Timeline


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1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated
Germany declares war on Russia
Germany invades Luxembourg
General mobilisation in Great Britain and Ireland
Customs Officers and Police visit all the fishing boats in Stornoway Harbour
Germany declares war on France
BRITAIN DECLARES WAR ON GERMANY
Territorial Battalions of the Seaforths and Camerons are mobilised
Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia
Serbia declares war on Germany
Battalions of Seaforths and Camerons mobilised
Battle of the Frontiers
1st Battle of the Marne
German advance to Paris stopped
Both sides dig in – leading to four years of ‘trench warfare’
The Seige of Antwerp
North Tolsta Reservist interned
First War Casualty telegram arrives (Murdo Graham, 24 North Tolsta)
Killed in action - Pte John Nicolson, 9 North Tolsta
Drowned at Sea - Smn Donald Murray, 52 North Tolsta
Second Battle of Ypres
Killed on Active Sevice - Pte Allan Murray, 49 North Tolsta
Allied Forces invade the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey
Killed on Active Service - Pte Thomas Murray, 49 North Tolsta
51st Highland Division arrives in France
Killed on Active Service - Pte Alexander Campbell, 2 North Tolsta
Killed on Active Service - Sgt Donald Macleod, 12 North Tolsta
Killed on Active Service - L/Cpl Angus Macleod, 56 North Tolsta
Killed on Active Service - Pte Donald Martin, 76 North Tolsta
Killed on Active Service - Pte John Graham, 39 North Tolsta
Drowned off ship - Smn John Mackenzie, 37 North Tolsta
The Battle of Loos - September / October 1915
Killed on Active Service - Pte John Macritchie, 40 North Tolsta
Died of Wounds received at Hill 60 - Pte Donald Murray, 22 North Tolsta

1916

Swept Overboard - Smn Colin Campbell, 47 North Tolsta
Germans attack the French strongpoint of Verdun
Died of Wounds - Cpl Colin Maciver, 62 North Tolsta
Battle of Jutland - Royal Navy claim Victory
Battle of Jutland - Three Lives Lost from Village
Killed in Action - Smn Angus Maciver, 33 North Tolsta
Kiiled in Action - Smn John Macleod, 56 North Tolsta
Killed in Action - Smn Murdo Murray, 27 North Tolsta
Died at Home - Smn John Macdonald, 12 North Tolsta
Battle of the Somme - July to November
Killed in Action - Pte John Macleod, 1 Hill Street
Killed in Action - L/Cpl Angus Macleod, 6 North Tolsta
Killed in Action - Pte John Macleod, 20 North Tolsta
Killed on Active Service - Sgt. Murdo Murray, 2 North Tolsta
British attack at Flers-Courcelette
Drowned - Smn Norman MacInnes, 2 Hill Street

1917

Mesopotamia - British Forces defeat the Turks and take Baghdad
USA Declares War on Germany
Died of Wounds - Pte John Nicolson,3 North Tolsta
Killed on Active Service - Pte Murdo Macdonald, 9 North Tolsta
Killed in Action - Cpl Alexander Macleod, 56 North Tolsta
Killed at Sea - Smn Roderick Maciver, 25 North Tolsta
Lost at Sea - PO Donald Maciver, 17 North Tolsta
Killed when ship sank - Smn Donald Campbell, 54 North Tolsta
Third Battle of Ypres known as Passchendaele
Killed when ship sank - Smn Murdo Smith, 65 North Tolsta
Killed in Action at Passchendaele - Pte Robert Murray, Schoolhouse
Bolsheviks seize power in Russia
Died of Wounds in Palestine - L/Cpl Alexander Finlayson, 10 North Tolsta
Turkish Forces Surrender to the British

1918

Germany announces Unrestricted Submarine attacks
Major German offensive in the West
Killed on Active Service in France - Pte Donald Macleod, 53 North Tolsta
Died on board ship - L/Smn Angus Campbell, 54 North Tolsta
Killed in Action - Cpl John Mackenzie, 73 North Tolsta
Lost at Sea - Steward John Campbell, 47 North Tolsta
British forces break through the German Front near Amiens
Lost at Sea - Smn Alexander Murray, 4 North Tolsta
Lost at Sea - Smn John Smith, 24 North Tolsta
Donald Macdonald
Germany sues for peace - Armistice signed

1919

The Iolaire Disaster - Island's Saddest Day
Died of Wounds - Smn Donald Murray, 21 North Tolsta
Died of Wounds - Pte Angus Maciver, ex 25 NorthTolsta