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Guardsman Thomas Cameron

Date of Paper: 27.10.1944
Surname: Cameron
Forename(s): Thomas
Rank: Guardsman
Regiment: Scots Guards
Home Address: High Street, Avoch

KILLED IN ACTION

Guardsman Thomas Cameron, Scots Guards, killed in action in Italy, was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs A. J. Cameron, High Street, Avoch, and husband of Mrs Isabella Mackintosh or Cameron, Mackenzie Buildings, Muir of Ord. Prior to enlisting in October 1940, he was employed by Mr Duncan Logan, contractor, Muir of Ord and Dingwall. He was in his 34th year. Deep sympathy is extended to the widowed Mrs Cameron and daughter, and to the parents, brothers and sisters.

Two other sons of Mr and Mrs Cameron are serving with the Forces. L.A.C. Eric Cameron is with the R.A.F. in Italy, and Pte. Finlay Cameron with the Royal Scots in Burma. Mr A. J. Cameron, another son, served with the Camerons, but was discharged and has now returned to the staff of the Bank of Scotland, High Street, Dingwall. Deep sympathy is extended to the bereaved family and especially to his wife and family of one boy and one girl.

See details of his brothers below

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Leading aircraftman Eric Cameron

Date of Paper: 27.10.1944
Surname: Cameron
Forename(s): Eric
Rank: LAC
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: High Street, Avoch

See details of his brother Thomas Cameron above and Finlay Cameron below

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Private Finlay Cameron

Date of Paper: 27.10.1944
Surname: Cameron
Forename(s): Finlay
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots
Home Address: High Street, Avoch

See details of his two brothers Thomas and Eric above

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Seaman James Jack

Date of Paper: 11.08.1944
Surname: Jack
Forename(s): James
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Home Address: Seaton Cottage, Avoch

LOST AT SEA

Mrs Annie Jack, Seaton Cottage, Avoch, has been officially informed that her youngest son, Seaman James Jack, who was previously reported missing, is now presumed to be lost by enemy action on June 11, 1944, whilst on active Naval service off Normandy. Jimmy, who was very popular, proved himself an efficient seaman. He had also been on naval service in Bermuda for a long period. News of his sacrifice for his country at the age of 29 years, evokes sympathy for his mother, who was bereaved of her elder son last year. Sympathy is also extended to his father who is working in England.

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Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator - Air Gunner Huntly Mackay

Date of Paper: 08.09.1944
Surname: Mackay
Forename(s): Huntly
Rank: Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator – Air Gunner
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: 27 Dock, Avoch

MISSING, BELIEVED KILLED

Flt.-Sgt. Wireless Operator – Air Gunner Huntly Mackay, RAF, reported missing, believed killed as a result of air operations over enemy territory in August, was the younger son of Mrs S. Mackay, 27 Dock, Avoch. Twenty-four years of age, he joined the RAF at the outbreak of war and served a year in Africa.

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Sergeant Andrew Macnair

Date of Paper: 30.03.1945
Surname: Macnair
Forename(s): Andrew
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Home Address: Rosehaugh Dairy, Avoch

MISSING

Mr and Mrs Macnair, Rosehaugh Dairy, Avoch, have received official information that their only son, Sergt. Andrew Macnair, RAFVR, has been reported missing over enemy occupied territory in Western Europe during operational duties. “Andy” is 21 years old.

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Private Alexander Roderick (Alick) McNair

Date of Paper: 14.02.1941
Surname: McNair
Forename(s): Alexander Roderick
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Expeditionary Force
Home Address: Rockhampton, North Byaderk, Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia, ex-Lochala Farm, Avoch

AVOCH AUSTRALIAN DIES OF WOUNDS

Intimation was received last Thursday by Mr Andrew McNair, at Lochala Farm, Avoch, that his third son, Pte. Alexander Roderick (Alick) McNair, died from his wounds on January 22, 1941, while serving with the Australian Expeditionary Force. His last letter received at home was dated from Palestine.

He was 38 years of age. Prior to his volunteering for active service, he had been farming at Rockhampton, North Byaderk, Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia, having emigrated there ten years ago. Two brothers are resident at Avoch, one farming Lochala Farm, and the other is in charge of Rosehaugh Dairy. His sister, Miss McNair, resides at Lochala, and the other, Mrs Mackay, at Montrose.

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Private Edward T. Morrison Patterson

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Patterson
Forename(s): Edward T. Morrison
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: 21 High Street, Avoch

Private Edward T. Morrison Patterson (24), The Seaforths, is reported missing. Prior to the war he was employed at Killen Farm. His wife and two young children reside at 21 High Street, Avoch.

Private Edward T. Patterson Morrison

Date of Paper: 09.08.1940
Surname: Morrison
Forename(s): Edward T. Patterson
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: 21 High Street, Avoch

Pte. Edward T. Patterson Morrison, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, was a Territorial prior to the war and was employed at Killen Farm, Avoch. His wife and two infant sons reside at 21 High Street, Avoch.

Handwritten note: “Liberated 11th May, 1945.”

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Private Alister Paris

Nursing Sister Josephine Paris

Date of Paper: 23.07.1943
Surname: Paris
Forename(s): Alister and Josephine
Rank: Private / Nursing Sister
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders / Queen Alexandra’s Nursing Service
Home Address: Bennetsfield Farm, Avoch, ex-The Nursery, Strathpeffer.

Official notification has been received that Private Alister Paris, Gordon Highlanders, is now a prisoner of war in Malaya. Prior to his serving in the war, he assisted his uncle and aunt at Bennetsfield Farm, Avoch, with his brother. His sister, Sister Josephine Paris, Queen Alexandra Nursing Home, has been serving in the Middle East. Their parents, the late Mr and Mrs Hugh Paris, had long been resident at the “Nursery”, Strathpeffer.

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