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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:48 pm    Post subject: Skipness Reply with quote

Skipness has a lovely and unusual memorial to the men of the village in the form of a small rustic cairn or pillar with a clock which stands by the kirk.
The inscription reads:
1914 - 1918
REMEMBER ALWAYS
THESE MEN
WHO DIED FOR
THEIR COUNTRY
and the men listed are:
Duncan Cook - Machine Gun Corps
Robery Lindsay - Gordon Highlanders
Dugald Lindsay - Australian Imperial Forces
It was unveiled on Monday 2nd January 1922 by Mrs. Lindsay who had lost two sons in the war.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a closer photo
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pic courtesy of John Hendry:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:40 am    Post subject: L.Cpl. Duncan Cook Reply with quote

COOK, DUNCAN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 106936
Date of Death: 15/06/1918
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps 48th Bn.
Grave Reference: Plot 3. Row A. Grave 5.
Cemetery: BOSCON BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Duncan and Mary Cook, of Skipness, Kintyre, Argyllshire, Scotland.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:42 am    Post subject: Pte. Robert Lindsay Reply with quote

brother of Dugald. also on the memorial

(Glasgow Herald 29th May 1915)
"Private Robert Lindsay, 1st Gordon Highlanders, a native of Kintyre, was killed at Hill 60 on May 17. In a letter to his mother, Mrs William Lindsay, Rockfield, Skipness, the captain of his company says Private Lindsay was putting out barbed wire in the front of the trench when a stray bullet shot him through the heart. Private Lindsay all his days followed the sea. As a lad he was employed on Clyde tugs, and when he reached manhood he sailed foreign. At the outbreak of the war he was in South America, a member of a crew of a Glasgow steamer, but he returned home and enlisted in the Gordons. After only a fortnight's training at Aberdeen he was sent to France. In his early days he was a volunteer in the old 1st Renfrew at Greenock, where his mother resided for a time. A younger brother, Dugald Lindsay, is at the Dardanelles with the Australian contingent."

LINDSAY, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: S/7493
Date of Death: 17/05/1915
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of William and Flora Bain Lindsay, of Skipness, Whitehouse, Argyll.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:59 am    Post subject: Pte. Dugald Carmichael Lindsay Reply with quote

brother of Robert, also on the memorial.

LINDSAY, DUGALD CARMICHAEL
Rank: Private
Service No: 1781
Date of Death: Between 06/08/1915 and 09/08/1915
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 4th Bn.
Panel Reference: 23.
Memorial: LONE PINE MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of William and Flora Bain Lindsay, of Rockfield, Skipness, Whitehouse, Argyll, Scotland. Native of Crossaig, Argyll.
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