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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:49 pm    Post subject: Island of Iona Reply with quote

Iona - Argyll & Bute, Island of Mull District

The Iona war memorial. A grey granit celtic cross which stands on Martyr's Bay, a beach were monks from the abbey were slaughtered in a Viking raid.
This particular memorial provides a wealth of information on the men listed.


The front pedestal lists the WWI dead


with the dedication at the base


and the two sides of the pedestal bear the names of the WWII dead




WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Black Dugald Seaforth Highlanders Corporal 23 years old
Black William Seaforth Highlanders Private 21 years old Canada Canadians?
Campbell Duncan A. Merchant Navy Seaman 43 years old S.S. Dartmoor
Lee Hector MacLean Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Lieutenant 23 years old
MacDonald Hugh Merchant Navy Captain 39 years old S.S. Garmoyle
MacDonald John Highland Light Infantry Lance Corporal 24 years old
MacDonald Lachlan Highland Light Infantry Private 18 years old
MacFarlane John Merchant Navy Carpenter 35 years old S.S. Vine Branch
MacFarlane Neil Royal Navy Seaman 29 years old H.M.S. Victory
MacKechnie Angus MacPhail Highland Light Infantry Signaler 20 years old
Williams Alfred MacArthur East Surrey Regiment Private 19 years old



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Black Donald A. Merchant Navy Second Officer 33 years old S.S. Rio Blanco
Black Neil J. Merchant Navy Able Seaman 27 years old Geraldine Mary
Campbell Robert Cameronians Corporal 24 years old
Dougall George Royal Navy Leading Stoker 29 years old H.M.S. Glorious
MacArthur Dugald Royal Naval Reserve C/Skipper 42 years old H.M.S. James Lidford
MacColl Colin C. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Flying Officer 23 years old
MacDonald Colin Frontier Battalion Sudan Bimbashi D.F.C. FCS. 29 years old Sudan
MacDonald Donald Merchant Navy Captain 42 years old S.S. Blair Esk
MacDonald Donald C. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Lieutenant 29 years old
MacDonald Gregor New Zealanders Private 28 years old 19th Wellington R. Battalion N.Z.E.F.
MacFarlane John N. Royal Navy Able Seaman 30 years old S.T. Flying Kite
MacGregor John Merchant Navy Boatswain 50 years old S.S. Ben Lomond
MacInnes John Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Second Lieutanant 31 years old 2nd Battalion A&SH
MacLachlan Neil A. Merchant Navy Chief Officer 31 years old S.S. Empire City
McAllister Anthony C. Merchant Navy Engineer 48 years old S.S. Loch Maddy
Patterson John W. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Flying Officer D.F.C. 24 years old
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not wishing to be pedantic but I think the transcription of WW2 Colin McDonald needs a wee tweak.

As I understand it Bimbashi is an Egyptian rank equivalent to Major and I think DFC FCS refers to him being with the Sudan Defence[DFC] Forces[FCS] rather than having the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Only noticed as may be heading over that way in a month or so.

Ralph
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos courtesy of Allan McGee:






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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added to the CWGC Register today:

McFARLANE, NEIL.
Rank:Deck Hand
Service No:SD/1720
Date of Death:04/11/1918
Age:28
Regiment/Service:Royal Naval Reserve H.M.S. "Fisgard"
Panel Reference:
Memorial:UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Additional Information:Son of John and Hannah McFarlane of Iona.

There is a Royal Naval Reserve Service Record at the National Archives

Name McFarlane, Neil
Place of Birth: Iona
Number: SD 1720
Date of Birth: 16 October 1889
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