World War 1

War Records 1914-18


Private Alexander Macleman


Corporal David Beugne Macleman


Seaman Donald Macleman


Seaman George Macleman


Munitioneer Isabella Macleman


Seaman John Macleman


Piper Kenneth Macleman


Piper William John Macleman


Private A A Maclennan


Private Alexander Maclennan, MM


Private Angus Maclennan


Private D D Maclennan


Private D N Maclennan


Sergeant Donald Maclennan 


Private H Maclennan


Driver Jack Maclennan


Private John Maclennan (Aultbea)


Sergeant John Maclennan, DCM (Kinlochewe)


Seaman John Maclennan (Shieldaig)


Private John M Maclennan (Maryburgh)


Seaman K Maclennan


Piper Kenneth Maclennan, DCM


Lance Corporal Roderick Maclennan (Alness)


Private Roderick Maclennan (Dingwall)


2/Lieutenant W D Maclennan

Surname Macleman-Maclennan

Surname Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Macleman Alexander Private Avoch Brothers 1
Macleman David B Corporal Avoch  1
Macleman Donald Seaman Avoch  
Macleman George Seaman Avoch  
Macleman Isabella Munitioneer Avoch  
Macleman John Seaman Avoch  
Macleman Kenneth Piper Avoch  1
Macleman William J Piper Avoch  1
Maclennan A A Private Maryburgh Brothers 2
Maclennan Alexander Private Lochluichart  
Maclennan Angus Private Lochbroom  
Maclennan D D Private Dingwall Brothers 3
Maclennan D N Private Shieldaig  
Maclennan Donald Sergeant Dingwall  3
Maclennan H Private Kinlochewe Brothers 4
Maclennan Jack Driver Dingwall  3
Maclennan John Private Aultbea  
Maclennan John Sergeant Kinlochewe  4
Maclennan John Seaman Shieldaig  
Maclennan John M Private Maryburgh  2
Maclennan K Seaman Dingwall  
Maclennan Kenneth Piper Munlochy  
Maclennan Roderick L/Corporal Alness  
Maclennan Roderick Private Dingwall  3
Maclennan W D 2/Lieutenant Rhodesia ex-
Rosemarkie
 

Date of Paper:  01.06.1917
Surname:  Macleman
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Burnfarm, Avoch

A PATRIOTIC AVOCH FAMILY
The above are the photographs of four sons of the late Mr. Alexander McLeman, of Pitfour, and grandsons of the late Mr. John McLennan, farmer, of Rhives. They are - Piper Kenneth McLeman, D.C.M., H.L.I.; Piper William John McLeman, Canadians; Cpl. David Beugne McLeman, Scots Guards, killed on September 14th, 1914; Pte Alexander McLeman, Canadians, killed in 1917. Their mother and brother, James McLeman, now reside at Burnfarm, Avoch.

Date of Paper:  01.06.1917
Surname:  Macleman
First Name(s):  David B.
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Scots Guards
Home Address:  Burnfarm, Avoch

Date of Paper:  01.06.1917
Surname:  Macleman
First Name(s):  Kenneth
Rank:  Piper
Regiment:  H.L.I.
Home Address:  Burnfarm, Avoch

Date of Paper:  01.06.1917
Surname:  Macleman
First Name(s):  William John
Rank:  Piper
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Burnfarm, Avoch

Date of Paper:  15.09.1916
Surname:  Macleman
First Name(s):  Donald
Rank:  Seaman
Regiment:  R.N.R.
Home Address:  57 Henrietta Street, Avoch

After eight months of waiting, news has come of the safety of Seaman Donald MacLeman, R.N.R., 5481 A, as a prisoner of war at Bagdad. Writing on a post card, dated June 3rd, to his sister, he says that he is quite well, and, in spirit so characteristic of our men suffering unparalleled hardships in this war, the captured sailor trusts that those at home will not worry about him. His name appeared among the wounded in the Persian casualties. Seaman MacLeman is the eldest son of Mr. Wm. MacLeman, 57 Henrietta Street, Avoch. He was 23 years on August 2nd inst. Before the war he had only three months experience in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Date of Paper:  14.07.1916
Surname:  Macleman
First Name(s):  George
Rank:  Leading Seaman
Regiment:  R.N.
Home Address:  Avoch

TWO AVOCH NAVAL MEN
Above is reproduced the photos of two Ross-shire Naval men, pals, who, in Eastern waters, are doing their bit to keep the old flag flying. After "twelve months' experience" at the Dardanelles, they reached Malta, and, having a few hours' leave, were photographed together, and kindly sent the result to the Editor of the Ross-shire Journal, which paper reaches them with remarkable regularity. Their ships - two well-known vessels - happily met. The men are Leading Seaman George Macleman and Able Seaman John Macleman, and both belong to Avoch.

