World War 1 Soldiers who Served
from the Road to the Isles

This page provides a list of men from the districts along the Road to the Isles who served in the armed forces and the Merchant Navy during World War 1.

The names on this list have been drawn from a number of sources, including reports in the "Oban Times", surviving service records from the National Archives and records held in the Highlanders Museum but there must be many names missing.

If you can provide more information about anyone listed here, or know of any other men or women who should be included, please tell us.

Name Year of birth Locality Served in  
John Clyne1895ArisaigCameron Highlanders
James Gillies1875MorarRoyal Naval Reserve
John Gillies1884BracaraLovat Scouts
Ronald Gillies1889MallaigRoyal Naval Reserve
Richard Higgins1894Knoydart3/4th Seaforth Highlanders
Charles Lyons1891Mallaig5th Cameron Highlanders
Alexander (Sandy) MacDonaldn/kMeobleLovat Scouts
Allan MacDonaldn/kLovat Scouts
Charles MacDonald1897Glenuig3rd and 1st Cameron Highlanders
Colin Campbell MacDonald1890MuckRoyal Naval Reserve
Ronald MacDonald1897Arisaig3rd Cameron Highlanders
Alexander MacEachan1899Ardnish3rd Cameron Highlanders
Allan MacEachan1888ArdnishLovat Scouts
Donald MacEachan1892ArdnishRoyal Garrison Artillery
Ronald MacEachan1893Ardnish3rd and 5th Cameron Highlanders
Angus MacLellan1881Lovat Scouts
Donald MacLellan18845th Cameron Highlanders
Donald MacLellan1894Eigg5th Cameron Highlanders
Neil MacLellan1897EiggCameron Highlanders
Ronald MacLellan1895MorarRoyal Scottish Fusiliers
Angus MacLeod1885Arisaig7th Cameron Highlanders
Donald Archibald MacLeod1895Eigg5th Cameron Highlanders
Donald McInnes1883Arisaig2nd Cameron Highlanders
Angus McKinnon1898EiggRoyal Field Artillery
Hugh McKinnon1894EiggCameron Highlanders
John McKinnon1898MorarCameron Highlanders
Simon McKinnon1898Arisaig41st Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
John McNeill1880Eriskay5th Cameron Highlanders
Alexander (Sandy) McVarish1895Bracara1st Lovat Scouts
Allan McVarish1895ArisaigRoyal Garrison Artillery
Angus McVarish1894Bracara3rd Seaforth Highlanders
Donald McVarish1891BracaraSeaforth Highlanders
John McVarish1892Bracara6th Cameron Highlanders
Robert Michie1889MallaigRoyal Naval Reserve
Donald Ritchie1890Royal Naval Reserve
John Wattn/kRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve
William Watt1898MallaigRoyal Engineers