Tag Archives: soldiers

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2017.8.4

Photocopies of three airmail letters between brothers Angus (Gus) and Alasdair (Ali) McLellan, and to their mother Mrs R McLellan, Linlithgow, dated March 1943 and December 1944. Angus served with RAF Ceylon, while Ali served with the Hussars. The letter dated 20/3/1943 from Ali to his mother mentions Charles MacLean of Cornaig, who went missing in action: “Has Mrs MacLean heard any more news about Charles or is he still missing? She must be very upset over it all. How is his father taking the news?” The letters were found by the Findlaters in the old School House in Scarinish.

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2017.34.1

Black & white photograph of six brothers in Canadian army uniform during WWI. Their parents emigrated to Brock Township, Ontario, Canada from Ruaig in the mid-1800s. The photograph is from the book ‘Green Pastures of Old Brock’.

2016.44.3

Book extract ‘The Sea Power of the Western Isles of Scotland in the late Medieval Period’ by David Caldwell, 2015, about the struggle for domination of the isles between Somerled and the Kings of the Isles based on the Isle of Man, during the 14th and 15th centuries. Topics covered are the ships, galleys and birlinns used to patrol the islands, the extent of the island kingdom, the warriors, and the social, legal and political management of the kingdom.

2009.89.5

Photograph of a bronze plaque commemorating Private Hugh Lamont of Balemartine (1897-1917), and inscribed with the words “He died for freedom and honour”.

2009.89.5

These round commemorative plaques, measuring about 11.5 cm in diameter, were given to the next of kin of men and women who died in the Great War, WWI, 1914-1918. They were accompanied by a commemorative scroll (see 2009.89.2).

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