Non-Commemorated/Angus MacLennan SS ALOE

Discussion in 'Non-Commemorated War Dead' started by Billy McGee, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Billy McGee

    Billy McGee Senior Member

    I have hopefully received evidence that will go towards having Capt. MacLennan finally accepted as war dead. Recieved this letter from Canada via a relative in the UK from the MOT, stating he had died on board the U-boat.

    If this does not seem to be deemed enough evidence I am at a total loss
     

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  2. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Billy

    That as far as im concerned is conclusive evidence of his fate; if the case now fails I do not know what to say

    Chris
     
  3. Billy McGee

    Billy McGee Senior Member

    Just in from the CWGC

    Good afternoon Mr McGee

    Thank you for your email and attachments relating to the possible non commemoration by the Commission of Master Angus MacLennan. Please accept our apologies for the delay in replying.

    We have been unable to locate your earlier correspondence and are dealing this as a new request for information. I will forward these details to the Ministry of Defence and in this instance the Registry of Shipping of Seamen for their adjudication and I will let you know the outcome of their findings.

    We are grateful to you for bringing this gentleman to our attention and your continuing interest and patience.

    Kind regards

    Maria Choules
    Records Section
    CWGC.
     
  4. Billy McGee

    Billy McGee Senior Member

    Finally after over three years of trying to convince the CWGC to commemorate Captain MacLennan as official war dead, his name has now been accepted :poppy:. Read details received from the Commission below.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Maria Choules
    To: Billy McGee
    Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 10:55 AM
    Subject: RE: Master Angus MacLennan

    Good morning Mr McGee

    Thank you for your email regarding the non commemoration of Master A MacLennan.

    You will be pleased to hear that the MOD Registry of Shipping and Seamen have only just approved his case and I am making arrangements today to add his name to the casualty database and onto the Tower Hill Memorial.

    We are grateful to you for bringing this gentleman to our attention.

    Kind regards

    Maria Choules
    Records Section
     
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Excellent news, a wonderful result. Congratulations on having your perserverance rewarded.
     
  6. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Well done; an excellent result

    Chris
     
  7. Billy McGee

    Billy McGee Senior Member

    Received this email from a family member. Makes it worth while.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: KATHLEEN PARK
    To: Billy McGee
    Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2011 2:08 PM
    Subject: Re: Captain MacLennan Memorial

    Hello Billy,
    I don't know what to say, I can't thank you enough, there aren't the words! Am truly delighted the commemoration has happened at last and it never would have without all your hard work, and I know the family will be delighted as well. I couldn't believe how emotional I was after reading your e-mail,realising after all these years that Captain Angus will justly be remembered amongst the war dead.

    Many, many most sincere thanks and appreciation. Hope that you will continue to keep in touch, although this has now been completed. I would like to continue to hear about your work, I find it most interesting.
    Kind regards,

    Kathleen
     
  8. Billy McGee

    Billy McGee Senior Member

    At long last Capt. MacLennan's name is finally recorded on Tower Hill. Don't have photo at present, but received confirmation from CWGC today. A further five other new names have also been added in perpetuity
     
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  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Excellent Work Billy

    regards
    Clive
     

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