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DUROR & KENTALLEN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Les Horn 2005

The Duror & Kentallen War Memorial is in the form of a wheeled cross on a tapered pillar standing on a plinth. The names for World War 1 run down the tapered column to the plinth on which is written the inscription. An additional stone has been added at the base of the memorial for those who died in World War 2. The names are listed as forename, surname, rank and Regiment or service.

Photograph Copyright © Les Horn 2006

EMAR CHUIMHNEACHAN
AIR NA SEOID NACH TILL

1914 - 1918

BEATON

Donald

Private 238006, "D" Compoany, 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died of wounds 24th April 1917. Aged 36. Born Ardsheal, enlisted Stirling. Son of John and Catherine Beaton, of Lower Ardtun, Bunessan, Mull; husband of Catherine MacColl Beaton, of Ardsheal, Kentallen, Argyll. Formerly 5169, Pricness Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 6.

BLACK

Duncan

Bombardier 1085, Argyll Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in Mlata 28th September 1915. Born Lismore and Appin, Oban, enlisted Oban. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot B. Row XV. Grave 1.

BRAID

George

Private 7215, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 11th May 1916. Born Ladybank, Fifeshire, enlisted Dundee. Buried in ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 32.

CAMPBELL

Cuthbert

Private, Lovat Scouts probably Andrew Cubson CAMPBELL, Private 2649, 2nd/1st Battalion, Lovat Scouts. Died in United Kingdom 11th February 1915. Aged 19. Born Appin, enlisted Ballachulish, resident Duror. Son of James Campbell, of Keil, Duror. Argyll. Buried in KIMBOLTON CEMETERY, Kimbolton, Bedfordshire. Plot/Row/Section Q. Grave 8.

MacGREGOR

Robert John

[Spelt McGREGOR on SDGW, memorial states 4th Battalion] Lance Sergeant 200044, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 12th October 1917. Aged 24. Born Appin, Ballachulish, enlisted Kingussie, Invernessshire, resident Appin. Son of Christina Macgregor, of "Craigroyston," Duror, Oban, and the late Robert Macgregor. Went overseas with the 1st/4th Bn. in 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 136 to 138.

MARTIN

Charles

Private, Black Watch - the only posisble is Private S/16570, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 18th April 1918. Aged 35. Born and enlisted Perth. Husband of Mary Martin, of 8, Foundry Lane, Perth. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 78 to 83.

MARTIN

Donald

Lance Corporal 301312, 1st/8th Battalion, Princess Lousie's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 20th September 1917. Aged 24. Born Raasay, Invernessshire, enlisted Dunoon, resident Taynuilt. Son of John and Mary Martin, of New Buildings, Quarries, Taynuilt, Argyll. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 141 to 143 and 162.

McCALLUM

Robert

Private 1916, 1st/8th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 13th November 1916. Aged 31. Born and resident Kentallen, enlisted Dunoon. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. McCallum, of Kentallen, Oban, Argyll. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 20.

McCOLL

Dugald

[Listed as MacCOLL on CWGC] Lance Corporal 301311, 1st/8th Battalion, Princess Lousie's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). Died 20th September 1917. Born Archalton, enlisted Dunoon, resident Duror. Son of Angus and Elizabeth MacColl, of Greenlake, Duror, Oban. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 141 to 143 and 162.

McINNES

Allan

[Listed as Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 16373, 7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 26th September 1915. Aged 21. Born Duror, enlisted Glasgow, resident Kilbrandon, Oban. Son of Donald and Mary McInnes, of Torloisk, Salen Aros, Mull, Argyllshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 46 to 49.

McINNES

John

Private M2/049118, 176th Company (Motor Transport), Royal Army Service Corps attached 12th Ammunition Sub Park. Killed in action 11th January 1916. Born Appin, enlisted London, resident Kentallarn. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 62.

McMILLAN

Ewen Alexander aka Hugh

[Although born Ewen Alexander he was known as Hugh] Corporal 140146, 5th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops. In hospital at Etaples 4 June 1916 having been wounded in the right arm; then in the First Western General Hospital, Liverpool, with a thigh wound 30 September 1916; finally killed in action 6 October 1917. Born 14 November 1881 in Duror. Son of John (tailor) and Bessy (nee McColl) McMillan. Married Agnes McCabe in Glasgow in 1904. A Railway Porter before the war. Attested in Toronto 30 July 1915, a married man, aged 34 years 8 months, height feet 5½ inches, chest 34½ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Buried at VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. PLot VII. Row H. Grave 1. National Archives of Canada Accessions Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7114 - 52

NEWTON

James

Lance Corporal DM2/169368, "D" Siege Park, Motor Transport, Royal Army Service Corps attached to IV Corps Heavy Artillery. Died of wounds 20th October 1918. Born and resident Duror, enlisted Oban. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot XIV. Row A. Grave 3.

ROBERTSON

William

D.C. St; Sergt 3rd M.C.C. - No further information currently available

SALMINE

William Noel

Private S/41514, 4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of ALbany's). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 19. Born Ardsheal, enlisted Stirling. Son of John and Margaret Salmine, of River Bank, Connel, Argyllshire. Formerly TR/1/1930, Training Reserve and 23098 [39098 on CWGC], Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

STEWART

Bertrand

Captain, West Kent Yeomanry (Queen's Own). Killed in action 13th September 1914. Aged 42. Son of Charles and Eva Stewart, of Achara, Argyllshire; husband of Daphne Priaulx Stewart, of Queen's Gate Gardens, London. Buried in BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 3.

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THEY DIED THAT
WE MIGHT LIVE
"YE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT
THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN"
ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF DUROR AND KENTALLEN
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THEIR FALLEN HEROES

 

1939 - 1945

WOOD

Alexander

Lt., R.N.V.R. Lost At Sea. Born in Ballachulish 24th January 1894. Son of William and Catharine (nee Reid) Wood. Brother of Donald Campbell Wood (below), uncle of Donald Allan (below).

WOOD

Donald Allan born John Allan

[Born John Allan but the memorial has him as Donald Allan] Petty Officer P/JX 141760, H.M.S. "Cossack", Royal Navy. Lost at sea when his ship was torpedoed when on convoy duty west of Gibraltar 23 October 1941. Aged 22. Born 27 February 1919 in Kinghorn, Fife. Son of George and Kathryn McKinness Wood; husband of Alice Wood, of Rawmarsh, Yorkshire. Nephew of Alexander (above) and Doanld (below). By 1923 the family had moved to Kentallen, and John and his siblings were brought up there. His widow Alice (nee Twigg) was living in Rawmarsh, Rotherham, probably with her parents, at the time of his death; they had married there in 1940. No known grave. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 46, Column 3.

WOOD

Donald Campbell

Fourth Engineer Officer, S.S. North Devon (Newcastle), Merchant Navy. Died 6th July 1941. Aged 51. Born in Ballachulish on 12th January 1890, and was brought up at Arsheal Lodge, Duror. Son of William and Catharine (nee Reid) Wood; husband of Susan Wood, of Edinburgh. Brother of Alexander Wood (above). His address was still Ardsheal Lodge in 1922, when he was an officer on the Ocean Steamship Co. Ltd ship "Telemachus", sailing from Shanghai to Liverpool. Buried in SCARTHO ROAD CEMETERY, GRIMSBY, Lincolnshire. Section 116. Row F. Grave 6.

Last updated 30 November, 2018

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