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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:01 am    Post subject: Kilmartin WW2 Reply with quote

There is a WW2 Plaque inside the Church.
In the spring of 2019 the old Church was closed, and this was moved across the road to the new Church.

WMR 2082 refers.

It reads-

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD AND LOVING/ REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN OF KILMARTIN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF 1939 - 45/ THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/ (NAMES)/ THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM

The 4 names are-

Duncan Leitch Corporal 8th A & SH

Corporal
LEITCH, DUNCAN
Service Number 2981842
Died 23/04/1943
Aged 25
8th Bn.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Son of Donald and Mary Ann Leitch, of Kilmartin, Argyllshire.

Allan Leitch Private 8th A & SH

Private
LEITCH, ALLAN
Service Number 2982533
Died 23/04/1943
Aged 19
8th Bn.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Son of Donald and Mary Ann Leitch, of Kilmartin, Argyllshire.

Duncan McDiarmid Seaman Royal Navy

Ordinary Seaman
MacDIARMID, DUNCAN
Service Number P/JX 286924
Died 15/03/1942
Aged 37
H.M.S. Vortigern.
Royal Navy
Son of Duncan and Jean MacDiarmid; husband of Barbara Lily MacDiarmid. M.A. (Glasgow).


Jack Shaw Corporal Black Watch

Corporal
SHAW, JOHN ARCHIBALD
Service Number 2760423
Died 16/11/1944
Aged 29
5th Bn.
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Son of Archie F. and Flora C. Shaw, of Kilmartin, Argyllshire.
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