The Senussi held the crew of the Tara prisoner at an oasis in the desert, until the 17 of March 1916. A daring rescue mission was launched by an armoured car squadron led by the Duke of Hamilton, who found the crew and led them back to the British lines.
On the 19 of September 1917 the Reverend Maclellan wrote to the Northern Times about the amount of men being called up from Skerray, saying to date eighty men were serving, twenty-two had been killed, one had lost a leg and one a hand. He said in his letter that Skerray was so drained by the call up, soon there would no more men left to tend the land
At the end of World War One a total of one hundred and eight men from Skerray had served in the Armed Forces. The Roll Honour for the village is inside Tongue Church and has been reproduced at the end of this section.
At the end of World War Two eight names were added to the war memorial, again some of them are not natives of the district but had strong family links here. The story of the eighteen Lovat Scouts from Skerray who served in the regiment through out the war is also unique, only one (Corporal Jimmy Gunn) failing to return home.
Skerray lost so many of its young men to the wars; it can only be imagined what sort of place it would be today if they had all survived and returned home. Many houses in the community now lie empty as a silent memory to the losses of the war years, I hope their memories can be recalled in these pages.