WWI Names on War Memorial
Attribution: Photo courtesy of Morris Colven
The pages and photographs which follow are reproduced by kind permission of Karen and Craig Oliver, Nigg, who have researched the background.
Names of those listed on the Nigg and Shandwick War Memorial
Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany’s)
Regt. No. 8864
Died 22 April 1916, aged 32
Sergeant Dugald Bannerman, aged 32, was killed in Mesopotamia on 22 April 1916. He was a native of Fearn and the eldest son of Mrs Bannerman of Pitcalnie. An old Seaforth Highlander, he was in Argentina when he answered the call in August 1914. He immediately came home and rejoined his old regiment, where he served in France and then went on to the Middle East. He was killed instantly early in the assault of the night of 22 April.
Reg. No. 199563
Died 24 March, 1918
Driver John Skinner, Royal Engineers, was killed in action on 24 March 1918. The son of Mr and Mrs John Skinner, Cullisse, Nigg, he mobilised with the 1/4th Seaforths in August 1914 and proceeded to France with his unit the following November,
in time to earn the1914 S tar. In 1916 he transferred to the Royal Engineers and, after three months’ training at home, he returned to France.
The following was reported at the time of his death: “Driver Skinner will be regretted by his many comrades and his loss will be keenly felt by the diminished band of young soldiers who, under the strain of a terrible war, were taught the trade of a soldier.”