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War Records 1914-18

Sergeant John Calder

Private Alexander Cameron

Sergeant Allan Cameron

2/Lieutenant Charles T Cameron

Private D Cameron

Lance Corporal Dougal Cameron

Corporal Duncan J Cameron

Private Frank Cameron

Major G M Cameron

Private Ian Cameron

Lieutenant Ian Douglas Cameron

Private Kenneth Cameron (Dingwall)

Private Kenneth Cameron (Shieldaig)

Corporal Pedro Cameron

Private Peter Robertson Cameron

Private Victor Cameron

Private William Cameron

Surname C

Surname Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Calder John Sergeant Invergordon  
Cameron Alexander  Private Fores ex
Cameron Allan Sergeant Fearn  
Cameron Charles T 2/Lieutenant Delny  
Cameron Donald Private Ullapool  
Cameron Dougal L/Corporal Conon  
Cameron Duncan J Corporal Strathpeffer Brothers 1
Cameron Frank Private London
Cameron G M Major Avoch  
Cameron Ian Private Muir of Ord  
Cameron Ian D Lieutenant Tain  
Cameron John Private Banavie  
Cameron Kenneth Private Dingwall  
Cameron Kenneth Private Shieldaig  
Cameron Pedro Corporal Evanton  
Cameron Peter R Private Muir of Ord Brothers 2
Cameron Victor Private Strathpeffer  1
Cameron William Private Muir of Ord  2
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Campbell Alexander Gunner Maryburgh Brothers 3
Campbell Alexander Gunner Not known  
Campbell Angus Shoeing Smith Aultbea  
Campbell Donald Private Edinburg
Campbell Donald Not stated Strathpeffer Brothers 4
Campbell Donald Private Ullapool  
Campbell Evan Private Maryburgh Brothers 5
Campbell George Private Strathpeffer Brothers 6
Campbell John Private Evanton  
Campbell John Corporal Ullapool  
Campbell John A Private Maryburgh  5
Campbell John M Private Glenshiel  
Campbell Kenneth Private Alness  
Campbell Kenneth Trooper Gairloch  
Campbell Kenneth Not stated Strathpeffer  4
Campbell Simon M Private Strathpeffer  6
Campbell Sweeton Private Dingwall  
Campbell Thomas Private Maryburgh  3
Campbell William Private Fortrose  
Campbell William Private Maryburgh  5
Carlin James H CSM Tain Brothers 7
Carlin Robert Private Tain  7
Chadwick Edward N 2/Lieutenant Hyde  
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Chapman Horace J Private Tore  
Chisholm D Priovate Marybank  
Chisholm Donald L/Corporal Muir of Ord  
Chisholm Roderick Private Glasgow Cousins 8
Chisholm  Roderick Sergeant Glasgow  8
Chisholm Roderick L/Corporal Peterhead  8
Chisholm Roderick L/Corporal South Uist  8
Chisholm Ronald Private Muir of Ord  
Christie Malcolm Private Edderton  
Clark A Lieutenant Peterhead  
Clark Alexander Seaman Avoch  
Clark M Private No details  
Clayton Keith Lieutenant Croydon  
Clunas Roderick R Private Dingwall  
Coe J George Lieutenant Beauly  
Combe Henry C S Captain Strathconon Brothers 9
Combe John F B Lieutenant Strathconon  9
Corbett A M L/Corporal Fearn Brothers 10
Corbett Colin Gunner Delny  
Corbett H Corporal Fearn  10
Corbett James L/Corporal Strathpeffer  
Cormack Alexander Private Evanton Brothers 11
Cormack Henry Private Evanton  11
Cormack James Private Alness  
Cormack James Private Evanton  11
Cormack William Sergeant Evanton  11
Crichton Norman Lieutenant Stornoway  
Cross Duncan Private Culbokie Brothers 12
Cross Hector Private Culbokie  12
Cruickshank A Trooper Delny  
Cumming Not stated QMS Invergordon  
Cuthbert T W Major Not stated  

