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The portrait that was revealed on this beach was:

Duncan MacKinnon

Age: 23 Date of Death: 23/03/1916

Duncan MacKinnon was one of six brothers who all went to war. Out of the six, he and his brother Neil (born 1899) were killed.

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Duncan MacKinnon (1893 – 23 March 1916)

Duncan MacKinnon was one of six brothers who all went to war. Out of the six, he and his brother Neil (born 1899) were killed. Their brother, the Bard Hector MacKinnon, survived the war despite being torpedoed and subsequently rescued. This had a lasting effect on Hector, evident from his poetry.

Duncan was born in Isle of Berneray to Mary and Finlay MacKinnon. During the war, he served on the armed trawler Corona, one of many small ships that formed the Auxiliary Patrol, with tasks including minesweeping and anti-submarine operations. The Corona was sunk near Ramsgate, Kent, and Duncan is buried in the town’s cemetery. Neil was a deck hand on HMS Nairn, and was awarded a Victory Medal and British War medal. He survived until 8 May 1919.

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