World War 1

War Records 1914-18

Private Donald Macinnes, Royal Army Service Corps.


L-r:  Malcolm and Marcas Robertson


Callum Robertson (right) and son Marcas.
[Above three photographs are courtesy of The Ross-shire Journal]



Private Donald Macintyre


Captain Patrick B Macintyre


Private Alick Maciver


Corporal Donald Maciver


Lieutenant Duncan Maciver


Captain Kenneth Maciver


Private John Maciver


Bombardier D Macivor


Sergeant Andrew R Mackay


Corporal David Mackay


Private Donald Mackay (Dingwall)


Gunner Donald Mackay (Edderton)


Lance Corporal Donald Mackay (Muir of Ord)


Sergeant Duncan Mackay


Private Frederick Mackay


Sergeant George Mackay (Alness)


Private George Mackay (Avoch)


Private George Mackay (Balblair)


Private George Mackay (Fearn)


Private Hubert C Mackay


Private Ian Murdo Mackay


Mutioneer Isabella Mackay


Private James Mackay (Avoch)

Private James Mackay, DCM  (Canada ex-Evanton)


Private John Mackay (Dingwall)


Sapper John Mackay (Canada ex-Stromeferry)


Private John Mackay (Tain)


Private K W Mackay


Private Kenneth Mackay (Balblair)


Sergeant Kenneth M Mackay (Dingwall)


Private Munro Mackay


Gunner Murdo Mackay


Corporal Murray Mackay


Bombardier Thomas Mackay


Private Victor L Mackay


Private William Mackay



Surname Macintyre - Mackay

Surname Forename Rank Home Relationship
Macinnes Donald Private Invergordon  
Macintyre Donald Private Glasgow  
Macintyre Patrick B Captain Conon  
Maciver Alick Private Kinlochewe Brothers 1
Maciver Donald Corporal Kinlochewe  
Maciver  Duncan Lieutenant  Laide  Brothers 2
Maciver Kenneth Captain Laide  2
Maciver John Private Kinlochewe  1
Macivor D Bombardier Invergordon  
Mackay Andrew R Sergeant Edderton Brothers 3
Mackay David Corporal Fearn Brothers 4
Mackay Donald Private Dingwall Brothers 5
Mackay Donald Gunner Edderton Brothers 6
Mackay Donald L/Corporal Muir of Ord  
Mackay Duncan Sergeant Dingwall  5
Mackay Frederick Private Tain  
Mackay George Sergeant Alness  
Mackay George Private Avoch Brothers 7
Mackay George Private Balblair Brothers 8
Mackay George Private Edderton  3
Mackay George Private Fearn  4
Mackay Hubert C Private Lamington  
Mackay Ian M Private Fortrose  
Mackay Isabella Munitioneer Evanton Brother/Sister 9
Mackay James Private Avoch  7
Mackay James Private Canada
ex-Evanton
 9
Mackay John Private Dingwall  
Mackay John Sapper Canada ex-
Stromeferry
 
Mackay John Private Tain  
Mackay K W Private Banff  
Mackay Kenneth Private Balblair  8
Mackay Kenneth Sergeant Dingwall  
Mackay Munro Private Edderton  6
Mackay Murdo Gunner Dingwall  5
Mackay Murray Corporal Edderton  3
Mackay Thomas Bombardier Dingwall  5
Mackay Victor L Private Balblair  
Mackay William Private Fearn  4

Private Donald Macinnes does not feature in the newspaper cuttings of 1914-18 lodged in Dingwall Museum but an article in The Ross-shire Journal of 29 September 2017 bringing him to the notice of readers suggests he is worthy of inclusion in this website.  Information from the article written by Lynne Bradshaw and associated photographs are courtesy of the Editor of The Ross-shire Journal

Donald Macinnes was born in Portree on Skye in 1887 and left the island as a teenager to work on ranches in Canada for nine years.  When he returned to the Highlands in 1913 he became owner of the Commercial Hotel in Invergordon.