Date of Paper:  24.11.1916
Surname:  Calder
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Ivy Cottage, 12 Clyde Street, Invergordon

Sergeant John Calder, Seaforths, who died on 1st August last from wounds received on 26th July, was a nephew of Mrs W. Munro, Ivy Cottage, 12 Clyde Street, Invergordon, and of Miss M. Shaw, Easter Ardross, Alness.
The Officer Commanding his company, in a letter to deceased's aunt, writes: "It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the death of your nephew, who died of wounds in hospital. At the time of being wounded he had been acting Sergt.-Major, and was of the greatest assistance to the company, and his services will be greatly missed by us all. His comrades-in-arms held him in great esteem and deplore his loss. The sympathy of the officers and men of the battalion go out to you in your sad bereavement."
Rev. John Macleod, chaplain to the regiment, writes - "I regret very much to have to inform you that your nephew, Sergt. Calder, died as the result of wounds received in action, and I write to say how deeply I sympathise with you. He was a brave soldier, who did his duty nobly and well, and everyone who knew him deeply regrets his death. His personal belongings will be sent to you by the Q.C. of the Field Ambulance where he died."  A photograph of Sergt. Calder appears to-day.

Date of Paper:  17.05.1918
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Forres

As briefly announced, Pte. Alexander Cameron, Seaforths, whose wife and three children reside at Forres, and who was the son of the late Mr Hugh Cameron, crofter, Achterneed, and a brother of Mr Duncan Cameron, crofter and surfaceman, there, fell in action in France on 25th March, 1918. Deceased was 42 years of age. He joined up under the impulse of the Derby scheme, and reported to the Colours in February, 1915. Since then, except when home with wounds, or on leave, he has been with the battalion of Morayshire men. Before the war he was a well known boots in Forres. For many years he was in the Commercial Hotel there, and latterly served in the Moray Arms, Forres. He had a fine personality, a fine figure and, although on the borderline of the then military age of 39 years, he had still a physique worthy of his splendid courage. There will be genuine sympathy with the widow and family, and here about Achterneed sincere regret at the passing of such a gallant soldier.                                  
His photograph appears to-day.

Date of Paper:  08.09.1916 and 29.06.1917
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Allan
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Lochslin Cottage, Fearn

Sergt. Allan Cameron, who is married to a daughter of Mr and Mrs Sutherland, also went out with the Seaforths in November, 1914. For a year and nine months he was on active service, with the exception of two days which he was compelled to spend in hospital. He was time- expired in May last, but rejoined before coming home for his month's leave. He is now with the reserve battalion.

There is reproduced to-day a photograph of Sergt. Allan Cameron, Seaforths, whose death in action was recorded last week, and who is survived by a young widow and child. Mrs Cameron, who lives meantime with her father and mother, Mr and Mrs Sutherland, Lochslin Cottage, Fearn, has the deepest sympathy of a wide community, a sympathy common here at home as well as among 4th Seaforths everywhere, and also among his more recent comrades in a line battalion with which he was latterly serving. The widow has had great anxiety. Her first fears were founded on the absence of letters from her husband. Then his name appeared in the papers as wounded. Instant inquiries at official sources brought the fact that Sergt. Cameron was missing as well as wounded. As the results of inquires directed by the battalion and instituted separately by the Red Cross Enquiry Department, in making which Mrs Cameron acknowledges the help of Seaforth friends in Ross-shire, it was established that Sergt. Cameron had fallen in action in the manner now described by the Chaplain of the regiment, whose letter is reproduced below.
Sergt. Cameron belonged to the Ross-shire Seaforths with whom he proceeded overseas on 5th November, 1914. He spent three winters in the trenches. Wounded a first time in 1915, he became time-expired while in hospital, but sought no short road to be out of his duty, and voluntarily re-enlisted before he had recovered from his wounds. A month's leave followed. He was at the training centre for a brief spell, but he made his third crossing of the Channel in October of last year, when he was transferred to a regular battalion of the regiment. He was a brave and active soldier, a good type of non-commissioned officer, a popular comrade, and a fine, kindly soul. "He died a hero's death with his face to the foe," says one who knew him well, "and he gave his life freely like many other brave men."
The Chaplain, in a letter to his bereaved young widow, says: "Sergt. Cameron went into action on 11the April. During the attack someone had seen him wounded, but they were unable to bring him in, and, along with others he had to be reported 'wounded and missing'. It was a whole month before that piece of ground where he was lost was won from the enemy, and his battalion was not at that point then. But other British troops found his body and buried him there. They sent a few things that were in his pockets to the base, and they will be forwarded in due time. I pray that God will enable you to bear the shock, and to accept your great bereavement with resignation. I knew Sgt. Cameron well, and always admired him. He was a most valuable and trusted soldier and N.C.O. He was a brave man. He was loved and respected by all his officers and comrades to-day miss him and mourn for him, and, to the wife of one who bravely faced and met [remainder missing].

