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Trooper A. D. Macdonald

Date of Paper: 12.07.1918
Surname: Macdonald
First Name(s): A. D.
Rank: Trooper
Regiment: Australian Light Horse
Home Address: Hill Terrace, Evanton

EVANTON SCOUT WOUNDED

L./Cpl. James Macdonald, Lovat Scouts, Evanton, is at present lying in the Military Hospital Hamilton, suffering from Malaria, from which he was invalided home from Salonica in March last. Lance Corporal Macdonald was called to the colours on 5th August, 1914. He served in the Dardanellas campaign till the evacuation, then in Egypt, and later in Salonica. His only brother, Trooper A D Macdonald, is serving with the Australian Light Horse. He was in the service of the Governor General of Australia before joining up. Both are sons of Mrs Macdonald, Hill Terrace, Evanton, Ross shire. A photograph of Lance Corporal James Macdonald appears to day.

See entry below for details of his brother James Macdonald

Photo: #6125

Macdonald James, L Corp, Evanton

Lance Corporal James Macdonald

Date of Paper: 12.07.1918
Surname: Macdonald
First Name(s): James
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Lovat Scouts
Home Address: Hill Terrace, Evanton

EVANTON SCOUT WOUNDED

L./Cpl. James Macdonald, Lovat Scouts, Evanton, is at present lying in the Military Hospital Hamilton, suffering from Malaria, from which he was invalided home from Salonica in March last. Lance Corporal Macdonald was called to the colours on 5th August, 1914. He served in the Dardanellas campaign till the evacuation, then in Egypt, and later in Salonica. His only brother, Trooper A D Macdonald, is serving with the Australian Light Horse. He was in the service of the Governor General of Australia before joining up. Both are sons of Mrs Macdonald, Hill Terrace, Evanton, Ross shire. A photograph of Lance Corporal James Macdonald appears to day.

See entry above for details of his brother A. D. Macdonald

Photo: #6129

Macdonald Alexander, Pte, Evanton

Private Alexander Macdonald

Date of Paper: 17.11.1916
Surname: Macdonald
First Name(s): Alexander
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Evanton

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Information has been received by his friends that 5030 Private Alex. Macdonald, Seaforths, who went out to France some time ago, and who has been with the regiment through the recent fighting, has been admitted to Bellahouston Hospital, Glasgow, suffering from shell shock and shrapnel wound in the ankle. He is progressing favourably.

Private A. Macdonald is the youngest son of Mr Alex Macdonald, dealer, Evanton, who is also serving his King and Country, being in the National Reserve.

Photo: #6130

Macdonald Alexander, Pte, Evanton

Private Alexander Macdonald

Date of Paper: 16.11.1917
Surname: Macdonald
First Name(s): Alexander
Rank: Private
Regiment: King’s Royal Rifles
Home Address: Novar, Evanton

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There is reproduced today photographs of two soldiers sons of Mr Roderick Macdonald, plasterer, Novar, Evanton.
Private Roderick Macdonald, Australians, is Mr Macdonald’s second son. He came over with the second contingent, and, after some time in Egypt, proceeded to France. Unfortunately, he contracted heart trouble on active service, and is now under treatment in a hospital in Hampstead, where he is progressing satisfactorily, and has the benefit of an occasional visit from his brother and sisters.
Private Alexander Macdonald, the youngest son of Mr Macdonald, is training with the King’s Royal Rifles near London. Before joining up he was employed in Evanton Post Office, and was widely known and much esteemed.

See entry below for details of his brother Roderick Macdonald

Photo: #6149

Macdonald Roderick, Pte, Evanton

Private Roderick Macdonald

Date of Paper: 16.11.1917
Surname: Macdonald
First Name(s): Roderick
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australians
Home Address: Australia, ex Novar, Evanton

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There is reproduced today photographs of two soldiers sons of Mr Roderick Macdonald, plasterer, Novar, Evanton.
Private Roderick Macdonald, Australians, is Mr Macdonald’s second son. He came over with the second contingent, and, after some time in Egypt, proceeded to France. Unfortunately, he contracted heart trouble on active service, and is now under treatment in a hospital in Hampstead, where he is progressing satisfactorily, and has the benefit of an occasional visit from his brother and sisters.
Private Alexander Macdonald, the youngest son of Mr Macdonald, is training with the King’s Royal Rifles near London. Before joining up he was employed in Evanton Post Office, and was widely known and much esteemed.

