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Aird Effie, Unit Admin, Ardross

Unit Administrator Effie Aird

Date of Paper: 06.06.1919
Surnam: Aird
First Name(s): Effie
Rank: Unit Administrator
Regiment: Q.M.A.A.C.
Home Address: Glaick, Ardross, Alness

Three sons and a daughter of the late Mr Wm. Aird, and Mrs Aird, Glaick, Ardross, Alness, have been on service during the war, and today photographs of each of them are reproduced.

Private Wm. Ross Aird (37), single, joined the Mechanical Transport, A.S.C., in November, 1914. He was sent to France immediately, and has served in that theatre of war continuous to time of writing. He is a specially enlisted man, and does not hold acting rank. Prior to joining the forces he was in the motor engineering trade in Glasgow.

Lieutenant Murdoch Aird (30), single, enlisted as a private in the Lothians and Border Horse in November, 1914. He was promoted sergeant in July, 1915, and went through a special course of musketry training at Strensall in January, 1916, and qualified 1st class instructor. He was transferred to the 1st Battalion Royal Scots in August, 1916 and drafted to Salonica in September of that year where he saw much active service in the Struma valley. A year later he was recommended for commissioned rank, and on returning to this country was sent for training to a Cadet School at Gailles, qualifying in June, 1918, and subsequently being gazetted to the 3rd Battalion Royal Scots stationed at Mullengar, Ireland. He was again drafted to the Eastern theatre of war in September, 1918, and is presently attached to an Indian unit at Cairo. He was apprenticed to the drapery trade with the late Mr Geo. Ingram, High St., Dingwall, on the termination of which he took up an appointment with the well-known Edinburgh retail house, Messrs Patrick Thomson, Ltd.. While in Dingwall he was a member of the local Territorial Coy., and took an active part in their sports and competitions.

Corporal Hector Aird, A.P.C. (25), single, was rejected in November, 1915. He succeeded in enlisting later, but was discharged in February, 1916, after only a fortnightís service. He came again within military requirements in July, 1917, when medical standards – owing to urgency of recruits – were being lowered, and was classified Biii. After being attached to the Black Watch Depot, Perth, for a short time, he was transferred to the Army Pay Corps, Blackheath, London, in August, 1917. On the staff of the Highland Agricultural Co. Ltd., at Invergordon and Inverness from 1912 to 1916, he took up an appointment with Messrs Thomas Biggar & Sons, Dalbeattie, in December, 1916. He is the writer of a pamphlet entitled “Facts and Inconsistencies of the War and Present Problems”, to which a generous and appreciative reference has been made in the Northern Press

Miss Effie Aird (38), Unit Administrator, Q.M.A.A.C., presently at Prior Park, Bath, obtained the appointment in September, 1917. She was peculiarly suited to discharge administrative work of this description. For five years she was superintendent of Messrs D.M. Brownís luncheon rooms, Dundee, until 1908, when she took up the management of Messrs Patrick Thomsonís luncheon rooms, Edinburgh, which she successfully carried on until relinquishing the same to take up duties of her commission, which she did voluntarily, and, it may be said, at pecuniary loss to herself. Miss Aird has now been transferred to Avington Park, Manchester.

See entries below for details of her three brothers

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Aird Hector, Corp, Ardross

Corporal Hector Aird

Date of Paper: 06.06.1919
Surname: Aird
First Name(s): Hector
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Army Pay Corps
Home Address: Glaick, Ardross, Alness

Three sons and a daughter of the late Mr Wm. Aird, and Mrs Aird, Glaick, Ardross, Alness, have been on service during the war, and today photographs of each of them are reproduced.

Private Wm. Ross Aird (37), single, joined the Mechanical Transport, A.S.C., in November, 1914. He was sent to France immediately, and has served in that theatre of war continuous to time of writing. He is a specially enlisted man, and does not hold acting rank. Prior to joining the forces he was in the motor engineering trade in Glasgow.