Date of Paper:  08.06.1917
Surname:  Macleman
First Name(s):  Isabella
Rank:  Munitioneer
Regiment:  
Home Address:  St. James St., Avoch

A FAIR ROSS-SHIRE MUNITI0NEER
There is reproduced today a photograph of Miss Isabella H Macleman, a niece of Mrs Masson, St James' Street, Avoch, Ross-shire. Miss Macleman is "doing her bit" for King and Country somewhere in the South of Scotland. Life there is not all mignonette and roses, much as the authorities have done to make better the inherent difficulties of the work. Some of these girls face no little danger day by day, but, observing the rigid precautions, they put danger well behind them with carefulness as their constant ward. The life is not unhealthy. Miss Macleman's appearance in her workmanlife uniform clearly proves the fact, and the spirits of the girls are well maintained. As they work they know they are speeding the time when "Tommy and Jack" will return full of gratitude to the fair munitioneers and ready and willing to form new hearths and homes. Many girls from the North of Scotland are in the munition factories, and they have earned a uniformly excellent reputation for their native genius and high working capacity.

Date of Paper:  14.07.1916
Surname:  Macleman
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Able Seaman
Regiment:  R.N.
Home Address:  Avoch

TWO AVOCH NAVAL MEN
There is reproduced the photos of two Ross-shire Naval men, fast pals, who, in Eastern waters, are doing their bit to keep the old flag flying. After "twelve months' experience" at the Dardanelles, they reached Malta, and, having a few hours' leave, were photographed together, and kindly sent the result to the Editor of the Ross-shire Journal, which paper reaches them with remarkable regularity. Their ships - two well-known vessels - happily met. The men are Leading Seaman George Macleman and Able Seaman John Macleman, and both belong to Avoch.

Date of Paper:   17.12.1915
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  A. A.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  H (Brahan) Company.
Home Address:  Bank Cottage, Maryburgh

We reproduce above the photograph of the late Private John M Maclennan, son of Mr Maclennan, who for many years was gamekeeper at Brahan, and who has now retired, and Mrs Maclennan, Bank Cottage, Maryburgh. Private Maclennan was killed on 11th March at Neuve Chapelle, was only 19 years of age, and was a member of H. (Brahan) Company. Previous to the war he was a sawmiller to trade. He was a well-known athlete, and was a prominent prize-winner at the annual games in the county.
Private A. A. Maclennan, a brother of the deceased, who is 21 years of age, is also a member of H. Company. He is a saddler to trade, and was employed with Mr James Mackenzie, saddler, Dingwall. He went out to France with the battalion in November 1914. In the spring he was invalided home, but has now rejoined, and is with the 3/4th Seaforths at Ripon.

Date of Paper:  17.12.1915
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  John M.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  H (Brahan) Company
Home Address:  Bank Cottage, Maryburgh

Date of Paper:  15.06.1917
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Grudie, Lochluichart

MILITARY HONOURS TO LOCHLUICHART MAN
The gratifying news has been received at Lochluichart that Private Alexander Maclennan has been awarded the Military Medal "for gallantry in the field". Private Maclennan, who is a stretcher-bearer in the Ross-shire Seaforths, joined the Territorial Force a few years ago, and, on mobilisation, proceeded on active service with the famous battalion. On 23rd and 24th April he greatly distinguished himself by his courageous deeds, having, at the risk of his own life, succeeded in carrying to the dressing station those of his comrades-in-arms who were lying wounded and exposed to further danger. His numerous friends are proud of the honour he has reflected upon the district, and his mother, who resides at Grudie, Lochluichart, has received many congratulations on her son's bravery.

Date of Paper:  11.01.1918
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  Angus
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Badluarach, Lochbroom

Private Angus Maclennan, Seaforths, whose photograph is reproduced, is one more of the township of Badluarach, Lochbroom, who has given his life for the homeland. He attested under the voluntary scheme, and, after training, went with a draft to France. He was in the battle of St Julien, but a week later, on 18th October, he fell to the rifle of a sniper as he was passing into a dug-out. He lingered until 7th December, when he passed peacefully away. During the interval he was visited and cheered by his sister, Miss Annie Maclennan, who made the journey to France for one more brief re-union with her only brother. Had he survived another week he would have completed his thirty-third year. Much sympathy is felt for his blind and widowed mother and two sisters.
The gallant soldier, who was an excellent specimen of Highland physique, was a most estimable and intelligent young man. He was a favourite with all who knew him, and he will be sadly missed by his comrades, the parishioners, and by many Highland friends in Glasgow, where he was employed in pre-war days.

