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Tribute to a fallen Oban soldier in the Great War

A KINSMAN of Oban soldier Private Hugh MacLean has laid a wreath at his French war grave to mark the 100th anniversary of his death, aged 21, during the First World War.

Andy MacLean, whose family came from Ardaneaskan, researched how Hugh fell in battle with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Private MacLean, the son of Duncan and Isabella who lived at Buchanan Terrace, died of his wounds in Etaples military hospital on April 14, 1917, and was buried at Etaples military cemetery in northern France.

Andy said: ‘I travel past this cemetery from time to time and always stop to pay my respects to the fallen who gave their tomorrows so we could enjoy our todays in peace. I have always visited this young man’s grave as a fellow West Coast MacLean.’

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