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john hendry



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:38 am    Post subject: Kilmun, nr Dunoon Reply with quote

This WM commemorates the men of the Kilmun half of Dunoon and Kilmun parish. The villages/districts are Kilmun, Strone, Blaimore and Benmore. Ardentinny, also in the parish but a few miles north, has it's own WM.

I have a photo to be scanned showing 2 of the three panels. I found out later that my dictaphone had run out of tape so have lost what was on the 3rd side.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pic courtesy of John:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some more photos John.
The memorial was executed by monumental masons Messrs. Scott & Rae of Glasgow (order number 7050)







WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
AUSTIN ROBERT GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
BEATTIE GEORGE ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS LIEUTENANT MILITARY CROSS
BOYD JAMES ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY LIEUTENANT
BROWN ALEXANDER P. MACHINE GUN CORPS PRIVATE
BRYDEN ALEXANDER D. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CAMERON JAMES ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
CLARK DUNCAN GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
COATS BRUCE A.O.C. S.SERGEANT
DARROCH JAMES ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
DOUGLAS R.J. CAMERONIANS COLONEL T.D. C.M.C.
FERGUSON DUGALD ROYAL NAVY LIEUTENANT R.N.R.
FRASER WILLIAM ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GERRAND JOHN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
GOLDIE ALEXANDER ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GOLDIE WILLIAM ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GRAHAM WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
GRINDLE JOHN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
HENDERSON THOMAS ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL
JEFFREY RALPH LEICESTER REGIMENT SECOND LIEUTENANT
LAMOND C.A.W. ROYAL ENGINEERS LIEUTENANT COLONEL
MACKIE JOHN ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS SERGEANT
MCALPINE ARCHIBALD C. ROYAL NAVY SEAMAN
MCDONALD ALLAN KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS SERGEANT
MCKELVIE ANDREW HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
MCKILLOP PETER CANADIANS PRIVATE
MCNAB DONALD ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MCPHAIL HUGH ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY DRIVER
MILLAR PETER MCC. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MORRIS JOHN A. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
PATERSON ALEXANDER ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PATERSON ARCHIBALD L. CANADIANS PRIVATE
PATERSON PETER C. CANADIANS PRIVATE
RANKIN JAMES MERCHANT NAVY SECOND OFFICER
RENNIE DAVID INDIAN ARMY SECOND LIEUTENANT
SINCLAIR MALCOLM CANADIANS PRIVATE
SUMMERS ALLAN Y. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY LANCE CORPORAL
THOMSON WILLIAM GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
WHITTON JOHN A.S.C. DRIVER
WILSON ROBERT ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
GREER ALEXANDER ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
HOGG R.G. GORDON HIGHLANDERS CAPTAIN
LINDSAY ALLAN MERCHANT NAVY THIRD OFFICER
MCLEAN IAN C. MERCHANT NAVY CHIEF ENGINEER
MCNICOL P. ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
SCOTT J.F. MERCHANT NAVY CAPTAIN
THOMSON ALEXANDER ROYAL NAVY STOKER
WEBSTER JOHN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERGEANT (A.C.) R.A.F.V.R.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM ref no: not listed
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wee bit of confusion over this memorial I think .......

Kilmun, Strone, Blairmore and Benmore

UKNIWM Ref: 56882

Address: Kilmun Church, Shore Rd., Dunoon

Type: CROSS
Denomination: CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
OS Map Ref: NS 170 810
Inscription

6 o'clock face: KILMUN - STRONE/ BLAIRMORE - BENMORE/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ LOVING AND HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN/ WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED HEREON/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS"/ ALSO THOSE WHO GAVE THIER LIVES/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-45/ (Names)

Other faces: (Names)
Components
Component Material(s) Height Width Depth Condition
CROSS STONE GOOD
Physical Description
Celtic stone cross set on a plinth. WW1 names on the sides of plinth and dedication and WW2 names on front. The whole is set on a stone boulder foundation. Lettering incised in black.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered
War FIRST WORLD WAR
Total names on memorial: 39
Served & Returned 0
Died 39
Is this an exact count? Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered? surname > rank > forename > regiment
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, regiment, forename
Is a list of names on the memorial held by the UKNIWM? Yes
War SECOND WORLD WAR
Total names on memorial: 8
Served & Returned 0
Died 8
Is this an exact count? Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered? surname > rank > forename > regiment
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, regiment, forename
Is a list of names on the memorial held by the UKNIWM? Yes
Maintenance
Are the letters difficult to read? No
Who is responsible for the memorial? PARISH COUNCIL
Maintenance History:
Ceremonies
Date: 01 April 1923
Role Performed By
DEDICATION LOCAL CLERGY/DIGNITARIES
UNVEILING LOCAL CLERGY/DIGNITARIES
Sponsorships
Sponsorship Type: None
Did this include a trust or scholarship? No
Did this include a roll of honour? NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site: Not known
Cost of Memorial: Not known
Comments on Costs:
Craftsmen
Name Occupation
MESSRS SCOTT & RAE MASON
Mr Thomas McKelvie BUILDER
References
Co-ordinator's Comments:
Comments:
Photographs: 6
Other Documents: None
Form / Letter: F
Negatives: No
Drawings / Plans: No
Minutes: No
Press Cuttings: 1
Publication Name Author Date Published Page / Date Other Information
Dunoon Standard and Advertiser 31 March 1923
Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard 07 April 1923
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thanks to my good pal Dave Forrest for the following photos.















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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:14 pm    Post subject: WW1 Pte. James Darroch Reply with quote

Memorial lists Pte. James Darroch A. & S.H. Surely some mistake? James Darroch served with the Gordons.
Pte. 1811 John Darroch served A. & S.H. Born Cairnbann, Argyll, Died of wounds 1st. August, 1916. His parents came from Lochgilphead (Son of John and Mary McKinnon Darroch, of 8, Cairncaan Cottages, Lochgilphead, Argyll).


The Glasgow Herald, Monday, 30th. April, 1917. "Deaths on Service. DARROCH.- On 25th. inst., at Canadian Hospital, Pte. James Darroch, Gordon Highlanders, fourth son of John Darroch, retired officer of H.M. Customs, Oaklee, Kilmun."

SNWM - WW1
Surname DARROCH
Forename James
Rank Pte
Service number 285019
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 25 April 1917
Theatre of death F&F
Cause of death Died of wounds.
SNWM roll THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail 6th Bn.

CWGC - DARROCH, James
Rank: Private.
Service No: 285019.
Date of Death: 25/04/1917. Age: 32. (Died of wounds.)
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders 1st/6th Bn.
Grave Reference: XIX. J. 13.
Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of John and Agnes Darroch, of Oaklee, Kilmun, Argyllshire.
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