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DRIMNIN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Les Horn 2016

The memorial is to be found on the B849 from Lochaline beside the Ferinish Church of Scotland Church, in Morvern Parish, Lochaber, Scotland. It takes the form of a Celtic cross mounted on grey brick plinth, affixed to which is a dedicatory tablet and the whole has a one stepped base. The memroial is dedicated to the twelve men who gave their lives in World War 1.

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IN MEMORY OF
THOSE FROM THE FERINISH END OF
THE PARISH OF MORVEN WHO DIED
FOR US IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 --- 1918

KILLUNDINE    
FERGUSON James
Serjeant 73848, 42nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 26. Enlisted Manchester, resident Nerven, Argyll. Son of Hugh and Jessie Ann Ferguson. Formerly 3914. Manchester Regiment. awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.
CAMERON Angus
[Listed on memorial as Private, Machine Gun Corps] Private 94892, 5th Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed in action 3 October 1918. Born Morven, Argyllshire, enlisted Dumfries. Formerly 1294, Lanarkshire Yeomanry. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 1.
McKINNON Alex
Private S/20977, 1/5th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 1 August 1918. Born Killundine, enlisted Morvern, resident Drimnin. Buried in OULCHY-LE-CHATEAU CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 9.
GLENMORVERN    
GILLIES Hugh

Deck Storekeeper, SS Echunga (Port Adelaide), Mercantile Marine. Drowned at sea 5 September 1917 when his ship was torpedoed. Aged 30. Born 1887 in Morvern. Son of Donald and Mary Gillies, of South Lodge, Cameron Estate, Dumbarton. Last known address Cameron HOuse, Balloch. No known grave, Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Echunga, built by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co., Ltd., Middlesbrough in 1907 and owned at the time of her loss by Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co., Ltd, was a British tanker of 6285 tons a defensively-armed Australian Merchant ship, requisitioned by the Admiralty. On 5 September 1917, Echunga, en route from Port Arthur, Texas to England with a cargo of fuel oil, was sunk by the German submarine U-52 (Hans Walther), 40 miles N by E of Ushant (Ouessant). Nine personnel were lost. She had been originally built as a cargo ship but was converted to a tanker with cylindrical tanks in holds in 1916.

McARTHUR John
Memorial lists him as Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery - no further information currently available
CAMERON Duncan
Lieutenant, 9th (The Dumbartonshire) Battalion (Territorial), Princess Louise's (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) attached to Base Depot (Camiers), Machine Gun Corps. Died 5 December 1918. Aged 24. Son of Ewen and Jane Bowie Cameron, of 15, Argyll Square, Oban, Argyllshire. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XLV. Row A. Grave 11.
GILLIES William
Private S/17034, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron HIghlanders. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born and resident Morvern, enlisted Larachbeg, Morvern. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 119 to 124.
STEWART John
Private S'th Highlanders
DRIMNIN    
MacDONALD Donald
Private 184078, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 15 August 1917. Aged 26. Born 25 October 1891. Son of Mrs. Isa Macdonald, of The Gardens, Drimnin, Oban, Scotland and the late John MacDonald. Hospital Orderly by trade. Unmarried. Attested 28 December 1915 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada, aged 24 years 2 months, height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 38 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light brown, religious denomination Unitarian. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 3. National Archives of Cnada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6712 - 44
MURDOCH William C Burn
Private, Canadian Infantry
ROBERTSON John
Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
CAMPBELL John
Private, Cameron HIghlanders

HIS NAME SHALL ENDURE FOR EVER

Last updated 21 May, 2016

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