He married in 1915 and, although as an hotelier was exempt from war service, enlisted at Fort George in February 1917, did his training at Gateshead on Tyne with the RASC, and was transferred to the Royal Inniskilling Fusileers at a later date.  He went to the front in June 1917 and was hospitalised the following month due to slight wounds and being gassed.  On returning to his regiment he was killed by enemy machine-gun fire at Passchendaele on 23 September 1917 at the age of 30..  His daughter, Ima, was only a month old when her father was killed.

One hundreed years later, on the centenary of his death, and shortly after what would have been Ima's 100th birthday, Callum Robertson, her son, and his sons, Malcolm and Marcas, gathered at Coxcyde military cemetery to honour Donald Macinnes.  Marcas played three tunes on his bagpipes:  Dark IslandOver the Sea to Skye, and the Sands of Kuwait.  His brother Malcolm (aka Callum) wore a family heirloom, a ring gifted to Donald Macinnes. 

The story behind the ring dates to the time when Donald Macinnes was working on a ranch in Canada.  A barn containing horses went on fire but Donald managed to save them.  Afterwards the owner of the ranch said he could replace the shed, but all his money and his business was in the horses, so he pulled a ring off his finger and gave it to Donald.


Date of Paper:  05.11.1915
Surname:  Macintyre
First Name(s):  Donald
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  148, Salamanca Street, Parkhead, Glasgow

3328 Private Donald Macintyre, 1/4th Seaforths, wounded 20th August, 1915, died at No. 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, 20th September, 1915, buried at Boulogne, grave number 2660. He was 29 years of age, a miner to trade, and lived at 148 Salamanca Street, Parkhead, Glasgow. He enlisted in the 4th Seaforths in March, 1915, and joined the battalion in France in June.
He is survived by a widow and four young children.

Date of Paper:  10.08.1917
Surname:  MacIntyre
First Name(s):  Pat
Rank:  Captain
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Braelangwell and Findon Mains, Conon Bridge

THE LATE CAPTAIN PAT MACINTYRE, SEAFORTHS
Mr and Mrs P.B. MacIntyre of Braelangwell and Findon Mains received the sad intelligence on Monday that their younger son Captain P.B. MacIntyre, Seaforths had been killed in France, and as information about the sad event has not yet come to hand; the intimation of death was the first news received.
Captain MacIntyre, who was 32 years of age, was a well and widely known Seaforth officer. On the outbreak of war he at once left the farm and enlisted as a trooper in the Lovat Scouts. Within a day or two he was nominated for a commission in the Ross-shire Seaforths and appointed transport officer, a position he held at the front for over two years when he was promoted brigade transport officer. Captain MacIntyre joined the Seaforths while the regiment was still in the North, proceeded with it to the war station in England, and subsequently, in November, 1914, crossed to France with his unit, the first battalion of the Highland Territorial Division to enter the conflict. Of the officers who went out, Captain MacIntyre ultimately became the sole survivor serving continuously with the regiment. When he was attached to brigade transport none remained.
For his work as battalion transport officer, he earned the high opinion of all concerned. Quiet, unassuming, firm and dogged, no matter the difficulties, through the first and successive winters and summers of war Captain MacIntyre "got there" and got there "on time". Only those who know the difficulties of the position can appreciate the burdensomeness of the work, and the terrible conditions under which at times duty has to be done. Beloved and followed faithfully by his men, he brought his own sound practical knowledge to keeping his horses fit, a task, particularly in winter, which has tried and tested many transport officers. His promotion to a more responsible position was very popular and well-earned. He was recently specially mentioned for his splendid services. Otherwise, among his fellow-officers and with the rank and file, he was much respected and esteemed. Naturally reserved, those who broke the crust of his reticence found below one of the finest and most companionable of men; kindly, loyal, and staunch. Among Seaforths far and near his death will be deeply regretted, and sympathy will go our freely to the stricken home in Ross-shire.
In civil life, Captain MacIntyre was an agriculturist. Educated at Inverness and Edinburgh Institution, he took a course in agriculture at Edinburgh University, and in order to round off his business training spent three years in the law offices of Messrs Innes & Mackay, solicitors Inverness. His father, largely taken up with his work as a member of the Crofters' Commission, eventually installed Captain MacIntyre to the general management of the farms of Findon Mains and Braelangwell. The work, for which he was well-equipped by technical training and practical experience, was most congenial to him. In particular he deeply interested himself in the Braelangwell and Findon shorthorns, a choice herd, the care, attention, and building up of which was one of the hobbies of father and son. Otherwise he proved himself the worthy son of a great agriculturist, and was one of a bright galaxy of young Ross-shire farmers who promised to carry on well the high traditions of farming in the Highlands. In the civil community he was well-known and widely esteemed, and his death is greatly regretted.
Mr and Mrs MacIntyre and their family of one remaining son and five daughters have the sincere sympathy of a very wide body of people practically all over the Highlands of Scotland where "the Commissioner" is well known.
A photograph of Captain MacIntyre appears to-day

