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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:39 pm    Post subject: North Knapdale Reply with quote

North Knapdale - Argyll & Bute, Mid Argyll
Location: Junction of B8025 Tayvallich Road and unclassified road to Kilmory
UKNIM Ref no. 9459
OS map ref: NR 790 910
Google Maps Street View

The North Knapdale memorial is a grey granit celtic cross with wheel-head and bosses.
This is one of my favourites and is an exceptionally fine piece of craftsmanship. Its a copy of the famous Kildalton cross on Islay and its one of those memorials that just suddenly appear in front of you (seemingly in the middle of nowhere) as your driving on the road from Lochgilphead and the Crinan Canal towards Tayvallich on Loch Sween.













WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
BAIN JOHN
CAMPBELL JOHN
DARROCH JOHN
FLETCHER JOHN
GRAHAM DUNCAN
GRAY JOHN
MACDOUGALL DUNCAN
MACMILLAN ALEXANDER
MACPHERSON WILLIAM POLLOK
MCLELLAN ALEXANDER GRAHAM
MCLULLICH DUNCAN GILLIES
MCPHAIL PETER
MENZIES DUNCAN STUART
MORRISON JOHN DOUGLAS



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
BRUCE ALEXANDER CHESSER
LEWIS FRANCES BARBARA
LEWIS JOHN HUGH
MACDONALD DONALD
MCGRUER GEORGE
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BRUCE, ALEXANDER CHESSER
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 23/12/1941
Service No: 2763463
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Bruce, of Ardrishaig, Argyllshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 7. S. 14.
Cemetery: TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY

LEWIS, FRANCES BARBARA
Rank: Third Officer
Regiment/Service: Women's Royal Naval Service
Unit Text: H.M.S. Lanka
Date of Death: 29/07/1945
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. E. 8.
Cemetery: COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And one of the Great War names

MENZIES, DUNCAN STEWART
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 02/08/1916
Service No: 19279
Additional information: Son of John and Christina Menzies, of Clachbreck Farm, Ardrishaig, Argyllshire. Born at Glenlyon, Perthshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Screen Wall. 6. 685.
Cemetery: BRISTOL (ARNOS VALE) CEMETERY
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Bruce



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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The OS Map Ref. for this one is wrong... it should be NR790910! As you say tho, it is

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... one of those memorials that just suddenly appear in front of you (seemingly in the middle of nowhere)...

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bruce

Thanks for the update. I have amended Jim's post above with the correct location.

Cheers

Adam
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have now updated the first post in this thread with a location and Google Maps Street View link.

Thanks

Adam
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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:47 am    Post subject: unveiling info Reply with quote

(Glasgow Herald 16th of June 1922)
"The North Knapdale memorial, which is a replica of the Kildalton cross, Islay, was unveiled by Lieut- Colonel Duncan Campbell, of Ross, on Saturday afternoon.
The memorial occupies a prominent position at the junction of the roads leading to Achnamara and Tayvallich. There was a large gathering representing the surrounding district."


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An unusual surname

McLULLICH, DUNCAN GILLIES
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: S/4350
Date of Death: 23/03/1918
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. E. 26.
Cemetery: BEAULENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, LIGNY-THILLOY
Additional Information: Son of the late Duncan and Elizabeth McLullich, of Tayvallich, Lochgilphead, Argyll.

He is also listed on the war memorial in Holy Trinity Church, Colden Common, near Winchester, Hampshire
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