Lieutenant Murdoch Aird (30), single, enlisted as a private in the Lothians and Border Horse in November, 1914. He was promoted sergeant in July, 1915, and went through a special course of musketry training at Strensall in January, 1916, and qualified 1st class instructor. He was transferred to the 1st Battalion Royal Scots in August, 1916 and drafted to Salonica in September of that year where he saw much active service in the Struma valley. A year later he was recommended for commissioned rank, and on returning to this country was sent for training to a Cadet School at Gailles, qualifying in June, 1918, and subsequently being gazetted to the 3rd Battalion Royal Scots stationed at Mullengar, Ireland. He was again drafted to the Eastern theatre of war in September, 1918, and is presently attached to an Indian unit at Cairo. He was apprenticed to the drapery trade with the late Mr Geo. Ingram, High St., Dingwall, on the termination of which he took up an appointment with the well-known Edinburgh retail house, Messrs Patrick Thomson, Ltd.. While in Dingwall he was a member of the local Territorial Coy., and took an active part in their sports and competitions.

Corporal Hector Aird, A.P.C. (25), single, was rejected in November, 1915. He succeeded in enlisting later, but was discharged in February, 1916, after only a fortnightís service. He came again within military requirements in July, 1917, when medical standards – owing to urgency of recruits – were being lowered, and was classified Biii. After being attached to the Black Watch Depot, Perth, for a short time, he was transferred to the Army Pay Corps, Blackheath, London, in August, 1917. On the staff of the Highland Agricultural Co. Ltd., at Invergordon and Inverness from 1912 to 1916, he took up an appointment with Messrs Thomas Biggar & Sons, Dalbeattie, in December, 1916. He is the writer of a pamphlet entitled “Facts and Inconsistencies of the War and Present Problems”, to which a generous and appreciative reference has been made in the Northern Press

Miss Effie Aird (38), Unit Administrator, Q.M.A.A.C., presently at Prior Park, Bath, obtained the appointment in September, 1917. She was peculiarly suited to discharge administrative work of this description. For five years she was superintendent of Messrs D.M. Brownís luncheon rooms, Dundee, until 1908, when she took up the management of Messrs Patrick Thomsonís luncheon rooms, Edinburgh, which she successfully carried on until relinquishing the same to take up duties of her commission, which she did voluntarily, and, it may be said, at pecuniary loss to herself. Miss Aird has now been transferred to Avington Park, Manchester.

See entry above for details of his sister and below for details of his 2 brothers

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Aird Murdoch, Lieut, Ardross

Lieutenant Murdoch Aird

Date of Paper: 06.06.1919
Surname: Aird
First Name(s): Murdoch
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 3rd Battalion Royal Scots
Home Address: Glaick, Ardross, Alness

Three sons and a daughter of the late Mr Wm. Aird, and Mrs Aird, Glaick, Ardross, Alness, have been on service during the war, and today photographs of each of them are reproduced.

Private Wm. Ross Aird (37), single, joined the Mechanical Transport, A.S.C., in November, 1914. He was sent to France immediately, and has served in that theatre of war continuous to time of writing. He is a specially enlisted man, and does not hold acting rank. Prior to joining the forces he was in the motor engineering trade in Glasgow.

Lieutenant Murdoch Aird (30), single, enlisted as a private in the Lothians and Border Horse in November, 1914. He was promoted sergeant in July, 1915, and went through a special course of musketry training at Strensall in January, 1916, and qualified 1st class instructor. He was transferred to the 1st Battalion Royal Scots in August, 1916 and drafted to Salonica in September of that year where he saw much active service in the Struma valley. A year later he was recommended for commissioned rank, and on returning to this country was sent for training to a Cadet School at Gailles, qualifying in June, 1918, and subsequently being gazetted to the 3rd Battalion Royal Scots stationed at Mullengar, Ireland. He was again drafted to the Eastern theatre of war in September, 1918, and is presently attached to an Indian unit at Cairo. He was apprenticed to the drapery trade with the late Mr Geo. Ingram, High St., Dingwall, on the termination of which he took up an appointment with the well-known Edinburgh retail house, Messrs Patrick Thomson, Ltd.. While in Dingwall he was a member of the local Territorial Coy., and took an active part in their sports and competitions.

