World War 1

War Records 1914-18


Private Alexander Innes


Corporal Arthur Innes


Lance Corporal C T Innes


Private Donald Innes


Private Hector Innes


Private Jack Innes

Surname I

Surname Forename Rank Home Relationship
Innes Alexander Private Delny Brothers 1
Innes Arthur Corporal Delny  1
Innes C T L/Corporal Muir of Ord Brothers 2
Innes Donald Private Delny  1
Innes Donald A 2/Lieutenant Muir of Ord  2
Innes Duncan R Private Muir of Ord  2
Innes Hector Private Delny   1
Innes Jack Private Delny  1

Date of Paper:  06.07.1917 and 27.09.1917(?)
Surname:  Innes
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Portleich, Delny

MEDAILLE MILITAIRE FOR DELNY SEAFORTH
Pte. D. Innes, Seaforths, has won the much coveted French Medaille Militaire for conspicuous bravery on the field. Pte. Innes was called up with the 2/4th Seaforths until landing in France in 1916. He transferred to a Service Seaforth battalion. He was wounded at the battle of Arras, his officer and he being hit with the same shell. At present Pte. Innes is in a hospital in England. He was wounded on the left shoulder. Another brother is serving with the Ross-shire Seaforths at the front. Both are sons of Mr Innes, Portleich, Delny.

27.09.1917(?)
FIVE DELNY SOLDIER BROTHERS
Today there is printed photos of five soldier sons of Mr and Mrs Alexander Innes, Portleich, Delny, Ross-shire, one of whom, as recently reported, has made the supreme sacrifice. The record of Mr Innes' family is exceptional, but not unique; and Easter Ross has one or two comparable cases of proud patriotism made manifest.
The eldest son, Pte. Alexander Innes, Canadians, joined the Army some time ago, and came over to England, doing his training at Sussex. By now he will be in France. It is seven years ago since he emigrated to Vancouver, where he was engaged in farming.
Corpl. Arthur Innes, Seaforths, was killed in action on 20th July last. Over three years ago he joined up, and went out to France in February 1916. He saw much service, and was wounded in action in the summer of 1917. Before entering the Army Cpl. Innes was employed with Mr Morrison in the Royal Hotel, Invergordon. A fine soldier, popular in the battalion, brave and courageous, he was a splendid type of manly Highlander. In his death he is greatly regretted regimentally and otherwise, and the parents and family have the sympathy of a wide community itself well-tried by sorrow.
Pte. Donald Innes, Seaforths, mobilised in the far back days of August, 1914, with the Ross-shire Territorials. He wears that proud distinction, the Medaille Militaire, the V.C. of the French Army, which can only be worn by the poilu and Generals. That decoration he won at Arras in April, 1917, when he was severely wounded and lost a leg. He is in hospital in Newbury, England. Pte. Innes served with the 2/4th Seaforths before going to France in 1916. In France he joined a Seaforth Service battalion.
Pte. Hector Innes, Argyll and Sutherlands, is on duty in Kent. Before enlisting he was employed with Mr Logan, Heathfield, Delny, for four years.
Pte. Jackie Innes, Camerons, was wounded recently on the Western Front, and is in hospital in France. He was a blacksmith at Broomfield, Delny, with Mr Ross.

Date of Paper:  06.07.1917 and 27.09.1917(?)
Surname:  Innes
First Name(s):  Arthur
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Portleich, Delny

Date of Paper:  06.07.1917 and 27.09.1917(?)
Surname:  Innes
First Name(s):  Donald
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  2/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Portleich, Delny

Date of Paper:  06.07.1917 and 27.09.1917(?)
Surname:  Innes
First Name(s):  Hector
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Argyll and Sutherlands
Home Address:  Portleich, Delny

Date of Paper:  06.07.1917 and 27.09.1917.(?)
Surname:  Innes
First Name(s):  Jack
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Camerons
Home Address:  Portleich, Delny

