of the late Mr Malcolm 
Macleod). 

26 MACARTHUR— *NORM4N, 1st Seaforths; killed in action at La 

Bassee, 9th May, 1915 ', aged 22 years. He joined firing line in 
October, 1914- (Son of late Mr Angus Macarthur). 

27 MACKAY— KENNETH, R.F.C. (Son of John Mackay) 

29 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R.; mined 16th March, 1916, torpedoed 

12th March, 1917- Awarded Royal Humane Society Medal for 
Life-Saving in action when his ship was attacked by a German 
submarine and afterwards blown up on 12th March, 1917. Holds 
Mons Star. DONALD, R.N R. ; torpedoed August, 1916; holds 
Mons Star. (Sons of Mr Angus Macleod). 

30 MACDONALD— *GEORGE, 1st Canadians; killed in action in 

France, 25th April, 1915; aged 20 years. NORMAN, Canadians 
MALCOLM, Canadians. (Sons of Rev. Malcolm Macdonaldj 
Canada, formerly of Knock, Carloway). 

30 MACDONALD— DUNCAN, Seaforths; twice wounded. (Son of Mr 

John Macdonald) . 

31 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, Engineers, Canadians. ANGUS, Lance- 

Bomb., R.M.B., R.G.A. (T). *JOHN W., Corpl. Seaforths; killed 
in action at Beaumont Hamel, 13th November, 1916 ; aged 20 
years. Before joining up was serving his apprenticeship as an 
engineer in Greenock. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macleod). 

32 MACKAY — DONALD, Camerons; seriously wounded on the Somme, 

July, 1916 ; right arm amputated ; holds Mons Star. ALEX- 
ANDER M., R.N.R.T. DONALD, R.A.M.C. ANNIE (Mrs 
Burns), Sister, Red Cross; served in Egypt, Persian Gulf and 
India. (Sons and daughter of Mr Murdo Mackenzie). 

32b MACPHAIL— *NORMAN, R.N.R.T.; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster. 
(Son of Mr Norman Macphail). 

MACSWEEN— JOHN, Capt., Camerons; attached General Head- 
quarters; mentioned in despatches. (Son of Mr Kenneth Mac- 
sween, 33 Garrabost). 

MACDONALD— DONALD J., Bombardier. KENNETH M., Bom., 
R.M.B served in Gallipoli, Egypt and Salonica. (Sons of Mr 
Ranald Macdonald, Schoolhouse.) 

MORRISON— IAN, A. and S. Highlanders; was wounded and 
gassed in 1918. GEORGE, R.N.R.T.; saved from "Iolaire." 
LILY, Q.M.A.A.C. (Sons and daughter of Rev. Neil M. 
Moirison, U.F. Manse). 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Donald J. Macleod, Camerons, 91 Carloway ; 
killed 25th September, 1915. 








*Sergt. Angus Macdonald, Camerons, 3 
Carloway; killed 22nd Oct., 1914. 







*Donald Maclver, Camerons, 2 Carloway ; 
killed 9th May, 1915 




*Dunean Macleod, R.N.R., 41 Park, Carlo- 
way; died 11th Feb., 1919- 



*Donald Macleod, Canadians, 41 Park, Carlo- 
way; killed in action, 1st Sept., 1918- 



*Archie Macarthur, R.N.R. (T)., 29 Carloway; 
died Hth December, 1918. 



CARLOWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



211 



PARK CARLOWAY. 

1 MACKAY— JOHN, School Master, R.N. *DUNCAN, 2nd Seaforths , 

killed in action at Ypres, 18th June, 1915; aged 18 years. Had 
only been a few weeks at the front. (Sons of Mr Norman 
Mackay). 

lb MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. DUNCAN, Camerons; wounded at 
Ypres, 11th November, 1914; invalided 8th September, 1913. 
Holds the Mons Star. (Father and Son). 

2 MACARTHUR— DONALD, Seaforths; wounded in France, May, 

1915 ; served in India and Mesopotamia from February, 1915, to 
September, 1919. *KENNETH, Seaforths ; mobilised as Special 
Reservist with Seaforths at commencement of war; was wounded 
at Neuve Chapelle and again at Festubert. Returned to France 
after recovering in April, 1916, and died of wounds, 12th Sept., 
1916; aged 24- (Sons of Mr Donald Macarthur). 

3 PATERSON— *MURDO, Sergt., H.L.I. ; killed in action in France, 

4th November, 1918; aged 26 years. ANGUS, R.N.R.T. 
*JOHN, Camerons ; killed in action on the Somme, 18th July, 
1916; aged 21 years. (Sons of the late Mr Norman Paterson). 
5 MACLEOD— *DONALD, Sergt., Camerons; wounded, 1914; died of 
wounds, 13th October, 1917; aged 23 years. Had been awarded 
the Military Medal for bravery in the field. Held the Mons 
Star. JOHN, Canadians; served from 1916 till 1918. (Sons of 
Mr Donald Macleod, 5 Park, Carloway). 

41 MACLEOD— *DUNCAN, R.N.R. ; joined up in November, 1917, 
though 48 years of age; served from 1915 till invalided 1917; 
died 11th February, 1919, aged 51- 

41 MACLEOD— *DONALD, Canadians; joined up in 1915; killed in 

action, 1st September, 1918. (Son of Widow Barbara Macleod, 
41 Mill Park). 

42 MACARTHUR— *JOHN, C.Q.M.S., South African Contingent; 

served from 1916 till invalided August, 1917. Died in October, 
1918. DONALD R., Lieut., R.F.A. ; wounded on the Somme, 
1916; gassed August, 1917, at Ypres. (Sons of Widow Annie 
Macarthur, 42 Mill Park, Carloway). 

45 MACARTHUR— JOHN, R.N.R. 
MACLEAN— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

46 MACASKILL— ANGUS, R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. JOHN, 

R.N.D. ; was prisoner in Germany since fall of Antwerp ; holds 
Mons Star. CATHERINE, Q.M.A.A.C. (Sons and daughter 
of Mr John Macaskill, 46 Park, Carloway). 
MACLEOD— NORMAN, Free Church Manse, U.S.A. Infantry; twice 
wounded and gassed. CHRISSIE, Women's Legion. (Son and 
daughter of the Rev. Mr D. Macleod, F.C. Manse). 



MACPHAIL— DUNCAN, Park, R.N.R.; torpedoed at the Dardan- 
elles in June, 1915 ; wounded in the Jutland Battle and in- 
valided later in 1916. KENNETH, Seaforths: gassed and 
discharged in 1915; served in R.N.R. from 1916-1918; holds 
Mons Star. (Sons of Mr John Macphail, Park, Carloway). 

MACKAY— JOHN, F.C. Mission House, 2nd Lieut., Seaforths; was 

seriously wounded and has lost his hand. 
MACLEOD— *JOHN, Canadians; joined up 1916; killed in action, 

May, 1918- (Son of Mr Angus Macleod, Mill Park, Carloway). 



GARENIN. 

2 MACKAY— DONALD, Engineers, U.S. Army. MURDO, R.N.R. 
(Sons of Mr John Mackay). 

2 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R 

3 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Mai. Macleod) . 

4 MACLEOD— *DONALD, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland after fall 

of Antwerp, and died there in 1916; aged 24 years. JOHN, 
Lieut., R.G.A., was awarded the D.C.M. "for repairing telephone 
cables, etc., under heavy fire ; served in Gallipoli and Palestine. 
(Sons of Mr Donald Macleod). 
4 MACLEOD— NORMAN, Seaforths. *ALEXANDER, R.N.R.T.; 
died in hospital. MURDO, Seaforths ; wounded at Loos on the 
25th September, 1916 (Sons of Mr John Macleod). 

6 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. DONALD, Seaforths; wounded 

in April, 1915; holds Mons Star. (Sons of Mr Norman Mac- 
leod). 

7 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of John Macleod). 
MACLEOD— MALCOLM, Engineers, Canadians. (Son of Donald 

Macleod) . 

8 MACLENNAN— JOHN, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Finlay Maclennan). 

9 MACIVER— JOHN D., R.N.R. (Son of Mr Neil Maciver). 
MACLENNAN— MURDO, Seaforths. (Son of Mr Alexander 

Maclennan). 

11 MACLEOD— NORMAN, Seaforths. ALEXANDER. Piper, Sea- 

forths. (Sons of Mr Murdo Macleod). 

12 MACLEOD— *DONALD, Seaforths ; killed in action in Mesopotamia 

in February, 1917. JOHN, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. *MURDO, 
1st Seaforths , killed in action at La Bassee, 9th May, 1915, aged 
19 years. Had been eight months at the front. (Sons of Mr 
Kenneth Macleod). 
14 MACNEILL— DONALD, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. NORMAN, 
R.N.R.T. MURDO, R.N.R. ; torpedoed in the Dardanelles, May, 
1915. (Sons of Finlay Macneill). 



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15 MACKENZIE— *MURDO, R.N.R., drowned in the "lolaire" 
disaster, aged tf yea.s. DONALD, R.N.D. ; was prisoner in. 
Germany since fall of Antwerp ; holds Mons Star. NORMAN, 
R.N.R.T. JOHN, R N.R.T. (Son of Widow John Mackenzie). 

15 MACKENZIE— NORMAN. R.N.R. (Son of Mrs Donald Mac- 
kenzie). 

J 5 MACLENNAN— *JOHN, R.N.R. ; died in hospital at Plymouth, 

1917). 
17 MACLEOD — KENNETH, R.N D. ; was prisoner in Germany since 

fall of Antwerp ; holds Mons Star. (Son of Widow Malcolm 

Macleod). 
MACLEOD— KENNETH D., Seaforths; wounded in 1914; holds 

Mons Star. JOHN A., R. N.R.T. (Sons of Robert Macleod, 

missionary). 

20 MACLEOD— MURDO (Murdo), Seaforths. 

21 MACLEAN— DUNCAN, Leading Seaman, R.N.R ; torpedoed in 

June, 1917- 

22 MACLEOD— KENNETH, R.N.R. (Son of Angus Macleod). 

23 MACLEOD— *MAI.COLM, R.N.R., torpedoed at the Dardanelles 

17th May, 1915' died in Hospital Ship. (Son of Kenneth 
Macltod). 

24 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R.; discharged in 1915 on account of 

severely fractured skull. 
BEATON— DONALD, Leading Seaman, R. N.R.T. (Son of James 

Beaton) 
MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. (Son of Murdo Macleod). 

25 MAC RITCHIE- -*MURDO, RN.R. ; drowned when H.MS 

"Defence" was sunk at the Battle of Jutland, 31st May, 1916, 
aged 37 years. iSon of Mr Alexander Macritchie). 

26 MACKAY— JOHN, Seaforths; severely wounded. (Son of Murdo 

Mackay. Shawbost). 

27 MACIVER— *NORMAN, Camerons ; killed in action at Ypres, 12th 

October, 1917. (Son of Mr Donald Maciver). 



BORROSTON. 

1 MACASKILL— ANGUS, R. N.R.T. (Son of Mr John Macaskill, 

Senior) 

2 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. NORMAN, U.S A Infantry. (Sons 

of Mr John Macleod) . 



3 MACLEOD— JOHN, R. N.R.T. 'Son of Alex. Macleod). 

3 MACLEOD— DONALD, R. N.R.T. (Son of Widow Macleod). 

4 MACARHUR— DONALD M., A.B., Merchant Service. (Son of 

Mr Norman Macarthur) 

5 MACARTHUR— MALCOLM, Seaforths; discharged in 1915- JOHN, 

A.B., Merchant Service. DONALD J., R. N.R.T. ANGUS, 
R.N.R. ; prisoner in Germany from May, 1915, when his ship was 
sunk by gunfire from shore batteries. (Sons of Mr Donald 
Macarthur) . 

6 MACARTHUR— *DONALD, R.N.R.; mined and killed in October, 

1918. KENNETH, A.B., Merchant Service FINLAY, Mer- 
chant Service. (Sons of Mr Duncan Macarthur). 

8 MACLEOD— DONALD, A.B., Merchant Service. (Son of Mr Wm. 
Macleod). 

8 MACLEOD — JOHN, Seaforths; served in "France, Mesopotamia and 
Palestine ; twice wounded — April, 1916 ; April, 1917 ; holds Mons 
Star. DONALD, R.N.R. ; interned in Holland since October, 
1914; holds the 1914 Star. (Sons of Mr Duncan Macleod). 

10 MACLEOD— DONALD, Sergt., Seaforths; was awarded the D.C.M. 

'•for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in stopping the 
enemy from crossing a canal. He stood fully exposed on the 
towpath bombing the enemy who were attempting to cross a 
small footbridge. His action was of great military value." Was 
recommended for the Victoria Cross. He also holds the M.M. 
and Indian Frontier Medal. ANGUS, Sergt., Seaforths; holds 
D.C.M. and M.M. Served in Mesopotamia and Palestine. (Sons 
of Mr Kenneth Macleod). 

11 MACPHAIL— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "lolaire" disaster. JOHN 

MURDO, Mechanical Transport, R.A.S.C. JOHN, R.S.M., 
Camerons; holds Long Service Medal. (Sons of Mr Donald 
Macphail). 

15 MACARTHUR— FINLAY, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Angus Macarthur). 

12 MACLEAN— JOHN, R.N. R.T. ; saved from the "lolaire." DONALD, 

R.N.R T. (Sons of Angus Maclean). 

14 MACLEOD— *DONALD, R. N.R.T.; drowned 1917, aged 18 years. 
(Son of Mr Norman Macleod). 
MACLEOD— FINLAY, R.N.R. NORMAN, R.N.R. DONALD, 
R N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Donald Macleod, Duan Station). 

16 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. ; saved from "lolaire." 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Sergt. Malcolm Macleod, Seaforths, 4 Tolsta- 
Chaolais; killed 9th May, 1915. 





*Sergt. Norman Macleod, 3 Tolsta-Chaolais; 
died of gas poisoning, 2nd May, 1915- 



Sergt. Malcolm Mackay, South End, Tolsta- 
Chaolais; awarded D.C.M. and M.C. 






*Sergt. Neil Morrison, 4 Duncarloway ; killed 
22nd Feb., 1917- 



Sergt. John Maclean, Royal Highlanders, 21 
Tolsta-Chaolais; awarded M.M. 



*John Mac'eod, Gordons, 24 Tolsta-Chaolais; 
killed in action, 1st July, 1916. 



DUNCARLOWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Tolsta^Chaolais and Doune.) 



Population last^Census, 387 [Males, 182; Females, 205]. 



THE peace of the Sabbath is happily not often disturbed as 
on that memorable August morning in 1914 when the 
postman delivered mobilization notices calling up the 
Royal Nava 1 Reserve in defence of their country. 

The noble lads quietly donned their uniforms ; with grave 
faces well knowing the strength of their foe 
and the preparation which he had made in 
previous years for the coming conflict. 
Their determination and willingness to 
fight in the cause of freedom and the quiet 
confidence in ultimate victory marked on 
their brave and noble faces encouraged the 
mothers, wives, and sisters, and made the 
parting less sore. Henceforth the varying 
fortunes of war were eagerly and intelli- 
gently followed by the home folk in the 
official bulletins issued through the local 
post-offices. 

Not long after their departure from 
their quiet homes they were searching dis- 
tant seas for enemy ships and fighting in 
the trenches in France. Several were 
wounded in the first rush of the Germans 
for Paris, but were again in the fighting 
line before the spring offensive in 1915, 
when the first of them laid down their lives. 

On the 27th April, 1915, Donald Mac- 
gregor, Tolsta, and Donald Maclean, 
Doune, fell in action. Next month came 
news of the death in action of four brave lads : Norman 
Macleod, Tolsta, a victim of the first use of poison gas by the 
Germans ; Donald Macleod ; Murdo Maclean from Doune : and 
Sergt. Malcolm Macleod, Tolsta. This latter had a splendid 

8 Tolsta Chaolais. 




record of service having been through the South African War 
and several campaigns on the North-West Frontier of India. 
A nobler man or a more daring soldier it would be hard to 
meet. The ranks of our local heroes were again thinned in 
the advance on the Somme on 1st July, 1916, when John 
Macleod and Sergt. Murdo Macgregor 
made the supreme sacrifice. 

In the subsequent years of the war the 
hearts of fond mothers in this district 
were pierced by bullets fired on the plains 
of Flanders and in Mesopotamia, where 
Neil Morrison, Doune, laid down his life 
for freedom and justice. 

Altogether the number of men from this 
school district who served in the war was 
ninety-eight, or 25 per cent, of the popula- 
tion. 

The following table shows the relation 
of the fatalities to the number of men 
serving : — 



Mr JOHN MACARTHUR. 



No. 




Per. 


Serving. 


Killed. 


centage. 


39 


7 


17~.9 


59 


7 


11.9 



Doune 
Tolsta 

We are proud of the reply of our school 
district to the call of humanity and 
justice. We are also profoundly thankful 
that our noble lads have helped to attain 
the ideal for which they fought so 
valiantly, and that once more right has triumphed over might. 
To those who mourn the loss of near relations it will be 
their chief consolation that they have been sacrificed in estab- 
lishing righteousness and justice amongst mankind. 

JOHN MACARTHUR. 



"LOYAL LEWIS" EOLL OF HONOUE. 




*Neil Macgregor, Canadians, 12 Tolsta Chaolais ; 
killed 21st August, 1917- 






*C.-S.-M. Murdo Macgregor, Seaforths, 12 
Tolsta Chaolais; killed 1st July, 1916. 



H£ 



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*Norman Macleod, 6 Tolsta-Chaolais. (806 
Garscube Road, Glasgow). Killed April 21, 1916- 



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TOLSTA-CHAOLAIS. 

1 MORRISON— ANGUS, R.G.A. 

.3 MACLEOD— JOHN, 2nd Seaforth. Highlanders; wounded three 
times; holds Mons Star. *NORMAN, 2nd Seaforths; died of 
gas poisoning at St Julien on 2nd May, 1915; aged 27- RODK. 
R., Cameron Highlanders; wounded October, 1914; also 1916; 
discharged 1917. Holds Mons Star. MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. 
(Sons of late Mr Malcolm Macleod). 

-4 MACLEOD— *MALCOLM, Sergt., 1st Seaforths; killed in action at 
Festubert, 9th May, 1915, aged 38 years. Had been through 
South African War, and subsequently saw service on North-West 
1-iontier of India. DONALD, Piper, Seaforths. (Nephew of 
above). 

4 MACARTHUR— DONALD JOHN, R.N.R.T. KENNETH, Scottish 
Rifles. (Sons ot Mr Donald Macarthur). 
. 4 MACLEOD— *NORMAN M., 2nd Seaforths ; wounded at Givenchy, 
1915. awarded D.C.M. and M.M. ; killed in action at Passchendale 
on 23rd August, 1917, aged 31 years. (Son of Mrs John 
Macleod, now of Keith Street, Stornoway). 

6 MACLEOD — MURDO (Norman), Canadians; wounded and dis- 

charge.!, 1917. 
MACLEOD— DONALD M. (Murdo), R.N.R. 

7 MACAULAY— DUNCAN (John) R.N.R. ; was interned in Holland 

since fall of Antwerp; holds Mons Star. JOHN (Johnl, A. & 

S. Highlanders, invalided and discharged 1917. ARCHIBALD 

(Aulay), Piper, Seaforth Highlanders. 
8a MACARTHUR— JOHN, Piper, Seaforth Highlanders; wounded 23rd 

April, 1917. ANGUS, Piper, A. & S. Highlanders. 
8b MACARTHUR— JOHN, R.N.R.; took part in the Falkland Battle. 

DONALD, Seaforth Highlanders. 

9 MACGREGOR— NORMAN, R.N.R. 

10 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, Royal Engineers. 

12 MACGREGOR— *MURDO, C.S.M^ 2nd Seaforths; went out to 
France. August, 1914; was wounded in 1915; killed in action 
at Beaumont Hamel, 1st July, 1916, aged 30 years. DONALD, 
M.M., Lce.-Corpl., 2nd Seaforths; wounded at Beaumont Hamel, 
1st July, 1916; discharged 1918; holds Mons Star. JOHN M., 
Saddler, R.M.B. NEIL, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. NORMAN, 
Sergt., A. & S. Highlanders; awarded Military Medal and Bar; 
gassed 1917. (Sons of Duncan Macgregor). 

12a MACGREGOR— *DONALD, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders; killed in 
action at St Julien, 27th April, 1915; aged 35 years. MURDO, 
Piper, Cameron Highlanders. 

12b MACGKEGOR— *NEIL, Canadians; killed in action at Vimy 
Ridge, 21st August, 1917, aged 35 years. JOHN, New Zealand 



Contingent; wounded and discharged, 1917- MALCOLM, 
R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macgregor). 

13 MACLEOD— MURDO, Labour Corps. 

14 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. (Sons of Mrs 

Kenneth Mackenzie). 
MACLEOD— DONALD M., R.N.R. 

16 MACKAY— DUNCAN, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. 

17 MACLEOD— RODERICK R., Leading Seaman, R.N.R. 

18 MACPHAIL— ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; survivor from the "Iolaire." 

19 MACLEOD— NEIL, 1st Camerons , wounded 9th May, 1915; holds 

Mons Star. JOHN, Labour Corps; invalided and discharged. 
MACLEOD— DONALD, Coastguard, R.N. ; invalided and discharged 
1917- (Cotisin of above). 

20 MACKAY— ANGUS, R.N.R.; survivor of the "Hermes." 

21 MARTIN — MALCOLM, Sergt., Gordon Highlanders; wounded at 

Givenchy 6th Sept., 1916; discharged 1917. Holds Mons Star. 
NORMAN, Cameron Highlanders; wounded 21st March, 1918, 
at Cambrai. 
MACLEAN— JOHN, Sergt., Cameron Highlanders; awarded the 
Military Medal. 

22 MACKENZIE— MURDO, Sergt., Canadians; wounded at Passchen- 

dale February, 1918; awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. 
ANGUS, Sergt., Seaforth Highlanders; invalided and discharged 
March. 1916. ANGUS, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. (Sons of 
late Mr Duncan Mackenzie). 

23 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.E. ; invalided and discharged, 1918. JOHN, 

R.N.R. ; invalided and discharged, 1918- (Sons of Mr John 
Macleod) . 

24 MACLEOD— KENNETH, Captain, 4th Seaforths; wounded 9th 

Februaiy, 1915. NORMAN, R.N.R.; torpedoed and discharged 
*JOHN, Gordons; killed in action in France, 1st July, 1916, aged 
24 years. (Sons of late Mr John Macleod). 
26 MACLENNAN— JOHN, R.S.M., 7th Seaforths ; wounded 1916 ; also 
served in the Soudan, South-African War, and North-West 
Frontier, India. 

28 MACLEOD— *ALEXANDER A., R.N.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire." 

DONALD, R.N.R. ; invalided and discharged, 1916- 

29 MACDONALD— DONALD J., R.N.R. 

South End. 

MACKAY— MALCOLM, R.S.M., awarded D.C.M. in 1915; 
received the Military Cross in the King's Birthday Honours 
List, 1919, for distinguished services rendered in the latter 
stages of the war ; was severely wounded in 1915- Holds 
Mons Star. 



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12 



DUNCARLOWAY. 

MACARTUR— JOHN, Canadians. DONALD, R.N.R. ; invalided 
and discharged. HUGH, R.N.R. NORMAN, U.S. Army. 

CAMPBELL— DONALD, Canadians. 

MACLEAN— *DONALD, Seaforths; died of gas poisoning at St 
Julien, 27th April, 1915; aged 18 years. JOHN, Sergt, Sea- 
foiths; wounded 30th March, 1918- MURDO, Seaforths; 
wounded by bursting shell, December, 1914. Sight impaired 
and discharged in consequence. (Sons of Mr Donald Maclean). 

MORRISON— MURDO, R.N.R. JOHN, Seaforths and R.N.R. 
*NEIL, Sergt., Seaforths; killed in action in Kut, 22nd Feb.. 
1917- 'Aged 36 years. (Sons of Mr Angus Morrison). 

MACDONALD— ANGUS, Gordons; taken prisoner March 1918- 
JOHN, M.T., A.S.C. 

MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

MACLEAN— *MURDO, Gordons; seriously wounded at Ypres, 
13th May 1915 and died in a French hospital on 14th July, 
1915 aged 19 years *DONALD, R.N.R.; died in Granton 
Hospital, November, 1918. (Sons of Murdo Maclean). 

MACLEAN— ANGUS, R.N.R. MALCOLM, Gordons; prisoner in 
Germany since 1914- Holds Mons Star. 



13 



14 



17 



13 
19 

20 



21 



MACPHAIL— R.N.R, JOHN, R.N.R. *NORMAN, R.N.R.; 

drowned in "Iolaire" disaster; aged 37- His two brothers 

above are survivors from same disaster. DONALD, U.S. Army. 

i Sons of Mr Norman Macphail). 
MACLEOD— *DONALD, Gordons; killed in action in France, 16th 

May, 1915; aged 22 years. (Son of Mr John Macleod). 
MACLEAN— MURDO, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R.; survivor from 

'•Hermes." NORMAN, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. (Sons 

of Donald Maclean). 
MACLEAN— NORMAN, R.N.R. 
MACLEOD— NEIL, R.N.R.; interned in Holland since fall of 

Antwerp. Holds Mons Star. JOHN, Sergt., Seaforths. 
MACLEOD— DONALD, Seaforths; twice wounded, 14th October, 

1914 and 27th April, 1915. Afterwards served in R.N1 

FINLAY, Signalman, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.]S.R.(T4 

*DONALD, R.N R. ; died October, 1918, from influenza on board 

H.M.S. Ganges; aged 57 years. 
MACDONALD— JOHN, Seaforths; wounded January, 1916, in 

Mesopotamia. 
MACDONALD— MALCOLM, Sergt., Seaforths. 
MACKENZIE— MARION, Doune Cottage, Women's Legion. 

ALEX., R.N.R. (Son and Daughter of Mr Alex. Mackenzie) 




BREASCLET SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Breasclet and Callanish.) 



Population last Census, 696 (Males, 335; Females, 361). 



W/ HEX the peace of that memorable Sunday in August, 
W 1914, was brokeu by the issue of mobilisation summons 
to men connected with the Navy and Army, great 
activity on the part of- the men and consternation on the part 
of parents was noticeable throughout 
the district. 

Hurried calls of farewell were made, 
and with optimism the youthful heroes 
under a sense of duty departed. Alas ! 
some never to return. The dogged deter- 
mination of the Highlander is 'to fight 
and grapple with your enemy to the 
death.' 

No doubt many thought they saw an 
opportunity opening to them to add to 
the magnificent fighting record of Lewis- 
men who had participated in previous 
wars . 

Subsequent events proved that we 
were all in the dark as to the prepared- 
ness and military strength of our allied 
enemies. We paid dearly throughout 
the grim struggle which was conducted 
on novel modern lines of warfare. 

Pride at the part played by Lewis- 
men, with other gallant Highlanders, 
in France, and our Navymen on sea is 
commingled with grief felt for those who 
have lost their dear ones in the various 
regions to which the world war spread. 

We have also with us "physical wrecks," mementoes of the 
marvellous skill displayed by our army of doctors and nurses 
who gave of their best in connection with the war. 

Schoolhouse, Breasclet. 




Mr JOHN SMITH 



Our pity is extended to those gallant fellows whose health 
has been ruined, or whose injuries to head or limb render them 
unfit and unable to follow out their respective occupation in 
pre-war days. 

From the township of Breasclet, 100 
men gave military service in one form 
or another, but almost all in connection 
with the Navy. Of these 20 made the 
supreme sacrifice. Aulay Macaulay, 28 
Breasclet, was the first to fall, and soon 
after Kenneth Macaulay, 3 Breasclet, 
was reported to be lost with H.-M.S. 
' r Clan Macnaughton." How and where 
this ship was lost is unknown. 

Neil Maciver, 40 Breasclet, lost two 
sons. Angus Macaulay, Breasclet, had 
five sons on service, and one of these 
was lost. 

New Park's contingent was 7 men, 
and these survived the critical days of 
the war. 

Callanish out of 67 service men lost 
16, or 24 per cent. 

Finlay Maclean, 21 Callanish, lost 
three sons ; the late Louis Mackenzie, 
(1) and Angus Maclean (18) respec- 
tively two sons. These boys were all 
reared in the very shadow of the wide- 
famed Druidical Stones of Callanish — 
monuments of the remote past apt to 
direct the youthful mind towards the prowess and energy of 
their ancestors as evidenced in the erection of these mysterious 



stones 



JOHN SMITH. 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Robert Morrison, Seaforths, 37 Breasclet; 
killed 10th March, 1915. 








Capt Alex Macaulay, Seaforths, 3 Breasclet; 
awarded M.C. 



6B3 




"Malcolm Maclean, R.N.R., 28 Breasclet; 
drowned 1st Jan., 1915. 




*Norman Macleod, 3 Callanish ; died of wounds, 
16th April, 1917. 



*Neil Mackay, R.N.R., 36 Breasclet; killed in 
air raid on Chatham, 3rd Sept., 1917. 



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12a 
12b 

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14a 

14b 



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17 
18 



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19 



MACAULAY— *KENNETH, R.N R. ; lost with H.M.S. "Clan Mac- 
naughlon," Februar)-, 1915; aged 30 years. DUNCAN, Sergt., 
U S. Ann)-, ALEXANDER, Captain, 4th Seaforths; awarded 
Military Cross. MALCOLM, 2nd Lieut., R.G.A. (Sons of Mr 
George Macaulay). 

MA CAUL AY— MALCOLM, Canadians. *KENNETL1, R.N R.; died 
of pneumonia at Granton, 3rd November, 1918 ; aged 27 years. 
iSons of Mr Donald Macaulay). 

MACIVER— CHARLES, R.A.F. NEIL, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 
Donald Maciver). 

MACIVER— DONALD, R.N.R. 

MACLEAN— JOHN, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. ; discharged. 
*NEIL, 2nd Seaforths ; killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, 9th 
May, 1915; aged 22 years. (Sons of Widow Ann Maclean). 

MACPHA1L— MALCOLM, Seaforths. 

MACIVER— DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN, Seaforths; wounded in 
Mesopotamia. Had been through the whole war without a fur- 
lough, starting at Mons. MALCOLM, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 
John Maover). 

MACIVER— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

SMITH — JOHN, R.N.R. ; was prisoner in Germany since fall of 
Antweip, 1914 Star 

BEATON— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACIVER— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACNEIL— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R. 



FAROUHAR, 1st Class P.O., R.N. 



Lieut., 



MALCOLM, R.N.R. NEIL, 

Canadians. (Sons of Mr Murdo Maciver). 
MACIVER— DONALD, R.N.R. *MURDO, Sergt., Seaforths ; killed 

in action in March, 1917; aged 23 years. (Sons of Mr Donald 

Maciver) . 
MACAULAY— *AULAY, R.N.R., drowned in H.M.S. "Laurentic," 

1917; aged 29 years. KENNETH, Seaforths; wounded. (Sons 

of Mr Aulay Macaulay). 
MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN, Lance- 

Coipcral. 
MACIVER— CHARLES, 2nd Seaforths; wounded in 1915, and dis- 
charged in consequence. *MALCOLM, 2nd Seaforths; died of 

wounos in France, 28th April, 1915; aged 29 years. MURDO, 

R.N.R (Soni of Widow Ann Maciver.) 
MACIVER— DONALD, Seaforths. 
MACAULAY— *DONAI.D, Corpl., 2nd Seaforths; died in hospital, 

28th April, 1915, of wounds received at Hill 60; aged 32 years. 

ANGUS. ISons of Mr Murdo Macaulay). 



19b MACAULAY— CHARLES, R.N.R. 

19c MACAULAY— GEORGE, R.N.R. *KENNETH, R.N.R.; killed at 
sea by his ship striking a mine, 25th October, 1915' a°-ed 22 
years. DONALD R.N.R. ANGUS, American ' Army 

MALCOLM, R.N.R. (Five Sons of Mr Angus Macaulay). 
MACLEAN— DONALD, R.N.R. FINLAY, R.N.R. *MALCOLM, 
R.N.R. , died in the Persian Gulf on board ship. 

MORRISON— *MURDO, R.N.R.; died 1918; aged 43 years; left 6 

orphans. (Son of Widow Neil Morrison). 
MACLEAN— MURDO, Seaforths. 



20 

21 

22 
24 



MACKAY— DONALD, R.N.R. 
Royal Navy. 

SMITH— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

25 MACAETHUR— JOHN, R.N.R. 

27 MACAULAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

Canadians. 
28a MACLEAN- 
R.N.R. 



-MURDO, Seaforths. 



DONALD, 1st Class Petty Officer, 

DONALD, R.N.R MALCOLM, 

MALCOLM, Canadians. ANGUS, 



28b MACLEAN- *MALCOLM, R.N.R.; drowned when H.M.S. -'Formid- 
able" was torpedoed, 1st January, 1915; aged 42 years. Had 
been 17 years iu the R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. (Sons of Widow 
Maclean). 

29 MACARTHUR— *DONALD, Seaforths; wounded; died in hospital 

in France, 7th July, 1916; aged 19 years. ANGUS, R N.R , 
NEIL, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Widow Mary Mac- 
artrmr). 

30 MACLEOD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; died of influenza at Gibraltar, 1919; 

aged 46 years. Left six orphans. 
31a MACIVER— DONALD, Sergt., Seaforths; wounded in France and 
discharged 1917. *JOHN, Lance-Corpl., Seaforths; killed in 
action in Mesopotamia, 1916; aged 21. (Sons of Mr John 
Maciver). 

31b MACARTHUR— NEIL, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. 

32 MACAULAY— * AULAY, 2nd Seaforths; killed in action at Ypres, 

20th October, 1914; aged 32 years. (Son of Mr John Macaulay.) 
34 MACIVER— DONALD, R.N.R. *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned by 

siiikin, of a minesweeper in the North Sea, 25th December, 

191.5; aged 47 years. Left five orphans. ANGUS. (Sons of 

Mr Angus Maciver |. 

35a MACLEAN— WILLIAM, Lovat Scouts. DONALD, Canadian Armv. 
MURDO, Canadians. 

35b MACLEAN— JOHN, R.N.R. *FINLAY, Seaforths; died 5th 
November, of wounds received 4th November, 1915 ; aged 20 
years. (Sons of Mr Murdo Maclean). 



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*John Macicod, R.N.R., 30 Breasclet; died at 
Gibraltar, December, 1918- 





*keimeth Macaulav, R.N.R., 19 Breasclet; 
killed at sea 25th Oct., 1915. 





*Malcolm Macinnes, 13 Yorkshire Regt, View 
Cottage, Callanish; killed 13th April, 1918. 



Nurse C. Macleod, Croy, Callanish; Craigrnaddie 
Auxiliary Hospital. 





*Kenneth Macaulay, 5 Breasclet ; died of pneu- 
monia at Granton, 5th Nov., 1918 



Sergt John Mackay, Seaforths, 14 North Side, 
Callanish; 5 times wounded. 



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36a MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

36b MACKAY- *NEIL, R N.R. ; killed in the air raid on Chatham 

Barracks, 4th Sept., 1917; aged 33 years. FINLAY, Seaforths. 

MURDO, Seaforths; wounded. (Sons of Mr Murdo Mackay). 
37 MORRISON— ARCHIE, Seaforths. *ROBERT, Lance-Cpl., 1st 

Seaforths, killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, 10th March, 

1915 ; aged 20 years. (Sons of Mr Allan Morrison) . 
37 MORRTSON— JOHN, Canadians. MURDO, R.N.R. 
37b MORRISON -NORMAN, R.N.R. 

39 MACIYER, DONALD J., R.N.R. 

40 MACIVER— JOHN, R.N.R. *NEIL, Sergt., Seaforths; died of 

gas poisoning, 5th May, 1915; aged 22 years. *MALCOLM, 
R.N.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster, 1st Jan., 19119- 
(Sons of Mr Neil Maciver). 
40a MACIVER— ANGUS, 1st Class Petty Officer, R.N. MURDO 
(Teacher), Seaforths. 

41 MACIVER— ANGUS, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. ;Sons of Widow 

Catherine Maciver) 

42 MACIYER — JOHN, Canadians; wounded in France; foot 

amputated, discharged in consequence. 
MACKAY'— NEIL, Seaforths. 
MACIVER— MALCOLM, l/2nd City of London Royal Fusiliers. 

RODERICK, 4th Seaforths. 
44 MACDONALD— *DONALT>, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster; 

aged 2G years. (Son of Mr Alexander Macdonald). 

Schoolhouse. 

SMITH— JOHN, Lieut., R.N.Y'.R. ANGUS, Seaforths; very 
severely wounded in France. (Sons of Mr John Smith, head- 
master) . 

MACLEOD— *MALCOLM, Sergt. -Major, 1st Life Guards; awarded 
Croix de Guerre, with Laurel Wreath, by French Government; 
also held the D.CM. ; accidentally killed in London, 1919 ; aged 
29 years. (Son of Mr Alexander Macleod, D.S.C., skipper of 
H.M. Trawler , Aberdeen, and cousin of above). 



CALLANISH. 

MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, Camerons. *ANGUS, Camerons ; 
killed in action in France, Nov., 1914; aged 38 years. 
KENNETH, Camerons. *LOUIS, 2nd Seaforths; died of 
shrapnel wounds in Netley Hospital, London, 9th February, 
1915; aged 31 yeais. MALCOLM, R.N.R. (Sons of the late 
Mr Louis Mackenzie.) 



2 MACINNES— ANGUS, Sergt., Camerons; wounded in September 

1915, and also m July, 1916. Awarded the Military Medal' 
April, 1918. Holds 1914-15 Star. JOHN, Lance-Corporal.' 
Seafoiths; was three times wounded. *MALCOLM, Lance- 
Corporal, 13th Yorkshire Regiment; killed in action in' France, 
13th April, 1918; aged 30 years. (Sons of Mr Norman Mac- 
innes) . 

