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Sergeant J.Allan

Date of Paper: 10.03.1916
Surname: Allan
First Name(s): J.
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: C (Black Isle) Coy., 1/4th Seaforths
Home Address: Library House, Fortrose

Allan, Sergeant J., 240, C (Black Isle) Coy., killed in action,11th March 1915, son of the late Colour-Sergeant R. Allan, Library House, Fortrose. Survived by mother.

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Campbell William, Pte, Fortrose

Private William Campbell

Date of Paper: 12.05.1916
Surname: Campbell
First Name(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: T.A.?
Home Address: 24, High Street, Fortrose.

Campbell, Private William, 1727, aged 16 years and 9 months, son of J. Campbell, 24 High Street, Fortrose, a bright promising boy who had just entered the railway service as boy clerk, and left the Boy Scouts to join the Territorials when war broke out. Went through the ordeal of Neuve Chapelle most pluckily and unscathed.

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Jack Alexander, CSM, Rosemarkie

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Jack Alexander, Corp later CSM, Rosemarkie

Company Sergeant Major Alexander Jack

Date of Paper: 26.11.1915 and 07.12.1917
Surname: Jack
First Name(s): Alexander
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Regiment:: Seaforths
Home Address: Balmungie House, Rosemarkie

Very few, if any, of our citizen soldiers at the front have had the experience of 1342 Corporal Alick Jack, whose portrait appears above, and who is the son of Mrs Jack, High Street, Rosemarkie. Corporal Jack, who went out with the battalion to France from Bedford, was wounded at Neuve Chapelle, but made a good recovery, and returned to the trenches. He remained immune from injury until 17th October, when he received a wound on the left eye. Fortunately, it was not severe, and he was able to rejoin his regiment in a few days. On the 25th October, however, he was again wounded, this time on the left hand. Corporal Jack, who is 21 years of age, joined the 4th Seaforths in 1912, and at the time of mobilisation was employed as a blacksmith with Mr Kenneth Mackenzie, agricultural engineer, Evanton.

Date of Paper: 07.12.1917

Widespread regret was felt over the death in action on September 20th of Coy. Sergt.-Major Alexander Jack, Seaforths, aged 23, eldest son of Mrs Jack, Balmungie House, Rosemarkie. Coy. Sgt.-Major Jack went to France in November 1914 and had gone through some very severe fighting. He had been three times wounded in different engagements. Time-expired, he received leave on May 24th, and returned to France again on 29th June, where, it has been truly said, he was faithful to duty with his battalion. The following letter has been received by his mother from Lieut. John Davidson: “Dear Mrs Jack – In the sad bereavement which overshadows your home at this time I extend to you my deepest sympathy. You have lost a son and we a soldier whose bravery and keenness all admired and even envied. Sergt. Jack was one of the most highly respected of N.C.Os in this battalion, and one of the few remaining who linked the tradition and pride of the original members with those of today. On the morning of the attack we went forward together, and none knows better than I of the work that he did as once again we struck at those who would suppress our most sacred principles. It was while consolidating the ground won that your son was hit. His death was sudden and painless, and occurred just as our task was done. Officers, N.C.Os and men join me in the expression of our deepest sympathy to you and your sorrowing family.”

Previous to war Coy. Sgt.-Major Jack (whose photo appears today) was engaged as a blacksmith with Mr K Mackenzie, Evanton, where he had served his apprenticeship.

A younger brother, Farrier Kenneth Jack, is serving with the Colours in France.

See entry above for details of his younger brother Kenneth Jack

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Jack Kenneth, Farrier, Rosemarkie

Farrier Kenneth Jack

Date of Paper: 26.11.1915 and 07.12.1917
Surname: Jack
First Name(s): Kenneth
Rank: Farrier
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Balmungie House, Rosemarkie

See newspaper entries above for mention of Farrier Kenneth Jack

See entry above for details of his older brother Alexander Jack

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Macdonald John F, Piper, Fortrose

Piper John Forsyth Macdonald

Date of Paper: 25.04.1919
Surname: Macdonald
First Name(s): John Forsyth
Rank: Piper
Regiment: 1/4th Seaforths
Home Address: Craiglands, Fortrose

THE LATE PIPER J. F. MACDONALD, FORTROSE

Piper John Forsyth Macdonald, 1/4th Seaforths, laid down his life for his country at Neuve Chapelle, on 11th March, 1915, the first serious engagement in which the 1/4th Seaforths took part. A son of Mr and Mrs Macdonald, Craiglands, Fortrose, he was only 19 years of age, and was employed in the Rosehaugh estates office when the war broke out. A keen territorial, he was mobilised with the county battalion, and proceeded to France in November 1914.

