Roderick Graham, 30 Borve

Last address in Lewis: 30 Borve,
Son of Duncan and Mary Graham, of 30, Borve, Barvas, Stornoway.
Service unit: 8th Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7352
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 20 August 1917 at the age of 21
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 132 to 135 and 162A.
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve

Roderick appears in the 1901 census, aged 4, at 21 Borve, the son of Duncan (38) and Mary (31), and brother of Maggie (9), Donald (7) and Jessie (7 months).

His brother Donald was killed serving with the Gordon Highlanders in 1914. 

Stornoway Gazette, 28 September 1917
We deeply regret to announce that on Wednesday 12 September 1917, Widow Duncan Graham received the sad news from the War Office that her only son, Roderick, fell in action in France. Thi sis the second son of Widow Graham who made the noble sacrifice on the field of battle for his country, his brother Donald having fallen at an early stage in the war. Ruairidh was a fine young fellow, possessed of sterling qualities and well liked by all who knew him. We extend our deep sympathy to his widowed mother in her sore and sad bereavement.

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