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World War 2:  Patterson - Pringle

Surname  Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Patterson Edward T M Private Avoch  
Paul A R Bombardier Evanton  
Pescodd A W J Corporal Kessock  
Peterkin William C G 2/Lieutenant St Andrews  
Pirie W J Private Invergordon  
Primrose Thomas RQMS Dingwall  
Pringle A Sergeant Balblair  


Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Patterson
Forename(s):   Edward T. Morrison
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   21 High Street, Avoch

Private Edward T. Morrison Patterson (24), The Seaforths, is reported missing. Prior to the war he was employed at Killen Farm. His wife and two young children reside at 21 High Street, Avoch.

Date of Paper:   27.11.1942
Surname:   Paul
Forename(s):   A. R.
Rank:   Bombardier
Regiment:   Royal Artillery
Home Address:   Smithy Cottages, Foulis, Evanton

Mrs Paul, Smithy Cottages, Foulis, Evanton, has been officially notified that her husband. Br. A. R. Paul, R.A., died of wounds in the Middle East on 24th October, 1942. A native of Aberdeen, he married Miss Mary Polson, daughter of Mr and Mrs Polson, Smithy Cottages, Evanton, three days before he left for Egypt. Prior to her marriage, Mrs Polson was employed in the Dingwall Laundry.

Date of Paper:   10.11.1944
Surname:   Pescodd
Forename(s):   A. W. J.
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Royal Army Service Corps
Home Address:   Post Office, North Kessock

Cpl. A. W. J. Pescodd, RASC, previously reported missing, and now officially stated to have been killed in action on 20th September, 1944, was a son of the late Col.-Sgt. W. E. Pescodd and of Mrs Pescodd, Post Office, North Kessock, of which place he was a native. Prior to the war he was employed on the Kessock Ferry steamer and later in Inv erness. At the outbreak of hostilities he joined the RASC and was at the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Date of Paper:   07.06.1940,14.06.1940 and 07.02.1941
Surname:   Peterkin
Forename(s):   William Conon Grant
Rank:   Second Lieutenant
Regiment:   King's Royal Hussars
Home Address:   2 Lawhead Road, St. Andrews

Second Lieutenant William Conon Grant Peterkin, a well known East Fife W.S., is reported missing. Lieut. Peterkin is the younger son of the late Dr. G. G. Peterkin, Forfar, and a nephew of Mr William Peterkin, Dunglass, Conon Bridge. Educated at Merchiston Castle School, he served with Mesrs Scott & Glover, W.S., Edinburgh, and in 1936 became a partner in the firm of Messrs Pagan & Osborne, W.S., Cupar. Lieut. Peterkin was an active member of the Grange Cricket Club while in Edinburgh, and later assisted Cupar Cricket Club. In the summer of 1937 he played for the Yorkshire Gentlemen touring team at Gibraltar. His home is at St. Andrews.

[14.06.1940] Second Lieut. William Conon Grant Peterkin, reported missing in our last issue, is now officially stated to be a prisoner of war. Lieut. Peterkin is the younger son of the late Dr. G. G. Peterkin, Forfar, and a nephew or Mr Wm. Peterkin, Dunglass, Conon Bridge. He is a W.S. by profession and a partner in the firm of Messrs Pagan and Osborne, W.S., Cupar.

Added extract from Inverness Courier of 07.02.1941: Mrs W. C. G. Peterkin, 2 Lawhead Road, St. Andrews, has received word that her husband, Second Lieutenant W. C. G. Peterkin, of the King's Royal Hussars, is a prisoner of war. He was reported missing at the end of last month. Lieut. Peterkin is a son of the late Dr. G. G. Peterkin, Forfar, and is a partner in the firm of Messrs Pagan & Osborne, W.S., Cupar.

Date of Paper:   12.07.1940
Surname:   Pirie
Forename(s):   W. J.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   The Lodge, Newmore, Invergordon

Pte. W. J. Pirie, The Seaforths, missing, is a grandson of Mrs Pirie, The Lodge, Newmore, Invergordon. Prior to enlistment he was under gardener with Sir Wm. Martineau of Kincraig. He is 20 years of age.

Handwritten notes: "Prisoner of War 9th August, 1940.  Liberated by Russians in Poland and sent to Odessa 23/3/45."

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Primrose
Forename(s):   Thomas (and brother, Corporal Beddie Primrose)
Rank:   Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant
Regiment:    Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Meiklefield Road, Dingwall

RQMS Thomas Primrose, The Seaforths, missing, resides with his wife at Meiklefield Road, Dingwall. An original 1/4th Seaforth in the last war, he served in France from 1914 to 1918, being awarded the 1914-15 Star, and other medals. Soldiering attracted him, and after being demobilised from the Territorials he enlisted in the Regular Seaforths, and later served with his battalion in India, Palestine and China (Hong Kong). Subsequently, he was appointed CSM to The Seaforth Highlanders, stationed at Golspie. His father, Mr William Primrose, Burnside, Dingwall, was Pioneer Sergeant for over 25 years with the 1st V.B. Seaforth Highlanders, and later with the 4th Seaforth Highlanders (T.F.). A brother of RQMS Primrose, Corporal Beddie Primrose, of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, also an old Seaforth, as stated in our last issue, paid a flying visit home last week.

Handwritten notes: "Prisoner of War 9th August, 1940. Liberated by Russians in Poland and taken (remainder obliterated)."

N.B. Unfortunately, there is no record of Thomas Primrose's service in the Ross-shire Journal extracts for the 1914.18 War.

Date of Paper:   11.10.1940
Surname:   Pringle
Forename(s):   A.
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   4th Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Kirkton, Balblair, Conon Bridge

The War Office announces the death of Sergeant A. Pringle, Cromarty, 4th Seaforth Highlanders, who was reported missing in June. A son of Mr and Mrs Pringle, Kirkton, Balblair, Sergeant Pringle in civil life was van driver to Mr R. Matheson, baker, and was well known in the town and district. He was married and leaves a widow and one child.

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