Tag Archives: soldiers

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2019.100.2

Silver pin badge issued to servicemen given an honourable discharge from active duty during WWI. Worn by injured servicemen on the the right breast to prevent abuse from members of the public if their injuried 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.

2019.81.1

Collection of 42 scanned black & white photographs of people and places connected to Marion MacLeod, Port Mor, Sandaig. Most are portraits of un-named adults and children, with others of soldiers in uniform, crofters at work, and houses in Sandaig. A selection are catalogued separately: see 2019.81.2 – 10

2018.94.1

Wedding cake postal box and compliments slip found inside a tin box in the wall of Taigh a’ Chontractor, Crossapol, in 2016.

The wedding, held in London on 4 June 1917, was of Kate Matheson Maclennan, mantle saleswoman from Partick, to John Maclean (42), Corporation Clerk and Private in the Royal Highlanders of Canada. The cake box is addressed to Mrs Ann MacDonald, Farmer, Balemartine, Tiree, and stamped 2d. Ann was 66 in the 1911 census (72 at the time of the wedding). Both of Kate’s parents were from Stornoway.

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’.

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