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SKEABOST MEMORIAL HALL, Isle of Skye: WW2

 
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:06 pm    Post subject: SKEABOST MEMORIAL HALL, Isle of Skye: WW2 Reply with quote

Roll of Honour for Skye and Lochalsh by Graham Ross held at Portree Library (loose leaf) & at Inverness library. compiled from Oban Times newspapers .


SKEABOST MEMORIAL HALL:

The Memorial Hall is the only one of its kind in Skye and Lochalsh and is dedicated to the Men from the SKEABOST DISTRICT , who fell in the SECOND WORLD WAR and PALESTINE . It was a gift, supplemented by local collections , from Duncan MacLeod of SKEABOST to the People of the Area. It was felt that a Community Hall would be more appropriate than any other form of Memorial. Within the Hall there is a Plaque to the 15 Men who laid down their lives during this time. Today it is still used for the benefit of the people of Skeabost and District .

The Hall is situated off the main Portree to Dunvegan road , the A850 at the Tote Road end .

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:56 pm    Post subject: Skeabost Memorial Hall , Isle of Skye : WW2 Reply with quote

The metal plaque at the entrance to the Skeabost Memorial Hall reads :

SKEABOST MEMORIAL HALL :

This Hall was built as a Memorial to THOSE who Gave Their Lives in the World War . 1939-1945

The Foundation stone was laid 29th August 1952 by Mrs Joan Wigram.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:09 pm    Post subject: Skeabost Memorial Hall , Isle of Skye Reply with quote

The war memorial on the Wall of the hall reads :

SKEABOST MEMORIAL HALL : 1939 - 1946 : ROLL OF HONOUR :

A .MacLeod : Camerons

A. Hilleary : Camerons

D. Buchanan : M.N.

D.J. MacKenzie : M.N.

A.MacLeod : M.N.

N.Nicolson : M.N.

T. Robertson : M.N.

N.Finlayson : H.G.

I. Montgomery : Para Regt.,

A. MacDonald : S. Gds

N. Nicolson : R.N.

A. Nicolson : R.N.

W.MacLeod : RAF.

H.Munro : Camerons

A. Stewart : Seaforths



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Skeabost Memorial Hall Isle of Skye Reply with quote

One of the casualties listed on the 1939-1946 names shows

A Hilleary : Cameron Highlanders

Listed on the Scottish National War Memorial index is


ALISTAIR GEORGE DUNCAN MACLEOD HILLEARY .
service number 382925
death date 4 April 1948
attached Highland Light Infantry
Born Chobham
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
2nd Lieutenant
Palestine

He is listed on the family headstone in South Snizort Cemetery , Isle of Skye along with Capt Alan Duncan MacLeod , Service number 99772, 5th Queens Own Cameron Hdrs killed in action Sicily 1943 ( 1 August 1943)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Skeabost Memorial Hall , Skeabost , Isle of Skye Reply with quote

This Skeabost Memorial Hall , Skeabost or Sgeabost is located just off the A850 .

The UKNIWM records this Memorial on their index as being Ref No
57248

Grid Ref should also be NG 420. 484. GB Grid


There is a large cemetery across from this WW2 Memorial Hall that has war grave headstones including Home Guard soldier N Finlayson listed on this Memorial . Near to this Hall is an old graveyard ( Skeabost (St Columba) Old Churchyard , Snizort that has one Great War CWGC headstone re Gunner AA MacLeod, RGA , death 7 Feb 1919 ).

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:48 am    Post subject: Skeabost Reply with quote

Thanks to Keptie for the photos.





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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Skeabost Memorial Hall , isle of Skye Reply with quote

With the help of Graham Ross I found out that there was a war memorial inside this 1952 built hall and managed to find a keyholder to give me access at a time it was not in use .

Thank you again John ( Burnett ) for your kindness and time in adding my photos to this section of the war mems website .



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing the I. in I Montgomery is for Ian or Iain and is Gaelic for John:

MONTGOMERY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
Unit Text: 1st. Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 18/05/1944
Service No: 2935565
Additional information: Son of Niel and Annie Montgomery, of Portree.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. Grave 7.
Cemetery: DUNVEGAN NEW BURIAL GROUND, DUIRINISH, ISLE OF SKYE
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