One of the ceramic red poppies from the display of 888,246 from the Tower of London in 2014 commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war. Each represented one British or colonial life lost. Bought and donated by Greta Travers who was posted to Tiree as a WAAF in 1945, during the second world war. The poppy was placed in the ground in front of the RAF Halifax memorial at Tiree’s airport for a while during 2015. See also 2017.12.2
Black and white postcard photograph of a wooden cross in a WWI graveyard with the inscription “In memory of 1046 Pte. H. McDonald, A. COY., 15th HLI., died of wounds 26-8-16”. From a collection of photographs from Mannal House.
Black & white portrait photograph on a postcard, of a soldier in uniform during WWI. On the reverse it reads “To Auntie Katie from Jack I am send you to difernt ones I thought you might like to see him in full uniform he has gone to the front from Annie Campbell”. From a collection of photographs from Mannal House. The soldier may be Private H. MacDonald, who died in action in 1916.
Collection of 29 black & white photographs and postcards retrieved from Mannal House featuring members of the MacDonald family, Catherine Campbell, Annie Campbell, Private H MacDonald, and their relations, around 1900-1930s. Some of these photos are catalogued individually (2015.40.6 – 2015.40.23).
Black & white photograph of a bi-plane named the ‘Tirisdeach’, which was funded by the “war savings of the natives of Tiree” during WWI. Found in Mannal House, the former home of Margaret (Meeta) MacDonald.
Handwritten letter from Gerald Stock dated 10/2/98, concerning Duncan MacLean who was killed during a German U-boat attack on the SS Scottish Monarch in WWI, and whose parents lived at Gott. Mr Stock was put in touch with Les Crawte, Milton, who produced the Tiree Roll of Honour.
DVD of TV programme Cairdeas Cogaidh in Gaelic and English, featuring Prof. Donald Meek documenting the life and death of his relative, John MacDonald of Caoles, and John ‘Jock’ Stewart who served with John MacDonald in France when John was killed in action in 1917. Donald begins with papers kept in his family’s home in Caoles for 100 years, then travels to John’s grave in France, and on to Africa where Jock lived and worked as a vet.