WW2

World War 2:  Ross

Surname  Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Ross A D and brother Murdo Chief Officer Applecross  
Ross Alastair and brother Donald Sergeant Dingwall  
Ross Alexander Sergeant Canada Brother/Sister 1
Ross Alexander Corporal Alness  
Ross Alexander Private Fearn  
Ross Alexander Private Nigg Brothers 2
Ross Alexander G CSM Munlochy  
Ross Andrew Guardsman Conon  
Ross Angus ? Nigg  
Ross Angus 2/Engineer Portlethan  
Ross Angus A Lieutenant New Zealand  
Ross Catherine Wireless Operator Canada Brother/Sister 1
Ross Charles L/Corporal Nigg  
Ross Colin Private Invergordon  
Ross David Private Nigg  
Ross Donald Corporal Dingwall Brothers 3
Ross Donald Corporal Nigg Brothers 2
Ross Donald Private Tain  
Ross Dryden Private Invergordon  
Ross Duncan M Private Beauly  
Ross Elizabeth LACW Garve  
Ross George ? Alness  
Ross George A Private Ullapool  
Ross George D N Major Cromarty  
Ross Hector Flt Officer Tain  
Ross Hugh ? Nigg Brothers 4
Ross Ian Private Kessock Brothers 5
Ross J Reid Sergeant Invergordon  
Ross Jack Private Dingwall  
Ross James Seaman Balintore  
Ross James Private Inver Brothers 6
Ross John Seaman Fearn  
Ross John Private Invergordon  
Ross John Private Invergordon Brothers 7
Ross John Paratrooper Kincardine  
Ross John ? Nigg Brothers 4
Ross Kenneth L/Corporal Inver Brothers 6
Ross Kenneth Sergeant Invergordon  
Ross Murdo Seaman Tain  
Ross Peter G Piper Harris  
Ross Robert Private Inverness  
Ross Ronald Corporal Invergordon  
Ross Stenning Gunner Dingwall  
Ross Thomas Sergeant Munlochy  
Ross Thomas L/Corporal Tain  
Ross Walter ? Ardgay  
Ross  Walter Private Inver  
Ross William Pilot Officer Fearn  
Ross William Corporal Invergordon  
Ross William ? Invergordon Brothers 7
Ross William Corporal Strathpeffer  
Ross William Trooper Tain  
Ross William D L/Corporal Tain  

Date of Paper:   15.10.1943
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   A. D.
Rank:   Chief Officer
Regiment:   Merchant Navy
Home Address:   Navity, Applecross

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    LOST AT SEA
Chief Officer A. D. Ross, M.N., is reported missing, and presumed lost at sea. He was a son of the late Police Constable Donald Ross, and of Mrs Ross, Navity, Applecross, and joined the Merchant Navy when he was 15 years of age, serving on the Andrew Weir Line. During his last leave he married Miss Jessie Mackenzie, Gairloch, a former pupil of Dingwall Academy, and who resided in the Hostel. A younger brother, Lt. Murdo Ross, R.E., was on the staff of the Dingwall Post Office. Much sympathy is extended to the widowed mother and his brothers and sisters, who have suffered a further loss in the death on 8th October, 1943, of Miss Isobella Ross, Pyramid Cottage, Dingwall, sister-in-law of Mrs Ross, and aunt of the deceased Chief Officer Ross. The late Miss Ross, who was a daughter of the late Police Constable Alexander Ross, Ross and Cromarty Constabulary, is survived by two sisters, Mrs Angus Munro, London, and Miss Mary Ross, Pyramid Cottage, Dingwall.

Date of Paper:   13.09.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Alastair and Donald
Rank:   Sergeant / Corporal
Regiment:  Cameron Highlanders / Seaforths
Home Address:    Hill Street, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Sergt. Alastair Ross, Camerons, prisoner of war, lived at Hill Street, Dingwall. He is an ex-Scoutmaster in Dingwall. So far, there is no word of his brother, Corpl. Donald Ross, The Seaforths.

