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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Lochgoilhead Reply with quote

Lochgoilhead - Argyll & Bute, Cowal District

The Lochgoilhead war memorial is a very simple Creetown granite celtic cross with wheel-head standing on a low elegant pedestal. The commemoration and names of the dead are listed on the face of the pedestal in lead lettering.
The memorial was erected by Glasgow monumental sculptors Messrs. Scott Rae, the daybook entry reads:
'Order No. 5209,Lochgoilhead, Creetown Cross, Erected June 1920, Daybook 160'.




WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Ainsworth Donald Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders 2nd. Lance Corporal
Blair Archibald Royal Highlanders 9th Private
Campbell John Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders 8th Private
Clark Hugh Royal Scots 16th Private
Fraser William Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders 8th Private
Jackson Donald Army Service Corp Lieutenant
Johnston David Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders 8th Private
MacFarlane Neil Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders 8th Private
MacIntyre Alexander Machine Gun Corps Private
MacLachlan Robert Scottish Rifles 5th Private
MacPherson Duncan Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders 12th Private
McPherson William Cameron Highlanders 6th Private
Monroe Louis Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders 8th Sergeant
Munro Neil Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Private
Paterson Alexander Lovat Scouts Private
Semple John Cameron Highlanders Private



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
D. Forsyth Chief Petty Officer E.R.A.
H. MacLean Second Lieutenant
David Methven Lieutenant George Medal
James Nutter J. Nutter Lance Corporal


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lieutenant David Methven was awarded the George Medal for bomb disposal work in 1940 and 1941. He later participated in Operation Freshman, the planned destruction of a heavy-water plant at Rjukan in Norway using Airborne Royal Engineers landing in gliders to attack the plant.
This website gives further information:
http://www.stephen-stratford.co.uk/freshman.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lt Methven's CWGC entry. He is not listed on the SNWM databsse

Name: METHVEN, DAVID ALEXANDER
Initials: D A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 9 (Airborne) Field Coy;
Age: 20
Date of Death: 20/11/1942
Service No: 210866
Awards: G M
Additional information: Son of Maj. and Mrs. D. M. Methven.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Z. 21.
Cemetery: STAVANGER (EIGANES) CHURCHYARD

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here are the other WW2 names

Name: FORSYTH, DONALD DOUGLAS
Initials: D D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M. Submarine Talisman
Age: 25
Date of Death: 18/09/1942
Service No: P/MX 57727
Additional information: Son of John A. and Robina Douglas Forsyth, of Lochgoilhead, Argyllshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 67, Column 2.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL


Name: MACLEAN, HAYWARD GILLIAN CARRUTHERS
Initials: H G C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: 04/06/1940
Service No: 103580
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 123.
Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL

Name: NUTTER, JOHN ALEXANDER STEWART
Initials: J A S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 757 Field Coy.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 11/09/1944
Service No: 2132438
Additional information: Son of Richard and Margaret Nutter; husband of Winifred D. Nutter, of Rotherham,.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. L. Grave 122.
Cemetery: ROTHESAY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is a lot of information about some of the men on this memorial listed here http://www.lochgoilhistory.co.uk/chapter6.pdf

there is far too much to be repeated here, even if copywrite was not a concern but please do take the trouble to read it.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

above link is broke.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: Pte. William Fraser Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
Fraser William Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 8th Private


(Glagow Herald 29th of November 1916)
"Died, on 14th November, 1916, from wounds received in action, No. 2058 Private William Fraser, A and S.H. aged 22, second son of Malcolm Fraser, Inverchapel Farm, Loch Eck, and Lochgoilhead."

CWGC
Name: FRASER, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/8th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 14/11/1916
Service No: 2058
Additional information: Son of Malcolm and the late Mrs. Fraser, of Inverchapell, Kilmun, Argyllshire. Born at Lochgoilhead, Argyllshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. A. 33.
Cemetery: PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY
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