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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:59 am    Post subject: Appin and Port Appin Reply with quote

Appin and Port Appin war memorial.
Location: within the church.

Unfortunately I don’t have a photograph of the Appin memorial, I’ve passed through the village a couple of times in the past year but the church has been locked. An article appeared in the Oban Times this week however that I thought might be of interest so I’ll post below.

Oban Time, Thursday 11th December 2008, page 16

Appin to take belated steps to honour ‘unknown’ war dead

‘Fundraising has begun in Appin and Port Appin for a WWII memorial plaque after an amateur historian disproved the common belief that no-one from the villages died in the war.
Appin man Stuart Carmichael, a church elder, who recently set up a website oldappin.com had often wondered why the church only had a memorial plaque to those who died in WWI. He was told there were no WWII victims from Appin or Port Appin.
However, Stuart enlisted the help of North Connel man Hamish Emslie, formerly of Appin, who was able to recall those who went to fight in WWII.

Discovered
Stuart explained: “After speaking to Hamish I was able to look into the people from Appin and Port Appin who fought in WWII and I discovered that two had died on active service.”
The first to be killed was John McGeachy (1915 – 1940) who was born in Campbelltown but fostered, along with his two sisters, to the Leslie family at Rosebank, Portnacroish, Appin. John joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and fought in the 8th Battalion, reaching the rank of Corporal. He was killed on June 8, aged 25.
The second Appin man lost to WWII was Ian Maitland (1905 – 1942), whose story is a tragic one. Born at Farnacloich, Appin, Ian was a son to John and Barbara Maitland. In 1929 his eight month-old daughter died from tuberculosis and the condition claimed the life of his wife in 1936. Both are buried in Appin, along with Ian’s younger brother, Alistair, who died of pneumonia in 1917, aged 13 months. Ian, who was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Volunteer reserve, flew with the 408 Royal Canadian Air Force. He died on August 28 on his way back from a successful bombing mission over Saarbrucken, Germany.
For more information on Appin’s involvement in the wars and for details on how to donate to the plaque fund visit oldappin.com.’

The article also includes a good quality photograph of Ian Maitland in flying gear.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting stuff indeed.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The list of Appin's dead is here;

http://www.oldappin.com/article.asp?aid=227
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With thanks to Stuart Carmichael for these photographs:

The amount of detail to each individual soldier is gratifying to see.







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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To The Glory of God
And in Grateful and Proud Remembrance Of Those
Of This Parish Who Fell In The Great War 1914 - 1918


Lieut. Col. James R MacAlpine-Downie, 8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died of wounds received in action in France 21st March 1918.

Capt. Alex Lorn Stewart M.C. Younger of Achancone, Gordon Highlanders. Accidentally killed on duty at Dublin 9th Sept 1919.

Lieut. John Bulloch of Fasnacloich, 2nd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Presumed killed near Cambrai 25th Sept 1915. (surely this is Loos?)

2nd Lieut. David MacLachlan, Machine Gun Corps. Died of meningitis at Etaples 15th May 1917.

Sister Mary Struthers Drummond. Died of influenzal-pneumonia in Norwich War Hospital 9th Nov 1918.

Private Nicol Cameron, 6th Black Watch. Killed in action at Ypres 31st July 1917.

Private Donald Currie, Black Watch. Killed in action at Ypres 9th Nov 1914.

Private Andrew Frew, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action near Neuve Chapelle Feb 1915.

Private James Jeffrey, 1st Gordon Highlanders. Died from wounds in France 23rd Aug 1918.

Driver Martin MacInnes, A.S.C.M.T. Killed in Action in France 18th Jul 1917

Private Duncan McIntyre, 1st Scots Guard. Killed in action at Pilkem Ridge 31st Jul 1917, age 24.

Bandsman Dugald McKinnon, 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action near Vielsey 25th Aug 1914

Seaman Hector Munro McKinnon A.B, Hawke Battalion R.N.D. Killed in action near Cambrai 8th Oct 1918.

Private Thomas Allison McNiven, 7th Black Watch. Killed in action 31st Jul 1917.

Private Angus F. MacPhee, 8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died of wounds in France 17th May 1917.

Private Alex MacTaggart, 4th Royal Scots. Killed in action at Palestine 2nd Nov 1917.

