World War 1

War Records 1914-18



L/Corporal A Mackenzie, MM (Lochcarron)


Corporal A Mackenzie (Muir of Ord)


Private Alexander Mackenzie (Aultbea)


Gunner Alexander Mackenzie (Beauly)


Private Alexander Mackenzie (Dingwall)


Private Alexander Mackenzie (Kinlochewe)


L/Sergeant Alexander Mackenzie (Muir of Ord)


Gunner Alexander Mackenzie (Nigg)


Private Alexander Mackenzie (Saltburn?)


Sergeant Alexander Mackenzie, DCM, C de G (Ullapool)


Seaman Alexander Robert Mackenzie (Dingwall)


Corporal Alick Mackenzie (Scorraig)


Sergeant Alistair M Mackenzie (Dingwall)


L/Corporal Angus Mackenzie


Private Archibald Mackenzie, MM


L/Corporal D Mackenzie (Beauly)


Private D K Mackenzie (Alness)


Corporal D W Mackenzie (Torridon)


Private David Mackenzie (Achterneed)


Corporal David Mackenzie (Strathpeffer)


Sergeant Major David Mackenzie, MM, DCM (Tain)

Surname Mackenzie


Surname Forename(s) Rank Home Relationship
Mackenzie A L/Corporal Lochcarron  
Mackenzie A Corporal Muir of Od  
Mackenzie Alexander Private Aultbea Brothers 1
Mackenzie Alexander Gunner Beauly Brothers 2
Mackenzie Alexander Private Dingwall  
Mackenzie Alexander Private Kinlochewe Brothers 3
Mackenzie Alexander L/Sergeant Muir of Ord Brothers 4
Mackenzie Alexander Gunner Nigg  
Mackenzie Alexander Private Saltburn? Brothers 5
Mackenzie Alexander Sergeant Ullapool Brothers 6
Mackenzie Alexander R Seaman Dingwall Brothers/Sister 7
Mackenzie Alick Corporal Scorraig Brothers 8
Mackenzie Alistair M Sergeant Dingwall  
Mackenzie Angus L/Corporal Garve  
Mackenzie Archibald Private Achterneed Brothers 9
Mackenzie Charles Private Kinlochewe  4
Mackenzie Colin Private N. Strome Brothers 10
Mackenzie D L/Corporal Beauly  2
Mackenzie D K Private Alness  
Mackenzie D W Corporal Torridon  
Mackenzie David Private Achterneed  
Mackenzie David Corporal Strathpeffer  
Mackenzie David Sgt. Major Tain  
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Mackenzie Donald Private Conon  
Mackenzie Donald Private Australia
ex-Dingwall
Brothers 11
Mackenzie Donald Drummer Dingwall  
Mackenzie Donald 2/Lieutenant Dingwall  
Mackenzie Donald Private Dullatur  
Mackenzie Donald L/Corporal Lochcarron  
Mackenzie Donald L/Corporal Muir of Ord Brothers 4
Mackenzie Donald Sergeant Muir of Ord Brothers 12
Mackenzie Donald Private Saltburn  
Mackenzie Donald Sergeant Tain  
Mackenzie Donald H L/Corporal Kilmuir  
Mackenzie Duncan Sergeant Alness  
Mackenzie Duncan L/Corporal Inverness Brothers 13
Mackenzie Duncan Private Scorraig Brothers/Sister 14
Mackenzie Evan Sergeant Inverness  13
Mackenzie Finlay Sergeant Scorraig  14
Mackenzie G Sapper Not stated  
Mackenzie George L/Corporal Conon  
Mackenzie George Driver Muir of Ord  4
Mackenzie George A 2/Lieutenant Alness  
Mackenzie George R Corporal Australia
ex-Tain
 
Mackenzie Henry Private Evanton Brothers 15
Mackenzie Hugh Private Garve  
Mackenzie Hugh Private Invergordon  
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Mackenzie J Private Torridon  
Mackenzie J D L/Corporal Achnasheen  
Mackenzie J P Private Ferintosh  
Mackenzie Jack Seaman Dingwall  7
Mackenzie James L/Corporal Garve  
Mackenzie James Corporal Scorraig  14
Mackenzie James Lieutenant Strathpeffer Brothers 16
Mackenzie James A Lieutenant Grantown  
Mackenzie Jessie Munitioneer Dingwall  7
Mackenzie John Private Achterneed  9
Mackenzie  John Seaman Aird  
Mackenzie John Captain Dunoon ex-
Dingwall
 11
Mackenzie John Private Fairburn  
Mackenzie John Private Killilan  
Mackenzie John Private Kirkintilloch
ex-Novar
 
