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Ross Andrew, Pte, Invergordon

Private Andrew Ross

Date of Paper: 05.01.1917
Surname: Ross
First Name(s): Andrew
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: 57, Clyde Street, Invergordon

THE LATE PTE. ANDREW ROSS, SEAFORTHS

1697 Private Andrew Ross, Seaforths, who was killed in action on 15th November, was a son of Mr and Mrs Walter Ross, 57 Clyde Street, Invergordon. Lieut. Dering Addison, officer commanding the snipers section, in a letter to the bereaved parents, writes:

“On behalf of the section of snipers I beg to tend to you and yours our deepest and sincerest sympathy in the loss of your son Andy. He was struck by a piece of shell as we were going into action on the 15th inst. His is a very great loss to our section. A general favourite with us all, no man was keener on his work to the last detail, and no officer could wish for a finer lad. May God in His own good time soften the blow, but take courage in the fact that he gave his life for his King and country, and he won’t be forgotten by his old comrades in arms.”

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Lieutenant (Dr) Andrew Beaconsfield Ross

Date of Paper: 24.08.1917
Surname: Ross
First Name(s): Andrew Beaconsfield
Rank: Lieutenant (Doctor)
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Home Address: High Street, Invergordon

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Mr James Ross, High Street, Invergordon, and late of Pollo, Delny, has received official intimation of the death in action in Flanders on August 6th of his son, Lieut. A. B. Ross, R.A.M.C. Dr Andrew Beaconsfield Ross was educated at Edderton Public School and at Tain Royal Academy. He was a brilliant student at Edinburgh University, gaining the coveted Vans-Dunlop Scholarship, and later taking the degrees of M.A. and M.D. It was on a tour round the world that he wrote a striking medical thesis which gained him his M.D. Dr. Ross’s leanings were towards medical rather than the surgical side of practice, and he has written and contributed a number of papers and treatises on medical subjects. He was taking a course in pathology and bacteriology under Dr. Delapine, of Manchester.

He offered his services with the R.A.M.C. last year, and was granted a commission, and went out to France on August 7th, 1916.

The circumstances of his death have an element of tragedy. He had obtained leave of absence from the front, and on July 22ndhe left France. He reached his home in the North of Scotland on July 25th, and the very next day was recalled to the front by telegram. He departed at once, and had only just re-entered upon his duties in the advance at the east of Ypres when he was killed. He attained his 39th birthday only on the day before, viz., August 5th.

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Ross D A, Corp, Invergordon

Corporal D. A. Ross

Date of Paper: 15.12.1916
Surname: Ross
First Name(s): D. A.
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Alexandra House, Invergordon

ROSS-SHIRE SEAFORTH WOUNDED

Corporal D. A. Ross, Seaforths, who was wounded recently on the Western front, whose portrait appears to-day, is at present at Horton County of London War Hospital, Epsom, and is making progress towards recovery. The son of Mr George Ross, mason contractor, Alexandra House, Invergordon, and a brother of Mrs Forsyth, Cameron’s Court, Dingwall, Corpl. Ross went to France with his battalion in November, 1914, having joined up on mobilisation. He has therefore been through the strenuous trench warfare of the first winter, and has taken part in some great battles of war.

Before joining up Corpl. Ross was a jeweller with Mr Urquhart, Dingwall, having served his apprenticeship with Mr Ross, jeweller, Invergordon and Tain.

Another son of Mr George Ross’s, Pte. Wm. Ross, is serving in the East with the R.A.M.C.

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Scott Arthur, Pte, Invergordon

Private Arthur Scott

Date of Paper: 05.07.1918
Surname: Scott
First Name(s): Arthur
Rank: Private
Regiment: Camerons
Home Address: Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon

FOUR SOLDIER SONS OF ROSSKEEN

There are reproduced to-day photographs of the four soldier sons of Mr and Mrs Scott, Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon. All four are Highlanders; all four have joined Highland regiments. One of the sons has been missing for over seven months.

