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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject: EDINBANE , Isle of Skye Reply with quote

Edinbane War Memorial, Edinbane, Isle of Skye
Location: Unknown
Date of Original Unveiling: 9th November 2013
Number of Pre-1914 Names: 0
Number of WW1 Names: 22
Number of WW2 Names: 4
Number of Post-1945 Names: 1 (Palestine 1948)


I hear from a friend , Jim Rennie on the Isle of Skye that this weekend they had a new war memorial unveiled at Edinbane.

A few years ago I was told by the folks at the Edinbane Potteries that a local resident on the Isle was researching the casualties for Edinbane with the intention to have a War Memorial erected

Seems that this has come true... Maybe there will be something in the Media about the unveiling etc


Patrick W Anderson


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A list of the names on Edinbane's New Memorial here: http://www.edinbanecommunitycompany.org/war-memorail.htm

Thanks for letting us know about this Pat.

Anne
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos courtesy of Jim Rennie.




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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The date on the final name on the WW2 section caught my eye - 9 May 1945.

BEATON, DONALD.
Rank:Flying Officer
Trade:Pilot
Service No:179980
Date of Death:09/05/1945
Age:22
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
514 Sqdn.
Awards:D S O
Grave ReferencePlot 16. Row 12. Coll. grave 7-18.
CemeteryCLICHY NORTHERN CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of John and Margaret Beaton, of Glasgow.

The story is even more sad - from
http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/18570-the-first-seven-days-of-peace/?hl=beaton#entry217734

RF230 Lancaster III RF230
No.514 Squadron
2 miles east-south-east Roye-Amy

The aircraft was returning to UK with 24 released prisoners of war as part of Operation EXODUS, a task placed on Bomber Command using the heavy bomber force to repatriate prisoners, some of whom had been incarcerated for over 5 years, to UK as quickly as possible. The aircraft crew sent a brief message saying that they were making a forced landing but when the pilot applied full flap, the aircraft went out of control, entering a spin from which it did not recover and it crashed and was destroyed by fire. It appears that several of the passengers moved from their allotted places in the aircraft, causing centre of gravity problems and the pilot had already used 8 divisions of elevator trim to keep the aircraft in balance. However, the application of full flap caused loss of control.

Flight Lieutenant Beaton was a relatively junior officer to be the holder of the DSO. He was awarded this for his gallantry and determination when his aircraft was badly damaged raiding Le Havre in daylight and he sustained a broken leg and other serious injuries. Nonetheless, he refused to relinquish command of the aircraft and flew it back to UK and made a safe landing.


http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36777/supplements/5034/page.pdf
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the first man (also RAF)

MACKENZIE, RODERICK ALEXANDER.
Rank:Flying Officer
Trade:Air Bomber
Service No:135885
Date of Death:15/08/1943
Age:22
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
138 Sqdn.
Grave ReferenceRow C. Grave 13.
CemeteryST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (Near Lyon, Rhone)
Additional Information:
Son of Dr.John Tolme Mackenzie and Jessie Mackenzie, of Edinbane, Isle of Skye.

138 was a Special Duty Squadron and Roderick was flying in Halifax JD180 on "Operation Pimento" when the aircraft was damaged by small arms fire during a supply drop to SOE agents. The pilot S/Ldr Frank Griffiths AFC survived and was assisted by the resistance to evade capture but the rest of the crew died - as did a number of French civilians.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BEATON, THOMAS.
Rank:Boatswain
Trade:Bosun
Date of Death:24/08/1944
Age:37
Regiment/Service:Merchant Navy
S.S. Empire Rosebery (Glasgow)
Panel ReferencePanel 44.
MemorialTOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of John and Flora Beaton, of Arnisort, Isle of Skye.

The "Empire Rosebery", a tanker, was launched at Scotstoun in May 1944 and was lost with all hands when she struck a mine off the Normandy beaches at Arromanche.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MACDONALD, DONALD.
Rank:Private
Service No:407734
Date of Death:25/02/1945
Age:29
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders
2nd Bn.
Panel ReferenceColumn 79.
MemorialSINGAPORE MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of Barbara Macdonald, of Arnisort, Isle of Skye.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit of a puzzle - The date of death for Hilleary on both the AFM and SNWM is 4 April 1948 and his first name varies.

Surname
HILLEARY

Forenames/Initials
Alastair George Duncan

Rank
2Lt

Service
Army

Service Number
382925

Regiment/Corps
QOCH

Date of Birth
05 September 1928

Age
19

Date of Death
04 April 1948

Cemetery Name
Ramleh

Cemetery Address
Palestine

Surname HILLEARY
Firstname Alastair George Duncan Macleod
Service number 382925
Date of death 04/04/1948
Decoration
Place of birth Chobham
Other The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, attached.
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY (CITY OF GLASGOW REGIMENT)
Rank 2nd Lieut
Theatre of death Palestine

On FreeBMD he is listed in the December Quarter 1928 at Chertsey Surrey
Hilleary Hamish G D M
Mother's name - Macleod

(Chobham is in Chertsey)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 76113

Neither of the links to the West Highlands Free Press articles are working now.
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