A brother, Corporal Tom G. Macdonald, 4th Seaforths, was in the Town Chamberlain’s Office Stornoway, when he enlisted in the county regiment in March, 1916. In July of the same year he was sent to France, and exactly two years after he was wounded, as a result of which he lost the sight of his left eye. He is at present in hospital in Manchester, but expects his discharge very soon.
Corporal Macdonald is 26 years of age.

Photographs of the late Piper Macdonald and Corporal Macdonald appear to day.

See entry below for details of his brother Tom Macdonald

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Macdonald Thomas G, Corp, Fortrose

Corporal Tom G. Macdonald

Date of Paper: 25.04.1919
Surname: Macdonald
First Name(s): Tom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: 4th Seaforths
Home Address: Craiglands, Fortrose

THE LATE PIPER J. F. MACDONALD, FORTROSE

Piper John Forsyth Macdonald, 1/4th Seaforths, laid down his life for his country at Neuve Chapelle, on 11th March, 1915, the first serious engagement in which the 1/4th Seaforths took part. A son of Mr and Mrs Macdonald, Craiglands, Fortrose, he was only 19 years of age, and was employed in the Rosehaugh estates office when the war broke out. A keen territorial, he was mobilised with the county battalion, and proceeded to France in November 1914.

A brother, Corporal Tom G. Macdonald, 4th Seaforths, was in the Town Chamberlain’s Office Stornoway, when he enlisted in the county regiment in March, 1916. In July of the same year he was sent to France, and exactly two years after he was wounded, as a result of which he lost the sight of his left eye. He is at present in hospital in Manchester, but expects his discharge very soon.
Corporal Macdonald is 26 years of age.

Photographs of the late Piper Macdonald and Corporal Macdonald appear to day.

See entry above for details of his brother John Macdonald

Photo: #6193

Mackay Ian M, Pte, Fortrose

Private Ian Murdo Mackay

Date of Paper: 12.05.1916
Surname: Mackay
First Name(s): Ian M.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: The Ness, Fortrose

Private Ian Murdo, 1775, probably the youngest member in his Brigade, was only 16 years of age, and was the son of Mr and Mrs Mackay The Ness, Fortrose.

Wounded at Neuve Chapelle, he reported to the battalion a fortnight before Aubers Ridge. Full of pluck and grit an example to older men, his body, when recovered in October last,was quite close to the German trenches. Went out with the battalion in November, 1914. Previously for about a year he was engaged in mechanical engineering.

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Maclennan W D, 2 Lieut, Rhodesia Ex Rosemarkie

Second Lieutenant W. D. Maclennan

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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Paterson John, L Corp, Fortrose

Lance Corporal John Paterson

Date of Paper: 12.05.1916
Surname: Paterson
First Name(s): John
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Academy Street, Fortrose

Paterson, Lance Corporal John, 1773 (21), son of Captain Donald Paterson, shipmaster, Academy Street, Fortrose, was a blacksmith to trade, and was called up on mobilisation. Went out with the battalion. His brother, Daniel Paterson, is serving with the battalion at the front.

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Ross Duncan C, Pte, Rosemarkie

Private Duncan Cameron Ross

Date of Paper: 12.05.1916
Surname: Ross
First Name(s): Duncan Cameron
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: 2, High Street, Rosemarkie

Ross, Private Duncan Cameron, 1777, third son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Ross, 2 High Street, Rosemarkie . A blacksmith to trade, he joined the Seaforths on mobilisation, and after training at Bedford left with the Battalion for France. He spent his 20th birthday (20th January, 1915) in the trenches. Went through all the fighting up till May 9th, when he fell in the advance. A fine manly fellow, high spirited, and popular, his death is deeply regretted.

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