3 MACLEOD— *NORMAN , died of wounds received in action in 

France; aged 21 years. (Son of Mr Donald Macleod, black- 
smith) . 

4 MACLEAN— JOHN, Australians; wounded in France. 
MACKAY— JOHN, Seaforths; twice wounded. 

5a MACKENZIE— JOHN, R.N.R. 

5b MACIVER— NEIL, Seaforths. NORMAN, Seaforths. ANGUS, 
Seaforths. 

6 MACLENNAN— NEIL, Seaforths. DONALD, Seaforths. 

7 MACIVER— ANGUS. 

8 MACIVER— *DONALD JOHN, 2nd Lieut., 4th Camerons; died of 

wounds, 14th October, 1915; aged 24 years. Before enlisting 
had been studying for the ministry at Edinburgh. NEIL, Sgt., 
Canadians; wounded. JOHN, Ayrshire Yeomanrs-. (Sons of 
Widow Angus Maciver). 

9 MACKAY— JOHN, Sergt.vMajor, Camerons. *ANGUS, Sergt., 

72nd Canadian's ; died of wounds in France, 9th August, 1918 \ 
had been previously wounded. Had also served 12 years in 
regular army and been through South African War. (Sons of 
late Mr Kenneth Mackay). 

1] MACLEOD— JOHN, R.M.B. 

MACLEOD— DONALD, North Side, R.N.R. 

14a MACKAY — JOHN, Sergt., Seaforths; five times wounded. 

141) MACIVER— *MALCOLM, 2nd Seaforths; killed in action at Ypres. 
9th May, 1915; aged 34 years. (Son of Mr Donald Maciver). 

16b MACLEAN— GEORGE, Seaforths. MURDO, Seaforths; twice 
wounded. 

17b STEYYART — *ALICK, never heard of since he arrived in Mesopo- 
tamia. DONALD, E.N.R. 

18 MACLEAN— *KENNETH, Scots Guards; died of wounds in a 

London hospital, 18th May, 1917; aged 29 years. *MURDO. 
Seaforths; killed in action at La Bassee, 14th December, 1914: 
aged 21 years. (Sons of Mr Angus Maclean). 

19 MACIVER— MALCOLM, R.F.A. 

20 MACIVER— ANGUS, Seaforths. 

21 MACLEAN— *KENNETH, Seaforths; killed in action in France, 

15th May, 1917; aged 22 years. *DONALD, 1st Seaforths; 



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*i,otlis Mackenzie, Seaforths, 1 Callanish ; died of 
wounds, 9th Feby., 1915. 



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John Macaulay, Canadians, 25 Callanish; 
awarded Croix de Guerre, Dec., 1917. 





*l,ance-Corpl. Neil Maclean, Seaforths, 17 North 
Side, Callanish; died of wounds 5th Sept., 1916- 





*Murdo Maclean, Seaforths, 18 Callanish ; killed 
in action 14th Dec, 1914- 



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killed in action at the Persian Gulf, 7th January, 1916; aged 
20 years. *FINLAY, Seafcrths ; killed in action in France, 
14th April, 1917; aged 19 years. HUGH. (Sons of Mr 

Fiulay Maclean). 

21b MACLEAN— MURDO, riper, Seaforths ; wounded. DONALD, 
Canadians. 

25 MACAULAY— *DONALD, Canadians; killed in action in France, 

25th July, 1916; aged 26 years. JOHN, Canadians; awarded 
the Croix de Guerre for devotion to duty, December, 1917. 
KENNETH, Seaforths.. ANGUS, Seaforths. (Sons of late 
Mr Angus Macaulay). 

26 MACLEOD— ALLAN, Camerons; wounded at Loos, September, 

1915. 

27 MORRISON— WILLIAM, Seaforths; severely wounded. 

30 MACKENZIE— *GEORGE, Cameions; killed in action in France, 

9th May, 1915; aged 22. ANGUS. (Sons of the late Mr 
Angus Mackenzie) . 
MACLEAN— GEORGE, Seaforths; wounded. MURDO, Sea- 
forths. 

31 MACARTHUR— NEIL, Seaforths. DONALD, Camerons. 

32 MACKAY— ANGUS, Scots Guards; wounded. JOHN, Gordons. 
34 MACKAY— DONALD, Major, Seaforths; attached to the Machine 

Gun Corps ; was in th'; Regular Army and came from India to 
France as a Sergeant in 1914; was awarded D.C.M., May, 1915, 
for gallantry. Subsequently received his commission and 
was transferred to Mesopotamia Thence he was transferred 
to France in 1918, and while coming through the Mediterranean 
his ship was torpedoed and he lost all his kit. Wis awarded 
the Military Cross "for gallantry and distinguished conduc; on 
28th September, 1918, in command of a machine gun jroup 
during the attack on Messines Ridge. He spent hours preced- 
ing the attack in reconnaisance of the iorward area une'er 



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severe shell fire, and by his excellent choice of positions 
iufiicted severe casualties on the retiring enemy with direct 
observed fire Hi's handling of the batteries contributed in no 
small degree to the general success."' GEORGE, Seaforths; 
wounded. 

35 MACLEAN— *ANGUS", Camerons; killed in action in France, 9th 

May, 1915: aged 24 years. MURDO, Seaforths. (Sons of 
late Mr Malcolm Maclean. 

36 MACKAY— ANGUS, Scots Guards. 

39 MACLEAN— ALICK DAN, Seaforths; seriously wounded, 1916 

JOHN, K O.S.B. 

40 SMITH— ALEXANDER, Seaforths. DONALD, Camerons. 

41 MACLEOD— JOHN, Camerons. 

Post Office. 

MACRAE— *DONALD ALICK; killed in action in France, 1918; 
aged 19 years. (Son. of Mr Duncan Macrae). 

Garynahine. 

MACKENZIE— JOHN F., R.A.S.C. (Motor Transport Section). 

Cross Roads. 

MACLEOD— *JAMES, Seaforths; killed in France, 1918; aged 21 
years. 

New Park. 

1 MAC LENNAN— MALCOLM, R.A.M.C. KENNETH, Seaforths. 
4a MACLEAN— DONALD. R.N.R. MURDO, Sergt., 6th Seaforths. 
4b MACLEAN— JOHN, Australians. 

4 MACLEAN— MURDO, R.A.S.C. (Motor Transport Section). 

5 MACLENNAN— JOHN ; from Strait Settlements). 



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'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Corpl. Donald Macaulay, Seaforths, 19 Breasclet ; 
died of wounds, 28th April, 1915. 





*Lieut. Donald J. Maciver, Callanish ; died of 
wounds, 14th October, 1915 




*Keuneth Macaulay, R N.R.. 3 Breasclet; 
drowned Feby., 1915- 




*Finlay Maclean, Seaforths, 36 Breasclet; died 
of wounds, 5th Nov., 1915. 




*Donald Macaulay, Canadians, 25 Callanish ; 
killed in action, 24th July, 1916. 



*John Macleod, Camerons, Croy, Callanish; 
killed in action 27th December, 1916. 



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Rose from the Ranks. 

AJOR DONALD MACKAY. 
Seaforth Highlanders, 34 Cal- 
lanish, was in the Regular 
Army for some years prior to out- 
break of war. He came from India 
to France in 1914, and was awarded 
D.C.M. for gallantry May, 1915. 
Subsequently he received a Commis- 
sion and was transferred to Mesopo- 
tamia. Thence he was transferred 
to France in 191S, and while coming 
through the Mediterranean his ship 
was torpedoed and sunk. On 28th 
September, 1918, he was awarded 
the Military Cross "for gallantry 
and distinguished conduct in com- 
mand of a machine gun group during the attack on Messines 
Ridge. He spent hours preceding the attack in reconnaisance 
of the forward area under severe shell fire, and by his 
excellent choice of positions inflicted severe casualties on the 
retiring enemy with direct observed fire. His handling of 
the batteries contributed in no small degree to the general 
success." 



Major DONALD MACKAY. 




*Sergt.-Major MALCOLM MACLEOD, 1st Life Guards, 
awarded D.C.M. ; also Croix de Guerre with, laurel wreath; accidentally 
killed in London, 1919- 



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'Kenneth Macdonald, Canadians, 24n Valasay; 
died of wounds, 16th June, 1915. 




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•John Maelennan, Canadians, 8 Kirkibost; killed 
15th June, 1915. 



*Norman Maciver, 4 Breaclet; drowned 7th 
July, 1918- 







D F. Macleod. Croir, Bernera (24 Barrington Drive, 
Glasgow) ; severely wounded March 2T, 1916 



*James R. W. Macleod, Croir, Bernera (24 Bar- 
rington Drive, Glasgow) ; killed March 23, 1918- 



BERNERA SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Breaclet, Kirkibost, Tobson and Hacklet.) 



Population last Census, 730 ; (Males, 338 ; Females, 392). 



THE Editor of "Loyal Lewis" Roll of Honour has asked 
me to write a short preface to the honourable list of the 
heroes of the Great War from the Bernera School District. 
I am not a Lewisman by birth, but I 
began my scholastic career in the island 
of Bernera over twenty years ago, and 
since I have been associated with the 
island through many ties of friendship 
and sentiment, and for that reason very 
much value the privilege afforded to me 
by the devoted editor of "Loyal Lewis" 
on this occasion. 

Bernera is an island held fast within 
the eternal grasp of Loch Roag. To 
some it might be the "Ultima Thule" of 
Eilean an Fhraoich, but though owing 
to its geographical position, it may be 
somewhat removed from the bigger 
centres of activity throughout the 
parent island, still it has charms and 
attractions peculiar to itself, and the 
people who inhabit it have maintained 
untarnished many of the excellent 
traits of friendship, hospitality, and 
devotion to one another, which have 
been the hall mark of the genuine High- 
lander cf by-gone days. The land is 
poor, but the inexhaustible resources of 
the boundless Atlantic, which continu- 
ally worries its' shores, have proved 
through the ages the very staff of life of 

the islanders. The sea, therefore, plays an all important part 
in the life of the people ; it is mysteriously entwined in their 




Mr JOHN N. MACLEOD ("Alasdair Mor"). 



speech and song, and its varying moods govern their daily 
tasks. Every man is an expert fisherman; in fact, a past 
master in that calling, for it is generally admitted that when 
a Bernera crew cannot face Callanish or 
Tob na Muille, no other "sgioba" need 
unfurl a sail. This profound love of the 
sea is fully evident when one reads over 
the lists of those gallant heroes from 
Bernera who willingly faced the grim foe 
in the strife for righteousness. The vast 
majority of them chose to defend our 
seas. True, many of them were in the 
ranks of the R.N.R. in pre-war days, 
but as the clouds of war grew darker and 
darker, and as the need for men became 
daily more clamant, the young men 
from every village and from almost 
every house in the island, without any 
hesitation and without any form of con- 
scription, joined our glorious Navy, and 
their sea training from their boyhood 
soon made them experts in all duties 
pertaining to the defenders of our shores 
and the watchers of the mighty deep. 
Those who chose the Army gave an 
equally fine account of their bravery and 
daring, and their ranks shared in the 
many distinctions and honours won by 
our men on many a hard-fought field. 

A perusal of the lists from Bernera is 
a very real interest to me. Many of 
those who names are enshrined there have been at one time 
my school pupils, and the majority of the rest are well known 



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MUmMy 



^Roderick Macleod, 5 Ltmdale; killed 10th 
March, 1915- 



*Sergt. Donald Macarthtir, Seaforths, 1 
Kirkibost; killed in action. 



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'Donald Bannerman Buchanan, R.N.V.R. 
Bernera ; drowned. 



*Sergt. John Macleod, 1 Enaclete ; killed 25th 
September, 1915- 



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to me. Joy and sorrow spring up almost simultaneously in 
my heart as I scan each page. I rejoice to see that such a 
large number have come back to their dear ones bearing the 
palm of victory, and my genuine sympathy pours forth to the 
bereaved whoso homes contain vacant chairs which can never 
be filled. Where the band of heroes is so great and where 
each has played his part so nobly and so well, it would be 
unjust of a person like me to carve special niches here and 
there singled out for a few select ones. I prefer to think of 
them as one noble band whose deeds deserve a very honour- 
able place in the roll of "Loyal Lewis." B'e mo mhiann mar 
sin a' chlach bheag so a chur air an carra-cuimhe, agus is e 
durachd mo chridhe gu'n bi sinne a bhios ag altrum an 
cuimhne, a' co-chumadh ar beatha ann a leithid de dhoigh 
agus gu'm bi sinn airidh air na sochairean mora a dh' oibrich 
iad-san a mach dhuinn air muir agus air kir. Mo bhean- 
nachd buan aca uile. 

JOHN N. MACLEOD. 

Errogie Schoolhouse, Inverness. 



BREACLET. 

1 MACINNES— *NORMAN, R.N.R. ; drowned when H.M.S. 

"Herrnes" was torpedoed, 31st October, 1914; aged 41. .Son 
of Mrs Angus Macinnes). 

2 MACDONALD— FINLAY, R.N.R. 

3 MACIVER— DONALD, R.N.R. 

4 MACIVER— JOHN. 2nd Seaforths ; wounded, discharged Oct., 1917. 

*NORMAN, wireless operator, Mercantile Marine ; drowned when 
s.s. "Ben Lomond" was torpedoed off Irish Coast, 1918; aged 
21. Had gone south to Glasgow at age of 18 to study wireless 
telegraphy, and obtained a first-class certificate. (Sons of Mr 
Norman Maciver). 

5 MACDONALD— *NORMAN, R.N.R.; drowned on H.M.S. 

"Laurentic," January 1917; aged 33- DONALD, 2nd Seaforths; 
wounded in 1914, discharged in 1917; holds Mons Medal. 
GEORGE, 2nd Seaforths, gassed April, 1915. JOHN, sapper in 
Canadian Engineers. (Sons of Mr Norman Macdonald). 

6 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R.; discharged 1915- 



6 MACLEOD— PETER JOHN, Ross Mountain Battery; took part in 

Gallipoh Campaign; holds 1914-1915 Star. GEORGE, signal- 
man, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macleod). 

7 MACIVER— ANGUS, R.N.D.; was interned in Holland; holds Mons 

Star. PETER, Seaforths; wounded severely fjth Oct., 1917; 
discharged September, 1918- JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 
Finlay Maciver). 

8 MACKENZIE— *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster; 

aged 38. JOHN, Seaforths; was prisoner in Germany. (Sons 
of Mr Malcolm Mackenzie). 

11 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, 1st Lieut., 3rd Australian Machine Gun 
Company , served since 1914 ; landed in Gallipoli April, 1915 i 
served through the campaign ; took part in the evacuation ; 
afterwards served in France ; once wounded. 

13 MACDONALD— JOHN, Leading Seaman, R.N.R ; was interned in 
Holland; holds Mons Star. ANGUS, Cpl., 2nd Seaforths; 
wounded in action, Jan., 1918- 
MACKAY — JOHN, 2nd Lieut., Queen's Own Regiment; wounded 
Oct., 1915, and afterwards lost left arm, Oct., 1917. (Son of 
Mr Muido Mackay, Missionary). 



KIRKIBOST. 

1 MACARTHUR— *DONALD, Sergt., 2nd Seaforths; killed in action 
in France, March, 1918; aged 30. Had been four times 
wounded previously. Was posthumously awarded the D.C.M. 
for his conspicuous bravery in the field. Holds Mons Star. (Son 
of Mr Donald Macarthur). 

1 MACARTHUR— MALCOLM, R.N.R.; discharged suffering from 

effects of immersion he received when h/s ship was mined ; 
discharged 1915- (Son of Mr Angus Macarthur). 

2 MACAULAY— JOHN, R.N.R.T 

3 MACLENNAN— DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. ; took part in 

battle of Jutland on board H.M.S. "Eugadine." 

5 MACLENNAN— NORMAN, R.N.D. ; was interned in Holland; 
holds Mons Star. 

MACLENNAN— ANGUS, R.N.R.T. 

7 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

8 MACLENNAN— MURDO, R.N.R.; served on board H.M.S. "Laur- 

entic"; discharged owing to ill-health, December, 1916- ALEX- 
ANDER, Sergt., 12th Australian Infantry; severely wounded in 
Gallipoli, August, 1915; discharged in December, 1915; after- 



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Lieut. Malcolm Macleod, Roulinish, Australian 
Contingent. 






*Angus Macdonald, R.N.R. ; drowned 25th 
January, 1917 



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*Jchn Macaulay, R.N.R., 12 Kirkibost; died 
14th November, 1918. 



*N. Macdonald, R.N.R., 5 Breaclet; drowned 
25th January, 1917- 



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wards served in Tasmania as recruiting sergeant. *JOHN, 3rd 
Battalion, 1st Canadians ; killed in action in France, 15th June, 
1915; aged 22- Had gone to Canada three years previously. 
(Sons of Mr John Maclennan). 
9 MACDONALD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; lost when H.M. Armed Boarding 
Vessel. "Duke of Albany," was torpedoed, 24th August, 1916; 
aged 30. (Son of Mr Norman Macdonald). 

10 MACLENNAN— NORMAN, R.N.R. ; discharged and pensioned, 

1915- MALCOLM, R.F.C. 

11 MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R.; discharged 1915. NORMAN, 

R.N.R.; suffering from effects of immersion when his ship was 
mined, July, 1918- *MAI,COLM, 2nd Seaforths ; killed in 
action in France, 1st March, 1915; aged 23- Had been 
employed m tramway department of Glasgow Corporation 
before outbreak of war. (Sons of Mr Donald Macdonald). 

12 MACAULAY— DONALD L., R.N.R. ; patrol boat on which he was 

serving was- mined off Yarmouth in 1914, and he was severely 
injured— pensioned— rejoined 1917- KENNETH, R.N.D. ; was 
interned in Holland; holds Mons Star. HECTOR, Camerons ; 
\\ ounded in France and in Salonica, August, 1916 ; holds Mons 
Star. *JOHN, R.N.R.T. ; died of pneumonia in hospital at 
Dundee, 1918; aged 20- (Sons of Mr John Macaulay). 
15 MACDONALD— DONALD (Sen.), R.N.R.; torpedoed on H.M.S. 
"Hermes," 31st Oct., 1914- DONALD (Jun.), R.N.R. 
MALCOLM, New Zealand Engineers ; discharged September 
1916; was in New Zealand for 28 years previous to outbreak of 
war. 

17 MACAULAY— DONALD, R.N.R 

18 SMITH— NORMAN, R.TST.R.T. 

19 MORRISON— JOHN, R.N.R. 

20 MACINNES— ANGUS, R.N.D. ; was prisoner in Germany since fall 

of Antwerp; holds Mons Star. DONALD, R.N.D.; was prisoner 
in Germany since fall of Antwerp ; holds Mons Star. DUNCAN, 
R.N.R. 

21 MACIVER— ANGUS R.N.R. ALEXANDER, 3rd Seaforths; dis- 

charged December, 1914. *JOHN, 2nd Seaforths; killed in 
action in September, 1918; aged 26- Had been previously 
wounded twice. Went to France in 1914- (Sons of Mr Murdo 
Maciver) . 

24 MACDONALD— NORMAN, R.N.R. ; was taken prisoner by Austrian 

submarine in November, 1917. JOHN, Sergt., Camerons; took 
part in battle of Loos. 

25 mATDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.A.M.C. (Sons of 

Mr Norman Macdonald). 
MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R.T. (Son of Mr Murdo Macdonald). 



TOBSON. 

1 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

3 MACDONALD— NORMAN, R.N.R. MURDO, Seaforth High- 

landers (Labour Batt.). 

4 MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. 

5 MACDONALD— JOHN, stoker, R.N. 

6 MACKENZIE— ANGUS. R.N.R. ; discharged and pensioned October 

1914 MALCOLM, R.A.M.C; served in Egypt and German 
East Africa. 

7 MACDONALD— *ANGUS, R.N.R. ; drowned on H.M.S. "Laurentic" 

oft Irish Ccast, January, 1917; aged 28- Mons Star. Took 
part in Antwerp expedition. DONALD, R.N.R. ; discharged 
through ill-health, December 1917. JOHN (Sen.), R.N.R. 
NORMAN, R.N.R.T. JOHN (Jun.), R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 
Norman Macdonald). 

8 MACKENZIE— NORMAN, R.N.R.T." JOHN, R.N.R.T.; survivor 

from "Iolaire" disaster. (Sons of Mr Murdo Mackenzie). 

10 MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. ; discharged September, 1917. 
NORMAN, R.N.R.T. 

13 MACDONALD— *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster. 

NORMAN, R.N.R.; torpedoed on "Otway" ; holds Mons Star; 
took part in Antwerp expedition. ANGUS, R.N.D. ; was in- 
terned in Holland; holds Mons Star. ANGUS, 1st Scottish 
Rifles; wounded 1st October, 1917, and 12th August, 1918. 
DONALD, R.N.R.T. (Five Sons of Mr Angus Macdonald). 

14 MACIVER— ANGUS, R.N.R.; torpedoed in Mediterranean, August, 

1918. 

16 MACDONALD— MURDO, 1st Royal Scots (Regulars) ; wounded 4 

times; holds Mons Star. ANGUS, R.N.R.; discharged, 1915- 
DONALD, R.N.D.; interned in Holland; holds Mons Star. 
JAMES, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr James Macdonald). 
16a MACDONALD— ANGUS. R.N.R.; discharged 1915. JOHN, R.N. 

17 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R.T. JOHN, Mercantile Marine; 

torpedoed twice. MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

23 MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R.; discharged 1915. 

24 MACDONALD— NORMAN, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R., tor- 

pedoed in Mediterranean, 5th July, 1917. KENNETH, R.N.R. ; 
boat ci'i which he was serving was sunk off Yarmouth, 1914; 
afterwards he served on H.M.S. "Engadine" and took part in 
Jutland battle. (Sons of Mr Kenneth Macdonald). 

24a MACDONALD— *KENNETH, 3rd Battalion Toronto Regiment, 
Canadian Infantry; died in France 15th June, 1915, of wounds 
received previous day; aged 21- JOHN, R.N.D.; was prisoner 



234 



BERNERA SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



24b 



25 



in Germany since fall of Antwerp; holds Mons Star. DONALD, 

R.N.R.; was torpedoed February, 1918. ANGUS, R.N.R.T. 

(Four Sons of Mr Angus Macdonald). 
MACDONALD— DONALD, 2nd Seaforths ; wounded severely at the 

battle of the Aisne , holds Mons Star; discharged 29th Sept., 

1915 KENNETH. R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr 

Angus Macdonald). 
MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R- ANGUS, R.M.B. ; wounded in 

Gallipoli : holds 1914-15 Star. JOHN G., R.N.R.T *MALCOLM. 

2nd Seaforths ; killed in action in France, 25th April, 1915 ; aged 

17 years. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macdonald). 



HACKLET. 

MARTIN— MURDO, R.N.R.T. 

MACAULAY— *JOHN, 2nd Seaforths; killed in action at St. Julien, 
25th April, 1915; aged 23; joined the firing line in Aug., 1914; 
Mons Star. NEIL, Sergt., 1st Seaforths; wounded in action 
10th March, 1915, in France; wounded in Mesopotamia, 22nd 
Feb., 1917; holds 1915 Star. *DONALD, R.N.R.; lost in the 
"lolaire" disaster; aged 21. GEORGE A., R.N.R.T. (Sons of 
Widow Christina Macaulay). 



11 
12 

15 

20 



MACKENZIE— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACDONALD— *NORMAN A., 1st Seaforths; killed in action in 
Mesopotamia, 5th Nov., 1917, holds 1915 Star; aged 28- (Son 
of Widow Christina Macdonald). 

MACDONALD— NORMAN, R.N.R 
part in Zeebrugge Expedition. 

MACIVER— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.N R 
R.N.R.T. 



MACDONALD— NORMAN, R.N.D. 
Mons Star. 



MALCOLM, R.N.R ; took 

MALCOLM, 1st H.L.I. LOUIS, 
was interned in Holland ; holds 



MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. MURDO, 1st Seaforths; wounded 
in action 6th April, 1916; served in France, Mesopotamia, and 
Palestine ; holds Mons Star. 



Croir. 



MACLEOD— NEIL M., Lieut., National Reserve Recruiting Centre, 
Glasgow (24 Barrington Drive, Glasj^ow, W.) *JAMES R. W., 
Corpl , Scottish Rifles: killed in action in France, 23rd March, 
1918; aged 24- DAVID. (Father and two Sons). 




WEST UIG. 



WREX mobilization notices were distributed here in 
August, 1914, the recipients accepted the summons "to 
arms" with quiet readiness, but with determination to 
obey the call of duty, and await the con- 
sequences. As time wore on, and it 
became patent to all that this country 
was to be embroiled in a life-and-death 
struggle against Prussian militarism — 
the pernicious "Kultur" which meant 
German world domination, and the 
tyrannization of the strong over the 
weak, many more voluntarily offered 
their services — themselves — in order to 
prevent the consummation of such a 
tragedy, and so defend their country and 
their dear ones from the brutal savagery 
and oppression of a cruel and merciless 
foe. 

All the villages gave freely and gave 
of their best. In proportion to its popu- 
lation Crowlista heads the list. The 
census of 1911 gives the population of 
Crowlista and Aird as 279. As there was 
a large influx of people from other parts 
of the Island at the time of. the census 
returns, these figures are in excess of the 
actual number of persons resident in the 
village. Reference to the School District 
census for 1913 — the year prior to the 
war — shows a population, within the 
2-mile limit, of 171. Other 19 persons 

outside this limit, which comprises the Crowlista district 
(omitting Aird) makes up a total of 190 (93 males and 97 




Mr MALCOLM MACLEOD, Crowlista. 



females). These figures are quite reliable, as they were 
compiled by the late respected compulsory officer for the 
district, Mr Malcolm Macritchie, Crowlista. The Roll of 
Honour for the district of Crowlista is 
57. This gives a percentage of 30 for 
the whole population, and 61.3 for die 
men — truly a splendid record, one to be 
proud of and one hard to beat. 

Very early in the strife, the actual- 
ities of the war began to be felt. In 
September, 1914, Widow Buchanan, 11 
Brenish, got word that her son, Pte. 
Malcolm John Buchanan, was missing; 
and in November, Lance- Sergt. John 
Macclonald, 2 Crowlista, was reported 
missing. For a time, some faint hopes 
were entertained that they might be 
still living, but these hopes were not 
realised. Confirmation of their death 
in action came later on. The fall of 
Antwerp brought an anxious pang 
to the hearts of many throughout 
the various townships as 17 of their men 
were engaged in that fateful expedition. 
It was soon ascertained that 12 of these 
had escaped to Holland, where they 
interned. For some time there were 
grave fears as to the safety of the other 
five It afterwards transpired that 
they were prisoners in Germany. Relief 
was felt that they were living anywhere 
-even in Germany. 

Valtos received its hrst great shock in February, 1915, 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR 




•Malcolm Mackay, Camerons, 16 Valtos ; 
killed 5th May, 1915- 






'Gunner Angus Macleod, R.N.R. 

Bridgend, Brenish ; 

died 7th October, 1918. 





*Lance-Sergt. Wm. Macneill, Seaforths; 

I Carishader; holds D.C.M. and Russian 

Order of St. George (4th Class) ; killed 

9th May, 1915. 




*Sergt. Peter Macleod, Canadians, Bridgend, 
Brenish; killed 24th April, 1915- 



*Lance-Cpl. Malcolm Macneill, New Zealanders, 
1 Carishader; killed 29th Aug., 1918- 



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237 



when word came that Seaman Norman Maciver, No. 25, was 
lost from H.M.S. "Inconstant." During the year, two other 
Valtos lads fell in France, namely, Pte. Malcolm Mackay, No. 
16, and Pte. Kenneth Mackay, No. 34. In April Mr Donald 
Macleod, Bridgend, Brenish, received news of the death in 
France of his son, Sergt. Peter Macleod, who, having heard 
his country's call for help, left America, and joined up early 
in the war. In May. another splendid soldier — Lee. -Sergt. 
William Macneil, Carishader, was lost. He had nine years' 
service in India, where he had won a medal and clasp before 
coming to Flanders. At Givenchy he won the D.C.M. for 
gallantry in action, and was also awarded the Russian Cross 
cf the Order of St George. In September of that year the 
death of Sergt. Donald Macleod, Enaclete, brought sadness to 
his own family and to his village. In 1916 Kneep lost two 
fine lads in April and July respectively, viz., Sergt. Donald 
Macdonald, 4 ; and Pte. John Buchanan, 6. In October Mr 
Norman Maciver lost his second son during the war. 

Till the spring of 1917, Crowlista men were singularly free 
from dire mishaps. Except that of Lee. -Sergt. John Mac- 
donald, No. 2, early in the war, no deaths were recorded till 
April of that year when news of the death of Pte. Peter 
Maclean, Australians, was received. In August came the sad 
news of Pte. Donald Nicolson's death in hospital in France, 
"Domh'ul Beag," as he was familiarly called, was one of the 
first who pluckily volunteered to offer his services under Lord 
Derby's scheme. A brother of his was lost in the "Iolaire" 
disaster, and another was interned in Holland. There were 
five brothers in the Service. 

Mr Hugh Mackay, 31 Valtos, had also five sons serving. 
One of them, Q.M.S. Angus Mackay, was accidentally killed 
in Egvpt, and one — Captain John Mackay — served with 
distinction in the Mercantile Marine Service. He was 
invalided home with pulmonary trouble and died in January, 
1919. Another — Sergt. Donald Mackav — is the holder of the 
Military Medal. There are several cases in West Uig where 
four sons were serving out of one family. 

The death-roll for 1918 is by fa*- the heaviest of the war, 



and individual mention of prowess and endurance is impossible 
within the limited space of these notes. 

Practically every village lost one or more of its sons before 
November (Armistice). A peculiar case is that of Seaman 
Donald Maciver, 9 Aird. His father was notified of his 
death, when his ship, s.s. "Sarnia" went down on 12fh 
September. Some time after, his mother received a letter, 
written by himself, and dated 12th September, 1918. This 
raised some faint hopes of the possibility of his survival, but 
such was not the case. He went down with his ship. When 
the. Armistice was signed in November all breathed a sigh of 
relief, hoping and thinking that no further casualties would 
fall to be recorded. Towards the end of December there was 
a flutter of excitement and suppressed happiness at the pros- 
pect of the homecoming of so many for the Xmas leave. Alas ! 
alas ! how appallingly sudden and tragical were those hopes 
dashed to pieces when, on New Year's morning, the "Iolaire" 
with one fell swoop, carried with it, almost in a twinkling, 
into the depths of the sea, some 200 of the flower of our Lewis 
manhood. What seems to make this calamity more poignant 
is that those brave fellows were lost just outside the entrance 
into Stornoway Harbour — practically at their own door steps. 
Like the rest of the Island, West Uig suffered heavily in this 
disaster. Uigen lost two of her finest lads, Brenish lost other 
two of her best, and Ciowlista lost six — all picked men, 
remarkable for their virtue, their wisdom, and their excellence 
of disposition and character. 

The villages of the Crulivig School area, out of a population 
of 81 males had 31 men on service. Crulivig gave 16 men to 
the Army and Navy, including 1 Canadian, 1 Australian, and 
3 U.S. Army. Three made the supreme sacrifice — Malcolm 
Macleod (No. 1), who was killed in October, 1915 ; Kenneth 
Ferguson (No. 6), Seaforths, died December, 1917 ; and John 
Ferguson (No. 6), U.S. Army, killed 1918: Sergt. Angus 
Ferguson (No. 6), Canadians, was severly wounded and taken 
prisoner at St. Julien. His left leg was amputated in Ger- 
many, and in 1915 he "was exchanged for a German prisoner of 
war. The township of Lundale gave 13 men to the service 



238 



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of the Country, of whom no fewer than 5 laid down their 
lives. It is questionable if there is a heavier percentage of 
losses in any other village in the Island. Three sons of Mr 
Norman Macaulay (No. 3), made the supreme sacrifice, 
namely, John (Seaforths), killed in Flanders; Angus (Sea- 
forths), killed in Mesopotamia; and Donald (R.N.R.), 
drowned at sea. No less than 7 sons of Mr Donald Macleod 
(No. 5) were on service, and two of them were killed — Rodk., 
Seaforths, in March, 1915, and Angus in December, 1917. 

We can only express sympathy with the bereaved, grati- 
tude to those who have fought well and returned, and 
reverence and grateful memory of those who have sacrificed 
their lives in defence of their country and their beloved. 

It must be a consolation to all that these sacrifices were not 
in vain, but that the end for which our men fought and died 
has been achieved, that the cause of Right, Freedom and 
Truth has been vindicated, and that civilization has been freed 
from the incubus of a false "Kultur" which meant brutality, 
oppression and wrong. 



Men 
Brenish 
Islivig 
Mangersta 
Crowlista 
Aird 
Valtos 
Cliff 
Kneep 
Uigen 
Carishader 
Geshader 
Ungishader 
Enaclete 
Crulivig 
Lundale 
Earshader 

Total 



Service 
27 

7 
15 
57 
18 
63 

3 
27 

6 
15 
23 

7 
13 
1G 
13 
2 



312 



tails of service: 


_ 


Dead. 




Percentage. 


8 




29.6 


1 




14.3 


2 




13.3 


13 




22.8 


3 




16.7 


10 




15.9 


4 




14.8 


2 




33.3 


2 




13.3 


2 




8.7 


2 




15.4 


3 




18.8 


5 




38.5 


57 




18.3 




M. 


MACLEOD. 



Crowlista Schoolhouse. 




VALTOS SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Valtos, Uigen, Cliff and Kneep.) 



Population last Census, 613 (Males, 305; Females, 308). 



VALTOS. 



2 MACKAY— ANDREW, R.N.R.; survivor from H.M.S. "Hermes." 

MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T.) (Sons of Mr Malcolm Mackay). 

3 MORRISON— DONALD (Angus), RN.R.(T.) 

4 M.ATHESON— JOHN, E.N R.(T.) DONALD, R.N.R. MALCOLM, 

Mercantile Marine Reserve. 

5 NICOLSON— *NORMAN, R.N.R.(T.) ; 'drowned on the s.s. 

"Souma," 30th July, 1917; aged 31- (Son of Mr Norman 
Nicolson) . 
5 MORRISON— DONALD, R.N.D. ; was interned in Holland; holds 
Mons Star. (Cousin of above). 

7 BUCHANAN— MALCOLM (Donald), R.N.R.T. 

8 BUCHANAN— NORMAN (Murdo), R.N.R. 

11 MACKAY— ANGUS (Norman), R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.D. ; was 
prisoner in Germany since fall of Antwerp ; holds Mons Star. 

11 MACLEOD— KENNETH (John), R.N.R. 

12 MACLEOD— ANGUS (John), R.E. JOHN WILLIAM, R.N.D. ; was 

interned in Holland ; holds Mons Star. 

13 SMITH— MURDO (Malcolm), R.N.R. (T). 

15 MACKAY— *ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; survivor from H.M.S. 
"Hermes"; drowned 7th Feb., 1917. (Son of late Mr Donald 
Mackay). 

15 MACLENNAN— DONALD (Malcolm), R.N.R.; discharged through 

illness. 

16 MACKAY— IAN, Seaforths ; gassed. JOHN, Camerons ; wounded. 

*MALCOLM, Camerons; killed in action in France, 5th May, 
1915, aged 31- (Sons of the late Mr Malcolm Mackay). 

19 MACLEAN— NORMAN (Kenneth), R.N.R. 

20 MACLEAN— DONALD MURDO (Murdo), Black Watch. 

21 MACK AY— DONALD (Malcolm), R.N.R 

22 MACDONALD— DONALD (John), R.N.R.; H.M.S. "Orama." 

JOHN, Royal Highlanders of Canada; wounded in action in 
France Sept., 1918. (Sons of Mr John Macdonald). 



23 MATHESON— *HECTOR, Sergt, Gordons; killed in action 

France, July, 1917' aged 23. MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T.). 
(Sons of Mr Donald Matheson). 

23b MACAULAY— ANGUS, R.N.D.; was interned in Holland; holds 
Mons Star. DUGALD, M.A., B.Sc, R.E. 

23c MACKAY— ANDREW R.N.R. NORMAN, Mercantile Marine. 

24 MACLENNAN— ALEXANDER, Captain, 16th Canadians; enlisted 

as a private ; awarded the Military Cross and bar for bravery 
in France. MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T.). NORMAN, R.N.R. (T.), 
(Sons of Mr Donald Maclennan). 

25 MACIVER— *NORMAN, R.N.R. ; drowned 6th Feb., 1915 ; aged 28 ; 

was serving on H.M.S. "Inconstant," and was washed overboard 
by a heavy sea. *MURDO, Canadians; killed in action in 
France 8th Oct., 1916; aged 28- ALEXANDER, R.F.A. 
IUURDANIE, R.N.R. (T.). (Sons of Mr Norman Maciver). 
27 MORRISON— ANGUS, R.F.A. JOHN, R.N.R. (T.). DUNCAN 
(Murdo), R.N.R. (T.). JAMES (Murdo), R.N.D.; was interned 
in Holland, holds Mons Star. (Sons of Mr Murdo Morrison). 

27b MACLENNAN— ALEXANDER, Ross Mountain Batterv. MURDO 
(John), R.N.R. (T.). 

29 MATHESON— DONALD (Malcolm), Argyll and Sutherland High- 

landers ; severely wounded and discharged in consequence. 

30 MACKAY— MURDO (Angus), Labour Corps. ANGUS, Canadians. 

DONALD, Royai Army Service Corps. 
30b SMITH— JOHN (Donald), R.N.R. (T.). JOHNNY, R.N.R. (T.) 
(Sons of Mr Donald Smith). 

31 MACKAY — *ANGUS, Quartermaster-Sergt., Royal Army Service 

Corps; accidentally killed in Egypt, 7th March, 1918; aged 49- 
NORMAN, Sergt., Durham Light Infantry. DONALD, Sergt., 
Canadians awarded the Military Medal. HUGH, R.A.M.C. 
''JOHN, Captain, Mercantile Marine; died at home on 31st Jan., 
1919 ; aged 47 ; was sailtag on Australian coast, and received his 
Master's Certificate in 1911 ; was invalided home in October, 
1916, with pulmonary trouble, and died as stated. (Sons of Mr 
Hugh Mackay). 

