Upper Shader / Siadar Uarach

Sergeant MURDO MATHESON
Last known address in Lewis: 3 Upper Shader
Son of John and Mary Matheson
Service unit: 12th Australian Infantry
Service number: 465
Date of death: 6 April 1917 at the age of 26
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Village memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Barvas, South division, panel 4
Had previously been seriously wounded at Gallipoli


Private ALEXANDER SAUNDERS
Last known address in Lewis: 6 Upper Shader
Son of Malcolm and Alexandra Ann Macdonald Saunders
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 317185
Date of death: 8 July 1916 at the age of 22
Died of fever at Persian Gulf
Interred: Amara War Cemetery, grave II. D. 10
Village memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Barvas, South division, panel 4
Previously wounded twice in France


Seaman MALCOLM MATHESON
Last known address in Lewis: 10 Upper Shader
Son of Malcolm Matheson
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Iceland
Service number: 11907/DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Barvas (St Mary) Old Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Barvas, South division, panel 4
Had destroyed two Zeppelins in the North Sea while Gunner on HMT Iceland. Had gone to France with Seaforths in 1914, where he was mentioned in despatches, and subsequently served in Mesopotamia where he was so severely wounded that he was discharged.

Private JOHN MACDONALD
Last known address in Lewis: 13 Upper Shader
Service unit: 3rd Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Service number: 438026
Date of death: 22 March 1916 at the age of 24
Killed in action
Interred: Bailleul Communal Cemetery, extension (Nord), grave II. B. 14
Village memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Barvas, South division, panel 3

Private DONALD SMITH
Last known address in Lewis: 16 Upper Shader
Son of John and Catherine Smith
Service unit: 1st Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 5363
Date of death: 3 September 1916 at the age of 20
Killed in action
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15B
Village memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Barvas, South division, panel 4

Private DONALD MACDONALD
Last known address in Lewis: 20 Upper Shader
Son of Murdo and Henrietta Macdonald
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: S/7139
Date of death: 14 August 1916 at the age of 26
Died of fever in France
Interred: Etaples Military Cemetery, grave IX. E. 6A
Village memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Barvas, North division, panel 1

Sapper DONALD MACKAY
Last known address in Lewis: 21B Upper Shader
Son of Murdo and Mary Mackay
Service unit: 106th Field Coy Royal Engineers
Service number: 66118
Date of death: 11 May 1916 at the age of 36
Killed in action
Interred: Ecoivres Military Cemetery, grave I. K. 9
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Barvas, South division, panel 3

Private ANGUS MACLEAY
Last known address in Lewis: 23 Upper Shader
Son of Colin and Chirsty Macleay
Service unit: 1st Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3/5550
Date of death: 22 December 1914 at the age of 17
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, panel 41 and 42
Village memorial: North Lewis, Borve


Private DONALD COLIN MACLEAY
Last known address in Lewis: 24 Upper Shader
Son of Annie Macleay
Service unit: 43rd Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Service number: 693108
Date of death: 8 August 1918 at the age of 22
Killed in action in France
Interred: Hourges Orchard Cemetery, grave A. 10.
Village memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Barvas, South division, panel 3


Lance-Corporal MURDO SMITH
Last known address in Lewis: 24 Upper Shader
Service unit: 1st Cameron Highlanders
Service number: 3/5289
Date of death: 12 January 1915 at the age of 19
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, panel 41 and 42
Village memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Barvas, South division, panel 4

Private NORMAN MARTIN
Last known address in Lewis: 30 Upper Shader
Service unit: Scots Guards
Date of death: 19 June 1916 at the age of 34
Killed in action in France
Village memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Barvas, South division, panel 4


Seaman ANGUS MORRISON
Last known address in Lewis: 31 Upper Shader
Son of Malcolm and Chirsty Morrison
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT St Ayles
Service number: 12126/DA
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 20
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Barvas (St Mary) Old Cemetery
Village memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Lewis War Memorial: Parish of Barvas, South division, panel 4

Private DONALD STEWART
Last known address in Lewis: Upper Shader
Son of Hugh and Henrietta Stewart
Service unit: 1st Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 3/5398
Date of death: 2 March 1916 at the age of 30
Killed in action
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial, panel 38
Not in Roll of Honour, from a family of tinkers.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

too many people to die in service from a small village in the depths of scotland remembered 5.11.2009

Macleay-d'Arbelles said...

Donald Colin Macleay - my great uncle.
My grandfather,Duncan Allan Macleay served also.

Thank you,
Mary - San Bruno, California

Macleay-d'Arbelles said...
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ADB said...

Have relayed the query to Barvas & Brue historical society, who will reply in due course. I have copied your original comment minus email address.

ADB said...

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Macleay-d'Arbelles said...

if anyone has anymore info re: my Macleay family from Barvas I would greatfully appreciate it.
My great grandparents were from there, Colin Macleay, sent to Canada to teach & Annie Mcleod (Annie married ?John Mcleod)
a cousin? after Colin died in Canada)

Ikks said...
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ADB said...

Comment from user Ikks:

ADB & Macleay-d'Arbelles
What was Annie's maiden name? I have ggfather named John McLeod who served in the 1st Cameron Highlanders and was married to Annie Lowrie Nicholson (both Scottish) they emigrated to Canada.

Anonymous said...

First time seeing reply! In reply to:Comment from user Ikks:

ADB & Macleay-d'Arbelles
What was Annie's maiden name? I have ggfather named John McLeod who served in the 1st Cameron Highlanders and was married to Annie Lowrie Nicholson (both Scottish) they emigrated to Canada.
23 December 2013 at 08:33

MY Great grandmother was Annie Macleod. I understand she married twice~ my great gf Colin, their son ,my grandfather, was Duncan Allan Macleay. After Colin's death, She later married a John Macleay...either his brother or cousin. They had a daughter Marion Macleay,her married name was Hulme. I may be reached at calciofmly@aol.com