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Lieutenant Colonel R. A. L. Fraser-Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 06.11.1942
Surname: Fraser-Mackenzie
Forename(s): R. A. L.
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Home Address: Allangrange, Munlochy

Lieut.-Colonel R. A. L. Fraser-Mackenzie, Light A.A. Battery, R.A., killed in action in the Middle East on 26th October, 1942, was the youngest son of the late Captain R. S. Fraser-Mackenzie of Bunchrew and Mrs Fraser-Mackenzie of Allangrange. Forty-five years of age, deceased was educated at Eton, and after being at Sandhurst he joined the Army. During the Great War he served with The Seaforths and was wounded. Before the present war he was closely associated with the raising of the Ross-shire Light A.A. Battery, of which he was afterwards in command. A very fine officer, he was esteemed by all with whom he came in contact and was popular with all under his command. Colonel Fraser-Mackenzie was married in 1932 to the youngest daughter of the late Major Colin Maclean, Chief Constable of Inverness-shire. After their marriage, they took up their home in Rhodesia, but later returned to this country. Sympathy is extended to Mrs Fraser-Mackenzie and to her young son.

[03.08.1945] Handwritten note regarding Sub-Lieutenant R. D. Fraser-Mackenzie: “Died at Cairo 23rd July, 1945.”

See entry below for details of his brother R.D. Fraser-Mackenzie

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Sub-Lieutenant R. D. Fraser-Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 03.08.1945
Surname: Fraser-Mackenzie
Forename(s): R. D.
Rank Sub Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Navy
Home Address: Allangrange, Munlochy

Lieut.-Colonel R. A. L. Fraser-Mackenzie, Light A.A. Battery, R.A., killed in action in the Middle East on 26th October, 1942, was the youngest son of the late Captain R. S. Fraser-Mackenzie of Bunchrew and Mrs Fraser-Mackenzie of Allangrange. Forty-five years of age, deceased was educated at Eton, and after being at Sandhurst he joined the Army. During the Great War he served with The Seaforths and was wounded. Before the present war he was closely associated with the raising of the Ross-shire Light A.A. Battery, of which he was afterwards in command. A very fine officer, he was esteemed by all with whom he came in contact and was popular with all under his command. Colonel Fraser-Mackenzie was married in 1932 to the youngest daughter of the late Major Colin Maclean, Chief Constable of Inverness-shire. After their marriage, they took up their home in Rhodesia, but later returned to this country. Sympathy is extended to Mrs Fraser-Mackenzie and to her young son.

[03.08.1945] Handwritten note regarding Sub-Lieutenant R. D. Fraser-Mackenzie: “Died at Cairo 23rd July, 1945.”

See entry above for details of his brother R.A.L. Fraser-Mackenzie

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Lieutenant Colonel Ian P. Grant

Date of Paper: 06.07.1945
Surname: Grant
Forename(s): Ian P.
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Home Address: Coulmore, Kessock, Ross-shire

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Handwritten note: “Accidentally killed in Italy.”

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Private John Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 02.08.1940
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Home Address: Littleburn, Munlochy

Pte. John Mackenzie, Camerons, reported missing on 5th June, is the second son of Mr and Mrs J. Mackenzie, Littleburn, Munlochy. Before call-up he was employed as a gardener with Sir William Coats Cross of Scatwell, Bart.

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Private Evan Macrae

Date of Paper: 26.07.1940
Surname: Macrae
Forename(s): Evan
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Glaickmore, Allangrange, Munlochy

Handwritten notes: “Missing. Prisoner of War 11th October, 1940. Plumber to trade. Liberated 25th May, 1945.”

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Private James Mowat

Date of Paper: 09.08.1940
Surname: Mowat
Forename(s): James
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Easter Suddie, Munlochy

Pte. James Mowat, The Seaforths, missing, is the youngest son of Mr Donald Mowat, Easter Suddie, Munlochy. A Territorial before the war, he was employed by Mr Rattery, Easter Suddie.

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Private John R. Muir

Date of Paper: 27.06.1941
Surname: Muir
Forename(s): John R.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: 57 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, ex-Munlochy

INFORMATION WANTED

Mr and Mrs John R. Muir, 57 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, and late of Munlochy, have received news of the death of their son, Pte. John R. Muir, The Seaforths, in Poland. No date of the death has been given, but the address of the camp is Posen, Poland, Stalag XX ID. Any further information will be gratefully received by the bereaved parents, to whom deep sympathy is extended.

Handwritten notes: “R.J. July 4/41 Report of funeral. Pte. Muir was born just outside Cromarty. The father served 24 years with the Seaforth Highlanders and in July 1941 was Station Barrack Warden to the RAF at Helensburgh.”

