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World War 2:  Mackenzie

Surname Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Mackenzie A Sergeant Lochcarron  
Mackenzie Alasdair L Pilot Officer Edderton  
Mackenzie Alick E 1st Officer Gairloch  
Mackenzie D Private Ardross  
Mackenzie Daniel Sgt Gunner New Zealand  
Mackenzie Finlay Signaller Plockton  
Mackenzie James Int. Corps Conon  
Mackenzie John Private Dingwall  
Mackenzie John Corporal Gairloch  
Mackenzie John Private Gairloch  
Mackenzie John Private Munlochy  
Mackenzie John ? Nigg  
Mackenzie John Private Ullapool  
Mackenzie John B Corporal Fairburn  
Mackenzie John W Corporal Plockton  
Mackenzie Kenneth Driver Ullapool  
Mackenzie Kenneth C Private Strathcanaird  
Mackenzie Kenneth J Private Ullapool  
Mackenzie M H L/Corporal Gairloch  
Mackenzie Murdo Ch. Steward Gairloch  
Mackenzie Murdo Private Ulapool  
Mackenzie Murdo H Private Lochcarron  
Mackenzie N C Corporal Invergordon  
Mackenzie Neil Private Dingwall  
Mackenzie Norman Corporal Invergordon  
Mackenzie P E Gunner Dingwall  
Mackenzie Robert D W Fl. Officer Dingwall  
Mackenzie Roderick L/Corporal Achiltibuie  
Mackenzie Roderick Private Achiltibuie  
Mackenzie Roderick Private Conon  
Mackenzie Roderick Sergeant Dingwall  
Mackenzie Roderick Sergeant Lochcarron  
Mackenzie T Sergeant Dingwall  
Mackenzie William Private Achiltibuie  
Mackenzie William and
John
Private Gairloch Brother
Mackenzie William Private Invergordon  
Mackenzie William LAC Lochinver  
Mackenzie William Sapper Muir of Ord  
Mackenzie William L/Corporal Ullapool  


Date of Paper:    04.08.1944
Surname:    Mackenzie
Forename(s):    A.
Rank:    Sergeant
Regiment:    Seaforths
Home Address:    Slumbay, Lochcarron

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Sgt. A. Mackenzie, The Seaforths, wounded in both legs in Normandy, belongs to Slumbay, Lochcarron. This is his fourth time to be a casualty, having been previously wounded, once in France in 1940, and twice later in the Middle East. Better known as "Dash", he has two brothers serving in Normandy.

Date of Paper:    04.02.1944
Surname:    Mackenzie
Forename(s):    Alasdair L.
Rank:    Pilot Officer
Regiment:    Royal Air Force
Home Address:    The Schoolhouse, Edderton

EXTRACT FROM RJ:   MISSING

Pilot Officer Alasdair L. Mackenzie, RAF, reported missing, is the elder son of Mr and Mrs Mackenzie, The Schoolhouse, Edderton. Quite recently Pilot Officer Mackenzie was awarded the D.F.C. for gallantry in bringing his disabled Halifax bomber safely back to base after a terrible experience, during which one of his crew was fatally wounded. Born in Stornoway, Pilot Officer Mackenzie was educated at Edderton Public School and Tain Royal Academy, and studied engineering at Glasgow University. Only three months ago he was commissioned in the RAF.

Handwritten note: "10th March 1944 - Reported missing, believed killed."

Date of Paper:    30.03.1945
Surname:    Mackenzie
Forename(s):    Alick Ewan
Rank:   1st Engineer Officer
Regiment:    Royal Navy
Home Address:    22 Port Henderson, Gairloch

EXTRACT FROM RJ:   LOST AT SEA
Mr Alick Ewan Mackenzie, 1st Engineer Officer, 22 Port Henderson, Gairloch, is now officially reported to have lost his life "due to enemy action or other causes arising out of the war".

Date of Paper:   21.07.1944
Surname:    Mackenzie
Forename(s):    D.
Rank:    Private
Regiment:    Paratroops
Home Address:   12 Tolly, Ardross, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Handwritten note: "Missing"

Date of Paper:    08.12.1944
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Daniel
Rank:   Sergeant Gunner
Regiment:   New Zealand Field Artillery
Home Address:   New Zealand ex-Poyntzfield Garage, Conon

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Sergt.-Gunner Daniel Mackenzie, New Zealand Field Artillery, killed in action in Italy in September 1944, was a son of the late Mr William Mackenzie, Poyntzfield Garage, Conon Bridge, and of Mrs Mackenzie. Deceased, who was about 40 years of age, went to New Zealand in his teens, where he was employed as a sawmiller. On the outbreak of hostilities, he joined the Colonial Field Artillery, and crossed to Europe in 1940. Since then he had served in Egypt, Crete, and the North African campaign, before crossing to Italy. In the summer of this year, he spent a brief leave in this country, when he had the pleasure of visiting his relatives and many old acquaintances in the Black Isle. He was unmarried.

