Thursday, 1 November 2007

Armistice 1918 - 2007

On Sunday 11 November, commemorations will take place across the country for the 89th anniversary of the end of World War I. Bearing in mind the percentagewise large proportion of men from Lewis who laid down their lives for King and Country, I am compiling a tribute page, derived from the Faces of the War Memorial site.

I have selected at random one individual from each of the 100 villages in Lewis and have added a portrait photograph (if available) and a summary of his personal information. A modern photograph of the village in question is provided as well, where available.

The page is still being added to.

The result looks like this:



Last address in Lewis: 2 Carloway,
Regiment or division: Cameron Highlanders
Date of death: 9 May 1915 at the age of 19
Killed in action in La Bassee
Had been at front since October 1914


  1. "Great stuff, Arnish! Hats off and a minute in rememberance of all these men and boys. In this ocuntry you can be killed at 18 but can't legally buy alcohol until 21. What does that say about those in charge?"

    Barney from Swithiod or the neutered neutral

    "we also need to remember all those that are still fighting in wars that are not ours, and also all those that get injured and their families"

    me again from harris but from lewis

  2. straying from the subject a bit--I thought 18 was the legal age to drink in scotland---has the law changed??

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