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Photo: #5942

Beaton Kenneth, Pte, Cromarty

Private Ken Beaton

Date of Paper: 23.03.1917
Surname: Beaton
First Name(s): Ken
Rank: Private
Regiment: Grenadier Guards
Home Address: The Mains, Cromarty

CROMARTY MAN GETS MILITARY MEDAL

Pte. Ken. Beaton, Grenadier Guards, a native of the Mains, Cromarty, has received the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery on the field.

The circumstances of the award are as follows:- A lieutenant, a sergeant, and Private Beaton, went out in the dark to reconnoitre, when they were observed by the Huns, who were placing machine guns near to the British first line trenches. The sergeant was shot dead, and the lieutenant seriously wounded. Nothing daunted, Pte. Beaton, seizing hold of the lieutenant, amidst a hail of bullets, managed to take him to the British line without himself getting a scratch.

Pte. Beaton was afterwards able to furnish valuable information about the position of the enemy guns to his commanding officer, and had the satisfaction afterwards of seeing them blown to atoms. Pte. Beaton has been in France for two years, and has come through several severe engagements.
Previous to joining up, Pte. Beaton was head of the indoor staff with the Duke of Westminster at Grosvenor House, London.

The father of Pte. Beaton has just recently received the long service medal from the Agricultural Society. He is in the service of Brigadier-General Ross of Cromarty, who is presently at the front on active service.

Photo: #5946

Bremner T R, Sgt, Cromarty

Sergeant T. R. Bremner

Date of Paper: 10.05.1918
Surname: Bremner
First Name(s): T. R.
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Allerton Farm, Cromarty

A photo appears today of Sergt. T. R. Bremner, Seaforths, whose wife resides at Allerton Farm, Cromarty, and who, before rejoining worked on farms in the neighbourhood of Dingwall. Sgt. Bremner was a 2nd Seaforth, and went through the South African war with his unit. He joined up on 4th August, 1914, and went to France in November following. Subsequently he was invalided home, and later on posted to his Reserve Depot in the North, where he remained for over a year, returning to France in June, 1916. His medical grade unfitted him for the line, and he was posted to a Labour Battalion, where he served for a lengthened period, eventually being invalided again to Wibbersley Red Cross Hospital, Flixton, near Manchester, from whence he has been transferred for an operation. He is progressing slowly. Before enlisting in the Seaforths in 1899, Sergt. Bremner was engaged at Newcastle and Gateshead Gas Co. For a time he was a sawmiller with Messrs Macdonald & Sons, Inverness

Photo: #5943

Dowie Robert, Pte, N Queensferry ex Cromarty

Private Robert Dowie

Date of Paper: 12.01.1917
Surname: Dowie
First Name(s): Robert
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch
Home Address: North Queensferry / Cromarty

WELL-KNOWN BLACK ISLE MAN RECEIVES M.M.

The above is a portrait of Private Robert Dowie, Black Watch, who has been awarded the Military Medal for meritorious services in the Somme advance in September last. Private Dowie is 37 years of age, married, and a native of North Queensferry, Fife.

Previous to joining the Army he was resident in Cromarty, and also in the district of Resolis in the Black Isle he is well-known and highly respected, being a member of the staff of the late Mr Nott, contractor for the new railway. He was among the first to attest under the Derby scheme, and resigned his appointment in order that he might join the Black Watch, which is the Territorial regiment of his native county. After a brief period of training, he was drafted to France, where he particularly distinguished himself by raiding enemy trenches.

He was wounded by the bursting of a bomb thrown by a German soldier. He was removed to Aberdeen Military Hospital, where he made a speedy recovery. He is at present in Nigg Training Camp awaiting orders with his draft for France.