Date of Paper:  No date
Surname:  Maciver
First Name(s):  Alick
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Gairloch Company, Seaforths
Home Address:  Cromasaig, Kinlochewe

Private Alick Maciver, who also belongs to the Gairloch Coy., was wounded at Neve Chapelle, and sent to No. 12 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, for three weeks, after which he returned to the trenches, and is still there. He had been in the Lovat Scouts, but had not been abroad. Pte. Maciver previous to the war was also a gamekeeper at Cromasaig, Kinlochewe.
Private John Maciver, Cromasaig, Kinlochewe, was in the South African War with the Lovat Scouts.
On the termination of that war he took to motor driving, and was chauffeur to a private gentleman in Edinburgh for nine years. He has now joined the Army Service Corps, and is at present doing duty in France

Date of Paper:  No date
Surname:  Maciver
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Lovat Scouts
Home Address:  Cromasaig, Kinlochewe

Date of Paper:  03.12.1915
Surname:  Maciver
First Name(s):  Donald
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Kinlochewe

Corporal Donald Maciver was killed on September 21st, 1915. While in the act of retiring from outpost duty he was shot by a sniper, death being instantaneous. One of the crack shots of the Gairloch Company, he held the challenge cup in the year 1912, which entitled him to go to Bisley, but, unfortunately, July being the busy time of the shooting season made it impossible for him to attend. On several occasions he journeyed to the annual shooting meeting at Dingwall and was always successful in the open competitions. As a deer stalker, and in the training and hunting of dogs, he had few equals. He was also a keen angler, and being such an intelligent and energetic gun-room man, made him a distinctive favourite with the shooting tenants and visitors.
Much regret is felt in the whole district at the death of such a promising young man at the early age of 32, and profound sympathy is extended to his parents, brothers and sister.

Date of Paper:  17.11.1916
Surname:  Maciver
First Name(s):  Duncan
Rank:  Lieutenant
Regiment:  Cameron Highlanders
Home Address:  Laide, Aultbea

THE LATE LIEUT. MACIVER, AULTBEA
Possibly no county in Scotland has given more of their chivalrous youth to our nation's requirement at this momentous juncture than Ross-shire, indeed, as far as the Highlands are concerned conscription might have been unnecessary. Unfortunately for those immediately concerned each day brings a tale of sorrow to some home or other, of brave Highlanders who have made the great sacrifice. Recently the district Aultbea, in Gairloch, mourned the loss of a brave and fearless officer, Lieut. Duncan Maciver, son of Mr and Mrs Donald Maciver, Laide. Lieut. Maciver was born at Laide twenty-two years ago, and was in this respect on the threshold of his manhood. Having passed through the village school, he came to Dingwall Academy, where he had a very successful career, passing with honours in all his subjects. Subsequently he went to the East of Scotland Agricultural College in Edinburgh, where he took a very high place in his classes. Keenly interested in agriculture, he would have been an ornament as well as a valuable asset to this department of commercial activity. Shortly after the outbreak of war he, like many others, forsook his studies in the interests of his King and country. He joined his county regiment of artillery, the Ross Mountain Battery, being among the very first who volunteered for foreign service. He was among the first who landed at Cape Helles, having endured the horrors of that campaign for over six months, during which time he had many narrow escapes. Unfortunately, his health broke down at this period, when he was invalided home. Shortly after recovering he received a commission in the Cameron Highlanders, where his brother, Kenneth, late of the Dunfermline Academy, is now Captain. Lieut. Maciver underwent a preliminary course of training in Glasgow prior to his being transferred to the Brigade of young officers training corps in England. As a tribute to his efficiency he was sent to France within three months of his actual training, when, after several spells of trench warfare, he took part in the great advance on the Somme, where he was killed on the 11th October.
Much sympathy is felt for his bereaved parents, sister, and two brothers, Captain Kenneth Maciver and another in the Lovat Scouts.