Corporal Hector Aird, A.P.C. (25), single, was rejected in November, 1915. He succeeded in enlisting later, but was discharged in February, 1916, after only a fortnightís service. He came again within military requirements in July, 1917, when medical standards – owing to urgency of recruits – were being lowered, and was classified Biii. After being attached to the Black Watch Depot, Perth, for a short time, he was transferred to the Army Pay Corps, Blackheath, London, in August, 1917. On the staff of the Highland Agricultural Co. Ltd., at Invergordon and Inverness from 1912 to 1916, he took up an appointment with Messrs Thomas Biggar & Sons, Dalbeattie, in December, 1916. He is the writer of a pamphlet entitled “Facts and Inconsistencies of the War and Present Problems”, to which a generous and appreciative reference has been made in the Northern Press

Miss Effie Aird (38), Unit Administrator, Q.M.A.A.C., presently at Prior Park, Bath, obtained the appointment in September, 1917. She was peculiarly suited to discharge administrative work of this description. For five years she was superintendent of Messrs D.M. Brownís luncheon rooms, Dundee, until 1908, when she took up the management of Messrs Patrick Thomsonís luncheon rooms, Edinburgh, which she successfully carried on until relinquishing the same to take up duties of her commission, which she did voluntarily, and, it may be said, at pecuniary loss to herself. Miss Aird has now been transferred to Avington Park, Manchester.

See entries above for details of his sister and brother and below for details of his other brother

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Aird William R, Pte, Ardross

Private William Ross Aird

Date of Paper: 06.06.1919
Surname: Aird
First Name(s): William Ross
Rank: Private
Regiment: Mechanical Transport, A.S.C.
Home Address; Glaick, Ardross, Alness

Three sons and a daughter of the late Mr Wm. Aird, and Mrs Aird, Glaick, Ardross, Alness, have been on service during the war, and today photographs of each of them are reproduced.

Private Wm. Ross Aird (37), single, joined the Mechanical Transport, A.S.C., in November, 1914. He was sent to France immediately, and has served in that theatre of war continuous to time of writing. He is a specially enlisted man, and does not hold acting rank. Prior to joining the forces he was in the motor engineering trade in Glasgow.

Lieutenant Murdoch Aird (30), single, enlisted as a private in the Lothians and Border Horse in November, 1914. He was promoted sergeant in July, 1915, and went through a special course of musketry training at Strensall in January, 1916, and qualified 1st class instructor. He was transferred to the 1st Battalion Royal Scots in August, 1916 and drafted to Salonica in September of that year where he saw much active service in the Struma valley. A year later he was recommended for commissioned rank, and on returning to this country was sent for training to a Cadet School at Gailles, qualifying in June, 1918, and subsequently being gazetted to the 3rd Battalion Royal Scots stationed at Mullengar, Ireland. He was again drafted to the Eastern theatre of war in September, 1918, and is presently attached to an Indian unit at Cairo. He was apprenticed to the drapery trade with the late Mr Geo. Ingram, High St., Dingwall, on the termination of which he took up an appointment with the well-known Edinburgh retail house, Messrs Patrick Thomson, Ltd.. While in Dingwall he was a member of the local Territorial Coy., and took an active part in their sports and competitions.

Corporal Hector Aird, A.P.C. (25), single, was rejected in November, 1915. He succeeded in enlisting later, but was discharged in February, 1916, after only a fortnightís service. He came again within military requirements in July, 1917, when medical standards – owing to urgency of recruits – were being lowered, and was classified Biii. After being attached to the Black Watch Depot, Perth, for a short time, he was transferred to the Army Pay Corps, Blackheath, London, in August, 1917. On the staff of the Highland Agricultural Co. Ltd., at Invergordon and Inverness from 1912 to 1916, he took up an appointment with Messrs Thomas Biggar & Sons, Dalbeattie, in December, 1916. He is the writer of a pamphlet entitled “Facts and Inconsistencies of the War and Present Problems”, to which a generous and appreciative reference has been made in the Northern Press

Miss Effie Aird (38), Unit Administrator, Q.M.A.A.C., presently at Prior Park, Bath, obtained the appointment in September, 1917. She was peculiarly suited to discharge administrative work of this description. For five years she was superintendent of Messrs D.M. Brownís luncheon rooms, Dundee, until 1908, when she took up the management of Messrs Patrick Thomsonís luncheon rooms, Edinburgh, which she successfully carried on until relinquishing the same to take up duties of her commission, which she did voluntarily, and, it may be said, at pecuniary loss to herself. Miss Aird has now been transferred to Avington Park, Manchester.

