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Kildonan, Isle of Arran

 
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john hendry



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:25 am    Post subject: Kildonan, Isle of Arran Reply with quote

I have a photo which shows this to be an unusual WM: a tablet attached to a roadside boulder.

Kildonan is a township south of Whiting Bay. A minor rd off the main rd drops dpwn to the coast. Grid ref old 1" OS map is 033 208.

The names on it are
L/Cpl T Sprowle, Argylls; Pte J McBride, J A McDonald and D Cumming, RH (Black Watch?); J Forrest and S Storrie, RSF.

Inscription reads "In lasting memory of those who fell in the Great War 1914-18".

This district is in the parish of Kilmory; there is another WM 9 miles west but these names are not on it: see my post under Sliddery.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very unusual memorial indeed.

Photograph courtesy of John Hendry:


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john hendry



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Typo on the first name: it is Sprowle.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have a closeup of the names on this memorial?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref No 10193

OS Map Ref NS 035 208
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Kildonan Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:46 am    Post subject: Kildonan Memorial - J A McDonald Reply with quote

CWGC Information

Name: McDONALD
First names: John Archibald
Rank: Private
Regiment: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit: 10th Bn
Age: 24
Date of Death: 23/08/1918
Service no: 22532
Additional information: Son of Donald MDonald, of Springfield, West Bennan, Arran
Grave reference: V. F. 8
Cemetery: HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES

The Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald war and intimations databases have entries for John which confirm the family lived at West Bennan and his sisters were Dolly and Katie MacDonald

John's service record shows his occupation as ploughman

The name is shown as both McDonald and MacDonald in the A&S Herald
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