Date of Paper:   13.10.1944 and 11.01.1918
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Alexander and Catherine
Rank:   Sergeant / Wireless Operator
Regiment:   Royal Canadian Artillery / Royal Canadian Air Force
Home Address:  Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada / Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Many people in Fearn and Kildary Districts will learn with regret that Sergeant Alex. Ross, Royal Canadian Artillery, was killed in action in Italy on 13th September. He was the only son of Sergeant A. Ross and Mrs Ross, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. Born at Fearn, his boyhood years were spent there, and at Milton, Kildary, until his parents emigrated to Canada in 1925. He volunteered at the outbreak of war, and after training in Canada came to Britain in 1941, being stationed in England until he went to Italy almost a year ago. During the time he was in England he spent two of his leaves in Alness and visited his grandparents and other relatives and friends. His father, who is a son of Mr and Mrs Alex. Ross, Steel Cottage, Fearn, served with The Seaforths in the last war and was awarded the D.C.M. He has again answered his Country's call and is now a Sergeant Instructor in the Royal Canadian Engineers in Canada. His mother is a daughter of Mrs Macrae, Katewell, Evanton. His eldest sister, Cathy, is also serving in Britain, being a wireless operator with the Royal Canadian Air Force. She visited Easter Ross last week, having only received the sad news of her brother's death a few days before coming North. Deceased's wife and two children reside in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Extract from R.J. of 11.01.1918 regarding Alexander Ross (senior) and his family:

There is reproduced today photographs of six sons of Mr Alexander Ross, mason contractor, and Mrs Ross, Steel Cottage, Hill of Fearn, Ross-shire, all of whom have been or are serving their King and Country in the great war. With the exception of one who is missing, and is perhaps a prisoner of war, all are in touch with the old home at Hill of Fearn. The eldest son, who has just received the D.C.M., is wounded. The family record is a noble one, and the parents, despite constant anxieties, are proud of their children. The particulars of the different members of the family are given below:

Sergt. Alexander Ross (201337), Seaforths, has served for the second time on the Western Front. He mobilised with the Ross-shires at the outbreak of war. His wife and family reside at Burnside Cottage, Portmahomack. As reported the other day, he was promoted Sergeant in the field and awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry in the field on 21st November, during the battle of Cambrai. Wounded in action he is now in Bangour Hospital, Edinburgh, and is understood to be making good progress. Sergt. Ross has spent two years on the Western Front, and is one of the best known and most fearless of the Seaforths. The battalion is heartily proud of the honour attained by Sgt. Ross, and will join with Ross-shire people in hearty congratulations and hopes for a speedy and complete recovery.

Corpl. Wm. Ross (106527), Canadians, mobilised with the 1st Canadian Contingent, and was wounded in November 1915. His wife resides at Rosenewton, Elgin.

Pte. James Ross (5168), Seaforths, was wounded in France in September 1915. Recovering, he rejoined, and is now with the Mesopotamian Field Force.

L./Cpl. David Ross (201807), Seaforths. Serving with the county battalion, he was wounded on September 20, 1917.

Signaller Duncan Ross, Seaforths, serving with a special service battalion, has been missing since 22nd August, 1916.

Kenneth Ross, the youngest son, is in the Navy, serving at present in a Northern port.

Handwritten note: "James killed Palestine June 26/18 - 19.7.18."

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Alexander
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   2 Millcraig Cottages, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Son of Mr and Mrs J. Ross, 2 Millcraig Cottages, Alness. Missing. Employment - tractor driver. Prisoner of War 4th October, 1940. Liberated 18th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:  09.08.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Alexander
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Balaldie, Fearn, ex-Hartfield Street, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Alexander Ross, The Seaforths, missing, is the well known Tain cyclist, who gained many prizes in all parts of Scotland. His wife and child reside with her parents at Balaldie, Fearn.

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

Date of Paper:   12.07.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Alexander and Donald
Rank:   Private / Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   6 Arabella Holdings, Nigg Station

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Brothers. Prisoners of War. Liberated 1st June, 1945."

