Silver pin badge issued to servicemen given an honourable discharge from active duty during WWI. Worn by injured servicemen on the the right breast to prevent abuse from members of the public if their injuried were not obvious. Bears the Royal monogram and the words “For King and Empire, Services Rendered”.
Silver and blue enamel Admiralty lapel badge given to essential shipyard workers during WWI. Bears a silver crown and the words “On war service, 1914”. On the reverse are stamped the numbers 12485, suggesting that it was numbered after 1916.
WWII sea mine discovered under gravel on the Sandaig shore in August 2016. Visible are the locations of the detonation horns and the hole where a time-sensitive self-destruct mechanism was installed. Hundreds of pebbles and shells are fused onto its surface. Tens of thousands of similar mines were laid around the Hebrides and the North Sea during the first and second world wars.
Black & white portrait photograph of machinist Thomas MacKinnon, son of Archibald MacKinnon, Vaul, who emigrated to Australia in 1876. Thomas is 32 years old in the photograph and living in Balmain, New South Wales. He enlisted in the army in 1916, joining the 12th Light Horse Regiment in Egypt. He returned to Australia in 1919.
Black & white photograph of a soldier in Highland uniform posing somewhere on the mainland in 1918. Found in a collection of photographs connected to Marion MacLeod, Sandaig. On the reverse is written “With all good wishes from very sincerely yours, A Mortimer-Scott ‘Shanghai Sam’, Dunbar 18/8/18”.
Collection of 42 scanned black & white photographs of people and places connected to Marion MacLeod, Port Mor, Sandaig. Most are portraits of un-named adults and children, with others of soldiers in uniform, crofters at work, and houses in Sandaig. A selection are catalogued separately: see 2019.81.2 – 10