Title picture: Cloudscapes, Stornoway, 1 February 2017

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Remembering Today - 27 January

On this day in the First World War, these two men from the Isle of Lewis lost their lives in the service of King & Country. RIP.

Leading boatman JOHN MACAULAY

Last address in Lewis: 56 North Shawbost,
Husband of Elizabeth Macaulay, of Dunnet, Thurso, Caithness.
Regiment or division: HM Coastguard, Butt of Lewis Signal Station
Service number: 198280
Date of death: 27 January 1919 at the age of 37
Died in an accident at Butt of Lewis
Interred: Bragar Cemetery
Local memorial: West Side, Bragar

Seaman NORMAN MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: Stornoway
Regiment or division: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Andania
Date of death: January, 27th, 1918
Ship sunk by U-boat
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial