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John Chisholm

John Chisholm

John Chisholm (1907-1975) was a son of Duncan Chisholm and Donaldina Macmillan, 29 Gravir.

He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/Ns AX12959, BX8162 and CX7149, on November 11, 1925. His records indicate that he was 5ft 8¼ in tall with brown hair, brown eyes and a fresh complexion John was a fisherman on Stornoway registered fishing boats, including the True Love,  theTulip, the Ellen and Irene and the Handy (SY2) and (SY555).

in 1928 John joined the Merchant Navy and travelled to Aden on the SS British Chancellor and the  SS Scottish  American, made ten trips to New York on the SS Caledonia.  He returned to fishing and  then worked as a Pier Hand at Wemys Bay until 1939 when he returned to the Glasgow to New York sailings.

John served with the Royal Navy during the Second World War based at HMS Drake, HMS Eaglet, HMS Ferret, HMS Iron Duke, HMS Nimrod, HMS Osprey, HMS Pembroke and HMS Scotstoun. He was granted Agricultural Leave in 1941 and 1944.

John settled at 12a Shore Street, Applecross with his wife, Mary.


Title: John Chisholm
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Dhonnchaidh Choinnich
Date of Birth: 15-05-1907
Date of Death: 1975
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Merchant Navy, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 986
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 7950