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Killunaig Cemetery & Graveyard, Isle of Coll

 
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FortyTwa



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Killunaig Cemetery & Graveyard, Isle of Coll Reply with quote

These two sites are adjacent to each other on the stunning and remote north west coast of the Isle of Coll.

Cemetery: KILLUNAIG GRAVEYARD, ISLE OF COLL
Country: United Kingdom
Locality: Argyllshire
Historical Information: Killunaig Graveyard, Isle of Coll, adjoins Killunaig Cemetery on the north-western coastal road from Arinagour to Sorisdale. Here are buried two seamen of the British Merchant Navy, one of whom is unidentified, and a Greek Merchant Navy seaman, who all died during the 1939-1945 war.
No. of Identified Casualties: 2

Cemetery: KILLUNAIG CEMETERY, ISLE OF COLL
Country: United Kingdom
Locality: Argyllshire
Historical Information: This cemetery is an extension of Killunaig Graveyard. It contains the graves of four unidentified seamen of the Merchant Navy.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Name: PONTUS, KARL
Initials: K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Scullion
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Arandora Star (London)
Age: 22
Date of Death: 02/07/1940
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: N. W. Corner. Coll. grave 1.
Cemetery: KILLUNAIG GRAVEYARD, ISLE OF COLL
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Greek Merchant Navy officer - anyone able to take a stab at anglicising his name or translating the dedication?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The four unknown WW2 Merchant Navy seamen in the cemetery







And the unknown WW2 Merchant Navy seaman in the graveyard, between Karl Pontus and the Greek officer



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a war grave as such but that of a woman widowed in both WW1 and WW2 - her first husband lost at sea along with the rest of the crew of the Clyde-built submarine E47 and her second shot by his Japanese captors.

And, piling irony upon irony, note that she died on Remembrance Sunday, 1965






Name: CARRE, EDWARD CAMBRIDGE
Initials: E C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M. S/M. "E47."
Date of Death: 20/08/1917
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 24.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Name: STEWART, HENRY WILLIAM MONCRIEFF
Initials: H W M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: Middlesex Regiment
Unit Text: Cdg. 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 21/10/1942
Service No: 9005
Awards: O B E, M C
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Brit. Sec. C. D. 4.
Cemetery: YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a family stonecommorating former RFC Pilot Officer William Lindsay McGregor Bsc (Hons) who died in Dundee in 1971



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FortyTwa wrote:
Greek Merchant Navy officer - anyone able to take a stab at anglicising his name or translating the dedication?


By typing the characters into word as Α ΜΠΟΥΚΟΥΒΑΛΑΣ and then copying it into Google I think his name translates to A. Boukouvalas

The inscription looks like ΑΝΔΡΩΝ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΩΝ ΠΑΣΑ ΓΗ ΤΑΦΟΣ which can be translated to "The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men" and seems to be a common inscription on Greek war graves and memorials.

It is taken from a speech given in 431 BC by Pericles (according to Thucydides). This is another version giving more of the speech. I'm sure there are many ways to translate an ancient Greek text so you can find several variations of the words on the internet.

"The whole earth is the sepulchre of famous men; they are honoured not only by columns and inscriptions in their own land, but in foreign nations on memorials graven not on stone but in the hearts and minds of men."

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