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World War 2:  Surname Davidson - Fraser-Mackenzie

Surname  Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Davidson George R Flying Officer Tain Brothers
Davidson James Sgt Pilot Tain Brothers
Dingwall Andrew Gunner Culbokie Brothers
Dingwall Peter Trooper Culbokie Brothers
Ferrie William P Squadron Leader Delny  
Finlayson John G Private Killilan  
Forsyth George Instrument Mechanic Invergordon  
Fraser Adam S ? Tain  
Fraser Alister M Gunner Dingwall  
Fraser Jack R Private Alness  
Fraser Roderick J Lieutenant Rosemarkie  
Fraser William A Lieutenant Evanton  
Fraser-Mackenzie R A L and
Lt Colonel/ Sub Lieut. Munlochy Brothers 

Date of Paper:   07.01.1944 and 14.01.1944
Surname:   Davidson
Forename(s):   George Russell / James
Rank:   Flying Officer / Sergeant Pilot
Regiment:   Royal Air Force
Home Address:   Tain

Flying Officer George Russell Davidson, D.F.M., son of Bailie and Mrs G. B. Davidson, Tain, has been posted missing from flying operations last month. Sympathetic reference was made to the news by the Rev. R. W. A. Begg at the Sabbath morning service in the Church of Scotland. It was only last year, said Mr Begg, that they had rejoiced when Flying Officer Davidson had been honoured at the hands of the King with the Distinguished Flying Medal. He voiced the general hope of the community that news might yet be received of his safety, and extended sympathy to the parents and family in their anxiety.

[14.01.1944] Sgt. Pilot James Davidson, R.A.F., killed in action, was the youngest son of Bailie and Mrs G. B. Davidson, Tain. Entering the boys' service of the R.A.F. before the outbreak of war, he completed his training as a pilot in Canada a few months ago, and returned to the home country. Only the previous week his elder brother, Flying Officer George R. Davidson, D.F.M., R.A.F., was posted missing. He was awarded the D.F.M. for outstanding wireless service over an extended period of operations. Much sympathy is felt with the sorrowing parents.

Date of Paper:  11.02.1944 and 08.09.1944
Surname:   Dingwall
Forename(s):   Andrew and Peter
Rank:   Gunner / Trooper
Regiment:   Royal Artillery / Lovat Scouts
Home Address:  Ivybank, Culbokie

Guner Andrew Dingwall, last heard of in June 1943 at Camp P.G. 115, P.M. 3300, Italy, has now written to his parents, Mr and Mrs Colin Dingwall, Ivybank, Culbokie, fromn Stalag VII A, Germany. The letter is dated 6th January and Gunner Dingwall says he is well but in the "bag" again after a hiking tour of Italy. He appears to have arrived in camp about 22nd December 1943.

[08.09.1944] Trooper Peter Dingwall, Lovat Scouts, wounded in France, is a son of Mrs C. Dingwall, Ivybank, Culbokie. Prior to the war he was a motor driver with Mr Munro, Alness.

Date of Paper:   10.05.1946
Surname:   Ferrie
Forename(s):   William Pat
Rank:   Squadron Leader
Regiment:   Royal Air Force
Home Address:  33 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow, ex-Delny House, Delny, Ross-shire

FERRIE - Reported to have lost his life as the result of an aircraft accident in Iraq, on 25th April, 1946, S/Leader Wm. Pat Ferrie, DFC, AFC, RAFVR, beloved husband of Joyce M. Sharp, 33 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow, and younger son of the late W. B. Ferrie, Kinloss, and Mrs A.P. Ferrie, Delny House, Delny, Ross-shire.

Date of Paper:   07.07.1944
Surname:   Finlayson
Forename(s):   John G.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Not stated
Home Address:  Killilan, Ross-shire

Pte. John A. Finlayson, wounded, belongs to Killilan. He is in hospital in England and the latest report is that he is improving.

Date of Paper:   16.06.1944
Surname:   Forsyth
Forename(s):   George
Rank:   Instrument Mechanic
Regiment:   R.E.M.E.
Home Address:   Clyde Street, Invergordon

The death has taken place of a popular Invergordon young man in the person of Instrument Mechanic George Forsyth, R.E.M.E., in a Military Hospital in Africa. He was the eldest son of the late George Forsyth and of Mrs Forsyth, Clyde Street, Invergordon. Mobilised on the outbreak of the war with the 4th Seaforths, he was later transferred to the Royal Artillery. He served in India and Africa in the R.E.M.E. Well known in Invergordon, a joiner with Messrs Reid & Macrae, Alness, he was a keen sportsman, a fine footballer and a clever boxer. Sympathy is extended to his mother, his brother, William, in the RAF, and a sister in the NAAFI, and other relatives in their loss.

