In the September 2014 edition of Muir Matters, the Muir of Ord community magazine, there appeared a copy of the Roll of Honour of the old Tarradale School.

In the article accompanying the photograph it was explained that the original roll is faded with age, making reproduction impossible, but with the aid of modern technology it had been possible to scan, enhance part of the document and retype the names.

The Roll lists 25 ex-pupils of the school who lost their lives in WW1. Four died on the same day, 9 May 1915, at the battle of Aubers Ridge, where the Muir of Ord men were amongst 11,000 British casualties of the day. The first name on the Roll, K Mackenzie, was among 260 men who lost their lives when the cruiser HMS Pathfinder was sunk by a German U-boat off St Abbs Head on 5 September 1914, the first vessel ever to be sunk by a submarine-fired torpedo.

The Roll expands on the information on Muir of Ord War Memorial under the headings Name / Rank / Regiment / Battle / Date / Residence, as follows:

Tarradale School Roll of Honour

Attribution: Muir Matters

The Roll of Heroes

The Names of

Those who have been connected with

Tarradale Public School

Who have given their lives for their country


Name

Rank

Regiment

Battle

Date

Residence

1.

Ken Mackenzie

1st Cl.P.Officer

HMS Pathfinder

Lost at sea

5 Sep 1914

Ord Village

2.

Peter Cameron

L.Cpl

1st Cameron Hdrs

Aisne

11 Sep 1914

Hilton

3.

Ken Mackenzie

Private

Cameron Hdrs

Mons

14 Sep 1914

Loch-a-Mhoid

4.

Farquhar Fraser

Private

Scots Guards

Missing

Jan 1915

Spittal Wood

5.

Alick Macintosh

Private

4th Seaforth Hdrs

Neuve Chapelle

11 Mar 1915

Muir of Ord

6.

John D Cameron

L.Cpl

1st Canadians

Died in Germany (gassed)

27 Apr 1915

Muir of Ord

7.

James Manson

Private

4th Seaforth Hdrs

Aubers Ridge

9 May 1915

Ord Village

8.

Lewis Lisle

Sgt

4th Seaforth Hdrs

Aubers Ridge

9 May 1915

Milton

9.

Hugh F Macdonald

Sgt

1/4th Seaforth Hdrs

Aubers Ridge

9 May 1915

Ord Village

10.

Ian Cameron

Private

4th Seaforth Hdrs

Aubers Ridge

9 May 1915

Ord Arms Hotel

11.

Donald Mackenzie

Sgt

7th Camerons

Loos

25 Sep 1915

Muir of Tarradale

12.

Don Mackenzie

Cpl

Cameron Hdrs

13 Oct 1915

Loch-a-Mhoid

13.

Donald Tuach

Gunner

Bute Mt. Battery

Died Catterick Compound

23 Oct 1916

Ardarroch

14.

William Macphail

Private

4th Seaforth Hdrs

Beaumont Hamel

16 Nov 1916

Balvraid

15.

Duncan Macdonald

Sgt

4th Seaforth Hdrs

Arras

9 April 1917

Gowanfield

16.

John Barron

L.Cpl

2nd Seaforth Hdrs

Arras

11 April 1917

Ord Distillery

17.

James E Macleod

Private

Royal Flying Corps

France

23 June 1917

Ord Village

18.

John Maclean

Sgt

2nd Seaforth Hdrs

Ypres

6 Oct 1917

Ardnagrask

19.

Duncan R Innes

Private

4th Seaforth Hdrs

Cambrai

22 Nov 1917

Ben View

20.

Thomas Mackenzie

Sgt

1st Scots Guards

Ypres

29 Nov 1917

Caberfeidh

21.

Duncan Barron

Private

6th Cameron Hdrs

in France

21 Mar 1918

Ord Distillery

22.

John Mackenzie

Sgt MM and Bar Croix de Guerre

6th Cameron Hdrs

21 May 1918

Loch-a-Mhoid

23.

John Macleod

Private

HL Infantry

Malaria Mesopotamia

6 July 1918

Broomhill

24.

Kenneth W Mackay

Private

Black Watch

24 Oct 1918

Burnside

25.

William Taylor

Private

HL Infantry

Died in Germany

5 Nov 1918

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