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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Benbecula War Memorial Reply with quote

The War Memorial for Benbecula is located just off the A865 road, the main spinal north/south route through the island. The memorial stands at the junction for Griminish, 2 miles south of Gramsdale or 1 miles north of Creagorry. Grid reference NF801518.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Memorial: Benbecula
Location: by A865, just north of the Griminish (Griminis) turn off
Grid Ref: NF802518
UKNIWM Ref: 44779
Count: WWI=50 , WWII=6












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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the transcriptions:

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1914-1918
Capt. M. MacLellan, A.S.H.
Sert. A. MacPhee, Camn.Highs.
Sert. J. Monk, Camn.Highs.
Sert. J. Morrison, Camn.Highs.
Sert. M. J. MacPherson, Camn.Highs.
Cpl. D. J. Campbell, Camn.Highs.
L.Cpl. Norman MacLeod, Camn.Highs.
Pte. Kenneth MacLean, Camn.Highs.
Pte. A. Morrison, Camn.Highs.
Pte. Wm. MacEachan, Camn.Highs.
Pte. D. MacCormack, Camn.Highs.
Pte. M. MacDonald, Camn.Highs.
Pte. A. MAcPhee, Camn.Highs.
Pte. E. MacPherson, Camn.Highs.
Pte. A. J. Wilson, Camn.Highs.
Pte. A. MacIntosh, Camn.Highs.
Pte. D. Monk, Camn.Highs.

Pte. D. MacLeod, Camn.Highs.
Pte. A. MacDonald, Camn.Highs.
Pte. D. Campbell, Camn.Highs.
Pte. D. J. Campbell, Camn.Highs.
Pte. Neil Wilson, Camn.Highs.
Pte. D. MacLean, Camn.Highs.
Pte. D. E. MacKinnon, Camn.Highs.
Pte. J. MacCormack, Camn.Highs.
Pte. A. MacLeod, Camn.Highs.
Pte. D. MacIsaac, Camn.Highs.
Pte. D. E. MacInnes, Camn.Highs.
Pte. R. MacInnes, Camn.Highs.
Pte. M. Johnson, Camn.Highs.
Pte. D. MacLeod, Camn.Highs.
Pte. N. MacLeod, Camn.Highs.
Pte. N. Morrison, Camn.Highs.

Pte. J. Morrison, Camn.Highs.
Pte. J. MacMillan, Camn.Highs.
Pte. A. MacDonald, Camn.Highs.
Pte. A. J. MacPhee, Camn.Highs.
Pte. D. P. Wilson, Gordon Hgs.
Pte. A. Fraser, Gordon Hgs.
Pte. A. MacPhee, Scots Gds.
Pte. A. Buchanan, Scots Gds.
Pte. M. MacLellan, Lovat Scts.
Pte. D. MacDonald, Lovat Scts.
Pte. D. MacQueen, Piper, Lovat Scts.
Sert. D. Monk, Canadians
Pte. N. MacRury, Canadians
Pte. J. MacAulay, Canadians
Pte. W. MacPherson, Dragoons
J. MacRury, H.M.N.
D. A. MacDonald, H.M.N.

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1939-1945
2nd.Lt, Alisdair Orr, 2nd Batt. Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Trooper William Colquhoun, Lovat Scouts

Captain Thomas Garbutt, Merchant Navy
Junior Engineer Officer Malcolm Mackenzie, Merchant Navy
Petty Officer Angus M. MacLean, Merchant Navy
Able Seaman Donald MacKinnon, Merchant Navy

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ORR, ALASTAIR GRAHAM
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 10/12/1940
Service No: 137910
Additional information: Son of Walter Gordon Orr and Elizabeth Orr, of Griminish, Benbecula, Lochboisdale, South Uist.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 6. F. 7.
Cemetery: HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY

COLQUHOUN, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Regiment/Service: Lovat Scouts
Age: 21
Date of Death: 15/08/1940
Service No: 409839
Additional information: Son of Duncan and Mary Ann Colquhoun; grandson of Mrs. C. MacEachen, of Creagorry.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: South Entrance Gate.
Cemetery: NUNTON OLD CHURCHYARD

GARBUTT, THOMAS
Rank: Master
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Moidart (Cardiff
Date of Death: 29/07/1940
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Garbutt; husband of Mary Margaret Garbutt, of Gramsdale.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: South Entrance Gate.
Cemetery: NUNTON OLD CHURCHYARD

