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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject: Tarbert, Harris Reply with quote

Some photographs of the war memorial at Tarbert on the Island of Harris.
The number of men from the Hebrides serving in the Navy and the Reserves; and in the Merchant Navy, led to exceptionally high losses among the islands in both world wars.

The WWI panels:






And the WWII panels:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nowhere escaped. A nice touch putting their places of residence/birth ? on.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial gets a mention in Neil Oliver's 'Not Forgotten'.

Oliver got a local to translate the Gaelic inscription:

FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH


THIS IS A MARK AND A MEMORIAL
OF OUR BELOVED SOLDIERS
IN PROTECTING OUR KINGDOM FOR US
UNDER THE HAND OF THE HIGHEST
WHO STOOD STRONGLY AND STAUNCHLY
AND FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
AS ALL OF OUR FOREFATHERS DID
FROM AGE TO AGE AND EVERYPLACE

I can't speak Gaelic and the photograph isn't that clear but given the number of sailors on the memorial perhaps warriors, rather than soldiers would be a better translation.

Adam


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:22 pm    Post subject: Harris Reply with quote

I was saddened to note that several casualties from Molinginish were listed. This village is no longer inhabited, the last residents left in the 1960s.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial is known as the Harris War Memorial and not the Tarbert War Memorial. There are no other memorials for Harris war losses other than the Isle of Berneray which historically was known as Berneray, Harris. The Isle of Berneray is now linked by a causeway to North Uist. None of the Berneray war dead are listed on the Harris War Memorial.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam

With regard to the translation of the Gaelic to English it is clearly 'soldiers' in Gaelic and not warriors.

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Malcolm Macdonald
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malcolm

Thanks for the clarification. I was suprised that the local sailors don't get a mention in this inscription. Given the large number of Second World War names for Royal and Merchant Navies I'd guess that a large number served in both Navies in the Great War as well, perhaps even more than served in the Army?

Is the Gaelic text specific to this memorial or was it taken from somewhere else do you know?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The inscription is unique to the Outer Hebrides but I cannot comment with regard to Gaelic inscriptions on memorials in the Inner Hebrides and the Highlands.

Yes there were more sailors than soldiers in the Outer Hebrides, but only just, serving in the First World War. The casualty figures for soldiers were, however, greater. In the Second World War service at sea (Royal and Merchant Navies) and losses far exceeded that of the Army and RAF.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transcript I

1914-1918
Navy


A McDonald, Tarbert
H Munro, Tarbert
D I Mcdonald, Kyles Scalpay
J Mcleod, Kyles Scalpay
M Mccusbic, Kyles Scalpay
J Mcaskill, Kyles Scalpay
N Mclean, Scalpay
F Morrison, Scalpay
N Mcleod, Scalpay
J Morrison, Scalpay
E Morrison, Scalpay
A Mcleod, Diriclate
F Mclennan, Meavag
J Martin, Scadbay
D Mckay, Collam
F Morrison, Stockinish
J Mcleod, Manish
K Morrison, Borsam
D A Gillies, Strond
A Mcleod, Strond
K Mcleod, Strond
D Mcrae, Leverburgh
N Mckay, Leverburgh
J Morrison, Northton
K Mclean, Northton
J Mcaskill, Northton
D J Mclennan, Hushinish
N Campbell, Rhenigidale
W Mcleod, Bowglass

Mercantile

N Mclennan, Scalpay
M Mcleod, Leacklee
J Mckinnon, Stockinish
F Morrison, Stockinish
N Morrison, Stockinish
J Mcdonald, Flodibay
N Mcdonald, Drinishadder
J Mclennan, Manish
M Mcleod, Scalpay
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transcript II

1914-1918
Army
Officers


J Mcdonald, Scarista, RAMC
J Mcleod, Lickisto, Camerons
J Matheson, Tarbert, Camerons
A Mcdonald, Leverburgh, Camerons

Rank & File

P Mccusbic, Carrigrich, Camerons
W Fraser, Carrigrich, RFA
D J Mcaskill, Kyles Scalpay, Canadians
D J Morrison, Kyles Scalpay, Canadians
J Mcleod, Kyles Scalpay, Canadians
D Mccusbic, Kyles Scalpay, Camerons
K Mcleod, Kyles Scalpay, Camerons
M Mcleod, Scalpay, Camerons
D J Mckinnon, Scalpay, MGC
N Mcleod, Scalpay, Canadians
M Campbell, Caw, KRR
M Mckinnon, Caw, Camerons
N Mcdonald, Diriclate, Camerons
D Montgomery, Diriclate, Camerons
A Mcleod, Meavag, Camerons
D Mcleod, Meavag, C amerons
J Mclennan, Drinishadder, Camerons
A Mckinnon, Scadabay, Canadians
J Mckinnon, Scadabay, Camerons
A Mcdonald, Grosebay, Camerons
F Mcdonald, Cluer, Camerons
J Gillies, Leacklee, Camerons
J Morrison, Ardslave, Aussies
R Ferguson, Ardvey, KOYLI
A Ross, Geocrab, Canadians
P Mckinnon, Flodibay, Canadians
A Mckinnon, Flodibay, Seaforths
A Mcleod, Manish, Camerons
N Morrison, Manish, Camerons
J Morrison, Quidinish, Camerons
J Morrison JS, Quidinish, Camerons
K Morrison, Quidinish, A&SH
N Macdonald, Quidinish, Navy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trnascript III

