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    Thank you Peter, Korea springs to mind, and...

    Thank you Peter,

    Korea springs to mind, and you may very well be right, however, I am not quite sure that Korea was the emergency in question.

    My reasons for doubt are:

    1. NATO, which I...
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    This man was an ancestral relative as were a lot...

    This man was an ancestral relative as were a lot of the people he mentions. Thanks.

    Thanks again to you Sue, you have tapped a great lead there.

    Mutley, who are the ‘we’ you refer to, and do...
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    The 1st Royals could be the 1st Battallion The...

    The 1st Royals could be the 1st Battallion The Royal Scots. Up to 1881 they were known as the First, or the Royal Regiment of Foot.

    In 1860 they embarked for service in China. This would have...
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    There were 6 or 7 generations of Dukes of...

    There were 6 or 7 generations of Dukes of Sutherlands who presumably held lands in that fair county. The infamous Duchess was wife of the 1st Duke.

    It would be fair to suppose that they all...
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    The Duke of Sutherland

    I am trying to look into the history of the Duke's Factors. Any leads please?

    Regards,
    Crofter.
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    US Merchant Fleet

    I wonder if anyone with knowledge of the US Navy could let me know whether or not civilian vessels with civilian crews were involved in service and supply duties alongside the Navy in the Pacific...
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    US Naval Operations

    Sometime in the 1950's a US Naval Fleet was supposed to take part in Naval Exercises off the North coast of Scotland but was diverted to deal with an "emergency" somewhere else in the world.

    Can...
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    Royal Highlanders

    Could anyone give a brief outline of Gordons and the Highland Regiment during WW1?

    I have a few details of an Uncle who served with those Regiments. He joined the Gordons and then transferred. ...
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    Hello Christine, Apologies for delay in...

    Hello Christine,

    Apologies for delay in replying to your posting, only just come across it.
    To answer your query, your missing pictures are:

    Second from bottom row: Pte Albert Halton...
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    Thank you all for quick response, Your link,...

    Thank you all for quick response,

    Your link, Peter, was particularly helpful as it has a list of all an board when she sank, along with addresses and where buried.

    Most efficient, I'm...
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    HMS Iolaire

    Can anyone tell me where the officers of the Iolaire were buried. Was it in Stornoway?

    Thank you, C
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    Hello again V, Following on from Christine's...

    Hello again V,

    Following on from Christine's inspired tip here are the names of some of the major land owning families of R&C in the early 1600s. Perhaps you might come across one of the names in...
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    Thanks Geoffers. I have been searching by the...

    Thanks Geoffers.

    I have been searching by the name. I'm afraid thats as far as my knowledge of navigating that site goes.
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    Thanks Finbar, A very interesting website and...

    Thanks Finbar,

    A very interesting website and some good links. A lot to take in. Another diversion, should keep me busy for months.

    Thank you too Lesley,

    I agree its going back a wee bit...
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    Hello again, Your posting dated 16-11-2008...

    Hello again,

    Your posting dated 16-11-2008 suggests that your ancestors left R & C for Devon in the early to mid 1600s and not 1800s as previously suggested.

    This would present a whole lot of...
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    Thank you for that Elwyn, Protecting heaven...

    Thank you for that Elwyn,

    Protecting heaven eh? He'd feel at home there then.

    Where is the best place to find details of early church buildings in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland?
    ...
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    Hebridean Churches

    There is a church ruin in North Tolsta, Western Isles. called St. Michael. who was he?, where did he come from?
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    Hello Vanessa, Being relatively new to this...

    Hello Vanessa,

    Being relatively new to this Forum, just over two weeks, I have just come across your posting re Ross & Cromarty.

    Ross & Cromarty covers a huge swathe of the Highlands stretching...
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    Thank you Geoffers and Lesley for your input. ...

    Thank you Geoffers and Lesley for your input.

    I have tried and better tried searching TNA and NAS with no luck. Always the same answer - No Results.

    The 72nd Foot linked with the 78th Foot in...
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    Thanks ChristineR, I was refering to World War...

    Thanks ChristineR,

    I was refering to World War 2, sorry for not making that clear.

    Angus and his wife are sadly no longer with us. They had one son who is also sadly deceased.

    Anything on...
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    Hello Sama, Just come across your thread. ...

    Hello Sama,

    Just come across your thread.

    For any information on the Isle of Harris you could do no better than to contact William M Lawson. His website is;....... www.BillLawson.com

    What...
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    THE SEAFORTH MILITIA

    My grandfather, Donald MacIver, served with the Seaforth Militia around 1900.

    Any ideas on where I could get more information on this. Over 20 men from my home village of North Tolsta volunteered...
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    Angus Maciver, from Scotland to New Zealand

    Hello there Down Under,

    Looking for any information on my uncle, Angus Maciver.

    Originally from 28 North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Served RNR during the war. He was involved in Special...
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    Thanks again Procat, I subscribe to Ancestry...

    Thanks again Procat,

    I subscribe to Ancestry but they have not been forthcoming on this particular occasion.

    Regards, Donald.
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    Thank You Aislin, you are definitely on the...

    Thank You Aislin, you are definitely on the right track here.

    Hector was indeed born at No. 28 Tolsta, and he was known as Mac Aonghais Eachainn. What became of the family after Carolina is the...
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