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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:58 pm    Post subject: Assynt War Memorial, Lochinver, Sutherland (T) Reply with quote

Assynt War Memorial, Lochinver
Location: Beside car park between Culag Road and Loch Inver
OS Ref: NC 093 228
UKNIWM REf: 5917













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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the names:

1914-1918

AIRD , John , Corporal , 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles
BOWER , Robert , Lieutenant , Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
CAMPBELL , Donald , Private , 8th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
FRASER , Hugh , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
GORDON , David B , Private , 6th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
GRAHAM , Donald , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
GRAHAM , Hugh , Private , 25th Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force
GRAHAM , Kenneth , Private , 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders
GRAHAM , Murdo , Private , 5th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
KERR , Murdo , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
KERR , Murdo , Private , 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles
KERR , Norman , Private , 15th Bn Highland Light Infantry
KERR , William , Private , 5th Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force
McCASKILL , Murdo , Sergeant , Royal Marine Light Infantry
McDONALD , Murdo , Private , 1st Reserve Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force
McDONALD , Roderick , Private , 9th (Pioneer) Bn Seaforth Highlanders
McIVER , Ronald , Acting Corporal , 14th Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
McKASKILL , Donald , Private , 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacKAY , Norman N , Private , 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacKENZIE , Charles H , Seaman , Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
MacKENZIE , Hector , Corporal , 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacKENZIE , John , Seaman , Royal Naval Reserve
MacKENZIE , John , Private , 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacKENZIE , John A , Captain , Royal Army Medical Corps
MacKENZIE , Murdo , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacKENZIE , Peter , Sergeant , 7th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
McLEAN , Donald , Corporal , New Zealand Infantry Force
McLEAN , John , Private , Canadian Expeditionary Force
McLEOD , Adam , Sergeant , Seaforth Highlanders
McLEOD , Alexander , Seaman , Merchant Marine
McLEOD , Angus , Stoker , Merchant Marine
McLEOD , Angus , Private , 16th Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force
McLEOD , Donald , Ordinary Seaman , Royal Naval Reserve
McLEOD , Donald , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
McLEOD , Donald , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
McLEOD , Donald , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
McLEOD , Donald , Private , 4th Pioneer Bn Australian Imperial Force
McLEOD , George , Captain , Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
McLEOD , George , Sergeant , 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
McLEOD , Hugh , Private , 3rd Bn Scots Guards
McLEOD , John , Seaman , Merchant Marine
McLEOD , John M , Seaman , Royal Naval Reserve
McLEOD , John , Lance Corporal , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
McLEOD , John , Private , 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
McLEOD , John , Private , Canadian Expeditionary Force
McLEOD , Kenneth , Seaman , Royal Naval Reserve
McLEOD , Kenneth , Sergeant , 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders
McLEOD , Murdo , Ordinary Seaman , Royal Naval Reserve
McLEOD , Murdo , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
McLEOD , Neil , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
McLEOD , William , Stoker , Royal Navy Canadian Volunteer Reserve
McLEOD , William A , Deck Hand , Royal Naval Reserve
MATHESON , George , Sergeant , 49th Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force
MATHESON , Henry , Sergeant , 52nd Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force
MATHESON , John , Seaman , Royal Naval Reserve
MATHESON , John , 2nd Lieutenant , 10th Bn Highland Light Infantry
MATHESON , John R , Corporal , 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MATHESON , Roderick , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MATHESON , William , Deck Hand , Royal Naval Reserve
MUNRO , Alex , Lieutenant , 10th Bn Scottish Rifles
PATERSON , Robert N , Private , Seaforth Highlanders
RAE , John , Private , 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
SKINNER , William , Company Sergeant Major , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
STEWART , Hugh , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders



1939-1945

HUGHSON , David J , Ordinary Seaman , Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
KERR , Annie Park , Sister , Queen Alexandra's Imp. Mil.Nursing Service
MacAULAY , David , Driver , Royal Corps of Signals
MacKENZIE , Duncan , Lieutenant , Royal Army Medical Corps
MacKENZIE , Hector , Ordinary Seaman , Royal Naval Reserve
MacKENZIE , Ian W , Telegraphist , Royal Navy
MacKENZIE , John N , Corporal , Lovat Scouts
MacKENZIE , Murdo , Captain , Merchant Navy
MacKENZIE , Roderick , Private , The Seaforth Highlanders
MacLEOD , Alexander , Trooper , 144th Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
MacLEOD , Alister , Flight Sergeant , Royal Air Force
MacLEOD , Angus , Lieutenant , 5th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders
MacLEOD , Hugh , Able Seaman , Royal Navy
MacLEOD , John D , Mountaineer , Lovat Scouts
MacLEOD , Alexander , Corporal , 5th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders
MUNRO , William , Private , Toronto Scottish (Machine Gun) Regiment

