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World War 2:  Macallister - Macdonald

Surname  Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Macallister James Corporal Dingwall Brothers
Macallister Tom Private Dingwall Brothers
Macallister  Tom Corporal Dornoch  
Macallister Tom Corporal  Dingwall  
Macaskill Angus Corporal Culrain  
Macbain William Private Dingwall  
Macbeath John Major North Strome  
McCormack Tom L/Corporal Alness  
McCusker J Corporal Dingwall  
Macdonald Iain A Pilot Officer Dingwall  
Macdonald Lewis C G Craftsman Achterneed  
Macdonald R Private Invergordon  
Macdonald R Private Maryburgh  

Date of Paper  30.06.1944

Surname:   Macallister
Forename(s):   James and Tom
Rank:   Corporal / Private
Regiment:   Not stated
Home Address:   7 Meiklefield Road, Dingwall

Mr W. Macallister, 7 Meiklefield Road, Dingwall, has received intimation that his two sons, Cpl. James Macallister and Pte. Tom Macallister, have been wounded.

Date of Paper:   Unknown
Surname:   Macallister
Forename(s):   Tom
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   The Seaforths
Home Address:   Camore, Dornoch

Extract from Ross-shire Journal (undated) provided by Tom Macallister's nephew, also Tom Macallister:

"Corporal Tom Macallister, The Seaforths, was killed in action on the Burma Front in June. He was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Lindsay Macallister, Dingwall, and his young wife resides at Camore, Dornoch. Twenty-five years of age, he was labouring in Dingwall when he joined The Seaforths at the outbreak of the War. The Macallister family, who have intimate family connections with Ross-shire, have a remarkable war record, both in this campaign and in the 1914-18 struggle. An uncle of Corporal Macallister, Peter Macallister, was a well-known member in the old 1/4th Battalion Seaforths in the last war."

Photograph, courtesy of Tom Macallister's nephew, shows:
Back l-r: Willie Macallister, Peter Macallister
Front, l-r: Alex Macallister, Corporal Tom Macallister
Date of Paper  21.07.1944

Surname:   Macallister
Forename(s):   Tom
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Burn Place, Dingwall

Handwritten note: "Nephew of Jean Macallister, 30 Meiklefield Road. Wife resides at Burn Place. Killed in action."

Date of Paper:   08.09.1944
Surname:   Macaskill
Forename(s):   Angus
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Ivy Cottage, Culrain

Cpl. Angus Macaskill, The Seaforths, severely wounded in France, is a son of Mrs Macaskill, Ivy Cottage, Culrain. He was previously wounded while serving with the 51st Division in Africa.

Date of Paper:  14.05.1943
Surname:   Macbain
Forename(s):   William
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Meiklefield Square, Dingwall

Pte William Macbain, The Seaforths, son of Mr John Macbain, Meiklefield Square, Dingwall, who is a prisoner of war and stationed at Stalag XXI D, writes that he is out in the sun working at the potato pits. He adds, "We have had a bit of bad luck. The Germans found the camp wireless set, after we had had it for two years. Never mind, we know everything and we feel sure that this coming Christmas will be our last here."

Date of Paper:   02.06.1944
Surname:   Macbeath
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Major
Regiment:   Hampshire Regiment
Home Address:   North Strome

Major John Macbeath, Hampshire Regiment, wounded in the Italian Campaign, is a brother of Mrs Macrae, North Strome. He is now in a London hospital. In the last was Major Macbeath served as a captain in the R.W.F. and was wounded at the Battle of the Somme.

Date of Paper:   09.03.1945
Surname:   McCormack
Forename(s)  Tom
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Moultavie, Alness

L./C. Tom McCormack, The Seaforths, wounded, is a son of Mr and Mrs McCormack, Moultavie, Alness. He is now in hospital in Belgium.

Date of Paper:   25.08.1944
Surname:   McCusker
Forename(s)  J.
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Royal Corps of Signals
Home Address:   Peffery Road, Dingwall

Intimation has been received by Mrs J. McCusker, daughter of Mrs Finlayson, Peffery Road, Dingwall, that her husband has been wounded in Normandy, and is now lying in hospital in England. Before joining up, Cpl. McCusker, Royal Corps of Signals, was employed by Messrs McRae & Son, the Garage, Dingwall.

Date of Paper:   26.05.1944
Surname:   Macdonald
Forename(s):   Iain Alasdair
Rank:   Pilot Officer
Regiment:   Royal Canadian Air Force
Home Address:   Courtney, B.C., ex-Vulcan Cottage, Dingwall

Pilot Officer Iain Alasdair Macdonald, R.C.A.F., posted missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs Alexander Macdonald, Courtney, B.C., and a grandson of the late Mr Wm. Macdonald, carpenter contractor, and of Mrs Macdonald, Vulcan Cottage, Dingwall. Pilot Officer Macdonald was commissioned last October after a series of outstanding successes with the R.C.A.F. Schools through which he passed, being an honours student. Prior to joining up he was at University in B.C. studying Applied Science.

Date of Paper:  03.03.1944
Surname:   Macdonald
Forename(s):   Lewis Gordon Grant
Rank:   Craftsman
Regiment:   R.E.M.E.
Home Address:   Achterneed / 46 Comiston Drive, Edinburgh

MACDONALD - Killed by enemy action in Italy, in February 1944, Lewis Gordon Grant (Sandy) Macdonald, Craftsman, R.E.M.E., youngest son of Colin and Mrs Macdonald, Achterneed, and 46 Comiston Drive, Edinburgh, aged 22 years.

Date of Paper:   04.08.1944
Surname:   Macdonald
Forename(s):   R.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:  17 Clyde Street, Invergordon

News has been received by Mrs Macdonald, 17 Clyde Street, Invergordon, that her son, Pte. R. Macdonald, The Seaforths, has been wounded in Normandy, and is now progressing in a Scottish hospital. This is the third time Pte. Macdonald has been wounded, first in France in 1940, and again wounded in Sicily in 1943. Two brothers are also serving in The Seaforths, one being a prisoner of war in Germany.

Date of Paper:   21.04.1944
Surname:   Macdonald
Forename(s):   R.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:  Hill Cottage, Knockfarrel, Maryburgh

Information has been received that Pte. R. Macdonald, The Seaforths, has been wounded while serving with the Central Mediterranean Forces. This is the third time he has been wounded, once in France, and twice in Italy. His wife and son reside at Hill Cottage, Knockfarrel.

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