Date of Paper:  19.04.1918
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Charles T.
Rank:  Second Lieutenant
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Kindeace, Delny

There is reproduced to-day a photograph of 2/Lt. Charles T. Cameron, Seaforths, son of Mrs Cameron, Kindeace, Delny, who, as reported last week, was killed in action on 21st March, the first day of the great German offensive. A biographical notice of Lt. Cameron, who was on the staff of Messrs C. & J. Urquhart, Dingwall, has already been published. Subjoined are extracts from letters from officers of his unit. Lieut. Colonel Samuel Macdonald, D.S.O. (with two Bars), commanding the battalion (and who has since been wounded), says:
"My dear Mrs Cameron, - It is with a sad and heavy heart that I now convey to you the tragic news of your brave son, Lieut. Cameron's death in action. He was killed on the 21st March during the recent great German offensive. I beg you to accept our sincere and deep sympathy in the death in action of such a noble son, and, to us, a most worthy and estimable comrade. Your son has seen much active service since 1914, and right nobly has he played his part throughout. In this battalion he had earned my highest approbation as a most able and estimable officer. We shall miss his stalwart figure, and shall no more hear that cheery voice which so richly blended those fine characteristics of his nature - optimism and straightforwardness. To you, his mother and to all his dear ones this must be a terrible blow. I have said so often that you mothers are the true heroines of this great world war, and in no case was it truer than in yours, for your son's loss must have been a severe one to you."
The Rev. A.T. Agnew, C.F. writes: "I knew your son well and liked him very much, and so can guess what your loss must be, but I also know that the noble way in which he gave up his life for his country must be in itself a consolation. Then there is that sure ground of confidence in our faith where we learn that Christ will raise up those that are His to life eternal."
2/Lt. John Macdonald of the same unit writes: "Charlie and I were chums from the day he came to the Battalion and during all the actions we have been through together. I have met no finer or braver soldier. His brother officers loved him as a brother and his N.C.O.'s and men worshipped him for all his kind, brave and noble actions.
We mourn his loss as that of a brother."

Date of Paper:  22.06.1917
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  D.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Pulteney Street, Ullapool

Pte. D. Cameron, Seaforths, 40128, killed in action, was the son of Mr John Cameron, Pulteney Street, Ullapool. Joining the battalion at mobilisation, and, after training, for over a year he was on the Administrative Staff working as a tailor at the Depot at Dingwall. A quiet, modest, unassuming lad, he was much respected at home in Ullapool, in Dingwall, and by his comrades in arms. In his 21st year, he was an only son.
Pte. Cameron was transferred to a Seaforth Service battalion on going to the Front. His officer, Lt. A. R. Stewart Grant, in a letter to the father, writes: "It is with the deepest regret I write to inform you of the death of your son, Pte. D. Cameron, 40128. He was killed on April 7th by a shell whilst fetching rations to his platoon. The officers, n.c.o.'s and men of the company mourn his death, and join with me hoping that God will give you courage to bear his loss.  He was buried behind the line in a military cemetery with full funeral rites."

