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War Records 1914-18

Captain F Mackinnon

Private Lauchlan Mackinnon ("RJ" photo)

Private Lauchlan Mackinnon [Photograph supplied in 2006 by his nephew, also Lauchlan Mackinnon.]

Private Alexander Mackintosh

Private Angus Mackintosh

Major Arthur Mackintosh

Seaman D F Mackintosh

Corporal David Mackintosh

Private Duncan Mackintosh (Conon Bridge)

Lance Corporal Duncan Mackintosh (Muir of Ord)

Private Hugh T Mackintosh

Private Innes Mackintosh

Private Jack F Mackintosh

Private James David Mackintosh

Seaman Lewis Mackintosh

Sergeant William Mackintosh

Surname Mackinnon - Mackintosh

Surname Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Mackinnon F Captain Poolewe  
Mackinnon Lauchlan Private Menstrie  
Mackintosh Alexander Private Muir of Ord  
Mackintosh Angus Private Glasgow  
Mackintosh Arthur Major Canada ex-
Mackintosh D F Seaman Invergordon Brothers 1
Mackintosh David Corporal Dingwall  
Mackintosh Duncan Private Conon  
Mackintosh Duncan  L/Corporal Muir of Ord  
Mackintosh Hugh T Private Contin  
Mackintosh Innes Private Invergordon  1
Mackintosh Jack F Private Stretford  
Mackintosh James D Private Nigg  
Mackintosh Lewis Seaman Avoch  
Mackintosh William Sergeant Invergordon  1

Date of Paper:  29.01.1915
Surname:  Mackinnon
First Name(s):  F.
Rank:  Captain
Regiment:  4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Poolewe

Captain Mackinnon, 4th Seaforths (Reserves), who has been on a recruiting campaign in the West of Scotland, reached Glasgow last week, when occasion was taken to entertain him by the Glasgow Gairloch Association. Captain Mackinnon, who has resided for some years in the Gairloch district, enlisted in the ranks of the 1st V.B. Seaforth Highlanders, the regiment of his native county, in 1889. He was promoted lieutenant in 1893, and Captain in 1898. In 1902, Captain Mackinnon retired and devoted himself to painting. He has been a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, and he has done much to bring before the artistic public, the beautiful but wild scenery of the West Coast. He lived at Poolewe, until, being on the reserve of officers, he was called upon to take part in the present war . He is also a most accomplished Gaelic scholar.

Date of Paper:  31.08.1916
Surname:  Mackinnon
First Name(s):  Lauchlan
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Royal Scots Fusiliers
Home Address:  Ochil Place, Menstrie (formerly Dingwall)

20970 Private Lauchlan Mackinnon, Royal Scots Fusiliers, son of Mr and Mrs D. Mackinnon, Ochil Place, Menstrie and formerly Dingwall, is reported missing since 30th July, and Mr and Mrs Mackinnon are anxious to receive any information available. Pte. Mackinnon served his apprenticeship with Mrs J.M. Frew, Chemist, Dingwall, and afterwards proceeded south, working in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. In December last, on qualifying as a member of the Pharmaceutical Society, he joined the army, and had been at the front with his unit since early in June. Other two sons of Mr and Mrs Mackinnon joined the colours, and one of them, Pte. John Mackinnon, is serving with the A.S.C. in the East.
In a letter the Chaplain of the Royal Scots Fusiliers says Private Mackinnon (whose portrait we reproduce) was one of a party of the battalion who did not return from action. "He is either a prisoner or killed," the Chaplain writes, "and if I were you I would not give up hope yet. He may be alive. No one saw him being wounded, though that, of course, is probable. Hoping you may hear soon so that the terrible suspense through which you are passing may be removed. - Yours sincerely, A.S. Andrew, C.F. (Pres.)".
Lance-Corpl. Alexander Maclean, Edinburgh, of the same battalion, who is a cousin of Pte. Mackinnon's, was also reported missing in the same engagement, and information has just been received that he is a prisoner of war.

