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World War 2:  Mowat - Munro

Surname  Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Mowat David S Private Contin  
Mowat James Private Munlochy  
Moyes John R C.S.M. Portobello  
Muir John R Private  Helensburgh  
Mundell Walter 2/Lieutenant Muir of Ord  
Munro A Corporal Poyntzfield  
Munro A D Captain Alness  
Munro D Private Evanton  
Munro Donald Trooper Evanton  
Munro George Corporal Cromarty  
Munro  George L/Corporal Cromarty  
Munro George Corporal Fortrose  
Munro  George Corporal Tain  
Munro George H Private Alness  
Munro Hugh L/Bombardier Dingwall  
Munro Ian M Ft/Lieutenant Rhodesia  
Munro John Trooper Contin  
Munro of Foulis Patrick Captain Dingwall  
Munro Roderick Trooper Dingwall  
Munro Simon L/Corporal Fortrose  
Munro William L/Corporal Contin  
Munro William G Sergeant Dingwall  
Munro William J Private Culbokie  

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Mowat
Forename(s):   David S.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Kinnahaird Farm, Contin

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. David Sinclair Mowat, Seaforths, reported missing, is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Alexander Mowat, Kinnahaird Farm, Contin. Only 19 years, prior to joining up he was employed with Mr John Macfarquhar, farmer, Cullicudden. He is a native of Skelbo, Sutherland, and was well known as a boy in Embo village, where he attended school. He was on leave in January, when he left with his comrades for France. Two other brothers have reported for military service.

Handwritten notes: "Prisoner of War 9th August, 1940. Liberated 25th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   09.08.1940
Surname:   Mowat
Forename(s):   James
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Easter Suddie, Munlochy

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. James Mowat, The Seaforths, missing, is the youngest son of Mr Donald Mowat, Easter Suddie, Munlochy. A Territorial before the war, he was employed by Mr Rattery, Easter Suddie.

Date of Paper:   14.07.1944
Surname:   Moyes
Forename(s):   John R.
Rank:   Company Sergeant Major
Regiment:   Black Watch
Home Address:   1 Gower Place, Tain, ex-83 Joppa Road., Portobello

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
C.S.M. John R. Moyes, Black Watch, was the eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs James Moyes, 83 Joppa Road, Portobello Road, and husband of Mrs Catherine M. Ferguson, 1 Gower Place, Tain.

Date of Paper:   27.06.1941
Surname:   Muir
Forename(s):   John R.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:   57 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, ex-Munlochy

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    INFORMATION WANTED
Mr and Mrs John R. Muir, 57 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, and late of Munlochy, have received news of the death of their son, Pte. John R. Muir, The Seaforths, in Poland. No date of the death has been given, but the address of the camp is Posen, Poland, Stalag XX ID. Any further information will be gratefully received by the bereaved parents, to whom deep sympathy is extended.

Handwritten notes: "R.J. July 4/41 Report of funeral. Pte. Muir was born just outside Cromarty. The father served 24 years with the Seaforth Highlanders and in July 1941 was Station Barrack Warden to the RAF at Helensburgh."

Date of Paper:   21.06.1940
Surname:   Mundell
Forename(s):   Walter
Rank:   Second Lieutenant
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Tarradale, Muir of Ord

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Second Lieut. Walter Mundell, Seaforth Highlanders, wounded in the arm, is a son of Mr and Mrs George Mundell of Tarradale, Muir of Ord, and was on the home farm when he joined up. Standing 6 ft. 4 ins., he was the tallest man in the regiment.

Date of Paper:   16.08.1940
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   A.
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Poyntzfield, Jemimaville, exBraes, Ullapool

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Corpl. A. Munro, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, is the son of Mr Murdo Munro and of the late Mrs Munro, Braes, Ullapool. His wife resides at Poyntzfield, Jemimaville.

