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Arisaig WM near Mallaig

 
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john hendry



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:34 pm    Post subject: Arisaig WM near Mallaig Reply with quote

This is located by the side of the old main rd thru the village at the north end by a church, you need to divert off the new rd to Mallaig.

I have a photo somewhere
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john hendry



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: list of names for Arisaig Reply with quote

Cannot find photo. I dictated the names/inscription into a dictaphone. Can't be that sure of accuracy, names easy enough to read but easy to get the McLellans and McLennans mixed up. Must take more care next time.

Arisaig War Memorial

Visited in June 2006. Took one general view but due to a lack of film, I recorded details carefully into a Dictaphone but may be an error or omission or two.

Inscription starts

“In proud and grateful memory of those who died for their country 1914-18” and also in gaelic.

16198 Pte Witham 4th Camerons
29687 Pte C Fox Campbell 5th “
22038 Pte David Fergueson “ “
11156 Norman Nicholson “ “
26574 John Mc Donald 6th “
Duncan McMillan 8th A and S
Sister Mary McKinnon Territorial Force NS
A Stewart Nicholson 1st Camerons
5547 L/cpl James Campbell
6745 Pte John Cameron
55516 Willaim Fergueson
Lt W D Nicholson 2nd Camerons
8691 Pte John McAskill
Pte John Moran 4th “

Inscription Thine O Lord is the greatness, the glory and the victory

2627 Trooper William ?Maben 1st Lovat Scouts
Gnr Stephen Bailey Australian GA
14412 Pte Donald McDonald 1st Scots Gds
6333 Pte Alan “ East Surrey Regt
Pte William Boyle HLI
32790 Pte Ronald McDonald 4th Seaforths
23283 Angus Gillies 8th “


1939-45

L Cpl J McDowall Camerons
Pte N McEchan
T Shaw
J McLoughlan
F Patten Gordons
Sgt I McIntosh “
L/bdier A McIntosh RHA
Sgt Pilot D McDonald RAF
Sgt AC W McQuire RAF
W De Sylva “
W O A McDonald “
Cpt A Summers RAF
AB A Hepburn RN
A McDonald RN
Pte E McPherson RM (? Marines)
Pte J Patten HLI
CSM J Dempster RSF
AB D McLellan RN

Thine O Lord is the greatness.
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:03 pm    Post subject: Arisaig WM Reply with quote

UKNIWM could not find ref
OS Ref NM 658 871 (on B8008 opposite St Mary's Catholic Church)
I could not get full photo either!








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Memorial



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM reference number 57881:

http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.57881/fromUkniwmSearch/1
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sister McKinnon

MACKINNON, MARY
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Staff Nurse
Regiment/Service: Territorial Force Nursing Service
Age: 31
Date of Death: 26/02/1918
Additional information: Daughter of John and Flora MacKinnon, of Rhae, Arisaig, Inverness-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can see the location and shape of the memorial from the road on Google Maps Street View here

Thanks

Adam
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OS map ref: NM658872
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the grand niece of Mary McKinnon.
She very kindly e-mailed me the following.

Quote:
This is a link to the information on my great Aunt Mary McKinnon who was drowned on the Glenart Castle Hospital ship.

http://test.mallaigheritage.org.uk/Mary_MacKinnon(TNA).pdf

Pages 20 and19 are the letter from her father to the War office that I mentioned.

Fiona MacDonald
Director Glen Art
fiona@glenart.co.uk


John
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are great photographs Anne. You can't get better weather for photographing memorials than a sunny early spring day in the Western Highlands.

Kind regards

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, glorious weather makes a huge difference.

Mind you, the memorial is almost completely hidden even when the trees surrounding it are bare - dear knows how anyone would find it if they didn't have precise directions!

Anne Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos Anne.
One name on the WW2 panel caught my eye
DE SYLVA, WILLIAM ALEXANDER.
Rank:Sergeant
Service No:1570879
Date of Death:16/09/1946
Age:21
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference:3. B. 8.
Cemetery:KARACHI WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of Elphinstone M. J. de Sylva and Davidina de Sylva, of Arisaig, Inverness-shire.

The father was a really interesting man - an Indian born in Calcutta c.1870, he studied medicine at Edinburgh University and became a GP in Shetland at the turn of the century. He moved to Arisaig in 1913 and "Bill" was born there in 1925.
There is a photo, an obituary and a family history at:
http://www.shetlandamenity.org/assets/files/Incoming/shetland_book_final.pdf
(It takes a while to download)
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