Date of Paper:  17.11.1916
Surname:  Maciver
First Name(s):  Kenneth
Rank:  Captain
Regiment:  Camerons
Home Address:  Laide, Aultbea

Date of Paper:  21.06.1918
Surname:  MacIvor
First Name(s):  D.
Rank:  Bombardier
Regiment:  R.G.A.
Home Address:  Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon

ALNESS GUNNER GASSED
Bombardier D. MacIvor, Siege Battery, R.G.A., who was badly gassed on 20th May, is now in hospital in England. The only son of Mrs MacIvor, Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon, he joined up in 1918, has seen much service on the Western Front, and until gassed escaped the casualty list. He is understood to be recovering from the effects of the gas. Before the war he was a sawmiller with Messrs Paterson & Co., Invergordon.
A photo appears to-today.

Date of Paper:  22.03.1918
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Andrew R.  
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Bogrow, Edderton

There is reproduced to-day the photographs of the three soldier sons of Mr and Mrs David Mackay, farmer, Bogrow, Edderton, who have also three nephews serving with New Zealanders in the Great War.
Sergeant A. R.. Mackay, Seaforths, Joined the colours in February, 1916, and proceeded overseas in August of the same year. He has come through some strenuous trench warfare, and has taken part in some great battles, and had the distinction of being promoted sergeant on the field for bravery in action. He was home lately on 14 days' leave the Western Front, and looked in the pink of condition.
Corpl. Murray Mackay, being a Territorial,, mobilised when war broke out, and went to England with his local company of the 1/4th Seaforths, proceeding to France in November, 1914. He endured much of the hardships of the trenches in that desperate first winter of war, escaping without a scratch until April, when he was hit by a sniper. After a spell in hospital he returned to the Front in July, 1917, Corpl. Mackay entitled to the King's 1914 Star.
Pte. Geo. Mackay joined the colours last year. He was attached to the Seaforths, but was transferred to the Royal Engineers, and is doing his bit for King and country somewhere in France.
The friends of the family of Mr and Mrs David Mackay wish them all prosperity in the future. The three nephews mentioned - Bomb. Geo. Mackay of the N.Z.F.A, doing duty in France; Sergt. Andrew Mackay, of the N.Z. Infantry, and Pte. James Mackay, of the N.Z. Infantry. All three came over from the Dominions early in the war to fight for the mother country.

Date of Paper:  22.0 3.1918
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  George
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address  Bogrow, Edderton

Date of Paper:  22.03.1918
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Murray
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Bogrow, Edderton

Date of Paper:  21.03.1919
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  David
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Lower Pitkerrie, Fearn

Mr and Mrs D. Mackay, Lower Pitkerrie, Fearn, have every reason to be proud of their three soldier sons, whose photographs appear to-day. Unfortunately, one son, William, has been missing since 22nd August, 1917, and much sympathy will be felt for the parents in their anxiety.
Private William Mackay, 8th Seaforths, who is missing, was a farm servant before he enlisted on 28th March, 1916. With the 7th Seaforths he served for nine months in France, when he was invalided home. Returning to France he was sent to the 8th Battalion. He was unmarried and is 27 years old.
Corpl. David Mackay, also a farm servant, enlisted on 11th February, 1915. For two years he served in France with the 7th Seaforths, and had the misfortune to be gassed on March 21st, 1918, in the German offensive. During 1915 he was well-known as a sergeant in the 2/4th Seaforths. He is 24 years of age.
Like his two brothers, Private George Mackay was also a farm servant till he enlisted on 11th June, 1918, when he came of military age. He was training with the 4th Reserves when hostilities ceased, and has now been demobilised.

