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    Can anyone tell me where the officers of the Iolaire were buried. Was it in Stornoway?

    Thank you, C

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    Hi Crofter

    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.

    Rubina

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    Crofter,

    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.

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    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,

    Regards, C.

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    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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    amazon.co.uk/When-Heard-Bell-Loss-Iolaire/dp/184158858X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1286047940&sr=8-1
    Last edited by Jan1954; 02-10-2010 at 7:53 PM. Reason: Link to commercial website removed.

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