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Ghostwhisperer



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Location: Ross-Shire

PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:04 pm    Post subject: Strathconan Reply with quote


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frankmcvey



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Location: Cottesmore and Thornhill, United Kingdom

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:58 pm    Post subject: Strathconan Reply with quote

Quite hard to find - not on Canmore.

NGR NH 30854 55359, around 11 miles west of Strathpeffer.
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the update with the location Frank.

Kind regards

Adam
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stuartn



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:37 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

This is now WMR report 75926

The transcription of the memorial is


1914-1918/TO/THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN MEMORY OF/THE MEN/OF STRATHCON/WHO MADE THE SUPREME/SACRIFICE/IN THE GREAT WAR/FOR GOD,/KING AND COUNTRY/KILLED IN ACTION/SERGT JAMES MACDONALD/4TH SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS/DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE/STOKER JOHN MACGREGOR/HMS "ECLIPSE"/DILEAS GU BAS/IN HONOUR ALSO/OF THOSE WHO SERVED/AND IN GOD'S MERCY/RETURNED

From CWGC records I THINK that
Sergeant James MacDonald is

Serjeant
MACDONALD, JAMES
Service Number 204806
Died Between 20/11/1917 and 23/11/1917
Aged 38
4th Bn.
Seaforth Highlanders
Son of Alexander and Rachel Macdonald, of Bridgend, Strathcommon, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire.

For Stoker John MacGregor there is no likely casualty who I can find on CWGC records, there is a possible J McGregor listed on HMS Vivid, and buried at Plymouth Ford Park Cemetery, suggesting he died of illness or an accident-

Stoker 2nd Class
McGREGOR, J
Service Number K/36387
Died 25/10/1916
H.M.S. "Vivid."
Royal Navy

I wonder if that is him, as according to this link HMS Eclipse hardly saw any active service in WW1- http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Eclipse.htm

and HMS Vivid of course was a shore base at Devonport, so it would make sense, but needs more research
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