Isle of Lewis
1914 - 1919
tribute is divided into five parts, each referring to one of the four
Parishes in the island, with the town of Stornoway taking the fifth
(including Point and Back, excluding the town
(Grimshader and Achmore to Lemreway)
(Carloway to Callanish, Great Bernera and Gisla to Brenish)
Lewis War Memorial, Stornoway
The 23 memorial plaques outside the Lewis War Memorial
War Memorial, Carloway
commemorate the Armistice of the First World War , a
random selection of men from the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, is presented
on this site.
- One face, if
a portrait is available, will
represent each of the island's 100 villages.
give an impression of the sacrifice, made by the men of Lewis, consider
- Every second
man from Lewis joined up to
fight in the Great War.
- Every sixth
man who joined up, did not
- Two hundred
drowned in the sinking of the Iolaire just outside Stornoway harbour on
New Year's Day 1919.
an unknown victim of the Iolaire disaster (Sandwick Cemetery).