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fionabee



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Kilmartin Gateway Reply with quote

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13 stones with 18 names, some worn. The top three say 1914 - They Died That We Might Live - 1918. The names that are legible are :
PTE A McIntyre
PTE C McKellar
PTE D McKellar
--- Campbell
----McKay
Capt -- McFadyen
PTE W Ballantyne
Very worn
Capt Jas McLachlan
Lieut Cavin Boyde
---- A McNair
Very Worn ?
PTE A Campbell
---Crawford
---McEwan
PTE J McMillan
PTE D McMillan
PTE D McVean
Next time I visit I will write the names down. Fiona
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fiona

This memorial is on the UKNIWM under UKNIM Ref no. 5977

The Second World War names are in the church behind the cross. UKNIM Ref no. 2082

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See here for the Second World War plaque in the church.

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Elsie



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:46 am    Post subject: Kilmartin names Reply with quote

From an old postcard I have been able to decipher more of the names on this archway. In the same order as given by Fionabee:
Pte A. McIntyre;
Pte C. McKellar;
Pte D. McKellar;
Pte J. Campbell;
Pte D.C.McKay;
Cpl A. McFadyen;
Pte W. Ballantyne;
Capt Jas McLachlan WS;
Sgrnt A. McKellar;
Lieut Gavin Boyd;
Sgrnt A.McNair;
Cpl N.McLean;
Pte A. Campbell;
Pte A Crawford;
Pte J. McEwan;
Pte J.McLellan;
Pte D. McLellan;
Pte B. McVean

Hope this helps!
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ADP



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the CWGC website:

    BOYD, GAVIN
    Rank: Second Lieutenant
    Date of Death: 13/07/1916
    Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers 4th Bn.
    Grave Reference: D. 13.
    Cemetery: BERLES POSITION MILITARY CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of John Boyd (Crown Forester), and Christina D. Boyd, of Ford, Argyll.


Ford can be found at the south end of Loch Awe, in Kilmartin parish.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Kilmartin names Reply with quote

Elsie wrote:
From an old postcard I have been able to decipher more of the names on this archway.

Capt Jas McLachlan WS;

Hope this helps!


Elsie, it helps a lot.

Captain James McLachlan WS should be listed here:

Roll of Honour of Members of the Society of Writers to His Majesty's Signet and Apprentices 1914-1919

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the CWGC website:

    MACLACHLAN, JAMES MENZIES
    Rank: Captain
    Date of Death: 02/12/1917
    Regiment/Service: General List, attd. 97th Light T.M. Bty.
    Awards: M C
    Panel Reference: Panel 161.
    Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
    Additional Information:


There is an 1885 birth certificate for James Menzies McLachlan in Kilmartin parish. He is a bank accountant in Oban in the 1911 census.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ADP

That is the right man from CWGC. The Medal Index Card for James Menzies MacLachlan shows he was formerly of the 15th (Service) Battalion Highland Light Infantry. His NoK was listed as his mother at Stroneskar, Ford.

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