Mackenzie John Private Mellon Charles  
Mackenzie John Private Muir of Ord  4
Mackenzie John Sergeant Muir of Ord  12
Mackenzie John Private Scorraig  14
Mackenzie John Corporal Strathcarron  
Mackenzie John Private Strathpeffer  
Mackenzie John Private Torridon  
Mackenzie John G Private Tain  
Mackenzie K Private Gairloch  
Mackenzie Kenneth Private Aultbea  
Mackenzie Kenneth Sergeant Dingwall  11
Mackenzie Kenneth Gunner Gairloch  
Mackenzie Kenneth Gunner Lochbroom  
Mackenzie Kenneth Private Muir of Ord  12
Mackenzie Kenneth Private N. Strome  10
Mackenzie Kenneth L/Corporal Poolewe  
Mackenzie Kenneth Air Mechanic Scorraig  8
Mackenzie Kenneth Corporal Ullapool  
Mackenzie Kenneth W Private NZ ex-Poolewe  
Mackenzie Margaret Admiralty Scorraig  14
Mackenzie Murdo Private Aultbea  1
Mackenzie Murdo Private Dingwall  7
Mackenzie Murdo Private Dingwall  
Mackenzie Murdo Navy Scorraig  8
Mackenzie Peter Private Scorraig  14
Mackenzie R Sergeant Fearn  
Mackenzie R CSM Kishorn  
Mackenzie R M Private Kinlochewe  
Mackenzie Robert Private Achterneed  9
Mackenzie Robert Private N. Strome  10
Mackenzie Robert Private Saltburn?  5
Mackenzie Roderick Private North Strome  10
Mackenzie Ronald Private Beauly  2
Mackenzie Simon Private Badluarach  
Mackenzie Simon Lieutenant Ullapool  
Mackenzie T Sergeant Evanton  15
Mackenzie Thomas Sergeant Strathpeffer  16
Mackenzie Thomson Air Mechanic Dingwall  
Mackenzie William Private Dingwall  7
Mackenzie William Private Garve  
Mackenzie William Dockyards Muir of Ord  4
Mackenzie William Sergeant Ullapool  6
Mackenzie William J Private Tain  
Mackenzie William R Private Killilan  
Mackenzie William S Lieutenant St Andrews  


Date of Paper:  25.05.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  A.
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Lochcarron

MILITARY MEDAL TO LOCHCARRON SEAFORTH
23251 Lance Corporal A. Mackenzie, Seaforths, has won the Military Medal for bravery on the battlefield. He went to France in November 1914 and saw much active service. He escaped so far without a scratch. He is a son of Roderick Mackenzie, mason contractor, Lochcarron. Before the war broke out he was an apprentice blacksmith in Kinlochewe. He joined the Seaforths a year before war was declared, and was called up at mobilisation.
A photograph appears today.

Date of Paper:  31.08.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  A.
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Scots Guards
Home Address:  Tarradale Lodge, Muir of Ord

A ROSS-SHIRE PRISONER IN GERMANY
Corporal A. Mackenzie, Scots Guards, who is a prisoner of war in Germany, where he has been for two and a half years, is a native of Killearnan, and a son of the late Mr Murdo Mackenzie, Tarradale Lodge, Muir of Ord. A reservist prior to the war, he was called to the colours, and was one of the first to assist in France.
A photograph of him appears above, taken in Germany, and shows him wonderfully fit and well.

Date of Paper:  10.05.1918 and 17.01.1918
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Gordon Highlanders
Home Address:  Udrigle, Aultbea

As recently announced, Pte. Alexander Mackenzie, son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Mackenzie, Udrigle, Aultbea, fell on the battlefield of France in the early days of the great German offensive. Mobilising with the Lovat Scouts at the outbreak of war, Pte. Mackenzie trained in England for some time, and then he crossed to France, when he was transferred to the Gordon Highlanders. On the 9th of April last year he was severely wounded, and returned to England. After a complete recovery he visited his parents, but soon he found himself again back in the line. There he did 'his bit' bravely until March 29th last, when he fell in action at the early age of 20 years.
Pte. Mackenzie was a general favourite with all who knew him. His blameless life, gentle and loving manner, made him the best of sons and the best of friends. He will not be readily forgotten, and the heartfelt sympathy of the community goes out to his parents and his brother, whose home is thus darkened by the loss of one so worthy of their warmest affection.
His only brother, Pte. Murdo Mackenzie, Seaforths, is now training somewhere in Scotland. A photo appears today.

[17.01.1918 - correct date?]
AULTBEA FAMILY'S HEAVY SACRIFICE
Private Murdo Mackenzie, 6th Seaforth Highlanders, son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Mackenzie, Udrigle, Aultbea, Ross-shire, has died of wounds at the early age of 19 years. He was a bright, clever, and promising young lad, and held in high esteem by all who knew him.   His elder brother, Pte. Alexander Mackenzie, Gordon Highlanders, was killed in March. Much sympathy is felt by the community for his sorrowing parents.
A photo appears today.