Date of Paper:   19.07.1940 and 30.06.1944
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Alexander G.
Rank:   Company Sergeant Major
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Rose Cottage, Munlochy

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
C.S.M. Alec. Ross, The Seaforths, is in hospital in England, suffering from gunshot wounds. He is progressing favourably. A native of the Black Isle, C.S.M. Ross has served fourteen years in the Regular Army. He was at one time instroctor of the Black Isle section of the Territorial Force. His wife and child reside at Rose Cottage, Munlochy.

[30.06.1944] Captain A. G. Ross, who was Sergeant Major of The Seaforths when they crossed to France, and was wounded at St. Valery in June 1940, and mentioned in dispatches for distinguished conduct, has been again wounded and is back in hospital, somewhere in England. He is reported to be making satisfactory progress. A regular soldier, he is a son of Mr and Mrs Ross, Craigton Avenue, Inverness. His wife resides at Rose Cottage, Munlochy, and has had official intimation from the War Office.

Date of Paper:   14.08.1942
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Andrew
Rank:   Guardsman
Regiment:   Scots Guards
Home Address:   Teanahoun Farm, Conon Bridge

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Official intimation has been received that Guardsman Andrew Ross, Scots Guards, is a prisoner of war, having been captured in the Middle East. Prior to enlisting he was employed by Mr Frank Matheson, Teanahoun Farm, Conon.

Date of Paper:   25.09.1942
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Angus
Rank:   Not stated
Regiment:   Not stated
Home Address:   Ankerville Cottages, Nigg

EXTRACT FROM RJ:   "Prisoner of War"

Date of Paper:   19.02.1943
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Angus
Rank:   Second Engineer
Regiment:   Merchant Navy
Home Address:   Learig, Portlethan

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    LOST AT SEA
Second Engineer Angus Ross, Merchant Navy, previously reported missing at sea, is now presumed to have been lost at sea. He was the younger son of the late Mr George Ross, who was for many years headmaster of Geanies Public School, Fearn, and of Mrs Ross, Learig, Portlethan. Deceased was well known in the North and North East of Scotland. While employed with His Majesty's Office of Works in Renfrewshire, he was appointed insurance engineer with Insurance Engineers, London. He joined the Merchant Navy in 1942 and sailed as second engineer.

Date of Paper:   30.10.1942
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Angus A.
Rank:   Lieutenant
Regiment:   New Zealand R.N. Volunteer Reserve
Home Address:   New Zealand, ex-Fernbank, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Son of late John Ross, Fernbank, Dingwall. Accidentally killed. See R.J. 6th Nov., 1942."

Date of Paper:   27.09.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Bruce
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Esther Place, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: Son of Mr and Mrs C. W. Ross, Esther Place, Tain. Prisoner of War. Liberated 18th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   12.07.1940 and 02.08.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Charles
Rank:   Private or Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Nigg Farm. Nigg, Ross-shire

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Charles Ross, The Seaforths, is reported missing, but his wife, Mrs Chars. Ross, Nigg Farm, has also received official word that he is presumed having died of wounds received in action.

[02.08.1940] L./Corpl. Charles Ross, The Seaforths, previously reported missing, is now reported as died of wounds, and is buried at Limmercourt on the Somme. He was the second son of Mr and Mrs Donald Ross, Glastullich Farm, Nigg Station, and for 12 years served in the local Territorials. Previous to the war he was in the employment of Mr George Douglas, Nigg Farm, where his widow and five young children reside. L./Cpl. Ross was popular with his companions. Deep sympathy is extended to sorrowing relatives.

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Colin
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Primrose Cottage, Saltburn, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Son of Mr and Mrs John Ross, Primrose Cottage, Saltburn, Invergordon. Missing. Employment - Labourer. Prisoner of War 11th October, 1940. Liberated 25th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   David
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Nigg Farm Cottages, Nigg

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "son of Mr and Mrs Angus Ross. Missing. Liberated 1st June, 1945."

Date of Paper:   Not stated
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Donald
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   7 Peffery Road, Dingwall.

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing June 1940. 9th October, 1942 - Reported killed in action on 4th June, 1940."