Pte. Arthur Scott, Camerons, the eldest son, went to France with the B.E.F., and saw much of the heavy fighting in the early days of the war. Twice wounded he returned again to the Front, and over seven months ago was posted missing, and no word of him has yet been received. Before the war he was a ploughman with Mr A. T. Gill, Rosskeen Farm.

Pte. Wm. Scott, Seaforths, the second son, went to France with the county regiment in November, 1914, and has up the ribbon of the Mons Star. He is one of the old hands of the battalion and his luck has stood solid all through, never once having figured in the casualty list. He too was a ploughman in 1914, and was in the service of Mr Cruickshank, Priesthill, Delny.

L./Cpl. Edgar Scott, Seaforths, has been on active service since the outbreak of hostilities, and he too wears the ribbon of the 1914 Star. He was cattleman at Rosskeen before joining up.

Pte. George Scott, Argyll and Sutherlands, the youngest son, joined up in 1917. He was cattleman at Rosskeen then.

See entries below for details of his three brothers

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Scott Edgar, L Corp, Invergordon

Lance Corporal Edgar Scott

Date of paper: 05.07.1918
Surname: Scott
First Name(s): Edgar
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon

FOUR SOLDIER SONS OF ROSSKEEN

There are reproduced to-day photographs of the four soldier sons of Mr and Mrs Scott, Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon. All four are Highlanders; all four have joined Highland regiments. One of the sons has been missing for over seven months.

Pte. Arthur Scott, Camerons, the eldest son, went to France with the B.E.F., and saw much of the heavy fighting in the early days of the war. Twice wounded he returned again to the Front, and over seven months ago was posted missing, and no word of him has yet been received. Before the war he was a ploughman with Mr A. T. Gill, Rosskeen Farm.

Pte. Wm. Scott, Seaforths, the second son, went to France with the county regiment in November, 1914, and has up the ribbon of the Mons Star. He is one of the old hands of the battalion and his luck has stood solid all through, never once having figured in the casualty list. He too was a ploughman in 1914, and was in the service of Mr Cruickshank, Priesthill, Delny.

L./Cpl. Edgar Scott, Seaforths, has been on active service since the outbreak of hostilities, and he too wears the ribbon of the 1914 Star. He was cattleman at Rosskeen before joining up.

Pte. George Scott, Argyll and Sutherlands, the youngest son, joined up in 1917. He was cattleman at Rosskeen then.

See entry above and entries below for details of his three brothers

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Scott George, Pte, Invergordon

Private George Scott

Date of paper: 05.07.1918
Surname: Scott
First Name(s): George
Rank: Private
Regiment: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Home Address: Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon

FOUR SOLDIER SONS OF ROSSKEEN

There are reproduced to-day photographs of the four soldier sons of Mr and Mrs Scott, Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon. All four are Highlanders; all four have joined Highland regiments. One of the sons has been missing for over seven months.

Pte. Arthur Scott, Camerons, the eldest son, went to France with the B.E.F., and saw much of the heavy fighting in the early days of the war. Twice wounded he returned again to the Front, and over seven months ago was posted missing, and no word of him has yet been received. Before the war he was a ploughman with Mr A. T. Gill, Rosskeen Farm.

Pte. Wm. Scott, Seaforths, the second son, went to France with the county regiment in November, 1914, and has up the ribbon of the Mons Star. He is one of the old hands of the battalion and his luck has stood solid all through, never once having figured in the casualty list. He too was a ploughman in 1914, and was in the service of Mr Cruickshank, Priesthill, Delny.

L./Cpl. Edgar Scott, Seaforths, has been on active service since the outbreak of hostilities, and he too wears the ribbon of the 1914 Star. He was cattleman at Rosskeen before joining up.

Pte. George Scott, Argyll and Sutherlands, the youngest son, joined up in 1917. He was cattleman at Rosskeen then.