Date of Paper:  21.03.1919
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  George
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Lower Pitkerrie, Fearn

Date of Paper:  21.03.1919
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  William
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Lower Pitkerrie, Fearn

Date of Paper:  14.07.1916
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Donald
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Stafford Place, Dingwall.

To Mrs Mackay, Stafford Place, Dingwall, has the honour of having sent four sons to the war, one of whom has paid the supreme price and those of whom are still serving. The boys of whom we produce photographs are as follows:
Sergeant Duncan Mackay, (35), the eldest son is with the Seaforths in France. He joined the regiment in April, 1915, and was drafted to France five weeks ago. Previous to the war he was employed with Messrs Wordie and Coy., carting contractors, Dingwall.
Private Murdo Mackay (24), third son was with the Ross Mountain Battery, and is now time expired. He is a plasterer to trade, and is presently employed with Messrs Lemon and Coy., aerated water works. Dingwall.
Private Donald Mackay, who was serving with the 1/4th Seaforths, paid the full sacrifice at the early age of 22. He was a member of the Dingwall Coy. Of the 4th Seaforths at mobilization, and went out to France with the battalion in November, 1914. He went through the battle of Neuve Chapelle unscathed, but on 21st April, 1915 he was wounded in the head by shrapnel. He was sent home to England but never fully recovered, and on 9th July he died in the Colchester military hospital. His remains were brought to Dingwall, and he was interred in Fodderty Churchyard, with full military honours. He was a butcher to trade and was employed by Mr Robert Allan, Dingwall.
Bombardier Thomas Mackay (22), is with the Ross Mountain Battery, to which unit he belonged before the war broke out. Last year he went to the Dardanelles with the Battery, and saw service on the Peninsula. He is now on Egypt.
He was a butcher with Messrs Fraser Bros., Dingwall, previous to mobilisation.

Date of Paper:  14.07.1916
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):   Duncan
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Stafford Place, Dingwall

Date of Paper:  14.07.1916
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Murdo
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Ross Mountain Battery
Home Address:  Stafford Place, Dingwall.

Date of Paper:  14.07.1916
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Thomas
Rank:  Bombardier
Regiment:  Ross Mountain Battery
Home Address:  Stafford Place, Dingwall.

Date of Paper:  23.06.1916
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Donald
Rank:  Gunner
Regiment:  Royal Field Artillery
Home Address:  Edderton Mains, Edderton

THE LATE PRIVATE MUNRO MACKAY, EDDERTON                  
We reproduce in this column the photographs of the late Private Munro Mackay, 1/4th Seaforths, and Gunner Donald Mackay, R.F.A., sons of Mr George Mackay, sheep manager, and Mrs Mackay, Edderton Mains, Edderton.
The late Private Munro Mackay, the youngest son, was a keen Territorial before the war, and was called up on mobilisation with his company (Tain). At that time he was a gamekeeper in the service of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie of Gairloch, Bart., on the Conon estate. He went to France with the Battalion in November, 1914, and went through the battle of Neuve Chapelle unscathed. The same month, however, he fell being killed on the 30th March, 1915. He was only 19 years of age and in him the company lost a capable and popular comrade.
Gunner Donald Mackay is aged 25, and is the second son of Mr and Mrs Mackay. He was a valet in the south of England when war broke out. Shortly after he joined the R.F.A., and is now in A Battery in the 4th Brigade. He has been on active service for over a year now.

Date of Paper:  23.06.1916
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Munro
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Edderton Mains, Edderton

Date of Paper:  12.05.1916
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Donald
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord

Mackay, Lance-Corporal Donald, 1759, student, only son of Mr and Mrs Donald Mackay, Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord. Educated at Mulbuie Public School and Dingwall Academy, he was studying for the excise examination when war broke out, and he immediately joined the 1/4th Seaforths. He had a very narrow escape at Neuve Chapelle. He was 19 years of age.

Date of Paper:  31.05.1918
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Fred
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Manse Street, Tain.