Photo: #5934

Forbes Alexander, Bombardier, Cromarty

Bombardier Alexander F. Forbes

Date of Paper: 07.06.1918
Surname: Forbes
First Name(s): Alexander
Rank: Bombardier
Regiment: R.G.A.
Home Address: Ivy Cottage, Cromarty

A PATRIOTIC CROMARTY FAMILY

The family of Mr and Mrs Colin Forbes, Ivy Cottage, Cromarty, have truly a splendid record of patriotic service in the great war. Four sons are serving with the Colours, one is the wearer of the coveted honour of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, while two young daughters are carrying on in munition works, helping to “deliver the goods” so necessary to the fighters on land and sea.

Pte. James F. Forbes, the eldest son, enlisted in the 1/4th Camerons in November 1914. Trained at Bedford, he joined the B.E.F. with the first draft which left in the Spring of 1915. The story of the 1/4th Camerons was brief and bright in France, but when it suffered from reconstruction processes Pte. Forbes remained a Cameron still, and has served throughout the Western Front. Before the war he was a ploughman with Mr Thomson, Poyntzfield.

The second son, Corpl. Donald W. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in December [obliterated] when the call fell strongly on the [obliterated] of most young fellows. He was trained at Invergordon and in England, and in 1916 was sent to France. A brave, intrepid soldider, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry in the field for “saving of a gun team [obliterated] in action, at great personal risk, and in the face of exceptionally heavy fire”. Before the war he too was a ploughman at Poyntzfield Mains.

The third son, Bom. Alexander F. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in the spring of 1915. Employed with a Government contractor at Invergordon, he left a “cushy” billet for the sterner task of war. Trained at Invergordon and in England, in June 1916 he went to the Western Front. He was wounded at the opening of the present offensive and is still under hospital treatment.

The fourth son, Gr. Roderick F. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in the spring of 1915. He was then in the service of the Admiralty at Cromarty, being employed on the clerical staff, and, so to speak, well covered by the Government umbrella. Like his brother, he preferred a more active participation in the war. He too was trained at Invergordon and in England, where he remained until August 1917, when he went to France. Subsequently he proceeded to the Italian Front with his battery, and there he still remains.

Misses Nellie and Ivy F. Forbes have been on war work in a munition factory for over a year. That they are efficient workers and valued leaders is evidenced by the fact that they have both been given the rank of sergeant.

Mr and Mrs Forbes are to be congratulated on the patriotic spirit with which they have inspired their family, whose safe return from war all their friends join in wishing.
Photos of the brothers and sisters appear today.

Photo: #5935

Forbes Donald W, Corp, Cromarty

Corporal Donald W. Forbes

Date of Paper: 07.06.1918
Surname: Forbes
First Name(s): Donald W.
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: R.G.A.
Home Address: Ivy Cottage, Cromarty.

A PATRIOTIC CROMARTY FAMILY

The family of Mr and Mrs Colin Forbes, Ivy Cottage, Cromarty, have truly a splendid record of patriotic service in the great war. Four sons are serving with the Colours, one is the wearer of the coveted honour of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, while two young daughters are carrying on in munition works, helping to “deliver the goods” so necessary to the fighters on land and sea.

Pte. James F. Forbes, the eldest son, enlisted in the 1/4th Camerons in November 1914. Trained at Bedford, he joined the B.E.F. with the first draft which left in the Spring of 1915. The story of the 1/4th Camerons was brief and bright in France, but when it suffered from reconstruction processes Pte. Forbes remained a Cameron still, and has served throughout the Western Front. Before the war he was a ploughman with Mr Thomson, Poyntzfield.

The second son, Corpl. Donald W. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in December [obliterated] when the call fell strongly on the [obliterated] of most young fellows. He was trained at Invergordon and in England, and in 1916 was sent to France. A brave, intrepid soldider, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry in the field for “saving of a gun team [obliterated] in action, at great personal risk, and in the face of exceptionally heavy fire”. Before the war he too was a ploughman at Poyntzfield Mains.

The third son, Bom. Alexander F. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in the spring of 1915. Employed with a Government contractor at Invergordon, he left a “cushy” billet for the sterner task of war. Trained at Invergordon and in England, in June 1916 he went to the Western Front. He was wounded at the opening of the present offensive and is still under hospital treatment.