MACKENZIE, MALCOLM
Rank: Fourth Engineer Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Radhurst (London)
Age: 24
Date of Death: 21/02/1943
Additional information: Son of Malcolm Mackenzie, and of Jessie Ann Mackenzie, of Possilpark, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 86.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

MacLEAN, ANGUS MCDONALD
Rank: Carpenter
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Clan Macfadyen (Glasgow)
Age: 33
Date of Death: 26/11/1942
Additional information: Son of Angus and Margaret MacLean; husband of Flora MacLean, of Benbecula, South Uist.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 30.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 9:55 am    Post subject: Donald Philip Wilson Pte GH Reply with quote

Donald Philip Wilson Pte S/5744 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b South Uist e Sheffield Age 24 Killed in Action F&F 09/09/1916 Son of John & Margaret (nee McPherson) Wilson. Short Service: 15 Griminish, Benbecula. Occ: Waiter. Soldiers Effects: Bro: John J. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Flat Iron Copse Cemetery, Mamtez Fr 0453 Plot VIII Row H Grave 07
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Dead Scots in the C.E.F. Reply with quote

page 179,Sunday, July 23,1916.
from the book,"The Journal of Private Fraser" by Donald Fraser,edited by Reginald H.
Roy.ISBN 1-896979-28-9,published by CEF Books,PO Box 29123,Nepean,Ont.,K2J 4A9.

"We spent a very quiet time in the trenches. Cpl. Matthews of the Scouts was wounded.Don
McLeod, who transferred to the Stokes Gun, was severely wounded, and I heard died later in
Blighty. It was reported that a curious mix-up resulted in his burial. we had two Donald Macl
-eods in the Company, the other Macleod being a native of one of the islands of Uist in the
Outer Hebrides. His body was forwarded to this out-of-the-way island for interment in the
local churchyard and advice sent to his supposed relations. The body arrived, but apparently
the relatives had recent word from Donald Macleod No.2 and so refused to take charge of the
remains. The lid was unscrewed and the mistake found out. After lying around for about a
week "Big Don" was lulled to sleep in the island within roar of the mighty Atlantic. Though he
spent practically all his life time in Canada, his birth place was the island of Lewis, so his final
resting place was fitting for a scion of the race of Torquil.

The one that died.
McLeod,Donald,79110,Pte.,31st Inf.bn.,C.E.F.,enlisted Calgary,Alberta,16th November,1914.
d.of w.,County of Middlesex Hospital,Napsbury,Hertfordshire,4th August,1916.
b.09/06/1888 in Lewis,Ross-shire,miner,n.o.k.,Mrs.M.McLeod,Stornoway,br.Alexander,
Drumheller,Alberta,sis.Mrs.Kenneth Murray,11639 - 91st St.,Edmonton,Alberta.
Buried Nunton Old Churchyard,Balivanich,Benbecula.grave,North of Church ruin.
MacLeod,Donald,79110,Pte.,31st.Inf.bn.,wdd.23/07,M & N trs.,Vierstraat,d.,England,04/08/1916.
b.09/06/1888 at Knock,Stornoway,Lewis,f.Hector(fisherman),m.Anne MS MacLeod.
brd.,Nunton Old Churchyard,Inverness-shire,Scotland.gr.ref.North of Church ruins. Miner,P.

The one that survived.
MacLeod,Donald,79119,Pte.,31st Inf.bn.,C.E.F.,enlisted Calgary,Alberta,16th November,1914.
b.27/01/1887 at Gramsdale,Benbecula,Inverness-shire,f.Alexander(crofter),m.Christy MS
MacLeod,parents married 20th September,1881 at Creagorry,Benbecula,Inverness-shire.
Donald MacLeod died at Mather,Manitoba,22nd April,1952.

Genealogical Details pertaining to the author of the Book.
B1882 685/2 272,parents M.Inverness,25/07/1877.
Fraser,Donald,79720,Pte.,"A"Coy.,31st Inf.bn.,enlisted Calgary,Alberta,24th November,1914.
b.15/03/1882 at 135 Rose St.,Edinburgh,f.Hugh(spirit dealer),m.Ann MS Fraser.
Donald Fraser died at Victoria,B.C.,25th August,1946.
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