WW2

World War 2:  Vass - Wells

Surname  Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Vass Bertie Seaman Shandwick  
Vass Charles J A Sergeant Rosemarkie Brothers
Vass David Seaman Shandwick  
Vass Hugh Seaman Balintore  
Vass Hugh Seaman Shandwick  
Vass William J Corporal Rosemarkie Brothers
Waddell Thomas Sergeant Dingwall  
Wallace Alan D Captain Ullapool Brothers
Wallace John D Pilot Officer Ullapool Brothers
Warner Jack Petty Officer Maryburgh  
Watson Alexander Seaman Cromarty Brothers
Watson David Petty Officer Cromarty  
Watson James Seaman Cromarty Brothers
Watson William Seaman Cromarty  
Watt Lannie L/Corporal Evanton  
Webb Fred Corporal Conon  
Weir H Sergeant Invergordon  
Wells James L/Sergeant Dingwall  

 

Date of Paper:   20.10.1939
Surname:   Vass
Forename(s):   Bertie
Rank:   Seaman
Regiment:   Royal Naval Reserve
Home Address:   2 New Street, Shandwick

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten note: "Age 23. Lost at sea." (HMS Royal Oak)

Date of Paper:   04.10.1940
Surname:   Vass
Forename(s):   Charles J. A. and William J.
Rank:   Lance Sergeant / Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths / Royal Air Force
Home Address:   Windyknowe, Rosemarkie

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
L./Sergt. Charles J A. Vass, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, is a son of Mrs Vass, Windyknowe, Rosemarkie. He joined the Regulars before he was 15 years of age and served five years abroad in India and Palestine. In October 1939 he went to France with his regiment. His only brother, Corpl. William J. Vass is in the RAF and is in hospital in England with a compound fracture of the femur. The father was killed in the last war.

     
David Vass    
               
Date of Paper:   20.10.1939
Surname:   Vass
Forename(s):   David
Rank:   Seaman
Regiment:   Royal Naval Reserve
Home Address:   4 Shore Street, Shandwick

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten note: "Age 18. Lost at sea." (HMS Royal Oak)


Hugh Vass

Date of Paper:   20.10.1939
Surname:   Vass
Forename(s):   Hugh
Rank:   Seaman
Regiment:   Royal Naval Reserve
Home Address:   5 Park Street, Balintore, Fearn

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Age 31. Lost at sea. (HMS Royal Oak) Left widow and ten months old son."


Hugh Vass

Date of Paper:   20.10.1939
Surname:   Vass
Forename(s):   Hugh
Rank:   Seaman
Regiment:   Royal Naval Reserve
Home Address:   18 New Street, Shandwick

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten note: "Age 32. Lost at sea." (HMS Royal Oak)

Date of Paper:   26.02.1943
Surname:   Waddell
Forename(s):   Thomas
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   R.E.M.E.
Home Address:   9 Gladstone Avenue, Dingwall, ex-39 Barrowfield Street, Coatbridge

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    KILLED ON SERVICE
The sad information has been received in Dingwall of the death, on 17th February 1943, as the result of a traffic accident in North Africa, of Sgt. Thomas Waddell, REME. Deceased was a son of Mr and Mrs George Waddell, 39 Barrowfield Street, Coatbridge, and husband of Eileen, daughter of Mr Wm. Macdonald, insurance agent, and Mrs Macdonald, 9 Gladstone Avenue, Dingwall. A motor engineer to trade, Sgt. Waddell joined the REME and for a time served with his unit, which was stationed last year in Messrs Robertson & Porter's Garage, Dingwall. He was married in Dingwall on 30th December, 1942. Much sympathy is extended to his parents, who are at present in Dingwall, and to his wife and her father and mother.

Date of Paper:   16.08.1940, 21.05.1943 and 18.06.1944
Surname:   Wallace
Forename(s):   Alan D. and John Douglas
Rank:   Captain / Pilot Officer
Regiment:   Seaforths / Royal Air Force V.R.
Home Address:   Ullapool

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Captain Alan D. Wallace, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, is a son of Dr and Mrs Wallace, Ullapool. Captain Wallace received his commission a few days before the war broke out and was promoted Captain in February. It will be recalled that Captain Wallace was some time ago awarded the Certificate of the Royal Humane Society for rescuing a girl from the Thames. His young wife resides with Captain Wallace's parents at Ullapool.

Handwritten notes: "Sister lost on board Benares 27th Sept., 1940. Liberated 25th May, 1945."