See entries above and entry below for details of his three brothers

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Scott William, Pte, Invergordon

Private William Scott

Date of paper: 05.07.1918
Surname: Scott
First Name(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Camerons
Home Address: Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon

FOUR SOLDIER SONS OF ROSSKEEN

There are reproduced to-day photographs of the four soldier sons of Mr and Mrs Scott, Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon. All four are Highlanders; all four have joined Highland regiments. One of the sons has been missing for over seven months.

Pte. Arthur Scott, Camerons, the eldest son, went to France with the B.E.F., and saw much of the heavy fighting in the early days of the war. Twice wounded he returned again to the Front, and over seven months ago was posted missing, and no word of him has yet been received. Before the war he was a ploughman with Mr A. T. Gill, Rosskeen Farm.

Pte. Wm. Scott, Seaforths, the second son, went to France with the county regiment in November, 1914, and has up the ribbon of the Mons Star. He is one of the old hands of the battalion and his luck has stood solid all through, never once having figured in the casualty list. He too was a ploughman in 1914, and was in the service of Mr Cruickshank, Priesthill, Delny.

L./Cpl. Edgar Scott, Seaforths, has been on active service since the outbreak of hostilities, and he too wears the ribbon of the 1914 Star. He was cattleman at Rosskeen before joining up.

Pte. George Scott, Argyll and Sutherlands, the youngest son, joined up in 1917. He was cattleman at Rosskeen then.

See entries above for details of his three brothers

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Skene John, Able Seaman, Invergordon

Able Seaman John Skene

Date of paper: 17.12.1915
Surname: Skene
First Name(s): John
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Home Address: 113, High Street, Invergordon

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The above is a portrait of John Skene, A.B., R.N., HMS Orveita, son of Mr J. Skene, 113 High Street, Invergordon, and Highmills, Tain. He has seen service in the Persian Gulf and on the Somaliland Coast, for which he had the medals and clasps.

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Private Carlos Sutherland

Date of Paper: 17.05.1918
Surname: Sutherland
First Name(s): Carlos
Rank: Private(?)
Regiment: 1/4th Seaforths
Home Address: Inverbreakie, Invergordon

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Mrs Sutherland, Inverbreakie, Invergordon, has received intimation that her son, Pte. William Sutherland, Seaforths, has been wounded and is a prisoner of war in Germany. Pte. Sutherland (whose photo appears today) joined up in September 1914, having previously been employed as a gamekeeper at Invergordon Castle. He was home and sent to France for the third time.

Another son, Carlos, who was a member of the 1/4th Seaforths, went to France with that gallant battalion. He made the supreme sacrifice in September 19145. He was 19 years when he joined up. A third son, John, was also a 4th Seaforth, and served with the Colours for a considerable time, but was invalided home. He is now employed in one of the naval departments at Invergordon.

See entries below for details of his two brothers

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Private John Sutherland

Date of Paper: 17.05.1918
Surname: Sutherland
First Name(s): John
Rank: Private(?)
Regiment: 1/4th Seaforths
Home Address: Inverbreakie, Invergordon

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Mrs Sutherland, Inverbreakie, Invergordon, has received intimation that her son, Pte. William Sutherland, Seaforths, has been wounded and is a prisoner of war in Germany. Pte. Sutherland (whose photo appears today) joined up in September 1914, having previously been employed as a gamekeeper at Invergordon Castle. He was home and sent to France for the third time.

Another son, Carlos, who was a member of the 1/4th Seaforths, went to France with that gallant battalion. He made the supreme sacrifice in September 19145. He was 19 years when he joined up. A third son, John, was also a 4th Seaforth, and served with the Colours for a considerable time, but was invalided home. He is now employed in one of the naval departments at Invergordon.

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

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Sutherland William, Pte, Invergordon

Private William Sutherland

Date of Paper: 17.05.1918
Surname: Sutherland
First Name(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Inverbreakie, Invergordon

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Mrs Sutherland, Inverbreakie, Invergordon, has received intimation that her son, Pte. William Sutherland, Seaforths, has been wounded and is a prisoner of war in Germany. Pte. Sutherland (whose photo appears today) joined up in September 1914, having previously been employed as a gamekeeper at Invergordon Castle. He was home and sent to France for the third time.