Date of Paper:  10.05.1918 and 17.01.1918
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Murdo
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Udrigle, Aultbea

Date of Paper:  08.02.1918
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Gunner
Regiment:  Royal Artillery
Home Address:  Rheindown, Beauly

A RHEINDOWN WIDOW'S THREE SOLDIER SONS
There is reproduced today photographs of three soldier sons of Widow Mackenzie, Rheindown, Beauly.
L./Cpl. D. Mackenzie, Seaforths, the eldest son, went out with the Ross-shire battalion in 1914, and thus earned the famous Star of the First Seven Divisions. He was wounded at Aubers Ridge in May 1915. In 1916 he was invalided home. Later on he went out to Mesopotamia to join the premier Seaforth battalion, and is now somewhere on the banks of the Tigris. Before the war he was a policeman in Glasgow.
Gnr. Alex. Mackenzie, R.A., the second son, is on active service in France. Before the war he was employed with Messrs Macdonald & Co., Ltd., timber merchants, Inverness.
Pte. Ronald Mackenzie, Seaforths, is the youngest son. He is with a regular battalion in France. Before the war he was a watchmaker with Messrs Medlock & Craik, Inverness.

Date of Paper:  08.02.1918
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  D.
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Rheindown, Beauly

Date of Paper:  08.02.1918
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Ronald
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Rheindown, Beauly

Date of Paper:  07.12.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Alex.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Heights of Pitglassie, Dingwall

Official news was received last week by Mr and Mrs John Mackenzie, Heights of Pitglassie, Dingwall, that their son, Pte. Alex. Mackenzie, Seaforths, was killed in action in Mesopotamia during recent fighting. Pte. Mackenzie, who was 29 years of age, was a bright and intelligent young man and highly popular. He spent six years in Canada and the United States, during which time he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. His health failed, and in the autumn of 1914 he returned home. Partially recovering, he started work on the farm of Cullicudden. The duties proved too heavy for him, and, following medical advice, he gave up farming. Afterwards he entered the service of Messrs Kelly Bros., outfitters, Invergordon, and about a year ago was called to the colours. He joined the Seaforths, and after the usual period of training was sent overseas, where he took part in heavy fighting. Although by no means robust, he proved a good and valiant soldier, and his home letters, always of a cheery and optimistic nature, spoke of the coming victory. Another brother is serving in the Seaforths.   The deepest sympathy goes out to Mr and Mrs Mackenzie and family in their bereavement. Mr Duncan Mackenzie, manager for Messrs Kelly Bros., Invergordon, is a brother of the deceased, a photograph of whom appears today.

Date of Paper:  08.06.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Cromasaig, Kinlochewe

THE LATE PTE. ALEX. MACKENZIE, SEAFORTHS, KINLOCHEWE
Private Alexander Mackenzie, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mrs Mackenzie, Cromasaig, Kinlochewe. He served for two years in the Lovat Scouts, but was not abroad. He then acted for nine years as assistant gardener under the Messrs Maclennan in the Coulin Gardens, in which capacity he was held in high esteem by the late Sir William Dalgleish, and also by Lady Dalgleish, who sent a sympathetic letter of his mother. He joined the 4th Seaforths in June 1915 and, after training in England, was sent to France, joining a sniping section. He went through a lot of fighting. He was home on furlough in January last; he was in excellent health. On returning to France all went well with him until that memorable morning of the 9th April, when he fell charging the first line of German trenches. Deceased, who was 34 years of age, was a fine specimen of a Highland soldier - sturdy and fearless. He was seen to perform a few heroic deeds before he was knocked out. Quiet and unassuming, he was very popular, his ever ready smile providing a welcome for him no matter where he went. The sympathy of the whole district goes to his mother, sisters, and brothers, who have to mourn the loss of a most dutiful son and brother.  Another son of Mrs Mackenzie, Private Charles Mackenzie, is also in the fighting line in France.
A photograph appears today

Date of Paper:  08.06.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Charles
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Not stated
Home Address:  Cromasaig, Kinlochewe

No photograph available.

Date of Paper:  12.10.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Lance Sergeant
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Ivy Cottage, Balvaird, Muir of Ord

There is reproduced today photographs of five sons of Mr and Mrs George Mackenzie, shoemaker, Ivy Cottage, Balvaird, Muir of Ord, who have all responded to the call of King and country.
The elder son serving is Lance-Corporal Donald Mackenzie, who enlisted in the Canadians and saw much service in France and Flanders, having got his promotion in the field. He was in charge of a large milling business in Ontario before he enlisted.
The second son, Lce-Sergt. Alex. Mackenzie, enlisted in the Seaforths immediately after mobilisation. He proceeded to Bedford, and was subsequently transferred to the Depot at Dingwall, until transferred to somewhere in England, where he is now serving. Prior to mobilisation he was manager of the Dingwall branch of Young & Chapman, drapers, Inverness.
The third son, Driver George Mackenzie, is in the M.T., A.S.C., and enlisted at Edinburgh. After a few months training he proceeded to France, where he is now serving. Prior to enlistment he was chauffeur with Lord Strathclyde.
The fourth son, Pte. John Mackenzie, enlisted at British Columbia in the C.A.M.C., and after being stationed in England for a few weeks proceeded overseas. Recent letters from him give a vivid account of the process under which the wounded are handled from the time they leave the trenches until the time they are finally placed in the base hospitals. He was managing a large dry store in British Columbia before the war.
The fifth and youngest son, Wm. Mackenzie, volunteered for service, but owing to his being a skilled worker, was refused, and is now at one of His Majesty's Dockyards.

