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Ardchattan Churchyard, Achnaba, Lorn

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject: Ardchattan Churchyard, Achnaba, Lorn Reply with quote

Ardchattan Churchyard, Achnaba, Lorn
OS Ref: NM 944 359



There is one CWGC grave.

Interestingly many of the men listed on headstones in this churchyard are not commemorated on the memorials in the church beside it.

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McNICOL, ARCHIBALD
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Age: 40
Date of Death: 12/08/1947
Service No: 161191
Additional information: Son of James Scott McNicol and Catherine McCall McNicol, of Glasgow; husband of Mary Sommerville McNicol, of Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 130.
Cemetery: ACHNABA CHURCHYARD
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I think this Captain Alexander Cameron may be this man:

CAMERON, ALEXANDER
Rank: Second Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Bowling (Glasgow)
Age: 50
Date of Death: between 20/11/1939 and 21/11/1939
Additional information: Son of John and Flora Cameron; husband of Margaret Cameron, of Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 18.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

The other name on the headstone is his wife Margaret Gray died 22nd May 1967.


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This stone is for the Campbell-Prestons who lived just along the Loch at Ardchattan Priory.

The first soldier listed here is Lt Col George Anthony Murray. His date of death on the stone is 1943 but it was actually 1945. He was no relation to the Campbell-Prestons but was the first wife of The Hon. Angela Pearson who was the daughter of Weetman Harold Miller Pearson, 2nd Viscount Cowdray and Agnes Beryl Spencer-Churchill.

MURRAY, GEORGE ANTHONY
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 80 (The Scottish Horse) Medium Regt.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 23/04/1945
Service No: 36824
Awards: O B E, T D
Additional information: Son of Sir George Evelyn Pemberton Murray, K.C.B., and Lady Murray (Muriel Mildred Elizabeth Hope); husband of Angela Murray, of St. John's Wood, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II, F, 19.
Cemetery: ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY

He went to Eton and Oxford so is presumably commemorated at both. They had three children. The eldest became the 10th Duke of Atholl in 1957 and the other children died in infancy.

Angela (Not Angele as on the CWGC entry) Murray married again on 5th June 1950 to Lt Col Robert Campbell-Preston who died on 13th June 1996.

Lt.-Col. Robert Mordan Thorne Campbell-Preston MC TD is buried in this cemetery


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Lieutenant-General Douglas Mackinnon Baillie Hamilton Cochrane, 12th Earl of Dundonald KGB KCVO

Born 29th October 1852 Died 12th April 1935

Served in Nile Expedition
and General Sir Herbert Stewart's Desert March 1884-5
Carried Despatches announcing Gordon's Death
and fall of Khartoum
Commanded Mounted Brigade Natal Army 1899-1900
Relieving Ladysmith 28th Feb 1900
GOC The Canadian Militia 1902-4
Colonel 2nd Life Guards 1907-191
Chairman Admiralty Committee on Smoke Screens 1915





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ANDREWS, JAMES WATT
Rank: Wheeler
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "C" Bty. 242nd Bde
Age: 25
Date of Death: 19/10/1917
Service No: 179299
Additional information: Son of Malcolm and Sarah Andrews, of Rowallan, Ledaig, Argyllshire. Born at Douglas, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXIV. A. 17A.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

Ledaig is near North Connel.


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MACDONALD, DOUGLAS
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 42 Sqdn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 11/05/1942
Service No: 1118837
Additional information: Son of Hugh Macdonald, and of Catherine Macdonald, of Ullapool, Ross and Cromarty.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 88.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL


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MACFARLANE, JOHN
Rank: Staff Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Secondary Regiment: West African Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, R.W.A.F.F.
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 3 W.A. Inf. Bde. Workshops,
Age: 31
Date of Death: 29/05/1944
Service No: 10574046
Additional information: Son of Dugald and Louisa Macfarlane, of Benderloch, Argyllshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 6. D. 2.
Cemetery: CHITTAGONG WAR CEMETERY


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MacGREGOR, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 26/06/1915
Service No: 2385
Additional information: Son of Donald and Jane MacGregor, of Upper Soroba Farm, Oban, Argyll.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panels 24 to 26.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL


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MacKENZIE, KENNETH KEITH STEWART
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 41
Date of Death: 02/04/1945
Service No: 2975808
Additional information: Son of Donald and Jessie MacKenzie, of Ledaig, Argyllshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. B. 17.
Cemetery: DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY


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MacLENNAN, CALMAN
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 06/10/1943
Service No: 88474
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Mary Cambell MacLennan; husband of Mary Helen MacLennan, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 12. C. 32.
Cemetery: EL ALIA CEMETERY



His Son-in-Law

Harry Seddall

Drowned in the Pacific Ocean

4th July 1930

Home is the sailor home from the sea
and the Hunter home from the hill


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McCallum on headstone and MacCallum in CWGC

MacCALLUM, PETER DUNCAN
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 20/04/1918
Service No: S/21506
Additional information: Son of John MacCallum, of Stonefield, Connel, Argyll. Native of Achnacloich, Connel, Argyll.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 32.
Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY

Listed on the Connel War Memorial


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McKERCHER, EWEN KENNEDY
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (Armt. Q.M.S.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Unit Text: 18 Divisional Workshop
Age: 27
Date of Death: 05/02/1942
Service No: 7591412
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. McKercher.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 107.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

Listed on the Ardchattan Roll of Honour


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Alexander Munro died 7th August 1999. Aged 73.

Former Scots Guardsman.
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Photo kindly supplied by John Kennedy.

Name: CAMPBELL, ALISTAIR
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 05/06/1940
Service No: 2982571
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 12.
Cemetery: FRIVILLE-ESCARBOTIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Surname CAMPBELL
Firstname Alistair
Service number 2982571
Date of death 05/06/1940
Decoration
Place of birth Argyllshire
Other
SNWM roll THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (PRINCESS LOUISE'S)
Rank Pte
Theatre of death
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