Brue / Bru

Private KENNETH MATHESON
Last address in Lewis: 1 Brue

Son of Murdo and Annie Matheson, 1 Brue
Service unit: 6th Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 5362
Date of death: 2 February 1919 at the age of 23

Died at home of illness
Interred: Barvas (St Mary) Old Cemetery


Seaman COLIN MACDONALD
Last address in Lewis: 2 Brue,
Son or Norman and Ann McDonald; husband of Effie McDonald, of 2, Brue Barvas, Stornoway, Ross-shire.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Newmarket
Service number: 1515/C
Date of death: 16 July 1917 at the age of 44
Ship sunk by UC-38 in the Aegean Sea
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 26

Sergeant DONALD ALLAN FINLAYSON
Last address in Lewis: 6 Brue,
Son of Kenneth Finlayson, of 6, Brue Barvas, Stornoway.
Service unit: 1st Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 3/5265
Date of death: 22 December 1914 at the age of 19
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, Panel 41 and 42
Joined army before age 16

Seaman DONALD FINLAYSON (jnr)
Last address in Lewis: 11 Brue,
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Viknor
Service number: 4537A
Date of death: 13 January 1915
Ship sunk by mine
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 14

Seaman KENNETH FINLAYSON
Last address in Lewis: 11 Brue,
Son of Norman and Marion Finlayson, of Brue, Barvas, Stornaway; husband of Maggie Finlayson, of 11, Brue Barvas, Stornaway, Ross-shire.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, SS Etonian
Service number: 1555C
Date of death: 23 March 1918 at the age of 45
Ship torpedoed by U-61, 34 miles from the Old Head of Kinsale
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 14

Seaman NORMAN MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 13 Brue,
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Bulwark
Service number: 3630C
Date of death: 26 November 1914 at the age of 35
Died when HMS Bulwark was blown up in an internal explosion at Sheerness
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 8

Private ALLAN MACKENZIE
Last address in Lewis: 14 Brue,
Son of John and Elizabeth MacKenzie, of 14, Brue, Barvas, Lewis.
Service unit: 7th Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3/5632
Date of death: 8 May 1916 at the age of 18
Killed in action
Interred: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, IV. J. 8

Leading Seaman ALLAN MACKINNON
Last address in Lewis: 18 Brue,
Son of Malcolm and Christina MacKinnon (nee Matheson), of Brue, Barvas, Lewis; husband of Effie MacKinnon, of 61, South Bragar, Barvas, Stornoway, Lewis.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, SS Torcello
Service number: 3322C
Date of death: 8 January 1917 at the age of 37
Died of dysentry in Alexandria
Interred: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, grave A 25
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Seaman DUNCAN MACKINNON
Last address in Lewis: 18 Brue
Son of Malcolm and Kirsty McKinnon, of Brue Barvas; husband of Annie McKinnon, of 18, Brue Barvas, Stornoway, Ross-shire.
Service unit: HMS Viknor, Royal Naval Reserve
Service number: 3053/B
Date of death: 13 January 1915 at the age of 40
Ship sunk by mine
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 14

Private WILLIAM PATERSON
Last address in Lewis: 20 Brue
Son of Alexander and Margaret Paterson, of 20, Brue, Barvas, Stornoway.
Service unit: 1st Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3/5247
Date of death: 11 November 1914 at the age of 19
Killed in action
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate), panel 38 and 40

Private DONALD MATHESON
Last address in Lewis: 26 Brue,
Son of Kenneth and Ann Matheson, of 26, Brue Barvas, Stornoway, Lewis.
Service unit: 1st Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3/5250
Date of death: 25 September 1915 at the age of 20
Killed in action in France
Interred: Ninth Avenue Cemetery, Haisnes Sp. Mem. 24

Seaman ANGUS MACLEAN
Last address in Lewis: 28 Brue,
Son of Alexander and Catherine McLean, of 28, Brue, Barvas, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMD Southesk
Service number: 9019/A
Date of death: 7 July 1917 at the age of 18
Died in mining of ship
Interred: Lyness Naval Cemetery, D. 14
Mentioned on family gravestone in Barvas Cemetery, Lewis
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