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john hendry



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:46 am    Post subject: Sliddery, Isle of Arran Reply with quote

This WM is on the main rd at the junction of the minor rd to Lamlash. It is next to the Free Church at Bennecarrigan, OS grid ref 1" map is 943 221. The parish is Kilmory.

It commemorates the men (and one woman) of the district but doesn't say what district. Presumably the nearby townships of Lagg, Sliddery and Kilmory.

Inscription is "To the memory of the men of this district who fell in the Great War:
Pte Duncan Black, NZF (New Zealand forces?)
L/Cpl Archibald Henderson, HLI
Pte Peter MacAllister, NZF
Donald McIntyre, BW
Duncan McKechnie, Canadians
John MacKinnon, NZF
Samuel McRoberts RFA?
Vincent MacSkimmimg HLI
L/Cpl Alan McDonald and Ronald Murchie, Canadians
Cpl John Poole, Canadians
Eng John Stewart, RNR

"at the going down of the sun......"

1939-1945:

Capt Doanld McAlister RNR
Able Seaman Charles McTavish MN
Capt Mary Crossley, ATS.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John's photo:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Sliddery, Isle of Arran Reply with quote

john hendry wrote:
Pte Duncan Black, NZF
Pte Peter MacAllister, NZF
John MacKinnon, NZF


Three New Zealanders and two Canadians out of such a small list of names.

Could Duncan Black be this man?

BLACK, DUNCAN ARCHIE
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Date of Death: 19/10/1917
Service No: 28851
Additional information: Husband of Mrs. E. Black, of Methven, Canterbury.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: N.Z. Apse, Panel 2.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

This is John MacKinnon

McKINNON, JOHN
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit Text: 4th Bn. 3rd
Age: 40
Date of Death: 15/09/1916
Service No: 25/1788
Additional information: Son of Peter and Janet McKinnon, of Torrylinn, Kilmorie, Isle of Arran.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D 22.
Cemetery: BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Sliddery, Isle of Arran Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:

Three New Zealanders and two Canadians out of such a small list of names


Duncan McKechnie, Canadians
L/Cpl Alan McDonald and Ronald Murchie, Canadians
Cpl John Poole, Canadians

Four Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote-1939-1945:

Capt Doanld McAlister RNR
Able Seaman Charles McTavish MN
Capt Mary Crossley, ATS. Unquote

Re Capt Mary Crossley - Can you confirm if the memorial quotes "Captain" as there is a "Corporal" Mary McLean Crossley recorded by CWGC, buried in Kilmory Churchyard

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony: I took the details down by dictaphone. My notes say Captain, so I am sure that is what I said into the mike. But it might be actually shown as Cpl or Cpt on the memorial and weathering has made it unclear, and I assumed it was Captain.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John

I think that you can safely say it was CPL as the ATS officers rank titles were not the same as the regular army. If you are in that area again I would certainly appreciate a photograph of her grave.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: CROSSLEY, MARY MCLEAN
Initials: M M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Auxiliary Territorial Service
Age: 26
Date of Death: 01/12/1947
Service No: W/124875
Additional information: Daughter of Archie and Mary Crossley, of Shannochie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 271.
Cemetery: KILMORY CHURCHYARD
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Sliddery Reply with quote

UKNIWM 54009 (Kilmory and Sliddery)




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