1914-1918

W Mcaskill, Kyles Scalpay
P Fenton, Kyles Scalpay
J Trotter, Kyles Scalpay
J Mcleod, Finsbay, Scots Guards
J Campbell, Finsbay, Camerons
W Mcdonald, Finsbay, Camerons
K Mcleod, Finsbay, Camerons
L Matheson, Strond, A&SH
J Mckenzie, Strond, Scots Guards
F Mcleod, Northton, Scots Guards
J Morrison, Northton, Seaforths
N Mckay, Northton, Camerons
J Mccuish, Northton, Camerons
D Mackenzie, Borve, Camerons
W S Ross, Scarp, Seaforths
D Maclennan, Scarp, RE
M Morrison, Amhuinnsuidh, RSF
J Mcaulay, Amhuinnsuidh, RSF
J R Mcmaster, Tolmachan, Camerons
N Shaw, Leacin, Camerons
DUnc Mckinnon, Tarbert, Camerons
D Mcdonald, Tarbert, Camerons
P Mckay, Tarbert, Camerons
J Mcdonald, Tarbert, Camerons
R Ferguson, Tarbert, Camerons
Don Mckinnon, Tarbert, Camerons
D MCleod, Tarbert, Camerons
D W Mcaskill, Tarbert, Camerons
M Mcdermid, Tarbert, Camerons
W J Cameron, Tarbert, ASC
C Sinclair, Tarbert, Black Watch
A Mcleod, Tarbert, Black Watch
C Campbell, Tarbert, RFA
N Mcleod, Urgha, Camerons
D W Mclennan, Rhenigidale, Camerons
D Mcleod, Rhenigidale, RGA
A W Mcdonald, Marig, A&SH
W Mcleod, Amhuinnsuidh, Canadians
A Fraser, Collam, Camerons
A Mckinnon, Tarbert, Camerons
J Mcleod, Tarbert, Black Watch
J MOrrison, Leacklea, RNR


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transcript IV

1939-1945

D Martin, Bunavoneadar, Camerons
R D Macleod, Tarbert, Camerons
E Ferguson, Tarbert, Camerons
N Mackenzie, Urgha, Camerons
N Macdonald, Diraclett, Camerons
A Macdonald, Diraclett, Camerons
R Morrison, Scalpay, Camerons
L Campbell, Northton, Camerons
J Macaskill, Northton, Camerons
A Macleod, Scarista, Camerons
A Morrison, Seilebost, Camerons
N Maclennan, Stockinish, RE
N Macdonald, Borosdale, Hampshires
A Macleod, Leverburgh, A/SH
D J Maclennan, Leverburgh, B/W
A Mackinnon, Northton, Cameronians

Navy

R A Macdonald, Ardhasaig
J Macinnes, Kyles
A Macinnes, Kyles
M Morrison, Kyles
D A Macdermid, Molinginish
A Mackinnon, Drinishadder
A Macaulay, Grosebay
N Mackay, Geocrab
R Mackinnon, Borosdale
J R Maclean, Borosdale
D J Maclean, Leverburgh
M Macaskill, Northton
M Mackinnon, Northton
J Maccuish, Northton
A Macleod, Manish
D Campbell, Scalpay


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transcript V

1939-45
Merchant Navy


R Macleod, Scalpay
D Macleod, Scalpay
A Macleod, Scalpay
R Macleod, Scalpay
D Morrison, Scalpay
F Ferguson, Scalpay
A Macleod, Scalpay
N Maclean, Scalpay
D J Macdermid, Scalpay
K Morrison, Molinginish
A Macleod, Kyles
D J Macleod, Kyles
R Macleod, Meavag
J A Macphee, Drinishadder
N Macdonald, Grosebay
J Macleod, Leverburgh
J Mackinnon, Cluer
R Morrison, Cluer
F Macleod, Leacklee
R Martin, Northton
D Macdonald, Diraclett
D A Morrison, Marig
E Mackay, Geocrab
J Mackenzie, Geocrab
J Mackay, Quidinish
D J Macleod, Ardhasaig

RAF
F/O G W Walker, Borve
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:33 pm    Post subject: Pte. Angus McKinnon Reply with quote

WW1
A. McKinnon, Scadabay, Canadians

(The Scotsman 18th of Feb 1916)
"Angus McKinnon, aged 27, a miner from British Columbia, serving in the Canadian Pioneers, was found fatally injured in the Staines Road on January 31. It was supposed the deceased had been knocked down by a motor car, a portion of starting handle being found near him."

Canadian attestation docs

CWGC
MACKINNON, ANGUS
Rank: Pioneer
Service No: 154880
Date of Death: 31/01/1916
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Canadian Pioneers 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: F. C. 51.
Cemetery: NEW BRENTFORD CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Norman and Anne MacKinnon, of Scadabay, Harris, Invernessshire.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wondered whether Angus was related to the other McKinnon of Scadabay
A Mckinnon, Scadabay, Canadians
J Mckinnon, Scadabay, Camerons


It seems he was a not only a brother but also a "Canadian"

McKINNON, JOHN
Rank:Private
Service No:1412
Date of Death:21/06/1915
Age:28
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry
8th Bn.
Panel Reference
MemorialVIMY MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Norman and Ann McKinnon, of Scadahay, Tarbert, Harris, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
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