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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:47 pm    Post subject: Clachan, Great War Reply with quote

Clachan - Argyle & Bute, Kintyre District.
UKNIWM ref no: not listed
OS map ref: NR765560


The Clachan war memorial takes the form of a memorial gateway into the cemetery. It is constructed of dressed freestone with some local stone used as decorative infills. It has a carved tympanum featuring a rising sun breaking through clouds in relief and with the inscription below:
GUS AM BRIS AN LA
The gateway is flanked by massive pillars crowned with electric lanterns and the gate is of wrought iron with a small metal celtic galley and mounted warrior riveted to the face.
There are polshed granite commemorative panels set into the face of both pillars listing the names of the WWI dead.






WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Crawford Neil Royal Scots
Kelly Robert Royal Scots Fusiliers
MacAlister Colin Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders
MacCallum Duncan Royal Field Artillery
MacKay William P. Scots Guards
MacKie J. Logan Ayrshire Yeomanry Lieutenant
MacKinlay Archibald Gordon Highlanders
MacKinnon Duncan Scots Guards Lieutenant
MacKinnon William London Scottish Captain
MacLean Neil Canadians Canadian Infantry
MacLeod John Royal Scots Fusiliers
MacPhail Peter Royal Fusiliers
MacTaggart Alexander Ayrshire Yeomanry
Ross Charles Scots Guards
Thomson Malcolm Argyll Mountain Battery
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomson, Malcolm #300721, Gunner From the Dingwall Section, he was the son of Lachlan & Ann Keith Thomson. He died 9 Oct 1918, age 30, and is buried at Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece, 4th Highland Mountain Brigade Ammunition Column )Transferred from the Argyll Mountain Battery, 4th HMB).
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colim MacAlister is buried in the cemetery just behind the memorial gate:

Name: MACALISTER
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/01/1915
Service No: 1719
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: In North-West corner.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:11 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. William P. Mackay, Scots Guards. Reply with quote

Pte. William P. Mackay, Scots Guards.

Also commemorated at the Clydesdale Bank, St. Vincent Place. Glasgow, where he was an employee:-

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=69

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:05 am    Post subject: Archibald McKinlay GH is this the man? Reply with quote

Archibald McKinlay Pte S/7926 8th Gordon Highlanders b N,Knapdale,Argyll e Glasgow Age 32 Killed in Action F&F 16/10/1915 Son of Neil & Margaret McKinlay. Brother of John McKinlay, 1152 Dumbarton Rd; Whiteinch, Glasgow. Short Service. Address: 4 Broomloan Rd, Govan: Occ: Stager. Medals sent to brother John. 16 Pages. Soldiers Effects: Brother: John. Soldiers Will 5 Pages. Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Zillebeke B 127 Plot I Row F Grave 12 Evening Times 11-11-15 Page 3: Photo.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:07 pm    Post subject: WW1 - Pte. Neil H. Maclean, Canadian Infantry. Reply with quote

SNWM - WW1
Surname MacLEAN
Forename Neil
Rank Pte
Service number 737212
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 26 October 1917
Theatre of death Unknown
Cause of death Unknown
SNWM roll CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Unit name 43rd BATTALION, THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA

CWGC - MacLEAN, Neil Houston
Rank:Private.
Service No: 737212.
Date of Death: 26/10/1917. Age: 24.
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 43rd Bn. (Manitoba Regt.)
Panel Reference: Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30. (Bay 28.)
Memorial:YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Mrs. Euphemia MacLean, of Stewartfield, Clachan, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland.
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