Date of Paper:  14.09.1917 and 14.12.1917
Surname:  Innes
First Name(s):  C. T.
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Benview, Balvaird, Muir of Ord

Above will be found reproduced photographs of three Muir of Ord Seaforths, sons of the lateMr Duncan Innes, and Mrs Innes, Benview, Balvaird, Muir of Ord.
2/Lieutenant Donald A. Innes who is 31 years of age, was previous to the outbreak of war in the office of Messrs James Watson and Coy., Ltd., Ord Distillery. He mobilised with the County Territorial Battalion in August, 1914, when he held the rank of colour-sergeant. He has completed 11 years service, having been in the old volunteers previous to the adoption of the territorial system. He served with the battalion in France in 1914-15, when he was invalided home after Neuve Chapelle. While at home he received his commission, and after training he went out again in June of this year, and was severely wounded in the advance of 31st July. He has, unfortunately, lost a leg, but the latest information is that he is progressing favourably.
Lance Corporal. C. T. Innes, Seaforths, who is 29 years of age, previous to joining the county battalion early this year was employed in the tramway department of the Glasgow Corporation. Like his officer brother he went to France early in June, and the latest report is that he is safe and well.
Private D. R. Innes, previously Seaforths, now Machine Gun Corps, is 26 years of age. Prior to the outbreak of war he was an assistant with Messrs Young and Chapman, drapers, Dingwall, having served his apprenticeship with the late Mr George Urquhart, their predecessor. He mobilised with the county battalion, proceeding with it to France in November, 1914. Subsequently he was transferred to the M.G.C., and has been in France since, with the exception of one week, which he spent at home on leave. Private Innes was also wounded in the recent advance, but is now progressing favourably. He is in a convalescent camp at Boulogne. A keen football player, he was a prominent member of the old Shopboys Club.

Handwritten notes on entry:
"Mother died 31.1.21"
"Wounded Nov. 17" [C. T. Innes]
"Killed 23.2.17" [D. R. Innes]

14.12.1917
News has been received that Private Duncan Robert Innes, M.G.C., formerly of the Seaforths, a son of the late Mr Duncan Innes, and Mrs Innes, Benview, Muir of Ord, one of three brothers serving, was killed in the recent fighting. It deepens the great sorrow of this bereavement that the widowed mother of the dead soldier was already rendered anxious by the fact that both her other two sons are suffering from wounds. 2/Lt. Donald A Innes, Seaforths, having lost a limb, is lying in a Liverpool hospital, while the other son, L/Corpl. C. T. Innes, Seaforths, was wounded in the recent fighting.
Pte. Duncan Robert Innes, who has just made the supreme sacrifice, was the younger of the three Seaforth brothers. He was 26 years of age. Mobilising with the county regiment at the outbreak of war, he went to France on 4th November, 1914, to help the old Army in its terrible struggle. Subsequently he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, and through all these strenuous times, in many bitter fights, with the exception of one week spent on leave at home in his native Ross-shire, he has been on the Western Front. He was wounded during the past summer, but after a period of treatment in France returned to his unit. Prior to the war, Pte Innes was a draper in Dingwall, having served his apprenticeship with the late Mr George Urquhart. Subsequently he was employed in the same business by Messrs Young & Chapman. He is well-remembered by younger Dingwallians, having been a keen football player and a member of the old Shopboys' combination. A fine, manly lad, honourable and straight, his death is widely regretted, and the tenderest sympathy goes out to the bereaved mother and the rest of the family.

Date of Paper:  14.09.1917 and 14.12.1917
Surname:  Innes
First Name(s):  Donald A.
Rank:  Second Lieutenant
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Benview, Balvaird, Muir of Ord

Date of Paper:  14.09.1917 and 14.12.1917
Surname:  Innes
First Name(s):  Duncan Robert
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths / Machine Gun Corps
Home Address:  Benview, Balvaird, Muir of Ord

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