WW2

World War 2:  Stoddart - Swanson

Surname Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Stoddart Harry M Corporal Wick  
Summers William J Private Cromarty  
Sutherland D Sergeant Invergordon  
Sutherland Donald Leading Steward Avoch  
Sutherland Ebenezer S Private Maryburgh  
Sutherland Ernest Corporal Maryburgh  
Sutherland James Private Dingwall  
Sutherland John Private Alness  
Sutherland  John Private Maryburgh  
Sutherland Robert Private Alness  
Sutherland Thomas D Private Tain  
Swanson John Private Poyntzfield Brothers
Swanson Robert Private Poyntzfield Brothers
Swanson William Private Tain  

Date of Paper:   04.08.1944
Surname:   Stoddart
Forename(s):   Harry M.
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Cameron Highlanders
Home Address:   24 Kennedy Terrace (or 43 Nicholson Street), Wick, ex-Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
STODDART - Died of wounds received in action in France, July 1944, Corporal Harry Stoddart, Cameron Highlanders, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs William Stoddart, West End, Alness, and dearly beloved husband of May Page, 24 Kennedy Terrace, Wick, aged 26 years. They died that we might live. Inserted by his sisters and brothers, at home and abroad.

Official news has been received by Mrs Stoddart, 43 Nicholson Street, Wick, that her husband, Cpl. Harry M. Stoddart, has died of wounds in Normandy. Before being called up two years ago, he was employed as a bricklayer in Wick with Messrs Watson, public contractors. He served with the 51st Division in the North African and Sicilian campaigns. Corporal Stoddart is survived by his wife and young son, also three sisters and two brothers, one serving in Italy, to all of whom deepest sympathy is extended in their sore loss. Mrs Stoddart is a daughter of the late Mr R. Page and of Mrs Page, Kennedy Terrace, Wick (formerly of Malcolm Street). Corporal Stoddart was the youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Wm. Stoddart, Whitehouse, Alness, and served his apprenticeship with Messrs Tuach & Son, mason contractors, Invergordon. He was well known and a general favourite.

Date of Paper:   09.08.1940
Surname:   Summers
Forename(s):   William J.
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Russell Place, Cromarty

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. William John Summers, The Seaforths, missing, is the husband of Mrs Summers, Russell Place, Cromarty, and son of Mr and Mrs John Summers, coal merchant, Cromarty.

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

Date of Paper:   14.08.1942
Surname:   Sutherland
Forename(s):   D.
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Royal Army Service Corps
Home Address:   Perth, ex-Clyde Street, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Mr D. Sutherland, Clyde Street, Invergordon, has received information that his son, Sergt. D. Sutherland, RASC, was captured at Tobruk and is now a prisoner of war. "Sid", as he was familiarly known in Invergordon, was a popular footballer, and was employed in the G.P.O., Invergordon, before being transferred to Perth G.P.O. His wife and family reside in Perth.

Date of Paper:   19.02.1943
Surname:   Sutherland
Forename(s):   Donald
Rank:   Leading Steward
Regiment:   Royal Navy
Home Address:   11 Shore Street, Avoch

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    MISSING
Official information has now been received that Leading Steward Donald Sutherland is missing from HMS Fidelity. He is 23 years of age, and was working nearly seven years in London prior to his serving in the Navy. His wife is serving with the NAAFI at Dalmore. He is the fourth son of the late Mr Lewis Sutherland and Mrs Sutherland, 11 Shore Street, Avoch. His four brothers are also serving in the Navy.

Date of Paper:   04.02.1944 and 14.07.1944
Surname:   Sutherland
Forename(s):  Ebenezer S.
Rank:   Private: 
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Caberfeidh Cottage, Maryburgh

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

        
Ebenezer S. Sutherland [Photos courtesy of Mrs Patricia Gillanders, Eb's niece.]

Pte. Ebenezer S. Sutherland, The Seaforths, reported missing while serving with the Central Mediterranean Force, is a son of Mr and the late Mrs Andrew Sutherland, Caberfeidh Cottage, Maryburgh. Prior to enlisting he was on the staff of Messrs Middleton, Ross & Arnot, solicitors, Dingwall.

