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apanderson



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject: Translation please! Reply with quote

A stone to a man buried in Linlithgow Cemetery:

1914 - 1918 Public Memorial to
69303 Pte. PETER McDONALD
AIR MUIR'S AIR TIR
The Royal Scots Fusiliers
Born 21st June died 18th January 1915

What does AIR MUIR'S AIR TIR mean?

Anne
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DerekR



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanA is the man to ask, I believe his wife has knowledge of gaelic?
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you think it's Gaelic?

I never thought about that - I thought it was an abbreviation of some sort - not that I have a clue what it might be an abbreviation of!! Laughing The same IanA on GWF?

Anne

P.S. I'll add a wee message over there - thanks for the prompt Derek

Added later:

It means: "By Land and Sea" and is the motto of the Clan Donald.

(GWF to the rescue within minutes!)

Don't know why I didn't just 'google' it Embarassed - dozens of entries! Now and again it's translated as "By Sea and Land" but at least now we know the jist
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhhhhhhhhh..........that's McDonald's for you.
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