Date of Paper:   29.03.1946
Surname:   Fraser
Forename(s):   Adam Sutherland
Rank:   Not stated
Regiment:   Dutch Army
Home Address:   18 Downie Terrace, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, ex-Knockbreck, Tain

FRASER - Official information has been received that Adam Sutherland Fraser, dearly beloved only son of the late Alexander Fraser, Knockbreck, Tain, Ross-shire, and Mrs Fraser, 18 Downie Terrace, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, is now presumed to have been killed in action with the Dutch Army at Tigaroenggoe, Sumatra, on 15th March, 1942. Deeply mourned.

Date of Paper:   01.09.1944
Surname:   Fraser
Forename(s):   Alister M.
Rank:   Gunner
Regiment:   Royal Artillery
Home Address:   Caberfeidh Terrace, Dingwall

Mr A. W. Fraser, Caberfeidh Terrace, Dingwall, has received notice that his son, Gnr. Alister M. Fraser, R.A., A.A., has been wounded in the knee while serving in Northern France. He joined the A.A. battery at Dingwall early in the war.

Date of Paper:   07.01.1944
Surname:   Fraser
Forename(s):   Jack Reid
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   No. 4 New Houses, West End, Alness

Pte. Jack Reid Fraser, The Seaforths, killed in action in Italy in November, was well known in Alness, where he resided at No. 4 New Houses, West End. "Jackie", his popular name, was 19 years of age and joined The Seaforths two years ago, prior to which he was employed at Inchindown and Orkney. Deep sympathy is extended to his relatives and friends.

Date of Paper:  14.05.1943
Surname:   Fraser
Forename(s):   Roderick J.
Rank:   Lieutenant
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:  Seafield, Rosemarkie

Lieut. Roderick J. Fraser, The Seaforths, attached Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, killed in action in North Africa on 23rd April 1943, was the only son of Mr and Mrs James Fraser, Seafield, Rosemarkie. Thirty years of age, he trained for the banking profession in the Munlochy Branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Later he was transferred to the London Office and while there joined the London Scottish. He took part in the march through Ross-shire when his regiment was in the North some years ago. Early in the war he enlisted in The Seaforths, and rising rapidly in the ranks was ultimately promoted to commissioned rank. For a period he was stationed in the North of Scotland and it was after going overseas that he was attached to the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders. His death is deeply regretted and much sympathy is extended to his bereaved parents and other relatives.

Date of Paper:   13.10.1944
Surname:   Fraser
Forename(s)   William A.
Rank:   Lieutenant (Acting Captain)
Regiment:   Airborne Troops
Home Address:   Abercorn, Evanton

Lieut. (Acting Captain) William A. Fraser, Airborne Troops, killed in action at Arnhem, was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Angus Fraser, Abercorn, Evanton, and was 28 years of age. He was at the Benmore Forestry School, Dunoon, and had joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders when war broke out. He went to France and was wounded at St. Valery. On recovering he received a commission in The Seaforths and served with the Commandos before he was transferred to the 1st Airborne Division. While in Evanton, Captain Fraser took a great interest in the Boy Scouts. A keen footballer, he played for the Black Rock Rovers, and later became an invaluable member of the Ross County Club, regularly playing in the half-back line. His untimely death will be deplored by many. Deep sympathy is extended to his parents, his sister (Mrs Fiddes, Edinburgh), and two brothers, Donald, The Lodge, Kinlochewe, and John, in the RAF.

Date of Paper:   06.11.1942 and 03.08.1945
Surname:   Fraser-Mackenzie
Forename(s):   R. A. L. and R. D.
Rank  Lieutenant Colonel / Sub Lieutenant
Regiment:   Royal Artillery / Royal Navy
Home Address:   Allangrange, Munlochy

Lieut.-Colonel R. A. L. Fraser-Mackenzie, Light A.A. Battery, R.A., killed in action in the Middle East on 26th October, 1942, was the youngest son of the late Captain R. S. Fraser-Mackenzie of Bunchrew and Mrs Fraser-Mackenzie of Allangrange. Forty-five years of age, deceased was educated at Eton, and after being at Sandhurst he joined the Army. During the Great War he served with The Seaforths and was wounded. Before the present war he was closely associated with the raising of the Ross-shire Light A.A. Battery, of which he was afterwards in command. A very fine officer, he was esteemed by all with whom he came in contact and was popular with all under his command. Colonel Fraser-Mackenzie was married in 1932 to the youngest daughter of the late Major Colin Maclean, Chief Constable of Inverness-shire. After their marriage, they took up their home in Rhodesia, but later returned to this country. Sympathy is extended to Mrs Fraser-Mackenzie and to her young son.

[03.08.1945] Handwritten note regarding Sub-Lieutenant R. D. Fraser-Mackenzie: "Died at Cairo 23rd July, 1945."

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