Private Lachlan Stewart, Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds at Boulogne 20th Nov 1916.

See: Appin of Yesteryear
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1914 APPIN ROLL OF HONOUR 1918

Major Ian C Stewart T.D (Fasnacloich)
Capt. Ian McAlister Stewart M.C with Bar, Achnacone
Capt. Ian Carmichael D.S.O, M.C, M.A
Capt. Ronald Stewart (Fasnacloich)
Surgeon Commander Campbell Ross R.N.
Lieut. Grant Lang Anderson
Lieut. Hugh Henderson
Lieut. Dugald MacGregor
Lieut. Ronald Robertson
Lieut. Douglas V Thomson
2nd Lieut. Tom Guy Bullough (Fasnacloich)
Cadet Gunner Hector K MacDonald
SGT. Duncan Campbell
SGT. Angus Cottanach
SGT. James Clement
SGT. Alex MacDougall
SGT. William MacDougall
SGT. Charles MacInnes
SGT. John A Rowan
CPL. Mervin Carmichael DCM, MM with Bar
CPL. Archibald MacColl
CPL. Dugald MacDougall MM
CPL. Donald MacInnes
CPL. James B. Mitchell
CPL. Air Mechanic Ronald Black
L-CPL. Thomas Galbraith
L-CPL. Donald Sinclair
L-CPL. Dougald MacPhee
PTE. Duncan Black
PTE. Angus Cameron
DVR. Archibald Nicol Cameron
PTE. Donald Cameron
Seaman Hugh Cameron
PTE. Murdoch Campbell
PTE. Lachlan Campbell
PTE. James Duncan
PTE. George Grant
PTE. Neil Grey
PTE. James Gray
PTE. James Galbraith
PTE. James Haggart
PTE. Donald Livingstone
PTE. John Martin
PTE. John Mathieson
PTE. Donald MacColl
PTE. John MacColl, Port Appin
PTE. James MacColl
PTE. John MacColl
PTE. Duncan McColl
PTE. Donald McDonell
PTE. Allan McDougall
PTE. John McInnes
PTE William McInnes
PTE. Hugh McIntyre
PTE. John McIntyre
PTE. Alex MacKenzie
Sapper Donald MacKinnon MM
PTE. Alex MacFarlane
PTE. Dugald MacLachlan
Gunner Alex MacLean
PTE. Paul MacLean
PTE. Donald MacLean
PTE. Colin MacLean
PTE. Kenneth MacLeod
PTE. Norman MacLeod
PTE. Duncan MacMaster
PTE. Roderick MacNab
PTE. Archibald MacNiven
PTE. John MacNiven
Seaman Robert MacNiven
PTE. Alastair MacNiven
Air Mechanic Norman MacPhee
PTE. Colin McPhee
PTE. Donald McPhee
PTE. John McPhee A.B
PTE. Alex McPhee
PTE. Hugh McPhee
PTE. Archibald Russell
PTE. John Stewart
PTE. David Stewart
PTE. Tom Thomson


Sister Mary A MacColl served in France
Katriona J Ross VAD served in France
Nurse Viola Campbell served in France
Major Norman MacLeod Ross, Port Defence, Calcutta died in London 5th Jan, 1920
SGT. James MacDougall West Riding Reg, died at Bangor War Hospital 8th June 1921

This Roll Of Honour Was Presented by Wm.Russell Fergusson Esq. of ?, Appin
In Memory of His Nephew
Lieut. Commander John White Ferguson RNVR who was killed at Gallipoli 7th June 1915


See: Appin of Yesteryear
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Appin and Port Appin Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:

The second Appin man lost to WWII was Ian Maitland (1905 – 1942), whose story is a tragic one. Born at Farnacloich, Appin, Ian was a son to John and Barbara Maitland. In 1929 his eight month-old daughter died from tuberculosis and the condition claimed the life of his wife in 1936. Both are buried in Appin, along with Ian’s younger brother, Alistair, who died of pneumonia in 1917, aged 13 months. Ian, who was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Volunteer reserve, flew with the 408 Royal Canadian Air Force. He died on August 28 on his way back from a successful bombing mission over Saarbrucken, Germany.


Ian Maitland is also listed on the St Ninian's Church War Memorial in Corstorphine, Edinburgh
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