Date of Paper:   11.02.1944
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Finlay
Rank:   Signaller
Regiment:   Royal Corps of Signallers
Home Address:   Post Office House, Plockton

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Signaller Finlay Mackenzie, son of Mr and Mrs Dan Mackenzie, Post Office House, Plockton, Ross-shire, previously posted missing, is a prisoner of war. The first notification the parents had was conveyed in postcards from their son.

Date of Paper:   06.08.1943
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   James
Rank:   Lieutenant
Regiment:   Intelligence Corps
Home Address:   Conon Bridge

EXTRACT FROM RJ:   PRISONERS OF WAR
Mr A. Mackenzie, late tailor and clothier, Conon, has received a postcard from his son, Lt. James Mackenzie, stating that he is a prisoner of war in Japanese hands. Lt. Mackenzie served with the Intelligence Corps in Singapore.

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   John (and brother Donald)
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Meiklefield Road, Dingwall.

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. John Mackenzie, The Seaforths, is a son of Pipe Major John Mackenzie, and Mrs Mackenzie, Meiklefield Road, Dingwall. A grocer with Messrs Liptons Ltd., a brother, Donald, with the same battalion, was invalided home on the eve of the big German push.

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Prisoner of War 13th Sept., 1940. Liberated 18th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   09.08.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  11 Opinan, Gairloch

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Handwritten notes: "Son of Mr Alick Mackenzie and late Mrs Mackenzie. Wounded."

Date of Paper:   02.08.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Cameron Highlanders
Home Address:   Littleburn, Munlochy

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Pte. John Mackenzie, Camerons, reported missing on 5th June, is the second son of Mr and Mrs J. Mackenzie, Littleburn, Munlochy. Before call-up he was employed as a gardener with Sir William Coats Cross of Scatwell, Bart.

Date of Paper:   27.11.1942
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Not stated
Regiment:   51st Reconnaissance Corps
Home Address:  Bayfield Mains, Nigg

Extract from RJ:    DROWNED IN EGYPT
Mr and Mrs John Mackenzie, Bayfield Mains, Nigg, have received official information that their eldest son, John Mackenzie, 51st Reconnaissance Corps, was drowned while on active service in Egypt on 9th November, 1942. He was 21 years of age.

Date of Paper:    05.07.1940
Surname:  Mackenzie
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Mill House, Ullapool

EXTRACT FROM RJ:

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Liberated 11th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   28.06.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   John Bernard
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Royal Army Service Corps
Home Address:   Caberfeidh, Fairburn, Muir of Ord

EXTRACT FROM RJ:   MISSING, BELIEVED DROWNED
Corporal John Bernard Mackenzie, RASC, is reported missing, believed drowned. He was the second son of Mr John Mackenzie, keeper, and Mrs Mackenzie, Caberfeidh, Fairburn. He was employed with Mr W. S. Dewar, Town Clerk, Dingwall, when he enlisted and went to France in September last. Private Mackenzie was a particularly genial young man who was very popular with all who knew him.

Date of Paper:   21.08.1942
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   John W. (and brother Kenneth)
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Not stated
Home Address:  Frithard, Plockton

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Mrs Mackenzie, Frithard, Plockton, has received information that her son, Cpl. John W. Mackenzie, has had both his legs amputated as a result of wounds. Cpl. Mackenzie joined up at the oubreak of war and left the home country recently for a foreign part. A brother, Lieut. Kenneth Mackenzie, is at present in the East.
 
Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Kenneth
Rank:   Driver
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Royal Hotel, Ullapool.

EXTRACT FROM  RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Liberated 15th June, 1945."

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Kenneth C.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Strathcanaird, Lochbroom

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten note: "Missing"

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Kenneth J.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  13 Ladysmith Street, Ullapool

EXTRACT FROM  RJ: 

Handwritten note: "Missing"

Date of Paper:   02.08.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   M. H.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:  4 Strath, Gairloch

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
L./Cpl. M. H. Mackenzie, The Seaforths, previously reported missing, is now reported to have been wounded at St Valery, and a prisoner of war. He is the son of Mr and Mrs Mackenzie, 4 Strath, Gairloch, and previous to joining up was a motor driver at Loch Awe.

Date of Paper:  12.07.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Murdo
Rank:   Chief Stewart
Regiment:   Royal Navy
Home Address:  6 Porthenderson, Gairloch

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Murdo Mackenzie (42), was third son of Mr Donald Mackenzie, 6 Porthenderson, Gairloch. He was chief stewart on HMS Grieve, which was sunk by enemy action off Dunkirk. His home was in Southampton, where his wife and infant son live. He has four brothers serving, two in the Fleet and two in merchant ships.

