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Guardsman John Macrae

Date of Paper: 19.11.1943
Surname: Macrae
Forename(s): John
Rank: Guardsman
Regiment: Scots Guards
Home Address: Millbank, North Kessock

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Guardsman John Macrae, Scots Guards, was killed in action in October 1943. He was a son of Mr Duncan Macrae and the late Mrs Macrae, Millbank, North Kessock. On the outbreak of war he was employed in Glasgow and was called up as a reservist. A brother, Staff Sgt. Alex. Macrae, is serving with the Canadians. Another brother is Mr Archibald Macrae, who owns and operates the Dingwall-Kessock ‘bus service.

See entry below for details of his brother Alexander Macrae

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Staff Sergeant Alexander Macrae

Date of Paper: 19.11.1943
Surname: Macrae
Forename(s): Alexander
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Regiment: Canadians
Home Address: Millbank, North Kessock

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Guardsman John Macrae, Scots Guards, was killed in action in October 1943. He was a son of Mr Duncan Macrae and the late Mrs Macrae, Millbank, North Kessock. On the outbreak of war he was employed in Glasgow and was called up as a reservist. A brother, Staff Sgt. Alex. Macrae, is serving with the Canadians. Another brother is Mr Archibald Macrae, who owns and operates the Dingwall-Kessock ‘bus service.

See entry above for details of his brother John Macrae

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Corporal A. W. J. Pescodd

Date of Paper: 10.11.1944
Surname: Pescodd
Forename(s): A. W. J.
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Home Address: Post Office, North Kessock

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Cpl. A. W. J. Pescodd, RASC, previously reported missing, and now officially stated to have been killed in action on 20th September, 1944, was a son of the late Col.-Sgt. W. E. Pescodd and of Mrs Pescodd, Post Office, North Kessock, of which place he was a native. Prior to the war he was employed on the Kessock Ferry steamer and later in Inv erness. At the outbreak of hostilities he joined the RASC and was at the evacuation of Dunkirk.

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Private Ian Ross

Date of Paper: 30.04.1943
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Ian
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Home Address: The Hotel, North Kessock

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Pte. Malcolm (Callum) B. Ross, Cameron Highlanders, killed in action in North Africa on April 6th, 1943, was the second son of Mr and Mrs T. Ross, North Kessock Hotel. Callum was widely known and deservedly popular both at home and in Glasgow, to which centre he had gone to pursue his studies after taking his Higher Leaving Certificate at Inverness Royal Academy. Possessed of an intelligence above the ordinary, and being a naturally keen student, Callum gave very early promise of a successful career while still attending Drumsmittal School. To his natural ability was added a disposition which attracted many friends. War interrupted his studies, for he joined the Cameron Highlanders in September 1939. His early death at the age of 23 years is a tragic blow to his parents and his two brothers, both of whom are also serving their Country. Willie, the elder, who was on the staff of Messrs Matheson & Sons, architects, Dingwall, is in the Middle East with the Royal Engineers, and Ian, the younger brother, in the RAF, at present on his way overseas.

Date of Paper: 26.11.1943

L./AC. Ian Ross, RAF, is posted missing. Happily there is hope he is a prisoner of war. He is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs R. Ross, The Hotel, North Kessock, and was educated at Drumsmittal School and Inverness Royal Academy. Twenty-one years of age, prior to his calling up he was in the office of the Town Chamberlain, Inverness. The eldest son, Wiliam, now in the Middle East, was in the office of Messrs Matheson, architects, Dingwall, and the second son, Callum, made the supreme sacrifice at Wadi Akarite, in April 1943.

See entries below for details of his two brothers

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Leading Aircraftsman Malcolm Ross

Date of Paper: 30.04.1943
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Malcolm
Rank: Leading Aircraftsman
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: The Hotel, North Kessock

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Pte. Malcolm (Callum) B. Ross, Cameron Highlanders, killed in action in North Africa on April 6th, 1943, was the second son of Mr and Mrs T. Ross, North Kessock Hotel. Callum was widely known and deservedly popular both at home and in Glasgow, to which centre he had gone to pursue his studies after taking his Higher Leaving Certificate at Inverness Royal Academy. Possessed of an intelligence above the ordinary, and being a naturally keen student, Callum gave very early promise of a successful career while still attending Drumsmittal School. To his natural ability was added a disposition which attracted many friends. War interrupted his studies, for he joined the Cameron Highlanders in September 1939. His early death at the age of 23 years is a tragic blow to his parents and his two brothers, both of whom are also serving their Country. Willie, the elder, who was on the staff of Messrs Matheson & Sons, architects, Dingwall, is in the Middle East with the Royal Engineers, and Ian, the younger brother, in the RAF, at present on his way overseas.

Date of Paper: 26.11.1943

L./AC. Ian Ross, RAF, is posted missing. Happily there is hope he is a prisoner of war. He is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs R. Ross, The Hotel, North Kessock, and was educated at Drumsmittal School and Inverness Royal Academy. Twenty-one years of age, prior to his calling up he was in the office of the Town Chamberlain, Inverness. The eldest son, Wiliam, now in the Middle East, was in the office of Messrs Matheson, architects, Dingwall, and the second son, Callum, made the supreme sacrifice at Wadi Akarite, in April 1943.

See entry above and entry below for details of his two brothers

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William Ross

Date of Paper: 30.04.1943
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): William
Rank: Not stated
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Home Address: The Hotel, North Kessock

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Pte. Malcolm (Callum) B. Ross, Cameron Highlanders, killed in action in North Africa on April 6th, 1943, was the second son of Mr and Mrs T. Ross, North Kessock Hotel. Callum was widely known and deservedly popular both at home and in Glasgow, to which centre he had gone to pursue his studies after taking his Higher Leaving Certificate at Inverness Royal Academy. Possessed of an intelligence above the ordinary, and being a naturally keen student, Callum gave very early promise of a successful career while still attending Drumsmittal School. To his natural ability was added a disposition which attracted many friends. War interrupted his studies, for he joined the Cameron Highlanders in September 1939. His early death at the age of 23 years is a tragic blow to his parents and his two brothers, both of whom are also serving their Country. Willie, the elder, who was on the staff of Messrs Matheson & Sons, architects, Dingwall, is in the Middle East with the Royal Engineers, and Ian, the younger brother, in the RAF, at present on his way overseas.

Date of Paper: 26.11.1943

L./AC. Ian Ross, RAF, is posted missing. Happily there is hope he is a prisoner of war. He is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs R. Ross, The Hotel, North Kessock, and was educated at Drumsmittal School and Inverness Royal Academy. Twenty-one years of age, prior to his calling up he was in the office of the Town Chamberlain, Inverness. The eldest son, Wiliam, now in the Middle East, was in the office of Messrs Matheson, architects, Dingwall, and the second son, Callum, made the supreme sacrifice at Wadi Akarite, in April 1943.

See entries above for details of his two brothers

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