32 MORRISON— JOHN (Donald), R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R.T. 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 



Gallant and Daring Valtos Soldier. 



CAPT. ALEXANDER MACLEN- 
NAN, of the 16th Batt. Canadians, 
son of Mr Donald Maclennan, 24 
Valtos, and a former pupil of the Nicolson 
Institute, enlisted at the outbreak of war 
and went to France, where he was 
wounded. 

In April, 1918, he was awarded the 
Military Cross. The official ;memoran- 
dum of the award is as follows : — "During 
a raid he made repeated reconnaissances 
of the most daring and thorough nature 
on the previous nights. He made a 
careful preparation for the raid and took 
part in the attack, collecting maps and 
papers that contained valuable informa- 
tion. His courage, coolness, and persever- 
ance were a fine example to all." 

A Bar was added to his M.C. in August 
of the same year, when — 

"He played an important part in 
keeping the Battalion in proper direction 
through the dense mist of smoke. At one 
point a portion of the Battalion being 
held up by a determined machine gun, he 
crawled round through a sunken road 
alone and came on the machine gun crew 
of five from a flank, shooting them all 
with his own hand. In the last stages of 
the advance he took forward a party and 
captured a regimental headquarters with 
the regimental commander and his entire 
staff. He showed the greatest courage, 
determination and skill throughout." 




Capt. ALEX. MACLENNAN, Canadians, Valtos 
M.C. with Bar. 



VALTOS SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



241 



33 



16 
17 

18 
18 



MACKAY — * ANGUS, Gordons ; killed in action in France, 28th 
June, 1917; aged 33 years. DONALD, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr 
William Mackay). 

MACKAY— •♦KENNETH, Canadians; killed in action in Flanders, 
1st November, 1915; aged 43 years. He had served as a 
Volunteer in the South African War. (Son of Mr Donald 
Mackay). KENNETH, R.N.R.T. (Nephew of above). 

MORRISON— RODERICK, Schoolhouse, Seaforths. 



KNEEP. 



UIGEN. 

MACDONALD— DONALD (Donald), R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— MALCOLM, Sergt., Seaforth. *JOHN, R.N.R. (T.); 
diowned in the "Iolaire" disaster; aged 21 years. (Sous of Mr 
Murdo Macleod). 

MATHESON— * ANGUS, R.N.R.T.; drowned in the "Iolaire" dis- 
aster. (Son of Mr Malcolm Matheson). 

BUCHANAN— MURDO (Malcolm), R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. 



CLIFF. 

MACLENN AN— DONALD (Murdo), R.N.D. ; was interned in Hol- 
land ; holds Mons Star. 

MACLENNAN— WILLIAM, (Donald), R.N.R.T. 

MACLENNAN- -MALCOLM (John), R.N.V.R. 



1 MACLENNAN— DONALD, (Donald), Royal Scots. JOHN, Royal 

Aimy Service Corps. ANGUS, Mercantile Marine.. 

2 MACDONALD— DONALD (Murdo), R.N.R. DONALD WILLIAM, 

R.N.R.T. 

4 MACDONALD— *DONALD, Sergeant, Gordons; killed in action, 1st 

April, 1916; aged 23 years. NORMAN, R.N.R. JOHN. 
B.N.R. (Sons of Mr Murdo Macdonald). 
4b MACDONALD— *MURDO, Mercantile Marine; killed. NORMAN, 
R.N.R. (Sons of late Mr Angus Macdouald). 

5 MATHESON— MALCOLM (Donald), R.N.R.T. 

6 BUCHANAN— *JOHN, Camerons ; killed in action in France, 22nd 

July, 1916 (Son of Mr Donald Buchanan). 

8 MACRITCHIE— DONALD (Sen.), R.N.R. DONALD (Jim. I, 

R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macritchie). 

9 SMITH— WILLIAM, R.N.R. (Son of Widow Peggie Smith). 
11 MACIVER— ANGUS (Murdo), R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. 

J 2 MACIVER— MALCOLM (Alexander), R.E. JOHN C. (Donald I, 

R.N.R. 
13 MORRISON— MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. JOHN, 

R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Donald Morrison) 
13b MORRISON— *ANGUS, R.N.R.; killed. 

(Sons o<' late Mr Angus Morrison). 
13c MORRISON— KENNETH (Norman), R.N.R. 
15 MACLENNAN— DONALD (John), R.N.R. 



R.N.R.T. NORMAN, 
NORMAN, R.N.V.R 

NORMAN. R.N.R. 



JOHN, R.N.R.T.; smvivor from the "Iolaire." (Three brothers),. 




R 



TLOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Augus Macdonald, New Zealanders, Islivig ; 
died of wounds 4th Dee., 1917- 



'S?3$S$l 






f Alick James Macleod, Miavaig (formerly Ardroil), 
York and Lancaster Regiment ;. died at 
Sunderland, May 1913. 



^3&£'o 



Lieut. M. Maciver, Camerons, 5 Brenish ; 
Awarded M.M 



CROWLISTA SCHOOL DISTRICT 



(Crowlista and AircUUig.) 



Population last Census, 279 (Males, 133; Females, 146). 



CROWLISTA. 



10 



ii 

12 
12b 



NICOLSON— MURDO (Sen.), R.N.R. NORMAN, R.E. 

KENNETH, R.N.D.; was interned in Holland; holds Mons 
Star. *DONALD, Seaforths; died in hospital in France, 8th 
August, 1917; aged 26 years. *MORDO (Jun.), R.N.R.T. ; 
drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster; aged 21 years. (Sons of 
late Mr Donald Nicolson). 

MACDONALD— *JOHN, Lance-Sergt., Seaforths; killed in action 
in France, 8th November, 1914; aged 28 years. MALCOLM 
(Sen.), Seaforths; wounded in 1915 and discharged in conse- 
quence. MALCOLM (Jun.), R.N.R. ; took part in the "Car- 
mania-Cap Trafalgar" action. (Sons of Mr Donald Macdonald). 

MACLEOD — JOHN, Sergt., Seaforths; severely wounded in action; 
Military Medal. (Son of late Mr Donald Macleod). 

MACRITCHIE— DONALD, Captain, Canadians; wounded. (Son 
of late Mr Malcolm Macritchie). 

MACDONALD— RODERICK, R.N.R. *ANGUS, R.N.R.; took 
part in Falkland Islands Battle; drowned in the "Iolaire" dis- 
aster; aged 31 years. DONALD, R.A.M.C. HECTOR, Sea- 
forths; severely wounded. (Sons of Mr John Macdonald). 

MACKAY— NEIL, R.N.D.; was interned in Holland; holds Mons 
Star. JAMES, Labour Corps. NORMAN, R.N.R.T. (Sons 
of Mr Angus Mackay). 

MACLEOD— PETER, Sergt., R.G.A. ; wounded and discharged in 
1917. NORMAN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Angus Macleod). 

MACDVER — JOHN, R.N.D. ; was prisoner in Germany since fall of 
Antwerp; holds Mons Star. ANGUS, R.N.D. ; was also prisoner 
in Germany since fail of Antwerp; holds Mons Star. (Sons of 
late Mi John Maciver). 

NICOLSON— JOHN (John), R.N.R.; H.M.S. "Orarna." 

MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R.; H.M.S. "Orama." 

MACLEAN — *PETER, Australians; killed in action in France, 11th 

April, 1917, aged 40 years. RODERICK, Seaforths; severely 

wounded in action at Loos, 25th September, i915- (Sons of 

Mr Peter Macitan). 



13 MACDONALD— EWEN, R.N.R.T.; drowned in the "Iolaire" 

disaster, aged 18 years. (Nephew of Mr Malcolm Macleod). 

14 MACKAY— NEIL (Murdo), R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R.T. 

MACKENZIE— WILLIAM, R.N.R.; served some time in France 
with the Gordon Highlanders. 

14b MACKAY— MURDO, Corpl., Seaforths; killed in action 28th 
March, 1918; aged 30 years. *MALCOLM, R.N.R.; drowned in 
the "Iolaire" disaster, aged 26 years. NEIL, Royal Army Ser- 
vice Corps (Motor Transport). (Sons of Mr Donald Mackay). 

15 MACLEAN— KENNEH (Angus), R.N.R. 

16 MACDONALD— *JOHN, Petty Officer, R.N.R.; drowned in the 

"Iolaire" disaster, aged 45 years. (Son of Mr Angus Mac- 
donald). 

17 MACAULAY— JOHN J. L. John), Seaforths; served for 22 years 

with Colours and became time-expired in 1916. 

18 MACDONALD— JOHN, Quartermaster-Sergt, R.M.B.; took part 

in landing at Gallipoli PETER, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr 

Norman Macdonald). 

20 MACDONALD— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned 17th January, 1918; 
aged 28 years. DUNCAN, Seigt., Seaforths; severely wounded 
in action in France and Mesopotamia. MALCOLM, R.M.B. 
MURDO, Sergt., Seaforths; wounded in action 14th July, 1916, 
and discharged in consequence. (Sons of Mr Donald Mac- 
donald.) 

22 MATHESON— MURDO, R.N.R., survivor from H.M.S. "Hermes." 

DONALD, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Angus Macdonald). 

23 BUCHAMAN— KENNETH, R.N.R. *PETER, R.N.R.; drowned 

in the "Iolaire" disaster, aged 33 years. (Sons of Mr Donald 
Buchanan) . 

24 MATHESON— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. RODERICK, R.N.R.T.; 

took part in action of Zeebrugge. 

25 MACDONALD— JOHN M. (Angus), R.N.R.; H.M.S. "Orama." 
MACKENZIE— JOHN K., Uig Manse, Lieut., Camerons. ' (Son 

of Rev. Allan Mackenzie). 
MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, Lovat Scouts. (Brother of Rev. 
Allan Mackenzie, Uig Manse.) 



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FRASER— *DONALD M., Uig Manse, Royal Scots; killed in action 
in France, 1916; aged 25 years. (Son of Mr Duncan Fraser). 

MACKENZIE— DONALD, Corporal, Uig Lodge, Royal Engineers. 
ALEXANDER, Seaforths. (Two Sons of Mr Roderick Mac- 
kenzie). 

FINLAYSON— ALEXANDER (Alexander), Ardroil Farm, Aus- 
tialians. 

MACLEOD— MALCOLM B., Surgeon-Lieut., R.N. ; was through 
Battle of Jutland. *ALICK JAMES, York and Lancaster Regt. ; 
shell-shocked in France, March, 1918, and died suddenly at 
Sunderland, May, 1918; aged 23 years. (Sons of Mrs Macleod, 
Miavaig, formerly of Ardroil Farm). 



AIRD-UIG. 

MACLEAN— ANGUS (Angus), R.F.A. ; gassed and wounded in 
France. KENNETH, R.F.A. ; wounded. 

MACKENZIE— *MALCOLM, Machine Gun Corps; killed in action 
25th March, 1917; aged 34 years. (Son of Mr Alexander Mac- 
kenzie). 



3 MACRITCHIE— MALCOLM (Donald), R.N.R.; survivor from the 

"Iol&ire." 

4 MACRITCHIE— DONALD, R.N.R. ANGUS, Canadians (Sons 

of Mr Angus Macritchie). 

5 MACLEAN— JOHN (Murdo), R N.R. KENNETH, U.S. Army. 

6 MATHESON— MURDO (Malcolm), R.N.R. 

7 MACRITCHIE— DONALD (Norman), R.N.R.; "Carmania"— "Cap 

Trafalgar" action. PETER, R.E. NORMAN, R.N.D.; was 
interned in Holland , Holds Mpns Star. 

8 MACLEOD— *MALCOLM, Gordons ; killed in action in France, 11th 

April, 1917; aged 33 years. JOHN, R.N.R. MURDO, "Car- 
mania"— "Cap Trafalgar" action, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Donald 
Macleod). 

9 MACIVER— *DONALD (Norman), R.N.R.; drowned 12th Sept 

1918, aged 28 years. DUNCAN, Sergt., Seaforths; gassed and 
wounded; Mons Star. JOHN, Sergt., Australians; wounded and 
gassed in France. 




ISLIVIG AND MANGERSTA SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 



(Mangersta, Islivig and Brenish.) 



Population last Census, 259 (Males, 120: Females, 139). 



JOHN, Lovat Scouts. 



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10 
11 
12 



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10 



MANGHRSTA. 

MORRISON— NORMAN (Donald), R.N.R. 

MACAULAY— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MACRITCHIE— MALCOLM JOHN (Malcolm), R.N.R.T. 

MORRISON— JOHN (Peter), R.N.R. 

BUCHANAN— ALLAN (John), R.N.R. 

MORRISON— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned on H.M.S. "Jason," 

25th Feb., 1917 MALCOLM, R.N.R. 
BUCHANAN— DONALD, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— *DONALD fFiiilay), R.N.R.; drowned April 20, 1917- 
MATHESON— DONALD, R.N.R. 

MORRISON— NEIL (Norman), Lovat Scouts. DONALD, R.N.R. 
MACKAY — JOHN, Mangersta Farm, Lieutenant; came from 

Johannesburg at his own expense to enlist. FARQUHAR A., 

South African Contingent; went through German South-West 

African Campaign. 



ISLIVIG. 

MACAULAY— MURDO (DonaldL Seaforths ; wounded in action. 

MACAULAY— JOHN, R N.R. 

MACAULAY— MURDO 'Angus), R.E 

MACAULAY— *JOHN (Donald), R.N.R.; drowned when s.s. "Ken- 
more" was torpedoed, 2nd March, 1918; aged 37 years (Son 
of Mr Donald Macaulay). 

MACDONALD— ANGUS, Canadians. 

MORRISON— ANGUS, R.N.D.; was interned in Holland since fall 
of Antwerp ; holds Mons Star. NORMAN, R.N.R.T. 



BRENISH. 



1 MACLEAN— *KENNETH, New Zealand Contingent; killed in 



action 3rd October, 1916; 
Maclean). 



aged 33 years. (Son of Mr Murdo 



1 MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

2 MACAULAY— JOHN, R N.R. 

3 MACLEAN— MURDO, Gordons. JOHN, Argyll and Sutherland 

Highlanders. 

5 MACIVER— MURDO, Lieutenant, Camerons; wounded and awarded 

the Military Medal for bravery in the field. 

6 BUCHANAN— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 
8 MACKAY— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

11 BUCHANAN— MALCCLM, R.N.R.; interned in Holland. 
^MALCOLM JOHN, Camerons; killed in action in France, Sept., 
1914 ; aged 26 years. *NEIL, R.N.R. ; died at home, 1917; aged 
27- (Sons of Mr Neil Buchanan). 

14 BUCHANAN— DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.D. ; was prisoner in 
Germany since fall of Antwerp ; holds Mons Star. 

17 MORRISON— *DONALD J., Canadians; killed in action in France 

while attending wounded soldiers, 1st Oct., 1918; aged 30 years. 
(Son of Mr Ewen Morrison). 

18 MACKINNON— JOHN (Angus), Canadians; wounded. ANGUS. 

R.N.R. *MURDO, R.N.R.T. ; drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster, 
aged 18 years. Had only been six months on service. (Sons 
of Mr Cain Mackinnon). 

19 MACAULAY— DONALD, R.N.R. 

20 MORRISON— *GEORGE, R.N.R.T.; drowned in the "Iolaire" dis- 

aster, aged 21 years. Had joined voluntarily early in the 
war. (Son of Mr John Morrison). 

21 MORRISON— COLIN, R.N.R.T. 
24 MACLEOD— MURDANIE, R.N.R. 

27 BUCHANAN— MURDO, R.N.D. ; was interned in Holland; holds 

Mons Star. 

28 MORRISON— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

29 BUCHANAN— NEIL, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— *PETER, Sergt., 13th Batt. Royal Highlanders of 
Canada ; killed in action at St Julien, 24th April, 1915 ; aged 28 
years. Went into filing line in February. *ANGUS, R.N.R.; 
died of pneumonia at Bootle, October, 1918; aged 26 years. 
(Sons of Mr Donald Macleod, Bridgend). 

MACDONALD— JOHN, Hamnaway, R.N.R.T 



LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Angus Macaulay, Seaforths, 3 Lundale ; 
killed in Mesopotamia. 





*John Macaulay, R.N.R., 7 Islivi 
drowned 2nd March, 1917- 




*John Macaulay, Seaforths, 3 Lundale; 
killed 24th Oct., 1914. 




*Donald Macaulay, R.N.R., 3 Lundale, 
drowned 24th Aug., 1916- 




Angus Mackay, Gordons, 2 Carishader; 
Awarded M.M. 



*Angus Mackay, Gordons, 33 Valtos; 
died of wounds, 29th June, 1918. 



LOCHCROISTEAN SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Geshader, Enaclete, Ungishader and Carishader. ) 



(Population last Census, 279 (Males, 136; Females, 143.) 



GESHADER. 



MACLEOD— *MURDO, Seaforths ; killed in action in France, 13th 
October, 1918 ; aged 35 years. Had been resident in Glasgow 
for over 12 years. WILLIAM, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Malcolm 
Macleod). 

MACDONALD— ANGUS (John) R.N.R. ; was interned in Holland ; 
holds Mens Star. FARQUHAR, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, 

R.N.R.T. 

MACDONALD— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

MACIVER — *ANGUS, Mercantile Marine; drowned when his ship 

was torpedoed in the Bay of Biscay, 16th May, 1918 ; aged 32 

years. Had been pieviously torpedoed in the Mediterranean. 

KENNETH, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Murdo Maciver). 
MACIVER— JOHN (John), R.N.R.T. ANGUS, Merchant Service. 
MACKAY— JOHN (John;, R.N R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. ANGUS 

R.N.R.T. 

MACDONALD— KENNETH (John), R.N.R.; served for a period in 

the Camerons. 
MACLEOD— MURDO (Donald), R.N.R. 

MACRITCHIE— ANGUS, Camerons; discharged in July, 1916. 
MACLEOD— NORMAN, Camerons; discharged in September, 1916- 
10b MACLEOD— JOHN (Angus), R.N.R. 

11a MACDONALD— DONALD (Donald), Mate, R.N.R.T. PETER, 
R N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.V.R (Sons of Mr 
Donald Macdonald). 
lib MACDONALD— JOHN (William), R.N.R. 
lie MACDONALD— JOHN (John), R.N.R. 



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ENACLETE. 

1 MACLEOD— DONALD, Camerons: enlisted September, 1915. 
*JOHN Sergt., Camerons; killed in action at Loos, 25th Sept., 
1915; aged 25 years. KENNETH, R.N.R.T. DONALD. R N.R. 
(Father and three Sens). 



lb MACDONALD— ANGUS (John), Royal Scots Fusiliers; seriously 
wounded at Salonica. DONALD (John), R.N.R.; discharged in 
ill-health in 1917- 

3 MACLEOD— JOHN (John) R.N.R.T., discharged May, 1916 
MACLEOD— JOHN (Donald), Lancers; attached to Tank Corps. 

4 MORRISON— MALCOLM (Donald), R.N.R. 

6 MACDONALD— JOHN John), R.N.R.T.; discharged May, 1916 
9 MACLEOD— ANGUS (John), R.N.R. PETER, Lancers. 

CALDER— *GEORGE EDWARD, Kinlochroag, Seaforth High- 
landers; attached Machine Gun Corps; wounded in Flanders, 
March, 1918, and died in hospital in Sunderland, May, 1918- 
aged 31 years. (Son of Mr John Calder). 



UNGISHAER. 

1 MACLEOD— JOHN R.N.R. ANGUS, Seaforths 

lb MORRISON— MALCOLM (Murdo), R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. 

2 SMITH— DONALD, R.N.R.; H.M.S. "Orama". 

3 MACLEAN— JOHN (Angus), R.N.D. ; was prisoner in Germany 

since fall of Antwerp; holds Mons Star. PETER, Seaforth. 



CARISHADER. 

MACNEILL— *WILLIAM, Lance-Sergt., 1st Seaforths; killed in 
action in Flanders, 9th May, 1915 I aged 27 years. Had served 
9 years with the Seaforths in India (Medal and Clasp) ; was 
awarded the D.C.M. for his gallantry at Givenchy and was also 
awarded Russian Cross of the Order of St George (4th Class). 
*MALCOLM, Lance-Corpl., 2nd Field Company, New Zealand 
Engineers; killed in action in France, 29th August, 1918; aged 
34 years. (Sons of late Mr William Macneill). 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR 






*Donald J. Morrison, 17 Brenish ; 
killed 1st October, 1918- 



•Kenneth Maclean, New Zealanders, 1 Brenish.; 
killed 3rd October, 1916 



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killed in action in France, September, 1914- 



*Keil D. Buchanan, R.N.R., H Brenish; 
died at home, 1917 



LOCHCROISTEAN SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



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2 MACK AY— ANGUS (Hugh), Gordons; was twice wounded and 

awarded the Military Medal; also holds Mons Star. DONALD, 
R.N.R 

3 BUCHANAN— MALCOLM (Duncan), R.N.R. 

6 MACDONALD— ANGUS (Angus), R.N.R.; discharged through ill- 

health ; 

7 MORRISON— DONALD (Angus), R.N.R.; H.M.S. "Orama." 



8 MACLEOD— KENNETH (Donald), Sergt., Seaforths; wounded in 
action. MURDO, Seigt., Seaforths; seriously gassed. DONALD, 
R.N.R. JOHN. Labour Corps. 

11 MACNEILL— ANGUS, R.N.R ; discharged through ill-health in 

1917. 

12 MACDONALD— MALCOLM (Angus), Camerons; discharged in 

September, 1916. 
MACDONALD— JOHN (Malcolm), Gordons. ANGUS, Cycle Corps. 



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CRULIVIG SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Oulivig, Earshadcr and Lundale.) 



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Population last Census, 166 (Males, 84; Females, 85) 



CRULIVIG. 



1 MACLEOD— *MALCOLM, Camerons ; killed in action, 25th Oct., 
1915- KENNETH JOHN, R.N.R.T. 

3 MACINNES— DUNCAN. R.N.R. ALEXANDER, Australians 

4 MACKAY— MALCOLM W., Seaforths ; wounded. 

5 MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R.T. NORMAN, R.N.R. JAMES, 

Seaforths. 

5b MACKAY— NORMAN, U.S. Army. MURDO, U.S. Army, 

MALCOLM, Seaforths; wounded in action. 

6 FERGUSON— ANGUS, Sergt., Canadians; wounded and taken 

prisoner at St Julien; had left leg amputated at thigh; was 
exchanged in 1915 for German prisoner of war. FINLAY, 
R.N.R. *JOHN, U.S. Army; killed in action ill France, 1918- 
•KENNETH, Seaforths; died of wounds, December, 1917 

MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. 



EARSHADER. 



1 SMITH-KENNETH, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R.T. 



LUNDALE. 



3 MACAULAY— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned when H.M. armed 

boarding-vessel "Duke of Albany" was torpedoed, 24th August, 
1916- aged 30 years. *JOHN, Seaforths; killed m action m 
Flanders" 24* October, 1914; aged 22 years. -ANGUS 1st 
Seaforths; killed in action in Mesopotamia. (Sons ot Mr 
Norman Macaulay). 

4 MACDONALD-JOHN, R.A.M.C. ANGUS, Seaforths. MURDO. 

Seaforths. 

5 MACLEOD-* ANGUS, Lance-Corpl., Seaforths; killed in action, 

6 10th December, 1917; aged 36 years. KENNETH R.N.R. 
DONALD Seaforths . wounded. MALCOLM, Sergt., Seaforths , 
wounded 'and gassed. NORMAN. R.N.R.T. ^RODERICK Sea- 
forths" killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, 10th March, 1915, 
aged 19 years. DUNCAN JOHN, Mercantile Marine. (Sons of 
Mr Donald Macleod). 

6 MACDONALD— KENNETH, R.N.R. 



PARISH OF LOCHS. 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Duncan Mackay, Camerons, 5 Achmore ; 
killed 22nd Dec, 1914. 




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Finlay Maciean, Black Watch, 4 Lochganvich; 
lost right leg and had right hand perman- 
ently incapacitated. 



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*Murdo Mackay, Camerons, 2 Achmore' 
killed 22nd Dec, 1914- 




•John Mackay, Canadians, 5 Achmore; killed 
26th August, 1918- 



Daniel Maciver, Shoeing Smith, Scottish Horse 
and Inniskillin Dragoons, lb Lochganvich. 



ACHMORE SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Achmore, Lochganvich and Cleascro,) 



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Population last Census. 202 (Males, 91; Females, 111.) 



THIS School District, with a male population of 91, had 27 
men on service during the war, a percentage of nearly 30. 
It is worthy of note that although the townships in the 
Achmore area are, among the hundred villages of Lewis, the 
only ones not situated on or near the sea shore, nearlv half of 
the men serving were in the Royal Naval Reserve. Another 
notable fact is that the little band of Achmore men included 
four Colonials from widely scattered parts of the world, two 
from Canada, one from South Africa and one from Australia. 
Those fighting in the land forces saw service in the various 
theatres of the war and not a few laid down their lives. 
Among the war-broken men who returned to their homes an 
outstanding case is that of Finlay Maclean, 4 Lochganvich, 
who served with the Black Watch and sustained terrible 
injures at Salonica. In a night attack he was twice wounded, 
and had to have his right leg amputated, while his right hand 
was partly blown away and his left shoulder damaged. 
Dragging his smashed limb, this hero made his way back over 
a mile of broken country to the dressing station, and after 
receiving first aid there, attempted to make further back to 
the field hospital. He, however, fainted outside the dressing 
station and was conveyed by a stretcher bearer party to 
hospital, where his leg had to be amputated. The district lost 
seven men, all of them from Achmore village, out of 19 men 
serving, which must be among the highest percentage of 
casualties in the Island of Lewis. Croft No. 5 sent three men 
to the service of the King, and all three laid down their lives, 
namely, Duncan Mackay, of the Camerons, who was killed in 
Prance in December, 1914, his brother John, who served with 
the Seaforths and died in Mesopotamia in May, 1915 : also 
their cousin. Donald Smith, who perished in the "lolaire" 
-disaster 



ACHMORE, 



1 MA on KA Y;;T,? RMAN - Cam « on ^ killed December, 1 9 1 4 • aged 

?* ^ ,' R - N ' R - ; SaVed fr ° m " M ^e." (on f M 
John Mackay). 

2 MA CKAY-*MURDO, Camerons; killed 22nd December, l 9l4 

NEIL, Camerons. (Sons of Mr Norman Mackay) 

MACKAY-HENRY, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Angus Mackay,. 

3 MA ^ A yr* M ^° LM ' R - NR - ; lost with H -M.S. "Triumph" 

25th May, 1915. ,Son of the late Mr Malcolm Mackay). 

5 SMITH-*DONALD, R.N.R. ; lost in "Iolaire" disaster; aged 27 

years Had been in the R.N.R. before the war; served abroad 
for a considerable time on merchant ships. (Son of Mr Tohn 
Smith) . J 

MACKAY-*JOHN, Seaforths; died of malaria in Mesopotamia, 
May, 1915; aged 23 years. *DUNCAN, Camerons; killed 22nd 
December, 1914. (Sons of late Mr'Murdo Mackay and cousins 
or above). 

6 B1ACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 'MALCOLM N., R.N.R. ANGUS, 

South African Contingent; seriously wounded. *JOHN, Cana- 
dians; killed 26th August, 1918; 36 years. (Four Sons' of Mr 
Neil Mackay). 

7 MACKAY— RODERICK, Seaforths. (Son of late Mr Malcolm 

Mackay). 

8 MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R. (Son of late Mr Alex. Mac- 

donald). 

MORRISON— ALEX. M., R.M.B. (Son of Mr Norman Morrison). 

9 MACKAY— JOHN, H.L.I. (Son of late Mr Angus Mackay). 

16 MACKAY— JOHN, Gordon Highlanders ; awarded M.M. for bravery 
on the field. (Son of the late Mr Alex. Mackay). 

24 MACINNES— PETER, Australians. (Sou of the late Mr Norman 
Macinnes). 



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LOCHGANVICH. 

MACIVER— MURDO, Seaforths. (Son of late Mr Evander Mac- 
iver) . 

lb MACIVER— DANIEL, shoeing-smith, 3/1 Scottish Horse, attached 
Inniskillin Dragoons. 

4 MACLEAN— F INLAY, Black Watch; went to Salonica 1916; 
wounded May, 1917. lost his right leg and had his right hand 
incapacitated, and left shoulder damaged; was twice wounded 
the same night; walked back for over a mile to first dressing- 
station, thence conveyed to hospital, where his leg had to be 
amputated. (Son of Mr Angus Maclean). 



5 MACIVER— KENNETH, Canadians; severely wounded in leg and 
arm. NORMAN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Norman Maciver). 



CLEASCRO. 

1 SMITH— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

15 MACARTHUR— MURDO, R.N.R. 

20 MACINNES— ALLAN, Seaforths; wounded. 
Macinnes) . 



(Son of Mr Donald 




GRIMSHADER SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Population last Census, 233 [Males, 109 ; Females, 124). 



THE village of Grimshader, with a population of 109 males, 
gave 42 men tc the service of King and Country in the 
war. As in probably all other districts of the island the 
great majority served on sea — in the case of Grimshader 37 
out of 42. Our men were early in the fight; Malcolm Mac- 
donald (No. 3) and John Mackenzie (No. 12b) took part in 
the successful action of H.M.S. "Carmania'' against the 
enemy cruiser "Cap Trafalgar" : Evander Macrae (No. 5) and 
Kenneth Maclean (No. 15) formed part of the crew of H.M.S. - 
"Orama," which was largely composed of Lewismen. They 
shared in the credit of sinking the German cruiser "Dresden.'.' 
Several Grimshader men were in the R.N. Division that 
rushed to the defence ci Antwerp, and three of them were 
interned in Holland after that city fell. The most note- 
worthy fact in Grimshader's record is that it alone of all the 
Lewis villages came through the whole of the war till the 
Armistice without the loss of a single life. Alas! when an 
end of hostilities had come, and a feeling of security had taken 
possession of ail hearts, came the "Iolaire" disaster, in which 
two of our men lost their lives, namely, Malcolm Macleod 
(No. 3) and John Macaulay (No. lib). 



GRIMSHADER. 

1 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, 1st Seaforth ; served 17 months in 

France. 1\ years in Mesopotamia. Thrice wounded. Holds 
Mon? Star 

MONTGOMERY— MURDO, R.N.R. 

3IACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.C.V.R. JOHN, R.N.R.T.; was once 
torpedoed. DONALD, R N.R.T. 

2 MACKINNON— DONALD, R.N.R.T. , 

3 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, R.N.R.; took part in the "Carmania" 
— "Cap Trafalgar" action. JOHN, R.N.R.; was torpedoed once. 

3 MACLEOD— *MALCOLM, R.N.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire" dis- 
aster 



5 MACRAE-EVANDER, R.N.R.; took part in the sinking of the 
German cruiser "Dresden." Served on HMS "Orama" 
NORMAN, R.N.R DONALD, C.P.O., R.N.,; served on H M S 
Lord Nelson at bombardment of the Dardanelles KENNETH 
R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Kenneth Macrae). 
5b MACRAE— RODERICK (John), R.N.R. 
6 MACKENZIE— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

8 MACLEOD-JOHN MURDO, R.N.R.; twice'torpedoed. GEORGE 

9 MACKENZIE-JOHN, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. ; took part 

m the Battle of Jutland. COLIN, R.N.R. 

MACKENZIE-JOHN MURDO, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Roderick 
Mackenzie). 

10 MACAUL AY-DUNCAN, Corpl., Australian Flying Corps; 

wounded. ALEXANDER, Winnipeg Rifles; wounded in 
action. MALCOLM, R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. (Sons of 
Mr Kenneth Macaulay) . 

10b MACKENZIE— MURDO, R.N.R. NEIL, Corpl., H.L.I. DONALD 
A.S.C- 

11 MACAULAY— JOHN, R.N.D. ; was interned in Holland since fall 

of Antwerp. Holds Mons Star ANGUS, R.N.R. (Sons of 
Murdj Macaulay). 
lib MACAULAY— *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster. 
MACAULAY— ANGUS. R.N.R. (Son of Mr John Macaulay). 

12 MACKENZIE— COLIN G., R.N.R.T.. (Son of Mr Colin Mac- 

kenzie) . 

12b MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER (John), R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R.; 
took part in the "Carmania" — "Cap Trafalgar" action, Sept. 
14th, 1914, was also torpedoed. 

13 MACKENZIE— RODERICK (John), R.N.R.; was interned in Hol- 

land since fall of Antwerp. Holds Mons Star. MURDO A., 
R N.R. 
13b MACKENZIE— ALLAN. R.N.D; took part in defence of Antwerp, 
but was among those who escaped across to England. Holds 
Mons Star. JOHN M., R.F.A. 

14 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Murdo Mackenzie). 
MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. 

MORRISON— JOHN, R.N.R. 

15 MACLEAN— KENNETH, Petty Officer, R.N.R. ; took part in the 

destiuction of The ''Dresden" on board H.M.S. "Orama." 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*Donald Nicolson, 4 Leurbost, taken 

prisoner December 1914; died in 

Germany. 






*Bom. Alex. Mackenzie, R.M.B., 4 
Crossbost; killed 2nd May, 1914- 



*Ken. J. Macleod, R N.R., 7 Raer- 
inish; killed 14th Sept., 1914. 







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*John Mackenzie, R.N.R., 14 Leurbost; killed 
at the gun while fighting a submarine in the 
Mediterranean, May, 1918. 



obert Mackenzie, R.N.R., 26 Crossbost; 
died in hospital, 15th April, 1918. 




*Donald J. Mackenzie, Seaforths, 44 

Leurbost; died of gas poisoning 

13th June, 1915. 




*Robert Paterson, Seaforths, 17 Leurbost; killed 
October, 1915- 



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» ■ * • * 



(Raerinish and Crossbost.) 



Population last Census, 780 (Males, 379; Females, 401) 



THIS district includes the townships of Raerinish and 
Crossbost. The total number of men who saw service 
during the war was 232 or nearly 30 per cent, of the 
population as at last census. The fatalities 
amounted in Raerinish to 28 and 
in Crossbost to 10, or 18.8, and 12 
per cent, respectively of the men engaged. 
There were five cases of families having 
five sons each on service at the same time. 
These were the sons of the late Duncan 
Macleod, 7 Raerinish, the late Angus Mac- 
leod, 1 Raerinish ; the late John M<acleod, 
18 Raerinish ; the late Torquil Macleod, 42 
Raerinish, whose two sons-in-law were en- 
gaged, and Murdo Mackinnon, 8 Raerinish. 
One of the most distressing deaths was 
that of John Macieod, 33 Raerinish, of the 
Royal Navy, and, at the outbreak of the 
war a. Coastguardsman at Stornoway, who 
was bayonetted by a sentinel at North 
Berwick through some mischance in the 
earlv months of the War. John Macleod 
was one who impressed all with whom he 
came in contact as a sailor who typified in 
an extraordinary degree the dauntless 
spirit of the British Navy. Other losses 
quickly followed. A Raerinish man, 
Kenneth Macleod, 7 Raerinish, fell in the 
duel between the "Carmania" and the 
"Cap Trafalgar," and a Crossbost man, 
Alex. Mackenzie, 4 Crossbost, was the first 
man of the Lewis Mountain Battery to 

fall. . , 

As the war went on men who had been born m the district 




Mr A. G. BURNS, Fidig^ry Schoolhouse. 



joined up from North America, South America, and Aus- 
tralia. It was touching to read letters from some of these to 
their parents communicating their intention, and explaining 
that they considered it their duty to "do 
their bit." Long may our country breed 
such sons ! As remarkable a case as any 
of these was that of Roderick Thomson, 29 
Raerinish, who left Fidigary School in 
September at the age of fourteen, entered 
the Nicolson Institute, obtained the Inter- 
mediate Certificate in April, joined the 
Army three months later, and in three 
months more was in the trenches in France 
at the age of fifteen. 

Several men belonging to the district 
were interned in Holland at the time of 
the capture of Antwerp by the Germans, 
four more at least were prisoners in Ger- 
many, two of whom were forced to work in 
the trenches on the German front against 
the Russians. Another of the four made 
his escape from Germany to Holland, at 
the third attempt, and just prior to the 
Armistice. Tins was Murdo Macmillan, 
17 Crossbost, and he was accompanied by 
an Australian and a Londoner. They tra- 
velled by night and hid by day, and after 
suffering many hardship succeeded in 
getting across the frontier. The fourth, 
who was a wounded prisoner, lay for a 
considerable time in an hospital in Ger- 
many, and on his recovery was transferred to Saxony, and 
there employed under a farmer in agricultural work. His 



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was the most favourable fate, and he succeeded in winning the 
esteem of the farmer, his wife, and family. He relates how 
the farmer's wife wept over the dethronement of the Kaiser. 

Perhaps the event of the actual war which created the 
greatest sensation in the district was the first report of the 
Battle of Jutland. This was natural, seeing our population 
is, to such a large extent, sea- faring. Second only to this in 
the effect produced was the near approach to Paris in 1914, 
and again in 1918. 

But the sensation caused by these events, great as they 
were, paled by comparison with the dumb stupefaction, the 
utter collapse that took away all men's breath when the tragic 
story di the loss of the "lolaire," on the 1st of January, 1919, 
began to get abroad. What man living in Lewis can ever 
forget that fatal New Year's morning ! Beautiful and touching 
in the extreme were the lines "Home at Last," appearing in 
the following issue of the ' 'Stornoway Gazette," and expressing 
in fitting language the thoughts that filled all our hearts when 
that most melancholy of the war's events took place. 

