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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Minginish, Isle of Skye Reply with quote

PHOTOS COURTESY OF PAT ANDERSON;






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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 6:29 pm    Post subject: Minginish war memorial Isle of Skye Reply with quote

This war memorial for the men of Minginish 1914 -1919 is at Carbost on the Isle of Skye , just along the road from Talisker Distillery. It is located on a hillock across from the Free Church of Scotland at Carbost .

I recall only the names of the 1914 -1919 casualties were listed although it mentions only on the front of the memorial the 1939 -1945 war too but none of them were listed on any sides of this memorial
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the middle panel may be the Second World names. I chose the name most likely to be easiest to find and I checked CWGC WW1 and WW2. Carbost is the community below this memorial.

BAIN, NEIL
Initials: N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sailor
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: M.V. Darkdale (Glasgow)
Age: 30
Date of Death: 22/10/1941
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bain, of Carbost, Isle of Skye.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 34.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

The MV Darkdale was sunk in Jamestown Harbour, St Helena and its mainly Scottish crew have been commemorated by a plaque on the Jamestown War Memorial. Here is the Darkdale from a St Helena stamp



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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: carbost Reply with quote

Thanks Adam for that info on the WW2 casualties as there is no mention of WW2 on that panel !

yes Carbost is the community below the Memorial
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may be the two MacKenzies. Portnalong is just along the road from Carbost.

MacKENZIE, ALEXANDER
Rank: Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Patrol Service
Unit Text: H.M.B.Y. Minesweeper 2035.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 31/08/1944
Service No: LT/JX 242888
Additional information: Son of Donald and Chirstina MacKenzie, of Portnalong, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Plot 3. Grave A.
Cemetery: ST. JOHN'S (MOUNT PLEASANT) CEMETERY

MacKENZIE, JOHN
Rank: Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Patrol Service
Unit Text: H.M. Trawler Ganilly.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 05/07/1944
Service No: LT/JX 281925
Additional information: Son of Norman MacKenzie, and of Annie MacKenzie, of Portnalong, Isle of Skye.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 14, Column 2.
Memorial: LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And..

MacLEOD, DONALD
Rank: Sailor
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Empire Light (Glasgow)
Age: 30
Date of Death: 08/05/1941
Additional information: Son of Donald and Joan MacLeod, of Portnalong, Isle of Skye.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 43.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

MacLEOD, KENNETH
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 06/04/1943
Service No: 2828397
Additional information: Son of Kenneth and Isabella MacLeod, of Portnalong, Isle of Skye.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 5.
Cemetery: SFAX WAR CEMETERY

MacLEOD, DONALD
Rank: Sailor
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Empire Light (Glasgow)
Age: 34
Date of Death: 08/05/1941
Additional information: Son of John and Catherine MacLeod, of Portnalong, Isle of Skye.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 43.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

Note. Two Donald Macleod's both from Portnalong who died on the same day on the same ship. The SS Empire Light which was sunk by the Armed German Raider Pinguin in the Indian Ocean


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And..

MacDONALD, ANGUS
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Devonshire
Age: 23
Date of Death: 14/07/1941
Service No: D/JX175668
Additional information: Son of Malcolm and Mary MacDonald, of Portnalong.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: PORTNALONG CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: skye memorial - Carbost Reply with quote

Roll of honour for Skye and Lochalsh by Graham Ross . The copies are retained at Portree Library and at Inverness Library.

Carbost War Memorial :

The Carbost War Memorial , which was erected in the late 1920's stands high above the village of Carbost on a hill at the junction of the B 8009 and the road to Glenbrittle. It takes the form of a granite obelisk on a granite base forming two steps . It bears the names of 25 Men who gave their lives in the Two Great Wars of the 20th Century and one man who was Killed in the NORTH WEST FRONTIER between the Wars . Sometime after the Second World War it was struck by lightning and had to be replaced on the original base.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: skye memorial - Carbost Reply with quote

Keptie wrote:
...and one man who was Killed in the NORTH WEST FRONTIER between the Wars


Unfortunately it's not clear which one of the 25 names is this man.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having just input this record (niwm 57249), we have a list of the names taken from the Roll of Honour for Skye and Lochalsh by Graham Ross in the file. Having gone through the names on the memorial it seems that when it was damaged by the lightning, they must have replaced the names section and decided to amalgamate the name list. The names are now ordered by unit rather than war so WW1 and WW2 are all jumbled up.

And the mystery North West Frontier person is.....Neil MacCraken, killed on the 27 May 1937.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Carbost Reply with quote

Jane ( Inventory of UK War Memorials IWM London)

The info I added above was taken from Graham Ross's loose page Roll of Honours held at the Portree Library . He has a section of his research just covering the info on each War Memorial within Skye and Lochalsh .

I think I photographed all the names on the war memorial that overlooks the hamlet of Carbost , Isle of Skye

Patrick W Anderson

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