World War 1

World War One Lochbroom  Collage


1790 Sergeant William George Ronald Mundell, Princess Pat's Canadian Light Infantry.

505726 Sapper Donald Ross, 12th Field Company Canadian Engineers.

Private Roderick Ross, NZIF.

8643 Private Angus Shaw, 7th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders.

1494 Private James Speed, 4th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders.

60805 Private James Stewart, Seaforth Highlanders.

Lance Corporal John Baillie Stewart, 4th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders.

22891 Private Kenneth Stewart, 2nd Bn The Seaforth Highlanders.

7716 Sergeant Thomas Sutherland, 4th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders.

125976 Gunner William Sutherland 41st Brigade, RFA.

Men of Lochbroom 1914-1918

Sergeant William George Ronald Mundell 

Aged 35.  Engineer.  Son of the late Major Walter G Mundell, JP, Seaforth Volunteers, Inverlael, Lochbroom.  Served in the Scottish Yeomanry throughout the South African War.  Afterwards emigrated to Canada where he lived chiefly upon his ranch in Calgary. 
Extract from the Inverness Courier:  "The call of the Motherland was irresistible and when War broke out Mr Mundell was one of the first volunteers from the West." 
The Calgary News Telegram, 27th April, contains the news of Sergeant Mundell's death on 17 April 1915.  He, along with four others, was killed instantaneously by a shell at the famous attack on Hill 60.  "He was the first to bring distinction to this City, and was the first man, in the West, to be recommended for the VC for conspicuous bravery in the battlefield."

Sapper Donald Ross 

Aged 32.  Police Constable in Canada.  Son of Mr Murdo Ross, Dundonnell.  Joined the Army in Canada July 1916.  Killed in action in France 28 June 1917.  Had one brother serving:  William Ross, 4th Seaforths.  Severely wounded at Fontaine Notre Dame 22 November 1917.

Private Roderick Ross 

Aged 33.  Son of Mr Ruairidh Ross, Reiff, Achiltibuie.  Served in France from 1915.  Died in a London Hospital from wounds received in action:  23 December 1917.

Private Angus Shaw 

Aged 32.  Son of Mr Angus Shaw, Loggie, Lochbroom.  Enlisted in the 7th Seaforths 28 May 1915.  Proceeded to France 3 October 1915.  Shot by a sniper 19 November 1915.

Private James Speed 

Aged 20.  Gardener at Dundonnell.  Son of Mr R Speed, Bridge Cottage, Strathtay, Perthshire.  Enlisted in 4th Seaforths 25 March 1913.  Mobilized 4 August 1914.  Proceeded to France 5 November 1914.  Killed in action at the battle of Neuve Chapelle 12 March 1915.  Had two brothers serving:  Private Peter Speed, 7th Seaforths;  Sergeant Robert Speed, 9th Seaforths (twice wounded).

Private James Stewart 

Aged 23.  Son of Mr Roderick Stewart, Badenscallie, Achiltibuie.  Profession - a School Teacher and had taught in the Badralloch, Achduart and Inverlael Schools.  Enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders March 1916.  Transferred to the MGC October 1916.  Died of Pneumonia at Abbeville January 1917.

Lance Corporal John Baillie Stewart 

Aged 23.  Son of Mr Kenneth Stewart, Rhue, Ullapool.  Joined the Seaforths May 1916.  Proceeded to France January 1917.  Killed at Roclincourt 18 March 1917.  Buried in the cemetery at Maroeuil.  Lance Corporal John Stewart was a young man of great promise.  He was of a most studious turn of mind and had a great love for the Gaelic language.  He was a frequent contributor to the Gaelic column of the People's Journal;  his last article, Chi sinn thall thu, having appeared in booklet form in 1918 with a message of appreciation and sympathy from Ian Macpherson, MP. 
Had two brothers serving:
Donald Stewart, Reservist, Scots Guards, called up from Vancouver.  He is said to be the only man in Canada who received the Mons Medal from the Prince of Wales during his recent visit to that country.  Kenneth Stewart, 4th Seaforths.

Private Kenneth Stewart 

Aged 41.  A Shepherd for many years with Mr Robertson, Fodderty.  Son of Mr Duncan Stewart, Polglass, Achiltibuie.  Joined the Seaforths June 1917.  Proceeded to France October 1917.  Killed in action 28 March 1918.

Sergeant Thomas Sutherland 

Aged 34.  Sergeant Sutherland left a wife and two children, living at Caberfeidh House, Ullapool.  Enlisted at Bonar Bridge October 1902.  Appointed Instructor of the Ullapool Company 4th Seaforth Highlanders 1911.  Mobilized 4 August 1914.  Proceeded to France 5 November 1914.  Was three times wounded:  March 1916;  February 1918;  July 1918.  Drowned while coming home in the Hospital Ship HMAT Warilda 3 August 1918.

Gunner William Sutherland 

Aged 36.  Son of Mr William Sutherland, Inverbroom.  Joined the Army 15 April 1915.  Killed in action near Cottinchy 4 April 1918.  Had two brothers serving:  James Sutherland, 15th Brigade RFA.  Twice wounded and gassed.  Simon Sutherland, 4th Seaforths.

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