Friday, 11 November 2016

Remembrance Day

The body of Trooper Norman King of the Warwickshire Yeomanry was washed ashore on West Ardnamurchan in 1940. He's buried in St Comghan's graveyard, in the newer part behind the church. His story is told in a series of blog entries - link here.

Lance Corporal GG MacLennan of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders is also buried in St Comghan's.

Flight Lieutenant Arthur John Woodgate of the New Zealand air force was killed when his Hawker Hurricane flew into the north face of Druim na Gearr Leacainn in appalling weather in February 1944. A cairn - visible at bottom right of this picture - was raised in his memory....
....and has a cross made of copper tubing from the remains of his 'plane. On the slopes of Beinn na Seilg, on the other side of the lochans, there's a plaque bolted to a rock which commemorates both Woodgate and another pilot in his flight who crashed and was killed on Coll. Flight Lieutenant Woodgate is buried in Troon cemetery - more about him here.


  1. Thank you Jon. We must never forget them.

  2. thank you for these Remembrances, Jon. When we visited Rev Ian Macdonald's place of rest in September we were surprised who many war graves there are in that little cemetery.

  3. My father, George MacLennan, was captured near St. Valery-en-Caux where the 51st Highland Division surrendered in 1940, at the fall of France. He was a prisoner-of-war for five years. At the end of the war, he was hospitalised first in England and then in Scotland for over a year, returning to Kilchoan and Glenborrowdale for a few weeks before he died. He was buried on the 11th of November 1946.
    Barbara MacLennan