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Ross Alick, Pte, Nigg

Private Alick Ross

Date of Paper: 16.05.1919
Surname: Ross
First Name(s): Alick
Rank: Private
Regiment: 7th Seaforths
Home Address: Cullisse Farm, Nigg.

THE LATE PTE. A. ROSS, NIGG

Private Alick. Ross, 7th Seaforths, killed in action at the battle of Arras on 10th April, 1917, was a son of Mr and Mrs D. Ross, Cullisse Farm, Nigg. Although a baker to trade, deceased was employed at Meikle Rhynie when he enlisted on 28th March, 1915. He received his training at Norwich and Norfolk, and proceeded to France in due course, only to fall as stated in the great cause.

His brother, Pte. David Ross, 3rd Seaforths, enlisted last July, but the arrival of the armistice prevented his going abroad, and he was demobilised from Cromarty, where he was training

See entry below for details of his brother David Ross

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Ross David, Pte, Nigg

Private David Ross

Date of Paper: 16.05.1919
Surname: Ross
First Name(s): David
Rank: Private
Regiment: 3rd Seaforths
Home Address: Cullisse Farm, Nigg.

THE LATE PTE. A. ROSS, NIGG

Private Alick. Ross, 7th Seaforths, killed in action at the battle of Arras on 10th April, 1917, was a son of Mr and Mrs D. Ross, Cullisse Farm, Nigg. Although a baker to trade, deceased was employed at Meikle Rhynie when he enlisted on 28th March, 1915. He received his training at Norwich and Norfolk, and proceeded to France in due course, only to fall as stated in the great cause.

His brother, Pte. David Ross, 3rd Seaforths, enlisted last July, but the arrival of the armistice prevented his going abroad, and he was demobilised from Cromarty, where he was training

See entry above for details of his brother Alick Ross

Photo: #6434

Ross William, Corp, Nigg

Corporal William Ross

Date of Paper 31.08.1916
Surname Ross
First Name(s) William
Rank Corporal
Regiment R. G. A.
Home Address Arabella Cottages, Nigg Station.

FOUR SOLDIER SONS OF A ROSS-SHIRE GAMEKEEPER

Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross, Arabella Cottages, Nigg Station (and Ardross), have given four sons to the Army. Mr Ross is a gamekeeper.
Corpl. Wm. Ross, R.G.A., joined up when war was declared, and is employed somewhere on the essential defences of the coast.
Private Robert Ross, A Company, 4th Seaforths, was mobilised at the beginning of the war, and had been fifteen months on active service when he was disabled and discharged.
Private H. Ross, of the same unit, has just been wounded in the big push. He had been home on leave for eight weeks and returned to duty. He is now in Queen Mary’s Hospital, Whally, Lancs. His wounds are severe and he is getting on slowly, but there are good hopes of his improvement. Well liked by officers and men of his company, his comrades will be glad to hear of his progress.
The fourth son of Mr and Mrs Ross has just been called up.

Date of Paper 31.01.1919

GALLANT SEAFORTH DEAD

It is with regret we have to announce the death of 1862 Private Hugh Ross, late of the 4th Seaforths, and son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross, Arabella Cottages, Nigg Station, and late of Ardross. One of the four soldier brothers, the deceased joined up in August, 1914, and went to France in November the same year. He served with the Battalion through all the hardships and privations until the battle of the Somme in 1917 when he was severely wounded. After being in hospital he was discharged from the Army. He never, however, regained his wonted health, and ultimately his “severe” wounds proving fatal, he passing away at his home on 6th January. Of a bright and happy disposition he was a good comrade and while in the Army an exemplary soldier. His demise will be regretted by many old Seaforths whose sympathy goes out to the sorrowing parents.
A photograph of Pte. Ross appears above.

See entries below for details of his three brothers

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Ross Hugh, Pte, Nigg

Private Hugh Ross

Date of Paper 31.08.1916
Surname Ross
First Name(s) Hugh
Rank Private
Regiment 4th Seaforths
Home Address Arabella Cottages, Nigg Station.

FOUR SOLDIER SONS OF A ROSS-SHIRE GAMEKEEPER

Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross, Arabella Cottages, Nigg Station (and Ardross), have given four sons to the Army. Mr Ross is a gamekeeper.
Corpl. Wm. Ross, R.G.A., joined up when war was declared, and is employed somewhere on the essential defences of the coast.
Private Robert Ross, A Company, 4th Seaforths, was mobilised at the beginning of the war, and had been fifteen months on active service when he was disabled and discharged.
Private H. Ross, of the same unit, has just been wounded in the big push. He had been home on leave for eight weeks and returned to duty. He is now in Queen Mary’s Hospital, Whally, Lancs. His wounds are severe and he is getting on slowly, but there are good hopes of his improvement. Well liked by officers and men of his company, his comrades will be glad to hear of his progress.
The fourth son of Mr and Mrs Ross has just been called up.

