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Colour photograph of the grave stone of Hector Cameron, Balephuil (1836-1883), who emmigrated to Canada in the early 1860s with his brother Donald Cameron. Hector is buried in Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus, Wellington County, Ontario. Their mother was Catherine Black from Balephuil, who was also the mother of Ann MacLeod. Also named on the gravestone: Effie Cameron (1839-1915), Duncan Cameron (1863-1892), Libby Cameron (1875-1898), Mary Cameron Arnold (1871-1899).



Photograph of a memorial plaque erected on the wall of Kirkapol Cemetery  by the family of Elizabeth Devlin, Australia, in 2015, whose family had Ruaig MacLean ancestory. The people named on the plaque are believed to be related to Donald (The Pilot) MacLean, Ruaig (b. 1727) from the branch of Charles MacLean and Ann MacLeod. Elizabeth Devlin (Leezie Barr) was a foster child of Alexander MacLean and Ann MacLeod who had four children of their own: Mary Ann, Hector and Donald.



Printed email dated April 2015 regarding the burial place of Captain Hector Lamont, Gott (1891-1939), who died on board SS ‘Ormer’ in Egypt in 1939 and was buried “at the British Cemetery at Suez”, which may now form part of the WWII cemetery there.

Extract:A letter from the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company Superintendent in Suez to my Granny Captain Lamont’s wife stated: “Arrangements were made for the funeral which took place from the English Church, where a short service was held. The cortege was followed from the Church to the burial ground by fifty cars carrying the majority of the British Community and local Shell employees.”  I also have a copy of the obituary from the ‘Marine Staff News’ (presumably the above Company). It states: “The funeral took place at the British Cemetery at Suez.”


Collection of 29 black & white photographs and postcards retrieved from Mannal House featuring members of the MacDonald family, Catherine Campbell, Annie Campbell, Private H MacDonald, and their relations, around 1900-1930s. Some of these photos are catalogued individually (2015.40.6 – 2015.40.23).