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stuartn



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:01 pm    Post subject: Dochgarroch Reply with quote

During conversion of the Community Hall into the An Talla Loch Ness Visitor Centre for Jacobite Cruises a long lost wooden board for 9 WW2 cruises was found in 2017.
This has now been replaced by a bronze and stone feature outside the hall, unveiled 6 September 2019
There is an unusual end year of 1946.

See WMR 91052 for full details and images.

The casualties include Williamina Cummings, born in the Village, but working as a Civil Servant in London.

Also commemorated are-
Brigadier G E M Baillie MC, Royal Artillery
Lieutenant John Barclay, Royal Marines
Private Alexander Grant 5th QOCH
Flying Officer John Johnstone RAF
Lieutenant James A B Lawson Royal Navy
Corporal Alexander MacBean 4th Seaforths
Private John MacDonald 4th QOCH
Sergeant Air Gunner John Shaw RAF
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Civilian
CUMMING, WILHELMINA
Died 26/09/1940
Aged 19
Civilian War Dead
of 25 Barton Road. Daughter of John and Annie Cumming, of Dochgarroch Locks, Inverness, Scotland.
Injured 25 September 1940, at 25 Barton Road; died at Fulham Hospital.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brigadier
BAILLIE, The Hon. GEORGE EVAN MICHAEL
Died 06/06/1941
Aged 46
Royal Artillery
and Commands and Staff
General Staff
M C, T D
Son of Colonel James E. B. Baillie, M.V.O., and Baroness Burton, of Dochfour; husband of Lady Maud L. E. Baillie, of Ballindarroch.
DOCHFOUR PRIVATE BURIAL GROUND, INVERNESS

London Gazette 15/1/1918 p.955 Military Cross
Capt. .The Hon. George Evan Michael Baillie, R.H.A.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Appropriate for today - 6 June - D-day.

Lieutenant
BARCLAY, JOHN ALEXANDER
Died 30/06/1944
Aged 27
H.M.L.C.F. 42
Royal Marines
Son of John and Annie Barclay; husband of Joan R. M. Barclay, of Wandsworth Common, London.
HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Location: Calvados, France

I'd never heard of this type of craft before.
From https://www.combinedops.com/LCF.htm
Landing Craft Flack (LCF) were converted Landing Craft Tank (LCTs) with the front ramp welded in position and the hold decked over as a platform for the guns. LCFs were equipped with anti-aircraft guns to provide air cover for the invasion fleet, particularly the troop carrying Landing Craft Assault (LCA) flotillas.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that this is the 1946 man.

Lieutenant (A)
LAWSON, JAMES ALEXANDER BERTRAM
Died 18/06/1946

H.M.S. Glory
Royal Navy
Son of Sir Digby Lawson, Bt., J.P., T.D., B.A., and the Hon. Lady Lawson, of Templecombe, Somerset.
LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL
Location: Hampshire

LAWSON, James A B, Lieutenant (A), FAA, 837 Sqn, Glory, 18 June 1946, air crash, MPK
Crashed off Sydney, NSW
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the 1946 was just a local affectation.

For IWM purposes I have changed that to a Non-Combat Death then.
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