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Murdo
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Crofton, Ullapool

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Prisoner of War 13th Sept., 1940. Liberated 11th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   20.11.1942
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Murdo Hector
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Cameron Highlanders
Home Address:  Upper Slumbay, Lochcarron

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    KILLED IN ACTION
Pte. Murdo Hector Mackenzie, Cameron Highlanders, killed in action on 24th October, 1942, in the Middle East, is a son of Mr and Mrs John Mackenzie, Upper Slumbay, Lochcarron. He was called up in January this year at the age of 19 years.

Date of Paper:   19.07.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   N. C.
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Corpl. N. C. Mackenzie, The Seaforths, missing, is a native of Invergordon, and was employed with Messrs A. N. Macaulay & Coy., solicitors, Golspie, when the war broke out.

Date of Paper:   04.02.1944
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Neil
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   London Scottish
Home Address:  Dochnaclear, Brae, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Neil Mackenzie, London Scottish, missing, is the youngest son of Mrs Mackenzie, Dochnaclear, Brae, Dingwall. He is a carpenter to trade.

Handwritten notes: "... and was employed by Mr Donald Cameron, Dingwall. 31st March, 1944, reported prisoner of war and lies wounded in a German Hospital. Repatriated Feb. 1945."

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Norman
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Ivy Cottage, Saltburn, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ:

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Employment - Factor's Clerk. Prisoner of War 27th September, 1940."

Date of Paper:   16.06.1944
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   P. E.
Rank:   Gunner
Regiment:   Royal Artillery
Home Address:   Fingal Road, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Mr John Mackenzie, HM Barrack Warden, and Mrs Mackenzie, Fingal Road, Dingwall, have received a letter from their son, Gnr. P. E. Mackenzie, R.A., that he has been wounded by shrapnel in the arm and evacuated to this country. He states that his condition is not serious, and has high praise for the warmness of the welcome he and his comrades received from the people of this country all the way from their port of landing. "Even grannies and kids, waving Union Jacks, lined the route, while the treatment meted out to us by the Americans we came in contact with could not be bettered. They really 'did us proud!'"

Gnr. Mackenzie, barely out of his teens, was on the staff of the Dingwall Post Office before enlisting, and a valued N.C.O. of Dingwall Home Guard, in which his father was for a time R.Q.M.S. He is a grandson of the late Mr Dan Maclean, slater contractor, and the late Nurse Maclean, Dingwall.

Date of Paper:   03.03.1943 and 23.04.1944
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Robert David Walter
Rank:   Flying Officer
Regiment:   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Home Address:  Clarkville, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ:   MISSING
Information was received from the Air Ministry yesterday that Flying Officer Robert David Walter Mackenzie, RAF VR, is reported missing in North Africa as a result of war operations on 2nd March, 1943, but believed to be a prisoner of war. Flying Officer Mackenzie is a son of Mr James Mackenzie, saddler, and Mrs Mackenzie, Clarkville, Dingwall. Prior to volunteering in the RAF, he was on the reporting staff of the Ross-shire Journal.

[23.04.1944] Flying Officer Robert David Walter Mackenzie, RAF, reported missing on 2nd March, 1943, in North Africa, is now known to be prisoner of war in Italian hands. The information came in a personal letter from himself to his parents, Mr and Mrs James Mackenzie, Clarkville, Dingwall, and was apparently written from an hospital in Italy. He states that he is "recovering and getting his appetite back". The letter is dated 14th March, but he refers to a previous letter. This, however, has not come to hand yet. Flying Officer Mackenzie, on 2nd March, went on an operational flight, in which there were two machines. When over enemy territory, Mackenzie signalled to the accompanying maching that he had been "hit". Subsequently Mackenzie's plane crashed into thick undergrowth. The other plane circled round for a time but saw no movement. Flying Officer Mackenzie was on the reporting staff of the Ross-shire Journal before enlisting.

Handwritten notes: "5th November, 1943 - arrived in Cairo [part obliterated]. Brother - James [part obliterated]. 20th July, 1945 - killed."

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Roderick
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Achiltibuie

EXTRACT FROM RJ:

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Liberated 11.05.1945."

Date of Paper:   28.07.1944
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Roderick
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Not stated
Home Address:   Polglass, Achiltibuie

EXTRACT FROM RJ:   WOUNDED
Pte. Roderick Mackenzie, wounded, is a son of Mr Duncan Mackenzie, Polglass, Achiltibuie.

Date of Paper:   06.09.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Roderick
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Knocknafannich, Easter Kinkell, Conon

EXTRACT FROM RJ:

Handwritten note: "Prisoner of war."

