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john hendry



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Isle of Lismore Reply with quote

I visited in 2005. The island war memorial is on the "main" road, the north-south spine rd at grid ref (old 1 inch map) 860 430, near the island church.

There are 5 names on it from WW1 only; unfortunately, I was not recording full details or takin photos then.
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dalblair



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: LISMORE MEMORIAL&PARISH CHURCH Reply with quote

The Memorial is situated in front of the Church of Scotland Parish Church on the main road through the island.It is a celtic cross mounted on a stone base enclosed by iron railings.
The inscription is:

To the glory of God and in proud and grateful memory of those who gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War 1914-1918

Donald Buchanan 2nd A&SH
Peter Douglas 2nd RSF
Alexander MacGregor 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers
Ian McIntyre RGA
James Stewart HLI

Dileas Gu Bas

The Parish Church contains two brass plaques-one a Roll of Service/Honour for WW1 and one Roll of Service for WW2-it appears that no one from Lismore was killed in WW2.

The WW1 ROS/ROH lists those on the Parish Memorial with the exception of James Stewart.It also lists 3 additional names:

Chief Officer John Cameron Mercantile Marine
AB Archibald McCorquodale Mercantile Marine
Katie McCormick

I have so far been unable to trace anyone other than Peter Douglas-perhaps the experienced sleuths can so do!

I have (poor-rain affected)pictures which i will post asap.I will also post the full info on both plaques in the Church section.
Incidentally the local minister told me that there was an original notion that no one in the Appin area had been killed in WW2 but that they have now discovered one/two casualties -with the information being posted on a website-oldappin?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC:
Name: BUCHANAN
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 25/09/1917
Service No: 202417
Additional information: Son of the late Hugh and Margaret Buchanan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 141 to 143 and 162.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

SNWM:
Surname BUCHANAN
Firstname D
Service Number 202417
Date Death 25/09/1917
Decoration
Place of birth Lionmore Argyllshire
Other 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death

I think it should be a fairly safe bet that SNWM's 'Lionmore' should be 'Lismore'.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWGC:
Name: DOUGLAS, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 23/04/1917
Service No: 34800
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Douglas, of Balure, Kilchrenan, Lismore, Argyll.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 5.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

SNWM:
Surname DOUGLAS
Firstname Peter
Service Number 34800
Date Death 23/04/1917
Decoration
Place of birth South Uist Invernesshire
Other 2nd Bn.
SNWM roll THE ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A possiblilty:

CWGC:
Name: McGREGOR, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
Unit Text: 12th/13th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/04/1918
Service No: 48346
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 19 to 23 and 162.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

SNWM:
Surname McGREGOR
Firstname Alexander
Service Number 116521
Date Death 13/04/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Laggan Inverness-shire
Other latterly 48346 12/13th Bn. The Northumberland Fusiliers.
SNWM roll ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
Rank Pte
Theatre of death

SNWM:
Surname McGREGOR
Firstname Alexander
Service Number 48346
Date Death 13/04/1918
Decoration
Place of birth Laggan Inverness-shire
Other 12/13th Bn. formerly 116521 R.G.A.
SNWM roll SCOTTISH CASUALTIES EXTRACTED FROM ENGLISH REGIMENTS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian McIntyre RGA

(not found yet)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably...

CWGC:
Name: STEWART, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 05/07/1915
Service No: 1280
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 173 to 177.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

SNWM:
Surname STEWART
Firstname James
Service Number 1280
Date Death 05/07/1915
Decoration
Place of birth Lismore and Appin
Other 6th Bn. (T.).
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank Pte
Theatre of death

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photographs courtesy of Hugh Macrae



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:52 am    Post subject: Lismore Memorial - Katie McCormick Reply with quote

She was Catherine McGregor McCormick b1889, daughter of Neil and Elizabeth McCormick of Daisybank Lismore, and was working as a Munitions Factory Inspector in Glasgow. She died there on 23 October 1918 of Influenza and on the same day her sister died on Lismore of the same disease. I know one brother for sure served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and likely another. Both of them survived.
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