Swordale / Suardail


Seaman WILLIAM MACKENZIE
Last known address in Lewis: 1A Swordale
Son of Murdo and Christina Mackenzie
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Alert
Service number: 5355A
Date of death: 30 September 1916 at the age of 24
Killed in Turkey
Memorial: Basra Memorial, Panel 60
Village memorial: Point, Garrabost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Stornoway, Point division, panel 2
had not been heard of since the fall of Kut-el-Amara


Seaman JOHN MACDONALD
Last known address in Lewis: 2 Swordale
Son of Angus and Annie McDonald
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Hythe
Service number: 7320/A
Date of death: 28 October 1915 at the age of 19
Ship sank after a collision at the Dardanelles
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 14
Village memorial: Point, Garrabost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Stornoway, Point division, panel 1

Seaman COLIN CRICHTON
Last known address in Lewis: 11 Swordale
Son of Colin and Christina Crichton
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Vivid
Service number: 4760/SB
Date of death: 7 July 1918 at the age of 18
Died in Portsmouth
Interred: Aignish / Eye Cemetery, grave E. 1. 9
Village memorial: Point, Garrabost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Stornoway, Point division, panel 1
Joined when barely 16
Stornoway Gazette tribute

Gunner MURDO MACDONALD
Last known address in Lewis: 13 Swordale
Son of Murdo and Mary MacLeod MacDonald
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, SS Hollington
Service number: 2533A
Date of death: 2 June 1917 at the age of 29
Ship sunk by U-95 south of the Faroe Islands en route to the White Sea
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 26
Village memorial: Point, Garrabost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Stornoway, Point division, panel 1
Was on HMS Kent at the Falkland Islands Battle and took part in sinking of the Dresden
Stornoway Gazette tribute

Seaman MURDO MACLEOD
Last known address in Lewis: 15 Swordale
Son of Donald and Marion Macleod
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, SS Queen
Service number: 2363D
Date of death: 18 June 1918 at the age of 20
Ship sunk by U-boat in Mediterranean
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 30
Village memorial: Point, Garrabost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Stornoway, Point division, panel 3

Private WILLIAM MURRAY
Last known address in Lewis: 15 Swordale
Son of John and Annie Murray
Service unit: 2nd Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 29012
Date of death: 28 January 1920 at the age of 19
Died at home of respiratory infection
Interred: Aignish / Eye Cemetery, grave E. 3. 76


Seaman MURDO MACKAY
Last known address in Lewis: 16 Swordale
Son of Angus and C. Mackay
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve
Service number: 4511/B
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 32
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Aignish / Eye Cemetery, grave F. 1. 55
Village memorial: Point, Garrabost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Stornoway, Point division, panel 2
Had been on active service since 1914


Lieutenant JOHN MACLEOD
Last known address in Lewis: 19 Swordale
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Date of death: 7 January 1916 at the age of 42
Killed in action in Mesopotamia
Memorial: Basra Memorial, Panel 37 and 64
Village memorial: Point, Garrabost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Stornoway, Point division, panel 2
Stornoway Gazette tribute


Second Hand RODERICK MACKENZIE
Last known address in Lewis: 20 Swordale
Brother-in-law of Hector Macdonald
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Romilly
Service number: 7246DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 32
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 32
Village memorial: Point, Garrabost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Stornoway, Point division, panel 2

Seaman DONALD MACLEOD
Last known address in Lewis: 22 Swordale
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Pembroke
Service number: 2223/D
Date of death: 26 January 1917 at the age of 38
Died of illness at home
Interred: Aignish / Eye Cemetery, grave E. 2. 52
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Stornoway, Point division, panel 2


Sergeant TORQUIL MACLEOD
Last known address in Lewis: 22 Swordale
Son of Torquil and Maggie Macleod
Service unit: 9th Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: S/5832
Date of death: 6 June 1917 at the age of 30
Killed in action
Interred: St Nicolas British Cemetery, grave I. L. 13
Village memorial: Point, Garrabost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Stornoway, Point division, panel 3
Stornoway Gazette tribute

Seaman ALEXANDER CAMPBELL
Last known address in Lewis: 26 Swordale
Son of James and Mary Campbell
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Venerable
Service number: 13353/DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 18
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire, was never found
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 32
Village memorial: Point, Garrabost
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Stornoway, Point division, panel 1

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