William John McGeachy 1912 – 1944

William McGeachy was born in 1912, the son to William and Catherine McGeachy of Port Glasgow.

As children, he and his two sisters, Agnes and Barbara, were fostered out to the family Leslie at Rosebank, Portnacroish, Appin.

All three gave their services during WW2. Agnes was a nurse and Barbara served in the Red Cross.

William joined the ‘Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ and fought in the 9th Battalion.

William McGeachy was killed on the 11th August 1944 and buried at Port Glasgow Cemetery. He was 32 years old and Appin’s second WW2 casualty.


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