Date of Paper:   26.07.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Donald, Hugh and John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Nigg, Ross-shire

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  "Missing"

Date of Paper:   06.09.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Donald
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Fountain Road, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Donald Ross, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, is the son of Mrs Ross, Fountain Road, Tain. Prior to the war he was a dental mechanic with Mr D. Geekie.

Handwritten notes: "Liberated by Russians in Poland and sent to Odessa 23/3/45. Home 7th June, 1945."

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Dryden
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Clifton Cottage, Saltburn, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Employment - Car Driver. Prisoner of War 27th Sept., 1940. Liberated 25th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   16.08.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Duncan Macdonald
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Rose Cottage, Beaufort, Beauly

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Duncan Macdonald Ross, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs John Ross, Rose Cottage, Beaufort, Beauly. Prior to the war he was gardener at Druidaig.

Handwritten note: "Prisoner of War 30th August, 1940."

Date of Paper:   26.02.1943
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Elizabeth
Rank:   Leading Aircraftswoman
Regiment:   Women's Auxiliary Air Force
Home Address:   Station House, Garve

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Deep sorrow was felt throughout the district when news was received that LACW Elizabeth Ross, WAAF, sister of Mrs A. Scott, Station House, Garve, had passed away at Turnberry Hospital Ayrshire, after a brief illness. Soon after the outbreak of war, she volunteered for service, and was keenly interested in her work. In addition to her ordinary duties, her musical abilities were frequently requisitioned, and cheerfully rendered, at the religious services held on Sunday evenings in the Church of Scotland Huts, and in those of other denominations also. Miss Ross was the elder daughter of the late Mr Robert G. Ross, who for over fifty years was carpenter on the estate of the late Duke of Athole. On his retiral they both came to reside in Garve, where they soon identified themselves with every good cause in the community. Miss Ross took an active part in the work of the Woman's Guild, the Sunday School and the Girl Guides, and was organist in Strathgarve Church of Scotland. The early demise of such a useful and lovable personality is sincerely mourned; and much sympathy goes out to her sister and brother-in-law in this fresh sorrow, for they are still anxiously awaiting definite news of their only child, Private Alastair Scott* 5th Seaforths, reported "missing" in the Middle East last November. The funeral took place at Blair Athol.

* See "Sangster - Sinclair"

Date of Paper:   20.10.1944
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   George
Rank:   Not stated
Regiment:   Lovat Scouts
Home Address:   Balnacraig, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  WOUNDED
Mr and Mrs R. Ross, Balnacraig, Alness, have received information that their son, George, has been wounded in Italy. There are other three sons of Mr and Mrs Ross serving in the Lovat Scouts.

Date of Paper:   05.071940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   George A.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Argyle Street, Ullapool

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Prisoner of War 27th Sept., 1940. Liberated 25th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   26.06.1942
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   George D. N.
Rank:   Major
Regiment:   Not stated
Home Address:   Cromarty House, Cromarty

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  LAIRD OF CROMARTY WOUNDED
Official word has been received at Cromarty that Major G. D. N. Ross of Cromarty was wounded in action in the Middle East on 1st June. A cablegram has since been received that he is getting on well. Major Ross is a son of the late Sir Walter C. Ross of Cromarty, and of Lady Ross.

Date of Paper:   02.07.1943
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Hector
Rank:   Flying Officer
Regiment:   Royal Air Force
Home Address:   Hartfield Street, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    MISSING
Flying Officer Hector Ross, DFM, reported missing following bombing operations over Germany, is a son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross, Hartfield Street, Tain. He had been home on leave recently and was to have been married in a few weeks' time. F.O. Ross gained the DFM for his work as a wireless operator in many operational flights. Other three sons of Mr and Mrs Ross are with HM Forces.

Handwritten notes: "Prisoner of War 30th July, 1943. Liberated 1st June, 1945."

Date of Paper:   23.08.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Hugh
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   8 Academy Street, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Hugh Ross, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, resides at 8 Academy Street, Tain. Prior to the war he was employed by Messrs Wylie, wood merchants, Ardersier.

