WW2

World War 2:  Sangster - Sinclair

Surname Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Sangster George Private Tain  
Scobie John Private Alness  
Scott Alasdair Private Garve  
Scott J Douglas 2/Lieutenant Fearn  
Sellar Cyril Private Tain Brothers 1
Sellar Hubert ? Tain Brothers 1
Sellar Robert ? Tain Brothers 1
Shanks Alick LAC Dingwall  
Shaw-Mackenzie Charles J Major Newhall  
Shearer Alexander Private Ardross Brothers 2
Shearer Edward J L/Corporal Avoch  
Shearer George Private Ardross Brothers 2
Shearer John Private Dalcross  
Shearer Robert Private Dingwall  
Shepherd Jack Bombardier Dingwall  
Shivas Andrew Private Invergordon Brothers 3
Shivas John ? Invergordon Brothers 3
Simpson George L/Corporal Dingwall  
Sinclair Andrew Sergeant Dingwall  
Sinclair Charles Private Lochcarron Brothers 4?
Sinclair Donald Sergeant Halkirk  
Sinclair Donald L/Corporal Lochcarron Brothers 4?
Sinclair J Corporal Fearn  
Sinclair Jack Gunner Dingwall  
Sinclair John Private Alness  
Sinclair John M Flt Engineer Ardgay  
Sinclair Kenneth M L/Corporal Ardross  

Date of Paper:   26.07.1940
Surname:   Sangster
Forename(s):   George
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Tarlogie, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. George Sangster, The Seaforths, who was wounded in France, is in an hospital in England recuperating. He is a son of Mr and Mrs George Sangster, Tarlogie, Tain.

Date of Paper:   19.07.1940
Surname:   Scobie
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Camerons
Home Address:   3 Top Street, Coulhill, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. John Scobie, Camerons, missing, resided at 3 Top Street, Coulhill, Alness. A reservist, he was employed at Teaninich Distillery when he was recalled to the Colours.

Handwritten notes: "Prisoner of War 23rd August, 1940. Liberated 18th May, 1945."

Date of Paper  11.11.1942
Surname:   Scott
Forename(s):   Alasdair
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Station House, Garve

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    MISSING
Mr and Mrs Scott, Station House, Garve, have been officially informed that their only son, Pte. Alasdair Scott, The Seaforths, is missing in the Middle East. Before enlistment he was training in Inverness as a mechanical engineer.

Handwritten note: "Reported died 30th April, 1943."

Date of Paper:   26.07.1940
Surname:   Scott
Forename(s):   J. Douglas
Rank:   Second Lieutenant
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Fearn Farm, Fearn

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
2/Lt. J. Douglas Scott, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs James Scott of Fearn Farm, Fearn. Prior to the war he was associated with his father in business. He is also a well known and popular member of the Ross-Sutherland Rugby Club.

Handwritten notes: "Prisoner of War 16th August, 1940. Liberated 18th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   26.07.1940 and 23.08.1940
Surname:   Sellar
Forename(s):   Cyril, Hubert and Robert
Rank:   Private / Not stated
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders / Royal Navy
Home Address:   Culpleasant, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Cyril Sellar, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs Sellar, Culpleasant, and later gardener at Tarlogie. He was a painter with Mr Macmillan, Tain, prior to the war.

[23.08.1940] Pte. Cyril Sellar, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, is a son of Mr and Mrs Sellar, Culpleasant, Tain, and late of the Gardens, Tarlogie. Pte. Cyril Sellar is reported to be slightly wounded. A brother, Pte. Robert Sellar, The Seaforths, is reported missing, while the youngest son, Hubert, who joined the Navy as a boy about two years ago, is presently home on leave prior to being posted to a ship. Mr Sellar, the father of these boys, is an ex-navyman and served throughout the last war.

Handwritten notes: "Repatriated October, 1943 (Cyril). Robert liberated 1st June, 1945."

Date of Paper:   12.01.1945
Surname:   Shanks
Forename(s):   Alick
Rank:   Leading Aircraftsman
Regiment:   Royal Airforce
Home Address:   Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    MISSING - L.A.C. SHANKS, DINGWALL
Mr Shanks, Ironmonger, Dingwall, has received intimation that his son, L.A.C. Alick Shanks, is "reported missing, believed prisoner of war". There is much sympathy with Mr and Mrs Shanks in their anxiety.

Handwritten note: "Prisoner of War 9th Feb., 1945."

[RCHS note:  Alex Shanks conducted a successful ironmonger's business in Dingwall for many years and died in 2016.]

Date of Paper:   09.08.1940
Surname:   Shaw-Mackenzie
Forename(s):   Charles John
Rank:   Major
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Newhall, Resolis, Conon Bridge

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Major Charles John Shaw-Mackenzie, MBE, The Seaforths, previously reported missing, now reported a prisoner of war, is the only son of the late Dr. J. A. Shaw-Mackenzie of Newhall, the descendant of an old Highland family, who won for himself an enduring reputation for his research work and important discoveries in the diagnosis and curative treatment of cancer. Major Shaw-Mackenzie was in The Seaforth Regulars, and on retirement after 16-1/2 years service, he joined the Territorials. His wife, who was Miss Elford, a niece of the late Mr J. Douglas Fletcher of Rosehaugh, resides at Newhall, Resolis.

Handwritten note: "Repatriated 22nd Sept., 1944."

