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07-12-2008, 3:45 PM
Can anyone tell me where the officers of the Iolaire were buried. Was it in Stornoway?
Thank you, C
07-12-2008, 3:54 PM
You have probably done this already but just in case - I googled HMS Iolaire and it came up with several options. The fourth from the top has some really interesting information about this that may help you with this.
07-12-2008, 3:59 PM
I have found a very graphic account of the sinking of the Iolaire that you may find of interest (c-e-n.org/iolaire.htm).
Having another google, I have discovered some graves at Crossbost, which is a village in North Lochs, south of Stornoway. Am sending you a PM.
07-12-2008, 4:04 PM
07-12-2008, 4:31 PM
Thank you all for quick response,
Your link, Peter, was particularly helpful as it has a list of all an board when she sank, along with addresses and where buried.
Most efficient, I'm impressed,
I had never heard of this disaster until my recent stay on Lewis. It seems to be almost unknown nationally, which is strange as it is the worst accident involving a British ship in peacetime since the sinking of the Titanic.
A book by John MacLeod about the sinking of the Iolaire and its aftermath was published last year; here's a link:
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