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

Date of Paper:   30.04.1943 and 26.11.1943
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):    Ian, Malcolm and William
Rank:   Private / Leading Aircraftsman / Not stated
Regiment:   Cameron Highlanders / Royal Air Force / Royal Engineers
Home Address:   The Hotel, North Kessock

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Malcolm (Callum) B. Ross, Cameron Highlanders, killed in action in North Africa on April 6th, 1943, was the second son of Mr and Mrs T. Ross, North Kessock Hotel. Callum was widely known and deservedly popular both at home and in Glasgow, to which centre he had gone to pursue his studies after taking his Higher Leaving Certificate at Inverness Royal Academy. Possessed of an intelligence above the ordinary, and being a naturally keen student, Callum gave very early promise of a successful career while still attending Drumsmittal School. To his natural ability was added a disposition which attracted many friends. War interrupted his studies, for he joined the Cameron Highlanders in September 1939. His early death at the age of 23 years is a tragic blow to his parents and his two brothers, both of whom are also serving their Country. Willie, the elder, who was on the staff of Messrs Matheson & Sons, architects, Dingwall, is in the Middle East with the Royal Engineers, and Ian, the younger brother, in the RAF, at present on his way overseas.

[26.11.1943] L./AC. Ian Ross, RAF, is posted missing. Happily there is hope he is a prisoner of war. He is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs R. Ross, The Hotel, North Kessock, and was educated at Drumsmittal School and Inverness Royal Academy. Twenty-one years of age, prior to his calling up he was in the office of the Town Chamberlain, Inverness. The eldest son, Wiliam, now in the Middle East, was in the office of Messrs Matheson, architects, Dingwall, and the second son, Callum, made the supreme sacrifice at Wadi Akarite, in April 1943.

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940 (incorrect date?)
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   J. Reid
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Joss Street, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    INVERGORDON SEAFORTH ESCAPES
Official news has been received by Mr and Mrs J. R. Ross, Joss Street, Invergordon, that their son, Sergt. J. Reid Ross, The Seaforths, has now arrived at Gibraltar. Sergt. Ross was taken prisoner after St Valery in June 1940, but made his escape. His many friends are glad to know that he is safe, and hope to see him at home on leave soon. Prior to joining The Seaforths, he assisted his father in his hairdresser's business in King Street, Invergordon. A keen athlete, he was physical instructor to Invergordon Boys' Club.

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Reported Prisoner of War 8th Nov., 1940. Escapes 12th Sept., 1941. Arrived home October 1941."

Date of Paper:   24.11.1944
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Jack
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   22 Gladstone Avenue, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    PRISONER OF WAR
Pte. Jack Ross, The Seaforths, posted missing on 22nd September, is now known to be a prisoner of war in Germany. His mother, Mrs Mackenzie, 22 Gladstone Avenue, Dingwall, on Friday, received a postcard from him stating that he was safe and well.

Date of Paper:   20.10.1939
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   James
Rank:   Seaman
Regiment:   Royal Naval Reserve
Home Address:  Port Street, Balintore

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Royal Oak. Rescued."

Date of Paper:   19.07.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   James and Kenneth
Rank:   Private / Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   9 Shore Street, Inver

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Private James Ross, The Seaforths, missing, is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs J. Ross, 9 Shore Street, Inver, and his wife and children reside at Shore Street, Inver.

Handwritten notes: [James] "Prisoner of War 6th Sept., 1940." [Kenneth] L./Cpl. Kenneth Ross employed at Macdonald's Steam Laundry, Tain. Prisoner of War 13th Sept., 1940. Liberated 1st June, 1945."

Date of Paper:   20.10.1939
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Seaman
Regiment:   Royal Naval Reserve
Home Address:  19 Shore Street, Hilton, Fearn

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Royal Oak. Rescued."

Date of Paper:   15.05.1942
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:    New Zealand Forces
Home Address:   The Mains, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    KILLED IN CRETE
Mr and Mrs John Ross, late of Tomich and The Mains, Invergordon, have received information that their son, Pte. John Ross, New Zealand Forces, has been killed in action in Crete.

