WW2

World War 2:  Mann - Morrison

Surname  Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Mann Donald Private Fortrose  
Mann James Private Dingwall  
Mann Richard P M 2/Lieutenant Dingwall  
Mansell J Lt Cmdr. Dingwall  
Marshall John Private Fearn  
Matheson D Private Balblair  
Matheson Donald ? Beauly Brothers 1
Matheson Hugh ? Kyle  
Matheson Jack CQMS Kyle  
Matheson James ? Beauly Brothers 1
Matheson John Private Lochcarron  
Matheson Kenneth M Private Edderton  
Matheson Murdo Piper Badcaul  
Matheson Norman ? Beauly Brothers 1
Matthews Frank G Air Mechanic Alness  
Meikle George Private Dingwall  
Meinertzhagen Daniel 2/Lieutenant London  
Merrick Thomas Seaman ?  
Michael Charles Gunner Lasswade  
Middleton Norman ? Ardross Brothers 2
Middleton William J G Sergeant Ardross Brothers 2
Miller Alexander Private Invergordon  
Mitchell James A M Sergeant Invergordon  
Mitchell T Sergeant Invergordon  
Mitford Philip Lieutenant Lentran  
Moir Colin L/Corporal Dingwall  
Morrison Alick Private Tain  
Morrison Donald RFM Lochcarron  
Morrison Edward T P Private Avoch  
Morrison Hugh Sergeant Invergordon  
Morrison John E CQMS Delny  
Morrison Lewis ? Conon  
Morrison Philip L/Corporal Nigg  

Date of Paper:   12.07.1940
Surname:   Mann
Forename(s):   Donald
Rank:   Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Rose Street, Fortrose

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Son of Mr and Mrs Donald Mann. Missing."

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Mann
Forename(s):   James
Rank:   Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Gladstone Avenue, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. James Mann, The Seaforths, is a son of Mr and Mrs John Mann, Gladstone Avenue, Dingwall. He was employed by Mr Macgregor, butcher, Dingwall, prior to enlisting.

Date of Paper:   21.05.1943
Surname:   Mann
Forename(s):   Richard Peter Montague
Rank:   Second Lieutenant
Regiment:  Royal Irish Horse
Home Address:   Gordonville, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
2nd Lieut. Richard Peter Montague Mann, Royal Irish Horse, killed in action, was the husband of Dorothy Clay, daughter of Mr and Mrs Clay, Shanghai, and granddaughter of the late Mr and Mrs Wm. Macmillan, Gordonville, Dingwall. Aged 29 years, he was the only son of Mr and Mrs H. M. Mann, Shanghai. Mrs Mann has been for some time in residence with her aunt at Gordonville, Dingwall.

Date of Paper:   08.05.1942
Surname:   Mansell
Forename(s):   J.
Rank:   Lieutenant Commander
Regiment:  Royal Navy
Home Address:   Lemlair, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Mrs Nancy Mansell, Lemlair, Dingwall, has been officially informed that her husband, Lieut.-Commander J. Mansell, R.N., is missing. He was on HMS Dorsetshire which was sunk three weeks ago. Mrs Mansell is a daughter of Mr and Mrs P W. McCallum of Lemlair, and has one child, a month old.

Another daughter of Mr and Mrs McCallum is Mrs Patricia Jackson, wife of Commander Alan Jackson, R.N., who commanded the submarine Undine that was lost in 1940. Commander Jackson was picked up by the Germans in the Heligoland Bight, and is in a German prison camp.

Yet another daughter of Mr and Mrs McCallum, Mrs Isobel Humphreys, lost her husband, Capt. Jock Humphreys, R.N., by the sinking of the aircraft carrier Glorious in 1940.

Mrs Mansell, Mrs Jackson and Mrs Humphreys, with their families, are staying with their father and mother at Lemlair.

Date of Paper:   23.08.1940
Surname:   Marshall
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address: 13 New Street, Inver, Fearn

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. John Marshall (21), The Seaforths, missing, is a grandson of Mr and Mrs James Mackay, 13 New Street, Inver, Fearn, and prior to the war was a joiner to trade in Tain.

Handwritten note: "Liberated 1st June, 1945."

Date of Paper:   02.08.1940
Surname:   Matheson
Forename(s):   D.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:   Springfield, Balblair, Conon Bridge

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. D. Matheson, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs Matheson, Springfield. Prior to the war he was assisting his parents on the farm.

Date of Paper:   02.03.1945
Surname:   Matheson
Forename(s):   Hugh
Rank:   Not stated
Regiment:  Not stated
Home Address:   Totaig, Kyle of Lochalsh

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    DIED ON SERVICE
Mr Hugh Matheson, Totaig, Kyle, has died on war service. Rev. P. Chisholm conducted a funeral service in Ardelve Free Church, and the interment took place at Letterfearn Burial Ground. Mr Matheson leaves his wife and a young family, to whom the sympathy of the district is extended.

