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Sapper Daniel Christie

Date of Paper: 13.04.1945
Surname: Christie
Forename(s): Daniel Forbes
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Home Address: Woodside Cottage, Edderton

CHRISTIE – Died of Wounds, on 24th March, 1945, Spr. Daniel Forbes (Donnie), youngest son of Mr Christie and the late Mrs Christie, Woodside Cottage, Edderton, aged 27 years. Deeply mourned.

Date of Paper: 27.04.1945

Sapper D. Christie, Royal Engineers, who has made the supreme sacrifice on the Western front, was the youngest son of Mr D. F. Christie and the late Mrs Christie, Woodside, Edderton. In early life he left his native parish of Edderton for the south and entered into the building trade in Glasgow, where he became a general favourite with both master and men. At the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Royal Engineers and served with them during the campaign in the Middle East until he returned for special training for the landing in Europe. Of a quiet and cheerful disposition, he will be greatly missed by his many friends. The deepest sympathy is extended to his aged father, who had also lost his eldest son in the 1914-18 war, and to his sisters and brothers at home and serving in the Forces.

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Pilot Officer Alasdair L. Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 04.02.1944
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): Alasdair L.
Rank: Pilot Officer
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: The Schoolhouse, Edderton

MISSING

Pilot Officer Alasdair L. Mackenzie, RAF, reported missing, is the elder son of Mr and Mrs Mackenzie, The Schoolhouse, Edderton. Quite recently Pilot Officer Mackenzie was awarded the D.F.C. for gallantry in bringing his disabled Halifax bomber safely back to base after a terrible experience, during which one of his crew was fatally wounded. Born in Stornoway, Pilot Officer Mackenzie was educated at Edderton Public School and Tain Royal Academy, and studied engineering at Glasgow University. Only three months ago he was commissioned in the RAF.

Handwritten note: “10th March 1944 – Reported missing, believed killed.”

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Private Kenneth M. Matheson

Date of Paper: 02.08.1940
Surname: Matheson
Forename(s): Kenneth M.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Ardvannie, Edderton

Pte. Kenneth M. Matheson (20), The Seaforths, missing, is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Matheson, Ardvannie, Edderton. He joined the Colours early in January, prior to which he was employed as a motor driver with Messrs Carmichael & Sons, contractors, Argyllshire.

Handwritten note: “Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

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Private John Sinclair

Date of Paper: Date obliterated
Surname: Sinclair
Forename(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Little Glaich, Edderton / Dalmore, Alness

SINCLAIR

Killed in action in Western Europe, in March 1945, Private John Sinclair, The Seaforth Highlanders, only son of the late George Sinclair, Little Glaich, Edderton, and Dalmore, Alness.

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Private Alistair Wilson

Date of Paper: 22.01.1943
Surname: Wilson
Forename(s): Alistair
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Home Address: Bayview, Edderton, ex-Badvoon, Ardgay

The death is announced of Private Alistair Wilson, Gordon Highlanders, who was on active service with his regiment. He was a native of the parish of Kincardine, where his people had been at Badvoon, Ardgay, for generations. After being at Gledfield School and Tain Academy, he entered the Tain branch of the Commercial Bank and progressed well, latterly being transferred to Perth Branch. Esteemed and liked by everyone, he was a keen footballer and helped his team to score many successes. As a soldier he showed qualities of the best type in daily life and his letters were full of unselfish courage. Deceased was the second son of Mr and Mrs Archibald Wilson, Bayview, Edderton, formerly of Badvoon, whose only daughter is on National Service, and whose elder son also served while able. To the family and to the fiancee, Miss Nancy Macleish, Perth, deep sympathy is extended from a wide circle of friends.

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