Date of Paper:  19.07.1918
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Dougal
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Findon Mains, Conon Bridge

The obituary notices and photograph of L/Cpl Dougal Cameron, 78th Canadian (Seaforth) Highlanders, appears in today's paper. L./Cpl. Cameron, who was the second son of Mrs Cameron, Findon Mains, Conon-Bridge, Ross-shire, died of wounds in No. 4 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, on 1st June, 1918. Deceased emigrated to Manitoba about five years ago. In 1915 he joined up, and in the following year come over with his battalion, and after training at Salisbury went to France, where he saw much active action in the two following years. In December, 1917, he was wounded. In January last he was home on leave, and, returning to France, was wounded on 1st June, passing away on the same day as stated.   L./Cpl. Dougal Cameron had two brothers serving: Donald, with the Seaforths in France, and Alexander with the Camerons in Macedonia. His father died in February last, a circumstance which adds to the tragedy of the loss which has fallen upon the home. Dougal was a fine type of Highlander, and a splendid soldier, as various letters received by the widowed mother testify. Lt. Compton after stating that L./Cpl. Cameron was killed by shell fire says: "Your boy had everybody in the Battalion with him; he certainly was well liked. He was honest and steadfast. His disposition won him hundreds of friends. He was the most reliable machine gunner in the battalion." Rev R. A. Scarlett, C.F., Winnipeg, says: "It was my privilege to bury your dear boy; his ashes rest in a cemetery beside those of many brave comrades awaiting the Voice of the Resurrection trump. Four representatives of the battalion were sent to the funeral. The glowing tributes they paid to the life of your dear son are enough to make a broken-hearted mother proud that she had given such a noble legacy to the cause of our British Empire in this great world war of 'Freedom against cruel slavery'. Two officers and two n.c.o's told me that the influence of your son's life and conduct would remain with them and help them live better Christian lives. I thought it only right I should send you this loving tribute paid to your sainted, heroic boy, by those whose who soldiered with him. Such a testimony is better and greater to a loving sorrowing mother's heart than all material riches that could be bestowed."

Date of Paper:  14.01.1916
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Duncan John
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Royal Engineers
Home Address:  Camuserrochd, Strathpeffer

Above is reproduced a portrait of the late Corporal Duncan John Cameron, Royal Engineers, elder son of Mr and Mrs D. Cameron, Camuserrochd, Strathpeffer, whose death at the Dardanelles about the 16th December we recorded in our last issue. The deceased was born in Strathpeffer on 28th July, 1889, and was therefore in his 27th year. He was educated at the Inverness Academy and Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh. Choosing engineering as his profession, he served his apprenticeship as an electrical and mechanical engineer in the works of Messrs Bertram, Ltd, Edinburgh, and the Caledonian Engineering Works, Kilmarnock. Subsequently he followed his profession in Bristol, and was there when hostilities broke out. He responded to the call to serve his country, and joined the Royal Engineers, where his ability was soon recognised and his promotion was rapid. He was sent to the Dardanelles in August, 1915, and had been on duty from then till he met his end. Quite recently his father received a cheerful letter stating that he was longing to get home to give them all his news he could not put on paper. He was a tall, handsome young man, with a very promising future.