Date of Paper:  05.05.1916
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  D. D.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  
Home Address:  Victoria Place, Dingwall

No text, except for his three brothers.

FOUR DINGWALL BROTHERS WITH THE COLOURS
We reproduce above the photographs of four sons of Mrs Barbara Maclennan, Victoria Place, Dingwall, who are at present serving their King and Country.
Sergeant Donald Maclennan is with the Australian Contingent. Five years ago he left Dingwall and took up farming in Australia. When the war broke out he immediately volunteered, and on the 25th April he was one of the first to land on the ill-fated Gallipoli peninsula. On 8th August he was severely wounded, necessitating his being sent back to Australia for treatment. It is satisfactory to know his condition now is steadily improving.
Driver Jack Maclennan mobilised with the 4th Seaforths, but while the Battalion was in training he transferred to the Army Service Corps (motor transport), and is now serving in France. Previous to the war he was engaged as motor mechanic with Mr J R Cran, Dingwall.
Private Roderick Maclennan was a groom [remainder obliterated]

Date of Paper:  05.05.1916
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  Donald
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  Australian Contingent
Home Address:  Australia

Date of Paper:  05.05.1916
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  Jack
Rank:  Driver
Regiment:  Army Service Corps
Home Address:  Victoria Place Dingwall

Date of Paper:  05.05.1916
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  Roderick
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  
Home Address:  Victoria Place, Dingwall

Date of Paper:  31.05.1918
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  D. N.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Shieldaig

LOCHCARRON SEAFORTH FALLS
Shieldaig, Lochcarron, has lost many of her gallant sons in this war, and is now called on to mourn the loss of another. Mr and Mrs D. Maclennan recently received notice of the death on 18th April of their son, Private D. N. Maclennan. Private Maclennan, who was only twenty years of age, had served with the Seaforths for some time and fell fighting for King and Country. He was loved and respected by all around him, and much sympathy is extended to his sorrowing parents and brothers and sisters. A photograph appears today.

Date of Paper:  10.03.1916 and 14.01.1916 
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  H.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Greenhill Cottage, Kinlochewe

Maclennan, Private H., 1211, D (Gairloch) Coy., killed in action, 11th March 1915, son of Mr and Mrs Maclennan, Greenhill Cottage, Kinlochewe. Barman to trade. His brother, Sergeant John Maclennan, was awarded the DCM for his bravery at Neuve Chapelle.

[14.01.1916]
THE KINLOCHEWE D.C.M.
Above is given a reproduction of the photograph of Sergeant John Maclennan, D (Gairloch) Company, a native of Kinlochewe. Sergeant Maclennan, who was a Territorial previous to the war, went out with the battalion in November of 1914. In the first battle in which the 1/4th Seaforths took part, Neuve Chapelle, on 11th March, Sergeant Maclennan was awarded the DCM for gallant conduct in the advance to the river Leys, when he removed a wounded non-commissioned officer into cover whilst under very heavy machine gun and rifle fire. In the battle of Aubers Ridge he had the misfortune to be severely wounded, a bullet passing through his eye and breaking the roof of his mouth. He has made a wonderful recovery, and is now doing light duty. On Wednesday, 13th December, 1915, he was publicly presented with his medal by Sir Hector Munro of Foulis, Bart., at a great gathering in Dingwall. The burgh has also presented him with a gold watch in recognition of his bravery. (Photo by Messrs Munro, Dingwall)

Date of Paper:  14.01.1916 and 10.03.1916
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Kinlochewe

Date of Paper:  06.12.1918
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Scottish Horse (attached Black Watch)
Home Address:  Aultbea

THE LATE PRIVATE J. MACLENNAN, AULTBEA
A photograph appears today of Private John Maclennan, Scottish Horse, attached Black Watch, who, as already reported, died in France on 3rd October 1918, of wounds received in action the previous night. Prior to joining the colours three years ago, Private Maclennan was in the Partick police force. His widowed mother resides at Aultbea, Ross-shire, with whom much sympathy is felt in the loss of a brave, a gallant, and a stalwart son, whose qualities of head and heart secured him the friendship of officers and men in the old Royal Highlanders.