Mr Lauchlan Mackinnon, Edinburgh, a nephew of Private Lauchlan Mackinnon, has provided a photograph of his uncle, and a copy of a letter dated 15 July 1916:

"2nd RSF. BEF.
"My Dear Mother
"Another few lines to let you know I am quite well. I got both Neil's and your own parcel last night also cigarettes from Kenneth. We just came back from the trenches again last night. I think I told you that we were on that big attack on July 1st. Well we were relieved on Monday morning but went back again on Saturday night arriving at the trenches about 5am Sunday morning and had to attack the Germans in a farm right away. They never showed any fight however and we took it easily. However during the day and night we were bombarded very severely and lost some men. One of my pals was killed sitting beside me. Am glad to say however I came through it all right. We got relieved again on Tuesday morning and we are now back to billets but for how long I cannot say. We are a good bit back this time so expect we will have a bit longer rest.
"Tell Moira I have not seen Alick McLean yet. One thing I am very short of just now and that is paper and envelopes. I cannot get any anywhere and cannot write anybody. Just got this from another chap. The place here is a beautiful spot. Only hope we will be here for some time. You will be wondering how I felt being in action. Well honestly I never felt at all like what I imagined I would. Felt a bit nervous of course but nothing much. Too much to think about to get too nervous. Well mother will you write me again very soon. Will close just now then Mother but will write soon. Hope you are all keeping well. No I do not want any money as we have no place to spend it. Write soon.
"Your loving son Lachie"

Date of Paper:  10.03.1916
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Ivy Cottage, Muir of Ord

Mackintosh, Private Alexander, 1225, C (Black Isle) Coy., wounded 11th March, 1915, died of wounds same day; son of Mrs Mackintosh, widow, Ivy Cottage, Muir of Ord, he was in his 20th year. He was employed in the Ord Distillery.

Date of Paper:  18.02.1916
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  Angus
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1st Scots Guards
Home Address-Fernie Street, Maryhill, Glasgow (formerly Grant Street, Dingwall)

We reproduce above the portrait of Pte. Angus Mackintosh, 1st Scots Guards, whom we reported as killed in action in our last issue. He was missing from 25th January 1915, and the War Council now report to his wife at Fernie Street, Maryhill, Glasgow, that he was killed that same day. Private Mackintosh, who was his 27th year, was the second son of the late Mr Mackintosh, Grant Street, Dingwall. Deceased was well-known in Dingwall, where he for some time was employed with Messrs Wordie & Co., as a lorryman. Seven years ago he left Dingwall for Glasgow, where he joined the Police Force. At the outbreak of war he was one of the Glasgow police to volunteer, and he immediately enlisted in the Scots Guards, and within a few months took his place at the front.

Date of Paper:  18.05.1917
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  Arthur
Rank:  Major
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Lochrosque, Achnasheen

There is reproduced above a photograph of the late Major Arthur Mackintosh, Canadians, who, as reported recently, was killed in action on the Western Front on April 24. Later information shows that Major Mackintosh was hit by shrapnel as he was leaving his dug-out. He was not killed outright, but died while being conveyed to a field post. The son of the late Mr Donald Mackintosh, and of Mrs Mackintosh, Lochrosque, Achnasheen, he was educated at Dingwall Academy, and thereafter proceeded to Edinburgh, where he was indentured law apprentice with Messrs Fletcher & Baillie. About 12 years ago he went to Canada, and engaged in real estate work. He was successful, and at the time of mobilisation owned a considerable amount of property in British Columbia. A keen sportsman and a splendid rifle shot - he gained served prizes while in Edinburgh - he was a volunteer before leaving for abroad, and on settling in Canada joined the Canadian Forces. On the outbreak of war he mobilised, and was one of the first and famous Canadian contingent to arrive in this country, sacrificing the captaincy which he then held for a second lieutenancy in order to secure a place in the first contingent. He was through some of the toughest tussles in which the Canadians have engaged, and none more bitter perhaps than the fighting at Ypres in the days when artillery was no better than it ought to have been. Twice wounded, he returned to the front on each occasion as soon as he was fit. Two years ago he was promoted Captain, and he got his majority in November last. To quick intelligence he added the charm of an attractive personality, which carried him far in the goodwill of his fellow officers and of all those under his command.
Major Mackintosh was 34 years of age, and the death at an early age of a type of manhood such as his was is not merely an immediate loss to the Army, and particularly to the unit with which he was serving, but to the business life of the great Dominion overseas, of which he was fast becoming a well-known and highly capable member. With his mother, Mrs Mackintosh, and the family the deepest sympathy is felt.
Three other brothers are serving with the colours.
Sapper Kenneth Mackintosh is serving with the Royal Engineers in Salonica;
Pte. Donald Mackintosh is with the Canadians in France; and Pte. John Mackintosh is in the A.S.C., motor transport.
Mrs Mackintosh has received many messages of sympathy, and among them the following telegram from the King and Queen:
"Buckingham Palace, London, May /5/17. The King and Queen deeply regret the loss you and the Army have sustained by the death of Major Arthur Mackintosh in the service of his country. Their Majesties truly sympathise with you in your sorrow. Keeper of the Privy Purse."
[Handwritten note: "Brother Corpl. Donald killed 23-10-1918."]

