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Title: my grandfather donald maclean born on the isle of barra c1898
Post by: compo on Sunday 13 November 11 21:13 GMT (UK)
i am after information on my grandfather donald maclean ,all i know of him is that he was born on the isle of barra in the outer hebrides in approx 1898 and that he was a sailor and was swept overboard in a storm somewhere round the shetland islands probably in the late 1930's i know nothing of the vessel or the exact location , i would love to know how i can go about getting his service record and perhaps a photo of him . id like to know how i can go about getting his death certificate ? would it have been registered on one of the islands ?


thankyou

kevin haram

south wales
Title: Re: my grandfather donald maclean
Post by: AMBLY on Sunday 20 November 11 12:45 GMT (UK)
Hi Kevin

His name is a common one, and his occupation is also - in relation to where he is from.  In order to recognise your Donald, perhaps on a Service Record if a) one existed and b) it survived - it would be good to know a bit more about him

Who his parents are
Who he married & when

I see a Donald McLEAN b Barra abt 1898, in Barra 1901 with parents Roderick & Marion.

There is also a Donald McLEAN b Barra abt 1896 in Barra 1901 with parents Archy & Elizabeth. Or one in 1901, b Barra abt 1900 with parents Hector & Flora.

All  three fall into the "abt 1898" birth time frame.

Cheers
AMBLY
Title: Re: my grandfather donald maclean
Post by: compo on Monday 28 November 11 19:03 GMT (UK)
thankyou very much for your time and trouble , the maclean whos parents were hector and flora sounds most probable as my mother had a sister called flora ?!

again thankyou

compo
Title: Re: my grandfather donald maclean
Post by: Rosinish on Saturday 16 May 15 01:12 BST (UK)
i am after information on my grandfather donald maclean ,all i know of him is that he was born on the isle of barra in the outer hebrides in approx 1898 and that he was a sailor and was swept overboard in a storm somewhere round the shetland islands probably in the late 1930's

Hi Kevin,

In order to progress you would be best order your mother's birth cert. to establish which Donald it is as your grandmother will be on it by her maiden name.

There is also a good site for Barra ............Barra's People - A Genealogical Interest Page

You may well have relatives still there & I'm sure your grandad's fate will have been remembered  ???

Anne Marie
Title: Re: my grandfather donald maclean
Post by: sarah on Monday 18 May 15 11:38 BST (UK)
Hi Ann Marie,

I am sorry but you have replied to a member who sadly we have lost contact with  :'( When we are unable to track alternative email addresses we make a little not underneath the users profile name.

Edit: Done another search and think that I may have found them.....???

Regards

Sarah :)