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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:18 pm    Post subject: Ballachulish (St. John) Episcopalian Churchyard Reply with quote

Located beside the A82 between Glencoe and Ballachulish.

No. of Identified CWGC Casualties: 3







Information and photos originally posted on the Scottish War Graves Project by DerekR and apanderson


Names of those buried or commemorated at this location:

BUCHANAN, DUNCAN ALLAN
BUCHANAN, JOHN CAMPBELL
CARMICHAEL, JOHN
CARMICHAEL, JOHN (IAN)
CLARK, JOHN G (or C)
HARPER, E W
KENDALL, HAROLD
LAWRIE, WILLIAM
MACCOLL, EDWARD
MACDONALD, ALISTAIR STEWART
MACDONALD, JOHN
MACINNES, ALEXANDER
MacPAKE, DOUGLAS JOHNSTONE
MCINNES, JOHN LACHLAN
MCLEAN, DONALD
MCMILLAN, JOHN


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BUCHANAN, DUNCAN ALLAN

Rank:Private
Service No:1837
Date of Death:06/07/1915
Age:20
Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 8th Bn
Grave Reference:
Cemetery:BALLACHULISH (ST. JOHN) EPISCOPALIAN CHURCHYARD
Additional Information:Son of Thomas Walters Buchanan and Jane Allan Buchanan, of 67, Victoria Park Drive, South Scotstoun, Glasgow. Born at Colisnacon, Glencoe.

SNWM:
Surname BUCHANAN
Firstname Duncan Allan
Service Number 1837
Date Death 06/07/1915
Place of birth Appin Argyllshire
Other 1/8th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.



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LAWRIE, WILLIAM

Rank:Serjeant
Trade:Piper
Service No:265
Date of Death:28/11/1916
Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/8th Bn.
Grave Reference:
Cemetery:BALLACHULISH (ST. JOHN) EPISCOPALIAN CHURCHYARD

William Lawrie is perhaps most famously known as the composer of the bagpipe tune "The Battle of the Somme".

Note: Inscription states Pipe-Major, died at Oxford aged 35 years

SNWM:
Surname LAWRIE
Firstname William
Service Number 265
Date Death 28/11/1916
Place of birth Ballachulish Argyllshire
Other 1/8th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Sgt
Theatre of death F.& F.



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MacPAKE, DOUGLAS JOHNSTONE

Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:2929998
Date of Death:27/06/1940
Age:22
Regiment/Service:Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: North of church.
Cemetery:BALLACHULISH (ST. JOHN) EPISCOPALIAN CHURCHYARD
Additional Information:Son of John and Helen MacPake, of Kinlochleven.

His father John MacPake, served in 1914-1918 in the same regiment, died 21st June 1940 age 51

SNWM:
Surname MACPAKE
Firstname Douglas J
Service number 2929998
Date of death 27/06/1940
Place of birth Argyllshire
SNWM roll THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS and THE LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH
Rank L Cpl
Theatre of death France & Belgium Campaign, 1939-40



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BUCHANAN, JOHN CAMPBELL

Rank:Private
Service No:782459
Date of Death:26/10/1917
Age:22
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry 46th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 18 - 26 - 28.
Memorial:YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Mrs. M. Buchanan, of 225, Fairford St. West, Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, and the late Donald Buchanan.



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both these men are listed on CWGC as JOHN Carmichael.

They were brothers, so highly unlikely to have the same name?

Possibly a case where the name Ian (which is usually a variant of John) has been presumed to be John when it was actually Ian.

CARMICHAEL, JOHN
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 2045
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/8th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. L. 30.
Cemetery: Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet
Additional Information: Son of Archie and Sarah Carmichael, of Ballachulish, Argyll.

SNWM:
Surname CARMICHAEL
Firstname John
Service Number 2045
Date Death 13/11/1916
Place of birth Ballachulish Argyllshire
Other 1/8th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank A/Cpl
Theatre of death F.& F



CARMICHAEL, JOHN (Ian)
Rank: Private
Service No: 2279
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/8th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. J. 15.
Cemetery: Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet
Additional Information: Son of Archie and Sarah Carmichael, of Ballachulish, Argyll.

SNWM:
Surname CARMICHAEL
Firstname John (Ian)
Service Number 2279
Date Death 13/11/1916
Place of birth Appin Argyllshire
Other 1/8th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

Note that the brothers were killed on the same day.

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MacINNES, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 2986501
Date of Death: 31/03/1942
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: Grave 792.
Cemetery: Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery
Additional Information: Son of Dugald MacInnes, and of Annie MacInnes, of Glencoe, Argyllshire

SNWM:
Surname MACINNES
Firstname Alexander
Service number 2986501
Date of death 31/03/1942
Place of birth Argyllshire
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (PRINCESS LOUISE'S)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death Malaya



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McINNES, JOHN LACHLAN
Rank: Private
Service No: 3372
Date of Death: 16/01/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: Plot 1. Row C. Grave 1.
Cemetery: Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension
Additional Information: Son of Hugh and Mary McInnes, of Alltanrigh, Glencoe, Argyllshire.

SNWM:
Surname MacINNES
Firstname John F
Service Number 3372
Date Death 06/01/1916
Place of birth Lismore Argylls
Other 1/8th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

Note the year of death differs from 1916 on CWGC & SNWM to 1917 on inscription.



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MacCOLL, E.
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 300291
Date of Death: 21/11/1917
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/8th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. D. 3.
Cemetery: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt
Additional Information: Son of Alex. MacColl, of 5, West Laroch, Ballachulish, Argyllshire.

SNWM:
Surname McCOLL
Firstname Edward
Service Number 300291
Date Death 21/11/1917
Place of birth Lismore Argyllshire
Other 1/8th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank L Cpl
Theatre of death F.& F.



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McLEAN, DONALD
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 1552
Date of Death: 11/07/1916
Age: 39
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/8th Bn.
Grave Reference II. D. 10.
Cemetery: Etretat Churchyard
Additional Information: Son of John and Catherine McLean; husband of Catherine McLean, of 81, Foyers Rd., Kinlochleven, Argyllshire. Served in the South African campaign.

SNWM:
Surname MacLEAN
Firstname Donald
Service Number 1552
Date Death 11/07/1916
Place of birth Lanark
Other 1/7th Bn.
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
Rank Sgt
Theatre of death F.& F.



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McMILLAN, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 55381
Date of Death: 25/03/1918
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 18th (Glasgow Yeomanry) Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 72.
Memorial: Pozieres Memorial
Additional Information: Son of James and Catherine McMillan (nee MacTaggart), of 9, Argyll Cottages, Ballachulish, Argyllshire.

SNWM:
Surname McMILLAN
Firstname John
Service Number 55381
Date Death 25/03/1918
Place of birth Ballachulish Argyllshire
Other 18th Bn.
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Rank Pte
Theatre of death F.& F.

Inscription: MacMillan



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MacDONALD, Alistair Stewart, M.M
Born 3rd July 1908
Died 26th September 1972

MacDonald had served in the TA for ten years, and was employed as a bus driver when he re-enlisted on 23/8/39. He was captured on 7th June 1940 and escaped seven days later. He arrived in Gourock by ship from Bilbao on 28th July 1940.

There is a five page account of his escape held at the National Archives.







Supplement to the London Gazette, 29th November, 1940, Page 6802

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MacDONALD, John . late 8th Bn. A. & S. H.
Died 5th May 1961, in his 84th year.



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CLARK, John G. (or C.), Sergeant, Royal Artillery
Died 28th June 1914, aged 57



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E. W. HARPER, Warrant Officer 2nd Class, Highland Light Infantry, died 1972 aged 88.



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