See entry above for details of his brother Alexander Macdonald

Photo: #6133

Macgillivray Donald, Pte, Evanton

Private Donald Macgillivray

Date of Paper: 02.05.1919
Surname: Macgillivray
First Name(s): Donald
Rank: Private
Regiment: Lovat Scouts
Home Address: Kinveachy Porter Lodge, Aviemore (formerly Cracroft, Station Road, Evanton

LOVAT SCOUT SHARPSHOOTER

Private Donald Macgillivray, Lovat Scouts Sharp Shooters, whose photograph is reproduced above, is a son of Mr Angus Macgillivray, Cracroft, Station Road, Evanton. Pte. Macgillivray, who is 39 years of age and resides with his wife and two children at Kinveachy Porter Lodge, Aviemore, is a gamekeeper in the employment of Sir Spencer M. Wilson, Bart., Kinveachy Forest, Aviemore. Enlisting in October 1918, he was over 18 months in France, serving through the German offensive in March 1918, and in the subsequent British offensive which ended in the Artmistice being signed last November. He was principally engaged in observation work for both the infantry and artillery. He is now demobilised and has returned to his duties.

A brother, Pte. Angus Macgillivray, 1/4th Seaforths, laid down his life for his country on 8th November, 1915.

See entry below for details of his brother Angus Macgillivray

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Private Angus Macgillivray

Date of Paper: 02.05.1919
Surname: Macgillivray
First Name(s): Angus
Rank: Private
Regiment: 1/4th Seaforths
Home Address: Cracroft, Station Road, Evanton

LOVAT SCOUT SHARPSHOOTER

Private Donald Macgillivray, Lovat Scouts Sharp Shooters, whose photograph is reproduced above, is a son of Mr Angus Macgillivray, Cracroft, Station Road, Evanton. Pte. Macgillivray, who is 39 years of age and resides with his wife and two children at Kinveachy Porter Lodge, Aviemore, is a gamekeeper in the employment of Sir Spencer M. Wilson, Bart., Kinveachy Forest, Aviemore. Enlisting in October 1918, he was over 18 months in France, serving through the German offensive in March 1918, and in the subsequent British offensive which ended in the Artmistice being signed last November. He was principally engaged in observation work for both the infantry and artillery. He is now demobilised and has returned to his duties.

A brother, Pte. Angus Macgillivray, 1/4th Seaforths, laid down his life for his country on 8th November, 1915.

See entry above for details of his brother Donald Macgillivray

Photo: #6117

Macgregor Donald E F, 2 Lieut, Evanton

Second Lieutenant Donald Edward Francis Macgregor

Date of Paper: 15.06.1917
Surname: Macgregor
First Name(s): Donald Edward Francis
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Evanton

2/LT. MACGREGOR, M.C., SEAFORTHS

A photograph of 2/Lieut. E. D. Macgregor, Seaforths, who has been awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry in the recent fighting at Arras, appears today. Lt. Macgregor’s home is at Evanton, Ross-shire. He was wounded in the head on the occasion on which he displayed great gallantry, but has made a capital recovery, and, after a few days spent at his home, he returned last week to duty, reporting at the Reserve centre somewhere in England. Lt. Macgregor is well known in Evanton and Dingwall. He was in the County Clerk’s Office in Dingwall before the war, and received a commission in the county regiment in 1915, serving for a time with the 2/4ths, and ultimately crossing to France, where he has seen a good deal of fighting since the British began to assert a superiority which could not be professed earlier in the war. He is a smart, keen young officer, who holds the confidence of his men and enjoys popularity among his brother officers.
[Handwritten notes: “Wounded 21.11.17. 7.12.17 died at Fulham Road Hospital, London. Donald Edward Francis Macgregor, M.C., Captain 1/4th Seaforths. Wife Ruth Beynon. Youngest son of Mr and Mrs Macgregor, Station Terrace, Dornoch, and late of Evanton.”]