Date of Paper:  16.08.1940
Surname:   Shearer
Forename(s):   Alexander and George
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Achindunie, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Missing brothers. Prisoners of War 6th Sept., 1940. Liberated 18th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   19.02.1943
Surname:   Shearer
Forename(s):   Edward J.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Old Schoolhouse, Avoch

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Mr and Mrs E. Shearer, formerly of Brucefield, Portmahomack, and now of Old Schoolhouse, Avoch, have received official information that their only son, L./Cpl. Edward John Shearer, Intelligence Section, The Seaforths, was severely wounded on 21st January, 1943, and is dangerously ill in hospital in the Middle East. L./Cpl. Shearer was in the 4th Seaforths at the outbreak of the war but, being under age, was transferred to another battalion of The Seaforths. Mr and Mrs Shearer have two daughters serving in the WAAFs and another has now taken up nursing as her profession.

Handwritten note: "Died of wounds 25th May, 1943."

Date of Paper:   12.07.1940
Surname:   Shearer
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Balnaglack, Dalcross

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. John Shearer, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mrs Shearer, Balnaglack, Dalcross. On his last leave from the B.E.F., he was married in the East Church, Petty, to the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs John Harper, Balnaglack, Dalcross.

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

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. Robert Shearer, The Seaforths, is a son of the late Mr R. Shearer, and of Mrs Watson, Gladstone Avenue, Dingwall. He was frequently employed at Dingwall Auction Marts.

Handwritten note: "Prisoner of War 16th August, 1940."

Date of Paper:   30.06.1944
Surname:   Shepherd
Forename(s):   Jack
Rank:   Bombardier
Regiment:   Not stated
Home Address:   44 Fingal Road, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Bdr. Jack Shepherd is in hospital suffering from a wound in the thigh. He is a son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Shepherd, Millcraig Road, Dingwall, while his wife resides at 44 Fingal Road. Before enlisting he was a traveller. Mr and Mrs Andrew Shepherd have four sons and a son-in-law in the Forces.

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Shivas
Forename(s):   Andrew and John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Murray Road, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Sons of Mr and Mrs J. Shivas. Missing. Employment: Andrew - Chauffeur; John - Chauffeur. Liberated 18th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   23.02.1945
Surname:   Simpson
Forename(s):   George
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Royal Scots
Home Address:   The Nursery, Craig Road, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  WOUNDED
L./Cpl. George Simpson, Royal Scots, wounded while serving on the Burma front, is a son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Simpson, The Nursery, Craig Road, Dingwall. The War Office information states that he is wounded in the left foot, the right leg and the neck. Prior to enlisting, L./Cpl. Simpson was assisting his brother, Gordon, in his business in Edinburgh.

Date of Paper:   20.11.1942
Surname:   Sinclair
Forename(s):   Andrew
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Royal Artillery
Home Address:   Upper Dochcarty, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Sgt. Andrew Sinclair, R.A., A.A., wounded in the Middle East, is a son of Mr and Mrs Sinclair, Upper Dochcarty. Prior to enlisting he was a millwright with Mr Reid, Bridgend, Dingwall.

Date of Paper:   13.09.1940
Surname:   Sinclair
Forename(s):   Charles (brother of Donald?)
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Lochcarron

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten note: "Prisoner of War"

Date of Paper:   24.11.1944
Surname:   Sinclair
Forename(s):   Donald
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   1st Airborne Division
Home Address:   St. Duthus, Halkirk, ex-Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
SINCLAIR - Previously reported missing at Aarnhem, in September 1944, now a prisoner of war, Sergeant Donald Sinclair, 1st Airborne Division, second son of Mr Donald Sinclair, JP, St. Duthus, Halkirk, and the late Mrs Sinclair. His father and sisters wish to thank many friends for kind enquiries.

Date of Paper:   13.09.1940
Surname:   Sinclair
Forename(s):   Donald (brother of Charles?)
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Lochcarron

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

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

Date of Paper:   Obliterated
Surname:   Sinclair
Forename(s):   J.
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Rhynie Farm, Fearn

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Corpl. J. Sinclair, The Seaforths, missing, is the youngest son of Mr Donald Sinclair, Rhynie Farm, Fearn, and late of Tarlogie Cottages, Tain.

Handwritten notes: "Prisoner of War 13th Sept., 1940. Liberated 1st June, 1945."

Date of Paper:   06.08.1943
Surname:   Sinclair
Forename(s):   Jack
Rank:   Gunner
Regiment:   Royal Artillery
Home Address:   Ussie Place, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Gnr. Jack Sinclair, R.A., who was wounded in North Africa in April, is home in Dingwall on convalescent leave. He was wounded by shrapnel in the left forearm, which is making a good recovery. Gr. Sinclair is a son of the late Mr and Mrs Sinclair, Ussie Place, Dingwall, and was an insurance agent prior to joining up.

Date of Paper:   Date obliterated
Surname:   Sinclair
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Little Glaich, Edderton / Dalmore, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
SINCLAIR - Killed in action in Western Europe, in March 1945, Private John Sinclair, The Seaforth Highlanders, only son of the late George Sinclair, Little Glaich, Edderton, and Dalmore, Alness.

Date of Paper:   16.03.1945
Surname:   Sinclair
Forename(s):   John Macdonald
Rank:   Flight Engineer
Regiment:   Royal Air Force
Home Address:   Station House, Ardgay

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    MISSING
Mr and Mrs Sinclair, Station House, Ardgay, have received news that their only son was posted missing on operational work. Flight Engineer John Macdonald Sinclair enlisted in the Spring of 1939. Previously he was a fully trained mechanical engineer, employed with Messrs Shaw Brothers in Grantown on Spey. After the outbreak of war he was in Rhodesia for over four years. He returned about a year ago and has been in England since then.

Date of Paper:   12.02.1943
Surname:   Sinclair
Forename(s):   Kenneth MacRonald
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Not stated
Home Address:  Tolly, Ardross, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
SINCLAIR - Killed in action in the Middle East, on 21st January, 1943, L./Corpl. Kenneth MacRonald Sinclair, second son of Mrs Sinclair, Tolly, Ardross, Alness. (Canadian papers please copy.)

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