View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Saturday, 24 January 2009


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Remembering Today - 24 January

On this day in the First World War, this man from the Isle of Lewis lost his life in the service of King & Country. RIP.

Last address in Lewis: 35 Bayhead Street, Stornoway
Regiment or division: Scottish Rifles
Date of death: 24 January 1917 at the age of 19
Died of wounds sustained previously day at casualty clearing station
keen to serve in the war, he joined up in Glasgow and got himself drafted for foreign service after only 3 months' training. After a fortnight at the Base he was sent into the firing line, and on his second day in the trenches was mortally wounded
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial