Leurbost / Liurbost


Private DONALD NICOLSON
Last known address in Lewis: 4 Leurbost
Son of Norman and Ann Nicolson
Service unit: 2nd Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 3/5960
Date of death: 7 June 1915 at the age of 19
Memorial: Cologne Memorial, S. wall in N. shelter at entr. to Br. plots.,
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 2
Taken prisoner in Germany in December 1914

Gunner ALEXANDER ANGUS MACKENZIE
Last known address in Lewis: 11 Leurbost
Son of Alexander and Isabella Mackenzie
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Roman Empire
Service number: 1663/C
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 40
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1


Seaman ALLAN MACLEOD
Last known address in Lewis: 11 Leurbost
Also known at 43 Ranish
Son of Leod and Johanna Macleod
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS President III
Service number: 4661A
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 25
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire, was never found
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 32
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1

Private JOHN MACLEOD
Last known address in Lewis: 13 Leurbost
Son of Colin and Margaret McLeod
Service unit: 4th Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 316204
Date of death: 25 March 1918 at the age of 20
Killed in France
Memorial: Arras Memorial, Bay 8 and 9
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 2


Gunner JOHN MACKENZIE
Last known address in Lewis: 14 Leurbost
Son of Donald and Maggie McKenzie
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, SS Bombala
Service number: 5347/A
Date of death: 25 April 1918 at the age of 23
Killed at sea at his gun while fighting a submarine
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 30
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1

Leading Seaman NEIL MACLEAN
Last known address in Lewis: 14 Leurbost
Son of Neil and Maggie MacLean
Service unit: Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve, HMCS Galiano
Service number: VR/5016
Date of death: 30 October 1918 at the age of 34
Lost at sea in shipwreck
Memorial: Victoria Memorial, Vancouver Island
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1
Stornoway Gazette tribute


Deckhand ALEXANDER MACKENZIE
Last known address in Lewis: 16 Leurbost
Son of Donald and Mary Mackenzie
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMD Mary
Service number: 12080/DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 20
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1


Seaman JOHN MACKENZIE
Last known address in Lewis: 16 Leurbost
Son of Donald and Mary Mackenzie
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Emperor of India
Service number: 32741/A
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 30
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1


Private ROBERT PATERSON
Last known address in Lewis: 17 Leurbost
Brother of Mr. A. Paterson
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 10419
Date of death: 12 October 1915 at the age of 20
Killed in action in France
Interred: Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, grave I. F. 3
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 2

Private JOHN MACLEOD
Last known address in Lewis: 20 Leurbost
Service unit: 5th Cameron Highlanders
Date of death: 25 September 1915
Killed in action at Loos
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost

Private JOHN MACKENZIE
Last known address in Lewis: 25 Leurbost
Service unit: 2nd Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 3/5593
Date of death: 11 March 1915 at the age of 26
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, panel 39 to 41
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1

Private KENNETH SMITH
Last known address in Lewis: 25 Leurbost
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 9079
Date of death: 1 July 1916
Killed in action on the Somme
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15C
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 2
Was wounded twice previously

Quartermaster MURDO SMITH
Last known address in Lewis: 25 Leurbost
Son of John and Isabella Smith (nee McLeod)
Service unit: Mercantile Marine, SS Ava
Date of death: 26 January 1917 at the age of 30
Ship presumed sunk by U-boat
Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost


Seaman ALEXANDER MACIVER
Last known address in Lewis: 26 Leurbost
Son of Donald and Margaret Maciver
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Viknor
Service number: 2523A
Date of death: 13 January 1915 at the age of 24
Ship sunk by mine
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 14

Seaman DONALD MACIVER
Last known address in Lewis: 26C Leurbost
Son of Murdo and Mary Maciver
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Recepto
Service number: 3242/B
Date of death: 24 February 1917 at the age of 38
Died of pneumonia
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1
Died after being rescued from mined ship

Seaman MURDO SMITH
Last known address in Lewis: 26 Leurbost
Service unit: Mercantile Marine Reserve
Date of death: April 1917
Died in sinking of ship
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 2


Seaman KENNETH SMITH
Last known address in Lewis: 28 Leurbost
Son of Murdo and Mary Smith; husband of Annie Smith
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Pembroke
Service number: 1956D
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 41
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire, was never found
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 32
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 2

Piper DAVID MACDONALD
Last known address in Lewis: 34 Leurbost
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders and 4th Highland Light Infantry
Service number: 7392
Date of death: 27 August 1915 at the age of 40
Died of a brain haemorrhage in Argyll
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1
Stornoway Gazette tribute


Gunner DONALD SMITH
Last known address in Lewis: 34 Leurbost
Son of Roderick and Catherine Smith
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Emperor of India
Service number: 2972/A
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 27
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 2


Seaman DONALD MACLEAN
Last known address in Lewis: 35 Leurbost
Son of George and Isabella Maclean; husband of Annie Maclean
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Colleen
Service number: 2820/B
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 48
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1


Gunner RODERICK JOHN MACDONALD
Last known address in Lewis: 36 Leurbost
Son of Murdo and Maggie Macdonald
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Wallington
Service number: 2966/A
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 27
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1


Seaman MURDO MACLEAN
Last known address in Lewis: 39 Leurbost
Son of Alexander and Marion Maclean
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Snipe
Service number: 974252
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 31
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1

Seaman MURDO MACDONALD
Last known address in Lewis: 41 Leurbost
Son of Donald and Christina McLeod McDonald; husband of Mary McRae McDonald
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Defense
Service number: 2964/B
Date of death: 31 May 1916 at the age of 31
Lost at the Battle of Jutland.
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 18
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1
Had been married for only 3 weeks

Private PETER MACDONALD
Last known address in Lewis: 41 Leurbost
Son of Donald and Christina Macdonald
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7449
Date of death: 12 April 1916 at the age of 19
Killed in action in Mesopotamia
Interred: Amara War Cemetery, grave II. D. 3
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1


Seaman ANGUS MACDONALD
Last known address in Lewis: 42 Leurbost
Son of Allan and Mary MacDonald; husband of Mary MacDonald
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Imperieuse
Service number: 1830/D
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 44
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1


Seaman HECTOR MARTIN
Last known address in Lewis: 43B Leurbost
Son of Donald and Christina Martin
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Wallington
Service number: 12121/DA
Date of death: 1 July 1918 at the age of 21
Died of influenza
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 2
Stornoway Gazette tribute


Private DONALD JOHN MACKENZIE
Last known address in Lewis: 44 Leurbost
Son of John MacKenzie
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/6784
Date of death: 13 May 1915 at the age of 22
Died of gas poisoning at Boulogne
Interred: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, grave VIII. C. 42
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1
Had been with 3rd Seaforths for 6 years, went to front at start of war

Seaman ANGUS MACLEOD
Last known address in Lewis: 46 Leurbost
Son of Angus and Marion Macleod
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Snipe
Service number: 973997
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 27
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1

Lance-Corporal RODERICK MACLEAN
Last known address in Lewis: 53 Leurbost
Service unit: Military Police Corps
Service number: P/11160
Date of death: 8 June 1919
Died of illness contracted in Mesopotamia
Interred: Crossbost Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 1
Twice wounded

Private JOHN MACLEOD
Last known address in Lewis: 56 Leurbost
Son of John and Christine MacDonald MacLeod
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7482
Date of death: 12 April 1917 at the age of 28
Killed in action in France
Interred: Athies Communal Cemetery, extension, grave F. 15.
Village memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Lochs, panel 2
Went to France in September 1914

1 comment:

Karen said...

The images and the accompanying information on this very touching war memorial attests to the pain endured by family and community at the loss of so many, and in so-doing, speaks volumes.

Thank you for making the site available to all.