Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Remembering today - 16 August

Private MALCOLM FINLAYSON, Seaforth Highlanders, late of 14 Tong, died today in 1916 at the age of 23

Private JOHN MACFARLANE, Canadians, late of 27 Melbost, died today in 1918 at the age of 29
Sergeant DONALD MACRAE, Canadians, late of 25 Coll, died today in 1918 at the age of 28


  1. I have been searching for information (in Scotland War Memorial Project, Seaforth Highlanders web site) about the grave and war memorial on my relative Malcolm Finlayson but have had no luck. I then found him on your blog which is amazing. I wonder if you could site your source for the information.
    Toronto, Canada

  2. Malcolm is listed in Loyal Lewis Roll of Honour 1914-1918 under the village of Tong; he is also listed on the Lewis War Memorial. I have more details and a portrait photograph of him on the Tong page of my main tribute site for WW1 casualties. His nephew lives in Stornoway today (he is in his late 80s). If you leave a comment (which will NOT be published) with your email address, I can forward further information, if you so wish.