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Posted: 6 Feb 2003 2:43PM GMT
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Surnames: MCEACHEN MCEACHIN MACKEACHAN MCKEACHIE KEACH KEECH
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Debt of Honour Register
In Memory of

ALEX McEACHEN 

Private
3/5497
5th Bn., Cameron Highlanders

who died on
Sunday 7 November 1915 . Age 24 .

Additional Information: Son of Ronald and Margaret MacEachen, of Liniquie,
Eochar, South Uist, Inverness-shire.
Cemetery: LINIQUIE BURIAL GROUNDInvernesshire, United Kingdom
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In Memory of

ALEXANDER McEACHEN 


who died on
Thursday 13 March 1941 . Age 51 .

Additional Information: of 8 Dudley Drive, Hyndland. Husband of Catherine
McEachen. at 8 Dudley Drive.
Cemetery: CITY OF GLASGOWCivilian War Dead
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In Memory of

ALEXANDER McEACHEN 


who died on
Thursday 13 March 1941 . Age 15 .

Additional Information: of 8 Dudley Drive, Hyndland. Son of Catherine McEachen,
and of Alexander McEachen. at 8 Dudley Drive.
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Cemetery: CITY OF GLASGOWCivilian War Dead
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In Memory of

MARGARET McEACHEN 


who died on
Thursday 13 March 1941 . Age 22 .

Additional Information: of 8 Dudley Drive, Hyndland. Daughter of Catherine
McEachen, and of Alexander McEachen. at 8 Dudley Drive.
Cemetery: CITY OF GLASGOWCivilian War Dead  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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In Memory of

R J McEACHEN 

Private
S/23850
7th Bn., Cameron Highlanders

who died on
Saturday 28 April 1917 . Age 24 .

Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Mary Walker McEachen, of Howbeg,
South Uist, Inverness-shire.
Cemetery: GUEMAPPE BRITISH CEMETERY, WANCOURTPas de Calais, France
Grave or Reference Panel Number: II. C. 9.
Location: Wancourt is a village about 8 kilometres south-east of Arras, and
Guemappe British Cemetery is about 1 kilometre north-east of the village, to the
south of the junction of the roads to Monchy-le-Preux and Guemappe (D34).
Historical Information: Guemappe was captured by British troops on the 23rd and
24th April, 1917, twelve days after Wancourt; lost on the 23rd March, 1918; and
retaken by the Canadian Corps on the following 26th August. Guemappe British
Cemetery was begun by the 15th (Scottish) Division after the capture of
Guemappe, and used until January, 1918, by fighting units. It was severely
damaged by shell-fire in 1918. There are now over 150, 1914-18 war casualties
commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The
cemetery covers (without the access path) an area of 584 square metres and is
enclosed by a rubble
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In Memory of

REBECCA McEACHEN 

Sister
Canadian Army Medical Corps

who died on
Saturday 16 November 1918 . Age 33 .

Additional Information: Daughter of Mrs. McEachen, of Carleton Place, Ont., and
the late John McEachen.
Cemetery: CARLETON PLACE (ST. MARYS) CEMETERYOntario, Canada
Visiting Information: CARLETON PLACE (ST. MARY'S) CEMETERY Index No. CAN. 80
Display Record of Commemoration

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In Memory of

R J McEACHEN 

Driver
90909
156th Field Coy., Royal Engineers

who died on
Thursday 29 June 1916 . Age 20 .

Additional Information: Son of John and Elizabeth Carrie McEachen, of 15,
Harpsden Rd., Henley-on-Thames.
Cemetery: MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONPas de Calais, France
Grave or Reference Panel Number: I. E. 1.
Location: Mazingarbe is a small town located in the Pas de Calais between the
larger town of Lens and Bethune. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery and Extension is
situated adjacent to the Sains-en-Gohelle road from Mazingarbe on the D75, which
can be reached from two major roads, the D932 Arras to Bethune road, and the N43
Lens to Bethune road. There are signposts to the cemetery visible in the centre
of Mazingarbe town and on the D75 road. Access to the cemetery and parking is
best obtained by taking a small side street off the D75. It should be noted that
a one-way system is permanently in operation in Mazingarbe town. The War Graves
will be found in two parts of the Communal Cemetery and, as with all town
cemeteries, opening hours must be observed.
Historical Information: Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension was begun by the
16th (Irish) Division in April, 1916, and was used until October, 1918. There
are now nearly 250, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The
cemetery covers an area of 1,489 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall
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In Memory of

PERCY JAMES McEACHEN 

Private
8/148
Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F.

who died on
Tuesday 13 July 1915 . Age 28 .

