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World War 2:  Gammie - Gunn

Surname  Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Gammie  William A D Lieutenant Alness  
Gascoigne Hector Captain Evanton  
George W H Lieutenant Invergordon  
Gordon David Flt Sergt. Muir of Ord  
Gordon Duncan Captain Fearn  
Gow Henry Private Alness  
Grant Ian P Lt Colonel Kessock  
Grant James H Private ?  
Gunn John G C Private Dingwall  

Date of Paper:   Not applicable
Surname:   Gammie
Forename(s):   William A D
Rank:  Lieutenant
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Caplich, Alness

The undernoted information is by courtesy of Lt Gammie's sister, May Fenwick, Braelangwell:

Lieutenant William A D Gammie, second son of the late Mr and Mrs Alex. Gammie, Caplich, Alness.

He worked on the Bovril Ranch, close to Buenos Aires, until war came and volunteers were asked for.  He came home and joined the Seaforth Highlanders and did his training at Fort George, later becoming an officer. His regiment, the 5th Battalion, took him overseas and at El Alamein he was badly wounded and for many months hardly lived. Eventually he recovered and went to join his regiment, then near Tripoli he was killed on his first day there, leaving a widow and a baby girl.  13th April, 1943, aged 32.

Date of Paper:   19.07.1940
Surname:   Gascoigne
Forename(s):   Hector
Rank:   Captain
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Ardullie Lodge, Dingwall

Captain Patrick Munro of Foulis, and Captain Hector Gascoigne, The Seaforths, have both been reported missing. Sons of the late Lieut. Colonel Cecil Gascoigne, D.S.O., The Seaforths, and of Mrs Gascoigne of Ardullie, and grandsons of the late Colonel Sir Hector Munro of Foulis, Bart., and of Lady Munro of Foulis, both were serving in the 51st Division and are believed to be prisoners of war. Capt. Patrick Munro, it will be recalled, succeeded to the estate of Foulis on the death of his grandfather, taking the old family name. He is Chief of Clan Munro (Association). The attachements of the House of Foulis with The Seaforths, direct and indirect, have been long and intimate. The heir to the title, Captain Hector Munro, yr. of Foulis, fell in the last war shortly before the Armistice while serving with The Seaforth Highlanders.

Handwritten notes: "Prisoner of War 9th August, 1940. Pat liberated 11th May, 1945. Hector liberated 18th May, 1945."    See also "War Diary"

Date of Paper:   09.03.1945
Surname:   George
Forename(s):   W. H.
Rank:   Lieutenant
Regiment:   Royal Scots
Home Address:   Lochnagar, High Street, Invergordon

Lieut. W. H. George, Royal Scots, has been wounded on the Western Front. He is the son of Mr W. H. George and Mrs George, "Lochnagar," High Street, Invergordon.

Date of Paper:   06.10.1944
Surname:   Gordon
Forename(s):   David
Rank:   Flight Sergeant
Regiment:   RAF
Home Address:   Tarradale House, Muir of Ord

Flt.-Sgt. Duncan Gordon, RAF, son of Mrs Gordon, Tarradale House, Muir of Ord, who was posted missing on Monday, after an operational flight over Calais, is in hospital in England with a leg wound. He had baled out over Calais and landed on the beach. He was shot by a German soldier and taken to hospital, but escaped when Calais was taken the following day. He was flown back to hospital. Flt.-Sgt. Gordon attended Tarradale School, Muir of Ord, of which he was the dux pupil in 1938. His father, the late Mr Thomas Gordon, was employed as a traction engine drive with Messrs John Macdonald, timber merchants, Inverness.

Date of Paper:   16.06.1944
Surname:   Gordon
Forename(s):   Duncan
Rank:   Captain
Regiment:   Royal Artillery
Home Address:   100 Comiston Drive, Edinburgh, ex-Pitkerrie, Fearn

Captain Duncan Gordon, R.A., killed in action in May 1944, was the youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Robert Gordon, Pitkerrie, Fearn, and husband of Pamela Paton. He was 38 years of age.

THE LATE CAPTAIN D. W. GORDON, C.A. - News has been received of the death in action in Burma in May 1944 of Captain Duncan William Gordon, C.A., 100 Comiston Drive, Edinburgh. He was the youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Robert Gordon, Pitkerrie, Fearn, Ross-shire. He received his education at Tain Academy, and then came to Edinburgh to service his apprenticeship with Messrs A. T. Niven & Co., C.A. After qualifying as a chartered accountant, he was assumed as a partner in the firm of Messrs W. R. McDonald & Gordon, C.A., 27 Alva Street, Edinburgh. He received his commission as a Territorial in the Royal Artillery in June 1939, ultimately attaining the rank of Captain. After serving in various parts of the country, he proceeded to India in May 1942. He was a keen golfer, being a member of the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society. Captain Gordon, who was 38 years of age, is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of Major Paton, Wrentham, Suffolk. She is at present serving in the A.T.S.

Date of Paper:   06.10.1944 and 08.12.1944
Surname:   Gow
Forename(s):   Henry
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   51st Highland Division
Home Address:   12 Council Houses, Alness

Pte. Henry Gow, wounded by shrapnel in the chest in North West Europe, is a son of Mr Charles Gow, 12 Council Houses, Alness. Prior to enlisting, he was employed by Messrs Tuach & Son, contractors, Invergordon, and before going to Europe served with the 51st Division in North Africa. He is now in hospital in France and making satisfactory progress.

[08.12.1944] Handwritten note: "Wounded several times on 1st November, 1944."

Date of Paper:   06.07.1945
Surname:   Grant
Forename(s):   Ian P.
Rank:   Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment:   Cameron Highlanders
Home Address:   Coulmore, Kessock, Ross-shire


Handwritten note: "Accidentally killed in Italy."

Date of Paper:   10.05.1946
Surname:   Grant
Forename(s):   James Henry
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Not stated
Home Address:   Not stated


GRANT - Official intimation has now been received that Pte. James Henry Grant, dearly beloved husband of Devina Campbell, and daddy of Elizabeth, died at Tagri, Thailand, on 4th August, 1945, while a prisoner of war in Japanese hands.

Date of Paper:   28.07.1944
Surname:   Gunn
Forename(s):   John George Cormack
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Humberston, Dingwall, ex-Strath of Watten, Caithness

Pte. John George Cormack Gunn, The Seaforths, killed in action, was the third son of Mr and Mrs William Gunn, Humberston, Dingwall, and formerly of Strath of Watten Caithness. Thirty-one years of age and a farm servant, deceased was in the Caithness Seaforth Territorials before war broke out. He went through the North African campaign with the 51st Division and after the occupation of Sicily returned to Britain and later took part in the invasion of Normandy. In a letter of sympathy to the deceased's parents, his officer writes: "I have been John's Platoon Commander for over a year, in which time I learned to respect and admire him as a fine, steady and dependable soldier. His loss was a great blow to all in the Battalion who knew him, and he is sadly missed by his comrades, amongst whom he was universally popular."

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