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Private Evan Mackay

Date of Paper: 14.07.1944
Surname: Mackay
Forename(s): Evan
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Kinkell Cottage, Conon, ex-Balvaird, Muir of Ord

Pte. Evan Mackay, The Seaforths, killed in action, was the only son of Mr and Mrs James Mackay, Kinkell Cottage, Conon, and formerly of Balvaird, Muir of Ord. Nineteen years of age, he was an apprentice mason with Messrs Logan & Coy., contractors, Dingwall and Muir of Ord, before enlisting.

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Sergeant Gunner Daniel Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 08.12.1944
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): Daniel
Rank: Sergeant Gunner
Regiment: New Zealand Field Artillery
Home Address: New Zealand ex-Poyntzfield Garage, Conon

Sergt.-Gunner Daniel Mackenzie, New Zealand Field Artillery, killed in action in Italy in September 1944, was a son of the late Mr William Mackenzie, Poyntzfield Garage, Conon Bridge, and of Mrs Mackenzie. Deceased, who was about 40 years of age, went to New Zealand in his teens, where he was employed as a sawmiller. On the outbreak of hostilities, he joined the Colonial Field Artillery, and crossed to Europe in 1940. Since then he had served in Egypt, Crete, and the North African campaign, before crossing to Italy. In the summer of this year, he spent a brief leave in this country, when he had the pleasure of visiting his relatives and many old acquaintances in the Black Isle. He was unmarried.

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Lieutenant James Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 06.08.1943
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): James
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Intelligence Corps
Home Address: Conon Bridge

PRISONERS OF WAR

Mr A. Mackenzie, late tailor and clothier, Conon, has received a postcard from his son, Lt. James Mackenzie, stating that he is a prisoner of war in Japanese hands. Lt. Mackenzie served with the Intelligence Corps in Singapore.

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Private Roderick Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 06.09.1940
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): Roderick
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Knocknafannich, Easter Kinkell, Conon

Handwritten note: “Prisoner of war.”

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Private D. Matheson

Date of Paper: 02.08.1940
Surname: Matheson
Forename(s): D.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Springfield, Balblair, Conon Bridge

Pte. D. Matheson, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs Matheson, Springfield. Prior to the war he was assisting his parents on the farm.

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Second Lieutenant William Conon Grant Peterkin

Date of Paper: 07.06.1940
Surname: Peterkin
Forename(s): William Conon Grant
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: King’s Royal Hussars
Home Address: 2 Lawhead Road, St. Andrews

Second Lieutenant William Conon Grant Peterkin, a well known East Fife W.S., is reported missing. Lieut. Peterkin is the younger son of the late Dr. G. G. Peterkin, Forfar, and a nephew of Mr William Peterkin, Dunglass, Conon Bridge. Educated at Merchiston Castle School, he served with Mesrs Scott & Glover, W.S., Edinburgh, and in 1936 became a partner in the firm of Messrs Pagan & Osborne, W.S., Cupar. Lieut. Peterkin was an active member of the Grange Cricket Club while in Edinburgh, and later assisted Cupar Cricket Club. In the summer of 1937 he played for the Yorkshire Gentlemen touring team at Gibraltar. His home is at St. Andrews.

Date of Paper: 14.06.1940

Second Lieut. William Conon Grant Peterkin, reported missing in our last issue, is now officially stated to be a prisoner of war. Lieut. Peterkin is the younger son of the late Dr. G. G. Peterkin, Forfar, and a nephew or Mr Wm. Peterkin, Dunglass, Conon Bridge. He is a W.S. by profession and a partner in the firm of Messrs Pagan and Osborne, W.S., Cupar.

Added extract from Inverness Courier of 07.02.1941: Mrs W. C. G. Peterkin, 2 Lawhead Road, St. Andrews, has received word that her husband, Second Lieutenant W. C. G. Peterkin, of the King’s Royal Hussars, is a prisoner of war. He was reported missing at the end of last month. Lieut. Peterkin is a son of the late Dr. G. G. Peterkin, Forfar, and is a partner in the firm of Messrs Pagan & Osborne, W.S., Cupar.

Date of Paper: Added extract from Inverness Courier of 07.02.1941:

Mrs W. C. G. Peterkin, 2 Lawhead Road, St. Andrews, has received word that her husband, Second Lieutenant W. C. G. Peterkin, of the King’s Royal Hussars, is a prisoner of war. He was reported missing at the end of last month. Lieut. Peterkin is a son of the late Dr. G. G. Peterkin, Forfar, and is a partner in the firm of Messrs Pagan & Osborne, W.S., Cupar.

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Sergeant A. Pringle

Date of Paper: 11.10.1940
Surname: Pringle
Forename(s): A.
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: 4th Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Kirkton, Balblair, Conon Bridge

The War Office announces the death of Sergeant A. Pringle, Cromarty, 4th Seaforth Highlanders, who was reported missing in June. A son of Mr and Mrs Pringle, Kirkton, Balblair, Sergeant Pringle in civil life was van driver to Mr R. Matheson, baker, and was well known in the town and district. He was married and leaves a widow and one child.

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