This site lists the casualties of World War I and World War II from the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. They are listed by village from which they set forth, never to return alive.
This site was compiled to keep alive the memory of those from the island who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the service of King and Country in the wars of 1914-1919 and 1939-1945. Although hostilities for the First World War ended on 11 November 1918, the war is held to have ended in 1919 in Lewis and Harris because of a large loss of life right at the start of that year. World War I left an indelible mark on the islands. The Second War did not claim as many lives, but its aftermath was not dissimilar.
The names on the list are ordered by the village from which the men last departed the island. There is no complete list of casualties, originating from the Isle of Harris. Many lived away from the island by the time they joined up, whether it be elsewhere in the United Kingdom or overseas. Any reference to these men would have pointed to their last residence, with no obvious link to the island.
Last updated: 31 August 2013
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