Sunday, 30 January 2011

Uist Memorial

The WW1 and WW2 casualties from the islands of Berneray, North Uist, Grimsay, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay are now remembered on a new site. Compiling it still leaves me with the nagging feeling that many names are still missing. My sources were the War Memorials on Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra, as well as the various cemeteries in those islands. Information was supplemented from the croft histories. If anyone spots an omission, please leave a note on the guestbook on the site.

On matters Uisteach, the excellent Cladh Hallan cemetery project, which lists all the burials at that large graveyard, was highlighted on the BBC's An Island Parish program. And please spare me the Father Ted comparisons.

1 comment:

  1. Memorials are in fact a way for us who didn't fight to remember past times, and mainly not to forget those who fought for us or others. I sometimes see them as some kind of apology the government gives the families of the deceased. Thanks...