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DRYSDALE, Kenneth J.H.

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Private Kenneth Drysdale drowned at Mucomir, Gairlochy, whislt serving at the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry. 
A newspaper report shows that  he died along with another soldier, Pte Charles Sweeney aged 26 from Stoke on Trent [see below], whilst fishing from a boat with 15 yr old John McKay, the son of a water baliff from Kilmonivaig. The report states that it appears they lost an oar whilst manoeuvring the boat  into a suitable spot near Mucomir Falls on the River Lochy and got carried away into the swirling water.  

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