It is not possible within the brief space which the editor of 
this book can allow to enter more fully into details that mainly 
concern the district, but we may be allowed to express the 
gratitude which we must all feel to the soldiers and sailors 
who have returned home for their valiant defence of their 
country ; our resolve to hold for ever our heroic dead in grateful 
memory, and by our efforts to establish a nation in righteous- 
ness to prove that these sacrifices have not been made in vain ; 
and our sympathy with their sorrowing friends, whose chief 
consolation must be that Britain's sons have fallen in as just 
and noble a cause as any for which a nation ever drew the 

sword. 

A. G. BURNS. 

Schoolhouse, Fidigary. 



RAERINISH. 

1 MACLEOD— LOUIS, R.N.R. ; discharged. ANGUS, R.N.R.; 
dischaiged DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN M'D., Sergt., Seaforths. 
ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (Sons of the late Mr Angus Macleod). 

1 MACLEOD— MURDO iMurdo), R.N.R. (T.). 

2 MACLEOD— DONALD (Angus), R.N.R. MURDO (Angus), Petty 

Officer, R.N.R. DONALD (William), Leading Seaman, R.N.R, 
(Ccusin of above). 

3 MACDONALD— ANGUS, R.N.R.; holds 1914 Star. JOHN M., 

R.N.R. (T.). COLIN, R.N.R. (T.) ; saved from the "lolaire." 
(Sons of Mr Roderick Macdonald). 

3 MACDONALD— ANGUS, Mercantile Marine Reserve. *FINLAY, 

R.N.R.; killed by explosion, 28th Nov., 1917, aged 19- (Father 
and Son). 

4 MACLEAN— DUNCAN, R.N.R. (T.). 

5 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. (T.). 

6 MACLEOD— NORMAN, Leading Seaman, R.N.R 

7 MACLEOD— JOHN, Canadians. *MURDO, Canadians; killed in 

action at the Somme, 7th June, 1916, aged 30- MALCOLM, 
Canadians; severely wounded, May, 1916- DUNCAN, R.N.R.; 
holds 19i4 Star. ALEXANDER J., Argyll and Sutherland 
Highlanders. (Sons of late Mr Duncan Macleod). 
7b MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.C.V.R. NORMAN, R.N.R. *KENNETH 
J, R.N.R.; killed in the "Carmani'a"-"Cap Trafalgar" action, 
14th Sept., 1914, aged 19- MALCOLM, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 
Colin Macleod). 

8 MACKINNON— RODERICK, R.G.A. *MURDO, Canadians; killed 

in action in France, 19th Hay, 1916- JOHN, R.N.C.V.R. 
MALCOLM, R.N.D. , prisoner in Germany since fall of Antwerp; 
1914 Star, worked as prisoner in German trenches on Russian 
Front. JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Murdo Mackinnon). 
8b MACKINNON— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. *JOHN M., Seaforths ; 
killed in action in Mesopotamia, 22nd Feb., 1917. MURDO, 
R.N.R. (X.). (Sons of Mr John Mackinnon). 

9 MACKINNON— NORMAN, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R.; saved from 

the "lolaire." (Sons of TWr Murdo Mackinnon). 
9 MACAULAY— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

10 MONTGOMERY— JOHN, Seaforths; 1914 Star. 

11 MACLEOD— NEIL, Seaforths; twice wounded; holds Mons Star. 

*DONALD, Seaforths; killed in action in Mesopotamia, 25th 
April, 1916, aged 19; holds Mons Star. NORMAN, R.N.R. 
(Sons of Mr John Macleod). 
13 NICOLSON— DONALD, R.N.R.; holds Mons Star. WILLIAM, 
R.N.R *FINLAY, Seaforths; killed in action in France, 22nd 



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Dec , 1914, aged 19; held Mons Star. JOHN, R.N.R. (T.) (Sons 
of Mr Murdo Nicolson). 

13 MACKINNON— *JOHN, Lovat Scouts; killed in action in France, 

14th Sept.. 1918. 

14 MACLEOD— RODERICK, R.N.R. *JOHN, Seaforths; killed in 

action in Mesopotamia, 13th April, 1916- (.Sons of the late 
Mr Macleod). 

15 MACKINNON— *NORMAN, Australians; killed in action in France, 

4th June, 1917 ; aged 28 years. *COLIN, R.N.R. ; killed when 
his ship was mined, 21st February, 1916- (Sons of Mr 
Kenneth Mackinnon). 

16 MONTGOMERY— DONALD (Roderick), Sergt., Seaforths; twice 

wounded, holds Mons Star. ANGUS (John), R.N.R. 
MONTGOMERY— DONALD, R.N.R. COLIN, R.N.R.T. (Father 
and Son). 

17 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. 

18 MACLEOD— ANGUS, K.N.R. MALCOLM, Australians. RODK, 

R.N.R JOHN, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R.T. (Sons of late Mr 
John Macleod). 

19 MACLEOD— *JOHN, R.N.R.; killed, or drowned when his ship was 

torpedoed 7th April, 1918- (Son of Mr Malcolm Macleod). 
MONTGOMERY— MURDO, R.N.R. 

20 NICOLSON— DONALD (Murdo), R.N.T. 

NICOLSON— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned when his ship was 
torpedced, 20th April, 1917. WILLIAM, R.N.R. *MALCOLM, 
R.N.R. ; was through "Carmania" — "Cap Trafalgar" action. 
Drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster. DONALD, R.N.R. (Sons 
of Mr John Nicolson) 

20 MONTGOMERY— MURDO, R.N.R. 

21 NICOLSON— nviI.LIAM, Australians; killed in action in France, 

3rd September, 1916. *DONALD, 1st Seaforths; killed in 
action in Mesopotamia, 7th January, 1916 ; held Mons Star. 
DONALD, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Roderick Nicolson). 
21b MACKINNON— JOHN, R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. 

21 MACLEOD— *ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire" 

disaster. 

22 MACLEOD— COLIN, Canadians. *NORMAN, R.N.R.; drowned 

through the toipedoing of his ship, 1st June, 1918- (Sons of 
Mr Noiman Macleod). 
22b MACLEAN— NORMAN, R.N.R. GEORGE, R.N.D. ; taken 

prisonei at fall of Antwerp ; holds Mons Star ; worked as 
prisoner in German trenches on Russian front. (Sons of Mr 
Finlav Macleod;. 

23 MACDONALD— ANGUS, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. MALCOLM, 

R.N.R. ALEXANDER J., R.N.R.T. (Father and Two Sons). 



23b 
23c 
24 
26 

27 
30 
31 
32 
33 

35 



36 



36b 

37 

39 



MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R. *DONALD, R.N.R.T.; drowned 
m the "Iolaire" disaster. ANGUS, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr 
John Macdonald). 

MACKINNON— KENNETH, 
Scouts : killed in action in 
Mackinnon). 

NICOLSON— RODERICK 



Australians. *DONALD, Lovat 

France. (Sons of late Mr Malcolm 



J. 



ANGUS, R.N.R. ; saved 



R.N.R 

from the "Iolaire." MURDO, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R.T. 
MACLEOD— RODERICK, Canadians. 
MACSWEEN— NORMAN, Leading Seaman, R.N.C.V.R. JOHN, 

Leading Signalman, R.N.C.V.R. DONALD, R.N.R. NEIL] 

Royal Army Veterinary Corps , holds Mons Star. (Sons of late 

Mr Donald Macs ween j. 

MONTGOMERY— NEIL, R.N.R. NORMAN, R.N.R.T. (Sons of 

Mr Roderick Montgomery). 
MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. NEIL, Leading Seaman, R.N.R.; 

awarded the D.S.M.. (Sons of late Mr Donald Macleod). 
MACLEOD— *JOHN, Mercantile Marine Reserve; drowned in the 

"Iolaire" disaster. (Son of Mr Wm. Macleod). 

MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.N.R. RODERICK, R.N.R.T. (Sons 
late Mr Angus Mackenzie). 

MACLEOD— *JOHN, Leading Seaman, Coastguard Branch, R.N. ; 
killed by misadventure at Berwick, 24th September, 1914; aged 
40 years. MALCOLM, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Kenneth Mac- 
leod). 

MACRAE— ALEXANDER, R.N.R.T. DONALD, Leading Seaman, 
R.N.R.; saved from the "Iolaire"; JOHN, R.N.R.T. (Father 
and two Sons). 

MACKENZIE— *ALEXANDER, Camerons; killed in action in 
France, 1917. 

MARTIN— ROBERT, Mercantile Marine Reserve. (Son of Mr 
Alex. Martin). 

NICOLSON— RODERICK. R.N.R.; saved from the "Iolaire." (Son 
of late Mr John Nicolson). 

MONTGOMERY— RODERICK, R.N.R.T. (Sou of Mr John Mont- 
gomery). 

MONTGOMERY— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Angus Mont- 
gomery) . 

MONTGOMERY— JOHN, R.N.R.; saved from the "Iolaire." NEIL, 

Royal Scots; wounded. (Sons of late Mr Norman Montgomery |. 
MACLEOD— DONALD, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. (Son of Mr 

Roderick Macleod). 
MACLEOD— RODERICK, R.A.M.C. ; holds Mons Star. DONALD, 

Cpl., R.M.B. ; wounded at the Dardanelles. ROBERT ALLAN, 

R.N.R.T. (Sons of late Mr Donald Macleod). 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 





*Murdo Macinnes, Seaforths, 5 Crossbost; killed * Alex - Maciver, R.N.R., 26 Leurbost; drowned 

25th April, 1915. 3rd Februar y. 1915. 




♦Murdo MackerTz e, R.N.R., 45 Crossbost; 
lost at sea with H.M.S. "Mansuri," Nov., 1916- 





'Finlay Nicolson, 13 Raerinish ; killed 
22nd Dec, 1914. 




♦John Maeleod, Coastguard, 33 Raerinish; killed 
by misadventure 24th September, 1914. 



*Nonnan Mackinnou, Australians, 15 Raerinish ; 
killed in action 4th June, 1918- 



FIDIGARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



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39b MACLEOD— RODERICK, Mercantile Marine Reserve. *DONALD, 
Gordons; killed in action in France, 23rd March, 1916, aged 18. 
ALEXANDER J., R.N.R. (T.V (Sons of Mr Angus Macleod). 

40 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. JOHN, deckhand, R.N.R.(T.), 

(Father and Son). 

41 MACAULAY— NORMAN, R.N.D.; was interned in Holland since 

fall of Antwerp , holds Mons Star. NEIL, R.N.R. *DONALD, 
R.N.R.(T.), drowned in "Iolaire" disaster. (Sons of Mr 

Malcolm Macaulay). 

41b MACDONALD— EBENEZER, R.N.D.; was interned in Holland 
since fall of Antwerp; holds Mons Star DONALD F., R.N.R.; 
holds Mons Star. (Sons of late Mr Murdo Macdonald). 

42 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R.; was in "Carmania"-"Cap Trafalgar" 

action. ANGUS, R.N.R. (Sons of late Mr Malcolm Macleod). 
42b MACLEOD— WILLIAM, R.N.R. ANGUS. JOHN, R.N.R.; holds 
Mons Star. DONALD, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R. (T.) (Five 
Sons of Mr Torquil Macleod). 

43 MACLEOD— * ANGUS, CpL, Seaforths; killed in action at Neuve 

Chapelle, 25th April, 1915, aged 25; had served five years in 
the Army in India. DONALD, Sergt., Canadians. *ALLAN, 
R.N.R.; drowned in ''Iolaire" disaster; held Mons Star. (Sons 
of Mr Leod Macleod). 
43b MACLEOD— FINLAY (John), Coastguard, Royal Navy. 

44 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. DONALD W., R.N.R. MURDO, 

R.N.R.; three times torpedoed. (Sons of late Mrudo Macleod). 

45 MACKENZIE— *MURDO, Leading Seaman Gunner, R.N.R ; lost 

with his ship, 17th Sept., 1916- (Son of Mr Alex. Mackenzie). 

46 MACLEOD— DONALD, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. *FINLAY, 

Signalman, R.N.R. ; killed when his ship was mined off Dover, 
18th Sept., 1917- NEIL, Mercantile Marine Reserve. (Sons of 
Mr Roderick Macleod). 

47 MACDONALD— DUNCAN, R.N.R. (Son of late John Macdonald). 



CROSSBOST. 

1 KENNEDY— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of John). MURDO, R.N.R. 

ANGUS. R.N.R. (Sons of Murdo). 

2 *MACLEOD— DONALD, Leading Deckhand, R.N.R. (T.) ; drowned 

in the "Iolaire' disaster. (Son of late Mr Malcolm Macleod). 
2 MACARTHUR— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (T.) 
4 MACKENIE— *ALEXANDER, Bombardier, R.M.B. ; killed in 

action at Daidanelles, 2nd May, 1915, aged 22; was one of those 



who landed at Dardanelles on 25th April; was the first member 
of the Battery to fall. (Son of John). 

5 MACINNES— DONALD, R.N R. JOHN, R.N.R.(T.) 

5b MACINNES— MURDO, Seaforths; killed in action in France, 25th 
April, 1915; aged 24 years; held Mons Star. ANGUS, 
Camerons; holds Mons Star. DONALD, R.N.R. (Sons of 
Widow Catherine Macinnes) . 

6 MACMILLAN— * ANGUS J., Canadians; died 25th April, 1920, from 

effects of gas. JOHN, Canadians. (Sons of Mr Donald Mac- 
millan) . 

7 MACAULAY— *GEORGE, Australians; killed in action in France, 

27th July, 1916. NORMAN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Roderick 
Macaulay) . 
7b MACAULAY— NORMAN, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; holds 
Mons Star (Sons of Mr Donald Macaulay). 

8 MACLEOD— RODERICK, R.N.R.T. DONALD, R.N.R.T. 

(Father and Son). 
MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R.T. DONALD, R.N.R. (Brothers 
and brothers of Roderick above). 

10 MACLEAN— DONALD. (Son of Mr Neil Maclean). 

11 MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

12 MACKENZIE— RODERICK, R.N.R. 
MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

13 MACLEOD— RODERICK, R.N.R. *JOHN, Mercantile Marine 

Reserve; drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster. ANGUS, Cana- 
dians (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macleod). 
13b MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 
FERGUSON— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

14 MACAULAY— ANGUS, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (Sons 

of Mr John Macaulay). 
FERGUSON— ANGUS, Lemreway, R.N.R. 

15 MACKENZIE— *MURDO, Leading Seaman, R.N.R.; died in Nov., 

1919. (Son of late Mr Donald Mackenzie). 

16 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. RODERICK, Mercantile 

Marine Reserve. (Father and Son). 
16b MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. RODERICK, R.N.R. JOHN, 

R.N.R.T. (Father and two Sons). 

17 MACMILLAN— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R. 

MURDO, Canadians; was prisoner in Germany; made his 
escape on third attempt sometime before the Armistice and 
reached Holland. DONALD, R.N.R. 

18 MACKENZIE— *DANIEL, R.N.R.; killed when his ship was mined, 

January, 1918. (Son of Mr Roderick Mackenzie). 



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18b MACKENZIE— MURDO, R.N.R.; saved from the "Iolaire." 
JOHN, Canadian Army Medical Corps; killed in action in 
France, August, 1916. (Sons of Mr John Mackenzie). 

19 MACKENZIE— KENNETH A., R.N.R. DONALD, R.N.R. (Sons 

of late Mr Donald Mackenzie). 

]9b MACKENZIE— RODERICK, R.N.R. *DUGALD K., Canadians; 
killed in action in France, 1916. (Sons of Mr Roderick Mac- 
kenzie). 

20 MACKENZIE— RODERICK, Leading Seaman, R.N.R.; awarded 

the Distinguished Service Medal. (Son of late Mr John Mac- 
kenzie). 

21 MACATJ1 AY— JOHN, R.N.R. NORMAN, Leading Seaman, 

R.N.R. (Sons of late Mr John Maeaulay). 

22 MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. Was in "Carmania"— "Cap 

Trafalgar" action. NEIL. Canadians. "JOHN, R.N.R.; died 

at home. (Sons of Mr Murdo Macdonald). 

22 Macdonald— robert, r.n.r. 

MACDONALD— MURDO J., R.N.R. (Son of Mr John Macdonald). 

23 MACDONALD— NEIL, R.N.R JAMES, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr 

Norman Macdonald) 

23b KENNEDY— MURDO, Canadians; wounded in 1918. ANGUS, 
R.N.R. JAMES, Gordons; twice wounded; leg amputated. 
Holds Mons Star. (Sons of Mr Roderick Kennedy). 

24 MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.N.R. ALEXANDER D., R.N.R.T. 

(Sons of late Mr John Mackenzie). . 

26 MACKENZIE— DONALD, Canadians. ALEXANDER, Scots 

Guards; holds Mons Star. *ROBERT, R.N.R.; died on service 



in Lame Hospital, Ireland, 15th April, 1918; aged 29 years. 
(Sons of Mrs Kenneth Mackenzie). 

27 MORRISON- -MURDO, R.N.R. (Son of late Mr Alex. Morrison) 

28 MACKENZIE— EBENEZER, R.N.R. (Son of late Mr Kenneth 

Mackenzie). 

30 MACKENZIE— MURDO, R.N.R. 

31 MACLEOD— RODERICK, Canadians; wounded. JOHN, R.N.R. 

(Sons of late Mr John Macleod). 

32 MACKENZIE— RODERICK, R.N.R.T. DONALD, Canadians. 

33 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. RODERICK, Mercantile 

Marine Reserve. (Father and Son). 

MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, Leading Seaman, R.N. JOHN, 

Australians. DONALD, Seaforths. (Crossbost Schoolhouse) . 

MACKENZIE— DONALD, Sergt., St John's Ambulance Bgde., 1st 
Canadian Contingent. In 1917, when Wardmaster in Thornton 
Heath Hospital, Siirrey, was presented with an illuminated 
address and writing case by 300 patients; in 1918, when Ward- 
maste-: in Croydon Hospital, Surrey, was presented with £70 
War Bonds by the Orderlies ; and on demobilization in Canada, 
was presented by the St John's Ambulance men with a gold 
watch and chain as a recognition of good services done among 
them overseas, and at the same time was thanked by the 
Commissioner of Ontario to St John's Ambulance. (Son of the 
late Mr Donald Mackenzie, Maryhill). 

MACLEOD— JOHN, Labour Corps. MURDO A., Ross Mountain 
Battery. MALCOLM, Royal Scots Fusiliers. (Sons of Mr 
John Macleod, Maryhill). 




LEURBOST SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Population last Census, 673 (Males, 320: Females, 353). 



LEURBOST, in common with the other villages of Lewis, 
has just cause to be proud of the share taken by her 
gallant sons in the memorable struggle with a fierce and 
unscruptilous foe. At the first call in August, 1914, fully 
one hundred men rushed to the post of 
duty, and in a short time over 140 were 
in arms. There was hardly a single 
family without a representative doing 
duty for King and Country. The ajjpeal 
for recruits did not fall on deaf ears, every 
fit man volunteered for service from the 
very start, and so eager were the young 
lads to do their bit, that when rejected by 
the military authorities, owing to the fact 
of being under 18 years of age, they at 
once enrolled in the Naval forces. 

Nothing could be finer than the magni- 
ficent rally to the Colours of natives 
resident in distant parts of the world. 
From the four corners of the earth they 
came, almost to a man, to join their 
brothers in the trenches and on the high 
seas. All honour to these heroes, who, in 
the hour of Britain's need, "scorned 
delights to live laborious days." 

Equally worthy of mention is the part 
played by the men who manned the 
merchant ships, braving the dangers of 
mine and submarine, and to "keep the 
home fires burning," they would not be 
intimidated by the frightfulness of the Huns. 

Our losses, in dead and wounded, are commensurate with 




Mr D. GUNN. Leurbost Schoolhouse 



the number on service — twenty-eight (20 per cent.) having 
fallen. One family (Mrs Roderick Mackenzie, 25 Leurbost) 
lost three sons, Murdo and Kenneth Smith and John Mac- 
kenzie (step-son). Mrs Donald Mackenzie, 16 Leurbost, 
mourns the loss of two sons, John and 
Alexander, both drowned in the wreck of 
the "Iolaire," in which no fewer than 
1 1 lives were lost, the other nine being : — 
Alexander Mackenzie and Allan Mac- 
leod, both No. 11 ; Kenneth Smith, No. 
28; Donald Smith, No. 34; Donald Mac- 
lean, No. 35 ; Roderick Macdonald, No. 
36; Murdo Maclean, No. 39 ; Angus Mac- 
donald, No. 42; and Angus Macleod, No. 
46. 

Three Leurbost men passed weary 
months and years as prisoners of war in 
Germany, and one of them, Donald Nicol- 
son, died in hospital there. He was in 
the fighting line at the commencement of 
hostilities and fell into the hands of the 
enemy in December, 1914. 

Sergt. Donald N. Mackinnon, Seaforth 
Highlanders, was awarded the Military 
Medal, and Lance-Sergeant Malcolm 
Macleod. also of the county regiment, 
received the Italian Order of Merit. 

Early in the war Mrs Donald Mac- 
donald, 42 Leurbost, had the misfortune 
to lose two sons — Murdo, in the naval 
fight off Jutland, and Peter, in the advance to the relief of 
Kut, Mesopotamia. 



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LEURBOST. 

1 MACAULAY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— MALCOLM, L/Sergt., Seaforths ; awarded Italian 
Older of Merit; holds Mons Star, Mohmand (Indian) Frontier) 
medal, 1908; and the Delhi Durbar (King's Coronation) medal 
1911 

2 MACKENZIE— MURDO, R.N.R. ; came home from South 

America to enlist. DONALD, R.N.R. MURDO (Norman), 
R.N.R. ROBERT, Gordons; was prisoner in Germany; holds 
Mons Star. 

3 MACDONALD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

4 XICOLSON— ANGUS A., R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. 

*DONALD ; wounded and taken prisoner, December, 1914, and 
died in hospital in Germany; aged 19 years. NORMAN, 
Gordons; taken prisoner in 1914. MALCOLM, South African 
Contingent. (Sons of Mr Norman Nicolson). 
6 MACLEOD— DONALD M., R.N.R. FARQUHAR, R.N R. JOHN 
MURDO. R.N.R. DONALD, Seaforths. COLIN, Gordons; 
frost-bitten and discharged in 1915. 

9 MACSWEEN— ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; discharged unfit in 1915. 
KENNETH (Norman), Canadians. NORMAN RNR 
NORMAN (Angus) 
SMITH— JOHN MURDO, R.N.R. 

10 MACKENZIE— ALLAN, R.N.R.; discharged with pension in 

1916- ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

11 MACKENZIE— *ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire" 

disaster. JOHN, Seaforths; twice wounded. 

11 MACLEOD— *ALLAN, R.N.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire" 
disaster. (Son of Mr Loudie Macleod). 

13 MACLEOD— NEIL, R.N.R. JOHN, Canadians. *JOHN, Gordons, 

killed in France, April, 1918. 

14 MACLEAN— *NEIL, lost in wreck of ship in Canadian Navy. 

(Son of Widow Margaret Maclean). 

14 MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.N.R. NEIL, R.N.R. *JOHN, 

Gunner, R.N.R.; killed at his gun while fighting a submarine in 
the Mediteiraneah, May, 1918. 

15 MARTIN— DONALD, R.N.R. 

16 SMITH— FAI'.QUHAR, Canadians. 

16 MACKENZIE— *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster, 

aged 31- *ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (T.) ; drowned in "Iolaire" 
disaster, aged 20- (Sons of Mr Donald Mackenzie). 

17 PATERSON— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. *ROBERT, Seaforths; 

killed in action in France, Oct., 1915, aged 20- 

18 MACLEAN— MURDO (Donald), R.N.R. 



19 MACKENZIE— ALLAN, R.N.R. KENNETH, R.N.R. JOHN M., 

Gordons; wounded DONALD, R.N.R. 

20 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. NORMAN, R.N.R, *JOHN > 

Camerons killed in France in 1915. 

20 MACSWEEN— JOHN, R.N.R.; discharged in 1915 as being 

medically unfit. 

21 MACKENZIE— RODERICK, R.N.R. 

21 MACLEAN— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

22 MORRISON— JOHN, R.N.D. ; was interned in Holland; holds 

Mons Star. ALEXANDER, Canadians. 

22 MACKENZIE— DONALD, Australians. 

23 MACKENZIE— MURDO, R.N R. 
23 MARTIN— RODERICK A., R.N.R. 

25 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R 
25 MACKENZIE— *JOHN, Gordons; killed in action in France, 1915, 
aged 26- (Son of Mr Roderick Mackenzie). 

25 SMITH— *KENNETH, Seaforths; twice wounded; killed in action 

on the Scmme. 

26 SMITH— *MURDO, Mercantile Marine; drowned in ship sunk by 

submarine, April, 1917 KENNETH MURDO. (Sons of late 

Mr John Smith, 28 Lurebost). 
26 MACIVER— "ALEXANDER, R.N.R V ; drowned on H.M.S. 

"Viknor," off Irish Coast, 3rd Feb., 1915, aged 24. RODERICK, 

Gordons; twice wounded. MURDO, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 

Donald Maciver). 
26b MACIVER— ALEXANDER (Angus), R.N.R. 
26c MACIVER— *DONALD (Murdo), R.N.R.; died of pneumonia after 

rescue from ship which was mined, 24th Feb., 1917, aged 38. 

(Only son of Widow Murdo Maciver). 
26c MACIVER— JOHN RODERICK, Seaforths. 
28 SMITH-ALEXANDER, R.N.R. ANGUS, R.N.R (Sons of late 

Mr Malcolm Smithi 

28 SMITH— "KENNETH (Mor), R.N.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire" 

disaster, aged 41. KENNETH (Beag), R.N.R. (Sons of late 
Mr Murdo Smith). 

29 MACLEAN— ANGUS, Seaforths; discharged medicallv unfit, 1915. 

ALLAN, R.N.R. NORMAN, R.N.R. RODERICK, R.N.R 

29 ROSS— ALEX. DAN, R.N.R. ARCHIBALD, R.N.R. saved from 

"Iolaire." 

30 MONTGOMERY— DONALD, Royal Marines. MALCOLM, R.N.R. 

31 SMITH— ALEXANDER, Seaforths. DONALD, R.N.R. MURDO, 

R.N.R. 

32 MACKENZIE— COLIN, Sergt., Seaforths; promoted Sergt. on field 

for bravery ; twice severely wounded and discharged in 1917- 

33 MACLEAN— F INLAY, R.N.R. GEORGE, R.N.R. JOHN, 

Gunner, R.N.R. 



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34 MACDONALD— *DAVID, Piper, 1st Seaforths; died of illness, 27th 
Aug., 1915, aged 40 Piper Macdonald had served 12 years in 
the Seaforths, and was through Kitchener's Campaign for the 
reconquesl of the Sudan ; re-enlisted in August, 1914. JOHN, 
R.N.R (Sons of the late Mr John Macdonald). 

34 SMITH— RODERICK, R.N.R. *DONALD, R.N.R. ; drowned in 

the "Iolaire" disaster, aged 27; had been serving since outbreak 
of war. (Sons of Mr Roderick Smith). 

35 MACLEAN— *DONALD, R.N.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster, 

aged 48 I left widow and seven children. 

36 MACDONALD— *RODERICK, R.N.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire" 

disaster, aged 27- MURDO, Camerons. (Sons of Widow 
Margaret Macdonald) 

38 MACIVER— ANGUS, Lovat Scouts; came from South America to 

enlist in the Lovat Scouts. 

39 MACLEAN— MALCOLM, Gordons. (Son of Mr Duncan Maclean). 
39 MACLEAN— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. *MURDO, R.N.R.; drowned 

in the "Iolaire" disaster, aged 31 (Sons of Widow Marion 
Maclean) . 
39 MACLEAN— NEIL (John), Seaforths; seriously wounded. JOHN, 
R.N.R. (Sons of Mr John Maclean). 

41 MACDONALD— RODERICK, R.N.R. *MURDO, R.N.R.; killed 

or drowned when H.M.S. "Defence" was sunk at Battle of 
Jutland, May 31st, 1916, aged 31 ; had been married only three 
weeks. *PETER, Seaforths ; killed in action in Mesopotamia, 
April, 1916, aged 19. (Sons of late Mr Donald Macdonald). 

42 MACDONALD— *ANGUS, R.N.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster 

aged 44- MURDO, Sergt. -Major, Seaforths. 

42 MARTIN— DONALD, 2nd Lieut., R.N.V.R. 

43 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. JOHN, Gordons; lost a 

leg at Ypres. 
43b MARTIN— *HECTOR, R.N.R.T. ; died of influenza, June, 1918, 
a%ed 21- NEIL. (Sons of Mr Donald Martin). 

44 MACKENZIE— *DONALD JOHN, 2nd Seaforths; died of gas 

poisoning at Boulogne, 13th June, 1915, aged 22 ; had been 



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connected with 3rd Seaforths for six years, and went to the 
front at commencement of hostilities. 

45 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

46 MORRISON— ALEXANDER DAN, Gordons; twice wounded. 

46 MACLEOD— *ANGUS, R.N.R.; lost in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 
27- (Son of late Mr Angus Macleod). 

48 MACLEOD— JOHN (Thomas), R.N.R. LEWIS, R.N.R. JOHN 

iMalcolm), A.S.C. TORQUIL (Malcolm), Seaforths; seriously 
wounded. ANGUS, Gordons; wounded in Oct., 1914, and 
subsequently discharged. DONALD (Thomas), Seaforths; 
wounded , came from South America to enlist. 

49 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. RODERICK, R.N.R. 

51 MACLEOD— RODERICK, Australians 

52 MORRISON— MURDO, R.N.R. NORMAN, R.N.R. 

53 SMITH— JOHN, R.N.R. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 

Neil Smith). 

53 SMITH— MALCOLM, Seaforths; seriously wounded. JOHN, 
R.N.R. ALEXANDER, Seaforths. (Sons of Mr Donald Smith). 

53 MACLEAN--*RODERICK, Gordons; twice wounded; died June, 

1919, from illness contracted in Mesopotamia. 

54 MACKINNON— ANGUS J., Gordons; severely wounded and dis- 

charged in 1915. DONALD N., Sergt., Seaforths; awarded the 
Military Medal. MURDO, R.N.R. (Sons of Widow Jane 

Mackinnon) . 

54b MACKINNON— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

56 MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. *JOHN, Seaforths; killed in action 
in France, 12th April, 19CL7; went to France in Sept., 1914, 
and was previously wounded. (Sons of Widow John Macleod). 

56 MACRAE— DONALD, R.N.R. 

28 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

59 MACLEOD— ROBERT, R.N.R. 

60 MACDONALD— KENNETH, R.N.V.R. 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 





*Corpl. George Macdonald, Canadians, 18 
Laxay; killed 10th Sept., 1918- 




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*R. Smith, Camerons, Keose ; died of wounds 
received at Ypres 28th July, 1917. 



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*Hector Martin, R.N.R. ; 43 Leurbost; died 1st 
July, 1918. 




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*D. Macleod, Camerons, 2 Habost, Lochs; killed 
25th September, 1915- 





*John Macleod, R.N.R., 19 Raerinish ; drowned 
29th April, 1.918- 



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*Malcolm Macleod, R.N.R., 2 Habost, Lochs; 
accidentally killed in Hungary, July 9, 1919. 



KNOCKIANDUE SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Laxay and Keose.) 



Population last Census, 341 (Males, 171 ; Females, 170). 



■ , ■,,, .. . 



IN common with other districts in the Island of Lewis, the 
men of Keose and Laxay rushed to the colours when the 
foe was at the gates, and helped to carry the Old Flag to 
victory both on land and sea. Some, who owed their birth to 
Eilean an Fhraoich, and had left the 
heather isle in their earlier years for an 
adopted home across the seas, responded 
to the call to assist their countrymen in 

arm?, and hurried at the news of battle 
to live or die for their country's cause. 

How little did teachers dream, when 
they were instructing the boys a few short 
years ago in the history of a Bannockburn 
or a Flodden that, in another brief period 
of time, they themselves would represent 
the : 'boys" in greater battles than either of 
the above-named famous fields. 

Though some, alas ! have gone to that 
bourne from which no traveller returns, 
and we shall never again clasp on earth 
the vanished hand, or hear the sound of 
the voice that is still, may those who have 
been left behind to mourn their loss, be 
comforted by the assurance that they died 
in a noble cause, and that a grateful 
nation will never forget to provide for 
themselves, that they may be enabled to 
weather the future storms of life, as a 
reward for the sacrifice of their near and 
dear ones, who have not fallen in vain, 

but died that we might live. 

While we sympathise with those who have borne the heat 




Mr ROBERT PATERSON 
house. 



and burden of the day, and have returned with maimed limbs 
and broken down systems, we rejoice that they have been 
spared by a merciful Providence to mingle with their friends 
at home again; and that they, too, will receive meet provision 
for the sufferings and trials they have 
endured. 

Now that the great and ghastly war is 
over, and the Dove of Peace has alighted 
on the disturbed nations of the earth, we 
welcome back to "Blighty" her hardy sons 
of toil ; and pray that they may long be 
spared to stand a wall of fire around their 
much-loved isle. 

And as the thoughts of those who have 
been bereft of husband, son, brother, or 
lover wander across the Channel to their 
last resting place on the soil of sunny 
France, may they be cheered by the recol- 
lection that their loved ones sleep as 
peacefully there as they would have done 
in the old churchyard of their native 
village ; that their graves will never be 
forgotten, and will be tended through the 
years to come by a grateful country, in 
memory of duty done. 

And if, perchance, in future years, a 
pilgrimage be made by them to a dear 
one's tomb, whose welcome while on earth 
ever smiled, and farewell went out sighing, 
may their grief be assuaged when they 
realise that their darling like a soldier fell, and died for his 
King and Country in a righteous cause. 



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The Roll of Honour for the above-named district, embracing 
the townships of Keose and Laxay, contains the names of 71, 
who served at home or at the front — 27 from the former, and 
44 from the latter. 

The majority of those who hailed from the village of Keose 
belonged to the Royal Naval Reserve in pre-war days, and 
though some of them were engaged in the Battle of Jutland 
all came out of it scatheless. 

Two joined the land forces, and, sad to relate, paid the 
supreme sacrifice, viz., Pte. Roderick Smith, aged 24 years, 
7th Cameron Highlanders, son of Mr Angus Smith, Sub-Post- 
master, and Pte. John Mackay, aged 31 years, son of Mr 
Donald Mackay. Pte. Smith was a young man of great 
promise, and of a kind and cheerful disposition. He endeared 
himself to all with whom he came in contact, and long will his 
pleasant face and happy smile be remembered among a wide 
circle of friends. 

The latter, who was much esteemed and respected, 
emigrated to Canada many years ago, but had never returned 
to the old home. He will be sadly missed by his many friends 
with whom he parted in the days gone by, alas ! for the last 
time on earth. 

This village has the distinction of having reared a Private 
who rose to the rank of Colonel, in the person of A. F. Mac- 
donald, son of the late Mr John Macdonald. 

Colonel Macdonald acted as Assistant Chaplain-General at 
the front, and thus wielded the weapons of both peace and war. 

Two of the sons of Laxay also gained distinction, viz., 
C.S.M. Donald Maciver, Seaforths, son of Mr Donald Maciver, 
and Corpl. Donald Maciver, 1st Scottish Rifles, son of the late 
Mr Murdc Maciver. 

The former was awarded the M.M. for bravery in the field, 
in taking command of his battalion at a most critical moment; 
and the latter, the D.C.M. for "conspicuous gallantry and 
devotion to duty,'" who, sad to tell, died of his wounds in the 
hour of victory. Though some from this township also served 
in the Royal Naval Reserve before the beginning of the war, 
and also took part in the Battle of Jutland without mishap, 
the majority joined the Army, and served in different Regi- 



ments, out of whom six were killed or died of wounds, and one 
was drowned. 

Their names, &c, in order of decease are as follows: — 

1. Angus Mackenzie, aged 21 years ; Cameron Highlanders; 
son of the late Mr John Mackenzie. This young soldier, who 
was of a quiet and reserved disposition, and was loved by all 
who knew him, had a hard share in the war, having suffered 
from frostbite during the first winter campaign, on recovery 
from which he was again sent into the firing line, where he 
received his mortal wound. 

2. Corporal Angus Maciver, aged 35 years, Canadian 
Engineers, son of Mr Angus Maciver. This young Corporal 
emigrated to Canada 10 years ago, where he worked at his 
trade, as a bricklayer. A comrade, detailing the sad news of 
his death to a relative, wrote as follows: — "He was a fine 
fellow, a good soldier, and was much respected by all his 
brother N.C.O.'s and men. I miss him very much, as there 
were only the two of us from the same place." 

3. Sergt. Alex. Mackenzie, aged 35 years, Australian Corps, 
son of Mr Malcolm Mackenzie. This young Sergeant, who was 
a carpenter in Australia at the outbreak of the war, was an 
affectionate son and brother, and was held in high estimation 
by all. He was missing for some time, which naturally caused 
deep anxiety to his relatives, and in the end the sad news 
arrived that he had died a prisoner of war in the hands of the 
Germans. 

4. Pte. Donald Morrison, aged 23 years, Royal Inniskilling 
Fusiliprs, son of Mr Donald Morrison. He was of an unassum- 
ing and inoffensive nature, and a youth whose memory will 
ever be kept green. His service at first in the Navy, which 
brought on his ill-health, led him on recovery to the Army, 
where he met with his sad yet glorious end. 

5. Corporal Donald Maciver, aged 27, 1st Scottish Rifles, 
son of the late Mr Murdo Maciver. When a boy at school 
Corporal Maciver gave evidence of future promise, and was of 
a quiet and orderly disposition. He had a kind and lovable 
nature, and displayed more than average ability in all he 
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unable to be presented with his D.C.M. He received the 
riband, however, and the Medal was sent to his brother, 
Roderick Maciver, after his decease. 

6. Sergt. George Macdonald, aged 30 years, Howitzer Bty., 
Canadian Field Artillery, son of the late Mr John .Macdonald. 
Many old schoolmates, both at home and abroad, will remember 
the happy face of this young Sergeant, who seemed to have 
been cut out for a soldier. He was of athletic build, and of 
a military bearing, even when a boy, and was a strapping 
youth over six feet in height as a Sergeant. 