It is with deep regret that the news was received of the death of Pte. Fred Mackay, Seaforths, youngest son of Mr Donald Mackay, Manse Street, Tain. Being of a very cheery disposition and highly respected by all who knew him, his death was sadly lamented by all. He joined up on 20th February, 1917, and was posted to the 3rd Seaforths. He went to France on the 31st March, 1918 and was drafted into a Service Battalion of Seaforths. He was only 3 weeks and one day in France when he was very severely wounded by gunshot in the arm and back, and died a few hours after being taken into the Clearing Station. He was buried in the Cemetry close to the Clearing Station. Previous to joining up Pte. Mackay served his time with Messrs Gallie & Co., grocers, Market Street, Tain.
Three brothers are still serving, one Sergt. Duncan Mackay, Seaforths, is in Palestine;
Pte. Donald Mackay, R.A.M.C. is in Liverpool, and Mr Henry Mackay, is a Surgeon Probationer in the Navy.
The fourth brother served for 16 months in France. He was discharged and is now on Government work.
A photograph of deceased, who was a fine soldier and a splendid young fellow, appears to-day.

Date of Paper:  12.05.1916
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  George
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  Not stated.
Home Address:  53, High Street, Alness

Mackay Sergt. George, 1055, 20 years of age was the son of Mr and Mrs Robert Mackay, 53 High Street, Alness. An apprentice carpenter in Tain, he was called up on mobilisation went to France with the battalion, and, like most of the others went through the battle of Neuve Chapelle. He was popular with all. His brother Corpl. Wm. Mackay is serving with the R.E. on the Western front. "I cannot speak too highly of your son's character and ability," wrote Sergt. Mackay's platoon officer.

Date of Paper:  18.01.1918
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  George
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders
Home Address:  Killin Farm, Avoch

There is reproduced to-day photographs of two soldier sons of Mr George Mackay, Killin Farm, Avoch.
Pte. George Mackay, Argyle and Sutherland is the elder son is 28 years of age. Before joining the Army he was in the Police Force. He has been out a long time, joining in July, 1915, and has shared in some hard fought fights. He has been twice wounded first in August, 1916, and again in November, 1917.
Pte. James Mackay, of the famous Scots Guards, the veritable "Jocks," joined up in January1916. He also has seen much service, and has also been twice wounded, first in December, 1916, and again in October, 1917. Before entering the Army he was a gardener.   Both sons are splendid types of manhood, and fine Highlanders.

Date of Paper:  18.01.1918
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  James
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Scots Guards
Home Address:  Killin Farm, Avoch

Date of Paper:  07.07.1916 and 05.01.1917
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  George
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Kirkton, Balblair.

THE LATE PRIVATE GEORGE MACKAY
A/24184 Pte. George Mackay, Canadian Contingent, killed in action on 6th June, is a son of Mr Wm. Mackay, Kirkton, Balblair. Prior to him going to Canada deceased was employed with Mr Mackenzie, Balblair, and afterwards, for a short time as warder in the Morningside Asylum, Edinburgh.
Pte Mackay was a nephew of Mrs Wm. Fraser, Resolis. His portrait is reproduced in these columns.

[05.01.1917]
THE LATE PRIVATE K. MACKAY,  SEAFORTHS
Mr and Mrs Mackay, Kirkton, Balblair, Resolis, have received intimation that their son, Private Kenneth Mackay, Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action on 17th November. Mrs Mackay received a letter from the chaplain, in which he says:-"With the deepest regret I have to inform you that your son who served his country in this battalion, fell in action and owing to the enemy's fire and other reasons, his body had to be buried with those of his comrades on the battlefield. The officers and men who knew your boy speak in the highest terms of him as a soldier, and they greatly regret his death. He was a boy of much promise, and in sacrificing his life he has made us all his debtors. I hope you will recognise that in falling for a great cause he has not died in vain".
Private Mackay was 31 years of age, and prior to enlisting under Lord Derby's Scheme he was employed in the construction of the Dingwall and Cromarty Railway.
A photograph of Pte. Mackay appears on this page.