Date of Paper:  07.03.1919
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Seaman
Regiment:  R.N.
Home Address:  Mary Street, Shieldaig

THE LATE SEAMAN J. MACLENNEN, SHIELDAIG
Seaman John Maclennan, whose photograph is reproduced above, was the son of Mr and Mrs Maclennan, Mary Street, Shieldaig, and who died of pneumonia at the Naval Hospital, Lerwick. The deceased, a promising young man of likeable disposition, was a great favourite with all who knew him, and before joining the Naval Service was a junior student in the Dingwall Academy, where he had a very successful career, and was highly esteemed by his teachers and school companions.
In the Navy he took, with some success, a course of signalling, and his examination officers, as well as his chaplain, ship officers and shipmates, wrote his parents sympathetic letters, all testifying to his keen abilities and exemplary character.

Date of Paper:  11.10.1918
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  K.
Rank:  Seaman
Regiment:  R.N.
Home Address:  Mill St., Dingwall

YOUNG DINGWALL SAILOR'S SAD DEATH
A photograph of seaman K. Maclennan, son of Mr Kenneth Maclennan, surfaceman, Mill Street, Dingwall, appears today. The facts of his sad death, on Sept. 21, a fortnight after he joined the Navy, will be recalled. A sharp attack if influenza was followed by pneumonia, to which he quickly succumbed. A day or two previously deceased had written to his father stating how satisfied he was with his surroundings, and how well he was liking his new conditions. Deceased, who was 18 years of age, before joining up was employed with Mr Fraser, slater, and was well known in town. Much sympathy is felt with the parents, this being the third successive death in the family within little more than a year. The remains of Seaman Maclennan were brought home for interment in Kiltearn Churchyard, and the Dingwall Company of the 2/1st NCHVB furnished an escort, of which he was a member before joining up.

Date of Paper:  12.11.1915
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  Kenneth
Rank:  Piper
Regiment:  Highland Light Infantry
Home Address:  View Vale Cottage, Burnfarm, Avoch

DCM FOR BLACK ISLE PIPER
The above is a portrait of 1914 Piper Kenneth Maclennan, 1/7th Highland Light Infantry, son of Mrs Maclennan, late of Pitfour, now at View Vale Cottage, Burnfarm, Avoch, and grandson of the late Mr Maclennan, farmer Rhives, who has been recommended for the DCM for conspicuous bravery during an advance on a Turkish position at the Dardanelles.
Previous to the war Piper Maclennan, who is a married man, his wife being Lizzy, second daughter of Mr Grant, late manager of Avoch Tweed Mills, was employed as manager with Macorley, wine and spirit merchant, Jamaica Street, Glasgow. His many friends, both in Avoch and Glasgow, will be pleased to hear of the honour conferred on him.
In connection with this, it may be mentioned that his younger brother, "Ben", was killed at the battle of the Aisne. He was with the Scots Guards. Another brother, Alexander, has joined the Winnipeg Grenadier Guards in Canada.

Date of Paper:  04.10.1918
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  Roderick
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Averon Bank, Alness

Mr and Mrs Maclennan, Averon Bank, Alness, as recently reported, have been informed by the War Office that their youngest son, L/Corporal Roderick Maclennan, Seaforths, was killed in action on the 26th of July. At the time of his death he was attached to a machine gun section. L/Corporal Maclennan left Alness in August 1914 with the Territorials and had served continuously in France. He had been wounded four times and was on the HMS Donegal on his way to England after being gassed, when that vessel was torpedoed. Thirty-two years of age, he was well known in Dingwall, having worked for many years with Mr Tolmie, plumber. He took a great interest in football.

Date of Paper:  24.07.1917
Surname:  Maclennan
First Name(s):  W. D.
Rank:  Second Lieutenant
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Rhodesia

ROSS-SHIRE SEAFORTH OFFICER WOUNDED
Second Lieutenant W. D. Maclennan, Seaforths, who was severely wounded on the face, arm, and leg on 22nd February while fighting in Mesopotamia, is still reported to be in a dangerous condition. Lieut. Maclennan served for seven years in the ranks of the 2nd Seaforths, and left as a reservist about four years ago. He immediately migrated to Rhodesia, and joined the British South African Police. He was recalled to the colours at the outbreak of war, and on landing in this country was posted to Cromarty, where his skill as a signalling instructor kept him for over a year. Anxious to be on active service, he volunteered several times, and had the satisfaction of being sent to the Far East about a year ago. He was offered his commission several times before he eventually accepted it. He is very popular in the regiment. Lieut. Maclennan is a brother of Mrs L. M. Macdonald, Lime Tree House, Rosemarkie, whose husband, also a Seaforth, made the supreme sactifice about eighteen months ago. The late Mr Macdonald was well-known in Dingwall, especially in temperance circles. A portrait of Lieut. Maclennan is reproduced on this page.

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