7. Pte. John Macleod, aged 24 years, R.N.R. (Trawler 
Section), son of Mr Colin Macleod. This young seaman was 
the only victim from the district of the "Iolaire" disaster, on 
the New Year's morn of 1919. After many weary days of 
anxious waiting, his body was recovered from the wreck, and 
buried in his native churchyard. A young man of prepossess- 
ing appearance, and of a kind and cheerful nature, he 
endeared himself to everyone who made his acquaintance ; and 
his beaming smile, shared by all, made him a general 
favourite. The large .concourse of mourners who attended his 
burial gave ample evidence of the deep respect and. esteem 
in which h>: was held, and of the compassion evinced by the 
shedding of a flower in bloom. Had it not been that a large 
number of the Royal Naval Reservists arrived by the "Sheila" 
the same morning, or the previous one, it is most likely a 
much heavier human toll would have been exacted from both 
townships. 

There were three narrow escapes from drowning, viz., that 
of Alex Mackenzie, R.N.R., son of the late Mr Colin Mac- 
kenzie, when the "Hermes" was torpedoed ; and of the cousins 
John Macleod, R.N.R., son of the late Mr Fergus Macleod, 
also of the same warship, and Malcolm Macleod, leading 
seaman, R.N.R., son of the late Mr Malcolm Macleod. in the 
"Iolaire" disaster. 

On the female side of the picture, Catherine Maciver, 
daughter of Mr John Maciver, who at one time was a nurse in 
the Hospital at Stornoway, had the honour of shaking hands 
with the Queen and the Princess Mary, on her departure fcr 
strvice as a nurse in France. 



Peggy Macleod, daughter of Mr Malcolm Macleod, joined 
the Women's Auxiliary Corps as a clerkess. She was an old 
pupil of Knockiandue Public School, and an Intermediate 
Bursar at the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway, before the out- 
break of the war. 



ROBERT PATERSON. 



The Schoolhouse, Keose 



KEOSE. 

1 MACDONALD— A.F., Colonel; Assistant Chaplain General, New 

Zealand Forces, organised hospital work and dealt with 
wounded in Gallipoli campaign. At end of 1915 was promoted 
Major. Mentioned in Sir Ian Hamilton's despatches for his 
distinguished services, and received the thanks of the New 
Zealand Parliament Was promoted Assistant Chaplain-General 
in 1917, with the rank of Colonel, and in 1918 was created an 
Officer of the Order of the British Empire by the King for his 
distinguished services. He also served in the South African 
War, and was mentioned in despatches both by Sir George 
White and General Walter Kitchener for his gallant conduct. 

2 MACKENZIE— DONALD, Military Foot Police. ANGUS, 

R.A.M.C. (Sons of the late Mr Colin Mackenzie). 

3 MACKENZIE— RODERICK Sergt.-Major, Seaforths. (Son of the 

late Mr John Mackenzie) . 

4 MACKENZIE— GEORGE, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Murdo Mackenzie). 

5 MACLEOD— GEORGE, R.N.R. (Son' of the late Mr Murdo Mac- 

leod). 

6 SMITH— DONALD, Military Foot Police. (Son of the late Mr 

John Smith). 

7 MACKENZIE— DONALD, Lovat Scouts. (Son of Mr Kenneth 

Mackenzie). 

8 MACKENZIE— MURDO, R.N.R. (Son of the late Mr John 

Mackenzie). 

10 MACAULAY— JOHN, R.N.R. DONALD, Canadians. (Sons of 

the late Ml Angus Macaulay). 

11 MONTGOMERY— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (Son of the late Mr 

James Montgomery) 

12 MACKAY- -ANGUS, R.N.D. ; was interned in Holland since fall of 

Antwerp ; holds Mons Star. *JOHN, Canadians ; killed in 
action in France, October, 1916. aged 31. (Sons of Mr Donald 
Mackay) . 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




C.S.M. Morrison, Canadians, 9 Calbost ; 
awarded M.M. 







*Corpl. Malcolm Macaulay, 9 Kershader; killed 
12th March, 1915. 



Nurse K. Maciver, 11 Laxay; served in 
France. 




*Corpl. Donald Maciver, D.C.M., 12 Laxay; 
died of wounds in France, 23rd Sept., 1918- 



*Alex. Kennedy, R.N.R., Cromore ; killed in 
air raid in Chatham, 3rd Sept., 1917- 



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>_ 12 MACRAE— MURDO, Seaforths ; wounded so severely that right leg 
was amputated. (Son of Mr Roderick Macrae, Habost). 
14 MACAULAY— COLIN, Camerons. KENNETH, R.N.R. (Sons of 

Mi Alex. Macaulay). 
14 MACAULAY— DONALD, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 
Colin Macaulay). 

14 MACIVER— ANGUS, R.N.R. (Son of the late Mr Donald MaclVer). 

15 MACKENZIE— DONALD, Canadians; was wounded and conse- 

quently discharged. ALEXANDER, Canadians. MURDO, 
R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. (All sons of the late Mr Kenneth 
Mackenzie) . 
15 MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of the late Mr John 

Macdonald) . 
MACKENZIE— DONALD RODERICK, Canadians; enlisted in 
Vancouver, B.C., Oct., 1914; was twice wounded and shell 
shocked. (Only son of the late Mr Donald Mackenzie and Mrs 
Mackenzie, Knockiandue). 

Post Office. 

SMITH— *KODERICK, 7th Camerons; wounded in the right hand, 
which necessitated the amputation of one of his fingers. After 
recovery, engaged as a clerk behind the lines. Died in field 
ambulance on the way to hospital from wounds received in 
action around Ypres, 28th July, 1917, aged 24- Was engaged 
in the drapery trade in South Wales before joining up. (Son 
of Mr Angus Smith). 



L A X A Y. 

1 MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. (Son of the late Mr John Macleod). 

2 MACLEOD— JOHN, Corpl., Canadians. MURDO, Canadians. 

KENNETH, Canadians. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macleod). 

3 MACDONALD— DONALD, Seaforths. (Son of the late Mr John 

Macdonald) . 

4 MORRISON— JOHN, R.N.R. KENNETH; wounded in the right 

hand at Festubert, and in the leg in one of the battles on the 
Somme. (.Sons of the late Mr Angus Morrison). 

5 MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, Seaforths. (Son of the late Mr 

Colin Mackenzie). 

6 MACKENZIE— ANGUS, Sergt., Seaforths; gassed at Ypres and 

discharged in consequence. (Son of Mr Malcolm Mackenzie) 

7 MATHESON— GEORGE, Australian Engineers; wounded. 'Son 

of the late Mr Murdo Matheson). 



7 MACKENZIE— GEORGE, R.N.R. (Son of the late Mr Colin 

Mackenzie). 

8 MACKENZIE — *ANGUS, Camerons; died of wounds received at 

Loos on 4th Oct., 1915, aged 21. Had been in hospital in 
winter of 1914 suffering from frost-bite. (Son of the late Mr 
John Mackenzie). 

8 MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, R.N.R.; rescued from H.M.S. 

"Hermes." (Son of Mr Colin Mackenzie). 

9 MACIVER— *ANGUS, Cpl., Canadian Engineers; shot through the 

heart, and killed instantaneously while giving an order in the 
trenches in France, on the night of 10th Aug., 1916, aged 35- 
(Son of Mr Angus Maciver). 

11 MACIVER— CATHERINE, Nurse; served in military hospital, 
Wrest Park, Bedford, and afterwards in France in St. John's 
Brigade Ambulance Hospital. While at Wrest Park Nurse 
Maciver received a presentation from the staff and a testimonial 
from the late Lord Lucas for services rendered in getting patients 
removed when the hospital took fire. (Daughter of Mr John 
Maciver). 

12 MACIVER— RODERICK, R.N.R. COLIN, Canadian Engineers. 
*DONALD, Corporal, 1st Scottish Rifles; was awarded D.C.M. 
"for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an 
enemy attack he observed a party of the enemy advancing to a 
farmhouse which commanded the posts held by his Company. 
He at once moved his Section forward to a position covering 
the entrances to the house. He beat back several enemy 
attacks by the well-controlled fire of his Section, and his 
prompt action and initiative materially assisted his Company 
m holding their giound." Died of wounds in France, 23rd 
September, 1918 ; aged 27 years. (Sons of late Mr Murdo 
Maciver). 

13a MACIVER— DONALD, C.S.M., Seaforths; awarded the Military 
Medal for bravery in taking command when all the officers of 
the battalion had been knocked out. Was wounded in the leg 
but recovered. (Son of Mr Donald Maciver). 

13b MACIVER— HECTOR, Corporal, Canadians. (Son of the late Mr 
John Maciver). 

14 MACKENZIE— DONALD, Master Mariner, Mercantile Marine. 

♦ALEXANDER, Sergeant., Australians; wounded and taken 
prisoner, April, 1917; died of wounds in Germany, June, 1917; 
aged 35 years. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Mackenzie). 

15 MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of the late Mr Malcolm 

Mackenzie). 

16 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R., a survivor from H.M.S. "Hermes," 

torpedoed at the beginning of the war. A year afterwards his 
ship was again torpedoed, and he was taken as a prisoner on 
board a German submarine, but was set free on the approach of 



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a French warship. DONALD, Seaforths. TORQUIL, Cana- 
dians. (Sons of the late Mr Fergus Macleod). 
16b MACLEOD— MALCOLM, Leading Seaman,, R.N.R. ; when the 
"Iolaire" was wrecked he jumped into a small boat, but as it 
was likely to be swamped he regained the yacht and reached 
the shore in safety by means of the hawser. DONALD, Royal 
Marines ; served over 20 years in the Royal Marines ; was time- 
expired when war broke out, and immediately rejoined. (Sons 
of the late Mr Malcolm Macleod). 

18 MACMILLAN— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. (Son of Mr Norman Mac- 

millan) . 
MACDONALD— *GEORGE, Sergt., 23rd Howitzer Battery, Cana- 
dian Field Artillery : died of gas poisoning in France, 23rd 
September, 1918 ; served for some years in the Glasgow and 
Canadian Police Forces; aged 30 years. MALCOLM, Canadians. 
HECTOR, Seaforth. (Sons of the late Mr John Macdonald). 

19 MACDONALD— JOHN, Seaforths. JOHN MURDO, R.N.R. (Sons 

of the late Mr John Macdonald). 

20 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. (Son of Mr John Macleod). 

21 MONTGOMERY — JOHN, Camerons; wounded in action and on 

recovery, being time-expired, was discharged. Rejoined in the 
R.N.R. (Son of the late Mr James Montgomery). 



wounded. (Son of Mr Fergus 



21b MORRISON— *DONALD, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; killed in 
action in France, August, 1918; was previously in the R.N.R., 
but was discharged in ill-health; aged 23 years. (Only Son of 
Mr Donald Morrisonj. 

22 FERGUSON— DONALD, K.O.S.B. 
Ferguson). 

25 MACLEOD— *JOHN, R.N.R.T. ; for some time in the Camerons, 
which he relinquished owing to ill-health. Drowned in the 
"Iolaire" disaster; aged 24 years. MALCOLM, Camerons; 
wounded. RODERICK, Canadians; wounded. (Sons of Mr 
Colin Macleod). 

27 MACLEOD— DONALD, Camerons ; wounded four times and gassed. 
On the first occasion he was shot in both thighs while charging 
with his Company across "No Man's Land," and on the last, a 
piece of shrapnel penetrated his right wrist. Though he has 
somewhat legained his health and strength, it is feared that the 
power of his right hand has been lost permanently. PEGGIE, 
Clerkess, W.A.A.C. (Son and Daughter of Mr John Macleod). 

Soval Lod^e. 

ROSS— ALEXANDER, Camerons ; served many years previously in 
the Scots Guards. 




BALALLAN SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Population last Census, 560 (Males, 263 ; Females, 297). 



AS almost three years of the Great War had elapsed before 
the writer was transferred to this School District it is 
feared full justice can hardly be given to all noteworthy 
cases. But what has been gleaned from local sources is herein 
set forth : — 

Out of a population of 560 the number who saw service in 
the different theatres of war from this School District was 70, 
or 26.6 per cent, of males. 16 men fell, or 22.8 per cent, of 
those engaged. The hrst to fall was Pte. 
George Mackenzie, 46 Balallan, who was 
killed in action on 11th November, 1914. 

Of the heroes who paid the supreme 
sacrifice perhaps one case stands out 
prominently amongst the others, in virtue 
of his comparative youth — that of Donald 
Sneddon, reared by his grandmother 
(Widow Marion Macleod, No. 39a) who 
was in the trenches at the astonishingly 
early age of 14 years ! and paid the 
supreme sacrifice shortly after his fifteenth 
birthday ! 

Perhaps of all the district's cases of 
crushing losses (in point of number) that 
of the above Widow Marion Macleod, No. 
39a, is pre-eminent— three sons and above 
^randson having fallen. It may be men- 
tioned that on the last (and fourth) son 
joining the Colours the aged widow — 
totally blind — was left alone in the house. 

In common with those of other districts 
several natives answered the "Call to 
Arms" from foreign lands — from Canada, 
South America, and New Zealand. One man, John Mac- 
donald, son of Mr William Macdonald, No. 19, who was 
second manager of a farm in Rio Gallegos, is known to hav>" 
sailed home in February, 1917 (in the s.s. "Vine Branch" of 




Mr ANGUS MACDONALD, Schoolhouse, 
Balallan. 



Sunderland), at his own expense, purposely to defend his 
Country, but unfortunately the ship went down in the Bay 
of Biscay on 1 1th April, 1917. He did his bit ! 

Of the medical profession 1 joined up— Dr K. Mackinnon, 
son of Mr Kenneth Mackinnon, Halfway House. Of the 
teaching profession 3 joined up— Lance-Corpl. Norman Mac- 
kinnon, Halfway House; Lieut. Malcolm A. Mackinnon, son 
of Mr Donald Mackinnon, No. 43, and Pte. Aulay Macleod, 
son of Mr John Macleod, No. 50. One 
teacher fe)l — Lee. -Corp] . Norman Mac- 
kinnon. There were three cases of excep- 
tional hardship : —(1) Widow Marion 
Macleod (already mentioned) ; (2) Mr 
Donald Mackinnon, 43 Balallan, left 
alone — all three sons serving ; (3) Pte. 
James Smith, 44 Balallan ; had to leave 
house, property, cattle and sheep stock to 
the four winds of heaven. 

To read the daily "war telegrams" was 
part of everybody's daily programme, and 
old and young alike got familiar with 
distant geographical names. The signing 
of the Armistice on 11th November, 1918, 
was a great relief. The villagers and 
school children contributed various sums 
of money to war charities. The Peace 
Celebrations (19th July, 1919), and the 
complete suspension of all our normal acti- 
vities for the space of two minutes on 11th 
November, 1919, at 11 a.m. — with all that 
this involved — must have made a lasting 
impression on school children's minds. 
Officers from this School District included 2 Lieutenants ; 
3 Q.M.S.'s. Decorations— 1 M.C. (Lieut. Neil Macdonald, 
14 Balallan") , 2 M.M.'s (Corpl. Angus Mackinnon, Halfway 
House; and C.S.M. Malcolm A. Mackinnon, 43 Balallan). 



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*Signaller Colin Smith, Seaforths, 27 Balallan; 
killed 28th June, 1918. 




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*Seeond-Lieut. Neil Macdonald, R.G.A., 14 
Balallan; awarded M.C. ; killed April 25, 1918- 








mm. 



*C.S.M. D. Macdonald, 5 Balallan; killed 18th 
Sept., 1918. 



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The following were awarded the Moiis Star : — Kenneth Mac- 
leod, 10 Balallan ; Donald Kennedy, 29 do. ; Angus Morrison, 
41 do. , Donald Macaulay, 60 do. : John Mackenzie, 60 (died 
a prisoner — sent to next-of-kin) ; George Mackenzie (killed — 
sent to next-of-kin). 

The tragic circumstances of the "Iolaire" disaster on the 
1st January, 1919 (when hundreds of brave Lewismen met a 
cruel fate), claiming two victims from this village, may be 
more fittingly described in the words of the Lewis Gaelic 
Bard : — 

Se la bliadhn' ur thug silleadh shuil 

Trom thurs' air Eilean Leodhais 

Cha be creach a h-aon a bh'ann 

Bho chean gu ceann bha bron 

Na'm b'ann sa chath a bhiodh na Treun 

Le faomhar gheur nan dorn 

Gu h-umhlachd bheiradh iad a' Namh 

Ach Bas cha'n fhaigh sinn fhaigh sinn fodh'nn. 



ANGUS MACDONALD. 



Schoolhouse, Balallan. 



2 
5 

6 
8 

9 
10 



BALALLAN. 

SMITH— DONALD, 7tli Seaforth Highlanders; severely wounded 
at Somme ; lost right leg, 13th October, 1916- 

MACLENNAN— PETER, R.A.S.C. (M.T.) ; served in France and 
Germany. (Army of Occupation). DONALD, N.C.C. (Scot- 
tish Command). 

MACLEOD— KENNETH, Lce.-Corpl., H.L.I. ; Glasgow High- 
landers. (Son of late Mr John Macleod). 

MACDONALD— DONALD, A.S.C. ; left the Argyll & Sutherland 
Highlanders as a pensioner in 1908 and held the rank of Colour- 
Sergt. ; joined the A.S.C. shortly after war broke out; held the 
rank of Acting Q.M.S. (Son of late Mr Duncan Macdonald). 

KENNEDY— ALEXANDER, Seaforths. 

MACLEOD— *KENNETH, Signaller, 5th Seaforths; wounded near 
Ypres. 31st July, 1917; Mons Star. DONALD, 1st Seaforths. 



13 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, Signaller, Scottish Rifles; served in 

France and Dardanelles. 

14 MACDONALD- -*NEIL, 2nd Lieut., 263rd Siege Battery, R.G.A. 

(Special Reserve) ; was awarded M.C. for conspicuous gallantry 
and devotion to duty when forward observation officer of his 
battery. Finding his observation obstructed by long grass, he 
advanced about 200 yards into No Man's Land, moving from 
shell hole to shell hole until he got a good view. He then 
returned for his wire and la G it out by himself, observing for 
his battery for three hours, during which he was constantly 
sniped and in great danger from his own shells; killed in action 
m France 25th April, 1918. Had served with the R.M.B. 
through the Gallipoli campaign. Aged 24 years. DONALD, 
R.N.R.(T.) ; served three years; one year in Home waters, and 
two years abroad in Mediterranean. (Two Sons of Mr Murdo 
Macdonald). 

15 MONTGOMERY— ALEXANDER, Royal Marines. (Son of Mr 

Donald Montgomery) . 

MONTGOMERY— JOHN, R.N.R.T. (Son of Catherine Mont- 
gomery) 

16 MORRISON— DONALD, Scottish Rifles; severely wounded in 

France at Bullecourt , in hospital for 12 months at Oxford. 
SMITH— DAVID, Piper, 72nd Canadians. 

17 MACLEOD— *MURDO J., Camerons ; killed in action at Loos, 25th 

September, 1915; aged 25 years. ALEX., Corporal, 4th Cana- 
dian Pioneers <in France). MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. (Three 
Sons of the late Mr Malcolm Macleod). 

18 MACLEOD— ALEXANDER JOHN, Seaforths; wounded at Arras; 

had fever in Mesopotamia. *MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. ; drowned 
in "Iolaire" disaster; had passed to be a gunner shortly before 
this. Served in H.M.S. "Thomas Gago"; aged 20 years. 
(Two Sons of Councillor Malcolm Macleod). 

19 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, 53rd Batt. Gordons. *JOHN, 

drowned while on way home from South America to join British 
Forces; aged 28 years. DONALD, Mercantile Marine, H.M.S. 
"Menelaus" ; also served on troopship. (Sons of Mr Wm. Mac- 
donald) . 

20 MACLEOD— *DONALD, drowned on ship "Sealark" as result of a 

collision on 30th September, 1918; aged 39 years; leaves widow. 
PETER, 7th Seaforths, served in France ; gun-shot wound in 
right hand in Battle of the Somme ; invalided home on 12th 
February, 1917; 15 weeks in hospital. MURDO, Canadians 
(Eaton Motor Machine Gun Corps) ; served in France ; wounded 
in Roye. (Two Sons of Mr Malcolm Macleod, merchant). 

21 MARTIN— FIN LAY, Air Mechanic, 1st Grade, Royal Naval Air 

Force; att. to R.F. Corps; wounded Sept., 1916, on the Somme; 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONjUR. 




*John Morrison, Arivrnaich ; killed 24th Dec, 
1914. 





Finlay Martin, R.N.A.S., air mechan'e, 21 
Balallan (wounded). 



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*Johu Mackenzie, 11 Ar.vruaich; killed March 
24th. 1913. 



Gorp'l. Donald Mackinnon, 43 Balallan, 10th 
Mountain (Howitzer) Pat-tery. 




*Murdo Kennedy, Camerons, 29 Balallan, 
kilied 5th November, 1914. 




*Alex. Macaskill, 1 Arivruaich ; killed March, 
24th. 1918- 



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invalided home Dec, 1916; first Lewisman to join Air Service; 
was present at Loos and other engagements. *MALCOLM, 
Gunner, R.N.R. (T.) ; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster, aged 38; was 
engaged in Argentine and Patagonia sheep farming when war 
commenced. (Sons of Councillor Donald Martin). 

24 MACKENZIE— MURDO, Camerons; invalided home, Dec. 31, 1917. 

25 MACLEOD—RODERICK, R.N.R.(T.) ; was in hospital in Malta; 

invalided home, 24th Feb., 1919 

27 SMITH -*COLIN, Signaller, Seaforths ; killed in action 28th June, 

1918, aged 37, was merchant and sub-postmaster prior to war. 

28 MACAULAY— DONALD. Scots Guards; was in regular army prior 

to war . served in France throughout campaign in Machine Gun 
Guards. 

29 KENNEDY— DONALD, Gunner, R.G.A. ; was a regular soldier 

prior to war; served in France; contracted chronic rheumatism, 
and was in hospital; served throughout the whole campaign 
(1914-1918); holds Mons Star. *MURDO, 1st Camerons; killed 
in action in France, 5th Nov., 1914, aged 33 years; was employed 
with rumpherston Oil Co., Mid-Calder, when called up; left a 
widow and three children. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Kennedy). 

29 KENNEDY— AULAY, Cpl. 42nd Canadians. (Son of Widow 

Catherine Kennedy) . 

30 MACMILLAN— MALCOLM, Cpl., 43rd Canadians. 

30 MACAULAY— DUGALD S., R.N.R.(T.). 

31 MACAULAY — DONALD, Seaforths; now serving in India. 

33 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, Lance-Cpl., 2nd Camerons; served in 
France and Salonika; wounded in France. 

38 MACDONALD— DONALD, R.N.R. 

39a MACLEOD— *DONALD, Q.M.S., London Sanitary Coy., R.A.M.C. ; 
met with a serious accident on 8th Aug., 1918, and died of a 
fractured skull 14th Aug., in France, aged 40. *JOHN, Piper, 
67th Western Scots Canadians; wounded in France, Jan., 1918, 
and invalided to Canada, where he died 8th Feb., 1919, aged 37; 
had served two years in France. *RODERICK DAN, Lance-Cpl., 
A. and S. Highlanders; killed in action in France, 29th Sept., 
1915, aged 25. RODERICK, Labour Batt. ; blind widowed 
motheT left alone in house when last and fourth son called up 
to the Colours 

SNEDDON— *DONALD, Camerons. (Four sons and grandson of 
late Mr Donald Macleod). 

39b MACLEOD— ALEXANDER, Canadian Army Medical Corps. 
*JOHN, A. and S. Highlanders; killed in action in France, 1918, 
aged 35- (Sons of Mr Roderick Macleod, mason). 



41 MORRISON— ANGUS, New Zealand Contingent; was prisoner of 

war in Turkey since the Gallipoli Campaign; holds Mons Star. 
MURDO, Labour Battalion. 

42 SMITH— ANGUS, Sergt., 2nd Camerons. 

43 MACKINNON— DONALD, Corpl., R.M.B.; served in Gallipoli, 

Egypt, and Palestine. MURDO, Air Mechanic, R.A.F., South- 
Eastern Command. MALCOLM A., Lieut., Gordons; was 
awarded the M.M. while a Sergt. -Major, for having, "on 9fh 
April, 1917, when the battalion was advancing on the first 
objective, the Coy. -Sergt. -Major of the Company on the right 
was fatally wounded Sergt. Mackinuon was prompt in taking 
over his duties, and his alert action and decision resulted in the 
advance being continued without the slightest delay. Thereafter, 
throughout many days' fighting, he continued to show the 
greatest coolness and courage, and as the two officers of the 
Company had been killed, his untiring work was of incalculable 
value Apart from his unflagging energy, his personal example 
of courage and coolness was of the greatest assistance, and 
cannot be too highly recommended." 

44 SMITH— JAMES, Seaforths . partly disabled in right hand ; in- 

valided home 11th April, 1918- 

46 MACKENZIE— *GEORGE, 1st Camerons; killed in action in 

Fiance, 11th Nov., 1914; aged 23 years. (Son of Widow 
Isabella Mackenzie). 

47 NICOLSON— MALC0L?>1. Camerons; severely wounded; lost right 

arm; discharged 7th April, 1917. ALEXANDER, R.M.B. ; 
subsequently Gunner, R.G.A. (T.), 4th H.M.B. (Medical student 
at Glasgow University). (Sous of Mr Angus Nicolson). 

49 MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.A.S.C. (Egypt and Palestine). 

50 MACLEOD— AULAY, R.G.A.; headmaster, Dornie Public School. 

RODERICK J., Lee. -Corpl. , R.E. MURDO, R.N.R. (T.) 

56 MONTGOMERY— NEIL, R.N.R. 

57 MACDONALD— WILLIAM, R.N.R. 

60 MACAULAY — DONALD (Angus), Sergt., Camerons; served in 
France and India ; wounded at Somme. Had fever in India ; 
holds Mons Star. RODERICK (Angus), R.A.M.C. COLIN 
(Angus), Seaforths, wounded at Albert, 24th March, 1918- 
IS 60 MACRAE— MURDO, C.Q.M.S., Seaforths. MACAULAY— JOHN, 
Camerons; lost right arm. MACMILLAN— JOHN MURDO. 
Royal Scots. (Three Half -Brothers) . 

MACKENZIE— MURDO, 7th Seaforths; served in France, Belgium, 
and Germany (Occupation). *JOHN, Sergt. (Special Reserve 
Cameions) ; wounded; taken prisoner by Germans at Durin; 
died in Germany. ,Sons of Mr Murdo Mackenzie) . 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




Dr Kcmietli Mackinnon, A. & S. H., Halfway 
House, Balallan. 




$m 




*Lce.-Corpl Norman Mackinnon, A. & S. H, 
Halfway House, Balallan; killed May, 1917- 



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Sergt. -Major A. M. Mackinnon, Canadians; 
Halfway House, Balallan. 



' "!""' ' .-■ - .:. 




Lieut. M. A. Mackinnon, Gordons, 43 
Balallan, awarded M.M. 



Lieut. M. A. Mackinnon, Gordons, 43 Balallan; 
awarded M.M. 



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51 MACDONALD— ALEXANDER, Canadians. JOHN, 5th Batt. 
Seaforths ; wounded at Rheims. (Sons of Mr Murdo Macdonald) 

62 MORRISON— JOHN, R.N.R., Trawler Section; H.M.T. "Editor 

Aberdeen"; invalided horn-.. 1 July, 1917. 

63 MACLEOD— HUGH, 52nd Gordons Highlanders; served in Ger- 

many (Army of Occupation). 

64 SMITH— JOHN (Sen'.or), 5th Seaforths, severely wounded Cambrai 

Front. JOHN (Junior), R.N.R.T. (Sons of Widow Isa Smith). 

MARTIN— JOHN, Bombardier, R.G.A. ; served in France, Belgium, 
and Gcimany. (Son of Mr Murdo Martin). 



Half-Way House. 

MACKINNON— ANGUS, C.S.M., 49th Batt. Canadian Infantry; 
awarded the M.M. for conspicuous bravery on the field for 
having saved a comrade entangled in barbed wire under 
heavy shell-fire; was mentioned in despatches. Dr KENNETH, 
A. & S Highlanders, served in France. *NORMAN, Lce.-Cpl., 
14th A & S. Highlanders; killed in action in France, 14th 
March, 1917 I aged 30 years (Sons of Mr Kenneth Mackinnon). 

Shiltnish. 

2 MACKENZIE— DONALD, Sergt., Seaforths. MURDO, R.F.C. 
(Sons of Mr Kenneth Mackenzie, Shiltnish). 




"LOYAL LEWIS' ROLL OF HONOUR. 





♦Roderick Macdonald, Maryhill, Glasgow (for- 
merly Gravir) ; killed at Jutland 31st May, 1916- 




*Donald Macdonald, Canadians, Maryhill, Glas- 
gow (formerly Gravir) ; killed 16th Feb., 1917. 



♦Kenneth Macaskill, R.N.R., 6 Gravir, drowned 
in Irish Channel, 12th Feb., 1917- 




*I_ce -Cpl. Piper Duncan Macmillan, I.emreway ; 
died 27th March, 1915. 





♦Sergt. Malcolm Macdonald, 9 Habost, Lochs; 
killed 8th May, 1915- 



*Johu Campbell, Seaforth, 18 Gravir; killed 
20th December, 1914. 



ARIVRUAICH SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Population last Census, 121 ; (Males, 63 Females, 58). 



ARIVRUAICH 

MACASKILL— *ALEX., Seaforths; killed on the Somme, 24th 
March, 1918- (Son of Mr Angus Macaskill). 

MACKINNON— JOHN, A.S.C. 

MACLENNAN— KENNETH, Seaforths. 

MORRISON— *JOHN, H.L.I. ; killed at La Bassee, 24th December, 
1914- (Son of Mr John Morrison). 



5 MAKTIN- -DONALD, R.N.R.T. 



MARTIN— ALEXANDER, Camerons, seriously wounded at 
Salonica, September, 1916- (Son of Mr John Martin). 

10 MACKINNON— DONALD, Seaforths. DONALD JOHN, Cams., 
severely wounded March, 1917. (Sons of Widow Mackinnon). 

U MACKENZIE— *JOHN, Seaforths; killed on the Somme March 
24th, 1918. *KENNETH, Camerons; killed September, 1916. 
NORMAN, Seaforths. (Sons of Mr Kenneth Mackenzie). 

12 MARTIN— MURDO, .Seaforths. 




'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




Sergt Murdo Macfarlane Seaforths : 10 Marvig ; 
awarded M.M. 



WTyTTTT 




pt 




■Sister Annabella Macleod, Kershader; awarded 
Royal Red Cross. 



m 




Angus Campbell, R.N.R., 11 Marvig; 
interned in Holland . 




♦Donald J. Macleod, Canadians, 2 Habost, Lochs; 
killed 26th October, 1917. 



*Duncan Mackay, Seaforths, 11 Kershader; died 
of wounds, 11th May, 1916- 



KERSHADER SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Habost, Kershader, Garyvard and Caversta.) 



Population last Census, 366 (Males, 183 ; Females, 183). 



ON the outbreak of war in August, 1914, 41 men from 
this School District, which comprises the villages of 
Caverstay, Garyvard, Kershader, and Habost, were 
already attached to various units of the Services, and were 
immediately mobilised. Others began to join up with the 
first call for men by Lord Kitchener, and 
the number of men serving finally totalled 
106. This is slightly over 30 per cent, of 
the population, and nearly 59 per cent, of 
the total male population. They were 
almost equally distributed between the 
land and sea forces, 51 of them being con- 
nected with the Navy and 55 with the 
Army. 

They were drawn from various parts of 
the country and of the Empire. Several 
were Canadians, two came from Australia, " 
and one from far New Zealand. One 
man travelled all the way from South 
America to join up. There was one man 
in the U.S. Navy, and another in the 
Canadian Navy. 

They saw service in almost every 
theatre of operations on land and sea, in 
the battlefields of France and Flanders, 
in Gallipoli, in Salonica, in Mesopotamia 
and Syria. They took part in most of 




Mr A. J. 



the Naval operations. The Dogger Bank 
the fight of the Carmania, the battle of 
the Falklands, the Ostend and Zeebrugge 
operations, and the Dardanelles, to men- 
tion a few, are names tiiat will conjure up stirring memories 
in the breasts of many of our sailors ; and no less stirring are 
the memories of those who, by their unceasing vigilance, kept 



the sea routes open to our commerce amid the terrors and the 
hidden dangers of the mine and the submarine. What an 
entrancing tale each has to tell if space could but permit. 

The list includes the names of many who received 
promotion, several being non-commissioned officers, mates, 
leading seamen and gunners, and one 
Warrant Officer, R.N. Two of the out- 
standing names on the list are Major 
Donald Macleod, and his brother Captain 
K. K. Macleod. The latter was awarded 
the Military Cross for the part he played 
in storming the Hohenzollern Redoubt. 
The wound he then received incapacitated 
him for further service, and thus a 
military career of great promise was 
prematurely brought to a close. Other 
decorations were the D.S.M. for Roderick 
Macdonald, 6 Kershader, for the sinking 
of a German submarine, and the R.R.C. 
for Sister Annabella N. Macleod, 5 Ker- 
shader, who saw a very great deal of 
service in the Casualty Clearing Stations 
in France. A number of men have a 
claim to the Mons Star and other war 
medals. 

The number of fatalities was 17, being 

16 per cent, of those serving, and the 

announcement of each was received with 

deep sorrow and sympathy by the whole 

community. They were all young and in 

their prime, and many of them were mere 

boys. Three of them were married, one of whom left a young 

family of eight, all of them below 16. Three men were lost 

in the ill-starred "Iolaire," on the dreadful morning of the 



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1st of January, 1919. These were Angus Montgomery, 2 
Garyvard ; Alex. Macleod, 1 Garyvard, and Angus Mac- 
kinnon, 4 Caverstay. Even then the list was not complete. 
Another blow was yet to fall, for intimation was received by 
Mr Donald Macleod, 2 Habost, that his youngest son, 
Malcolm, who was then being expected home demobilised, 
was accidentally killed in Beja Hospital, Hungary, on 9th 
July, 1919. This was felt to be one of the most distressing 
fatalities of the war, and the hearts of all went out in 
sympathy to the bereaved family who had thus lost a second 
son in the war. 

And what of those who were left at home — the fathers 
and mothers, the wives and brothers and sisters ? Will the 
memory of those days ever depart from them ? Can they ever 
erase from their memories the weary vigil, the long drawn out 
days and nights of anxiety and anguish, the fluctuating 
hopes and fears, and the hopes for ever abandoned % Truly 
their lot was none too easy to bear. 

A. J. MACMILLAN. 



KERSHADER 

2 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, Corpl., 4th Gordons; wounded and taken 

prisoner September, 1915; Mons Star. JOHN, R.N.R. 
MURDO, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Donald Macleod). 

3 MACKAY— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

2-4 MACLEOD— Dr NORMAN A., R.A.M.C. JOHN, Australians 
(Sons of late Mr John Macleod). 

4 MACLEOD— MALCOLM, R.N.R. KENNETH, Australians. (Sons 

of Mr Malcolm Macleod). 

MACLEOD— DONALD, Major, R.A.S.C. 

MACLEOD— KENNETH KENNEDY, M.C., Captain, 7th Sea- 
forths; awarded the Military Cross at the storming of the 
Hohenzollem Redoubt, 25th Sept., 1915; was seriously 
wounded during the engagement. (Brother of Major Macleod 
above) . 

5 MACLEOD— ANNABELLA N., Sister, T.F.N.S. ; was awarded the 

Royal Red Cross in New Year's Honours List for 1919- Has 
also been mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig ; went 
over early. 



ANDERSON— *DUNCAN, Corpl., Seaforth; was killed in action in 
France, 11th April, 1917, aged 22 years; entitled to Mons Star. 
JOHN, Mate, Mercantile Marine. DONALD, Seaforths. (Sons 
of late Mr Anderson). 

MACLEOD— KENNETH, U.S. Navy. *MALCOLM, Sergt., Cana- 
dians ; killed in France, August, 1917, aged 27 ; went over early. 
DONALD J., Canadians; shell-shock. (Sons of Mr John Mac- 
leod. now of Caberfeidh Buildings, Stornoway). 

MA CDONALD— NORMAN, Sergt., Canadian Field Artillery. 

MACDCNALD— G"EORGE M., H.L.I., wounded 

6 MACDONALD— RODERICK, R.N.R. ; was awarded the D.S.M. for 

sinking a German submarine. Was torpedoed but picked up. 

7 MACDONALD— *JOHN M,, R.N.R.T.; died in Naval Hospital, 

Chatham, 2nd July, 1917; aged 18. (Son of Mr Donald Mac- 
donald) 

8 MACKAY— *JOHN DUNCAN, Seaforths ; killed in action in France, 

July, 1916; aged 19 years. Before joining up was a Junior 
Student in the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway. (Son of Mr 
Duncan Mackay) . ' 

8 MACAULAY— JOHN, Mercantile Marine; three times torpedoed, 

and picked up safely on each occasion. *MALCOLM, Sergt., 
1st Seaforths; killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, 1st March, 
1915; aged 27 years Had served 11 years with the Seaforths, 
nine of which were spent in India. Mons Star. (Sons of late 
Mr John Macaulay, Balallan). 

9 MACDONALD— MALCOLM, Camerons ; wounded and lost right 

arm. MURDO, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr 

Murdo Macdonald). 

9 MACDONALD— *DONALD, C.S.M., 1st Camerons; killed in action 
in France, October, 1918; had served over 20 years in the 
Camerons , acted for several years as recruiting Sergeant in 
Lewis and Harris and Uist, where he was deservedly popular. 
Aged 41. (Son of late Mr Murdo Macdonald). 

