From The Oban Times, 1914
The Oban Times reported on November 14, 1914: ‘Since their encampment on Salisbury Plain in the South of England, members of the military contingent from Canada have been familiar figures throughout the country. It is almost needless to say that, among these gallant soldiers from the great British Dominion across the Atlantic, there is a strong representation of local Highlanders, and considerable interest was manifested on the arrival in Oban of four members of the contingent, who are natives of the town.
‘Their names are Hugh Macintyre, son of Mr John Macintyre, mason, Argyll Square; Duncan Scott, son of Mr Donald Scott, burgh foreman; Duncan Fisher, son of Mr Robert Fisher, tobacconist, Combie Street; and Duncan MacColl, who is a brother of Mr John MacColl, mason, in the employment of John Munro, Ltd.
‘A splendid spirit of patriotism pervades this magnificent force, and the fine military carriage of the Oban representatives was the subject of general comment. In most cases, the furlough has been confined to a period of four days, but the men are delighted at having had the opportunity, brief though it was, of seeing their parents and friends, and renewing old associations.’
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