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Private George Maclennan Robertson

Date of Paper: 30.07.1943
Surname: Robertson
Forename(s): George Maclennan
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Home Address: Govanhill, Glasgow

KILLED IN ACTION

Pte. George Maclennan Robertson, Gordon Highlanders, reported missing on November 3rd, 1942, is now officially reported as killed in action in the Middle East. Deceased was the only son of Mr J. Robertson, Govanhill, Glasgow, and the late Mrs Robertson, and grandson of the late Mr and Mrs Maclennan, Bayhead, Munlochy.

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Company Sergeant Major Alexander G. Ross

Date of Paper: 19.07.1940 and 30.06.1944
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Alexander G.
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Rose Cottage, Munlochy

C.S.M. Alec. Ross, The Seaforths, is in hospital in England, suffering from gunshot wounds. He is progressing favourably. A native of the Black Isle, C.S.M. Ross has served fourteen years in the Regular Army. He was at one time instroctor of the Black Isle section of the Territorial Force. His wife and child reside at Rose Cottage, Munlochy.

[30.06.1944] Captain A. G. Ross, who was Sergeant Major of The Seaforths when they crossed to France, and was wounded at St. Valery in June 1940, and mentioned in dispatches for distinguished conduct, has been again wounded and is back in hospital, somewhere in England. He is reported to be making satisfactory progress. A regular soldier, he is a son of Mr and Mrs Ross, Craigton Avenue, Inverness. His wife resides at Rose Cottage, Munlochy, and has had official intimation from the War Office.

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Sergeant Thomas Ross

Date of Paper: 27.06.1941
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Thomas
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Canadian Army
Home Address: Quebec, Canada, ex-Gateside, Munlochy

As a result of a motor cycle accident on service at Winnipeg, Canada, the very sad news has been received of the death of Mr Thomas Ross, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Ross, Gateside, Munlochy. “Tommy”, as he was so familiarly known, served his apprenticeship as a baker with his uncle, the late Andrew Ross, Munlochy, and emigrated to Canada in 1924, at the age of 17 years. He was for a number of years in one of Quebec’s leading hotels as chef, which post he held till the present war broke out. As sergeant in the Canadian Army, he was held in high esteem by his comrades. Six years ago he married a Canadian lady who belongs to Montreal. Deepest sympathy is extended to her in the loss of a loving husband, and also to deceased’s sisters and brothers.

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Private Piper Stewart

Date of Paper: 30.06.1944
Surname: Stewart
Forename(s): Piper
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Munlochy

Private Piper Stewart, a former Seaforth Territorial, who was severely wounded at El Alamein, has returned, on his discharge, to his home at Munlochy, where he has been most warmly welcomed by his many friends.

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Sergeant Observer John Watson Urquhart

Date of Paper: 03.09.1943
Surname: Urquhart
Forename(s): John Watson
Rank: Sergeant Observer
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: Balnakyle, Munlochy

KILLED IN ACTION

Sgt.-Observer John Watson Urquhart, RAF, VR, previously reported missing in June 1943, now officially presumed killed in action, was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs George Urquhart, Balnakyle, Munlochy. Sgt. Urquhart, who was a brilliant student, graduated MRCVS just before the war. For a period he assisted Mr Brown, VS, Conon, while waiting a Government appointment. The urge of battle proved irresistible and he volunteered for the RAF in which he gained distinction as an observer.

Rev Robert W. Urquhart, Chaplain to the Forces, the eldest of the family, saw service in France and took part in the evacuation at Dunkirk. Later he was assistant minister in St. Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, but later went East to work with the Church of Scotland Huts. He is now stationed in Jerusalem. Deep sympathy is extended to Mr and Mrs Urquhart in their bereavement.

See entry below for details of his brother Robert W. Urquhart

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Rev. Robert W. Urquhart

Date of Paper: 03.09.1943
Surname: Urquhart
Forename(s): Robert W.
Rank: Chaplain
Regiment: Forces
Home Address: Balnakyle, Munlochy

KILLED IN ACTION

Sgt.-Observer John Watson Urquhart, RAF, VR, previously reported missing in June 1943, now officially presumed killed in action, was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs George Urquhart, Balnakyle, Munlochy. Sgt. Urquhart, who was a brilliant student, graduated MRCVS just before the war. For a period he assisted Mr Brown, VS, Conon, while waiting a Government appointment. The urge of battle proved irresistible and he volunteered for the RAF in which he gained distinction as an observer.

Rev Robert W. Urquhart, Chaplain to the Forces, the eldest of the family, saw service in France and took part in the evacuation at Dunkirk. Later he was assistant minister in St. Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh, but later went East to work with the Church of Scotland Huts. He is now stationed in Jerusalem. Deep sympathy is extended to Mr and Mrs Urquhart in their bereavement.

See entry above for details of his brother John Watson Urquhart

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