The fourth son, Gr. Roderick F. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in the spring of 1915. He was then in the service of the Admiralty at Cromarty, being employed on the clerical staff, and, so to speak, well covered by the Government umbrella. Like his brother, he preferred a more active participation in the war. He too was trained at Invergordon and in England, where he remained until August 1917, when he went to France. Subsequently he proceeded to the Italian Front with his battery, and there he still remains.

Misses Nellie and Ivy F. Forbes have been on war work in a munition factory for over a year. That they are efficient workers and valued leaders is evidenced by the fact that they have both been given the rank of sergeant.

Mr and Mrs Forbes are to be congratulated on the patriotic spirit with which they have inspired their family, whose safe return from war all their friends join in wishing.
Photos of the brothers and sisters appear today.

Photo: #5944

Forbes Ivy, Sgt, Cromarty

Sergeant Ivy Forbes

Date of Paper: 07.06.1918
Surname: Forbes
First Name(s): Ivy
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Munitions
Home Address: Ivy Cottage, Cromarty.

A PATRIOTIC CROMARTY FAMILY

The family of Mr and Mrs Colin Forbes, Ivy Cottage, Cromarty, have truly a splendid record of patriotic service in the great war. Four sons are serving with the Colours, one is the wearer of the coveted honour of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, while two young daughters are carrying on in munition works, helping to “deliver the goods” so necessary to the fighters on land and sea.

Pte. James F. Forbes, the eldest son, enlisted in the 1/4th Camerons in November 1914. Trained at Bedford, he joined the B.E.F. with the first draft which left in the Spring of 1915. The story of the 1/4th Camerons was brief and bright in France, but when it suffered from reconstruction processes Pte. Forbes remained a Cameron still, and has served throughout the Western Front. Before the war he was a ploughman with Mr Thomson, Poyntzfield.

The second son, Corpl. Donald W. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in December [obliterated] when the call fell strongly on the [obliterated] of most young fellows. He was trained at Invergordon and in England, and in 1916 was sent to France. A brave, intrepid soldider, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry in the field for “saving of a gun team [obliterated] in action, at great personal risk, and in the face of exceptionally heavy fire”. Before the war he too was a ploughman at Poyntzfield Mains.

The third son, Bom. Alexander F. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in the spring of 1915. Employed with a Government contractor at Invergordon, he left a “cushy” billet for the sterner task of war. Trained at Invergordon and in England, in June 1916 he went to the Western Front. He was wounded at the opening of the present offensive and is still under hospital treatment.

The fourth son, Gr. Roderick F. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in the spring of 1915. He was then in the service of the Admiralty at Cromarty, being employed on the clerical staff, and, so to speak, well covered by the Government umbrella. Like his brother, he preferred a more active participation in the war. He too was trained at Invergordon and in England, where he remained until August 1917, when he went to France. Subsequently he proceeded to the Italian Front with his battery, and there he still remains.

Misses Nellie and Ivy F. Forbes have been on war work in a munition factory for over a year. That they are efficient workers and valued leaders is evidenced by the fact that they have both been given the rank of sergeant.

Mr and Mrs Forbes are to be congratulated on the patriotic spirit with which they have inspired their family, whose safe return from war all their friends join in wishing.
Photos of the brothers and sisters appear today.

Photo: #5939

Forbes James F, Pte, Cromarty

Private James F. Forbes

Date of Paper: 07.06.1918
Surname: Forbes
First Name(s): James F.
Rank: Private
Regiment: 1/4th Camerons
Home Address: Ivy Cottage, Cromarty.

A PATRIOTIC CROMARTY FAMILY

The family of Mr and Mrs Colin Forbes, Ivy Cottage, Cromarty, have truly a splendid record of patriotic service in the great war. Four sons are serving with the Colours, one is the wearer of the coveted honour of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, while two young daughters are carrying on in munition works, helping to “deliver the goods” so necessary to the fighters on land and sea.

