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Private Alexander Murray

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Murray
Forename(s): Alexander
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Tomich Farm, Invergordon

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Handwritten notes: “Missing. Prisoners of War 4th October, 1940. Employment – Labourers. William – husband of Mrs Murray, Shore Road, Invergordon. Prisoner of War 9th Aug., 1940. Murdo liberated 18/5/45. Alex. liberated 25/5/45. William was well known Ross County centre forward and Murdo, Ross County [obliterated].”

See entries below for details of his two brothers

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Private Murdo Murray

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Murray
Forename(s): Murdo
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Tomich Farm, Invergordon

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Handwritten notes: “Missing. Prisoners of War 4th October, 1940. Employment – Labourers. William – husband of Mrs Murray, Shore Road, Invergordon. Prisoner of War 9th Aug., 1940. Murdo liberated 18/5/45. Alex. liberated 25/5/45. William was well known Ross County centre forward and Murdo, Ross County [obliterated].”

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

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Corporal William Murray

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Murray
Forename(s): William
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Tomich Farm, Invergordon

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Handwritten notes: “Missing. Prisoners of War 4th October, 1940. Employment – Labourers. William – husband of Mrs Murray, Shore Road, Invergordon. Prisoner of War 9th Aug., 1940. Murdo liberated 18/5/45. Alex. liberated 25/5/45. William was well known Ross County centre forward and Murdo, Ross County [obliterated].”

See entries above for details of his two brothers

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Lieutenant Archibald Nicolson

Date of Paper: 15.01.1943
Surname: Nicolson
Forename(s): Archibald
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Woodside, Saltburn, Invergordon

SALTBURN OFFICER REPORTED PRISONER

Mrs May Nicolson, Woodside, Saltburn, has been officially informed that her husband, Lieut. Archibald Nicolson, Johore, is a prisoner of war in Malaya.

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Stoker Francis Robert M. Nuttall

Date of Paper: 20.10.1939
Surname: Nuttall
Forename(s): Francis Robert M.
Rank: Stoker
Regiment: Royal Navy
Home Address: Town Houses, Ferry Road, Invergordon

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Stoker Francis Robert M. Nuttall, aged 26, whose mother resides at the Town Houses, Ferry Road, Invergordon, is one of those unaccounted for in the loss of the Royal Oak. Our correspondent writes: “This sad news was received by his mother on Sunday. Of a kind disposition, Frank was employed for several years with Mr S. M. Hendry, chemist, Invergordon. Later he served in the Mercantile Marine, from which he joined the Royal Navy. The sympathy of the community is extended to his sorrowing mother, sister and brothers in their sore bereavement.”

Another local lad, Seaman George Stevens, son of Mr and Mrs Stevens, Inverbreakie Farm, Invergordon, is among those saved.

The loss of the Royal Oak came as a great shock to people in Invergordon, which has suffered loss along with neighbouring villages. The Royal Oak Band led the Invergordon Fancy Dress Parade in aid of the Royal Northern Infirmary, Inverness, recently, while a party of artistes from the same vessel took part in a concert for the same cause.

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Sergeant James Nuttall

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Nuttall
Forename(s): James
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Shore Road, Invergordon

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Handwritten notes: “Son of Mrs Cummings, Shore Road, Invergordon. Missing. Employment – Grocer. Prisoner of War 9th August, 1940. Liberated 18th May, 1945.”

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Private W. J. Pirie

Date of Paper: 12.07.1940
Surname: Pirie
Forename(s): W. J.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: The Lodge, Newmore, Invergordon

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Pte. W. J. Pirie, The Seaforths, missing, is a grandson of Mrs Pirie, The Lodge, Newmore, Invergordon. Prior to enlistment he was under gardener with Sir Wm. Martineau of Kincraig. He is 20 years of age.

Handwritten notes: “Prisoner of War 9th August, 1940. Liberated by Russians in Poland and sent to Odessa 23/3/45.”

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Private Jack Rhind

Date of Paper: 26.07.1940
Surname: Rhind
Forename(s): Jack
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Fairlea, Saltburn, Invergordon

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Pte. Jack Rhind, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs R. Rhind, Fairlea, Saltburn.

Handwritten notes: “Prisoner of War 23rd August, 1940. Liberated 25th May, 1945.”

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Corporal Arthur Scott Riach

Date of Paper: 12.07.1940
Surname: Riach
Forename(s): Arthur Scott
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Station House, Kyle

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Corpl. Arthur Scott Riach, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr James Riach, stationmaster, Kyle, and grandson of the late Mr James Riach, stationmaster, Dingwall. Before joining up Corpl. Riach was a clerk at Invergordon Railway Station. Married, his wife resides at present with her parents, Mr and Mrs Williamson, KinnairdieNursery, Dingwall.

Handwritten note: “On 30th November, 1940, Cpl. Riach was reported killed on 4th June, 1940.”

