|Manse Rd./Margnaheglish Rd,|
Isle of Arran
North Ayrshire Scotland
Postal Code: KA27
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This churchyard, on the island of Arran, surrounds the ruins of St. Bride's Chapel. It has been extended to the North.
There are 36 war graves in Kilbride Old Churchyard, most from the Second World War.
Of note is the joint wargrave of the McNab sisters, both Privates in the Auxiliary Territorial Service,who died on active service.
21 of the casualties interred here died in an air crash on August 10th 1941.The other,Radio Officer Henry Samuel Green is interred in Brookwood Military Cemetery.The victims came from England, Wales, Australia,Canada  and the USA. The Liberator aeroplane was being used to take air ferry crews to Canada. Not long before, Prince George, the Duke of Kent was on board the same aircraft when he became the first member of the Royal Family to cross the Atlantic by air. He was killed on 25 August 1942 when the Short Sunderland flying boat in which he was a passenger crashed into a hillside near Dunbeath, Caithness, in bad weather. The plane was en route from Evanton, Ross-shire, to Iceland, and then on to the Dominion of Newfoundland[text by Geoffrey Gillon]
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