Date of Paper:  12.10.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Donald
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Ivy Cottage, Balvaird, Muir of Ord

Date of Paper:  12.10.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  George
Rank:  Driver
Regiment:  M.T., Army Service Corps
Home Address:  Ivy Cottage, Balvaird, Muir of Ord

Date of Paper:  12.10.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Canadian Army Medical Corps
Home Address:  Ivy Cottage, Balvaird, Muir of Ord

Date of Paper:  11.04.1919
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Gunner
Regiment:  Royal Field Artillery
Home Address:  Lower Bayfield, Nigg

NIGG FARMER IN BELGIUM
Gunner Alexander Mackenzie, RFA, whose portrait is reproduced today, is the only son of Mr and Mrs Robert Mackenzie, Lower Bayfield, Nigg. Aged 22, he enlisted in March 1917, and went to France a few months after. In October 1917 he was wounded, and, being sent to Blighty, he was retained in hospital till February 1918. He was again sent to France in July last year, and took part in the engagements which led to the Armistice being signed in November.  He is now in Belgium with the Army of Occupation.

Date of Paper:  12.11.1915?
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Saltburn?

Private Alick Mackenzie, age 20, enlisted in November 1914 and went out to France with the first draft in February. Previous to enlisting he was employed as footman with Mrs Douglas, Halleath, Lochmaben.
Private Robert Mackenzie, aged 19, enlisted about September 1st, 1914, and went out to France with the first draft in February. He was slightly wounded at Neuve Chapelle, and invalided home. He is at present with 3/4th Seaforth Highlanders at Fort George and expects shortly to be sent back to France.

Date of Paper:  12.11.1915?
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Robert
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  3/4th Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Saltburn?

Date of Paper:  24.03.1916 and 18.08.1916
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Alexander
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Craigmore House, Shore Street, Ullapool

Two 1/4th Seaforths who have "done their bit" and are now home on furlough time-expired, are Sergt. A. Mackenzie, D.C.M., and Sergt. Wm. Mackenzie, of E (Ullapool) Coy., and sons of Mr and Mrs Wm. Mackenzie, Craigmore House, Shore Street, Ullapool. Sergt. Mackenzie, who is a tailor to trade, was a Territorial previous to the war, and was a private on mobilisation. He rose rapidly in the ranks, and he has been through every engagement in which the 1/4th have taken part. At the battle of Loos on 25th September he had the misfortune to be gassed, but made a good recovery. Sergt. Mackenzie has been honoured with the Croix de Guerre from the French Republic in recognition of his courage.  Sergt. Wm. Mackenzie has also been with the 1/4ths since mobilisation, and has been wounded on three occasions.

[18.08.1916]
ROSS-SHIRE D.C.M. and C. de G.
We reproduce today a portrait of Sergeant Alexander Mackenzie, 4th Seaforths, Ullapool, who was recently presented at Invergordon, at the hands of General Sir W. T. C. Lindsay, with the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Croix de Guerre. The portrait reproduced last week was that of his brother, Sergeant Wm. Mackenzie, also of the 4th Seaforths.

Date of Paper:  24.03.1916 and 18.08.1916
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  William
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Craigmore House, Shore Street, Ullapool

Date of Paper:  29.06.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Alexander Robert
Rank:  Able Seaman
Regiment:  Navy
Home Address:  Macdonald's Court, Dingwall

A PATRIOTIC ROSS-SHIRE FAMILY
Mr and Mrs D. Mackenzie, Macdonald's Court, Dingwall, and for long resident at Tore, Allangrange, have given four sons to the Army and Navy, and a daughter is engaged in munition work in the south, a proud record for the family. One of the sons, alas, as recently reported, has lain down his life for King and Country.
Alex. Robert Mackenzie, A.B., was born at Tore Village, parish of Killearnan, educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools, with two years in Dingwall Academy, where he was a bursar. He was over four years in the employment of Mr Burns, solicitor, Dingwall. He was about five years in offices in Glasgow before enlisting in the Navy. He was sent for training to England, and has been a considerable time in France with the Naval Division, attached to Headquarters Staff of a Brigade.
Private William Mackenzie was also born at Tore Village and educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools. For two years employed with Mr Gibb, watchmaker, Dingwall. He went to Glasgow nine years ago, and, before joining the HLI, was employed with Maypole Dairy Coy. Ltd. He was trained near Edinburgh and in Notts. Transferred to the MG Corps, he was in the great advance of 9th April, and fell in action on the 28th April.
Private Murdo Mackenzie was born at Tore Village, educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools. He went to Glasgow nearly 10 years ago, and was employed by Maypole Dairy Co. Ltd. Until joining up. He had gone in his spare time to learn motor transport work, passed the tests in Glasgow, and went to London. There being meantime a great number of men not required for MT work, he, with many more, were transferred to the TRB.
The daughter, Miss Jessie Mackenzie, is in munition works, Glasgow.
Jack Mackenzie, AB, was born at Tore, and educated at Tore School and Dingwall Academy. He served four years with the Maypole Dairy Coy. And was attested in 1915.   After training, he joined the Cruiser Squadron over a year ago.