Date of Paper:  07.07.1916 and 05.01.1917
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Kenneth
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Kirkton, Balblair, Resolis

Date of Paper:  17.02.1915
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Hubert
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Not stated
Home Address:  Lamington, Logie Easter

THE LATE PTE. HUBERT C. MACKAY
The above is a portrait of the late 1718 Private Hubert C. Mackay, A (Tain) Coy. Lamington, Logie Easter, who was killed on the 3rd November, 1915 by the bursting of a bomb. He was barely 19 years of age, and went out with his regiment in November, 1914. He was invalided home when recovering from an attack of measles, and only returned to the front in June last.   His commanding officer Lieut-Colonel Cuthbert, wrote to his parents in most sympathetic terms, and stated that Huber was a great favourite with his comrades; a lad who knew his duty and did it fearlessly.
He is buried in Merville Cemetery, where so many of his comrades have already found a resting place.

Date of Paper:  12.05.1916
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Ian M.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Not stated
Home Address:  The Ness, Fortrose

Private Ian Murdo, 1775, probably the youngest member in his Brigade, was only 16 years of age, and was the son of Mr and Mrs Mackay The Ness, Fortrose.
Wounded at Neuve Chapelle, he reported to the battalion a fortnight before Aubers Ridge. Full of pluck and grit an example to older men, his body, when recovered in October last,was quite close to the German trenches. Went out with the battalion in November, 1914.   Previously for about a year he was engaged in mechanical engineering.

Date of Paper:  29.09.1916 and 03.08.1917
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Isabella
Rank:  Munitioneer
Regiment:  Not stated
Home Address:  Lagvoulin Cottage, Novar

ANOTHER ROSS-SHIRE MUNITION GIRL
A photograph of Miss Isabella Mackay, Lagvoulin Cottage, Novar, a Ross-shire munitioneer, is reproduced to-day. Miss Mackay, despite her youth, is already a veteran in the works in which she is engaged. Smart, active, energetic and purposeful, she has impressed her superiors, and recently had the honour of being promoted to be a checker or inspector of work. Somewhere in the Kilwinning district, the nature of the work cannot be meantime specified nor are these girls "doing their bit" the least disposed to "blab". Miss Mackay is the only Ross-shire girl in the works but she has no time to feel lonely. A recent rush to the home country proved a splendid tonic. The family has a good record.
Pte. James Mackay, Canadians, a brother, paid the supreme price on the Somme in September, 1916.  A half-brother, Sergt. R. Mackinlay, Seaforths, is serving at the front.

[29.09.1917]
ROSS-SHIRE CANADIAN D.C.M. KILLED
The above is a portrait of 1276 Private James Mackay, D.C.M., Canadians, who, as was reported in our last issue, was killed in action on 9th September. The deceased was a son of Mr and Mrs Mackay, Lagvoulin Cottage, Novar and was 25 years of age. He was a soldier of whom Ross-shire may justly be proud. At Ypres he won the D.C.M. for bravery. The official account states that "He fought eight hours after being wounded, and walked six miles to the dressing station under heavy shell fire".
Previous to the war he was in the Cumberland Hotel, Port Arthur, Canada, and enlisted in the Winnipeg Rifles, in September, 1914. He came to England with the 1st Canadian Contingent and was drafted to the front in February, 1915. Much sympathy is extended to Mr and Mrs Mackay in their loss.
An elder brother of the deceased is serving with the Canadians.

Date of Paper:  29.09.1916 and 03.08.1917
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  James
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Lagvoulin Cottage, Novar

Date of Paper:  15.11.1915
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Home Address:  Brae Farm, Dingwall