Date of Paper:  28.04.1916 and 09.11.1917
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  D. F.
Rank:  Seaman
Regiment:  Royal Navy
Home Address:  Clyde Street, Invergordon

1695 Private Innes Mackintosh, 4th Seaforths, of which a portrait will be found in these columns, is one of the heroes from Ross-shire who fell early in the war. A son of the late Mr Angus Mackintosh, carter, and Mrs Mackintosh, Clyde Street, Invergordon, deceased, after leaving school, went to the grocery trade, being apprenticed to Mr T. Gordon, Bank Street, Invergordon. Always a keen Territorial, he joined as soon as he could be accepted, and when war broke out he answered the call, and in November, 1914, he proceeded to the front. He had his first experience of fire at the battle of Neuve Chapelle, through which he came unhurt, only, however, to fall a month later, on 12th April. At the time of his death he had only reached his 17th year. Earny, as he was familiarly called, was a proud soldier, happy, cheerful, and fearless, and with his comrades he was a great favourite. He was the youngest son of three, and the other two are Sergt. Wm. Mackintosh, 4th Seaforths, who, though time-expired, has rejoined, and Donald Mackintosh, who is serving aboard one of H.M. ships, and is at present in foreign waters.
Mr D. F. Mackintosh, who is the second son of Mrs Mackintosh, is canteen assistant on board one H.M.S. He has been two years in the Navy. Photographs of all three brothers appear to-day.
With Mrs Mackintosh there is deep sympathy in her bereavement.
Mrs Mackintosh, Clyde Street, Invergordon, who has been doubly bereaved by the war, gave two sons to the Seaforths and one to the Navy. Both soldier sons have made the supreme sacrifice.
As reported recently, Sergt. Wm. Mackintosh, was killed in action on the Western Front on October 12th. He took over command of his platoon after both the platoon officer and sergeant were killed, and carried on until he himself fell also. Sergt. Mackintosh, who was only 28 years of age, was considerably over a year in France, and in that time saw much fighting. Eight days before his death he was home on short leave, and his many friends were delighted to see him looking so fit after the dangers passed and hardships endured. He left again for the battlefield full of hope and in the most buoyant spirits. Few young men were better known or more highly esteemed in Invergordon than the deceased, and he was a favourite with his comrades in arms. Before joining up he conducted with much success his late father's business as a carting contractor. An exemplary young man as a civilian, he proved a good and valiant soldier, and it is almost needless to say that his death is mourned by all ranks in the battalion to which he belonged.
Pte. Innes Mackintosh, Seaforths, a younger brother, who served with the Country Territorials, was killed in action on April 12, 1915. A young lad of 17 years, he mobilised a the outbreak of the war, and passed through the first winter in the trenches and through the battle of Neuve Chapelle unscathed. He was a fine type of lad, and his memory remains green among those who remain of the old B.E.F. Seaforths.

Date of Paper:  28.04.1916 and 09.11.1917
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  Innes
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Clyde Street, Invergordon

Date of Paper:  28.04.1916 and 09.11.1917
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  William
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Clyde Street, Invergordon

Date of Paper:  07.03.1919
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  David
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  1st Canadian Contingent
Home Address:  Macgregor's Court, Dingwall

Above we reproduce the photograph of the late Corporal David Mackintosh of Canadians, husband of Miss Lizzie Macdonald, Macgregor's Court, Dingwall, grand-daughter of the late Mr Rod. Mackenzie, plumber contractor, Dingwall, and whose death from influenza at the Military. Hospital, Bramshott, we recorded in a recent issue.
Corpl Mackintosh was a native of Kingussie, where his mother resides. Some ten years ago he came to Dingwall, where he was employed as a baker with Mr A. Dunbar. An outstanding shinty player he was several years the backbone of the Wester Ross Shinty Club, when it achieved a grand record in the North. A few years before the war he emigrated to Canada and when hostilities broke out he was one of the first to enlist, landing in France with the 1st Canadian Contingent. He saw much service in France, taking part in some of the severe early battles in the Ypres salient and later on at Vimy Ridge. At the latter place he was gassed on the first occasion in which the Germans used cloud gas. He was sent to Blighty and although he recovered and returned to the trenches he never was totally free of the gas.
An unassuming young man of 29 years, he had a manly bearing and was altogether a splendid type of a Scottish Canadian.