Date of Paper:   24.11.1944
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Paratrooper
Regiment:   Not stated
Home Address:   Kincardine, Ardgay

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. John Ross, Paratrooper, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Charles Ross, Kincardine, Ardgay, has communicated from a P.O.W. centre. His many friends shared in the anxiety since he was posted as missing several weeks ago, and news of his safety gave general happiness in the district. This young soldier has had a long spell of hard service.

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940 and 20.09.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   John and William
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Brae Cottage, Achnagarron, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. John Ross and Pte. William Ross, The Seaforths, reported missing, are sons of Mr and Mrs G. Ross, Brae Cottage, Achnagarron, Invergordon.

[20.09.1940] Handwritten note (ref. William): "Prisoner of War."

Date of Paper:   14.06.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Kenneth
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Saltburn, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Sergt. Kenneth Ross, Seaforth Highlanders, has died of wounds in a hospital in England, on his 33rd birthday. His wife, who lives at Saltburn, Invergordon, and his brother, were summoned to the hospital, but Sergt. Ross had expired before they arrived. Deceased was employed for several years as a blacksmith with Mr Mackenzie, Achnagarron, and later was with Mr A. W. Taylor, The Garage, Invergordon. He served 12 years in the Territorials. A keen sportsman, he was an active member of the Saltburn Rowing Club and was a regular competitor at the Invergordon Regatta. He was popular with everyone and his demise is deeply regretted.

Sgt. Kenneth Ross, Seaforths, husband of Mrs Ross (nee Annie Moir, youngest daughter of Mr A. Moir, carpenter contractor, Invergordon), and who died of wounds in a hospital in England on his 33rd birthday, was buried with full military honours. The coffin was covered with the Union Jack. The funeral to Kilmuir Easter was largely attended, and was met at Kilmuir War Memorial by a large number of people. Sgt. Ross, who served over twelve years in the Territorials, was of a happy disposition and was well known and respected by old and young. He was employed for several years as a blacksmith with John Mackenzie, Achnagarron, and later with Taylor's Ford Depot at Invergordon. He was a member of Averon Lodge of Freemasons.

Date of Paper:   27.08.1943
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Murdo
Rank:   Seaman
Regiment:   Royal Navy
Home Address:   Aldie Meal Mills, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    LOST AT SEA
Seaman Murdo Ross, R.N., previously reported missing, is now presumed lost at sea. He was a son of Mr Ross, Aldie Meal Mills, Tain, and was employed by his father before going to sea. He was serving on a submarine.

Date of Paper   13.09.1940
Surname   Ross
Forename(s)   Peter G.
Rank   Piper
Regiment   Cameron Highlanders
Home Address   The Mills, Geocral, Harris

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Son of Mr and Mrs William Ross, The Mills, Geocral, Harris, formerly of Ullapool. Prisoner of War."

Date of Paper   07.09.1940
Surname   Ross
Forename(s)   Robert
Rank   Private
Regiment   Camerons
Home Address   Hedge Valley, by Inverness

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Robert Ross, Camerons, prisoner of war, is a son of Mr and Mrs Daniel Ross, Hedge Valley, by Inverness, and was employed by Messrs Macpherson & Coy., Sporting Store, Inverness, before the war. He is a former pupil of Dingwall Academy.

Date of Paper   05.07.1940
Surname   Ross
Forename(s)   Ronald
Rank   Corporal
Regiment   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address   Outram Street, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Employment - Labourer. Prisoner of War 27th Sept., 1940. Liberated 4th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   03.04.1942
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Stenning
Rank:   Gunner
Regiment:   Royal Artillery
Home Address:   High Street, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Gr. Stenning Ross, Royal Artillery, reported missing at Singapore, is a son of the late Mr James Ross, and a grandson of the late Mr Roderick Ross, clothier, High Street, Dingwall. Much sympathy will be extended to his mother, who resides in Paisley, and other relatives in their anxiety.