Pte. James F. Forbes, the eldest son, enlisted in the 1/4th Camerons in November 1914. Trained at Bedford, he joined the B.E.F. with the first draft which left in the Spring of 1915. The story of the 1/4th Camerons was brief and bright in France, but when it suffered from reconstruction processes Pte. Forbes remained a Cameron still, and has served throughout the Western Front. Before the war he was a ploughman with Mr Thomson, Poyntzfield.

The second son, Corpl. Donald W. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in December [obliterated] when the call fell strongly on the [obliterated] of most young fellows. He was trained at Invergordon and in England, and in 1916 was sent to France. A brave, intrepid soldider, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry in the field for “saving of a gun team [obliterated] in action, at great personal risk, and in the face of exceptionally heavy fire”. Before the war he too was a ploughman at Poyntzfield Mains.

The third son, Bom. Alexander F. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in the spring of 1915. Employed with a Government contractor at Invergordon, he left a “cushy” billet for the sterner task of war. Trained at Invergordon and in England, in June 1916 he went to the Western Front. He was wounded at the opening of the present offensive and is still under hospital treatment.

The fourth son, Gr. Roderick F. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in the spring of 1915. He was then in the service of the Admiralty at Cromarty, being employed on the clerical staff, and, so to speak, well covered by the Government umbrella. Like his brother, he preferred a more active participation in the war. He too was trained at Invergordon and in England, where he remained until August 1917, when he went to France. Subsequently he proceeded to the Italian Front with his battery, and there he still remains.

Misses Nellie and Ivy F. Forbes have been on war work in a munition factory for over a year. That they are efficient workers and valued leaders is evidenced by the fact that they have both been given the rank of sergeant.

Mr and Mrs Forbes are to be congratulated on the patriotic spirit with which they have inspired their family, whose safe return from war all their friends join in wishing.
Photos of the brothers and sisters appear today.

Photo: #5945

Forbes Nellie, Sgt, Cromarty

Sergeant Nellie Forbes

Date of Paper: 07.06.1918
Surname: Forbes
First Name(s): Nellie
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Munitions
Home Address: Ivy Cottage, Cromarty

A PATRIOTIC CROMARTY FAMILY

The family of Mr and Mrs Colin Forbes, Ivy Cottage, Cromarty, have truly a splendid record of patriotic service in the great war. Four sons are serving with the Colours, one is the wearer of the coveted honour of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, while two young daughters are carrying on in munition works, helping to “deliver the goods” so necessary to the fighters on land and sea.

Pte. James F. Forbes, the eldest son, enlisted in the 1/4th Camerons in November 1914. Trained at Bedford, he joined the B.E.F. with the first draft which left in the Spring of 1915. The story of the 1/4th Camerons was brief and bright in France, but when it suffered from reconstruction processes Pte. Forbes remained a Cameron still, and has served throughout the Western Front. Before the war he was a ploughman with Mr Thomson, Poyntzfield.

The second son, Corpl. Donald W. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in December [obliterated] when the call fell strongly on the [obliterated] of most young fellows. He was trained at Invergordon and in England, and in 1916 was sent to France. A brave, intrepid soldider, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry in the field for “saving of a gun team [obliterated] in action, at great personal risk, and in the face of exceptionally heavy fire”. Before the war he too was a ploughman at Poyntzfield Mains.

The third son, Bom. Alexander F. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in the spring of 1915. Employed with a Government contractor at Invergordon, he left a “cushy” billet for the sterner task of war. Trained at Invergordon and in England, in June 1916 he went to the Western Front. He was wounded at the opening of the present offensive and is still under hospital treatment.

The fourth son, Gr. Roderick F. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in the spring of 1915. He was then in the service of the Admiralty at Cromarty, being employed on the clerical staff, and, so to speak, well covered by the Government umbrella. Like his brother, he preferred a more active participation in the war. He too was trained at Invergordon and in England, where he remained until August 1917, when he went to France. Subsequently he proceeded to the Italian Front with his battery, and there he still remains.

Misses Nellie and Ivy F. Forbes have been on war work in a munition factory for over a year. That they are efficient workers and valued leaders is evidenced by the fact that they have both been given the rank of sergeant.

