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Ewen MacAskill

Ewen MacAskill

Ewen was born in 1894, the son of fisherman John MacAskill and Mary Ann MacDonald of Rubha Mor. His father drowned when Ewen was just 5 years old, and the family moved to Backhill. Ewen was a pupil at Berneray School between 1900 and 1915. He fought in both World Wars, narrowly missing a bullet during the Second.

He emigrated to Canada, marrying his wife Ester in Montreal, where his sister Ann lived. He returned to Berneray in the 1950s, making his home at 9 Backhill. He subsequently separated from his wife. 

 

Title: Ewen MacAskill
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Eoghann Iain Nèill-Gobha
Date of Birth: 23-08-1894
Date of Death: 05-06-1961
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 3100
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 105580