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Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

COWAN, DONALD

Rank:Private
Service No:10417
Date of Death:26/07/1917
Age:37
Regiment/Service:Honourable Artillery Company 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: II. H. 7.
Cemetery:MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY
Additional Information:Son of Charles and Catherine Cowan, of Perthshire; husband of Jessie A. Cowan, of 2, Allison Rd., Hornsey, London.

COWAN, ARCHIEBALD

Rank:Private
Service No:9767
Date of Death:10/04/1917
Age:27
Regiment/Service:Royal Army Medical Corps attd. H.M.H.S. "Salta."
Grave Reference: "Salta" Memorial.
Cemetery:STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE
Additional Information:Son of Charles and Catherine Cowan, of Stronmilchan, Dalmally, Argyllshire.



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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ELLARD, Richard
Company Sergeant Major, Royal Artillery

I am unable to read the rest of the inscription.






And a Gunner's badge canon

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FORBES, ROBERT STRUTHERS

Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:24/04/1917
Age:23
Regiment/Service:Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: VIII. C. 7.
Cemetery:GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of James Douglas Forbes and Elizabeth Gilmour Allan Struthers Forbes, of Albert Villa, Oban, Argyll.





And a very nice Argylls badge

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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two sons are commemorated on one cross. Both boys have no known grave and are commemorated on CWGC memorials. I don't know if the parents David Douglas Forbes or Jeanie Menzies Forbes were buried here later?

FORBES, ROBERT
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 14842
Additional information: Son of David Douglas Forbes, of "Glenara", Oban, Argyll.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10 to 13.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

FORBES, DAVID MENZIES
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/04/1918
Service No: 350698
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Douglas Forbes, of "Glenara", Oban, Argyllshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 9.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL



This stone has a very nice detail of a Lee Enfield rifle. It has been damaged slightly.





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