See entries above for details of his sister and two brothers

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Allan D, Pte, Ardross

Private D. Allan

Date of Paper: 06.10.1916
Surname: Allan
First Name(s): D.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Easter Ardross, Alness

Mr John Allan, Easter Ardross, Alness, gave three sons to the Seaforths and all three have been wounded in action.

1873 Private D. Allan, Seaforths, was badly wounded at Aubers Ridge on 9th May, 1915, and lay on the battlefield all day under fire until brought in after dark by his brother James and H. Macdonald, Alness (who has since been killed). He has had his left foot amputated as the result of his wounds, and is now discharged on pension since 14th Feb., 1916.

556 Private R. Allan, of another Seaforth battalion, was also severely wounded at Aubers Ridge on the same day, and has now been wounded for the second time in the big push on the Somme, and is at present in hospital at Rouen, and is going on well.

1286 Private J. Allan, Seaforths (in the same battalion as Private D. Allan), has also been wounded, but is back again with the battalion. He has only had seven days’ leave since he went out with the regiment in Nov. 1914.

Photographs of the three brothers appear in today’s paper.

See entries below for details of his two brothers

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Allan James, Sgt, Easter Ardross

Private James Allan

Date of Paper: 06.10.1916
Surname: Allan
First Name(s): James
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment : Seaforths
Home Address: Easter Ardross, Alness

Mr John Allan, Easter Ardross, Alness, gave three sons to the Seaforths and all three have been wounded in action.

1873 Private D. Allan, Seaforths, was badly wounded at Aubers Ridge on 9th May, 1915, and lay on the battlefield all day under fire until brought in after dark by his brother James and H. Macdonald, Alness (who has since been killed). He has had his left foot amputated as the result of his wounds, and is now discharged on pension since 14th Feb., 1916.

556 Private R. Allan, of another Seaforth battalion, was also severely wounded at Aubers Ridge on the same day, and has now been wounded for the second time in the big push on the Somme, and is at present in hospital at Rouen, and is going on well.

1286 Private J. Allan, Seaforths (in the same battalion as Private D. Allan), has also been wounded, but is back again with the battalion. He has only had seven days’ leave since he went out with the regiment in Nov. 1914.

Photographs of the three brothers appear in today’s paper.

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

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Allan R, Pte, Ardross

Private R. Allan

Date of Paper: 06.10.1916
Surname: Allan
First Name(s): R.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Easter Ardross, Alness

Mr John Allan, Easter Ardross, Alness, gave three sons to the Seaforths and all three have been wounded in action.

1873 Private D. Allan, Seaforths, was badly wounded at Aubers Ridge on 9th May, 1915, and lay on the battlefield all day under fire until brought in after dark by his brother James and H. Macdonald, Alness (who has since been killed). He has had his left foot amputated as the result of his wounds, and is now discharged on pension since 14th Feb., 1916.

556 Private R. Allan, of another Seaforth battalion, was also severely wounded at Aubers Ridge on the same day, and has now been wounded for the second time in the big push on the Somme, and is at present in hospital at Rouen, and is going on well.

1286 Private J. Allan, Seaforths (in the same battalion as Private D. Allan), has also been wounded, but is back again with the battalion. He has only had seven days’ leave since he went out with the regiment in Nov. 1914.

Photographs of the three brothers appear in today’s paper.

See entries above for details of his two brothers

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Macdonald Alick, Sgt, Alness

Sergeant Major Alick Macdonald

Date of Paper: 18.01.1918
Surname: Macdonald
First Name(s): Alick
Rank: Sergeant Major
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Easter Ardross, Alness

No. 200018 Sergeant-Major Alick Macdonald, son of Widow A. Macdonald, Easter Ardross, Alness, who was posted as missing since 20-23 November, 1917, is now reported prisoner of war in Germany. A post card from Sergeant Major Macdonald was received last week. This is one of the earliest reports received of Seaforths missing since November 20-23 being prisoners of war.
A member of the Seaforth Territorials, Sgt.-Major Macdonald mobilised with the battalion in August, 1914, and went to France with them the following November. Time-expired in 1916, he re-engaged for the duration of the war. For four years he was an enthusiastic member of the old Volunteers and a Territorial since the Force was inaugurated. All who knew him speak in highest terms of his high qualities and cameraderie both in civilian and army life.

