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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:23 pm    Post subject: Tobermory - Island of Mull Reply with quote

Tobermory - Island of Mull, Argyll
UKNIM Ref no. 44663

The Tobermory war memorial is a rustic grey granite tower on a low tapering pedestal and plinth. The commemoration and names of the dead are listed in black letters on dressed panels on the face of the shaft and pedestal. The tower has a saddle type roof and has a shield with lion rampant and draped wreath carved in relief on the upper face of the shaft, and a crossed sword and colours carved in relief on the face of the pedestal. Four low pillars are set at the corners of the monument.

The monument stands on the hill behind the Western Isles Hotel, overlooking Tobermory Bay and is enclosed by a wall.
As has been mentioned on other posts there were many Scottish ports and coastal communities which erected war memorials in the form of very tall pillars or obelisks on hills and promonteries above the harbour. These fulfilled the additional function of providing a useful, accurate point of bearing for boats returning home.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: Tobermory - Mull. Map Ref - 505555 Reply with quote







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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Second World War names aren't that clear but I reckon I can see an A Ralph listed which will be this man

RALPH, ALEXANDER JOHN
Initials: A J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 26
Date of Death: 16/05/1945
Service No: 311649
Additional information: Son of John and Charlotte Ralph, of Tobermory.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: TOBERMORY CEMETERY, KILNINIAN AND KILMORE, ISLE OF MULL

He is also listed on the West Lothian Constabulary War Memorial in Linlithgow.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:42 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. Peter MacLean, Highland Light Infantry. Reply with quote

Not listed at Tobermory War Memorial.

Peter MacLean is recorded on the WW1 plaque within Kilmore Parish Church, Dervaig, Tobermory, Mull.


The Glasgow Herald, Saturday, 9th June, 1917.
"Deaths on Service.
MACLEAN.-
Drowned on 4th May, through the sinking of H.M.T. Transylvania, Private Peter MacLean, aged 19, youngest son of the late John MacLean, merchant, Dervaig, Mull; deeply regretted."

SNWM - WW1
Surname McLEAN
Forename Peter
Rank Pte
Service number 39050
Decoration
Place of birth Dervaig Mull
Date of death 4 May 1917
Theatre of death At Sea
Cause of death Died
SNWM roll THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Unit name Unknown Unit attached to THE HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
Other detail 7th Bn. (T.).

SDGW - Born/lived Dervaig; enlisted Glasgow.
7th (Blythswood) Battalion (Territorial).

Army register of soldier's backpay and War Gratuity records sisters Catherine and Katie; brothers Hector and Donald.
Peter McLean, 1/7th.Bn. H.L.I., Pte. 39050.

1901 Census Argylls., Kilninian & Kilmore, Dervaig, recorded (transcription):- Peter MacLean (3), son, born K&K; John MacLean (50), General Merchant, born K&K; Ellen MacLean (36), Housekeeper, Wife, born K&K; siblings.


CWGC - McLean, P.
Rank: Private.
Service No: 39050.
Date of Death: 04/05/1917. (Died at sea.)
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 1st Bn.
Grave Reference:
Cemetery: GIENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:

S.S. Transylvania was torpedoed by U-63 while transporting troops from Marseille to Alexandria, Egypt. She sank with the loss of 412 lives. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Transylvania_%281914%29
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