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Kilmore Cemetery, Isle Of Mull

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:13 am    Post subject: Kilmore Cemetery, Isle Of Mull Reply with quote

Kilmore Cemetery
Dervaig - Island of Mull

The small old graveyard is situated on the B8073 on the hillside above Dervaig.

There are seven 1939-1945 War burials of which five are unidentified seamen of the Merchant Navy, the other two are identified by CWGC.

Names of those commemorated or buried here:

CAMPBELL, JOHN
DAVIES, WILLIAM DAVID
GILLIES, ANGUS


Information and photos originally posted on the Scottish War Graves Project by Jim McGinlay


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAVIES, WILLIAM DAVID

Rank:Able Seaman
Date of Death:02/09/1940
Age:40
Regiment/Service:Merchant Navy S.S. Bibury (London)
Grave Reference:
Cemetery:KILMORE CEMETERY, ISLE OF MULL

More information on S.S. Bibury may be viewed here:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andrew.etherington/1940/09/02.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GILLIES, ANGUS

Rank:Private
Service No:1703542
Date of Death:14/04/1944
Age:37
Regiment/Service:Pioneer Corps
Grave Reference:
Cemetery:KILMORE CEMETERY, ISLE OF MULL
Additional Information:Son of Hugh and Sarah Gillies, of Tobermory, Isle of Mull,.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UNKNOWN SAILORS
'A SAILOR OF THE 1939 - 1945 WAR'
MERCHANT NAVY

There is a group of four graves bearing the above inscription of various dates:
21st August 1940
15th September 1940
12th October 1940
18th October 1940

There is a fifth unknown grave wich we do not have a photograph of.

JIMMCGINLAY wrote:
Considering the span of these dates over which the bodies were recovered I wonder if these were shipmates of Able Seaman Davies (see above) of S.S. Bibury, or crewmembers of S.S. Thornlea. Both vessels were travelling in the same convoy OB205 which dispersed on 30th August 1940. The two vessels remained together and were torpedoed by U46 on 2nd September 1940 off the West coast of Ireland, 55.41N 14.30W. The S.S. Thornlea however only lost three crewmen, the rest being rescued by the Canadian Destroyer H.M.C.S. Skeena, and the Norwegian S.S. Hild.


There are more unidentified Merchant Seamen who were recovered over the same period of time in 1940 buried in the graveyard at Iona, which may be viewed here:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=75093#75093




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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corporal John Campbell
Late 79th Cameron Highlanders and 92nd Gordon Highlanders
Died at Dervaig 26th September 1912, aged 80 years

Fought at Sebastopol, Alma, Balaklava and Indian Mutiny

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