Date of Paper:  17.12.1915
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  Duncan
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  H (Brahan) Company, Seaforths
Home Address:  Corntown, Conon Bridge

The above is a photograph of 1876 Private Duncan Mackintosh, H (Brahan) Company, reported killed on 30th November. Deccased was the son of Mr and Mrs Peter Mackintosh, Corntown, Conon Bridge. He was a ploughman at Balnain when the war broke out, and he mobilised with Brahan Company. Duncan was a great favourite in the Dingwall and Maryburgh districts, where he was well-known, his father having been for many years in the district as foreman at Drynie and Dochcarty.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Mr and Mrs Mackintosh, who have other two sons with the Colours.

Date of Paper:  04.05.1917
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  Duncan
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Seafield, Muir of Ord

There is reproduced to-day a photograph of Lance-Corporal Duncan Mackintosh, Seaforths, who fell in action on April 9th somewhere in France. Deceased was the third son of Mr and Mrs Duncan Mackintosh, Seafield, Muir of Ord. He was only 20 years of age. In November, 1914, he went to the Front with his battalion. He had been in all its stiffer trials. Twice he was wounded, twice returned to England, on each occasion finding himself soon back again in the line. A cheery, lovable fellow, Duncan was a general favourite and he will be missed and mourned by his comrades in billets and in the line. At home there is in Muir of Ord much sorrow at his death, and deep sympathy with his parents and brothers and sisters. Another brother is with the colours.

Date of Paper:  06.07.1917
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  Hugh T.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Canada (formerly Achilty Hotel, Contin)

Pte. Hugh T. Mackintosh, Canadians, whose photograph appears to-day, is the second son of the late Mr and Mrs Mackintosh, Achilty Hotel, Contin, and the nephew of Mr G. S. M. Mackintosh, accountant, Dingwall. Pte. Mackintosh, who has just been home on leave, went to Canada about 12 years ago, and had been farming most successfully in the Western Provinces there. He left his brother in charge of the farm to come over to do his bit. Before going abroad Pte. Mackintosh was a law clerk with Messrs Duncan & Duncan, solicitors, Dingwall.

Date of Paper:  25.01.1918
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  Jack F.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Manchester Regiment
Home Address:  Manchester

Pte. J. F. (Jack) Mackintosh, Manchester Regiment, a photograph of whom appears today, was killed in action on the 17th ult., as reported recently. The son of Mr and Mrs J. M. Mackintosh, Stretford, and a nephew of Mr G. S. M. Mackintosh, Castle Street, Dingwall, he joined up in February 1917, and was drafted to France in September, shortly after attaining the age of 19. A brilliant scholar, he was dux at the Stretford School, Manchester, and passed with distinction through a three years' course at the Manchester Municipal Secondary School, afterwards becoming a student of electricity at the Manchester College of Technology. At the time of joining up he was an apprentice of electrical engineering at the British Westinghouse, Manchester. That he was an honourable, affectionate, and dutiful son, brother, and comrade, is testified by the numerous letters of condolence received by his parents from a wide circle of friends and from his officers. At the Stretford Church, Manchester, a touching reference and kind appreciation was made from the pulpit of the worth of so promising a life cut off on the threshold of manhood and usefulness.

Date of Paper:  19.05.1916
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  James David
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Clyne Cottage, Newfield, Nigg

Pte. James David Mackintosh, Seaforth Highlanders, youngest son of Mrs Mackintosh, Clyne Cottage, Newfield, Nigg, who was killed in action on 30th March, 1916, before the war was a marine engineer in British waters, and in September, 1914, enlisted for the period of the war, going through his preliminary training in England. He proceeded abroad about a year ago, and has been continuously on active service. The son of the late Mr James Mackintosh and Mrs Mackintosh, Nigg, his only brother is employed minesweeping for the Royal Navy.   A photograph of deceased appears today.

Date of Paper:  08.06.1917
Surname:  Mackintosh
First Name(s):  Lewis
Rank:  Seaman
Regiment:  Royal Navy
Home Address:  6, James Street, Avoch

Seaman D. Patience and his chum, Seaman Lewis Mackintosh, were photographed at Groningen. Seaman Macintosh lost an elder brother on the HMS Flirt being sunk. His parents reside at 6 James Street, Avoch.

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