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stuartn



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Acharacle Church WW1 Reply with quote

In Acharacle Church (NGR NM 67549 68350) there is a memorial which WMR have just recorded today as WMR 76368, with a photograph

This is a moulded iron plaque with raised lettering within a Celtic style border on a wooden backboard.

It reads:
TO THE GLORY/OF HIM WHO DIED FOR ALL/AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/THE SOLDIERS & SAILORS/FROM THIS PARISH/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE GREAT WAR
Pte Archibald McPhee Killed 25th June 1917
L-Cpl Allan Cameron Killed 12th Oct 1917
Pte John Cameron Killed 21st Mar 1918
Rgt Sgt Maj Donald Nisbet Killed 19th July 1918
Gunner Donald Stewart Killed 8th Aug 1918
Captain John McGillivray Drowned 13th Sept 1918
Seaman Angus McGillivray Drowned 15th July 1917
Seaman John Cameron Drowned 15th July 1917
Seaman Hugh McPhee Drowned 15th July 1917
Seaman John McLachlan Drowned 2nd December 1917
Seaman John Livingstone Drowned 22nd September 1918


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private
MacPHEE, A
NOTE the different spelling
Service Number 28287
Died 25/06/1917
Aged 38
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
Son of John MacPhee, of Portnairk, Kilchoan, Argyll, Scotland.
Buried Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France

Lance Corporal
CAMERON, ALLAN

Service Number 268730
Died 12/10/1917
Aged 26
8th Bn.
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Son of John and Mary Cameron, of Arivegaig, Acharacle, Argyll.
Buried Poelcapelle British Cemetery, France
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Private
CAMERON, JOHN

MOST LIKELY TO BE
Service Number 105965
Died 21/03/1918
34th Coy.
Machine Gun Corps Infantry
Commemorated Arras Memorial

RSM Donald Nisbet does not seem to be on CWGC

Gunner
STEWART, DONALD

Service Number 58941
Died 08/08/1918
Aged 36
120th Howitzer Bty.
Royal Garrison Artillery
Husband of Christine Stewart, of 33, Combie St., Oban
Buried Vignacourt British Cemetery, France

Able Seaman
McGILLVRAY, ANGUS
NOTE Different spelling
Service Number 705510
Died 15/07/1917
H.M.S. "Redbreast."
Mercantile Marine Reserve
Plymouth Naval Memorial

Able Seaman
CAMERON, JOHN

Service Number 782142
Died 15/07/1917
Aged 22
H.M.S. "Redbreast."
Mercantile Marine Reserve
Plymouth Naval Memorial
Son of John and Flora Cameron, of Ormsaigbeg, Kilchoan, Argyllshire.

Able Seaman
McPHEE, HUGH

Service Number 715370
Died 15/07/1917
Aged 35
H.M.S. "Redbreast."
Mercantile Marine Reserve
Son of Christina McPhee, of Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire, and the late John McPhee
Plymouth Naval Memorial

Able Seaman
McLACHLAN, JOHN DUNCAN

Died 02/12/1917
Aged 25
S.S. "Copeland" (Glasgow)
Mercantile Marine
Son of Jane McLachlan, of Mingary, Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan, Argyll, and the late Archibald McLachlan.
Tower Hill Memorial

Able Seaman
LIVINGSTON, JOHN
Note Different Spelling
Died 22/02/1918
Aged 56
S.S. "Haileybury" (London)
Mercantile Marine
Son of the late Hugh and Annie Livingston; husband of the late Annie Livingston. Born at Ardnamurchan.

Master
McGILVRAY, J
Note Different Spelling
Died 13/09/1918
Aged 60
S.S. "Setter."
Mercantile Marine
Son of Angus and Ellen McGilvray, of Glendryen, Ardnamurhan; husband of Jessie Cameron McGilvray, of 3, Winston Avenue, Glasgow.
Buried Kiell Old Churchyard
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three men from the same area, killed on the same day on the same ship.

Able Seaman
CAMERON, JOHN
Service Number 782142
Died 15/07/1917
Aged 22
H.M.S. "Redbreast."
Mercantile Marine Reserve
Son of John and Flora Cameron, of Ormsaigbeg, Kilchoan, Argyllshire.

Able Seaman
McGILLVRAY, ANGUS (sic)
Service Number 705510
Died 15/07/1917
H.M.S. "Redbreast."
Mercantile Marine Reserve

Able Seaman
McPHEE, HUGH
Service Number 715370
Died 15/07/1917
Aged 35
H.M.S. "Redbreast."
Mercantile Marine Reserve
Son of Christina McPhee, of Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire, and the late John McPhee.

HMS Redbreast was a passenger/cargo ship requisitioned by the British Government during World War I, and used as a messenger ship and antisubmarine Q-ship. She was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UC-38 in the Aegean Sea on 15 July 1917 while on passage from Skyros to the Doro Channel. Forty-two of her crew were killed.


Oops sorry Stuart - a bit of a duplication!
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this your RSM?

Regimental Sergeant Major
NESBIT, DONALD McK.
Service Number 535
Died 19/07/1918
Aged 33
43rd Bn.
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Son of John Alexander Nesbit, of Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan, Argyll, Scotland; husband of Jane MacKenzie Nesbit.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Variant Spellings Reply with quote

Well done on finding RSM Nisbet/Nesbit,

So of 11 names on this memorial, 5 have what could politely be called variant spellings.

This is what often makes research so hard.

In this case the dates of death were an enormous bonus in identifying the correct casualties.

It was worth while of Ken emphasising the point of the huge impact which the loss of 3 men on the same day must have had on this small community.

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