Mr and Mrs Forbes are to be congratulated on the patriotic spirit with which they have inspired their family, whose safe return from war all their friends join in wishing.
Photos of the brothers and sisters appear today.

Photo: #5936

Forbes Roderick F, Gunner, Cromarty

Gunner Roderick F. Forbes

Date of Paper: 07.06.1918
Surname: Forbes
First Name(s): Roderick F.
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: R.G.A.
Home Address: Ivy Cottage, Cromarty.

A PATRIOTIC CROMARTY FAMILY

The family of Mr and Mrs Colin Forbes, Ivy Cottage, Cromarty, have truly a splendid record of patriotic service in the great war. Four sons are serving with the Colours, one is the wearer of the coveted honour of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, while two young daughters are carrying on in munition works, helping to “deliver the goods” so necessary to the fighters on land and sea.

Pte. James F. Forbes, the eldest son, enlisted in the 1/4th Camerons in November 1914. Trained at Bedford, he joined the B.E.F. with the first draft which left in the Spring of 1915. The story of the 1/4th Camerons was brief and bright in France, but when it suffered from reconstruction processes Pte. Forbes remained a Cameron still, and has served throughout the Western Front. Before the war he was a ploughman with Mr Thomson, Poyntzfield.

The second son, Corpl. Donald W. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in December [obliterated] when the call fell strongly on the [obliterated] of most young fellows. He was trained at Invergordon and in England, and in 1916 was sent to France. A brave, intrepid soldider, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry in the field for “saving of a gun team [obliterated] in action, at great personal risk, and in the face of exceptionally heavy fire”. Before the war he too was a ploughman at Poyntzfield Mains.

The third son, Bom. Alexander F. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in the spring of 1915. Employed with a Government contractor at Invergordon, he left a “cushy” billet for the sterner task of war. Trained at Invergordon and in England, in June 1916 he went to the Western Front. He was wounded at the opening of the present offensive and is still under hospital treatment.

The fourth son, Gr. Roderick F. Forbes, R.G.A., joined up in the spring of 1915. He was then in the service of the Admiralty at Cromarty, being employed on the clerical staff, and, so to speak, well covered by the Government umbrella. Like his brother, he preferred a more active participation in the war. He too was trained at Invergordon and in England, where he remained until August 1917, when he went to France. Subsequently he proceeded to the Italian Front with his battery, and there he still remains.

Misses Nellie and Ivy F. Forbes have been on war work in a munition factory for over a year. That they are efficient workers and valued leaders is evidenced by the fact that they have both been given the rank of sergeant.

Mr and Mrs Forbes are to be congratulated on the patriotic spirit with which they have inspired their family, whose safe return from war all their friends join in wishing.
Photos of the brothers and sisters appear today.

Photo: #5938

Morrison Andrew, L Corp, Cromarty

Lance-Corporal Andrew Morrison

Date of Paper: 15.09.1916
Surname: Morrison
First Name(s): Andrew
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 4th Seaforths
Home Address: Cromarty Mains, Cromarty

FOUR SONS ON ACTIVE SERVICE

The following are four sons of Mr Donald Morrison, farm servant, Cromarty Mains, Cromarty, who are on active service. The photographs of the four boys are given above. Private John Morrison, Candians, joined about a year ago in Toronto, previous to which he was employed on the railway at Toronto. He has been in France, and was wounded on the 2nd of June, and sent to hospital in England, where he is getting on well. He is 27 years of age.

Driver Donald Morrison, R.H.A., joined 14 months ago. Previous to the war he was a farm servant. He is in Egypt, and is 24 years of age.

Gunner William Morrison, R.H.A., joined 9 months ago, and is in France. He also was a farm servant, and is 23 years of age.

Lance-Corporal Andrew Morrison, 4th Seaforths (C Company), joined soon after war was declared, and has been in France on active service for 18 months. He is 19 years.