Date of Paper:  29.06.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Jack
Rank:  Able Seaman
Regiment:  Navy
Home Address:  Macdonald's Court, Dingwall

Date of Paper:  29.06.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  (Miss) Jessie
Rank:  Munitioneer
Regiment:  
Home Address:  Macdonald's Court, Dingwall

No photograph available.

Date of Paper:  29.06.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Murdo
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  T.R.B.
Home Address:  Macdonald's Court, Dingwall

No photograph available.

Date of Paper:  29.06.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  William
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Highland Light Infantry
Home Address:  Macdonald's Court, Dingwall

Date of Paper:  15.12.1916
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Alick
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Royal Scots Fusiliers
Home Address:  3 Lots,  Scorraig, Dundonnell

LATE CORPORAL A. MACKENZIE, SCORRAIG
We reproduce in these columns photographs of the late Corporal Alick Mackenzie, Royal Scots Fusiliers, and 2nd Air Mechanic Kenneth Mackenzie, Royal Flying Corps, sons of Mr A. Mackenzie, 3 Lots, Scorraig, Dundonnell. The late Corpl. Mackenzie, on leaving school, entered the service of Messrs MacBrayne's Steamship Coy., Glasgow. After being nine years with the firm he was appointed chief steward. He was greatly esteemed on the whole line, his cheerful and pleasant manner making him a great favourite. With the object of gaining further experience he went to New York, and joined the Clyde Steamship Coy., Santo Domingo Line, and subsequently became chief steward on the S.S. Algoquin, running between New York and the West Indies. When the war broke out his sense of duty was strong, and notwithstanding the pressure put upon him by his employers to stay, he threw up everything, left New York, and came to Scotland on 15th February last. While he was at home he lost a brother, which was a sore blow to the family. In March the deceased went to Glasgow and joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and received his training at Fort Matilda. He took an great interest in his work, and received rapid promotion. In seven weeks time he received his first strip, and before leaving for France he was promoted Corporal. He was only three weeks on the Western front, when in the battle of the Somme, on 30th July, he fell in action. At first he was reported missing, but subsequently he was officially reported killed. Deceased was in his 27th year.
Air-Mechanic Kenneth Mackenzie is a ship carpenter to trade, and for the past two and a half years was sailing on the City of Bristol which runs between New York and Russia. He was so keen to join the Army that he last June joined the Royal Engineers in Glasgow. Since then he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and is now training somewhere in England.
Another brother, Murdo, is a shipwright to trade and is engaged in naval work. He joined the colours, but was retained by the Admiralty.

Date of Paper:  15.12.1916
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Kenneth
Rank:  Air Mechanic
Regiment:  Royal Flying Corps
Home Address:  3 Lots, Scorraig, Dundonnell

Date of Paper:  15.12.1916
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Murdo
Rank:  
Regiment:  The Admiralty
Home Address:  3 Lots, Scorraig, Dundonnell

No photograph available.

Date of Paper:  06.12.1918
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Alastair Matheson
Rank:  Sergeant
Regiment:  4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Monte Vista, Dingwall

