1998.156.16

Captain Archibald Lamont from Ruaig and his wife Mary

Photograph of Captain Archibald Lamont from Ruaig and his wife Mary (Mairi a’ Ghreusaiche) from Vaul.

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Courtesy of Mrs Anneen Black

Archibald Lamont, along with a number of other Master Mariners from Tiree, served in the Royal Naval Reserve during World War I. During the campaign in the Dardanelles, he was in command of the S.S. ‘Asteria’ and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

The DSC is awarded to Royal Navy personnel in recognition of ‘…gallantry during active operations against the enemy.’ The citation stated that Captain Lamont ‘has frequently experienced heavy shell-fire alongside the pier at Cape Hellas during which he has coolly superintended the unloading of his ship.’

Archibald survived the war but died on board his ship after the Armistice was signed. He is buried in Constantinople.

Black and white photograph of Captain Archibald Lamont from Ruaig and his wife Mary.

Captain Archibald Lamont from Ruaig and his wife Mary (Mairi a` Ghreusaiche) from Vaul. Archibald Lamont, along with a number of other Master Mariners from Tiree, served in the Royal Naval Reserve during World War I. During the campaign in the Dardanelles, he was in command of the S.S. `Asteria` and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.The DSC is awarded to Royal Navy personnel in recognition of `.gallantry during active operations against the enemy.` The citation stated that Captain Lamont `has frequently experienced heavy shell-fire alongside the pier at Cape Hellas during which he has coolly superintended the unloading of his ship.` Archibald survived the war but died on board his ship after the Armistice was signed. He is buried in Constantinople/Istanbul.

Object Details

Other Number: Q17
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – Q1-99
Current Location: normal location

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