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a postcard I picked up of this memorial.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For more information on the names on this memorial please go to the appropriate list on this forum using the link below

First World War

Sutherland’s Great War Dead A-E

Sutherland’s Great War Dead F-L

Sutherland’s Great War Dead Mc / Mac

Sutherland’s Great War Dead M

Sutherland’s Great War Dead N-R

Sutherland’s Great War Dead S-Y

Second World War

Sutherland’s Second World War Dead A-L

Sutherland’s Second World War Dead Mc / Mac

Sutherland’s Second World War Dead M-Z

Post-War

Sutherland’s Post-1945 War Dead

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of photos taken recently:



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Remembering my ggf, Pte Thomas Roberts, 10 SR, killed 25 Sep 15 at Loos.
Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The WW2 plaque has the name Anne PARK-KERR (hyphenated)as QAIMNS
does not appear on CWGC as Park-Kerr or Kerr.

SNWM has KERR. Annie Park as Nursing Sister, Merchant Navy.

Any suggestions please?

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony

From : http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=987

KERR, Anne ‘Annie’ Park
Rank: Sister
Number: Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service attached Merchant Navy
Unit: Merchant Navy, S.S.Ceramic (Southampton)
Died: Ship torpedoed 07/12/1942 Atlantic
Age: 51
Parents: Daughter of Andrew and Isabella Kerr.
Born: Lochinver
Home: Ledbeg, Assynt
Job/Trade: Nurse
Notes: There was only one survivor out of the 655 on board after ship torpedoed
Commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial
Memorials: Listed on the Assynt War Memorial, Lochinver and Alness Memorial, Ross & Cromarty
Listed in the Merchant Navy roll of Honour, SNWM

Further investigation may be needed though because I think she may actually have been MN only at her death, and was a former QAIMNS.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam

Your comment "Further investigation may be needed though because I think she may actually have been MN only at her death, and was a former QAIMNS." sounds logical as I am sure if she was still a serving QA she would have been commenorated as such.

Will do a biut more fishing around.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, she is certainly commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial

Name: KERR, ANNIE PARK
Initials: A P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Nursing Sister
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S.Ceramic (Southampton)
Age: 51
Date of Death: 07/12/1942
Additional information: Daughter of Andrew and Isabella Kerr.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 26.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

However, looking at her age I wonder if she had resigned her commission for what she assumed might be an easier life on board ship?

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony

I would be fairly certain she was MN at her death, otherwise, as you point out, she would not be commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial which is for Mercantile Marine personnel.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim

Looks like we both had the same idea, ask Sue Light!

For the benefit of the thread sue lights comment was = "I can't see that if she's named as a nursing sister, Merchant Navy on the Tower Hill Memorial, that she could have been serving with QAIMNS Reserve at the time she died. She trained as a nurse at Holborn and Finsbury Hospital, London, between 1922 and 1925, so no WW1 service with them. As to whether she had served with them at some time prior to her death in WW2 - there is no index of nurses who joined the military nursing services during the war, so it is just not possible to say. I don't think her age would necessarily have been a problem during wartime, as if she had joined near the beginning of the war she would have been under fifty, and for the Reserve that might have been acceptable. But I don't think there are any available sources at present that would show whether she had joined QAIMNS Reserve for wartime service. "

So why she is quoted on the Memorial as QAIMNS we may never know.
There were 27 QAs and 3 TANS Nursing Sisters who went down with the Ceramic so whoever compiled the list of names for commemoration may have confused her with the QAs.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony

It far from unusual for details on memorials to be wrong. As you suggested, it may be she served with QAIMNS at some point prior to WW2 and it was " assumed " this was her service at her death.
To present her on a listing as " Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service attached Merchant Navy " is no more than supposition.

As you note, her name is hyphenated on the memorial, which is also at odds with the facts.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim

Once upon a time, like most uninitiated people, I took info on war memorials as gospel, one soon learns.

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From http://www.bmj.com/content/1/2991/490.full.pdf

CAPTAIN J. A. MACKENZIE, R.A.M.C.(S.R.).
Captain John A. Mackenzie, R.A.M.C.(S.R.), attached Durham Light Infantry, died of wounds on April 10th, aged 24 years. He was the elder and only surviving son of the late Mr. and Mrs. K. P. Mackenzie, Lochinver,
Sutlherlandshire. He was educated at Edinburgh University, where he graduated M.B., Ch.B. in 1916, and immediately took a Special Reserve commission.
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