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Matheson
Forename(s):   Jack
Rank:   Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:   Rose Cottage, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
C.Q.M.S. Jack Matheson, Seaforths, whose wife resides at Rose Cottage, Balmacara, Lochalsh, has been reported wounded and in hospital in England. When last heard from he was on the road to recovery. A brother is employed in The Pavilion, Strathpeffer.

Date of Paper:   24.07.1942
Surname:   Matheson
Forename(s):   James (also Donald and Norman)
Rank:   (Rev.) Chaplain
Regiment:  Not stated
Home Address:   Free Church Manse, Beauly

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    MISSING
Rev. Norman and Mrs Matheson, Free Church Manse, Beauly, have received information that their son, the Rev. James Matheson, Chaplain to the Forces, has been posted missing in Libya. Prior to enlisting he was Free Church minister at Castletown, Caithness. His youngest brother, Norman, is a prisoner of war in Germany, while another brother, Donald, a B.L. of Edinburgh University, is with the Forces in the home country.

Handwritten note: "Prisoner of War 21st August 1942."

Date of Paper:   13.09.1940
Surname:   Matheson
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Ardineaskan, Lochcarron

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten note: "Prisoner of War. Liberated 15th June, 1945."

Date of Paper:   02.08.1940
Surname:   Matheson
Forename(s):   Kenneth M.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Ardvannie, Edderton

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Kenneth M. Matheson (20), The Seaforths, missing, is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Matheson, Ardvannie, Edderton. He joined the Colours early in January, prior to which he was employed as a motor driver with Messrs Carmichael & Sons, contractors, Argyllshire.

Handwritten note: "Liberated 1st June, 1945."

Date of Paper:   16.08.1940
Surname:   Matheson
Forename(s):   Murdo
Rank:   Piper
Regiment:  Cameron Highlanders
Home Address:   Badcaul, Lochalsh

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Piper Murdo Matheson, Camerons, prisoner of war, is a son of Mr Murdo Matheson, Badcaul, Lochalsh. He was employed as a postman in Inverness.

Date of Paper:   27.12.1940
Surname:   Matthews
Forename(s):   Frank George
Rank:   Air Mechanic
Regiment:  Royal Navy
Home Address:   8 New Street, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    DIED ON WAR SERVICE
It is with deep regret that the people of Alness learned of the death of Frank George Matthews, Air Mechanic, Royal Navy. Official intimation received by his parents, Mr and Mrs George Matthews, 8 New Street, Alness, reads: "Died on war service." From the date of his latest letter received on Christmas Day, it is surmised that his ship was at sea in distant waters at the time. Frank, who had attained the age of 21 years last month, entered the Navy as a boy when 15 years of age. After his official training, he was drafted to HMS Rodney, in which ship he served for four years. In 1938, he transferred to the Navy Air Arm, and since then he has seen much active service. A former pupil of Bridgend Public School and Invergordon Academy, Frank was popular with his schoolmates. His friendliness and cheerful disposition made him a favourite with all. He had a happy knack of making friends wherever he went, in far away places as well as at home ports of call. From his schoolboy days, Frank had loved action and adventure. By nature a rover, he made a typical sailor. Life on board ship and ashore alike held lively interest for this Alness lad, who loved a sailor's life. His good service in the Navy was testified by his officer in a letter received by his mother some time ago, commenting on his diligence and efficiency. Much sympathy goes out to his parents who await intimation of further details.

Date of Paper:   02.08.1940
Surname:   Meikle
Forename(s):   George
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   3 Meiklefield Road, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. George Meikle, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of the late Mr Harry Meikle, and of Mrs Meikle, 3 Meiklefield Road, Dingwall. Prior to the war, he was employed on public works at Evanton.

Handwritten note: "Reported killed in action received 23rd Dec., 1942."


Private George Meikle

Date of Paper:   20.10.1944
Surname:   Meinertzhagen
Forename(s):  Daniel
Rank:   Second Lieutenant
Regiment:  Coldstream Guards
Home Address:   17 Kensington Park Gardens, London

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    KILLED IN ACTION
Second Lieutenant Daniel Meinertzhagen, Coldstream Guards, who was killed in action in October 1944, was the eldest son of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, 17 Kensington Park Gardens, London, and of the late Mrs Meinertzhagen of Swordale, and a grandson of Major and Mrs Randal Jackson of Swordale. His aunt, Miss Jackson, resides at North Cliff, St Andrews.

Date of Paper:   20.10.1939
Surname:   Merrick
Forename(s):   Thomas
Rank:   Seaman
Regiment:   Royal Naval Reserve
Home Address:   Not stated

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Royal Oak.  Rescued."

