Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Monday, 1 September 2014

Sunday 31 August

Afternoon all, it's another bright and fairly sunny day today - better for being minus one cracking headache that left me since yesterday. Ouch. Quite breezy outside on a stiff southerly breeze, which leaves us with 16C / 61F on the mercury. In the afternoon, the rain and the wind picked up. Force 6 from the south, mercury now down to 13C / 55F. Stornoway rainfall radar is off-line at the moment, so cannot watch progression of rain in these parts.

So, there are 1179 names on the Lewis War Memorial for the Great War (1914-1919), of which some 40 I have not yet been able to match to my Faces from the Lewis War Memorial website. Some of this is due to transcription errors on my part - about a dozen. But you try to find Donald Macleod in the RNR, when there are so many of that name, even in the one parish or district. Conversely, there is the case of Captain Ian Macfarlane who is mentioned on the War Memorial. He is easily traced on CWGC, having served in the Royal Army Medical Corps before his death in 1917. He was the son of an Edinburgh minister, but a cursory glance does not immediately yield a Stornoway connection.

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1 comment:

  1. Mutualaide: More work than a family tree, certainly. :)

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