Date of Paper:   28.02.1945
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   A. D.
Rank:   Captain
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Morven, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
MUNRO - Killed in Action in Western Europe, in February 1945, Captain A. D. Munro, M.A., The Seaforth Highlanders, eldest son of Mr and Mrs A. J. M. Munro, Morven, Alness, Ross-shire.

Date of Paper:   12.07.1940
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   D.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Camden Street, Evanton

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing.  Employed with Mr K Mackenzie, agricultural engineers, Evanton."

Date of Paper:   08.08.1941
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   Donald
Rank:   Trooper
Regiment:   Royal Tank Regiment
Home Address:   Kildonan House, Evanton

EXTRACT FROM RJ 
Trooper Donald Munro, Royal Tank Regiment, is reported a prisoner of war in Italy. He is a son of Mr Hugh Munro, Kildonan House, Evanton, and a gardener to trade. Serving his time with Mr Bankes of Balconie, he was employed by the North of Scotland College of Agriculture, Craibstone, before called to the Colours.

Date of Paper:   13.09.1940
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   George
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Farness, Cromarty

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Son of Mr and Mrs W. Munro, Farness. Gardener with A. O. S. Spence, Farness. Prisoner of War."

Date of Paper:   06.09.1940
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   George
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Learney, Cromarty

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Husband of Mrs Munro, Learney, Cromarty. Prisoner of War. Mrs Munro, daughter of late Mr J. M. Grieve, Learney, who died on 14th August, 1942."

Date of Paper:   01.09.1944
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   George
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   3 Union Street, Fortrose

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
MUNRO - Killed in action, in North West Europe, in August 1944, No. 2825344 Cpl. George Munro, The Seaforth Highlanders, son of Mr and Mrs Simon Munro, 3 Union Street, Fortrose, aged 24 years. Deeply mourned.

Date of Paper:   02.08.1940
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   George
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   10 Craighill Terrace, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Corpl. George Munro, The Seaforths, missing, is the son of Mrs James Mackintosh, 10 Craighill Terrace, Tain. A baker to trade, he was prior to the war employed by Alexander's Bakery, Tain.

Handwritten notes: "Prisoner of War 11th October, 1940. Liberated 1st June, 1945."

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   George Henderson
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   71 High Street, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing.  Employment - Dining Car Attendant.  Prisoner of War 4th Oct., 1940.  Liberated 1st June, 1945."

Date of Paper:  14.07.1944
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   Hugh
Rank:   Lance Bombardier
Regiment:   Royal Artillery
Home Address:   Meiklefield Road, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
L./Bmr. Hugh Munro, R.A., I.A.A., wounded, is a son of Mr and Mrs John Munro, Meiklefield Road, Dingwall. A butcher with Messrs Fraser Bros., he served in the Middle East before going to Normandy.

Date of Paper:   14.05.1943
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   Ian Mackenzie
Rank:   Flight Lieutenant
Regiment:  Royal Air Force
Home Address:   Salisbury, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), ex-Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
MUNRO - On 3rd May, 1943, Flight Lieutenant Ian Mackenzie Munro, much loved second son of Mr and Mrs William M. Munro, of Salisbury, Rhodesia, and Invergordon, and dear nephew of Mr and Mrs H. A. Ross, Glenaveron, Brora. Interred at Higher Cemetery, Exeter.

Date of Paper:  24.07.1942 and 28.08.1942
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Trooper
Regiment:  Royal Tank Regiment
Home Address:   Kinnahaird, Contin

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Trooper John Munro, Royal Tank Regiment, officially reported missing on 2nd June in the Middle East, is a son of Mr and Mrs John Munro, Kinnahaird, Contin. Originally a Seaforth Volunteer, he transferred to the Armoured Corps. It is aparent from the date of his "missing" that he was in the fighting round Tobruk. News of his whereabouts is anxiously awaited by his parents and friends.