A photograph of the late Pte. John Mackay, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, appears to-day. His death from wounds was recently reported. The son of Mr and Mrs Mackay, Brae Farm, Dingwall, he went to France in March last. He was then only 18 years and 4 months but the country's needs was imperative, and many fine brave lads were called this early to face a foe which felt that victory was within their grasp.
Pte. Mackay joined the 51st Division, and with it fought some famous battles both in Flanders and later in July, when by a dramatic movement it suddenly appeared on the southern flank of the Marine salient and heroically shared in those conclusive battles which blasted for ever the German hope. Before joining up Pte. Mackay was employed in a motor garage at Tain; before going to Brae the family resided at Kildary, where the father was a porter on the railway. Another son was badly wounded, and is now in Aberdeen undergoing special treatment.
In a letter to the mother the Rev. Wm. Jardine C.F., says: "I am sorry to have to send you the worst news. Your son Pte. J. Mackay (23630), A Company of the battalion has died of wounds received in action. He was sent down from the field to the dressing station and official word has just come that he died on the 14/10/13.. I know this will be a dreadful blow to you. I trust that you may have the comfort of God in your sorrow, and that you may be able to cherish the great hope in Jesus Christ of meeting your boy again in the Kingdom of Peace.

Date of Paper:  03.05.1918
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Sapper
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Portachullin, Stromeferry

HONOUR TO LOCHALSH CANADIAN
Sapper John Mackay, Canadians, who enlisted in Vancouver, B.C., and came overseas at the beginning of the war, has received the French Croix de Guerre. He has been attached to the Royal Navy siege guns in Belgium for two years. He is a native of Portachullin, Stromeferry. A photo appears to-day.

Date of Paper:  24.04.1917
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Shandwick Place, Tain

THE LATE PTE. J. MACKAY, TAIN
The late Pte. John Mackay, Seaforths, whom we reported in our last issue as being killed in action on April 6th, and whose photograph we reproduce to-day, was the elder son of Mrs Mackay, Shandwick Place, Tain. In his 23rd year, he enlisted just a year ago, and after training, proceeded to France in August last. Along with two companions he was killed by shell. Prior to the war, he was employed by Mr Duncan Matheson, grocer, Tain.
His mother, a brother, and seven sisters mourn the loss of a most dutiful son.

Date of Paper:  13.12.1918
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  K. W.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Lovat Scouts
Home Address:  Muir-of-Ord

MUIR OF ORD SOLDIER KILLED
As already reported information has been received of the death in action in France of Pte. K. W. Mackay, grandson of Mrs Mackay, Burnside, Muir of Ord, and son of Mrs Crow, Knock, Banffshire. He joined the 2/1st Lovat Scouts in March, 1917, and was in training in England for twelve months, when he was sent to France, and was transferred to the Camerons and latterly to 1/6th Black Watch. Nineteen years and eight months, he was previously wounded in August last. Before joining up he was serving his apprenticeship as a gardener at Ord House, Muir of Ord. A promising young man, and a kind and lovable nature, and much respected and loved by all who knew him much sympathy is extended to Mrs Crow and Mrs Mackay and family in their sad bereavement.
Captain Fulton, Black Watch, writing to the parents says:   I regret to have to tell you that your son, Pte. K.W. Mackay, was killed on 24th October near Thiant, where he lies buried. He was killed by shell fire instantly, just a short time after we had carried our objective. He had done very well that day and he will be a great loss to all in B Coy. It is very hard for you at home especially when we came out of action soon afterwards and he was one of the last casualties we had. You both have my deepest sympathy and he will always be remembered in his Company as a good friend and one who died carrying on with his duty splendidly".
A photo appears to-day.

Date of Paper:  19.03.1916
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Kenneth M.
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  The Gates, Dingwall

Mackay Sergt, Shoemaker Kenneth M., 1955, B (Dingwall) Coy., wounded 11th March, 1915, died of wounds same day; aged 26 years; son of Mr K. Mackay, The Gates, Dingwall; shoemaker of the Tyne, and joined on mobilisation.

Date of Paper:  18.01.1918
Surname:  Mackay
First Name(s):  Victor L.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Black Watch
Home Address:  Craggan, Balblair, Ross-shire.

Above is reproduced a photograph of Pte. Victor L. Mackay, Black Watch, who was severly gassed in France last September. He has been home on sick leave visiting his parents at the Craggan, Balblair, Ross-shire. Private Mackay enlisted under the voluntary system, and has been nearly two years on service. Before joining the army, he was one of the many Sea Scouts who are doing admirable work at coastguard stations. He acted as patrol leader. Previously he was on the staff of the late Mr L.R. Nott, contractor for the Cromarty Railway.

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