THE LATE SERGT. A. M. MACKENZIE, DINGWALL
Capt. George W. K. Macpherson, No. 2 Co., 4th Seaforths, a son of the Dingwall Manse, recently sent to Mr and Mrs A. L. Mackenzie, Monte Vista, Dingwall, the following tribute to the memory of their son, the late Sergt. Alastair Matheson Mackenzie, 4th Seaforths, and formerly 2nd Seaforths, whose photograph appears today, along with that of his uncle, the late Pte. Wm. Matheson, Canadians:
"I wish to convey to you my deep sympathy with you and your family in the loss which you have sustained, though I find it hard to express my full feeling of loss. It has often been said, and truly, that this Division (the 51st) owes its proud reputation mainly to the fine NCOs whom we have always had. Your son was one of the youngest and most promising of these; a lad full of grit and a most capable leader. To those of us who knew him as little more than a 'youngster' in pre-war days, it has appeared little short of a miracle to see him as a man, leading his men in action with fine determination and skill, ably controlling and directing them, while they, in turn, displayed that absolute trust which only a capable leader can merit and secure. It has repeatedly been remarked that this is a young man's war.
"Your son was one of those who in the early days, although under age, successfully pressed his claim to come to France, and I have often heard of his great indignation and regret when he was returned to Scotland as under age. He has had a great and varied experience of war - of great value to all of us in this Company. It was only the other day that I strongly recommended him for a commission, in which position I feel sure he would have acquitted himself as well as he has done in the non-commissioned ranks, and our C.O. readily agreed he was one who should be recommended.
"I heard your son spoken of with keen admiration the other day by some of his former officers at Cromarty, and few have enjoyed the same popularity among all ranks as he did. It seems specially hard he should be called away in the closing stages of the war. At the commencement he offered himself willingly; at the close his sacrifice has been accepted. It is his gain; it is our loss, and we cannot but realise how much greater is yours, and so today we of this company, officers, n.c.o.s and men, extend to you our sincerest sympathy in your great sorrow."
As formerly reported, Sergt. Mackenzie (beloved by his old school friends as "Buller") was wounded on the 28th October and died in a casualty clearing station on November 2nd, aged 20_ years. The facts of his career, as already set forth, briefly summarised, are repeated. An apprentice dentist, 16 years of age when war broke out, he mobilised with the 4th Seaforths in August 1914, crossed to France in November following, remained there throughout 1915, sharing in the bitter fighting of the period; was returned being under age in 1916, remained a year at Ripon; drafted to France in 1917, attached to 2nd Seaforths, where he served under the late Captain Hector Munro, yr. of Foulis, who was killed a day or two before him; went through the heavy fighting in which the 4th Division took so conspicuous a part. Slightly wounded on August 3rd, he quickly rejoined, and was posted to his original battalion, the 4th Seaforths. A truly fine soldier, a brave and gallant lad, his death is the more deplored just at the moment when victory had been crowned by peace.

Date of Paper:  14.06.1916
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Angus
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Regiment:  Royal Scots
Home Address:  Police Station, Garve

GARVE SOLDIER PRISONER OF WAR
Mr and Mrs Mackenzie, Police Station, Garve, were relieved of their anxiety by receiving the other day a post card from their son, L/Cpl. Angus Mackenzie, Royal Scots, stating that he is a prisoner of war in Limburg, Germany, and quite well. He had been unofficially reported missing. L/Cpl. Mackenzie, who is only 19 years of age, joined the colours last year when the lads of 18 were called up. He was sent to a training reserve battalion under the HLI and shortly afterwards was promoted. After undergoing a year's training,
L/Cpl. Mackenzie was sent in a draft to France in February last, where he was transferred into the Royal Scots. He fought at the first great offensive launched by the Germans on the 21st of March, and was still fighting until captured on 11th April. In his earlier days, L/Cpl. Mackenzie joined the Boy Scouts, acting as patrol leader of the Evanton Coy., under Major Ferguson of Assynt, Novar.
He began life as an assistant in the late Mr Wight's shop, Evanton, and thereafter, before joining up, was an assistant with Messrs. W & R Mackenzie, merchants, Garve. He was very popular in both these places, where he had many friends who, while sorry to hear of him being a prisoner of war, will be glad that he is so far safe.
A photograph appears today.

 Date of Paper:   05.05.1916, 06.10.1916, 13.10.1916 and 26.10.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Archibald
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Burnside Cottage, Achterneed

ACHTERNEED BOYS WITH THE COLOURS
Three sons of Mr Alex. Mackenzie, Burnside Cottage, Achterneed, are now on active service.
1475 Pte. John Mackenzie (26), the eldest son, is in the 1/4th Seaforths. Previous to the outbreak of war he was employed on the Cromartie Estate.
3368 Pte. Archie Mackenzie (24) is with the 1/4th Seaforths. Previous to outbreak of war he was a gardener in Linburn Gardens, Shandon, Helensburgh.
1461 Pte. Robert Mackenzie (20) also belongs to the 1/4th Seaforths transport section, and before the war was employed as a farm servant.
Both John and Robert have been with the Battalion since mobilisation.
The photographs of the boys are reproduced above.

[06.10.1916]
MILITARY MEDAL FOR ACHTERNEED SEAFORTH
1461 Private Robert Mackenzie, Seaforths, awarded the Military Medal, is a son of Mr Alex. Mackenzie, Burnside Cottage, Achterneed.
Captain P. B. Macintyre, transport officer, in a letter to Pte. Mackenzie's father, writes, "It affords me the greatest possible pleasure to let you know that your son has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry displayed by him on 15th September. As you are aware, he was wounded by shell fire while driving his turnout back from the ration dump late at night. The shelling caused his horses to take fright and bolt, but he stuck to them for a distance of 3000 yards, and eventually brought them to a standstill. Although much exhausted from the effects of the wound, he showed remarkable skill and great pluck by the way in which he guided the horses along a difficult route freely used by transport at the time. His wound is not dangerous, and I sincerely hope that he may make a speedy recovery and be long spared to [obliterated] medal so gallantly earned."