Date of Paper:   27.06.1941
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Thomas
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Canadian Army
Home Address:   Quebec, Canada, ex-Gateside, Munlochy

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
As a result of a motor cycle accident on service at Winnipeg, Canada, the very sad news has been received of the death of Mr Thomas Ross, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Ross, Gateside, Munlochy. "Tommy", as he was so familiarly known, served his apprenticeship as a baker with his uncle, the late Andrew Ross, Munlochy, and emigrated to Canada in 1924, at the age of 17 years. He was for a number of years in one of Quebec's leading hotels as chef, which post he held till the present war broke out. As sergeant in the Canadian Army, he was held in high esteem by his comrades. Six years ago he married a Canadian lady who belongs to Montreal. Deepest sympathy is extended to her in the loss of a loving husband, and also to deceased's sisters and brothers.

Date of Paper:   18.10.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Thomas
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Royal Corps of Signals
Home Address:   Stafford Street, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Youngest son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross. Prisoner of War. Prior to war he was employed as a postman in Kirkcaldy. Liberated 1st June, 1945."

Date of Paper  15.01.1943
Surname  Ross
Forename(s)  Walter
Rank  Not stated
Regiment  Merchant Navy
Home Address  Gruinards, Ardgay

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  LOST AT SEA

The relatives of Mr Walter Ross, of the Merchant Service, second son of the late Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross, Gruinards, Ardgay, have been notified of his loss at sea, through enemy action. Mr Ross held a responsible post and was seafaring for over 28 years. He saw much service in the last war, and was more than once shipwrecked, as a result of enemy action. A fine type of officer, he was beloved for his many good qualities. He was educated at Croick School and Tain Royal Academy. His duties took him to many parts of the world, and regularly he came to his home district to spend his leave. A very wide circle of friends, at home and abroad, sympathise with his brother, Mr David Ross, the two sisters and other relatives. Mr David Ross served in the last war with the Machine Gun Corps. A younger brother, Mr Hugh Ross, Scots Guards, paid the supreme sacrifice in France in the last war.

Date of Paper:   26.07.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   Walter
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Lower Geanies, Fearn, ex-7 Shore Street, Inver

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Walter Ross (33), The Seaforths, missing, is the son of Mr and Mrs A. Ross, 7 Shore Street, Inver, Fearn. His wife and family reside at Lower Geanies, Fearn.

Date of Paper:   17.07.1942
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   William
Rank:   Pilot Officer
Regiment:   Royal Air Force
Home Address:   3 King Street, Hilton, Fearn

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
During the weekend, Fearn Seaboard Villages were sorry to learn that Mr Wm. Ross, 3 King Street, Hilton, had been notified by the Air Ministry that his son, Pilot Officer Wm. Ross, has been officially posted "missing". Everyone feels deeply for the respected parents of this most popular young man, and those who have watched his successful career in the Metropolitan Police and the RAF will join in hoping that the next news may be the good news of safety. Three brothers of the missing officer are serving in the RAF, and one in the Army.

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   William
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Blackmuir, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Son and Mr and Mrs G. Ross. Missing. Employment - Farm Servant."

Date of Paper:   06.09.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   William
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Caberfeidh Cottage, Strathpeffer

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Cpl. William Ross, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, resides at Caberfeidh Cottage, Strathpeffer. His mother has received a postcard from Cpl. Ross dated from a camp in Germany.

Handwritten note: "Liberated 18th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   19.07.1940
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   William
Rank:   Trooper
Regiment:   Lovat Scouts
Home Address:   Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Trooper William Ross, Lovat Scouts, missing, was a member of the military guard aboard the Andora Star, which was torpedoed. Trooper Ross, who was a native of Tain, served with the Lovat Scouts before the war, and was sent to France in October, 1939, where he remained till the evacuation took place.

Date of Paper:   28.07.1944
Surname:   Ross
Forename(s):   William Duncan
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Petley Street, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
L./Cpl. William Duncan Ross, The Seaforths, killed in action, was a son of the late Mr and Mrs George Ross, Petley Street, Tain, and joined the army as a boy. He saw service in the Middle East and India before going to Normandy.

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