[28.08.1942] Trooper John Munro, Royal Tank Regiment, reported missing in the Middle East on 2nd June, is now officially reported to be a prisoner of war in Italian hands. The information has greatly relieved the anxiety of his parents, Mr and Mrs John Munro, Kinnahaird. Originally a Seaforth Territorial, Trooper Munro transferred to the Armoured Corps.

Handwritten notes: "December 1943 - Transferred to Germany. Liberated 1st June, 1945."

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

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
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 of Captain Patrick Munro of Foulis.]

Date of Paper:   29.09.1944
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   Roderick (brothers John, Maurice, Willie; sister Avril)
Rank:   Trooper
Regiment:   R.A.C. (Tanks)
Home Address:   37 Clifford Street, Ibrox, Glasgow, ex-Coulhill, Alness, and Pavilion Hotel, Dingwall.

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    KILLED IN ACTION
Trooper Roderick Munro (Ronnie), of the R.A.C. (Tanks), killed in action in September, aged 21 years and 2 months, was the second son of Mr and Mrs R. Munro, 37 Clifford Street, Ibrox, Glasgow, formerly of Coulhill, Alness, and Pavilion Hotel, Dingwall. Trooper Munro was one of five of a family, four of whom are serving with the Forces. John, who was well known in Dingwall as a Post Office messenger, is in the RAF; Willie (Smiler), who was twice torpedoed in four months, is in the Pacific; Avril (only sister) is in the WAAFs. A younger brother, Maurice, is still at home.

Date of Paper:  12.07.1940
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   Simon
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Union Street, Fortrose

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Wounded and Prisoner of War 20th Sept., 1940."

Date of Paper:   27.03.1942, 07.05.1943 and 07.01.1944
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   William
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Royal Army Observer Corps
Home Address:   Coul Cottage, Contin

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
L./Cpl. William Munro, RAOC, officially reported missing in the Middle East, is a son of Mr and Mrs William Munro, Coul Cottage, Contin. L./Cpl. Munro served in France in 1940 for six months, and three weeks after the evacuation at Dunkirk he and his comrades safely got away from Brest to cross to the home country. Last December he was drafted to Singapore. His last letter home told how pleasant a time he had spent at Christmas during a brief leave at a passing place.

[07.05.1943] L./Cpl. William Munro, RAOC, posted missing on 15th February, 1942, is now officially reported a prisoner of war in Japanese hands at Thai Camp, Thailand. The information was received yesterday by his parents, Mr and Mrs Wm. Munro, Coul Cottage, Contin. He was engaged in the cotton industry in Manchester and joined up on the outbreak of the war. L./Cpl. Munro is a grandson of the late Sgt.-Major D. C. Munro, The Seaforths.

[07.01.1944] PRISONERS OF WAR - L./Cpl. William Munro, RAOC, who went missing at Singapore in February 1942, and was later reported to be a prisoner of war, has now sent confirmation to his parents, Mr and Mrs Munro, Coul Cottage, Contin. In a postcard from Thailand, he writes that he is in excellent health and working for pay. The many friends of the family will be pleased to learn the facts, and that the anxiety of the parents has been allayed.

Date of Paper:   02.08.1940
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   William G.
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Commercial Buildings, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Sergt. William G. Munro, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs George Munro, Commercial Buildings, Dingwall. In the last war Sergt. Munro served with the Huzzars, and after peace had been declared, proceeded with his regiment to India. On expiry of his time, he joined the Ross-shire T.F., with whom he has served since. In civil life he was employed at the Dingwall Auction Marts.

Handwritten notes: "9th August, 1940, Prisoner of War. Liberated 18th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   16.08.1940
Surname:   Munro
Forename(s):   William J.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Greenleonacks, Culbokie

EXTRACT FROM RJ:: 
Pte. William J. Munro, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, is the only son of Mr and Mrs John Munro, Greenleonacks, Culbokie, and a nephew of the late Major Donald Munro, M.C., The Seaforth Highlanders, well known in Fort George and Dingwall.

Handwritten note: "Liberated by Russians in Poland and sent to Odessa 23/3/45."

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