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KILMUIR WAR MEMORIAL , Isle of Skye

 
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:57 pm    Post subject: KILMUIR WAR MEMORIAL , Isle of Skye Reply with quote

Roll of Honour for Skye and Lochalsh by Graham Ross held at Portree Library and Inverness Library . (loose leaf )

KILMUIR WAR MEMORIAL :

On the 24th December 1923 a large crowd gathered in the KILMUIR Burial Ground for the Unveiling of the Kilmuir War Memorial . The Rev Stewart , the Parish Minister for Kilmuir , commenced the service and the Rev MacDonald , the United Free Minister led the congregation in prayer. The Inscription on the Memorial was unveiled by the local Schoolmaster, Mr John MacNab , whose two sons are commemorated on it. An oration was then given by Major Hilleary of Edinbain Lodge.

The Memorial is sculptured out of blocks of granite and was of such great weight that a special lorry had to be brought from Inverness to transport the Monument from Portree to Kilmuir. It was erected about 30 yards from the FLORA MACDONALD monument in KILMUIR CHURCHYARD and stands about 15 feet high.

( I recall that Graham Ross obtained his information for the Roll of Honour from the Oban Times , the newspaper that was read on the Isle of Skye during that century ).


The official location shows KILMUIR OLD CHURCHYARD , KILMUIR , Isle of Skye .

Patrick W Anderson

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject: Kilmuir War Memorial , Isle of Skye Reply with quote

The granite pillar war memorial lists the 12 Great War Casualties for 1914 -1918 war on the front and on the rear there are 3 casualties named for 1939-1945 war

"In Memory of the Men who fell in the Great War 1914 -1918 "
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Kilmuir war memorial Reply with quote

Buried in Kilmuir Old Churchyard Kilmuir , Isle of Skye is

Pte 1344 Donald Beaton, Cameron Highlanders , aged 20 years , died 28 December 1914 son of Meron Beaton of Kilmuir , Isle of Skye

Pte 1344 Donald Beaton is listed on the War Memorial .
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:30 pm    Post subject: Kilmuir Old Churchyard, KILMUIR , Isle of Skye Reply with quote

This War Memorial recording both The Great War of 1914 -1918 and WW2 1939 -1945 is located in KILMUIR OLD CHURCHYARD , KILMUIR . This is in the North part of Skye between PORTREE and KILMALUAG and it contains the grave of Jacobite Hero Flora MacDonald .

There are also two official War Graves : Great War (- Pte D Beaton , Cameron Hdrs died 1914 ) and WW2 ( Aircraftsman R MacQueen ,RAFVR , died 1941 )



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for info by Patrick W Anderson.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:00 pm    Post subject: Kilmuir war memorial Isle of skye Reply with quote

I find the grid ref to be NG 400 .719 . GB Grid which is located off the A855 road .

The UK Inventory of war mems have one listed as Ref No 6024 but their grid ref is different to my ref !
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject: Kilmuir Reply with quote

Thanks to Keptie for the photos.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: Kilmuir war memorial Isle of Skye Reply with quote

The quality of photos are not as good as I would have wished as I had to take cover between the heavy rain showers. Black Clouds gathered but thanks John (Burnett ) for adding my pics to this section .


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