Date of Paper 31.01.1919

GALLANT SEAFORTH DEAD

It is with regret we have to announce the death of 1862 Private Hugh Ross, late of the 4th Seaforths, and son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross, Arabella Cottages, Nigg Station, and late of Ardross. One of the four soldier brothers, the deceased joined up in August, 1914, and went to France in November the same year. He served with the Battalion through all the hardships and privations until the battle of the Somme in 1917 when he was severely wounded. After being in hospital he was discharged from the Army. He never, however, regained his wonted health, and ultimately his “severe” wounds proving fatal, he passing away at his home on 6th January. Of a bright and happy disposition he was a good comrade and while in the Army an exemplary soldier. His demise will be regretted by many old Seaforths whose sympathy goes out to the sorrowing parents.
A photograph of Pte. Ross appears above.

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

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Ross Robert, Pte, Nigg

Private Robert Ross

Date of Paper 31.08.1916 and 31.01.1919
Surname Ross
First Name(s) Robert
Rank Private
Regiment 4th Seaforths
Home Address Arabella Cottages, Nigg Station.

FOUR SOLDIER SONS OF A ROSS-SHIRE GAMEKEEPER

Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross, Arabella Cottages, Nigg Station (and Ardross), have given four sons to the Army. Mr Ross is a gamekeeper.
Corpl. Wm. Ross, R.G.A., joined up when war was declared, and is employed somewhere on the essential defences of the coast.
Private Robert Ross, A Company, 4th Seaforths, was mobilised at the beginning of the war, and had been fifteen months on active service when he was disabled and discharged.
Private H. Ross, of the same unit, has just been wounded in the big push. He had been home on leave for eight weeks and returned to duty. He is now in Queen Mary’s Hospital, Whally, Lancs. His wounds are severe and he is getting on slowly, but there are good hopes of his improvement. Well liked by officers and men of his company, his comrades will be glad to hear of his progress.
The fourth son of Mr and Mrs Ross has just been called up.

Date of Paper 31.01.1919

GALLANT SEAFORTH DEAD

It is with regret we have to announce the death of 1862 Private Hugh Ross, late of the 4th Seaforths, and son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross, Arabella Cottages, Nigg Station, and late of Ardross. One of the four soldier brothers, the deceased joined up in August, 1914, and went to France in November the same year. He served with the Battalion through all the hardships and privations until the battle of the Somme in 1917 when he was severely wounded. After being in hospital he was discharged from the Army. He never, however, regained his wonted health, and ultimately his “severe” wounds proving fatal, he passing away at his home on 6th January. Of a bright and happy disposition he was a good comrade and while in the Army an exemplary soldier. His demise will be regretted by many old Seaforths whose sympathy goes out to the sorrowing parents.
A photograph of Pte. Ross appears above.

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

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ROSS W,

Private W. Ross

Date of Paper 31.08.1916 and 31.01.1919
Surname Ross
First Name(s) W.
Rank Private
Regiment not recorded
Home Address Arabella Cottages, Nigg Station.

FOUR SOLDIER SONS OF A ROSS-SHIRE GAMEKEEPER

Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross, Arabella Cottages, Nigg Station (and Ardross), have given four sons to the Army. Mr Ross is a gamekeeper.
Corpl. Wm. Ross, R.G.A., joined up when war was declared, and is employed somewhere on the essential defences of the coast.
Private Robert Ross, A Company, 4th Seaforths, was mobilised at the beginning of the war, and had been fifteen months on active service when he was disabled and discharged.
Private H. Ross, of the same unit, has just been wounded in the big push. He had been home on leave for eight weeks and returned to duty. He is now in Queen Mary’s Hospital, Whally, Lancs. His wounds are severe and he is getting on slowly, but there are good hopes of his improvement. Well liked by officers and men of his company, his comrades will be glad to hear of his progress.
The fourth son of Mr and Mrs Ross has just been called up.