10 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

11 MACKAY— DONALD, R.M.B. JOHN, R.N.R.T. DUNCAN, New 

Zealanders. (Sons of Mr Donald Mackay). 

MACKAY— *DUNCAN, Seaforths; killed in action at Bailleul, 
France llth May, 1916; aged 19 years. DONALD DUNCAN, 
R.N.R.T. 

12 MACMILLAN— FINLAY, R.N.R.T. A.D., Schoolhouse, R.N. 

Warrant Officer, Schoolmaster Branch. (Sons of late Mr John 
Macmillan) 



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285 



HABOST, 

1 MONTGOMERY— *EINLAY, R N.R. ; killed 8th September, 1917, 

off Whitby by his ship striking a mine; aged 31 years.' Was 
headmaster of Achiltibuie School before joining up. (Son of 
late Roderick Montgomery, Balallan). 

MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R.T 

2 MACLEOD— COLIN, Bomb., R.M.B. *DONALD JOHN, Cana- 

dians; killed in France, 26th October, 1917; aged 25 years. 
MALCOLM. Corporal, Camerons ; wounded three times; Mons 
Star. JOHN M., Mate, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Angus Macleod). 

MACLEOD— *DONALD, 5th Camerons; killed in action at Loos, 
25lh September, 1915; aged 27 years. Joined in September, 
1914- Entitled to Mons Star. MALCOLM, Sen., Mercantile 
:.Iarinc *MALCOLM, Jun., R.N.R.T.; accidentally killed in 
Beja Hospital, Hungary, on 9th July, 1919, aged 23 years. (Sons 
of Mr Donald Macleod) 

3 MACKAY— ALEXANDER, Mate, R.N.R.T. 

5 MACRAE— MURDO, Sergt.-Major, Army Gymnastic Staff, att. to 
18th H.L.I., JOHN, R.N.R.T. 

MACLEOD— JOHN, Canadian Navy. 

CS~ 6 MACRAE— MALCOLM, Corpl., Camerons; wounded; Mons Star. 
MURDO, Seaforths ; wounded ; Mons Star. DONALD M., 
R.N.R.T (Sons of Mr Murdo Macrae). 

i/^ MACRAE— MURDO, 1st Seaforths; wounded and gassed. Served 

eight 3 ears with the Colours, five of which were spent in India. 
Mons Star. RODERICK, Seaforths; wounded three times. 
*LONALD, 1st Seaforths; killed in action at Poperiughe, 
France, 15th November, 1914; aged 21 years. This was the 
first casuality of the war in this district. Entitled to Mons Star. 
MALCOLM JOHN, K.O.S.B (Sons of Mr Roderick Macrae). 

/^" 8 MACRAE-DUNCAN, R.N.R.T. 

(/ MACRAE— JOHN, Sergt., 1st Seaforths. 

MACRAE— LOUIS J., Engineer, Mercantile Marine. 

9 MACDONALD— NEIL, R.N.R.T. *MALCOLM, Sergt., 2nd Cams., 
k.lled in action in Belgium, 8th May, 1915 ; aged 28. Of his 
six years with the Colours four were spent in India, whence he 
crossed to France in December, 1915. JAMES, Mate, R.N.R.T. 
(Sons of Mr Alexander Macdonald). 

11 MACLEOD— DONALD j., R.N.R.T. FARQUHAR, Sergt., 7th 
Seafciths. (Sons of Mr Murdo Macleod). 

MACLEOD— JOHN, R N.R. DONALD, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr 
John Macleod). 



12 FERGUSON— DUNCAN, R.N.R.T. DONALD J., Mate, R.N.R.T. 

(Sons of the late Mr Ronald Ferguson). 

13 MACDONALD— DUNCAN, Leading Deckhand, R.N.R.T. 



GARYVARD 

1 MACDONALD— DONALD, Canadians, wounded ALEX. (Sen.), 

Canadians; gassed. JOHN, Seaforths; Mons Star. MURDO, 
Seafoiths. ALEXANDER (Jun.), R.N.R.T. (Sons of the late 
Mr John Macdonald) 

MACLEOD— MALCOLM, Leading Seaman, R.N R. DONALD 
(Sen.), Canadians. * ALEXANDER, R.N.R.T.; drowned in 
the "Iolairo," aged 25. DONALD (Jun.), Seaforths. (Sons of 
Mr John Macleod). 

2 MONTGOMERY— TORQUIL, R.N.R. *ANGUS, R.N.R. ; drowned 

in the "Iolaire"; had served as a soldier in the South African 
War for which he held several medals. Survived by wife and 
eight children. Aged 46- ALEXANDER, K.O.S.B. (Sons of 
the late Mr Kenneth Montgomery). 

3 MACLEOD— MALCOLM ALEX., Canadians; gassed. ALEX., 

R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Macleod). 

5 MACLEOD— DONALD (Jun.), R.N.R. Along with another Lewis- 

men and an Englishman, he won the championship of the 
world in 3-inch .wire splicing. ALEXANDER, Canadians. 
(Son of Mr Donald Macleod, Sen.) 

6 MACLEOD— TORQUIL, Sergt., Seaforths. ALEXANDER, R.N.R. 

JOHN, R.N. (Sons of Mr Donald .Macleod). 

MACKINNON— LOUIS, R.N.R.T. 
MACLEOD — JOHN, Canadians. 

7 MACKENZIE— JOHN, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. 
9 MACR1TCHIE— JOHN, R.N.R. 

11 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 



CAVERSTA. 

1 MACKINNON— MURDO, Canadians. RODERICK, 1st Seaforths; 

wounded. 

2 MACDONALD— DONALD (Senior), R.N.R. *MURDO, Gordons; 

killed in action at Loos, 25th' Sept. 1915; aged 20 years. 



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KERSHADER SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Entitled to Mons Star. Previously wounded; only once home 
on leave; saw a great deal of service. DONALD (Jun.), R.N.R.T. 
(Sons of Mr Donald Macdonald). 

MACKINNON— FRANK, R.N.R. ; after taking part in Antwerp 
Expedition was interned in Holland; holds Mons Star. 



4 MACKINNON— JOHN, R.N.R.T. RODERICK, R.N.R.T. 

ANGUS, R.N.R. DONALD, Canadians. (Sons of the late Mr 
Roderick Mackinnon). 

MACKINNON— *ANGUfe, R.N.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire" ; was 
married in Dover, and was on leave home to see his parents. 
RODERICK, R.N.R.T. (Sons of Mr Donald Mackinnon). 




A SOLDIER FAMILY. 



MAJOR DONALD MACLEOD, elder son of the late 
Mr Norman Macleod, Kerskader, enlisted in the 
Army Service Corps on 21st March, 1885. He was 
promoted Warrant Officer in 1899, and to commissioned 
rank in 1909, and to the rank of Major 
in 1918. Major Macleod was on active 
service in South Africa during the Boer 
War, and subsequently served eighteen 
months there on foreign service. 

Captain Kenneth Kennedy Macleod, 
M.C.. half brother of Major Macleod, 
above, was born in 1873. He joined the 
1st Seaforth Highlanders on 6th April, 
1892, and was promoted Lance-Corporal 
hefore the end of the same year. He 
was promoted Corporal in 1894; Sergt., 
1897 ; Colour-Sergeant, 1901 ; Warrant 
Officer, 1911 ; Lieutenant and Quarter- 
master on 24th August, 1914 ; and Cap- 
tain (commanding a Company) on 10th 
October, 1914. Captain Macleod served 
in Crete during the disturbance of 1897- 
1S98, and afterwards was five years in 
Egypt. He was through the Sudan 
Campaign of 1898, and took part in the 
storming of the Zareba on the Atbara, 
After a year's service in India he 
returned home in 1904 and joined the 
Permanent Staff of the 3rd Seaforth 
Highlanders, on which he served till the 
outbreak of war in August, 1914, when 
he was promoted Lieutenant and Quar- 
termaster to the 7th Seaforths. He 
commanded B Company of the 7th Sea- 
forths in the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt on 25th 
September, 1915, leading his men with conspicuous gallantry. 




(Left).— Capta'.n K. K. Macleod, .Seaforths, 
awarded M.C. (severely wounded). (Standing) 
— *Major Norman G. M. Macleod, 90th Winni- 
peg Rifles, awarded Military Cross ; killed 
between 24th and 27th .Sept., 1916- (Right) — 
Major Donald Macleod. 



Wounded above the left elbow by a bullet which passed 
through the arm and entered above the left hip (w-here it is 
still lodged), he continued to lead his men until struck down 
by a rifle bullet which passed through his head, entering an 
inch behind the right eye, and coming 
out a little lower on the left side. He 
lay out in the rain for twelve hours 
before he was accidentally found by two 
Camerons, who carried him to the 
dressing station. For his gallantry and 
devotion to duty on this occasion he was 
awarded the Military Cross. Very early 
in his military career he proved himself 
a master marksman, putting up the 
highest score on record in his recruit's 
course. He held the Championship of 
Egypt and the Mediterranean in 1901, 
and afterwards won many important 
competitions in India and at home. He 
held the Scottish Army Championship 
in 1912, and was the best shot in the 7th 
Seaforths at Borden in 1915. He acted 
as a sniper in France, using the tele- 
scopic-sighted rifle with great effect, to 
the annoyance of the Bosches. His 
shooting trophies comprise six gold and 
two silver medals, besides spoons and 
cups. He was not only considered one 
of the best shots, but also one of the 
best instructors in the British Army, 
although not a great believer in the 
"pace stick." His decorations are — the 
British Sudan Medal, with clasp ; the 
Medal for Long Service and Good Con- 
duct, the King George Coronation Medal, and the Military 
Cross. 



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A SOLDIER FAMILY. 



Major Norman George Morrison Macleod, son of Major 
Donald Macleod, above, was born at Stornoway in July, 1891. 
After a few years in the Education Department of the Civil 
Service he joined the 1st Gordon Highlanders as a private on 
9th September, 1909. On the 9th December, 1912, he was 
gazetted 2nd Lieutenant to the 2nd South Lancashire Regi- 
ment, but resigned his commission on 9th July, 1913, to enter 
on a commercial career in Canada. On the outbreak of war 
in August, 1914, he mobilised as Lieutenant with the 90th 
Winnipeg Rifles, with whom he proceeded to France in 
February, 1915, and was promoted Captain on 24th April. 
For his conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the 
fighting of 24th April, 1915, and for carrying important 
messages out of the trenches in daylight, Lieut. Macleod was 
awarded the Military Cross and appointed Captain. On the 



24th April, when the Germans, under a cloud of poisonous 
gases, attacked and broke the Allied lines, Captain Macleod 
with his platoon seized and occupied a piece of trench from 
which the battalion on their left had been driven. This 
trench was of the utmost importance, being on the extreme 
left of the unbroken portion of the British line. As soon as 
Captain Macleod's platoon had fought their way sufficiently 
far down the trench to adequately protect the battalion's flank, 
they erected a barricade between themselves and the Germans, 
who still occupied a portion of the trench. They held the 
position tenaciously for eleven hours till definitely ordered to 
retire. This gallant soldier, who later was appointed Major, 
was killed in the fighting between 24th and 27th September, 
1916, aged 25 years. 




CROMORE SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Population lasi Census, 298 (Males, 143: Females, 155). 



CROMORE. 



4 

5 

7 
8 

9 
10 



11 
11 
11 



ALEX., Canadian Contingent. 



KENNEDY— ALEX., R.N.R. 
(Sons of Mr Alex. Kennedy) . 

KENNEDY— *ALEX., R.N.R. ; wounded; killed in air raid on 
Chatham, aged 21. MURDO, R.M.B. ANGUS, R.N.R.T. 

MACKENZIE— KENNETH, R.N.R. LEWIS, R.N.R. RODr 

ERICK, R.N.R. 

MACKINNON— DUNCAN, R.N.R. 

MACARTHUR— *JOHN, R.N.R.; was lost on H.M.S. "Invincible" 
at Jutland Battle. MALCOLM, R.N.R.(T.). (Sons of Mr 
Roderick Macarthuri. 

MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R.; was interned in Holland. JOHN, 
R.N.R.(T.) 

MACARTHUR— GEORGE, R.N.R. ; escaped when H.M.S. "Duke 
of Albany" was sunk in the North Sea, and was also saved from 
the "Iolaire." MURDO, R.N.R.; served at Cameroons; was 
saved from "Iolaire." JOHN, Gordons; wounded. ANGUS, 
Lance-Corpl., Seaforths; wounded. (Sons of Mr Alex. Mac- 
arthur) 

MACKENZIE— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— MURDO, R.N.R. 

MACLEOD— MURDO, Canadians 
Alexander Macleod). 



(Son of Mr Angus Macleod). 

JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr 



12 MACLEOD— ANGUS, R.N.R. DONALD MACLEOD, R.N.R. 

13 MACLEOD-JOHN, R.N.R.T. (Son of Mr Murdo Macleod). 

14 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R.T. HECTOR, Transport Service. 

(Son- of Mr Kenneth Macleod). 

15 SMITH— FINLAY, R.N.R. 

15 KENNEDY— KENNETH, R.N.R.T. ROBERT, Seaforths. (Sons 
of Mr Donald Kennedy). 

17 MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R.T. (Son of Mr Roderick Macleod;. 

18 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R. JOHN, Canadians. 

19 SMITH— ANGUS, R.N.R. 

20 MACARTHUR— *DONALD, Scots Guards; killed in action, 

October, 1914. 

21 MACLEOD— MURDO, B.N.R. 

23 MACDONALD— MURDO, R.N.R.; interned in Holland. ANGUS, 

R.N.R.T. DONALD, R.N.R.T.; survivor from "Iolaire." (Sons 
of Mr Alex. Macdonald). 

24 MACLEOD— JOHN R.N.R. 

25 MACARTHUR— JOHN, R.N.R. 
28 



ANGUS, Canadians ; 
(Sons of Mr Roderick 



MACLEOD— JOHN, Seaforths; wounded, 
wounded. DONALD, Lieut., Seaforths. 
Macleod). 

BRUCE— *WILLIAM, Lieut., Canadian Air Service; killed in action. 
MARCUS, R.N.R.T (Sons of Mr Hector Bruce, The School- 
house) . 




PLANASKER SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



(Marvig and Calbost,) 



Population last Census, 303 (Males, 194: Females, 199). 



THE sons of Park hold a proud position in the annals of the 
Great War. In the far-flung battle line were to be found 
gallant lads from the isolated villages of Marvig and 
Calbost. Old boys were there also from 
Australia, Chili, America, and one brave 
Canadian, Alick Morrison, 20 Marvig, 
remains at rest on a hard-won field- 
Prompt to answer the call, the first great 
shock of arms found them ready, and 
Mons medals are now no rarity in the 
above villages. Among the earliest to 
give up their lives were Rod. Kennedy 
(Murdo), Neil Morrison (John), and 
Dugald Kennedy (Donald). In less stir- 
ring times these brave boys would have 
been at school , but two of them sailed 
away in the "Clan Macnaughton" and 
now sleep in the grey waters of the North 
Sea. Rod. Kennedy was the son of an 
old warrior, and died for home and 
country on a well-fought field. Thus in 
the spirit of Lewismen, fathers, sons and 
brothers went forth to face the foe, while 
all the world wondered. What of the 
homes ? During these dreaded years 1914- 
1918 there was that quiet resignation to 
God's will, which has ever been the birth- 
right of Lewis maids and mothers. 
Anxiety there certainly was, when news of 
battle came, and when wounded heroes 
paid a flying visit to their homes they were received with a 
deep, quiet joy which was sometimes pathetic. The sparkling 




Mr WJI KERR, Schoolhouse, Planasker 



eye of the mother, of the sister, of a loved one, dimmed for a 
moment by tears, spoke volumes, but there was no holding 
back. Duty called and all obeyed. 

On the School Roll of Honour there are 
70 names placed as follows : — 

R.N.R. and other sea units — 43. 

Seaforths and other land units — 27. 

The Regiments represented were — Sea- 
forths, 6 ; Camerons, 5 ; Gordons, 1 ; Cana- 
dians, 6; Australians, 1 ; Chili, 1 ; Ameri- 
can Navy, 1 ; A. & S. Highlanders, 1 ; Life 
Guards, 1 : Labour Corps, 3 ; Scottish 
Rifles, 1. 

Among the soldiers 12 were wounded, 
some three times, and 4 lost their lives, 
while one is reported missing, Rod. Fin- 
layson (Roshen), now presumed dead. 

Among the sailors 5 brave lads lost their 
lives at sea. Three spent the long years in 
Holland. One remained all the time in 
Germany, and one, Ian (Alick) Mackenzie, 
went down with the "Iolaire." Another 
Marvig lad, Rod. Finlayson, was on board 
that ill-fated ship, but he escaped. While 
death and wounds came to some the 
honours of war were not awanting among 
the gallant band of lads belonging to 
Planasker. 

Sergt. Murdo Macfarlane, 10 Marvig, 
and C.S.M. Murdo Morrisou, 9 Calbost, 
both won the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery in the 
field. 



PLANASKER SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



291 



Probably no other men since the Crusades of old have run 
such a gamut 

of most disastrous chances; 
Of moving- accidents by flood and field; 
Of hairbreadth 'scapes i' the imminent deadly breach 
Of being taken by the insolent foe." 

Prompt to the call of duty they faced the foe ; they prevailed, 
and some sleep away from borne. 



They quit them like heroes and 
Planasker Scboolbouse. 



every man a King. 

WM. KERR. 



MARVIG 

1 MACKENZIE— MURDO, 2nd Seaforths ; wounded and discharged 

1915- Holds Mons Star. 
CAMPBELL— JOHN, Canadian Infantry. RODERICK, Life 
Guards ROBERT, M.M.T. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Campbell). 

2 FINLAYSON— DONALD, R.N.R. *RODERICK (Roshen), 5th 

Carneions, twice wounded; missing since 11th March, 1917; now 
supposed dead. 

4 SMITH— MURDO, R.N.R. ; interned in Holland ; holds Mons Star. 

ALEX., Canadian Infantry. 
KENNEDY, ALEX., R.N.R.T. 

5 MACMILLAN— MURDO, R.N.R.T. 

7 MACKENZIE— *KENNETH, R.N.R. ; died of pneumonia at Quebec 

while gunner on s.s. "Llanstephan Castle," 1918; aged 20 
years. Was present at Falkland and Jutland and took part in 
Dardanelles. (Son of Mr Rod. Mackenzie, 7 Marvig). 

8 FINLAYSON — ALLAN. 9th Seaforths; came home from Patagonia 

to enlist, gassed at Loos Sept., 1915; wounded 1918. ANGUS, 
Corpl. Piper. 3rd Camerons; transferred to 1st R.S.F. ; served in 
India, February, 1916, to November, 1919; wounded 1914 at 
La Bassee. Holds Mons Medal and other honours. RODK., 

M.M.R.; served chiefly in India, Egypt and Dardanelles; was 
one of the survivors of "Iolaire." Holds 2 medals. 
10 MA CFAF LANE— ALEX., Mate, R.N.R.T.; a naval pensioner over 
60 years of age; re-enlisted in the Patrol Section. MURDO, 



Sergt., 3rd Seaforths, awarded Military Medal; twice wounded. 
Holds Mons Star. ANGUS, R.N.R.T. ; studied when on service 
and passed as Mate. ALISTER, M.M.T. , Australia and States. 
(Father and three Sons). 

10 MACFARLANE— DONALD (Allan), 14th A. & S. Highlanders; saw 

service in France and Belgium. 

11 CAMPBELL— NORMAN (Norman), R.M.B. ; transferred to Ammuni- 

tion Column, R.F.A., 51st Division. ANGUS, R.N.R.; interned 
in Holland ; studied while there and passed as Mate. 
CAMPBELL— JOHN, M.M.R. 

12 MACKENZIE— DONALD, R.N.R. ; served in Australian waters on 

"Edinburgh Castle." 

13 MACKENZIE— MURDO (Murdo), R.N.R. 

MACKENZIE— *JOHN, R.N.R.; drowned in "Iolaire" disaster; 
aged 30 years; Mons Star. (Son of Mr Alex. Mackenzie). 

15 KENNEDY— ALEX., 3rd Seaforths; wounded and discharged 1915; 

Mons Star. DONALD, R.N.R. 

16 MACKINNON— RODERICK, R.N.R.T. 

17 MACMILLAN— JOHN, R.N.R.T. ANGUS, Canadian Engineers^ 

18 MACLENNAN— ALICK MURDO, 3rd Seaforths; Mons Star. 

ANGUS, Canadian Navy (Police Section). 

19 SMITH— ANGUS R.N.R. ; survivor of "Hermes" disaster. 

20 MORRISON— *ALEX., Canadians; killed in France, 16th Sept., 

1916, while bringing in wounded ; an ex-soldier, he served 14 
years in Seaforths; saw service in India, Egypt and South 
Africa. Held several medals— one for life saving. 
23 MACLEOD— ALEX., R.N.R. 



CALBOST. 

2 KENNEDY— JOHN ANGUS, Scottish Rifles. 

KENNEDY— *DUGALD, R.N.R.; drowned in the "Clan Macnaugh- 
ton" disaster, February, 1915, aged 17 years. Had been 
rescued from the "Hermes." (Son of Mr Donald Kennedy). 

3 MACLEOD— ROBERT, R.N.R. 

5 SMITH— DONALD, R.N.R. *MURDO, 2nd Gordons; killed in 

action at Puchevillers, on 2nd December, 1916; aged 19 years. 
(Son of Widow Allan Smith) . 

6 MACLEOD— DONALD, A.S.C. 

7 MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R.T. KENNETH, R.N.R. ; discharged in 

1915 on medical grounds. 

8 MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R.. (Son of John, Senior). 



292 



PLANASKER SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.R.; interned in Holland; Mons Star. 
<Son of John, Junior). 
9 MORRISON— *NEIL (John), R.N.R. ; drowned in "Clan Mac- 
naughton' disaster, February, 1915; aged 22 years; was a 
survivor of "Hermes" disaster. ANGUS (John), 3rd Camerons 
M.G.C., Salonica. JOHN M. (John), R.N.R. 

MORRISON— MURDO, C.S.M., Canadians ; awarded Military Medal 
in 1917 for distinguished bravery in the field; was wounded in 
France, Sept., 1917. ANGUS, Sergt., Canadians. (Sons of 
Mr Neil Morrison). 

MORRISON— MURDO, Labour Corps. •DONALD, R.N.R.; 
drowned in Battle of Jutland; went through Falkland Islands 
Battle and Battle of Coronel. JOHN, R.N.D.; prisoner in 
Germany. Holds Mons Star. (Sons of Mr Angus Morrison). 

MORRISON— DONALD (Alex.), R.N.R.; survivor of "Hermes" dis- 
aster. 
10 FINLAYSON— ANGUS. R.N.R. RODERICK, ' 2nd Seaforths; 
Mons Star. DONALD, Australians; wounded and discharged. 
JOHN, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Alex. Finlayson). 
FINLAYSON— ANGUS, 10th Seaforths Labour Corps. DONALD, 
Labour Corps. MURDO, R.N.R. (Sons of Mr Donald Fin- 
layson). 



11 NICOLSON— *MURDO, R.N.R.; drowned in "Laurel Crown" as a 

result of min e explosion, 22nd June, 1916. in North Sea. Left 
widow and eight of a family). 

MACKENZIE— ALEXANDER, A.B., R.N.R.; served in Mediter- 
anean and South Atlantic ; was at battle of Falklands and Dar- 
danelles; discharged 16th May, 1916- 

12 MACKENZIE— DONALD (Donald), R.N.R. 

MACKENZIE— DONALD (Angus), R.N.R.T. ; Nicolson Bursar 
1915- ANGUS (Angus), R.N.R. 

13 MACLEOD— *DUGALD, Lce.-Corpi., 2nd Gordons; twice wounded, 

last time at Ypres ; discharged and died at home, 29th September, 
191 7 . aged 25 years ; held Mons Star. (Son of Mr Alex. Mac- 
leod). 

MACLEOD— JOHN R. (Alex.), R.N.R.T. 

14 KENNEDY— *RODERICK, 1st Camerons; killed in action at La 

Bassee, 25th January, 1915, aged 18 years; Mons Star. (Son of 
Mr Murdo Kennedy, who is himself an ex-soldier, having served 
17 years in the Seaforths. He served in India, South Africa, 
and Egypt, holds 2 medals with 7 clasps. On outbreak of war 
he twice volunteered for active service). 




GRAVIR SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Population last Census, 468 (Males, 233; Females, 235). 



GRAVIR. 



2 ^^O^-ALEXANDER Labour Corps. MALCOLM, 

R.N.R.T. JOHN, New Zealand Contingent; wounded. 



CAMPBELL— RODERICK, Liverpool Regiment 
above) . 



(Nephew of 



4 MACKENZIE-DONALD, 43rd Cameron Highlanders of Canada" 
RNR T W ° d m France - 8th August, 1918. ALEXANDER, 

6a MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N R.T. 

6b MACASKILL-*KENNETH, R.N.R. ; drowned in the Irish Chan- 
nel, 14th February, 1917; aged 33 years. (Son of late Mr 
Angus Macaskill). 

8 MACINNES-MURDO, K.O.S.B.'s. ANGUS, Leading Seaman 

Gunner, R.N.R. JOHN, R.N.R. 

9 MACASKILL— *DONALD, R.N.V.R.; drowned in the "Iolaire" 

disaster. JOHN, R.N.R.T. ALLAN, R.N.R.T. ; saved from 
the "Iolaire." (Sons of Mr Donald Macaskill). 

MACDONALD— KENNETH, Sergeant, H.L.I. *RODERICK, 
R.N.R. : drowned or killed when H.M.S. "Queen Mary" was sunk 
at the Battle of Jutland, 31st May, 1916; aged 30 years. JOHN 
M., R.N.R. *DONALD, 21st Canadians; killed in action in 
Fiance, 16th February, 1917; aged 24 years. (Sons of Mr 
Malcolm Macdonald, now of Maryhill, Glasgow). 

12 MACASKILL— ALEXANDER, Leading Seaman Gunner, R.N.R.; 

was twice toipedoed 

13 MATHESON— *MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. ; died of pneumonia in hospi- 

tal at Gillingham, Kent, 7th October, 1918; aged 48 years. Left 
widow and large family. 

CAMPBELL— RODERICK, R.N.R. (Nephew of Matheson above). 

14a CAMPBELL— DONALD, R.N.R. 

14b FRASER— NEIL, Boatswain, M.M.R. 

15 MATHESON— DONALD, Signaller, R.M.B.; wounded at Dardan- 
elles ; awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Greek Military 
Cross. JOHN, R.N.R. 



15b MACLEAN— KENNETH, R.N.R. 

16 CHISHOLM— NORMAN, R.NR.; was prisoner in Germany since 

fall of Antwerp; 1914 Star. 

17 MACASKILL— JOHN, Labour Corps. DONALD, R.N.R. ; invalided 

home in June, 1915 

18a CAMPBELL— ALEXANDER, R.N.R. ; invalided home in July, 1915. 
*JOHN, Seaforths; killed in action, 20th December, 1914; aged 
20 years. DONALD, R.G.A. ANGUS, R.F.A. (Sons of Mr 
John Campbell;. 

18b CAMPBELL— PETER, 4th Seaforths. *JOHN, Seaforths; died of 
influenza in France. (Father and Son). 

19a MACPHAIL— JOHN R., Seaforths; served in France; invalided 
home, December, 1915- 

19b MACPHAIL— JOHN, R.N.R.; discharged in 1917 owing to effects 
of an accident. 

19c MACPHAIL— JOHN, Leading Seaman Gunner, R.N.R.; torpedoed. 

20a MACMILLAN— JAMES, R.N.R. 

20b MACASKILL— ALLAN, Chief Shipwright, R.N.R. 

21 MACR1TCHIE— DONALD, R.N.R. MURDO, R.N.R.; discharged. 

22 NICOLSON— *DONALD, R.N.R. ; died at home on 14th November, 

1918, of illness contracted while serving in North Sea ; aged 29 
years Had been on service from outbreak of war. JOHN 
MURDO, Mercantile Marine Reserve. *DUNCAN, R.N.R.; 
drowned with H.M.S. "Laurentic," January, 1917; aged 24 
years. (Sons of Mr Malcolm Nicolson). 

23 MACMILLAN— DONALD, Petty Officer, Mercantile Marine Reserve. 

JOHN, R.N.R. 

24 KENNEDY— *JOHN, R.H.A. ; died at home in 1916 from effects 

of wounds ; aged 34 years. Left widow and four children. (Son 
of Mr Roderick Kennedy, 15 Marvig.) 

25 MATHESON— NORMAN, R.N.R.T. DONALD, R.N.R.T. JOHN, 

R.N.R. 

26 MATHESON— NORMAN. R.N.R. DONALD, R.M.B. 



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27 

28 
29 
30 



MATHESON— MURDO, Lance-Corpl., Seaforths. DUNCAN, Cana- 
dians; wounded. 
MACKAY— JOHN, Labour Corps. DONALD, R.N.R. 
CHISHOLM— DUNCAN, R.N.R.T. MALCOLM, Piper, Camerons. 
MATHESON— JOHN, Camerons; wounded on several occasions. 
MURDO, R.N.R. 

32 NICOLSON— JOHN, 4th Seafoiths. MURDO, R.M.B. (Father 
and Son). 
NICOLSON— NEIL, R.A.S.C. DONALD, Royal Fusiliers. 
33a MACLEAN— NEIL, H.L.I. ; wounded severely in hand. 

KENNETH, R.N.R. 
33b MACMILLAN— MALCOLM, R.N.R. 



33c MACLEAN— DONALD, Corpl., Canadians; awarded Military Medal; 

taken prisoner 1918- *MALCOLM, killed in action. (Sons of 

Mr Donald Maclean). 
35a MACLEOD— MURDO, Canadians. MALCOLM, R.N.R. 
35b MACPHAIL— DONALD, R.N. 

36 MACINNES— MALCOLM, Seaforths MURDO, R.N.R. 

37 MACLEOD— LOUIS, R.N.R MURDO, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. 

38 MACRITCHIE— NEIL, R.N.R.T. ANGUS, R.N.R. 

39 MATHESON— NORMAN, R.N.R. NORMAN, R.E. 

42 MACKAY— DONALD, Petty Officer of Coastguard, R.N. ANGUS, 
R.N.R. JOHN, Piper, " Canadians ; severely wounded 




LEMREWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Population last Census, 339 (Males, 173; Females, 166). 



LEMREWAY. 



2 MACINNES— JOHN, R.N.R. NEIL, R.N.R. *MALCOLM, 

R.N.R. ; drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster. (Sons of Mr Murdo 
Macinnes) 

2b MACINNES— *DAVID, R.NR.T.; drowned in the "Iolaire" 
disaster. (Son of Mr Peter Maeinnes and cousin of above). 

3 FERGUSON— *MURDO, R.N.R. ; drowned in the "Iolaire" disaster 

Was called up at the outbreak of the war. ANGUS, R.N.R. 
(Sons of the late Mr Murdo Ferguson). 

6 MACLEOD— LEWIS, Gordons. 

8 CH'ISHOLM— PETER, R.N.R. *JOHN ANGUS, Camerons; killed 
in action in France, 22nd December, 1914. (Sons of Mr Angus 
Chisholm). 

MACLEOD— JOHN, R.N.R. 

MACINNES— NEIL, R.N.R. 



10 

12 

13 



14 
15 

16 
17 
20 
22 



MACLEOD— DONALD, R.N.D.; was interned in Holland; holds 
Mons Star. JOHN, R.A.M.C. 

MACMILLAN— JOHN. Mercantile Marine. 

DONALD, 



NICOI.SON— ANGUS, R.N.R. 
Gordons. 



CARMICHAEL— JOHN. R.N.R. 
MONTGOMERY— ANGUS J., R.N.R. 
NICOLSON— DONALD, R.N.R. 
KENNEDY— DONALD, Seaforths. 



R.N.R. DONALD, 



23 MACMILLAN— ANGUS, Major, Seaforths. (See separate notice 

with photograph). *DUNCAN, Lance-Corpl., 2nd Seaforths; 
died of cerebro-spinal meningitis in hospital at St Omer, France, 
on 27th March, 1915; aged 27 years. He had been in the 1st 
Seaforths for 7 years and went to France with the vanguard of 
the Expeditionary Force. (Sons of the late Mr Kenneth Mac- 
millan). 

24 NICOLSON— JOHN, Canadians. FINLAY, R.N.R. *KENNETH, 

R.N.R.; drowned when H.M.S. "Goliath" was torpedoed at the 
Dardanelles on 12th May, 1915; aged 19 years. (Sons of Mr 
Angus Nicolson). 

27 NICOLSON— JOHN. Canadians. 

NICOLSON— MALCOLM, R.N.D.; was interned in Holland; holds 
Mons Star. 

27 NICOLSON— DONALD, R.N.R.; survivor from H.M.S. "Drake." 

ANGUS, Canadians. (Nephews of above). 

28 CAMPBELL— RODERICK, R.N.R. The ship on which he was 

serving as gunner was torpedoed within an hour after leaving 
harbour. As a result of the explosion which occurred in the 
engine-room two engineers were killed, but the remainder of 
the crew were saved. 

28b CAMPBELL— RODERICK, R.N.R. MALCOLM, R.N.R.T. 

33 KENNEDY— JOHN, R.N.R. 

KENNEDY— MURDO, Orinsay Farm, R.N.R. 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 



The Hero of Buzancy. : 



AJOR ANGUS MACMILLAN, D.S.O., M.C., son of 
the late Mr Kenneth Macmillan, Lemreway, enlisted 
as a private in the 2nd Batt. Seaforth Highlanders on 
5th November, 1904. In August, 1911, when he held the 
rank of Sergeant, he purchased his discharge to the Army 
Reserve. On mobilisation in 1914, he immediately rejoined, 
and was posted to the 7th Battalion of the Seaforths as 
Company Quartermaster Sergeant. With that unit he went 
to France in May, 1915. As Company Sergeant-Major he 
took part in the battle of Loos, after the first attack on the 
25th September, 1915. On 12th March, 1916, he was com- 
missioned on the field, and two months later was appointed 
Acting Captain. After the battle of the Somme on 12th 
October, 1916, he was appointed Temporary Captain and 
awarded the Military Cross "for conspicuous gallantry in 
action. He led his Company in the attack with great 
courage and determination, himself returning to Battalion 
Headquarters under very heavy fire to report the situation. 
Later he established a good trench in a forward position." In 
April, 1917, he was mentioned in despatches for services at 
the Battle of Arras. In the summer of 1918, in the fighting 
south of Soissons, where a Scottish Division formed part of 
General Mangin's 10th French Army, Captain Macmillan so 
distinguished himself that on 28th July at Buzancy he was 
awarder! the Distinguished Service Order, the Legion of 
Honour and the Croix de Guerre (with palm) . By the French 
he was acclaimed "the hero of Buzancy," 

On a subsequent occasion he was again mentioned in 
despatches, and on 12th November, 1918, he was appointed 
Temporary Major, which rank he held till August, 1919, 
when, on the Service Battalions being disbanded, he reverted 
to his substantive rank of Lieutenant and rejoined his depot 
at Fort George. 




Major ANGUS MACMILLAN, D.S.O., M.C. 



"LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




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•Piper John Macleod, Canadians, 39a Balallan ; 
died of wounds, 14 Feb., 1918- 



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*Corpl. Roderick D. Macleod, A. & S. Highdrs. 
39a Balallan; killed 25th Sept., 1915. 



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Donald Mackenzie, Maryhill, Crossbost, St John's 
Ambulance Brigade (Canadians). 



•Quartermaster Donald Macleod, R.A.M.C, 39a 
Balallan; killed 14th August, 1918. 






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"Donald Sneddon, R.S.I"., 39a Balallan; killed 
19th January, 1916. 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROIL OF HONOUR. 




Cadet Kenneth J. Mackenzie, H M. Transport 
"Mahai," Fernlea, Matheson Road, Stornoway. 





Donald Mackay, R.M.B., 9 Upper Barvas; 
awarded Serbian Gold Medal 



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Surgeon-Sub. -Lt. Wm. J. Payne, Brentor House, 
Matheson Road, Stornoway. 



'LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 




*John Macleod, R.N.R., 19 Knock, Stornoway 
died in hospital, 2nd Feby., 1919- 






"Alex. Macarthur. R.N.D., Lewis Street, Storno- 
way; drowned at Battle of Jutland. 



*Lce.-Cpl. M. Macinnes, View Cottage, Callanisl 1 ' 
killed in action 13th April, 1918. 





*Pte Angus Mackenzie, Laxay, Cameron 
Highdrs : wounded at Loos 4th Oct.. and died 
14th October, 1915- 



*Peter Mackenzie, R.N.R., 37 Mansfield Rd., 

Partick (formerly 23 Borve, Barvas) ; taken 

prisoner by Turks at Kut-el-Amara, 29th April, 

1916; now presumed died 3Qth Sept., 1916. 



■LOYAL LEWIS" ROLL OF HONOUR. 





*Sgt. John Morrison, Canadians, 13 North Dell, 
Ness; killed 23rd May, 1917. 





*J.ohn Macleod, Seaforths, 26 Neilston Road, 

Paisley, formerly Coulregrein ; killed 9th April, 

1918. 




♦Malcolm Maekay, R N.R., 3b Achir.ore; lost 

with H.M.S. Triumph at Dardanelles, 25th 

1915. 




*Xance-Corpl. John Buchanan, 6 Kneep ; killed 
22nd July, 1916. 



GLASGOW LEWISMEN IN THE GREAT WAR. 



Glasgow Lewismen in the Great War. 



THE request which the publisher of "Loyal Lewis" has done 
the writer the honour to make, to contribute the following 
Chapter to this interesting volume, is one that he feels 
constrained to comply with so far as 
that lies in his power — not, however, 
without considerable diffidence and a 
profound consciousness of inability to 
discharge the task with that exhaustive 
completeness which a subject of so great 
importance admittedly demands. But 
there are many influences which prompt 
him to undertake a duty of this nature, 
and it may not be amiss, at the outset, 
to mention a few of the more immedi- 
ate reasons which (despite difficulties) 
render the task a not uncongenial 
one. 