[21.05.1943] MISSING - Pilot Officer John Douglas Wallace, RAF VR, reported missing while on operational duty on the night of 12th-13th May, 1943, is the youngest son of Dr and Mrs Wallace, Ullapool. He is 21 years of age.

[18.06.1944] KILLED IN ACTION - Pilot Officer John Douglas Wallace, RAF VR, previously reported missing, is now officially reported to have lost his life during operational flying. He was the younger son of Dr and Mrs Wallace, Ullapool, and was educated at Ullapool HG School and Inverness Royal Academy, where he gained the Leaving Certificate in 1939. Always keen on flying, he applied at the age of 17-1/2 years for enlistment in the RAF. He was passed by the Selection Board but failed in his medical test. On the outbreak of war he again volunteered for an air crew, was eventually passed in grade 2 and was accepted as a fitter, in which capacity he served for nine months. Again volunteering for an air crew, he passed fit and went to Florida for training and became a navigator. On returning to the home country he received a commission and after a brief spell in the Coastal Command was transferred to a Lancaster Bomber.

Date of Paper:   14.06.1940
Surname:   Warner
Forename(s):  Jack
Rank:   Petty Officer
Regiment:   Royal Navy
Home Address:   Maryburgh

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Mrs Warner, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Murdoch, Maryburgh, has received intimation that her husband, Petty Officer Jack Warner, is missing. He also was on the Glorious (aircraft carrier).

Date of Paper:   06.06.1941 and 15.12.1944
Surname:   Watson
Forename(s):   Alexander ("Sonny") and James
Rank:   Seaman / Able Seaman
Regiment:   Royal Navy
Home Address:   36 Gordon's Lane, Cromarty

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
News has been received that Alexander Watson ("Sonny") was one of the crew of HMS Hood. Only 21 last birthday, he was well known and particularly well liked. Before being mobilized he served in the Orient Line. Another brother is serving on a mine-sweeper.

Handwritten note: "Killed on HMS Hood"

[15.12.1944] LOST AT SEA - A.B. James Watson, RN, lost at sea through enemy action, was a son of Mr and Mrs James Watson, 36 Gordon's Lane, Cromarty. A younger son made the supreme sacrifice when HMS Hood was sunk.

Date of Paper:  21.07.1944
Surname:   Watson
Forename(s):   David
Rank:   Petty Officer
Regiment:   Royal Navy
Home Address:   95 Shore Street, Cromarty

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 

Handwritten notes: "Son of Mr and Mrs Watson. Killed in action."

Date of Paper:   30.08.1940
Surname:   Watson
Forename(s):   William
Rank:   Seaman
Regiment:   Royal Naval Reserve
Home Address:   67 Big Vennel, Cromarty

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
Seaman William Watson, RNR, died of wounds, belongs to Cromarty, where he resided at 67 Big Vennel.

Date of Paper:   05.07.1940
Surname:   Watt
Forename(s):   Lannie
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Regiment:   Seaforths
Home Address:   The Hill, Evanton

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
L/Cpl. Lannie Watt, The Seaforths, who is reported missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs James Watt, The Hill, Evanton.

Handwritten notes: "Prisoner of War 30th August, 1940. 23rd July, 1943 - Died as the result of an accident."

Date of Paper:   04.06.1943
Surname:   Webb
Forename(s):   Frederick
Rank:   Corporal
Regiment:   16/5 Lancers
Home Address:   Tighnahinch, Conon Bridge

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
WEBB - Killed in action in North Africa, on 10th May 1943, Cpl. Frederick Webb, 16/5 Lancers, beloved husband of Margaret Robbie, Tighnahinch, Conon Bridge.

Date of Paper:   18.12.1942
Surname:   Weir
Forename(s):   H.
Rank:   Sergeant
Regiment:   Royal Artillery
Home Address:   39 High Street, Invergordon

EXTRACT FROM RJ:    WOUNDED
News has been received that Sergt. H. Weir, RA, of 39 High Street, Invergordon, has been wounded in the Middle East.

Date of Paper:   14.06.1940
Surname:   Wells
Forename(s):   James
Rank:   Lance Sergeant
Regiment:   Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:   Hill Street, Dingwall

EXTRACT FROM RJ: 
L/Sgt. James Wells (28), Seaforth Highlanders, wounded, is the husband of Mrs Wells, Hill Street, Dingwall, and prior to the war was an assistant with Henderson's ironmongers, Dingwall, in their store in Station Road. He hails from Glasgow.

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