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I'm having some difficulty with formatting photos embedded in blog posts - basically they need a margin and my attempt to force one in on the HTML tag are being overridden.Advice please on how to…Continue

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HMS Carmania

The picture from the collection of Uig Historical Society shows a group of sailors aboard HMS Carmania during the Great War.  HMS Carmania was a Cunard liner (built 1905) which was converted into an Armed Merchant Carrier, and later served as a troopship.  In the very early stages of the war, on 14 September 1914, she engaged…See More
Jun 4, 2011
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Munitions Factory

Four girls from the village of Geshader, Uig, Isle of Lewis, working in a munitions factory in Glasgow during WW1. Christina Macdonald 11G, Isabella Maciver 4G, Christina Maciver 5G, Peggy Maciver 4G.
May 15, 2011
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The Groningen Internees, 1914

When the call for volunteers came in August 1914, a huge number of men from the islands made their way immediately to Stornoway and from there to Kyle of Lochalsh, and eventually to one of the Channel ports. The most pressing military need at the time was for infantrymen, not for ships' crews, so the Naval Reservists found…See More
Jul 31, 2010
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A Groningen Internee

An unknown naval reservist who spent four years interned in Groningen after the disastrous affair at Antwerp.
Jul 31, 2010
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Shonnie Goravig

Seonnaidh Gorabhaig, John Maclean, was born in the tiny village of Ungeshader, Lewis, in 1888. He was unmarried and remained in the family home at No. 3 with his brother Peter ("the Coll") and latterly Peter’s wife Effie. The two brothers built Taigh na Coll themselves in the 1930s, carrying the stone in from half a mile away.Seonnaidh served in the Royal Naval Reserve and was called up in 1914 to join the First Naval Brigade. He was posted to Antwerp and was taken prisoner, a brutal experience…See More
Jul 25, 2010
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Five Sons at Sea

During the Second World War, five Macdonald brothers from the village of Valtos, Uig, Isle of Lewis, served at sea. The five sailors were sons of Donald and Christina Macdonald 22 Valtos.Their mother Christina (nee Maciver), formerly of 25 Valtos, had lost two brothers in the First World War. Norman Maciver serving on a destroyer was swept overboard and lost in 1915 and Murdo Maciver in the Canadian Seaforths was killed in action in France 1916. Donald Macdonald, the father of the five young…See More
Jun 6, 2010
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WW1 Gun on St Kilda

"Fantastic image."
Jun 4, 2010
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Thomas Rattray

"They have great pictures of that visit too. I used to live on the estate in Berriedale and hang out at their house - don't see them any more since I moved and they retired, sadly. The Rattray Sikhs are a fab story."
Jun 4, 2010
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HMS Carmania

Posted on June 4, 2011 at 20:35

Book: Island Heroes, the Military History of the Hebrides

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 23:20

Donald Macdonald, DSM

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 22:30

The Groningen Internees, 1914

Posted on July 31, 2010 at 18:33

Shonnie Goravig

Posted on July 25, 2010 at 22:00

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