His brother, Donald, married with a young family in England, joined up in 1915, and has been with a service battalion of Seaforths on active service for about two years. A photograph appears today.

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Munro Alexander G, Pte, Alness

Private Alexander George Munro

Date of Paper: 20.06.1919
Surname: Munro
First Name(s): Alexander George
Rank: Private
Regiment: 6th Seaforths
Home Address: Ardross Village, Alness

THREE SOLDIER SONS FROM ARDROSS

Reproduced above are the photographs of the three soldier sons of the late Mr John and Mrs Munro, Ardross Village, Alness.

L/Cpl. Colin Munro (23), single, 12th Royal Scots, enlisted in November 1915. He was twice wounded, first on the Somme in July 1916, and again, severely, on 16th October 1918, and as a result was discharged from hospital in February 1919. He was apprenticed to Messrs R. Mackenzie & Sons, plumbers, Dingwall, and has again resumed employment with that firm.

Private Hector Munro (21), single, 18th Scottish Rifles, enlisted in November 1915 in the H.L.I. He was on home service for a considerable time owing to low category, but was subsequently sent to France in the pioneer section, and is still serving there. He was apprenticed to the late Mr D Munro, carpenter, Dingwall.

Private Alex. Geo. Munro (19), single, enlisted in July 1918 in the 6th Seaforths, and went to France in November 1918. Prior to enlisting he was employed on Ardross estate, and has now been released, and has returned to duty.

See entries below for details of his two brothers

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Munro Colin, L Corp, Alness

Lance Corporal Colin Munro

Date of Paper: 20.06.1919
Surname: Munro
First Name(s): Colin
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Royal Scots
Home Address: Ardross Village, Alness

THREE SOLDIER SONS FROM ARDROSS

Reproduced above are the photographs of the three soldier sons of the late Mr John and Mrs Munro, Ardross Village, Alness.

L/Cpl. Colin Munro (23), single, 12th Royal Scots, enlisted in November 1915. He was twice wounded, first on the Somme in July 1916, and again, severely, on 16th October 1918, and as a result was discharged from hospital in February 1919. He was apprenticed to Messrs R. Mackenzie & Sons, plumbers, Dingwall, and has again resumed employment with that firm.

Private Hector Munro (21), single, 18th Scottish Rifles, enlisted in November 1915 in the H.L.I. He was on home service for a considerable time owing to low category, but was subsequently sent to France in the pioneer section, and is still serving there. He was apprenticed to the late Mr D Munro, carpenter, Dingwall.

Private Alex. Geo. Munro (19), single, enlisted in July 1918 in the 6th Seaforths, and went to France in November 1918. Prior to enlisting he was employed on Ardross estate, and has now been released, and has returned to duty.

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

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Munro Hector, Pte, Alness

Private Hector Munro

Date of Paper: 20.06.1919
Surname: Munro
First Name(s): Hector
Rank: Private
Regiment: 18th Scottish Rifles
Home Address: Ardross Village, Alness

THREE SOLDIER SONS FROM ARDROSS

Reproduced above are the photographs of the three soldier sons of the late Mr John and Mrs Munro, Ardross Village, Alness.

L/Cpl. Colin Munro (23), single, 12th Royal Scots, enlisted in November 1915. He was twice wounded, first on the Somme in July 1916, and again, severely, on 16th October 1918, and as a result was discharged from hospital in February 1919. He was apprenticed to Messrs R. Mackenzie & Sons, plumbers, Dingwall, and has again resumed employment with that firm.

Private Hector Munro (21), single, 18th Scottish Rifles, enlisted in November 1915 in the H.L.I. He was on home service for a considerable time owing to low category, but was subsequently sent to France in the pioneer section, and is still serving there. He was apprenticed to the late Mr D Munro, carpenter, Dingwall.

Private Alex. Geo. Munro (19), single, enlisted in July 1918 in the 6th Seaforths, and went to France in November 1918. Prior to enlisting he was employed on Ardross estate, and has now been released, and has returned to duty.

See entries above for details of his two brothers