Another son, Carlos, who was a member of the 1/4th Seaforths, went to France with that gallant battalion. He made the supreme sacrifice in September 19145. He was 19 years when he joined up. A third son, John, was also a 4th Seaforth, and served with the Colours for a considerable time, but was invalided home. He is now employed in one of the naval departments at Invergordon.

See entries above for details of his two brothers

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Sutherland Donald, Gunner, Invergordon

Gunner Donald Sutherland

Date of Paper: 10.05.1918
Surname: Sutherland
First Name(s): Donald
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: R.G.A.
Home Address: Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon

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Mr and Mrs Sutherland, Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon, have three sons serving with the Colours, photographs of whom appear today. Pte. J. Sutherland, Canadians, the eldest son, joined up at the beginning of the war, trained in Canada, and went out to France with the first contingent. During that time he has escaped unscathed, and was home on furlough twice. Sgt. Thomas Sutherland, M.M., 4th Seaforths, the second son, was in the Territorials, and went to France in November 1914. He has been continuously at the front. He has the Military Medal and Mons Star. Previous to joining up he was an assistant with Mr Gordon, grocer, Invergordon.

Gunner Donald Sutherland, R.G.A., enlisted and went to France shortly after the outbreak of war. He has come through safely. Previous to joining up he was a blacksmith.

See entries below for details of his two brothers

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Sutherland J, Pte, Invergordon

Private J. Sutherland

Date of Paper: 10.05.1918
Surname: Sutherland
First Name(s): J.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadians
Home Address: Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon

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Mr and Mrs Sutherland, Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon, have three sons serving with the Colours, photographs of whom appear today. Pte. J. Sutherland, Canadians, the eldest son, joined up at the beginning of the war, trained in Canada, and went out to France with the first contingent. During that time he has escaped unscathed, and was home on furlough twice. Sgt. Thomas Sutherland, M.M., 4th Seaforths, the second son, was in the Territorials, and went to France in November 1914. He has been continuously at the front. He has the Military Medal and Mons Star. Previous to joining up he was an assistant with Mr Gordon, grocer, Invergordon.

Gunner Donald Sutherland, R.G.A., enlisted and went to France shortly after the outbreak of war. He has come through safely. Previous to joining up he was a blacksmith.

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

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Sutherland Thomas, Sgt, Invergordon

Sergeant Thomas Sutherland

Date of Paper: 10.05.1918
Surname: Sutherland
First Name(s): Thomas
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: 4th Seaforths
Home Address: Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon

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Mr and Mrs Sutherland, Rosskeen Farm, Invergordon, have three sons serving with the Colours, photographs of whom appear today. Pte. J. Sutherland, Canadians, the eldest son, joined up at the beginning of the war, trained in Canada, and went out to France with the first contingent. During that time he has escaped unscathed, and was home on furlough twice. Sgt. Thomas Sutherland, M.M., 4th Seaforths, the second son, was in the Territorials, and went to France in November 1914. He has been continuously at the front. He has the Military Medal and Mons Star. Previous to joining up he was an assistant with Mr Gordon, grocer, Invergordon.

Gunner Donald Sutherland, R.G.A., enlisted and went to France shortly after the outbreak of war. He has come through safely. Previous to joining up he was a blacksmith.

See entries above for details of his two brothers

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Urquhart James, Pte, Invergordon

Private James Urquhart

Date of Paper: 01.06.1917
Surname: Urquhart
First Name(s): James
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Inverbreakie, Invergordon

A WOUNDED INVERBREAKIE SEAFORTH

There is reproduced today a photo of Pte. James Urquhart, Seaforths, who was severely wounded in the fighting on the Somme on 10th December 1916. He is still suffering from his wounds but is convalescent, and in a Stafford home. Before the war Pte. Urquhart was a farm servant at St Martins, Conon Bridge.

His mother and brother reside at Inverbreakie by Invergordon.

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