The connection existing between the 
Island of Lewis and the great city of 
Glasgow — brought about partly through 
commercial relations, but in infinitely 
greater measure by reason of the very 
considerable number of natives of the 
island who have made Clydeside the 
"land of their adoption" — is of so firmly 
established a nature that a book such as 
this would be obviously incomplete if 
within its pages the reader failed to find 
a record, albeit brief, disconnected and 
imperfect, of the part taken by Glasgow 
sons of Eilean-an-Fhraoich in the 
greatest War of which this world has 
hitherto been the theatre. 

It would be superfluous, at this 
time of day, to make any 
lengthy reference to the loyalty 
and patriotism of Lewis men and 
women : but it may be pertinent to observe that the 
characteristics which have always been the "hall mark" of 




Mr N. M. MACLEOD ("Godred Crovan"). 



dwellers in that Western Isle are so thoroughtly implanted in 
the very marrow of the people that these characteristics con- 
tinue tc manifest themselves with undiminished vigour in 
descendants of Lewismen wheresoever 
they may happen to be. And so it fol- 
lows, as a natural corollary, that we find 
sons and grandsons (many of whom, it 
may be, know the island but by name) 
following with resolute determination 
and commendable fidelity in the foot- 
steps of their ancestors, more especially 
in the region of naval and military 
tradition and devotion to King and 
Country. The influence born of the 
historic renown of those northern lati- 
tudes is undoubtedly powerful. Despite 
the disturbing elements associated with 
a city life, the spirit begotten of their 
fathers, lying dormant within, re-kindles 
with magic force at the call of danger, 
thus recalling to mind the beacon fire 
on the mountain tops of Scotia that 
awoke the clansmen to battle in the 
centuries long ago. That spirit has 
never failed the Highlanders; it never 
will fail them, for the reputation and 
the tradition of their fathers are among 
the proudest and most cherished posses- 
sions of those in whose veins courses the 
blood of valiant men who seem to have 
no consciousness of danger or of the 
perils of the field of battle, and in whose 
vocabulary the word "defeat" may be 
searched for in vain. 

It will, perhaps, be of interest to 
coming generations to read of the steps 
generally adopted in Glasgow (as in 
other large centres) on the outbreak of the Great War, in the 
way of obtaining recruits for our Army and Navy, more 



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303 



especially as it was through the channel thus afforded that 
thousands of young Highlanders found their way into the 
ranks of the "Soldiers of the King" ; and as it was the writer's 
privilege — by no means a sinecure task — to take an active part 
in' the work of a Recruiting Establishment, from practically 
the commencement of the War, he will very briefly make 
general mention of the work. 

That work was carried on right through what then seemed 
interminable years, as the fortunes of war swayed hither and 
thither on the vast battle-fronts, until, with the introduction, 
after a period of some three years, of an altered regime, the 
exigencies of the situation no longer necessitated these 
voluntary agencies for swelling the ranks of the Army and 
Navy. 

From the early years of the opening of the twentieth 
century, students of political history who followed with obser- 
vant vision the signs of the times, could discern — despite 
feigned protestations of amity and goodwill — the gathering 
war-clouds lowering on the horizon of central Europe; just as 
we in the Highlands have so often seen, on a summer's day, 
the ominous thunder-clouds rolling along with increasing 
blackness — dark almost as Erebus — the atmosphere rendered 
sultry and oppressive by the electric fluid with which it is 
heavily charged — the weightiness becoming ever more tense, 
until, like "a bolt from the blue," the very gates of elemental 
fury seem to open, and the pent-up storm bursts forth in awe- 
some grandeur and almost terrifying intensity, and the song 
of the birds becomes suddenly hushed, as its authors seek 
refuge amid the seclusion of leafv bowers. Somewhat akin to 
this did the great war-cloud burst upon the world on that 
fateful Fourth of August, 1914, which for over four and a 
quarter long years raged with unprecedented fierceness and 
severity over so great a part of the Continent of Europe. 
And with the bursting of that war-cloud the mirthful joys 
to which we had all become accustomed as part of the daily 
life, and the very song and laughter of the children seemed to 
become suddenly hushed until, amid increasing bereave- 
ments and tragedies, we had forgotten the existence of such 
pleasures. But, through it all, the dogged resoluteness, and 
pluck, and perseverance of our men and women were never 



allowed to fail. That the task which Britain had to face was 
transcendentally the greatest in a long and illustrious history 
was at once recognised ; and no time was lost in setting the 
necessary machinery of organisation in motion, with a view to 
increasing the ranks of our fighting forces. Party politics 
were, happily, laid aside, as the warrior denudes himself of 
all trammelling adornments when entering the arena where 
his prowess is to be put to the test: the homeland was in 
danger, and — to the lasting credit of every true Scotsman and 
patriotic Briton be it said — when the common enemy is 
without the gate, the powerful tie of kindred and of blood 
rises superior to the inane barriers which have been wont tc 
separate us as men and brothers amid the maelstrom of party 
strife that has too often been looked upon with unduly 
magnified and distorted vision. The reader will, let us hope, 
pardon this slight digression, and we must haslen to dismiss 
a subject extraneous to the scope of this chapter, justification 
for the passing mention of which is but to emphasise how 
ready we Britons are to put country before personal foibles 
when danger to the Empire looms ahead. 

Illustrating the axiom which has just been referred to, the 
Unionist and Liberal Associations of the College Division of 
Glasgow (and this is, as already stated, but an example of 
what was done throughout the City) joined forces, and the 
Unionist Rooms in New City Road were, on 10th August. 1914 
- -only six days after hostilities commenced — opened as a 
recruiting centre. So widespread have been the ramifications 
of the Great War — leaving practically not a home circle 
untouched in the British Isles — and so familiar are the details 
of the work carried on at recruiting depots to almost all 
readers of this publication — so far as the present generation is 
concerned — that any lengthy reference to that work would not 
be dis-similar to gilding refined gold or showing a Lewis Naval 
Reserveman how to handle an oar ! Suffice it then to say that 
from early morning till late in the evening, day in and day 
cut, we had a constant stream of the flower of our young 
manhood pouring into the recruiting office, eager to give their 
services, and, if need be, their lives, in defence of the glorious 
Empire whose traditions they almost worshipped. Strange, 
is it not, that youths of little more than school age, many of 



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GLASGOW LEW1SMEN IN THE GREAT WAR. 



whom probably could not tell which was the "breech" end of 
a rifle barrel, and who read from day to day in the Press of 
the death in battle of friends of their own, should seem so 
fearless, and so eager to face the terrors of that grim arena ? 
Not a bit of it ! for behind them was the tradition of their 
fathers, and the example- of the men by whose indomitable 
courage, loyalty and devotion this Empire had been built up ; 
and the proud and glorious record which had been bequeathed 
to us was not to suffer dishonour at the hands of the twentieth 
century Highlander. 

Whether or not it leaked out that this particular depot had 
the assistance of Highlanders (including Lewismen) besides 
the writer, it is difficult to say, but it is pleasant to record the 
fact that a very great proportion of the young men who were 
proud to take the oath of allegiance to his Majesty King 
George the Fifth hailed from the Highlands — a goodly 
number of them from the principal isle of the Hebrides. By 
far the greater number of the men enlisted at this section 
expressed a preference for serving in Highland Regiments — 
once again illustrating the old axiom of "shoulder to shoulder" 
— and, in so far as it was possible to do so, their desires were 
cordially endorsed by the recruiting staff. Many, very 
naturally, enrolled in the Navy, having been, metaphorically, 
born "on the sea." In the early stages of the war, there was 
little or no difficulty in conceding the very natural wishes of 
the men; but, as time wore on, and the various localities, like 
the glens and straths and bays and loch-sides, became denuded 
of young manhood, and the ranks of the Highland Regiments 
swelled to such an extent that battalion after battalion had 
to be added, a goodly number of Highlanders and Islanders 
had no option but to enrol themselves in the ranks of Lowland 
and English Regiments. In this connection it is safe to 
hazard the remark that the infusion of Highland blood into 
Battalions of soldiers across the Border was by no means to 
the disadvantage of the latter. One thing at least is certain, 
that throughout the whole course of the war, where the fight 
was hottest and the battle raged fiercest, and where almost 
superhuman obstacles had to be overcome, there our Highland 
heroes were to be found. Let it be emphatically clear that no 
reflection on any territorial division of the British Army is 



implied ; but it is now matter of history that of all the myriad 
forces they had to encounter on the field of foray none struck 

terror into the (one had almost written hearts, but it 

would be a misnomer!) — none struck terror into the carcases 
of the once arrogant, boastful Hun like that engendered by 
finding themselves "up against" the Highlander. 

An incident illustrative of this statement is worthy of 
being recorded in this book. It was related by that gallant 
and distinguished soldier, Brigadier-General Sir Ian Hamilton 
on the occasion of his taking part in a special service in the 
now historic Highlanders' Memorial Church, Glasgow, when, 
along with other commemorative emblems, the Shield of Arms 
of His Majesty the King was presented and dedicated. Sir 
Ian, after extolling the gallant exploits of the immortal 51st 
Division, which, as the reader knows, was mainly composed 
of Highland Regiments, told how one day German airmen 
flying over the trenches occupied by that Division, of whose 
prowess the enemy had had abundant demonstration in 
numerous encounters, dropped the message : — 

"Good Old 51st, Sticking it Still." 

Verily, as Sir Ian Hamilton remarked, no finer or higher 
compliment could ever come from an unwilling enemy. In all 
the volumes written concerning the Great War the most gifted 
pen of litterateur or historian can indite nothing finer than 
that spontaneous tribute from the foe. 

As time went on, and our Registers rapidly grew from 
hundreds into thousands, and as one noted those unmistakeable 
characteristics of the Highlander — chivalry, patriotism and 
devotion — one felt how fitting were the words in Mitchell's 
admirable History of Ancient Scotland where, writing of the 
far away days of the year 86 a.d., he refers to the then 
inhabitants of northern Scotland flocking to the colours thus : 

"From the western sea-board and from the farthest north ; 
from the sheltered glen ; from far-extending strath, and 
from the margin of the lonely loch, the hardy sons of the 
North had rallied to the battle for Freedom, every man 
of them eager to measure swords with the proud 
legionaries of Rome in defence of Liberty's sacred cause."' 



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And when, but a few weeks later, many of these grand 
young fellows looked in to say "Soraidh slan leibh" ere 
crossing the Channel to prove their mettle at close quarters 
with the legionaries of the Hun, one could imagine, as one 
looked with pride on their sturdy, well set-up figures, as if 
they had come fresh from listening to that historic appeal of 
the great Tacitus — one of the most soul-stirring appeals on 
behalf of Libert} that probably was ever penned— concluding 
with the inspiring counsel — 

"As, therefore, you advance to battle, look back upon your ancestors, 
look forward to your posterity." 

How closely the spirit of that appeal was followed by the 
many sons of Lewis who sacrificed comfort, if not, indeed, 
comparative luxury, in this great City, as elsewhere, is 
eloquently testified by the brisf record which is contained in 
the following pages. 

Before passing to the actual records of service, it 
may be permissible to make a few general observations. First 
and foremost, what impressed one perhaps more than anything 
else was the splendid response made by Lewis to the call for 
men for the Army, Navy and Auxiliary Forces ; indeed, the 
same may be said of the whole Highlands. One can well 
imagine with what literal truth it could, during the latter 
years of the awful struggle, be said that no man between the 
ages of sixteen and sixty was to be found in great stretches of 
Tir-nam-Beann, nan Gloann, 's nan Gaisgeach. And when it 
has to be recorded that in the recruiting office with which the 
writer had the pleasure of being associated, the number that 
passed through to the ranks exceeded 7000, and that — to their 
own keen disappointment— a number totalling not very far 
short of half that figure who volunteered for enlistment had 
perforce to be 'turned down," the wonder is not that Britain's 
legions numbered such a mighty host but that these numbers 
were not even exceeded. 

Another distinctive feature was the fine spirit of camara- 
derie which seemed spontaneously to spring up beween those 
who had been keen rivals in separate political camps in what 
we now term "pre-war" days. Friendships thus formed are 
amongst one's treasured memories of a time of stress and 
struggle, and they will certainly continue while the lamp of 



life emits the ray of light which guides our path along the 
course which, alas! must one day hasten to a close. And 
among the many "landmarks" on life's journey of vicissitudes, 
those of the years 1914-1918 — enriched and mellowed by the 
experiences and sympathies thus gained — are certainly carven 
the deepest. 

But we must not overtax the patience of the reader, or 
dwell on the subject, despite its alluring interest, else, mayhap, 
we are accused of pursuing it to the point of monotony. In 
any event, the circumscribed power of our pen reminds us 
that the prologue must here end, and we shall now proceed to 
narrate what are but a very few examples, gleaned from the 
cases of natives or sons of natives of the Island of Lewis, and 
get a fleeting glimpse of their part in the Great War. The 
alphabetical order of surnames has been chosen as that most 
suitable for the task before us ; for we realise, as we are sure 
the reader will, that it would be invidious even to attempt 
anything in the nature of priority. After all, we are dealing 
with the island as a unit, and that section of its people which 
is more particularly the object of our contribution, as one 
family, typical of the grand old motto : — 

"Na Gaidheil ri Guallaibh a Cheile." 
If the writer ventures, in the course of setting down the 
following names, to introduce an occasional note concerning 
the distinctions and traditions of some of the Clans, let it not 
for a moment be surmised that the object is any other than 
that of showing how those distinguishing qualities of the 
several branches of our Highland clansmen were all blended 
together into one united whole (in the unprecedented period 
under review) , in the sacred cause of that Liberty and of that 
Freedom under which this Empire of Britain stands pre- 
eminent and incomparable as the pioneer of civilisation and of 
progress. 

Passing, then, from this somewhat ample "preamble," 
the first name we have to record is that of : — 

CHAPJfAN— DONALD, Lieut., 5th Scottish Rifles. This soldier's 
father belongs to Sandwick, while his mother is from Vatisker, in 
Back district. Joined as a private in 1915- Wounded in France 
26th September, 1917- 



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It seems a fitting coincidence that the first Lewisman to be here 
named should have risen to the distinction of Lieutenant. 

GRAHAM— JOHN, Clydebank, Glasgow; native of Braebhig, Vatisker, 
Back. Joined 6th Argyll & Sutherlands in April, 1917 ; transferred 
to 4tn Seaforths ; served in France and Belgium. 

GRAHAM— AIEXANDER, 4th Seaforths; son of Murdo Graham, 72 
Cathedral Street, Glasgow, a native of Vatisker, Back. Joining 
in February, 1915, this young soldier reached the field of battle 
only six weeks after enlistment. Wounded at Festubert in May, 
1915 ; and again by gas-shell at High Wood, 27th July, 1916 ; died 
in field hospital. Left a widow and five children. 
Here we have a typical example of the "chivalrous and important 
part" for which the "gallant Grahams" are noted in Scottish History. 

MACARTHUR— JOHN, H.L.I. ; a native of Carloway. Joined in 1914. 
Had previous service in Crete, Egypt, the Soudan, and South 
Africa. 

MACARTHUR— KENNETH, Seaforths; native of Carloway. Joined in 
1914; killed in France. 
Two excellent specimens of the British soldier. Despite his veteran 
service, John Macarthur proved his title to the Clan Motto — "Fide et 
opera"; while his kinsman earned the highest motto of all — "Faithful 
unto Death." 

MACDONALD— KENNETH, H.M.S. "Emperor of India"; native of 
Carloway; joined in 1914- 
It is noteworthy that the men serving on this ship were winners of the 
Challenge Cup, competed for by the whole Fleet. A gallant sailor of 
the Clan of whom the celebrated Ardnamurchan Bard sang : — 
"Fresh honours ever gaining, disdaining servility, 
Attacks can never move them but prove their stability." 

MACFARLANE— DONALD, Harland St., Glasgow. Coy.-Sergt.-Major 
and ex-Sergt. of 1st Seaforths. Native of Marvig, Lochs. Had 13 
years service when he joined up in 1914, and served on 14th Batt., 
Training Staff. 

MACFARLANE— JOHN G., Cpl. 5th H.L.I, and 4th Seaforth. (A son 
of above). Called up on outbreak of hostilities Served in 

France and Russia. Gassed at Loos. Demobilised Sept., 1919- 
Rejoined A.S.C. (M.T.) His mother was a native of Shawbost. 
Worthy representatives of a Clan who, in the days of Queen Mary and 
Langside, arc renowed as being found "in the hottest brunt of the 
fight." 
MACGREGOR— DUNCAN, son of Murdo Macgregor, 13 Edington St., 
Glasgow. Killed in France. 
In giving his life on the field of battle, this soldier hero bravely 
upheld the reputation of his Clan for "remarkable loyalty and 
inflexible fidelity." 



MACKAY— DONALD, R.E., son of Malcolm Mackay, 13 Edington St., 
Glasgow Parents belong to Carloway. He enlisted in 1916 on 
attaining the age of 18 

MACKAY— JOHN, R.N.R., Clydebank, Glasgow. Native of 39 Coll, 
Back. Joined in Feb. 1916- Signaller; served on a minesweeper. 

MACKAY— JOHN, H.M.S. "Apollo." Native of Carloway. Joined in 
1915- Was then a Divinity student in Glasgow University. 

MACKAY— MALCOLM, A.S.C, 13 Edington St., Glasgow. Native of 
Garenin, Carloway. Enlisted in 1915. Served in France. 
These Clansmen right well sustained their motto "Manu Forti"; the 
Clan repute for "deeds of valour" suffered no diminution in the 
Great War. 

MACLEAN— MALCOLM, A. and S. Highlanders, son of Angus Maclean, 
28 Brocmhill St., Port-Dundas. Enlisted in 1917, and served in 
France. Parents belong to Shawbost and Bragar. 

The maxim of this Clan, that "a Maclean should never turn his back 
on the foe" has always characterised their part in war; while their 
war-cry, "Beatha no Bas," has been at all times worthily upheld. 

MACLEOD— ANGUS, D.C.M., Seaforths. A native of Carloway. 
Awarded the D.C.M. for exceptional gallantry under fire. 

MACLEOD— DAVID FINLAY, second son of Mr Neil M. Macleod, 24 
Barrington Drive. Glasgow, and grandson of the late Mr Finlay 
Macleod, at one time merchant, Bernera, Lewis. Mobilised 4th 
Aug., 1914, 5th (Cameronians) Scottish Rifles; embarked for 
France 4th Nov. ; served throughout until severely wounded in 
action at Cambria, 27th March, 1916- After six months' hospital 
treatment, rejoined his battalion for home service, afterwards 
transfened to the Seaforths (Fort-George), thence Labour Corps, 
and latterly to the Edinburgh R.E., Forth Defence; demobilised 
5th March, 1919- 

MACLEOD— DONALD, Captain, son of the late Angus Macleod, ship- 
wright, Greenock. A native of Vatisker, Back. Joined A. and S. 
Highlanders as a Pte. On obtaining a commission, transferred to 
the 25th Northumberland Fusiliers ; afterwards in command of the 
103rd Light Tiench Mortar Battery. Relinquished his commission 
in June, 1919, oil account of illness contracted on active service. 
(Is an uncle of Lieut. D. Chapman mentioned in this Chapter). 

MACLEOD— DONALD, Coy. -Qr. -Master, 7th A. and S. Highlanders. A 
son of John Macleod, 11 Kilbowie Rd., Clydebank. Joined Oct., 
1917 Served in France and Belgium. His parents belong to 
Eoropie and Lionel, Ness. 

MACLEOD— DUNCAN, 3rd Seaforths, son of the late Neil Macleod, 23 
Elder Street, Govan. Called up on Outbreak of hostilities. Served 
in France, and was discharged on account of wounds. His parents 
belong to Carloway. 



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MACLEOD— JAMES REID WILSON, eldest son of Mr Neil M. Macleod, 
24 Barrington Drive, Glasgow, and grandson of the late Mr Finlay 
Macleod, Bernera, Lewis. Mobilised 4th Aug., 1914, Glasgow 
Highlanders; afterwards retained in the Post Office service. At a 
later period he enlisted in 5th (Cameronians) Scottish Rifles ; went 
to France in July, 1916, and was transferred to the 9th fKitchener) 
Battalion. Was engaged in continuous fighting throughout. Killed 
in action, 23rd March, 1918, at St. Quinten. 

MACLEOD— KENNETH. A native of Carloway. Killed on the 
Italian Front. His brother died of fever in the South African War. 
MACLEOD— MURDO, Police Force, Clydebank, Glasgow. A native of 
54 Coll, Back Joined 1st Seaforths in 1915; wounded in the 
Persian Gulf, and was lost in, the hospital ship torpedoed near 
Gibraltar in 1916. 
Yet another instance of the appalling inhumanity of the Huns. 

It is natuially difficult for a Clansman to record in writing anything 
concerning his own Clan ; and how much more delicate is the writer's 
position where members of his own family circle are concerned ? But 
surely there can be no accusation, either of undue reserve on the one 
hand, or pretentious assurance on the other, if one quotes the historian 
who writes of the annals of the Clan as "replete with stirring and 
romantic incident," and if one ventures here to record that their 
motto, "Hold Fast," was creditably sustained in the stupendous 
struggle during which many of the Clan made the supreme sacrifice. 

MACPHAIL— DUNCAN, H.M.S. "Triumph." A native of Carloway. 
Joined the Na,vy in 1914. Belongs to a Lewis race whose record 
may well be said to be the name of the ship on which he served. 

MACRAE— ROBERT, 28 Maclean St , Plantation, Glasgow. Enlisted in 

the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) in 1915, and served in 

France. His mother is a native of Marvig, Lochs. 

In the Great War the Macraes well merited the eulogiutn passed by the 

historian on a distinguished Clansman who, in the Battle of Strath- 

conan, "acquitted himself with admirable bravery." 

MORRISON— GEORGE, Royal Navy. A native of Carloway; survivor 
of the "Iolaire" disaster. 

MORRISON— MALCOLM, 83 Stratford St., Maryhill, Glasgow. Served 
in Egypt, Palestine, and France. Is in the teaching profession. 
The history of the Ness district is rich in the traditions of the 
Morrisons. The experience of the first-named concerns a red-letter 
day in Lewis history, which is briefly referred to towards the end of 
this chapter. 

MURRAY — A. J., Marine Engineer, Glasgow; younger son of Mrs 
Murray, 25 Newton, Stornoway. Joined up 4th August, 1914; 
drafted to the Mediterranean shortly afterwards, thence to home 
waters. In June, 1916, was again transferred to foreign service, 



and in the "Fox," took part in the bombardment of Gaza and other 
actions in the East. Demobilised in February, 1919. 

PATERSON— MURDO, 15th H.L.I. A native of Carloway. Killed in 

France only a few days before the Armistice. Two sons of this 

family made the supreme sacrifice. 

Here we have a notable example, among very many, where the field 

of battle made more than one irreparable break in the family circle. 

STEWART— MURDO, Sapper, 206th Field Coy., R.E. Son of George 
Stewart, 31 Crossburn St., Glasgow (a native of Coll, Back). 
Enlisted in March, 1915 Served in France and Belgium, finishing 
up with the Army of Occupation in Germany. 

STEWART— ROBERT, Cpl., 1st Gloucester; latterly in the M.G.C. 
(Trench Mortar Section). Brother of above. Came from Mexico 
in March, 1915. Served in Mesopotamia and in Palestine. Toot 
part in the capture of Bagdad 

No name in Scottish history figures more prominently than that of 
the Stewarts; and the soldier last named is a typical example of the 
many Scotsmen who came across thousands of miles of ocean to fight 
in defence of their native land. 

THOMSON— ALEXANDER T., M.C., D.C.M., 2nd Lieut., Seaforths 
(T.F.). Son of Mr James Thomson, merchant, Tong. Teacher in 
Glasgow ; enlisted early in the war, and went to France in October, 
1914. This gallant soldier was mentioned in the first edition of 
"Loyal Lewis" as having won the D.C.M., while still a Private, "for 
conspicuous gallantry on March, 1915, in bringing a wounded man, 
under heavy fire, a distance of 40 yards into cover, the enemy 
being only 200 yards away." 

Later this brave Leodhasach was promoted to 2nd Lieut., and won 
that honoured distinction, the Military Cross, when, in charge of a 
Royal Engineers detachment, he successfully blew up a house from 
which an enemy machine-gun team was harassing our troops. The 
"London Gazette" notice says : — "He showed splendid leadership, 
energy, and courage throughout the operations, and rendered valuable 
service."— 15th October, 1918. 

It would again seem most fitting that our list should conclude with 
the name of so distinguished a soldier, whose gallantry brought him 
such coveted distinctions. 

The foregoing is but a fragmentary record of the many 
sons of Lewis who fought for King and Country during those 
trying years throughout which the war-cloud hung like a dark 
pall over the land. One would fain have wished to include 
the name of every serving soldier and sailor, but the impossi- 
bility of such a task will be obvious to the reader. That being 



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so, let no Lewisman who has worn the King's uniform, or 
the kinsfolk of any soldier or sailor, in the mournful words of 
MacCrimmon's Lament : — 

"Nach till gu brath gu latha na Cruinne," 

experience any feeling of disappointment because of the 
omission of their names from the list ; for this humble tribute 
is penned not to extol or eulogise any single individual. Its 
boundary is the sea-girt shores of beloved Eilean-an-Fhraoich, 
and that queen of the Hebridean isles nestling in the lap of 
Loch Roag ; and the homage desired to be paid is to all who 
are proud to claim that northern clime as the land of their 
fathers . 

To those whose good fortune it has been to weather the 
storm and return safely to port, with (to use a nautical meta- 
phor) rigging intact and gear undamaged, the writer would 
offer congratulations and good wishes not less fervent than 
the welcome which greeted their return, bearing the laurels of 
victory, to the home circle, for the preservation of which they 
courageously went forth to war. 

To those less fortunate amid the dangers of the battlefield, 
whose indomitable pluck and endurance enabled them to 
survive the fury of the tempest of war, although, alas ! with 
shattered nerve and broken limb, and whose honourable scars, 
sustained in unselfish devotion to the cause they had sworn to 
defend, they will carry through the remainder of life's fateful 
journey, would he extend unstinted praise, sympathetic good 
wishes and the earnest hope that the ravages of the dread 
theatre of hostilities may be equitably compensated for by 
admiring kinsfolk and a grateful nation alike. 

To the glorious dead who, at the cost of their life-blood, 
kept unfurled and unstained that Banner of Liberty and 
Freedom under which our Empire has become great and 
prosperous, and whose supreme sacrifice on the gory field of 
battle, and amid the hidden dangers lurking beneath the waves 
of ocean, has left irreparable blanks in many a home circle 
"In strath and glen, and street and lane" 

what adequate or fitting tribute can one pay 1 Suffice it to 
say, when power of pen is so limited, that the passing of those 



noble soldiers and sailors to the Great Beyond proved them 
steadfast to the proud traditions of the Highland Regiments, 
and added to the already glorious record of our beloved Tir- 
nam-Beann an imperishable lustre destined to shine in 
intensified radiance with the passing of the years: — 

Leal hearts of Scotland can never forget them, 
Mournful the dirge on Lewis' grey shore ; 
Loyal to King and to Country, they earned 
Garland of glory that fades nevermore. 

There are many outstanding events connected with the 
Great War of which one feels tempted to write at a time like 
this ; many incidents relevant to the subject-matter of this 
publication, but the risk of trespassing beyond the latitude 
allowed by the Publisher, must be guarded against. One 
event, however, of transcendent import to Lewis, we may be 
ajlowed to make brief reference to in concluding this chapter; 
and the reader will have accurately anticipated that our refer- 
ence is to that appalling disaster of which the shores of the 
island was the tragic scene in the opening hours of the year 
1919, when the disaster to the "Iolaire" carried so many brave 
sons of Lewis to their doom, and overwhelmed the island in 
scenes of universal grief and mourning, without precedent 
in its long annals. That inscrutable txagedy is graphi- 
cally dealt with by the Publisher in another part of 
this volume, and our special reason for making mention 
of it in this chapter is to record amid the varied 
happenings, calamities, and catastrophies which marked 
the course of the War, two occurrences in particular 
stand out pre-eminentlv as having made a profound impres- 
sion on this great City of Glasgow. The first was the appalling 
crime — inhuman in its brutality and savage in its ruthlessness 
— which sent the "Lusitania" to the depths of the ocean, 
involving the cruel murder of so great a number of defenceless 
women and helpless children. The other event was that 
poignantly sad calamity which overtook the ill-fated "Iolaire" 
when, laden with a crew of human souls, almost touching the 
very threshold of their homes, she met so cruel a fate on the 
jagged rocks of the "Beasts of Holm," causing scores upon 
scores of wives and children who had such joyful hopes of wel- 
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Year, to awake up widowed and orphaned. Not alone those 
having kinship with the Lews, but every human heart in Glas- 
gow was thrilled to the depths by this crowning calamity, sur- 
rounded as it was by circumstances which increased its pathos 
beyond the power of language to express. Those bereft by the 
disaster were indeed stricken sore ; in their case there was not 
even the relieving feature of that indefinable pride which, 
despite the loss of a loved one on the field of battle, affords a 
mysterious consolation to hearts bowed down in sorrow by the 
death of those near and dear to them. 

But Time, the great healer, and that indomitable courage 
which our womankind so grandly display — 

"When the storms of adversity blow," 

sustain alike the grief-stricken through the darkest and most 
difficult periods — and for the possession of that admirable 
trait, we are justly proud of our women folk. 



A word in conclusion. At the annual meeting of the 
Glasgow Lewis and Harris Association last November, the 
genial and esteemed proprietor of the island — Lord Lever- 
hulme — made fitting reference to the Lewisman's love for his 
native soil — a devotion which his Lordship very properly 
defined as second to none in the world. We Lewismen whose 
lot happens to be cast in various parts of the world realise 
perhaps even more keenly than those who dwell in the island 
how very true this assertion is. The tragedies and the vic- 
tories of the Great War have but intensified that passionate 
devotion, and it is the fervent hope and the sincerest wish of 
the writer that, whatever the future may have in store, every 
son and daughter of Lewis may be found taking — with credit 
to themselves and to the Empire to which they are so loyal — 
a worthy part in all that appertains to the well-being of 
mankind. 

NEIL M. MACLEOD. 




THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 

(1st JANUARY, 1919,) 



CROWNING SORROW OF THE WAR. 



"Toll for the Brave— 

The Brave ! that are no more : 
All Sunk beneath the Wave, 
Fast by their native Shore." 



THE overwhelming catastrophe of 1st January, 1919, 
which plunged Lewis into bitterest sorrow, sent a thrill 
of horror and a wave of sympathy throughout the 
English-speaking world. Apart from the great loss of life, 
the whole surrounding circumstances — the place, the time, 
the season, the mystery as to the cause of the disaster — were 
calculated to touch a responsive chord in every feeling heart, 
as was shown by the generous contributions which poured into 
the Relief Fund from all parts of the home country and from 
the most distant colonies and dependency of the Empire. 
Among the first messages of sympathy received were those 
from their Majesties the King and Queen, and Queen 
Alexandra. 

As the foregoing pages of this memorial volume amply 
testify, the Island of Lewis had a record for war service 
excelled by no part of the King's Dominions, and — in pro- 
portion to population — equalled by few. For the four and a 
half years of war, Death's messenger had been no stranger in 
the homes of Lewis, for hundreds of our gallant Islesmen had 
fallen on battlefields m foreign lands or found their last 
resting place in the silent depths of war-swept seas. But the 
Armistice was signed and the perils of war were past when the 
crowning sorrow fell on Lewis. It was New Year's Eve, too, 
and the whole ship's company, in festive mood, were home- 
ward bound for the glad re-union so long and so lovingly 
anticipated, and well they knew how eagerly their homecoming 
was awaited and what preparations were even then being made 



to welcome them. All this, only to be shipwrecked at the very 
entrance to Stornoway Harbour with appalling loss of life. 
What a tragedy ! 

The following account of the great disaster is taken from 
the columns of the Stornoway Gazette: — ■ 

No one now alive in Lewis can ever forget the 1st of 
January, 1919, and future generations will speak of it as the 
blackest day in the history of the island, for on it 200 of our 
bravest and best perished on the very threshold of their homes 
under the most tragic circumstances. 

The terrible disaster at Holm on New Year's morning has 
plunged every home and every heart in Lewis into grief 
unutterable. Language cannct express the anguish, the 
desolation, the despair which this awful catastrophe has 
inflicted. One thinks of the wide circle of blood relations 
affected by the loss of even one of the gallant lads, and 
imagination sees these circles multiplied by the number of the 
dead, overlapping and overlapping each other till the whole 
island — every hearth and home in it — is shrouded in deepest 
gloom. 

All the island's war losses of the past four cruel years — 
although these number fully four times the death roll of New 
Year's Day morning —are not comparable to this unspeakable- 
calamity. The black tragedy has not a redeeming feature. 
The surrounding circumstances but add to the horror of it. 
Some of these circumstances will form the subject of the 
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which must be held, though no amount of investigation can 
give Lewis back her dead. 

Other circumstances having no relation to the cause of the 
disaster add poignancy to it. For over four years, on all the 
seven seas, many of the men so suddenly hurled to their doom 
had braved the elements in defence of Liberty and Right. 
And not only the old perils of the deep, but all the new in- 
fernal inventions of man for the destruction of human life — 
the floating mine, the cowardly submarine, the deadly tor- 
pedo. Not a few of them had suffered shipwreck time and again 
during the war, but always they escaped. And now with all 
these perils past, and the peace and comfort and liberty so 
well earned in prospect, they come home only to be cruelly 
done to death within twenty yards of shore and at the very 
entrance to Stornoway harbour ! 

Lewis, God knows, had already had more than her fair 
share of the losses of the war, but hard as these were to bear, 
there was alleviation for the heart pain in the thought that 
the men died fighting in a just and glorious cause, and that 
they lost their lives consciously facing death. Our boys had 
fought on every battle front, as well as on their natural 
element, the sea. Eight hundred of them, it is estimated, 
made the supreme sacrifice. To this huge toll New Year's 
morning at one fell stroke added 200 more — two htmdred men 
hurled into eternity through no fault of their own and with 
scarce a chance to save themselves. 

And wbat is the storv ? Briefly, it is this : — Hundreds of 
our boys were getting home on New Year leave, and they were 
being rushed down to Kyle of Lochalsh where no 
adequate provision was made for their conveyance 
across the Minch by the Admiralty or the War 
Office, whom they had served so well. Between forty 
or fifty of those who reached Kyle on the Monday 
failed to get a passage to Stornoway and were stranded over- 
night at Kvle. Some flOO came on bv train on Tuesday, so 
that altogether over 500 persons — soldiers, sailors, and 
civilians — en route for Stornoway were at Kyle on the last day 
of the year. This was beyond the capacity of the mail steamer 
Sheila, and H.M. Yacht Iolaire — parent ship of the Stornoway 



base— was sent to Kyle to assist. The soldiers and civilians 
and a few of the sailors were put on board the Sheila, and 
some 260 (all naval ratings) were assigned to the Iolaire, 
which in addition carried a crew of 23. 

The company included many boys in their 'teens coming 
home on their first leav6 since enlistment. There were also 
there many veterans who had been mobilised in August, 1914, 
and were coming home from the ends of the earth on their 
first leave since the outbreak of hostilities. On the deck of the 
Iolaire men met with schoolmates whom they had not seen 
since together they rushed to the Colours four and a-half 
years ago. The older men were glad to meet with relatives 
whom they had left behind as pupils in the village school, now 
striplings in naval uniform. Two hours' steaming from 
Stornoway the New Year was welcomed in in time- 
honoured fashion. All were in high spirits. Gaelic song 
and sentiment called up to the mind visions of the warm 
welcome that awaited them round the blazing peat fires. 
Nothing was further from their thoughts than death, and as 
the light on Arnish point, which marks the entrance to 
Stornoway harbour, drew near, many began getting their kit 
together, expecting in a very short time to be safely moored 
at the well-known wharf. 

Suddenly there was a crash, and the ship heeled over to 
starboard. When she listed huge waves came breaking over 
her and 50 or 60 men jumped into the sea. All of them 
perished. Survivors state that they heard no orders given 
from the bridge, and the greatest confusion prevailed. It is 
also stated that the rockets to summon assistance were fired by 
one of the passengers — Alexander Maciver, Shader, Point, 
who himself perished in the wreck. 

It was impossible in the pitch blackness to see the land, 
which, as it transpired, was less than 20 yards distant. When 
rocket lights were fired the landscape was lit up, and it was 
found that the stern of the vessel was only half a dozen yards 
from a ledge of rocks connecting with the shore. There was 
a tremendous rush of water between the stern and the rocks, 
but many men were tempted to try to reach the shore there, 
and scores of them were drowned or killed by being dashed 



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315 



on the rocks. As the ship settled down she turned broadside 
on to the shore, thus breaking the force of the seas amidships, 
and it was at this point all who were saved got off. Several 
swam ashore, and one man, John F. Macleod, Port cf Ness, 
took with him a life-line by means of which a hawser was 
pulled ashore and made fast between the beach and the ship. 
About 30 or 40 men got ashore by hanging on to the rope, and 
altogether 75 men were saved from the wreck. The loss of 
life is therefore over 200, but the exact figures are not yet 
known, as, of course, there was no list of the passengers taken 
at Kyle. In many cases the relatives were not advised by the 
men to expect them, and there are instances where people who 
had gone to express sympathy with neighbours afterwards 
learning that their own sons or brothers were on board and 
had perished in the great catastrophe. 