[13.10.1916]
TWO ACHTERNEED BROTHERS GAIN THE MILITARY MEDAL
Last week we recorded the fact that Private Robert Mackenzie, Seaforths, son of Mr. Alex. Mackenzie, Burnside Cottage, Achterneed, had been awarded the Military Medal. This week we are able to announce that another of the four sons of Mr Mackenzie who are serving with the colours has also been awarded the Military Medal. Private Archibald Mackenzie, Seaforths, who has earned this distinction, was employed as a gardener with Mr Carl Grabowsky, at Linnburn, Shandon, when was broke out, and when he at once responded to the call to arms. Particulars of the act of bravery which earned him this decoration are not yet available. We reproduce a photograph of Private Archibald Mackenzie.

[26.10.1917]
Last week Mr Mackenzie, road surfaceman, Achterneed, received the sad intelligence of the death in action of his son, 3368 Lance Corporal Archie Mackenzie, Seaforths, on the 11th inst. Lce.Cpl. Mackenzie was a gardener with the Countess of Cromartie at Castle Leod for a considerable time, and left there to take up an appointment at Helensburgh, where he was employed when war broke out. A fine, clean, upstanding type, he was much interested in athletics, and was a capital distance runner. He won the half-mile against all-comers at Strathpeffer during his last year there - no mean feat, as some of the best Scotch runners competed. Lance Corporal Mackenzie joined the Army as a stretcher-bearer, and gained the Military Medal "for very gallant conduct in Montauban and Bernafay Wood. On many occasions between and including July 5th and July 13th, 1916, he remained in the open under fire assisting and collecting the wounded, and showed the greatest devotion to duty, particularly on the 12th, when he undoubtedly saved the life of a man with a cut artery by assisting and by running him in on a stretcher to a first aid post through a barrage of [obliterated]."
On the day he was killed word came through that he had been granted a Bar to his M.M., but, unfortunately, Lce.Cpl. Mackenzie never knew of it, as word could not be sent to him in time. He gained the Bar to his Medal when in charge of a demolition party who were to blow up a hostile "Pill Box". The party who were with him retired, but he maintained his ground in front of the position, and kept up a harassing fire on the enemy till the infantry could again advance.
His Captain writes: "Your son was the best man I had in the company, and the most popular. His infinitely good humour and courage were an example to all of us, and he never failed at the most trying times". He was buried with full military honours, the whole company turning out to pay the last respects to one they each regarded as a friend. His platoon officer writes: "Knowing him for a long time, I can bear testimony to his unique qualifications as one of the finest soldiers that ever wore the King's uniform". A very sympathetic letter was also received from his Lieutenant Colonel and from the Chaplain, who both speak in very high terms of Lce.Cpl. Mackenzie's bravery and good qualities.
The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family on the loss of so gallant a son and brother.
Other two brothers are serving with the Colours. Pte. John Mackenzie, Seaforths, one of the brothers is at present in hospital suffering from severe burns received from a German flame-thrower.  A photograph of Lce.Cpl. Mackenzie appears today.

Date of Paper:  05.05.1916, 06.10.1916, 13.10.1916 and 26.10.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  John
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  1/4th Seaforths
Home Address:  Burnside Cottage, Achterneed

Date of Paper:  05.05.1916, 06.10.1916, 13.10.1916 and 26.10.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Robert
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  Burnside Cottage, Achterneed

Date of Paper:  06.09.1918
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Colin
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  North Strome, Ross-shire

No photograph available.

THE LATE PTE. ROD. MACKENZIE, NORTH STROME
There is reproduced today a photograph of the late Private Roderick Mackenzie, Black Watch, son of Widow Mackenzie, North Strome, who was killed in action in the recent offensive. News of his death has occasioned much regret in a district where he was well-known and greatly respected. When war broke out deceased was engaged in the West of Scotland. He joined up early - one of Kitchener's Army - and went to France in July 1915, in time to share in the first great battles when the New Army was tested and not found wanting as, for example, at Loos. Subsequently he fought in many battles, shared fully in the monotonous and often perilous work of trench warfare, escaping without a scratch until July 23rd last, when he was killed as stated. Widow Mackenzie had in all three sons serving. This is the second loss she has sustained, which makes heavier the present blow and the deeper public sympathy.
Pte. Colin Mackenzie, Seaforths, who was killed in action on 2nd June 1915, served six years with the regular army in India. He is well remembered on the West Coast, having before joining up been employed on the Strome section of the Highland Railway.
The surviving soldier son is Pte. Kenneth Mackenzie, Seaforths, who was a shepherd in America when war broke out, and came over about two years ago to do his bit. He was wounded last year.

