HMY Iolaire Disaster Avenue of Trees


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Reference WMO265217

Address:

Memorial Avenue

Cearns

Laxdale

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Avenue of 201 hardy native trees: downy birch, wych elm, bird cherry, rowan and hazel planted to lead up to the Town War Memorial, one each for the victims of the sinking of HMY Iolaire which went down on the Beasts of Holm just outside Stornoway as she carried sailors home on leave after the end of the war. See full account on Stornoway Link.
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