Photo: #6127

Mackay Isabella, Munitioneer, Evanton

Munitioneer Isabella Mackay

Date of Paper: 03.08.1917
Surname: Mackay
First Name(s): Isabella
Rank: Munitioneer
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Lagvoulin Cottage, Novar

ANOTHER ROSS-SHIRE MUNITION GIRL

A photograph of Miss Isabella Mackay, Lagvoulin Cottage, Novar, a Ross-shire munitioneer, is reproduced to-day. Miss Mackay, despite her youth, is already a veteran in the works in which she is engaged. Smart, active, energetic and purposeful, she has impressed her superiors, and recently had the honour of being promoted to be a checker or inspector of work. Somewhere in the Kilwinning district, the nature of the work cannot be meantime specified nor are these girls “doing their bit” the least disposed to “blab”. Miss Mackay is the only Ross-shire girl in the works but she has no time to feel lonely. A recent rush to the home country proved a splendid tonic. The family has a good record.

Pte. James Mackay, Canadians, a brother, paid the supreme price on the Somme in September, 1916. A half-brother, Sergt. R. Mackinlay, Seaforths, is serving at the front.

See entry below for details of her brother James Mackay

Photo: #6141

Mackay James, Pte, Canada Ex Evanton

Private James Mackay

Date of Paper: 29.09.1916
Surname: Mackay
First Name(s): James
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadians
Home Address: Lagvoulin Cottage, Novar

ROSS-SHIRE CANADIAN D.C.M. KILLED

The above is a portrait of 1276 Private James Mackay, D.C.M., Canadians, who, as was reported in our last issue, was killed in action on 9th September. The deceased was a son of Mr and Mrs Mackay, Lagvoulin Cottage, Novar and was 25 years of age. He was a soldier of whom Ross-shire may justly be proud. At Ypres he won the D.C.M. for bravery. The official account states that “He fought eight hours after being wounded, and walked six miles to the dressing station under heavy shell fire”.

Previous to the war he was in the Cumberland Hotel, Port Arthur, Canada, and enlisted in the Winnipeg Rifles, in September, 1914. He came to England with the 1st Canadian Contingent and was drafted to the front in February, 1915. Much sympathy is extended to Mr and Mrs Mackay in their loss.

An elder brother of the deceased is serving with the Canadians.

See entry above for details of his sister Isabella Mackay

Photo: #6138

Mackenzie Henry, Pte, Evanton

Private Henry Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 26.07.1918
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): Henry
Rank: Private
Regiment: 7th Seaforths
Home Address: Novar, Evanton

NOVAR SEAFORTH DIES IN GERMANY

There is reproduced today a photo of Pte. Henry Mackenzie, 7th Seaforths, who has died a prisoner of war in Germany. The son of Mr Hector Mackenzie, nurseryman, Novar, Pte. Mackenzie had seen much fighting. Joining up when only 16 years of age, in the early days of the war, after training at Aldershot, he went out to France. He took part in the battle of Loos in 1915, where he was wounded. Recovering, he rejoined his battalion. He shared in the first Somme battles, and was again wounded and sent to Blighty. On recovering, and being under military age, he was posted to the reserve unit at Cromarty for a year. On attaining the age of 19 years this war-hardened soldier went back to France for a third time. He was captured on 22nd August, 1917 – a day still recalled in many homes – and now the news has come through that he has “gone west”. He is the second Seaforth belonging to the county captured on 22nd August 1917, who has died in German hands.

Pte. Milton, Dingwall, came to the same end. Before joining up Pte. Mackenzie, who would have been 20 on 8th July last, was a gardener with the late Major Stirling at Fairburn.

