World War 2

 

World War 2:  Surname Bell - Buchanan


Surname Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Bell David K Private Saltburn  
Blair John M Corporal Maryburgh  
Bremner Donald LAC Muir of Ord  
Brown Victor J Sergeant Alness  
Buchanan Donald LAC Muir of Ord  

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Bell
Forename(s):   David K.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Saltburn, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Handwritten note: "Missing. Employment - Farm Worker. Liberated 28th May 1945."

Date of Paper:  14.01.1944
Surname:   Blair
Forename(s):   John Macvinish
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Cameronians
Home Address:   Dunglass Farm, Maryburgh (Conon in text)

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Cpl. John Macvinish Blair, Cameronians, killed in service in Italy in December 1943, was 25 years of age, a native of Maryburgh, and whose wife and young daughter live with Mr and Mrs Robert Ross, Dunglass Farm, Conon. He served his apprenticeship as a grocer with the late Bailie Wm. Mackenzie, High Street, Dingwall, and later gained experience in London, where he was working prior to joining up. Deep sympathy is extended to his wife and child and other relatives.

Date of Paper:  13.10.1944
Surname:   Bremner
Forename(s):   Donald
Rank:  L.A.C.
Regiment:   Royal Air Force
Home Address:   Scourie, Lairg, ex-Darroch House, Muir of Ord

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
News has been received of the death in action of L.A.C. Donald Bremner, beloved husband of Isobel Mackay, Exchange, Scourie, Lairg, and youngest son of Mr and Mrs Bremner, Darroch House, Muir of Ord. A grocer to trade, he served his timne with Messrs R. Maclean and Son, Beauly, and some years ago took up employment with George Ross, merchant, Scourie. To his wife, parents, sisters and brother the sympathy of the community goes out.

Date of Paper:   31.03.1944
Surname:   Brown
Forename(s):   Victor J.
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Royal Air Force
Home Address:   Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ:   ALNESS AIRMAN MURDERED
Sergt. Victor J. Brown, R.A.F., who belongs to Alness, has been murdered in Algiers. He was found dying on Sunday afternoon in a wood and died in hospital the following day from a broken neck, received when he was struck with a blackjack or similar object. He was fully clothed when found, except his boots. It has been ascertained that he drew £5 pay on Saturday night, of which about 10/- was found in his clothes. The funeral took place with military honours in Algiers Military Cemetery.

Date of Paper:   04.08.1944
Surname:   Buchanan
Forename(s):   Donald
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:  Mountgerald, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
L./Cpl. Donald Buchanan, The Seaforths, killed in action in Normandy, on June 28th, 1944, was the elder son of Mr and Mrs John Buchanan, Mountgerald, Dingwall, and husband of Margaret Ross, daughter of Mr James Ross, Newton, Wick. Deceased, who was 27 years of age, was a gardener by profession and was employed at Mountgerald before enlisting. A letter from the Padre of the Battalion states that the section in which L./Cpl. Buchanan was a unit, came under very heavy fire. At the time it was impossible to get forward to see what had happened, and it was a few days later before his body and those of other men were found. He was buried along with his comrades near the little village of Le Valtru. Much sympathy is extended to the bereaved family and especially to to his wife and family of one boy and one girl.

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