Date of Paper:  06.09.1918
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Kenneth
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforths
Home Address:  North Strome, Ross-shire

No photograph available

Date of Paper:  06.09.1918
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  Roderick
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Black Watch
Home Address:  North Strome, Ross-shire

Date of Paper:  21.07.1916 and 02.02.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  D. K.
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Fyrish Cottage, Alness

ALNESS CANADIAN WOUNDED
Mr and Mrs Mackenzie, Fyrish Cottage, Alness, have been notified by the Canadian Record Office that their son, Pte. D. K. Mackenzie, has been slightly wounded with shrapnel, and is at present making an excellent recovery in a French convalescent camp. Pte. Mackenzie was well known in Dingwall, from which he emigrated to Canada some years ago. On the outbreak of war, like many an old Ross-shire boy, he exchanged a lucrative appointment for the old flag. After roughing it for some months at a Canadian training camp, he crossed to England, where, on the completion of his training he left for Flanders, where, after six months trench experience, he was wounded, as stated, during the recent storming of the enemy trenches at Ypres.
Pte. Mackenzie was well known in Dingwall business and athletic circles, where he was a well-known member of the old Harrier Club. A speedy return to health will be the wish of his many Ross-shire friends.  A photograph of Pte Mackenzie appears above.

[02.02.1917]
THE LATE PTE. D. K. MACKENZIE, ALNESS
The late Pte. D. K. Mackenzie, Alness, previously reported missing, now believed killed in action, and whose portrait appears above, is a son of Mr and Mrs Mackenzie, Fyrish Cottage, Alness. Born 28 years ago, Pte. Mackenzie was well-known in Dingwall business circles, from whence he emigrated to Canada about five years ago. The outbreak of hostilities found him in an important appointment in Winnipeg, which, in common with most of the other young members of the Ross-shire community there, he exchanged early in 1915 for the Canadian infantry. The succeeding summer and autumn was spent in a Canadian training camp, from whence he crossed to England, and on the completion of his training there, he went with his regiment to Flanders, where for the next few months he participated in the desperate fighting in the Ypres salient, which cumulated later in the taking of the German defences in the neighbourhood of St. Eloi, where Pte. Mackenzie was slightly wounded by shrapnel. The succeeding months were spent in a French convalescent camp at Boulogne, and feeling fit again he volunteered for service with his battalion, which had now been transferred to the Somme.  On September 26th Pte. Mackenzie was posted as "missing".

Date of Paper:  18.05.1917
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  D. W.
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Royal Scots
Home Address:  Diabeg, Torridon

Mr D. W. Mackenzie, who enlisted as a private and became a corporal in the Royal Scots, is a son of Mr A. Mackenzie, Diabeg, Torridon. He has seen active service in France. In civil life he is a schoolmaster.

Date of Paper:  15.09.1916
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  David
Rank:  Private
Regiment:  Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address:  Cairn Cottage, Achterneed, Strathpeffer

ACHTERNEED SEAFORTH WOUNDED
3945 Pte. David Mackenzie is one of the pioneer battalion Seaforth Highlanders, which is officered by several men who know the lands of the Mackenzies from first hand experience. Recently wounded in the thigh, he is in hospital in Southampton. A grandson of Widow Mackenzie, Cairn Cottage, Achterneed, he served his apprenticeship as a gardener.
A portrait of Pte. Mackenzie appears today.

Date of Paper:  18.01.1918
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  David
Rank:  Corporal
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Blairninich, Strathpeffer

Corporal David Mackenzie, second son of the late Hector Mackenzie, and of Mrs Mackenzie, Blairninich, Strathpeffer, who was recently home on furlough, went to Canada about 12 years ago. He followed his trade as mason. When war broke out, he joined the Canadians in Winnipeg, came over to England in the autumn of 1916, and went to France about the end of the same year. Since then he has come through some stiff fighting on the Vimy and elsewhere, has been gassed and wounded in the face by shrapnel, through which wound he was in hospital in France for a time. Friends and old companions were pleased to see him home again looking none the worse.
A photograph appears today.

Date of Paper:  13.12.1918
Surname:  Mackenzie
First Name(s):  David
Rank:  Sergeant Major
Regiment:  Canadians
Home Address:  Hartmount, Tain

DISTINGUISHED TAIN CANADIAN'S DEATH
Official information has been received of the death in France of Sergt.-Major David Mackenzie, Canadians. Sergt.-Major Mackenzie emigrated to Canada eight years ago. When war broke out he joined the Canadian Mounted Rifles. After a few months training in England he proceeded to France, taking part in the hard fighting of the last three years. He was soon recognised by his officers and was offered a commission on the field, but deceased was in no hurry for promotion. Within the last few months his progress had been rapid, and he was awarded the Military Medal in the attack at Le Quesnoy, and the D.C.M. in the taking of Cambrai. On the eve of leaving for England to take up a commission he was struck by a shell, and died soon afterwards.
Sergt.-Major Mackenzie was the youngest son of the late William Mackenzie and Mrs Mackenzie, Hartmount, Tain. He leaves two sisters and two brothers, who mourn his loss.  A photo appears today.

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