Scanned record sheet issued by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for Private Hector McDonald, Balemartine (1894-1916), who died in battle during WWI, and is remembered in Cambrin Churchyard, France. Hector was the son of Hector and Chistina Campbell McDonald of Balemartine.
Top half of a page from The Illustrated London News, Sept. 11, 1886, showing two engraving plates of scenes from Tiree, one looking west across Gott Bay from Ruaig(?), and the other of a tug of war in Scarinish(?) between sailors and marines who came to quell the ‘land agitation‘ on Tiree.
Hardback book ‘Cul-taic an T-saighdear’ (soldier’s support) by Donald Tulloch MacKay, Free Church minister on Tiree in the late 1800s. Reproduction of an out-of-print original religious manuscript in Gaelic, held in the National Library of Scotland (1935) and Lauriston Castle Library.
Black and white photograph of L-R (back): Peggy MacIntosh, Duncan MacPhee, Morag MacPhee. L-R (front) Henry and Willie MacPhee. The photograph was taken at the back of MacPhee’s house, Staffa View, in Scarinish in around 1942.
Results of research confirming that there is a connection between MacLeans on Tiree and McLeans from Treshnish on Mull. Compiled by genealogist Flo Straker, May 2020.
“The 10th and last Treshnish McLean (the Treshnish family dropped the “a”), born in around 1699, lost Treshnish to the Campbells in 1768. The McLeans of Treshnish were then evicted and dispersed to other parts of Mull, and some records indicate also to Tiree”, Ronald W Collins, USA, 2020.
Sepia portrait photograph of Sam Stevenson, Scarinish, in Highland Light Infantry uniform with two army friends in around 1915. On the reverse, is handwritten ‘Dear Jean, I am yours always, with love, Sam’. Jean (Jane) Campbell and Sam were married in 1914, just before he joined up.
Black & white photograph of Alister McLean (b. 1931), youngest son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in military uniform in Cheshire in 1949. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Click here to view additional photos of Alister in around 1955 and 1990, and a letter from him to his father in Linlithgow in 1964.
Newspaper obituary for Charles McLean (1894-1923), youngest son of Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald, Kenovay. Charles died in hospital at the age of 28 after being gassed at the Somme while serving in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders during WW1. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Royal Engineers shoulder patch belonging to Charles McLean (1894-1923), youngest son of Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald, Kenovay. Charles served in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders at the Somme during WW1. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.