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Private Kenneth Riddle

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Riddle
Forename(s): Kenneth
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Portleich, Delny, Invergordon

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Handwritten notes: “Son of the late John Riddle and of Mrs Riddle, Portleich, Delny, Invergordon. Missing. Employment – Labourer. Liberated 18th May, 1945.”

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Private Colin Ross

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Colin
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Primrose Cottage, Saltburn, Invergordon

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Handwritten notes: “Son of Mr and Mrs John Ross, Primrose Cottage, Saltburn, Invergordon. Missing. Employment – Labourer. Prisoner of War 11th October, 1940. Liberated 25th May, 1945.”

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Sergeant J. Reid Ross

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940 (incorrect date?)
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): J. Reid
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Joss Street, Invergordon

INVERGORDON SEAFORTH ESCAPES

Official news has been received by Mr and Mrs J. R. Ross, Joss Street, Invergordon, that their son, Sergt. J. Reid Ross, The Seaforths, has now arrived at Gibraltar. Sergt. Ross was taken prisoner after St Valery in June 1940, but made his escape. His many friends are glad to know that he is safe, and hope to see him at home on leave soon. Prior to joining The Seaforths, he assisted his father in his hairdresser’s business in King Street, Invergordon. A keen athlete, he was physical instructor to Invergordon Boys’ Club.

Handwritten notes: “Missing. Reported Prisoner of War 8th Nov., 1940. Escapes 12th Sept., 1941. Arrived home October 1941.”

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Private John Ross

Date of Paper: 15.05.1942
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: New Zealand Forces
Home Address: The Mains, Invergordon

KILLED IN CRETE

Mr and Mrs John Ross, late of Tomich and The Mains, Invergordon, have received information that their son, Pte. John Ross, New Zealand Forces, has been killed in action in Crete.

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Private John Ross

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Brae Cottage, Achnagarron, Invergordon

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Pte. John Ross and Pte. William Ross, The Seaforths, reported missing, are sons of Mr and Mrs G. Ross, Brae Cottage, Achnagarron, Invergordon.

Date of Paper: 20.09.1940

Handwritten note (ref. William): “Prisoner of War.”

See entry below for details of his brother William Ross

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Private William Ross

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Brae Cottage, Achnagarron, Invergordon

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Pte. John Ross and Pte. William Ross, The Seaforths, reported missing, are sons of Mr and Mrs G. Ross, Brae Cottage, Achnagarron, Invergordon.

Date of Paper: 20.09.1940

Handwritten note (ref. William): “Prisoner of War.”

See entry above for details of his brother John Ross

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Sergeant Kenneth Ross

Date of Paper: 14.06.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Kenneth
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Saltburn, Invergordon

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Sergt. Kenneth Ross, Seaforth Highlanders, has died of wounds in a hospital in England, on his 33rd birthday. His wife, who lives at Saltburn, Invergordon, and his brother, were summoned to the hospital, but Sergt. Ross had expired before they arrived. Deceased was employed for several years as a blacksmith with Mr Mackenzie, Achnagarron, and later was with Mr A. W. Taylor, The Garage, Invergordon. He served 12 years in the Territorials. A keen sportsman, he was an active member of the Saltburn Rowing Club and was a regular competitor at the Invergordon Regatta. He was popular with everyone and his demise is deeply regretted.

Sgt. Kenneth Ross, Seaforths, husband of Mrs Ross (nee Annie Moir, youngest daughter of Mr A. Moir, carpenter contractor, Invergordon), and who died of wounds in a hospital in England on his 33rd birthday, was buried with full military honours. The coffin was covered with the Union Jack. The funeral to Kilmuir Easter was largely attended, and was met at Kilmuir War Memorial by a large number of people. Sgt. Ross, who served over twelve years in the Territorials, was of a happy disposition and was well known and respected by old and young. He was employed for several years as a blacksmith with John Mackenzie, Achnagarron, and later with Taylor’s Ford Depot at Invergordon. He was a member of Averon Lodge of Freemasons.

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Corporal Ronald Ross

Date of Paper 05.07.1940
Surname Ross
Forename(s) Ronald
Rank Corporal
Regiment Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address Outram Street, Invergordon

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Handwritten notes: “Missing. Employment – Labourer. Prisoner of War 27th Sept., 1940. Liberated 4th May, 1945.”

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Corporal William Ross

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): William
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Blackmuir, Invergordon

No Headline

Handwritten notes: “Son and Mr and Mrs G. Ross. Missing. Employment – Farm Servant.”

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Private Andrew Shivas

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Shivas
Forename(s): Andrew
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Murray Road, Invergordon

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Handwritten notes: “Sons of Mr and Mrs J. Shivas. Missing. Employment: Andrew – Chauffeur; John – Chauffeur. Liberated 18th May, 1945.”

See entry below for details of his brother John Shivas

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Private John Shivas

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Shivas
Forename(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Murray Road, Invergordon

No Headline

Handwritten notes: “Sons of Mr and Mrs J. Shivas. Missing. Employment: Andrew – Chauffeur; John – Chauffeur. Liberated 18th May, 1945.”

See entry above for details of his brother Andrew Shivas

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