Additional Information: Son of John Allen McEachen.
Cemetery: SHRAPNEL VALLEY CEMETERYTurkey
Grave or Reference Panel Number: III. D. 3.
Location: Shrapnel Valley (or Shrapnel Gully) runs from the west side of the
Lone Pine Plateau, behind Maclagan's Ridge, south-westwards to the sea near Hell
Spit (Queensland Point).
Historical Information: The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by
Commonwealth and French forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to
relieve the deadlock of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a
supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea. The Allies
landed on the peninsula on 25-26 April 1915; the 29th Division at Cape Helles in
the south and the Australian and New Zealand Corps north of Gaba Tepe on the
west coast, an area soon known as Anzac. Shrapnel Valley was an essential road
from the beach up to the Anzac front and took its name from the heavy shelling
it was given by the Turks on 26 April 1915. Wells were sunk there and water
obtained in small quantities, and there were camps and depots on the south side
of its lower reaches. Gun positions were made near its mouth. The cemetery was
made mainly during the occupation, but some isolated graves were brought in from
the valley after the Armistice. There are now 683 Commonwealth servicemen buried
or commemorated in this cemetery. 85 of the burials are unidentified but special
memorials commemorate 23 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.
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In Memory of

JOHN KARMEL McEACHEN 

Private
D/77812
Irish Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C.

who died on
Monday 22 May 1944 .

Cemetery: CASSINO WAR CEMETERYItaly
Grave or Reference Panel Number: IV. J. 16.
Location: Cassino War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of
Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. Take the autostrada A2 from Rome
to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. At the junction of this exit and the
road into Cassino, is the first of 6 clearly visible signposts to the cemetery
and Memorial.
Historical Information: On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian
mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who
then re-entered the war on the Allied side. Allied objectives were to draw
German troops from the Russian front and more particularly from France, where an
offensive was planned for the following year. Progress through southern Italy
was rapid despite stiff resistance, but by the end of October, the Allies were
facing the German winter defensive position known as the Gustav Line, which
stretched from the river Garigliano in the west to the Sangro in the east.
Initial attempts to breach the western end of the line were unsuccessful.
Operations in January 1944 landed troops behind the German lines at Anzio, but
defences were well organised, and a breakthrough was not actually achieved until
18 May, when Cassino was finally taken. The site for CASSINO WAR CEMETERY was
originally selected in January 1944, but the development of the battle during
the first five months of that year made it impossible to use it until after the
Germans had withdrawn from Cassino. During these early months of 1944, Cassino
saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Italian campaign, the town itself and
the dominating Monastery Hill proving the most stubborn obstacles encountered in
the advance towards Rome. The majority of those buried in the war cemetery died
in the battles during these months. There are now 4,266 Commonwealth servicemen
of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Cassino War Cemetery. 284 of
the burials are unidentified. Within the cemetery stands the CASSINO MEMORIAL
which commemorates over 4,000 Commonwealth servicemen who took part in the
Italian campaign whose graves are not known.
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In Memory of

ERIC JAMES McEACHEN 

Corporal
28704
N.Z. Infantry

who died on
Tuesday 2 February 1943 . Age 37 .

Additional Information: Son of Clarence James McEachen and of Jean Elizabeth
McEachen (nee Grant); husband of Beatrice Mary McEachen, of Christchurch,
Canterbury, New Zealand.
Cemetery: HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERYEgypt
Grave or Reference Panel Number: 3. B. 14.
Location: Heliopolis, a major suburb of Cairo, lies 10 kilometres to the
north-east of the main city centre, approximately 6 kilometres from the airport.
Heliopolis War Cemetery is situated opposite El Banat (Girls') College in Nabil
el Wakkard Street, and access to the cemetery is from this street.
Visiting Information: The Cemetery is open from 07.30 to 14.30, Saturday to
Thursday.
Historical Information: General Headquarters, Middle East Command was set up in
Cairo shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, remaining there
throughout the war years. In January 1941, a Royal Air Force Sector Headquarters
for Fighter Defence Canal Zone was established. Cairo was also a significant
hospital centre during the Second World War, as well as a leave centre with many
social clubs and hostels. The cemetery at Heliopolis was opened in October 1941
for burials from the many hospitals in the area coping with the wounded and
sick, mainly from the Western Desert campaigns. After the war, 125 graves were
moved into the cemetery from Mena Camp Military Cemetery where permanent
maintenance was not possible. There are now 1,742 Commonwealth casualties of the
Second World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery, and the 83 war graves
of other nationalities reflect the diverse make up of the Middle East Command.
The pavilions at the entrance to the cemetery house the HELIOPOLIS (PORT TEWFIK)
MEMORIAL to almost 4,000 men who served and died with the Indian Army during the
First World War in Egypt and Palestine, and who have no known grave. The
original memorial at Port Tewfik was destroyed during the Israeli-Egyptian
fighting of the 1970s. The pavilion at the rear of the cemetery houses the
HELIOPOLIS (ADEN) MEMORIAL to more than 600 men of the Commonwealth forces who
died in the defence of Aden during the First World War and who have no known
grave. The original memorial in Aden was destroyed in 1967.
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In Memory of

ALAN NEIL McEACHEN 

Private
5881
21st Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F

who died on
Saturday 6 July 1918 . Age 29 .