A brother, Sgt. T. Mackenzie, Royal Fusiliers (whose photograph is also reproduced), has been through much fighting on the Western Front, and has shared in the recent heavy fighting.

See entry below for details of his brother T. Mackenzie

Photo: #6153

Mackenzie T, Sgt, Evanton

Sergeant T. Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 26.07.1918
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): T.
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers
Home Address: Novar, Evanton

NOVAR SEAFORTH DIES IN GERMANY

There is reproduced today a photo of Pte. Henry Mackenzie, 7th Seaforths, who has died a prisoner of war in Germany. The son of Mr Hector Mackenzie, nurseryman, Novar, Pte. Mackenzie had seen much fighting. Joining up when only 16 years of age, in the early days of the war, after training at Aldershot, he went out to France. He took part in the battle of Loos in 1915, where he was wounded. Recovering, he rejoined his battalion. He shared in the first Somme battles, and was again wounded and sent to Blighty. On recovering, and being under military age, he was posted to the reserve unit at Cromarty for a year. On attaining the age of 19 years this war-hardened soldier went back to France for a third time. He was captured on 22nd August, 1917 – a day still recalled in many homes – and now the news has come through that he has “gone west”. He is the second Seaforth belonging to the county captured on 22nd August 1917, who has died in German hands.

Pte. Milton, Dingwall, came to the same end. Before joining up Pte. Mackenzie, who would have been 20 on 8th July last, was a gardener with the late Major Stirling at Fairburn.

A brother, Sgt. T. Mackenzie, Royal Fusiliers (whose photograph is also reproduced), has been through much fighting on the Western Front, and has shared in the recent heavy fighting.

See entry above for details of his brother Henry Mackenzie

Photo: #6146 (photo taken in 1915)

Maclean Kenneth, Pte, Canada Ex Evanton

Photo: #6147 (photo taken in 1949)

Maclean Kenneth, Pte, Canada Ex Evanton

Private Kenneth Maclean

Surname: Maclean
First Name(s); Kenneth
Rank: Private 118086
Regiment: Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force
Home Address: 2 Balconie Street, Evanton

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Kenneth Maclean was born in Evanton on 8 March 1887 and lived there until he emigrated to Canada where he worked as a rancher. He enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, at Pincher Creek, Alberta, on 17 March 1915. Following training he served in France until he was hospitalised on 5 June 1916 owing to a gunshot wound to his left hip, sustained at the Battle of Ypres. After treatment he was attached to the Canadian Corps HQ until he returned to duty on 17 November 1917. In July 1918 he was assigned to a special course for Regimental Police at the Canadian Corps Infantry School and rejoined his regiment in August of that year. In February of 1919 he was attached to the Canadian Corps in Bramshott where he served until his final discharge from the unit in June 1919.

Photo: #6144

Macleod John H R, Pte, Evanton

Private John H R Macleod

Date of Paper: 17.08.1917
Surname: Macleod
First Name(s): John H. R.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australians
Home Address: Evanton

THE LATE PTE. J. H. R. MACLEOD, EVANTON

There is reproduced today a photograph of Pte. John H R Macleod, Australians, whose death, killed in action, was recorded last week. Pte. Macleod was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Macleod, Evanton, and a brother of the late Mr Andrew Macleod, clerk with Mr A Ross, solicitor, Dingwall. The family have now removed to Glasgow. Pte. Macleod spent several years in Dingwall. He was first in the employment of Mr G F Sinclair, and, subsequently, turning to his father’s trade, became a plasterer with Messrs Mackay & Son, working afterwards in Evanton, until, seven years ago, he went to Australia, whither he emigrated on account of his health. On reaching Australia he started work on the Goodwood Plantation, Bundaberg, North Queensland, and from the lowest position worked his way to the top, being head overseer and ganger when he left to “join up”. Among the men on the plantation he was very popular. He had a pawky, kindly, persuasive way with him, and deft with his own hands, and of boundless energy and initiative he had attributes which made for success.

Last New Year Pte. Macleod was able to [remainder obliterated]