1830 Private Victor Cameron H (Brahan) Company, 1/4th Seaforths, who is in France with the battalion, is the second son of Mr and Mrs Cameron. Victor was born in Strathpeffer on 4th June, 1897, the late Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee year, hence his name. He was educated privately abroad, and subsequently in the Dingwall Academy and the Edinburgh Academy. He was a law apprentice with Mr W. R. T. Middleton, solicitor, Dingwall, previous to enlisting. Ever since the inauguration of the movement he was an enthusiastic Boy Scout, and this enthusiasm he applied to militarism when the war broke out, and he was one of the first to join the 4th Seaforths when the call for recruits came. He went to Bedford with the battalion and proceeded to France in November, 1914. He was wounded at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, and about two months ago was home on short leave. He is proud of his battalion and the boys of his company, and he willing went back to France, leaving his home to return to the regiment without a sparkle of regret in his eyes. He is a brave lad and will do his [unfinished].

Date of Paper:  14.01.1916
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Victor
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  H (Brahan) Coy, 1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Camuserrochd, Strathpeffer

Date of Paper:  06.07.1917
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Frank
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  East Kent Buffs
Home Address:  Londubh, Poolewe

Pte. Frank Cameron, Londubh, Poolewe, died from wounds on May 3rd in France. He enlisted in the East Kent Buffs, and was attached to Headquarters Staff in France. He was a valet to General Russell of Aden, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, and latterly was in the service of Sir Henry Howard.
Pte. Cameron was a very clever young man and a good linguist, having travelled extensively on the Continent. He had two brothers in France, one of whom was wounded at Neuve Chapelle.
His late father was a worthy and esteemed elder of the Poolewe Free Church. Deceased has left a young widow and two children in London to mourn his loss.
Much sympathy is felt for her and for his mother, sisters, and brothers

Date of Paper:  21.05.1920
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  G. M.
Rank:   Major
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Avoch

At the Military Investiture which was held in Aberdeen by Prince Henry, Major G. M. Cameron, Avoch, received the Territorial decoration. During the past few years he did special service in the training depots, and on the formation of the 2/4th Seaforths, was senior officer; afterwards, on being appointed to command the 3/4th Seaforths, he was promoted Major in May, 1915. Major Cameron first joined in the 1st V. B. Seaforth Highlanders in February, 1891, as a private and passed through the various ranks, and now, at his own request, has been placed in the T. F. Reserve, having completed over 29 years' service in the Territorial Army. As a marksman Major Cameron is well known, and on several occasions attended the National Rifle Association meeting at Bisley with great success. In 1911 he formed the 1st Avoch Boys Scouts Troop, and again last year, after being in abeyance, he resuscitated the troop.

Date of Paper:  12.05.1916
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Ian
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Unkown
Home Address:  Ord Arms, Muir of Ord

Cameron, Private Ian, 1885, 25 years of age, was the youngest son of Mrs Cameron, Ord Arms, Muir of Ord. He served four years with the battalion, rejoining at outbreak of war, and was in France throughout. For eight years he was with Messrs Macdonald & Graham, Inverness. He acted as local secretary of Rural Workers' League at Muir of Ord, and was a young man of great promise.

Date of Paper:  27.08.1915
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Ian Douglas
Rank:  Second Lieutenant
Regiment:  2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Tain

The late Second Lieutenant Ian Douglas Cameron, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, died from wounds received at St Julien on 25th April, 1915, aged 21 years, son of the Rev. Angus Cameron, Episcopal Church, Tain, and Mrs Cameron.

Date of Paper:  01.06.1917
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Bank Cottage, Banavie

Pte. John Cameron, Seaforths, who has been for the second time wounded, is a son of Mr and Mrs Cameron, Bank Cottage, Banavie, and nephew of Mr Hugh Maclean, carpenter, Moy Bridge, Contin, with whom he was employed before enlisting. Cameron is one of the gallant band of patriots who joined the county Territorials after the outbreak of war. He crossed over to France with them in Nov., 1914, and was wounded 18 months ago. After a short period of hospital treatment in England he was soon able to join his unit. His wounds are being treated in Hoole House Hospital, Chester, where he is making good progress.  A portrait of Pte. Cameron appears in to-day's paper

Date of Paper:  15.06.1917
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Kenneth
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths (Regulars)
Home Address:  Dochcarty, Dingwall

