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RAASAY WAR MEMORIAL Isle of Skye

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: RAASAY WAR MEMORIAL Isle of Skye Reply with quote

Roll of Honour for Skye & Lochalsh by Graham Ross, held at Portree and Inverness libraries compiled from the Oban Times newspaper .


RAASAY WAR MEMORIAL :

The Raasay and Rona War Memorial was unveiled by Mr David T Munro of Suisinish in April 1920. It is situated at Suisinish on Raasay on a prominent position overlooking the sea. Igt is a 20 foot high Obelisk of Aberdeen granite sculpted and erected by D & A Davidson of Academy Street, Inverness. The Memorial was purchased by Public Subscription.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Raasay Civil Memorial Reply with quote
















Had a day trip to Raasay and took these photo's
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Gunner at the top of one of the lists was in an unusual unit

GILLIES, DONALD
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Saddler
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Unit Text: 1st (Hong Kong and Singapore) Mountain Bty.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 31/08/1917
Service No: 69539
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gillies, of Fladda, Isle of Raasay, Inverness-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 114.
Cemetery: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, EGYPT
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure this officer is listed on the forum already somewhere

WOOD, JOHN LOCKHART
Initials: J L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars
Age: 43
Date of Death: 11/06/1915
Awards: D S O
Additional information: Son of the late Herbert Wood, of Raasay, Scotland; husband of Mary Douglas Wood, of The Hoo, Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 10266.
Cemetery: BATTERSEA RISE CEMETERY

I don't know if this is his younger brother?

WOOD, RONALD BEAUMONT
Initials: R B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers
Secondary Regiment: Tank Corps
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 6th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 21/08/1918
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of E. Herbert Wood and Evelyn A. Wood, of Isle of Raasay, Invernessshire and Newbold Revel, Rugby; husband of Inez Wood, of 71, Cadogan Place, London, S.W.I.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XIX. E. 2.
Cemetery: BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the few men whose name doesn't begin with Mac

NICOLSON, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 4th Bn.
Age: 17
Date of Death: 16/01/1915
Service No: 1654
Additional information: Son of Neil and Ellen Nicolson, of Orchard House, Raasay.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: RAASAY NEW CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Second World War names

GILLIES, NEIL
Initials: N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 158 Sqdn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 23/05/1943
Service No: 1387485
Additional information: Son of John and Jessie Gillies, of Raasay, Invernessshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 23. B. 1.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY

MacLEOD, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 23/05/1941
Service No: 2933743
Additional information: Son of Donald and Mary MacLeod, of Raasay.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 2.
Cemetery: RAASAY NEW CEMETERY

NICOLSON, ALAISTER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 32nd Army Tank Bde.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 14/11/1942
Service No: 7938541
Additional information: Son of Malcolm and Jane Nicolson, of Isle of Raasay.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 14.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
I'm not sure this officer is listed on the forum already somewhere

WOOD, JOHN LOCKHART
Initials: J L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars
Age: 43
Date of Death: 11/06/1915
Awards: D S O
Additional information: Son of the late Herbert Wood, of Raasay, Scotland; husband of Mary Douglas Wood, of The Hoo, Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 10266.
Cemetery: BATTERSEA RISE CEMETERY


His family had an estate at Badanloch near Kinbrace i Sutherland. He's not listed on any memorial there.

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