Date of Paper:   02.08.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Roderick
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Burnside, Dingwall, ex-Blairninich, Strathpeffer

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Sergt. Roderick Mackenzie, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs John Mackenzie, Blairninich, Strathpeffer. His wife and family of one boy and one girl reside at Burnside, Dingwall. A Territorial of long standing, Sergt. Mackenzie was head clerk with Mr Robert Munro, late Town Chamberlain, Dingwall, and continued in the post when Major W. S. Dewar, Town Clerk, succeeded as Chamberlain duties.

Handwritten notes: "Prisoner of war 30th August, 1940. Repatriated February 1945."

Date of Paper:   30.01.1942
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Roderick
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Royal Air Force
Home Address:  Locarno, Lochcarron

EXTRACT FROM RJ:   SERGT. RODDY MACKENZIE, LOCHCARRON
Official information has been received of the death of Sergt. Roderick Mackenzie, RAF, who was lost when his flying boat crashed. Deceased was the only son of the late Mr John Mackenzie, carpenter contractor, and of Mrs Flora Mackenzie, Locarno, Lochcarron. Before joining up, Sergt. Mackenzie was in the family business of John Mackenzie & Co.

A popular young man, Sergt. Mackenzie will be greatly missed in Lochcarron. To his young wife and child, as to his mother and family, deep sympathy is extended.

The Mackenzie family of two daughters and a son all attended Dingwall Academy and at one time were resident in the town together. The eldest daughter is the wife of Mr Alexander Macdonald, banker, son of the late Mr Wm. Macdonald, carpenter contractor, and of Mrs Macdonald, Vulcan Cottage, St James Street, Dingwall, while the other daughter is the wife of Mr Ian Macgillivray, at one time bursary clerk with Ross Education Committee, and now in Edinburgh. Sgt. Mackenzie visited Mr and Mrs Macgillivray at Christmas.

Date of Paper:   27.11.1942
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   T.
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Signalling Corps
Home Address:   Wester Blackwells, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Sgt. T. Mackenzie, Signalling Corps, wounded in the Middle East, is a son of Mr and Mrs A. Mackenzie, Wester Blackwells, Dingwall, and was previously employed as a shepherd with Mr P. W. MacCallum, of Lemlair.

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   William
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Achiltibuie

EXTRACT FROM RJ:

Handwritten note: "Missing. Liberated 11th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   06.09.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   William and (brother) John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address  41 Lonemore, Gairloch

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Ptes. William and John Mackenzie, The Seaforths, prisoners of war, are sons of Mr and Mrs D. Mackenzie, 41 Lonemore, Gairloch. Both are motor drivers.

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   William
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Kindeace, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Employment - Farm Servant. Prisoner of war 9th August, 1940."

Date of Paper:   30.01.1942
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   William ("Squeaker")
Rank:   Leading Aircraftsman
Regiment:   Royal Air Force
Home Address:   Lochinver, ex-Poyntzfield

EXTRACT FROM RJ:   L.A.C. WM. MACKENZIE, DINGWALL
L.A.C. William Mackenzie, RAF, who died at Aberdeen on 22nd January, 1942, was well known throughout the Eastern seaboard of Ross-shire. He was serving with his unit when he took ill and was taken to the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, where he was operated upon successfully. Later he had a relapse and passed away as stated.

Deceased, who was 32 years of age, was the only son of Mrs Mackenzie, Poyntzfield, and the late Mr Mackenzie, well known in the Invergordon and Tain districts.

An outstanding footballer, he gained a wide reputation as a centre forward or outside left. Playing with Citadel, Inverness, he was one of the team which first brought the Scottish Qualifying Cup north, an achievement then, as the whole of Scotland was included in the competition. From Citadel, he went to Ross County and to them was a valuable asset. A keen athlete, he competed in many of the Highland Gatherings in the North with marked success in the sprints, but was probably quicker with a ball at his foot, his breakneck thrusts through an opposing defence being a feature of his play, and thrilling espisodes to the crowd.

Prior to the war the was employed at Lochinver, where he resided with his wife, a daughter of the late Mr Hector Mackay, and of Mrs Mackay, Scotsburn, Station Road, Dingwall. Much sympathy is extended to his mother and young widow and her young boy and infant girl.

Interment took place at Mitchell Hill, Dingwall, when there was a large turnout of people, which included many of his football friends and associates, among whom were the last President of Ross County Football Club, Mr Stewart MacCulloch, and Members of Committee.

Date of Paper:  23.10.1942
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   William
Rank:   Sapper
Regiment:   Royal Engineers
Home Address:   Corry, Muir of Ord

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten note: "Son of Mr George Cameron. Prisoner of war."

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Mackenzie
Forename(s):   William
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   The Gordons
Home Address:  Braemore, Ullapool

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten note: "Missing."

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