Date of Paper:   14.05.1943
Surname:   Michael
Forename(s):   Charles
Rank:   Gunner
Regiment:   Royal Artillery
Home Address:   Polton, Lasswade, Midlothian, ex-Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Gr. Charles Michael, R.A., killed in action, was the third son of Mr Alexander Michael, Tain, and was 27 years of age. He was married and leaves a widow and young daughter, who reside at Polton, Lasswade, Midlothian.

Date of Paper:   03.12.1943 and 19.05.1944
Surname:   Middleton
Forename(s):   William John George (and brother Norman)
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:  Royal Air Force
Home Address:   Dalnavie, Ardross, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    MISSING
Sgt. William John George Middleton, RAF (rear gunner), is reported missing on operational duties. Familiarly known as George to his friends, Sergt. Middleton is 19 years of age and he is a son of Mr and Mrs Middleton, Dalnavie, Ardross, Alness. His elder brother, Norman, is in India.

[19.05.1944] Mr and Mrs Middleton, Dalnavie Farm, Alness, have received official information that their son, Sgt. W. J. G. Middleton, was killed in action on 22nd November, 1943.

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Miller
Forename(s):   Alexander
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Heathfield, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

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

Date of Paper:   16.08.1940
Surname:   Mitchell
Forename(s):   James A. M.
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Mossend, Saltburn

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Son of Mr and Mrs G. S. Mitchell. Missing."

Date of Paper:   09.08.1940
Surname:   Mitchell
Forename(s):    T.
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Shore Road, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing.  Mason's Labourer.  Liberated 18th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   19.07.1940
Surname:   Mitford
Forename(s):   Philip
Rank:   Lieutenant and Adjutant
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Berryfield, Lentran

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Son of Lieut. Colonel and Mrs Mitford. Missing. Prisoner of War 9th August, 1940."

[RCHS note:  also mentioned in War Diary of Captain Patrick Munro of Foulis.]

Date of Paper:   12.07.1940
Surname:   Moir
Forename(s):   Colin
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   26 Millcraig Road, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
L./Corpl. Colin Moir, The Seaforths, missing, is the son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Moir, Fodderty, while his wife and child reside at 26 Millcraig Road, Dingwall. He was employed at Drummond Farm, Evanton, for a number of years.

Handwritten note: "On 30th November L./Cpl. Moir was reported, through the American Embassy, to have died on The Somme on 4th June, 1940."

Date of Paper:   13.09.1940
Surname:   Morrison
Forename(s):   Alick
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Moor Farm, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten note: "Prisoner of War."

Date of Paper:   30.04.1943
Surname:   Morrison
Forename(s):   Donald
Rank:   R.F.M.
Regiment:   Rifle Brigade
Home Address:   London, ex-Lecknassie, Lochcarron

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
R.F.M. Donald Morrison, Rifle Brigade, killed in action on 31st March, 1943, in North Africa, is a brother of Mrs Kenneth Mackenzie, Lecknassie, Lochcarron. He was a sorting clerk and telegraphist in the G.P.O., London, before the war.

Date of Paper:   09.08.1940
Surname:   Morrison
Forename(s):   Edward T. Patterson
Rank:   Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:   21 High Street, Avoch

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Edward T. Patterson Morrison, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, was a Territorial prior to the war and was employed at Killen Farm, Avoch. His wife and two infant sons reside at 21 High Street, Avoch.

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

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Morrison
Forename(s):   Hugh
Rank:   Acting Sergeant
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Tomich Farm, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing.  Employment - Farm Servant.  Prisoner of War 9th August, 1940.  Liberated 27th April, 1945."

Date of Paper:   14.04.1944
Surname:   Morrison
Forename(s):   John E.
Rank:   Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Regiment:  Scots Guards
Home Address:  Smithy Cottage, Delny

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
MORRISON - Killed on Active Service, in Italy, in February 1944, C.Q.M.S. John E. Morrison, Scots Guards, beloved eldest son of John Morrison, Smithy Cottage, Delny.

Till memory fades and life departs,
He'll live forever in our hearts.
Canadian papers please copy.

Date of Paper:   04.06.1943
Surname:   Morrison
Forename(s):   Lewis
Rank:   Not stated
Regiment:  Not stated
Home Address:   Newton, Ferintosh, Conon Bridge

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
MORRISON - Lost at sea, on May 22nd 1943, Lewis Morrison, aged 18 years, son of Mr and Mrs Morrison, Newton, Ferintosh. Sadly missed.

Date of Paper:  04.08.1944
Surname:   Morrison
Forename(s):   Philip
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Nigg Station, Ross-shire

EXTRACT FROM RJ:

L./Cpl. Philip Morrison, The Seaforths, son of Mrs Morrison, Nigg Station, and the late Mr Morrison, late of Conon Bridge, was wounded in action in France in June. He saw service in the Middle East and India before going to Normandy.

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