NS2676 : Memorial to Sir Duncan Carmichael

taken 8 years ago, near to Greenock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Memorial to Sir Duncan Carmichael
Memorial to Sir Duncan Carmichael
Duncan Carmichael was born in Greenock in 1866. He first served as an apprentice to a firm of accountants. In 1889, he joined the Bombay offices of Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co., who were shipping agents. He became a director of Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O), and was also involved in many other companies, including Gray, Dawes and Co., and the Chartered Bank of India.

He died on June 22, 1923, in London, leaving over a quarter of a million pounds, from which 25,000 was bequeathed to the Mariners' Asylum (NS2677 : Sir Gabriel Wood's Mariners' Home), and an equal amount to the Scottish Orphan Homes at Bridge of Weir. He also left 5000 to the Children's Convalescent Home at Greenock. [Details from contemporary newspaper reports.]

Other members of the family are listed on the memorial, including: Mary Carmichael (1872-1956, born in Greenock), Margaret Smart (1877-1959, born in Greenock), and Duncan Smart Carmichael (1915-1984, born in India); possibly the sister, wife, and son, respectively, of Sir Duncan.

The Carmichael Memorial is location № 9 on the Blue Walk in the "Greenock Cemetery Walks" booklet (see the end-note).
Greenock Cemetery
The cemetery, which is laid out on Bow Hill, opened in 1846. For detailed information, see the Geograph article "Greenock Cemetery" Link and, for a map and useful guide, the booklet "Greenock Cemetery Walks" LinkExternal link (PDF) produced by East End Advisory (funded by Inverclyde Council); the PDF link works, as of January 2016.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 30 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2638 7614 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8103N 4:46.9136W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2639 7615
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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