About 3 o'clock in the morning one of the survivors, in a 
dazed condition, made his way, he cannot tell how, to Stoney- 
field farmhouse, where after rousing the inmates, he was 
hospitably received by Mr and Mrs Anderson Young. Mrs 
Young and her maids worked eagerly to prepare comforts for 
the shipwrecked men, who commenced to arrive in little 
groups, attracted by the lights now showing from the farm- 
house windows. Everything possible was done for them, and 
the worst cases were put to bed, and were afterwards conveyed 
to the Sick Bay at the Battery. Those able to walk set out 
on foot for Stornoway, between two and three miles distant, 
where they roused relatives and obtained a change of clothes. 

Soon the town was ringing with news of the frightful 
disaster, and many made their way to the scene. Taking the 
shorter way by the Sandwick Beach, evidence of the terrible 
happening was soon found, for along the shore portions of the 
wreckage were strewn, and here and there the body of a 
drowned man which had been cast up on the tide was found 
and carried beyond the reach of the sea. 

It was still dark when the first of the townsfolk reached 
Holm, and there was a high sea running. The wreck was 
found lying between the Beasts of Holm and the shore. She 
had disappeared all but her masts, one of which was broken. 
Perched on the top of the remaining mast was one of the 



survivors, clinging in a most precarious position. Other two 
men had been on the mast with him, but they had become 
numb, fell off, and were drowned. Help for the plucky lad 
was impossible from the sea owing to the storm and the 
position of the wreck. From the land, help, too, was impracti- 
cable. Onlookers suffered intensely at their own helplessness 
to rescue the man, who was within speaking distance and 
threatened momentarily with death. As daylight came the 
storm abated and the sea grew calmer. Between 9 and 10 
o'clock one of the patrol boats, by pouring oil on the sea, was 
able to get a small boat to the rescue, and the brave boy was 
taken off to the great relief of the crowds that watched his 
sufferings and admired his endurance. He was found to be 
Donald Morrison, 7 Knockard. He was, as can well be 
imagined, completely exhausted, but taken to the Lewis 
Hospital , he made a quick recovery. 

A visit to the scene of the disaster on Thursday revealed a 
heartrending sight. After leaving the road as it turns into 
Holm Farm a walk of a few hundred yards brought one to the 
green sward overlooking the wreck. Here were gathered no 
idle sightseers, for all had come in quest of the remains of 
near relatives. On the grass were laid out the bodies that 
had been recovered from the sea, and below the crews of eight 
row-boats proceeded in silence with their work of dragging 
round the wreck. At very short intervals the grappling irons 
brought another and another of the bodies to the surface, and 
the crews proceeded with them to the ledge where they were 
being landed. Here they were placed on stretchers and slowly 
and laboriously the bearers clambered up with them to be laid 
out reverently on the grass lands above. Scarce a word was 
spoken, and the eyes of strong men filled with tears as the 
wan faces were scrutinised with mingled hope and fear of 
identification. 

The remains as they were recovered were brought to a 
temporary mortuary at the Naval Barracks, where relatives of 
the missing men from all parts of the island gathered. As 
the bodies were identified they wore handed over to the friends, 
and the little processions of carts in groups of two and three, 
each with its coffin, passed through the Barrack gates on their 



316 



CROWNING SORROW OF THE WAR. 



way to some mourning village for interment. Each day this 
week several unidentified bodies were buried at Sandwick 
Cemetery — on Tuesday there were seven of these. 

The exact number of men on board was 284, of whom 79 
survived, leaving 205 men missing. Of these 138 bodies have 
been recovered, 8 of whom have not been identified. All the 



officers of ths ship were lost. From the mournful lists given 
elsewhere in these columns it will be seen that the ascertained 
Lewis loss is 174, of which Stornoway Parish lost 66, Barvas 
Parish 51, Uig Parish 24, and Lochs Parish 33. The 
remainder of the unfortunate victims were natives of Harris 
or members of the crew. 




DECISION OF INQUIRY. 



THE great disaster formed the subject of a special Public 
Inquiry held in the Stornoway Sheriff Court House on 
10th and 11th February. Sheriff-Principal Mackintosh 
presided, and the following jury were empannelled : — Messrs 
Malcolm Maclean, Point Street; A. R. Murray, Cromwell St. ; 
George Morrison, Cromweli Street ; Malcolm Ross, Francis 
St. : John Ross, Bayhead ; Kenneth Mackenzie, Keith St. ; 
and Angus Macleod, Keith St. 

Mr J. C. Fenton, advocate, and Mr C. G. Mackenzie, 
Procurator-Fiscal, Stornoway, conducted the case for the 
Crown. Mr J. C. Pitman, advocate, Edinburgh, and Mr W. 
A. Rosa, solicitor, Stornoway, appeared for the Admiralty; 
and Mr J. N. Anderson, solicitor, Stornoway, for some of the 
survivors and bereaved families. 

The hearing of the evidence occupied the Court for two 
whole days, and at the close the jury, after an absence of over 
an hour, returned a unanimous verdict finding that the 
lolaire went ashore and was wrecked on the rocks inside the 
"Beasts of Holm" about 1.55 on the morning of 1st January, 
resulting in the death of 205 men ; that the officer in charge 
did not exercise sufficient prudence in approaching the harbour, 
that the boat did not slow down, and that a look-out was not 
on duty at the time of the accident ; that the 
number of lifebelts, boats, or rafts was insufficient for 



the number of people carried, and that no orders 
were given by the officers with a view to saving life; 
and, further, that there was a loss of valuable time between 
the signals of distress and the arrival of life-saving apparatus 
in the vicinity of the wreck. They recommended (1) that 
drastic improvements should be made immediately for 
conveying the life-saving apparatus in the case of ships in 
distress ; (2) that the Lighthouse Commissioners take into 
consideration the question of putting up a light on the Holm 
side of the harbour; and (3) that the Government will in 
future provide adequate and safe travelling facilities for naval 
ratings and soldiers. The jury desired to add that they were 
satisfied no one on board was under the influence of intoxicating 
liquor, and also that there was no panic on board after the 
vessel struck. 

As a rider to their verdict they recommended to the 
Carnegie Trust and the Royal Humane Society, Seaman J. F. 
Macleod for some token of appreciation of his conduct in 
swimming ashore with a line, by means of which the hawser 
was brought ashore and many lives were saved. 

The Jury also extended their sincerest cympathy to those 
who had lost relatives in this regrettable disaster, and also 
expressed their appreciation of the hospitality shown to the 
survivors by Mr and Mrs Anderson Young, Stoneyfield Farm. 



LIST OF LEWIS LOSSES. 



PARISH OF STORNOWAY. 

AIRD 

Murdo Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 10 (left 

widow and four children). 
Alex. Mackenzie, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 5 (left 

widow and four children). 
Alex. Mackenzie, Seaman, R.N.R. No. 1 (left 

widow and five children). 



BROKER 

Alex. Macleod (Murdo), Deckhand, 
No. 3 (single). 



R N.R. 



PORTNAGURAN 

Alex. Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 1 (left 

widow and seven children). 
Norman Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R. No. 10 

(single) . 

SHADER 

Donald Macaulay, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 1 (left 

widow and three children). 
Angus Mackay, Deckhand, R.N.R., (left widow 

and four children). 
Alex. Maciver, Deckhand, R.N.R., No. 19 deft 

widow and three children). 
Donald Macaskill, A.B., R.N.R., No. 14 

(single) . 
Kenneth Mackenzie, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 4 

(single). 

SHESHADER 

Norman Montgomery, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 6 
(left widow and five children'*. 

Murdo Mackenzie, A.B., R.N.R., No. 15 (left 
widow and four children). 



Donald Macdonald, Seaman, R.N.R., 

(singli). 
Murdo Macaulay, Deckhand, R.N.R. 

(single;. 
William Murray, Seaman, R.N.R., 

(single) . 
Donald Macaulay, Seaman, R.N.R., 

(single). 
John Macdonald, Sen., Seaman, R.N.R. 

(single) . 
John Macdonald, Jun., Seaman, R.N.R 

(single; brother of above) 
Donald Mackay, Deckhand, R.N.R. 

(single) . 
Norman Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R., 

(single) . 

UPPER BAYBLE 

John Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 

widow and five children). 
Malcolm Macmillan, Seaman, R.N.R. 

(left widow and six children). 
John Smith, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 

widow and two children). 
Donald Mackenzie, Deckhand, M.M.R 

left widow and five children). 

NEW PARK, BAYBLE 

William Macdonald, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 44 
(single) . 

LOWER BAYBLE 

John Maciver, Seaman, M.M.R. , No. 19 (left 

widow and five children). 
Murdo Maciver, Seaman, R.N.R.. No. 36 (left 

widow and seven children). 
Alex. Macdonald, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 28 (left 

widow and four children) 



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GARRABOST 

John Macleod, Seaman, M.M.R., 30 Lower 
Garrabost (left widow and two children). 

Norman Mackenzie, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 1 
Church Street, Garrabost (single). 

SWORD ALE 

Alex. Campbell (James), Deckhand, R.N.R., 

No. 26 (single). 
Murdo Mackay (Angus), A.B., R.N.R., No. 16 

(single). 
Roderick Mackenzie, Mate, R.N.R. (left widow 
and three children). 

KNOCK 

Angus Macleod (Torquil), Deckhand, R.N.R. 

No. 18 (single). 
Donald Crichton (Alexander), Seaman, R.N.R., 

No. ]5 (single). 
Angus Crichton, A.B., R.N.R., No. 12 (left 

widow and four children) 

AIGNISH 

Malcolm 'Maciver, Deckhand, R.N.R., No. 28 

single) . 
Malcolm Macleod (Donald), Seaman, R.N.R. r 

No. 5 (single). 

HOLM 

John Macdonald (Alexander), Deckhand, 
R.N.R., No. 10 (single). 

SANDWICK 

John Macaskill (Kenneth), Leading Deckhand,. 
12 Lower Sand wick (single). 



LIST OF LEWIS LOSSES. 



319 



STOBNOWAY 

John A. Macaskill, Signalman, 75 Keith St. 

(single). 
Donald Macleod, Gunner, 10 Murray's Court 

(single). 
Donald Macritchie, Cooper, 2nd Class, 46 

Keith Street (left' widow and one child). 
W. K. Wilson, E.R.A., R.N., Beach House 

(left widow and two children). 

LAX DALE 

Angus Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R., 1 New Valley 
(single). 

Alex. Macdonald, W. O., R.N.R., 7 New Val- 
ley (single). 

BACK 

Alex. Beaton, A.B., M.M.R. 37 Coll (single). 
Murdo Macleod, A.B., R.N.R., 30 Coll 

(widower; left one child). 
John Morrison, A.B., R.N.R., 10 Coll (left 

widow and eight children). 
William Macleod, Deckhand, R.N.R. 8 Coll 

(single) . 
Alex. Campbell, Leading Seaman, R.N.R. , 8 

Vatisker (left widow and three children). 
Donald Campbell, A.B., R.N.R., 3 Vatisker 

(left widow). 
Donald Macdonald, Deckhand, R.N.R., H 

Back (single). 
Robert Murray, Deckhand, R.N.R., Lighthill 

(single). 
John Macaskill, A.B., R.N.R. Lighthill (single). 

NORTH TOLSTA 

John Macdonald, A.B., R.N.R., No. 1 
(widower, left three children). 

Donald Macleod, A.B., R.N.R. No. 3 (single). 

John Morrison, A.B., R.N.R., No. 8 (single). 

Kenneth Campbell, A.B., R.N.R., No. 30 (left 
widow and two children). 

Donald Maciver, A.B., R.N.R., No. 38 (single). 

John Maciver, A.B., R.N.R., Hill Street (left 
young widow). 



Donald Campbell, Leading Seaman, R.N.R., 

No. 44 (left widow). 
Evander Murray, A.B., R.N.R., No. 45 (left 

widow and step-daughter). 
Donald Macleod, A. B., R.N.R., No. 58 (single). 
Malcolm Macleod, A.B., R.N.R., No. 58 

(single; brother of above). 
John Maciver, A.B., R.N.R. No. 69 (left widow 

and two children). 



PARISH OF BARVAS. 

NESS 

John Macdonald, A.B., R.N.R., 18 Skigersta 

(left young widow). 
John Maoleod, A.B., R.N.R., 13 Eorodale 

(single). 
Murdo Campbell, Deckhand, R.N.R., 14 Eoro- 

dale (single). 

Angus Campbell, A.B., R.N.R., New Street, 
Lionel (left widow and three children). 

Norman Morrison, Deckhand, R.N.R. 17 
Lionel (single). 

John Munay, A.B., R.N.R., 36 Lionel (left 
widow and four children) 

Angus Macdonald, Deckhand, R.N.R., 3 Port 

of Ness (single). 

Angus Morrison, 1st Class P.O., R.N.R., 7 
Knockard (single). 

John Morrison, Deckhand, R.N.R., 12 Knock- 
ard (single). 

William Mackay, Signalman, R.N.R., 7 Five- 
penny (single). 

Donald Morrison, Deckhand, R.N.R., H Five- 
penny i single). 

Donald Macleod, Deckhand, R.N.R., 5a Five- 
penny (single). 

Angus Morrison, Leading Deckhand, R.N.R., 
15 Eor< pie (single) . 

Donald Macritchie, Deckhand, R.N.R., 34 
Habost (single). 

Alex. D. Campbell, Deckhand, R.N.R., 41 
Habost (single). 



Donald Murray, Deckhand, R.N.R., 11 Habost 

(single) . 
Roderick Morrison, A.B., R.N.R., Back Street, 

Habost (left widow and family of eight). 
Malcolm Thomson, A.B., M.M.R. , 14 Swani- 

bost (single). 
Donald Macdonald, A.B , R.N.R., 13 Swani- 

bost (single). 
Murdo Macdonald, Deckhand, R.N.R., 13 

Swambost (singnle ; brother of above) . 
Malcolm Macleod, O.S., R.N.V.R., 28 Swani- 

bost (single). 
Angus Macritchie (Donald), Deckhand, R.N.R., 

38 Swanibost (single). 
Angus Gillies (Alex.), Deckhand, R.N.R., 35 
South Dell (single). 

BORVE 

Murdo Macdonald, R.N.R., No. 15 (single). 

SHADER (BARVAS) 

Angus Macleay, A.B., R.N.R., 33 Lower (left 

widow and four children) . 
Norman Martin, A.B., R.N.R., 8 Lower (left 

widow and three children) . 
John Macdonald, Deckhand, R.N.R., 25 Lower 

(single). 
Angus Morrison, Deckhand, R.N.R., 31 Upper 

(single). 
Malcolm Matheson, Leading Dackhand, 10 

Upper (single). 

BARVAS 

Donald Macleod, Seaman, R.N R., 20 Lower 
Barvas (single). 

BR AGAR 

Murdo M?.clean, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 6 South 

(left widow and five children). 
John Maclean, Seaman, R.N.R., No 17 South 

(left widow and four children). 
Malcolm Maclean, .Seaman, R.N.R., No 10 

South (single). 



320 



LIST OF LEWIS LOSSES. 



John Murray, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 30 South 
(single) . 

Malcolm Mackay, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 36 
South (left widow and five children). 

Malcolm Macdonald, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 57 
South (left widow and three children). 

Murdo Macdonald, Deckhand, R.N.R., No. 3 
Fevig (single). 

Murdo Mackay, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 7 North 
Bragar (single). 



ARNOL 

Angus Maciver, R.N.R., No. 45 (left widow 
and five children). 

Norman Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R., No 13 
(left widow and two children) 

Donald Macdonald, Leading Torpedo-man, No. 

35 (single). 
Kenneth Macphail, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 24 

(single) . 



SHAWBOST 

John Smith, Deckhand, R.N.R., 11 South (left 
widow and four children). 

Donald Murray, P.O., R.N.R., 43 South (left 
widow and four children). 

Angus Macleod, Deckhand, R.N.R., H South 

(single). 
Roderick Murray, Seaman, R.N.R., 25 South 

(single) . 

Donald Macleod, Deckhand, R.N.R., 5 South 

(single). 
Donald W. Gillies, Seaman, R.N.R., 30 South 

(single) . 
Donald Macleod (Peter), Seaman, R.N.R., 38 

North (single). 

Malcolm Macleod (Murdo), Deckhand, R.N.R., 

29 North (single). 
Donald Nicolson, Seaman, R.N.R., 19 North 

(left widow and seven children) . 



PARISH OF UIG. 

CARLO WAY 

Donald Macarthur, Deckhand, R.N.R., 12 Kiri- 

vick (left widow). 
Malcolm Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R., 6 Kiri- 

vick (single). 
John Macaskill, Seaman, R.N.R., 3 Kirivick 

(single). 
Norman Macphail, Seaman, R.N.R., Knock, 

(left widow and four children). 
Donald Macphail, Seaman, R.N R., H Borro- 

ston (left widow and five children). 
Murdo Mackenzie, Seaman, R.N.R., 15 Gamin 

(left widow). 



TOLSTA-CHAOLAIS 

Alexander A. Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 
28 (single). 



DUNCARLOWAY 

Norman Maclean, No. 13 (left widow and four 
children). 



BREASCLET 

Malcolm Maciver, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 40 

(single). 
Donald Macdonald, Leading Seaman, No. 44, 

(single). 

BERNERA 

John Mackenzie, Seaman, R.N.R., 8 Breaclet 

left widow and one child). 
Donald Macdonald, Leading Seaman, R.N.R., 

13 Tobson (left 2 children) 
Donald Macaulay, Seaman, R.N.R., 4 Hacklet 

(single). 

EARSHADER 

Kenneth Smith, Seaman, R.N.R., 1 Earshader 
(left widow and two children). 



UIGEN 

John Macleod, Deckhand, R.N.R., No. 17 
(single) 

Angus Matheson, Deckhand, R.N.R., No 18 
(single). 



CROW LI ST A 

Murdo Nicolson, Deckhand, R.N.R , No. 1 

(single). 
Angus Madonald, Seaman, R.N.R. , No. 6 

(single) . 
Euen Macdonald, Deckhand, R.N.R., No. 13 

(single) . 
Malcolm Mackay, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 14 

(single) . 
John Macdonald, Leading Seaman, R.N.R., No. 

16 (left widow and one child). 
Peter Buchanan, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 23 

(single). 



BREANISH 

Murdo Mackinnon, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 18 

(single). 
George Morrison, Deckhand, R.N.R., No. 28 

(single) . 



PARISH OF LOCHS. 

RAERINISH- 

John Macleod, Mate, R.N.R., No. 31 (left 

widow and four children) 
Alex. Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 21 (left 

widow and three children). 
Donald Macdonald, Leading Seaman, R.N.R., 

No. 23 (single). 
Donald Macaulay, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 41 

(single). 
Malcolm Nicolson, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 20 

(single). 









LIST OF LEWIS LOSSES. 


321 


CROSSBOST 






Donald Smith, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 34 


MARVIG 


Donald Macleod, Deckhand, R.N.R. 


, No 


2 


(single). 


John Mackenzie (Alexander), Seaman, R.N.R., 


(left widow) . 






Kenneth Smith, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 28 


No. 3 (single). 


Malcolm Macleod, Deckhand, R.N.R. 


, No. 


2 


(left widow and two children) . 




(single) . 






Alex. Mackenzie (Donald), Seaman, R.N.R., 


GRAVIR. 


John Macleod, Seaman, M.M.R., 


No. 


13 


No. 16 (single). 




(single) . 






John Mackenzie (Donald), Seaman, R.N.R.,, 
No. 16 (single; brother of above). 


Donald Macaskill, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 9 
(single) . 


GRIMSHADER 






Alex. Mackenzie, Gunner, R.N.R. , No. 11 
(single). 


LEMREWAY 


John Macaulay, Deckhand, R.N.R., 
(leaves widow and five children). 


No. 


11 


Allan Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 11 


David Macinnes (Peter), Deckhand, R.N.R. No. 


Malcolm Macleod, A.B., M.M.R., 


No. 


3 


(single! 


2 (single). 


(single). 








Malcolm Macinnes (Murdo), Seaman, R.N.R., 








LAX AY 


No. 2 (single). 


LEU R BO ST 






John Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 25 (single). 


Murdo Ferguson, Seaman, R.N.R., No. 3 (left 
widow and five children;. 


Angus Macleod, Deckhand, M.M.R., 


No. 


46 


CAVERSTAY 




(single) . 
Murdo Maclean, Deckhand, M.M.R., 


No. 


39 


Angus Mackinnon, Deckhand, R.N.R. , No. 4 


BALLALAN 


(single) . 






(left widow and child residing at Dover). 


Malcolm Martin, Deckhand, R.N.R., No. 21, 


Angus Macdonald, Seaman, R.N.R., 


No. 


42 




Balallan (single). 


(widow and five children). 






GARYVARD 


Malcolm Macleod, Seaman, R.N.R. (single). 


Roderick Macdonald, Seaman, R.N_R. 


, No. 


36 


Alexander Macleod, Seamen, R.N.R. No. 1 




(single). 






(single) . 


ACHMORE 


Donald Maclean, Seaman, R.N.R., 


No. 


35 


Angus Montgomery, Deckhand, R.N.R., No. 2 


Donald Smith (John), Gunner. R.N.R., No. 5 


(left widow and six children). 






(left widow and eight children). 


(single) . 




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THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 




*Malcolm Thomson, 14 Swanibost, Ness 
(drowned) 




C3& 




John F. Macleod, Port of Ness (swam ashore with 

a lifeline and was the means of saving 40 lives). 



c3& 




•Kenneth Smith, 28 I.eurbost 
(drowned). 




*Malcolm Martin, 21 Balal'.an 
(drowned). 



*Donald Smith, 5 Aehinore 
(drowned). 



THE "ICLAIRE" DISASTER, 



__ ____________ 





*John Mackenzie, 13 Marvig 

(drowned). 






•Alexander Maciver, 19 Shader, Point, who 
fired tho distress rockets (drowned). 




"Malcolm Macleod, 28 Swanibost 

(drowned). 







*Alex. Beaton, 40 Coll 
(drowned ) . 



*Angus Macleod, 1 New Valley 
(drowned) . 



THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 




*Donald Macdonald, 5 Sheshader 
{drowned). 




K'fi. 
si it 



*A. J. Macleod, 3 Broker, Point 
(drowned). 





*Alex Mackenzie, Lochside, Aird 
(drowned). 



Donald Morrison, 7 Knockaird, Ness 
(last survivor). 



THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 




*Murdo Mackenzie, 15 Snader, Point 
(drowned). 



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*Angus Morrison, Eoropie, Ness 
(drowned). 



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•Angus Maciver, 45 Arnol, Barvas 
(drowned). 



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THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 



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*Angus Maeleod, 18 Knock, Stornoway 
(drowned). 




nvilii.mi Macleod, 3 Coll, Back 
(drowned). 




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*John Mackenzie, 8 Breaclet, Bernera 
(drowned). 



♦Roderick Macdonald, 36 Leurbost 
(drowned) 



THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 




*Angus Morrison, 31 Upper Shader 
(drowned). 





*John A Macaskill, 75 Keith, Stornoway 

(drowned). 



*Angvts Macdonald, 42 Leurbost 
(drowned). 




*Angus Macleod, 18 Knock, Stornoway 
(drowned ) . 





*Malcolm Macanlay, 36 South Bragar 
(drowned). 



*Donald Macritch'.e, 46 Keith Street, Stornoway 
(drowned). 



THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 




*Alex. Mackenzie, 11 I.eurbost 
(drowned). 





^Robert Murray, Lighthill, Back 
(drowned). 





*Alexr. Mackenzie, 16 Leurbost 
(drowned). 




*Norman Macphail. Knock, Carloway 
(drowned). 



*Murdo Mackay, 16 Swordale 
(drowned). 



*John Macaskill, 3 Kirivick, Carloway 
(drowned). 



THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 




♦Donald Macdonald," 11 " Baik" 
(drowned). 





*Malcolm Matheson, 10 Upper Shuder, 
Barvas (drowned). 



-*-<va4^s«> — 




*J. Macaskill, Lower Sandwick 
(drowned). 




*Murdo Maclean, 39 Leurliost 
(drowned) . 



*Donald Maclean 35 JUeurbost 
(drowned). 



THE "IGLAIRE" DISASTER. 




*D. Campbell, 3 Vatisker 
(drowned) 





'Alex. A. Macleod, 28 Tolsta Chaolais 

(drowned). 




*Alex. Beaton, 40 Coll 
(drowned). 



•John Maeaskill, LighthilL Back 
(drowned). 




*John Macleod, 25 Laxay 
(drowned). 



THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 




Donald Martin, 33 Lower Shader, Barvas 
i saved). 




•Alex. Campbell, 8 Vatisker 

(drowned). 




m 




*John Mackenzie, 4 Shader, Point 
(drowned). 



*Koderick Mackenzie, 5 Swordale 
(drowned). 



THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 




•Norman Morrison, 17 Lionel 
(drowned). 




•Donald Smith, 34 Leurbost 
(drowned). 





*Alex. Mackenzie, 1 Aird, Point 
(drowned). 



♦Malcolm Macleod, 5 Aignis'ti 
(drowned). 



THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 




iijpp 






•Allan Maeleod, 11 Leurbost 
(drowned i. 



*John Morrison, 10 Coll 
(drowned). 



Alex. J. Maeleod, Cmtend, Coll 
(saved). 



*John Mackenzie, 16 Leurbost 
(drownedj. 





-.- 




*Murdo Mackenzie, 15 Garenin, Carloway 
(drowned). 



•Malcolm Macleod, 18 Balallan 
(drowned). 



*John Morrison, 8 North Tolsta 
(drowned). 



THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 




*Norman Mackenzie, 1 Church Street, 
Garrabost (drowned). 








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*Angus Mackay, Hillside, Shader, Point 

(drowned). 



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John Macpha 1, 13 Duncarloway 
(saved). 





♦George Morrison, 20 Breanish, Uig 

(drowned). 



♦Donald Macaskill, 14 Shader, Point 
(drowned). 



THE "IOLAIRE" DISASTER, 




*Alex. Macdonald, W.O., 7 New Valley 

(drowned). 





Left— *Angus Mac'.ver, 24 Arnol. Right— ♦Mal- 
colm Macphail, 24 Arnol (both drowned). 




*W. K. Wilson, E.R.A., Beach House, 
Stornoway (drowned). 




*Murdo Campbell, 4 Eorodale, Ness 
12th March, 1915- 



*Donald Mackenzie, 22 Upper Bayble 
(drowned). 



THE 'IOLAIRE" DISASTER. 



Lost after a Miraculous Escape. 




K 



Gunner KENNETH MACPHAIL, R.N.K. (drowned. 



of Mr Malcolm Macphail, 24 
Arnol, Barvas, was the sole 
survivor of the merchant ship in 
which he was serving as gunner, 
when she was torpedoed and sunk 
in the Mediterranean in October, 
1917. He had a terrible experi- 
ence before he was rescued, 
having been nearly thirty-six 
hours in the sea before being 
washed ashore near Cherchell, Al- 
geria. Notwithstanding his ex- 
ceptionally strong physique, arid 
the fact that he had a lifebelt on, 
he was practically exhausted, but 
was able to gather sufficient 
strength for the final effort to 
swim ashore. He was treated with 
great kindness by the French 
authorities and English lady mis- 
sionaries, and made a speedy 
recovery. The photograph shows 
him with the little Arab mes- 



senger of the Mission Station. Pathetic in the extreme it is to think that this powerful seaman, after so miraculous 
an escape in the Mediterranean, perished within a few feet of his native island. ^ 



SUPPLEMENTARY. 



The following names have been inadvertently omitted from 
their respective lists : — 

STOKNOWAY.— RODERICK MACARTHUR, 48 Lewis Street, United 
States Artillery. MALCOLM MACARTHUR, 48 Lewis Street, 16th 
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. (Uncle of foregoing] . KENNETH 
MACLEAN, 8 Mackenzie Street, 16th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. 

CROSS, NESS.— Rev P. J MACIVER, Manse of Cross and Burness. 
Kirkwall, Chaplain, Houton Bay Aerodrome, Scapa Flow. (Son of Mr 
Roderick Maciver, 3 Swanibost). 

SHAYVBOST.— *DONALD MACDONALD, R.N.R., 7 New Shawbost; 
killed off the Belgaan coast, 21st October, 1918- 



STORNOWAY NAVAL CORPS. 
Dr MACKENZIE, Admiralty Surgeon and Agent (Medical Officer). 

MEADEN, Chaplain of the Naval Base 



Rev. 



H. ANDERSON 
(Director). 
Mr JOHN MACLEOD (Instructor). 

LADS SERVING AT H.M. NAVAL BASE WHEN ARMISTICE 
WAS SIGNED. 

Angus Mac'.eod, Kenneth John Macleod, Kenneth Macleod, Angus; 
Maclean, A. G Nisbet, Donald Mackay, Murdo Macaulay, John Murray, 
Murdo Maciver, Norman Maciver, John Macleod, John Macdonald, 
Donald Maclean, and Allan Macdonald 



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LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. 



The Right Hon. Lord Leverhulme, Lews Castle. 

Kenneth Mackenzie, Esq., Fernlea, Stornoway. 

Samuel A. Newall, Esq., North Beach, Stornoway. 

Mrs Phaser, C.C., Schoolhouse, Sandwick. 

Mrs Montgomery, Puntas Arenas, South America. 

Mrs J. Moore, Barrahead Lighthouse, Castlebay. 

D. Campbell, Esq., 40 Main Rd., Beaconsfield, Kimberley, 

South Africa. 
Rev. Murdo Mackay, Stornoway, by Springhill, Quebec, 

Canada. 
Hector Macleod, Esq., Bethlehem, O.F.S., South Africa. 
Miss Ntcolson, 7 Muirpark Street, Partick, Glasgow, 
Donald Mackenzie, Esq., Wartime, Greenan P.O., Sask-, 

Canada. 
Lieut. -Col. O. Robertson, V.D., Francis Street, Stornoway 
Major A. L. Robertson, O.B.E., R.A.M.C, Francis Street, 

Stornoway. 
Ex-Bailie Donald Maciver, Bayhead, Stornoway. 
r Lt.-Col J. MacRae-Gilstrap, of Eilean Donan, Ballimore, 

Argyll. 
; Lieut. A. B Macrae, D.S.C., Sandhead, Stranraer. 

Capt. Norman Maciver, RM.B., Claremont, Stornoway. 

W. J. Gibson, Esq., M.A., Nicolson Institute, Stornoway. 

Ex-Provost M. Maclean, Stornoway. 

Rev. N. C Macdonald, U.F. Manse, Plockton. 

Alexander Macleod, Esq., Grocer, Point St., Stornoway. 

W. J. Campbell, Esq., James Street, Stornoway. 

Lieut. -Co-l. Murdoch Mackenzie, VD., R.A.M.C, Lewis 

Street, Stornoway. 
Councillor James Thomson, 15 Tong, 'Stornoway. 
,_ D. Macrae, Esq., Fishcurer, Stornoway. 



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A. G. Burns, Esq., Knock Schoolhouse, Stornoway. 
Major T Nicolson, T.D., Matheson Road, Stornoway. 
Allan Macleod, Esq., Merchant, Swanibost, Ness. 



Duncan Mackenzie, Esq., Royal Hotel, Stornoway. 

Mrs M. Mackenzie, 1 Aird, Portnaguran, Stornoway. 

John Matheson, Esq., Caledonian Hotel, Stornoway. 

Alexander Macleod, Esq., Knock, Stornoway. 

Councillor Angus Macleod, Cairndhu, Stornoway. 

Roderick Macleod, Esq., 27 Fore St. Avenue, London, E.C 

Arthur G. Tucker, Esq., 133 West Campbell St., Glasgow- 

Kenneth Macleod, Esq., Schoolhouse, Port of Mentieth, 
Perthshire. 

Louis Bain,, Esq., Lewis Street, Stornoway. 

Lieut. W. A. Martin, 59 Buckingham Gate, London, S.W. 

Dr J. F. Macleod, South Bank, Yorks. 

Mrs Macleod, 6 Mardale Crescent, Edinburgh. 

Neil Murray, Esq., Church Street, Stornoway. 

R. Macleod, Esq., Schoolhouse, Macdiarmid, Skeabost 
Bridge, Skye. 

Miss C Macaskill, Finnich Malise, Drymen, Stirlingshire. 

John D. Morrison, Esq., Glencroe, Arrochar. 

Rev. C E. Mackenzie, Poyntzfield, Invergordon. 

Sir Wm. D. Mitchell Cotts, 31 Redington Road, Hamp- 
stead, London, W. 

Malcolm D. Macdonald, Esq., M.A-, Schoolhouse, Bridg- 
end, Alness. 

Finlay Maclean, Esq., Lochganvich, Stornoway. 

John Bain, Esq., 6209 S. Laflin St., Chicago, U.S.A. 

Murdo Maciver, Esq-, Insurance Agent, Stornoway. 

Angus Smtth, Esq., Schoolhouse, Shiskine, Arran. 

Sidney M. Allen, 18 Girdler's Rd., W. Kensington, London. 

Norman Mackenzie, Esq., 10 H. Borve, Barvas, Stornoway. 

Duncan Macdonald, Esq., Marine Engineers' Club, 
Shanghai, China. 

Provost Roderick Smith, Stornoway. 

Alexander Maciver, Esq., Goathill Farm, Stornoway. 

John Maclean, Esq-, Fishsalesman, Stornoway. 



* Arranged in order as received. 



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Kenneth Maclennan, Esq., North Beach, Stornoway. 

Lt. Alexander J. Mackenzie, D.S.C., Fernlea, Stornoway. 

F. Macleod, Esq., The Schoolhouse, Dunskellar, Lochmaddy. 

Keith Macdonald, Esq , Lewis Street, Stornoway. 

Alexander Macdonald, Esq., Fort William, Out., Canada. 

Angus Gillies, Esq., Barvas, Sask., Canada. 

Lieut. Kenneth Bain, M.C., Gowancroft, Stornoway. 

R. K- Drummond, Esq., Governor, Combination Poorhouse., 
Stornoway. 

Mrs Macdonald, 18 Church Street, Partick, Glasgow. 

M. Martin, Esq., Astoria, L. Island, New York. 

Miss Annie Maclean, Burrwood, Coldspring Harbour, L.I., 

Mrs Belcher, 18 Calthorpe St., Grays Inn Rd., London- 

Donald Mackenzie, Esq., Fauldhouse, Linlithgowshire. 

Miss Macleod, Roulinish, Bernera, Stornoway. 

Mrs A. B. Abbott, Ivaiihoe, Acock's Green, Birmingham. 

Kenneth Macdonald, Esq., Brooklands, Winnipeg, Canada. 

Rev. H. A. Meaden, Barton Rectory, Nottingham. 

J. G. Nicholson, Esq., 917-23rd Ave. South, Seattle, Wash., 
U.S. A 

John Macinnes, Esq., 445 Manchester Road, Stockport. 

Donald J. Macleod, Esq., Bridgend, Breanish, Stornoway. 

Dr D. Murray, M.P., 4 St. Albans Rd., London, N.W. 5. 

John Macleod, Esq., Mowbray, Man-, Canada 

Donald Murray, Esq., 136 Hardgate, Aberdeen. 

aIts A. Maciver Brewin, 121 Crouch Street, Colchester. 

Donat.d Mackenzie, Esq., 272 Sandford Ave., N., Hamil- 
ton, Ont., Canada. 

M. J. Ross, Esq., Shipping Master, North Sydney, Nova 
Scotia, Canada. 

Alexander Maciver, West Dravus St., Seattle, Wash-, U.S. 

Norman Macleod, Esq., 9 Appin Rd., Dennistoun, Glasgow. 

Miss Christtna Macleod, 519 W. Highland Drive, Seattle, 
Wash., U.S.A. 

D. Morrison, Esq., Grain Exchange, Winnipeg, Canada. 



Rev. I. H. Macdonald, M.A., Ph.D., The Manse, Kintore, 
Ont., Canada. 

Lieut. Murdo Murray, Schoolhouse, Foyers, Inverness. 

Miss Margaret Murray, Lakefield, Bragar, Stornoway. 

D. A. Macdonald, Esq., McGill, Nevada, U.S.A. 
jcf Miss Macrae, 16 Aubert Park, Highbury, London, N.5 

Mrs Macpheeson, Lewis Coffee House, Stornoway. 

N. M. Macleod, Esq., 24 Barrington Drive, Glasgow, W. 

Clement Wyley, Esq.. Greenhill, Onga Onga, Hawkes Bay, 
New Zealand. 

Anthony Morrison, Esq., Galson Farm, Stornoway. 

Rev. George, Macleod, U.F. Manse, Garrabost, Stornoway. 

Mrs J. M. Ross, Keith Street, Stornoway. 

General Sir Walter Ross, Cromarty. 

Rev. P. J. Maciver, Manse of Cross and Burness, Sanday. 

Mrs R. Lawrte, Insinger, Sask., Canada. 

John Macaskill, Esq., Flesher, Matheson Road, Stornoway 

Capt. Rae Macdonald, R.E., 12 Keith Street, Stornoway- 

Rev. W. Macleod, Free Church Manse, Shiskine, Arran. 
^ Angus Macrae, Esq., 2207 14a St., W., Calgary, Alta., Can. 

Miss M. M. Macrae, Callendar House, Falkirk. 

Sergt. J. N. Macrae, D.S.O., 4 Park Terrace, Queen's Park, 






Glasgow. 



Sergt. John Macdonald, 23 Arnol, Barvas, Stornoway. 
Mrs Maciver, Greenpark, Bayble, Stornoway, 
./ Nurse Macrae, 57 Keith Street, Stornoway. 

John Nicholson, Esq-, Ninette, P.O., Man., Canada. 
Duncan Maciver, Esq., Francis Street, Stornoway. 
Miss Margaret Maclean, 10 Knockaird, Port of Ness. 
David Tolmie, Esq., Jamaica. B.W.I. 
Bailie Norman Stewart, Stornoway. 
A. Mackenzie, Esq., Mamaku, New Zealand. 
Lieut. John Macdonald, 2 Duncan Street, Thurso. 
Wm. C- Robertson, Esq., Ashburton, New Zealand. 
Donald Macarthur, Esq., Franklin St., Annersley South, 
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.