Additional Information: Son of Archibald and Martha Margaret McEachen; husband
of Lilley A. McEachen, of Queen St., North Preston, Victoria. Born at Wangarata,
Victoria.
Cemetery: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIALSomme, France
Location: Villers-Bretonneux is a village 16 kilometres east of Amiens on the
straight main road to St Quentin. The Memorial stands in Villers-Bretonneux
Military Cemetery, which is about 2 kilometres north of the village on the east
side of the road to Fouilloy.
Visiting Information: The names are engraved on the memorial in order of
battalion, then alphabetically under rank.
Historical Information: Villers-Bretonneux became famous in 1918, when the
German advance on Amiens ended in the capture of the village by their tanks and
infantry on 23 April. On the following day, the 4th and 5th Australian
Divisions, with units of the 8th and 18th Divisions, recaptured the whole of the
village and on 8 August 1918, the 2nd and 5th Australian Divisions advanced from
its eastern outskirts in the Battle of Amiens. The VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
is the Australian national memorial erected to commemorate all Australian
soldiers who fought in France and Belgium during the First World War, to their
dead, and especially to those of the dead whose graves are not known. The 10,700
Australian servicemen actually named on the memorial died in the battlefields of
the Somme, Arras, the German advance of 1918 and the Advance to Victory. The
memorial was unveiled by King George VI in July 1938. The memorial stands within
VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, which was made after the Armistice when
graves were brought in from other burial grounds in the area and from the
battlefields. Plots I to XX were completed by 1920 and contain mostly Australian
graves, almost all from the period March to August 1918. Plots IIIA, VIA, XIIIA
and XVIA, and Rows in other Plots lettered AA, were completed by 1925, and
contain a much larger proportion of unidentified graves brought from a wider
area. Later still, 444 graves were brought in from Dury Hospital Military
Cemetery. There are now 2,141 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War
buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 608 of the burials are unidentified but
there are special memorials to five casualties known or believed to be buried
among them, and to 15 buried in other cemeteries whose graves could not be found
on concentration. The cemetery also contains the graves of two New Zealand
airmen of the Second World War. Both cemetery and memorial were designed by Sir
Edwin Lutyens.
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In Memory of

RONALD McEACHEN 

Lance Serjeant
2697464
1st Bn., Scots Guards

who died on
Thursday 29 April 1943 . Age 27 .

Additional Information: Son of Angus and Annie McEachen; husband of Agnes
McEachen, of Elderslie, Renfrewshire.
Cemetery: MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERYTunisia
Grave or Reference Panel Number: V. N. 8.
Location: Massicault War Cemetery is about 25 kilometres south-west of Tunis on
Route P5 to Medjez-el-Bab.
Visiting Information: The cemetery gates are not locked, so it is possible to
visit the cemetery, including Saturdays and Sundays, when it is unstaffed.
However, the register and visitors' book will not be available outside normal
working hours, as they are kept locked in the gardeners toolshed. The gardeners
hours of work are: July and August (Summer Hours) Monday - Thursday 06.00 -
15.00 Friday 06.00 - 14.00 September - June (Winter Hours) Monday - Thursday
07.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 17.00 Friday 07.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00 Month of
Ramadan Monday - Friday 08.00 - 15.00
Historical Information: In May 1943, the war in North Africa came to an end in
Tunisia with the defeat of the Axis powers by a combined Allied force. The
campaign began on 8 November 1942, when Commonwealth and American troops made a
series of landings in Algeria and Morocco. The Germans responded immediately by
sending a force from Sicily to northern Tunisia, which checked the Allied
advance east in early December. Meanwhile, in the south, the Axis forces
defeated at El Alamein were withdrawing into Tunisia along the coast through
Libya, pursued by the Allied Eighth Army. By mid April 1943, the combined Axis
force was hemmed into a small corner of north-eastern Tunisia and the Allies
were grouped for their final offensive. Many of those buried at Massicault War
Cemetery died in the preparation for the final drive to Tunis in April 1943 and
in that advance at the beginning of May. The cemetery contains 1,576
Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 130 of them unidentified.
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