[14.07.1944] Pte. Ebenezer S. Sutherland, The Seaforths, who was posted missing on 18th January, 1944, while serving with the Central Mediterranean Forces, has arrived at his home, Caberfeidh, Maryburgh, after a very adventurous time. He was taken prisoner at Cassino, but ten days later, while on a train bound for Germany, he contrived to make his escape. For five months he wandered about behind the German lines, sleeping in the hills and being fed by friendly Italians. Eventually he reached the British lines. On his arrival at Maryburgh on Saturday evening last, looking fit and well, he received a great welcome from the Maryburgh people. Prior to enlisting, Pte. Sutherland was employed in the office of Messrs Middleton, Ross & Arnot, solicitors, Dingwall.

Date of Paper:   14.04.1944
Surname:   Sutherland
Forename(s):   Ernest
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Hood Street, Maryburgh

EXTRACT FROM RJ:  WOUNDED
Pte. Ernest Sutherland, The Seaforths, wounded in the Middle East, is a son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Sutherland, Dingwall. His wife resides at Hood Street, Maryburgh.

Handwritten notes: "5th May, 1944, reported missing. Reported died of wounds 23rd March, 1945."

Date of Paper:   19.07.1940
Surname:   Sutherland
Forename(s):   James
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Fingal Road, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Pte. James Sutherland, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs Sutherland, Fingal Road, Dingwall, and prior to the war was for a period on the staff of the Dingwall Post Office. An athlete of outstanding merit, he was the boy champion of Dingwall Academy in his year, as well as being a well known competitior at Highland Gatherings. He also played football with Ross County senior eleven.

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

Date of Paper:   12.07.1940
Surname:   Sutherland
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Clashnabuiac Farm, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    SEAFORTH PRESUMED KILLED
Mrs J. Bain, Clashnabuiac Farm, Alness, has received official intimation from the War Office that her son, Pte. John Sutherland, The Seaforths, is now presumed killed on 4th June, 1940. Pte. Sutherland, who belonged to the County Regiment, crossed to France early in 1940. He took part in the battle of St. Valery in June 1940 and was reported missing. Prior to the war he was employed on the farm at home. Much sympathy will be extended to his sorrowing mother.

Handwritten notes: "Missing. Employed on farm. Reported dead 2nd May, 1941. Presumed killed by W.O. 19th Sept., 1941."

Date of Paper:   18.06.1943
Surname:   Sutherland
Forename(s):   John
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   Lochussie, Maryburgh

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Killed in action. Married and three of a family."

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Sutherland
Forename(s):   Robert
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   No. 1 Obsdale, Alness

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Son of Mrs A. Mackenzie, No. 1 Obsdale, Alness. Missing. Employment - Telegram Messenger, Alness GPO. Prisoner of War 9th August, 1940. Liberated 18th May, 1945."

Date of Paper:   21.06.1940
Surname:   Sutherland
Forename(s):   Thomas David
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Ardjackie, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
SUTHERLAND - Killed in action with the BEF, Private Thomas David Sutherland, beloved son of the late Mr John Sutherland and of Mrs Sutherland, Ardjackie. Deeply mourned and sadly missed.

Date of paper:   26.07.1940
Forename(s):   John and Robert
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Ballicherry, Poyntzfield, Conon Bridge

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Pte. Robert Swanson and Pte. John Swanson, The Seaforths, missing, are sons of Mr and Mrs Swanson, Ballicherry, Poyntzfield. Both were Territorials before the war and were employed by Mr Wylie, Ballicherry.

Handwritten notes: "Prisoners of War 20th Sept., 1940. Released in Poland 20/4/45/"

Date of Paper:   21.06.1940
Surname:   Swanson
Forename(s):   William
Rank:   Private
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Kirksheaf, Tain

EXTRACT FROM RJ:
Private William Swanson, Seaforth Highlanders, died of wounds, was the third son of Mr and Mrs Swanson, Kirksheaf, Tain, late of Arabella, Nigg. Deceased was 41 years of age and served with the 1/4th Seaforth Highlanders in the last war. Subsequently he joined a regular battalion of The Seaforth Highlanders and served in India. At the outbreak of the present war he rejoined the Seaforth Territorials. Much sympathy is extended to his widow and four children, who are now resident with her parents at Clay of Allan Farm, Fearn.

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