Pte. Kenneth, Cameron, Seaforths (Regulars), who has been officially reported missing since 11th April, is the son of the late Mr Alexander Cameron and of Mrs Cameron, Heights of Dochcarty, Dingwall. He is 34 years of age, and joined up in June, 1916, proceeding to the Western Front in September last. Pte Cameron was a gamekeeper with Baron Schroder, Attadale, and latterly with Lady Macdonald, Kinloch, Broadford.
Since the above was in type, information has been received that Pte. Cameron was killed in action. The Rev. J. Kirk, Chaplain to the Battalion writes to his sister: "I am very sorry to tell you that the mystery about the fate of your brother, Pte. K. Cameron, has been dispelled by the finding of his body. He must have been killed on 11th April. The ground, when he and others were lost on 11th April, was won from the enemy on 12th May, and since then the troops now there have recovered many bodies of our missing and buried them.
Your brother's body was one of those found and buried. Your brother fell in action near Arras, and somewhere there he will have been buried. This is very sad news for you. But I pray that God will enable you to accept your sorrow and loss with brave resignation, in the same brave spirit as your brother met his death."
A photograph appears to-day.

Date of Paper:  24.05.1918
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Kenneth
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Shieldaig, Strathcarron.

The death has occurred at Shieldaig, Strathcarron, of Pte. Kenneth Cameron, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Cameron. Deceased served for over a year with the Seaforth Highlanders, and was gassed early last winter. He was invalided home to England, where he remained some time in hospital. Soon afterwards he was discharged, his right arm being totally useless, and he also suffered from gas poisoning and trench shock. Great sympathy is extended to his parents, brothers, and sisters, in their sad bereavement.  A photograph of deceased appears to-day.

Date of Paper:  10.11.1915
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Pedro
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Caberfeidh, Evanton

The above is a photograph of 1685 Corporal Pedro Cameron, G (Alness) Coy., who was killed in action at Aubers Ridge on 9th May. Deceased, who resided at Caberfeidh, Evanton, was a native of Valparaiso, Chile, and came to Britain some seven years ago, having been resident in Evanton for three years. A tailor to trade, he was in business with Mr F. Macgillivray, tailor, Evanton. Corporal Cameron was a cultured singer, possessing a voice of exceptional power and richness, and rendered most valuable service to the Established Church choir and local concerts. He was an enthusiastic member of the Black Rock Rovers Football Club. He was well-known in the village and surrounding district, where he was most popular, his kindly ways and happy disposition making him a great favourite. He endeared himself to all who knew him.

Date of Paper:  10.12.1915
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  Peter Robertson
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1st Camerons
Home Address:  Hilton, Muir of Ord

The parents of Pte. Peter Robertson Cameron, 1st Camerons, Hilton, Muir of Ord, of whom above is a photo, have received a letter from the War Office telling them the War Council has now come to conclude that the death of their son, Peter, took place on 14th September, 1914. He was posted missing on that date, but hopes were that he might be taken a prisoner of war. After 14 months of weary and sore suspense the sad news they have at length received is that he had been killed in action. Private Peter Cameron was one of the small Expeditionary Force which went out first from England in August to face the strong foe, and he took part at Mons, at the Marne, and in the chase of the Germans to the Aisne, where he gave up his life along with many others for his King and Country, and the noble cause of truth and righteousness.   Before he enlisted in the 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders he was booking clerk first at Wick station and then at Dalwhinnie. He was scarcely 18 years of age when he joined and he was nearly 20 but one [obliterated] when he was killed. He was a bright [remainder missing].
Previous to joining he was a policeman in Glasgow.
The above is a photo of another son of Mr and Mrs Cameron, Private Wm.Cameron,who is with the 9th Seaforths in France.

Date of Paper:  10.12.1915
Surname:  Cameron
First Name(s):  William
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  9th Seaforths
Home Address:  Hilton, Muir of Ord

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