Tag Archives: national wars

2014.69.1

Information about Henry Lamont, who is thought to be the first person with Tiree connections to be killed during WW1.

Geneological information and correspondence about Henry Lamont (Eanruig MacCuaig MacLaomainn) born in 1888 on Islay, whose father John Lamont was born on Tiree:

Henry Lamont born 18th April 1888, Port Ellen Kildalton, Islay – Father John Lamont, Shoemaker; Mother Margaret MacCuaig. John and Margaret (Maggie) were married on 15th July 1881 in Glasgow. On the marriage certificate, John Lamont is recorded as living at 129 Blackburn St., Plantation. Maggie MacCuaig is recorded as Domestic Servant at the same address.

In the 1881 census, which was taken a few months prior to the marriage, John Lamont is recorded as a boarder living at 129 Blackburn St., Plantation (the same address as when married), who was born on Tyree.

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2008.26.1

Black and white photograph of rescue of a Swordfish crew in June 1944.

The rescue of a two-man Fairey Swordfish crew in June 1944 aided by 281 Squadron (Air-sea Rescue) from RAF Tiree. One crew member died later in hospital. Ship H91 is a small convoy escort vessel. Fairey Swordfish carried torpedoes and operated from aircraft carriers.

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2008.26.2

Black and white photograph of donor`s Warwick crew at RAF Tiree.

Warwick crew from 281 Squadron (Air-sea Rescue) at RAF Tiree.
L-R: (back) Sgt Bob Forbes (Wireless Operator & Air Gunner) F/O Johnny Rapp (Pilot), Sgt Pilot George (surname unknown) (2nd Pilot, Canadian Royal Air Force) Sgt Leo Crowther (W/O & A/G), (front) Ernest Haller (W/O & A/G), Pilot Officer Ces Hyde (Observer/Navigator)

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2008.24.1

Black and white photograph of Warrant Officer William Arthur Graham.

Warrant Officer William Arthur Graham who was killed when two Halifax aircraft collided in mid-air over Tiree airfield on 16th August 1944. William, who was twenty-one when he died, was in the Royal Australian Air Force. He was the son of William and Rose Graham of Sydney, New South Wales in Australia and husband of Mabel Graham of Preston in England. He is buried in Dalton-upon Furness cemetery.

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