Tag Archives: soldiers

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2020.1.64

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.

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2020.1.51

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.

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2020.1.50

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.

2020.1.49

Four photographs of Charles McLean (1894-1923), youngest son of Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald, Kenovay, taken in around 1914-1920. Charles died at the age of 28 after being gassed on the Somme during WW1. Top left: Charles in the uniform of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, with his brothers Hector McLean (left) and Donald Archibald McLean (right). Top right: Charles (seated left) and two fellow patients in their ‘hospital blues’ uniforms. Lower left: Charles (standing 3rd from right, wearing Glengarry hat) and other patients and staff at the Army Hosptial. Lower right: Charles (seated left) in around 1914(?). Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.48

Black & white portrait photograph of Charles McLean (1894-1923), youngest son of Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald, Kenovay, taken in around 1910. Charles was a Royal Engineer in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders during WW1. He was gassed at the Somme and, though treated in an army hospital at Glengarry, died at the age of 28. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.37

Four photographs of the family of Mary McLean (b. 1876) and her husband Alexander Walker. Mary was the daughter of Lachlan MacLean (1836-1921) and Mary MacDonald (1852-1920), Kenovay. Top left (L-R) James Walker (son of Mary), Mary Black (daughter of Donald McLean, Druimfroaich, Kenovay, and Johann Campbell), Donald Archibald MacLean (brother of Mary), and Mary McLean Walker, seated, in around 1940. Top right: Mary’s daughter’s Maisie/Mary and Grace in around 1925. Middle: Mary’s children (L-R) Grace, James, Maisie/Mary, Sandy/Alexander in around 1923. Bottom: Mary’s sons James and Sandy in around 1943. They joined the Border Regiment and served in Burma. Also a handwritten note to “Rena” on her birthday, from “Uncle Sandy and Aunty Mary”. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2019.100.2

Silver pin badge issued to servicemen who were given an honourable discharge from active duty during WWI. Worn by injured servicemen to prevent abuse from members of the public if their injuries were not obvious. Bears the Royal monogram and the words “For King and Empire, Services Rendered”.

2019.79.3

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.

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