Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Remembering Today - 28 January

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

Private DONALD MONTGOMERY
Last address in Lewis: 29 Lower Garrabost,
Regiment or division: 7th Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3/5518
Date of death: 28 January 1917 at the age of 19
Killed in action
Memorial: Thiepval
Memorial reference: Pier and Face 15B
Lewis Memorial: Point (Garrabost)

Private WILLIAM MURRAY
Address not recorded
Regiment or division: 2nd Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 29012
Date of death: 28 January 1920
Interred: Eye / Aignish Cemetery
Memorial reference: E. 3. 76


Private DONALD MACAULAY
Last address in Lewis: 12 Murray's Court, Stornoway
Regiment or division: Gordon Highlanders
Date of death: 28 January 1915
Killed in action
Local memorial: Lewis War Memorial

Pictures

As I reported on the Shell Gallery, I have now scanned in a series of pictures taken over the past month in Lewis. Apart from the graveyard pics from North Tolsta, there are a few others as well, shown below. Enjoy!


Preparing for the powercut - that never was


Sunrise, 13 January


Sunset, 9 January


North Beach, Stornoway, the day after the big storm