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Driver Donald Morrison

Date of Paper: 15.09.1916
Surname: Morrison
First Name(s): Donald
Rank: Driver
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery
Home Address: Cromarty Mains, Cromarty

FOUR SONS ON ACTIVE SERVICE

The following are four sons of Mr Donald Morrison, farm servant, Cromarty Mains, Cromarty, who are on active service. The photographs of the four boys are given above. Private John Morrison, Candians, joined about a year ago in Toronto, previous to which he was employed on the railway at Toronto. He has been in France, and was wounded on the 2nd of June, and sent to hospital in England, where he is getting on well. He is 27 years of age.

Driver Donald Morrison, R.H.A., joined 14 months ago. Previous to the war he was a farm servant. He is in Egypt, and is 24 years of age.

Gunner William Morrison, R.H.A., joined 9 months ago, and is in France. He also was a farm servant, and is 23 years of age.

Lance-Corporal Andrew Morrison, 4th Seaforths (C Company), joined soon after war was declared, and has been in France on active service for 18 months. He is 19 years.

Photo: #5941

Morrison John, Pte, Cromarty

Private John Morrison

Date of Paper: 15.09.1916
Surname: Morrison
First Name(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadians
Home Address: Toronto, Canada (formerly Cromarty Mains, Cromarty)

FOUR SONS ON ACTIVE SERVICE

The following are four sons of Mr Donald Morrison, farm servant, Cromarty Mains, Cromarty, who are on active service. The photographs of the four boys are given above. Private John Morrison, Candians, joined about a year ago in Toronto, previous to which he was employed on the railway at Toronto. He has been in France, and was wounded on the 2nd of June, and sent to hospital in England, where he is getting on well. He is 27 years of age.

Driver Donald Morrison, R.H.A., joined 14 months ago. Previous to the war he was a farm servant. He is in Egypt, and is 24 years of age.

Gunner William Morrison, R.H.A., joined 9 months ago, and is in France. He also was a farm servant, and is 23 years of age.

Lance-Corporal Andrew Morrison, 4th Seaforths (C Company), joined soon after war was declared, and has been in France on active service for 18 months. He is 19 years.

Photo: #5937

Morrison William, Gunner, Cromarty

Gunner William Morrison

Date of Paper: 15.09.1916
Surname: Morrison
First Name(s): William
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery
Home Address: Cromarty Mains, Cromarty

FOUR SONS ON ACTIVE SERVICE

The following are four sons of Mr Donald Morrison, farm servant, Cromarty Mains, Cromarty, who are on active service. The photographs of the four boys are given above. Private John Morrison, Candians, joined about a year ago in Toronto, previous to which he was employed on the railway at Toronto. He has been in France, and was wounded on the 2nd of June, and sent to hospital in England, where he is getting on well. He is 27 years of age.

Driver Donald Morrison, R.H.A., joined 14 months ago. Previous to the war he was a farm servant. He is in Egypt, and is 24 years of age.

Gunner William Morrison, R.H.A., joined 9 months ago, and is in France. He also was a farm servant, and is 23 years of age.

Lance-Corporal Andrew Morrison, 4th Seaforths (C Company), joined soon after war was declared, and has been in France on active service for 18 months. He is 19 years.

Photo: #5940

Sutherland James, Pte, Canada ex Cromarty

Private James Sutherland

Date of Paper: 09.11.1917
Surname: Sutherland
First Name(s): James
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadians
Home Address: Canada (formerly Allerton, Cromarty)

There is reproduced today a photograph of Pte. James Sutherland (231779), Canadians, a son of Mr Wm. Sutherland, Allerton, Cromarty, who, as recently reported, has been wounded on the Western front. Pte. Sutherland went to Canada about 10 years ago, and was engaged in agriculture there. About 33 years of age, his wife and family reside in the Dominion. Before going abroad he was a ploughman in the North, and served in Nairnshire for two years with the Volunteers.

A brother is meantime with the 3rd Seaforths, and a brother-in-law, Sergt. L. K. Bremner, is attached to a special labour unit on the Western front.