Date of Paper 31.01.1919

GALLANT SEAFORTH DEAD

It is with regret we have to announce the death of 1862 Private Hugh Ross, late of the 4th Seaforths, and son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross, Arabella Cottages, Nigg Station, and late of Ardross. One of the four soldier brothers, the deceased joined up in August, 1914, and went to France in November the same year. He served with the Battalion through all the hardships and privations until the battle of the Somme in 1917 when he was severely wounded. After being in hospital he was discharged from the Army. He never, however, regained his wonted health, and ultimately his “severe” wounds proving fatal, he passing away at his home on 6th January. Of a bright and happy disposition he was a good comrade and while in the Army an exemplary soldier. His demise will be regretted by many old Seaforths whose sympathy goes out to the sorrowing parents.
A photograph of Pte. Ross appears above.

See entries above for details of his three brothers

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Skinner John, Driver, Nigg

Driver John Skinner

Date of paper: 17.05.1918
Surname: Skinner
First Name(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Home Address: Cullisse Farm, Nigg

No Headline

A photograph appears to-day of 199563 Driver John Skinner, Royal Engineers, who, as reported last week, was killed in action on 24th March, 1918. The son of Mr and Mrs John Skinner, Cullisse, Nigg, deceased mobilised with the 1/4th Seaforths in August, 1914, and proceeded to France with his unit in November following, in time to earn the 1914 Star. Time expired, in1916 he transferred to the Royal Engineers, and after three months training at home returned to France, where first to last he spent over three years, having entered his fourth year some time ago. 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 was, were taught the trade of a soldier.

Ane by ane they gang awa’,
The Gaitherer gathers great and sma’,
Ane by ane makes ane an a’.

Mr and Mrs Skinner have two other sons who served with the Colours in France. One, a 1/4th Seaforth, is now on a Government farm in Scotland, after nearly four years in the line; the other is in France with the Canadians. There is much public sympathy with the family in their bereavement.

Photo: #6437

Wilson Alexander, Pte, Nigg

Private Alexander Wilson

Date of Paper: 17.05.1918
Surname: Wilson
First Name(s): Alexander
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Carse of Bayfield, Nigg

No Headline

There is reproduced to-day photos of two sons and a grandson of Mr Alex. Wilson, Carse of Bayfield, Nigg, all of whom are on active service.

Pte. John Wilson, Seaforths, joined up in the first year of the war, and has been eighteen months in France . Before the war he was manager of Swordale estate, under Miss Jackson of Swordale.
Pte. Alex. Wilson, his son, who is 21 years of age, and who is at present enjoying well earned leave at Carse of Bayfield, has been three years in the East, having served at the Dardanelles and at Salonica. Before the war he was a gardener at Tulloch, Dingwall. Sergt Joe Wilson, M.G.C., another son of Mr Alex Wilson, Carse of Bayfield, is on active service in France. Before the war he was an ironmonger and seedsman in Cambridge.

See entries below for details of his father and uncle

Photo: #6449

Wilson Joe, Sgt, Nigg

Sergeant Joe Wilson

Date of Paper: 17.05.1918
Surname: Wilson
First Name(s): Joe
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps
Home Address: Carse of Bayfield, Nigg

No Headline

There is reproduced to-day photos of two sons and a grandson of Mr Alex. Wilson, Carse of Bayfield, Nigg, all of whom are on active service.

Pte. John Wilson, Seaforths, joined up in the first year of the war, and has been eighteen months in France . Before the war he was manager of Swordale estate, under Miss Jackson of Swordale.
Pte. Alex. Wilson, his son, who is 21 years of age, and who is at present enjoying well earned leave at Carse of Bayfield, has been three years in the East, having served at the Dardanelles and at Salonica. Before the war he was a gardener at Tulloch, Dingwall. Sergt Joe Wilson, M.G.C., another son of Mr Alex Wilson, Carse of Bayfield, is on active service in France. Before the war he was an ironmonger and seedsman in Cambridge.

See entry below for details of his brother and entry above for details of his nephew

Photo: #6446

Wilson John, Pte, Nigg

Private John Wilson

Date of Paper: 17.05.1918
Surname: Wilson
First Name(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Carse of Bayfield, Nigg

No Headline

There is reproduced to-day photos of two sons and a grandson of Mr Alex. Wilson, Carse of Bayfield, Nigg, all of whom are on active service.

Pte. John Wilson, Seaforths, joined up in the first year of the war, and has been eighteen months in France . Before the war he was manager of Swordale estate, under Miss Jackson of Swordale.
Pte. Alex. Wilson, his son, who is 21 years of age, and who is at present enjoying well earned leave at Carse of Bayfield, has been three years in the East, having served at the Dardanelles and at Salonica. Before the war he was a gardener at Tulloch, Dingwall. Sergt Joe Wilson, M.G.C., another son of Mr Alex Wilson, Carse of Bayfield, is on active service in France. Before the war he was an ironmonger and seedsman in Cambridge.

See entries above for details of his brother and son

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