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John Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 27.11.1942
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): John
Rank: Not stated
Regiment: 51st Reconnaissance Corps
Home Address: Bayfield Mains, Nigg

DROWNED IN EGYPT

Mr and Mrs John Mackenzie, Bayfield Mains, Nigg, have received official information that their eldest son, John Mackenzie, 51st Reconnaissance Corps, was drowned while on active service in Egypt on 9th November, 1942. He was 21 years of age.

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Corporal Hugh Macleod

Date of Paper: 01.09.1944
Surname: Macleod
Forename(s): Hugh
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Royal Tank Regiment
Home Address: Lower Pitcalzean, Nigg

KILLED IN ACTION

Killed on active service in Italy, in August 1944, Hugh Macleod, Royal Tank Regiment, fourth son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Macleod, Lower Pitcalzean, Nigg. His wife resides at Walton on Thames, Surrey.

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Lance Corporal Philip Morrison

Date of Paper: 04.08.1944
Surname: Morrison
Forename(s): Philip
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Nigg Station, Ross-shire

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L./Cpl. Philip Morrison, The Seaforths, son of Mrs Morrison, Nigg Station, and the late Mr Morrison, late of Conon Bridge, was wounded in action in France in June. He saw service in the Middle East and India before going to Normandy.

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Major Sydney Ord

Date of Paper: 13.04.1945
Surname: Ord
Forename(s): Sydney
Rank: Major
Regiment: R.E.M.E.
Home Address: Borden, ex-Arabella, Nigg, Ross-shire

DIED ON SERVICE

Ex-Sergt. Major Ord, Arabella, has received official information that his only son, Major Sydney Ord, R.E.M.E., has died on active service with the B.L.A. A propular young man and a brilliant officer of great promise, Major Ord’s rapid promotion gave much satisfaction to his many friends , and his sudden death, after only a few hours illness, is deeply deplored by the local community, among whom he spent his childhood and early youth previous to his joining the army. The sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended to the deceased’s widow and young daughter, who reside at Borden, and to Mr and Mrs Ord and other relatives.

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Private Arthur Patience

Date of Paper: 27.04.1945
Surname: Patience
Forename(s): Arthur
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Arabella Holdings, Nigg

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Pte. Arthur Patience, The Seaforths, who has made the supreme sacrifice on active service with the B.L.A., was a son of Mr and Mrs Patience, Arabella, Nigg. In January Pte. Patience was home on leave and his many friends were delighted to see him so cheerful and optimistic. A talented musician, previous to his joining the army he was a valued member of the local band, and during his soldiering in this country his musical ability was recognised by the regimental band, of which he was a member. Of a particularly attractive personality, the deceased was a very popular member of the community, who sincerely mourn his loss. To the deeply bereaved parents, sisters and only surviving brother, who has been a prisoner of war in Germany since St. Valery, widespread sympathy is extended. A letter to his parents from his Commanding Officer speaks in highest praise of Pte. Patience as a soldier and as a man of whom the regiment was proud.

Date of Paper: 12.07.1940

Handwritten notes: “Missing. Prisoner of War 4th October, 1940. Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

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Private Hugh Robertson

Date of Paper: 12.07.1940
Surname: Robertson
Forename(s): Hugh
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Pitcalzean Mains, Nigg

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C.Q.M.S. Jack Robertson, The Seaforths, wounded and in hospital in this country, is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Alexander Robertson, Pitcalzean Mains, Nigg.

Handwritten notes: [ref. Hugh] “Youngest son of Mr and Mrs Alex Robertson. Missing. Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

See entry below for details of his brother

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Company Quartermaster Sergeant Jack Robertson

Date of Paper: 12.07.1940
Surname: Robertson
Forename(s): Jack
Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Pitcalzean Mains, Nigg

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C.Q.M.S. Jack Robertson, The Seaforths, wounded and in hospital in this country, is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Alexander Robertson, Pitcalzean Mains, Nigg.

See entry above for details of his brother

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Private Alexander Ross

Date of Paper: 12.07.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Alexander
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: 6 Arabella Holdings, Nigg Station

No Headline

Handwritten notes: “Missing. Brothers. Prisoners of War. Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

See entry below for details of his brother Donald Ross

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Lance Corporal Donald Ross

Date of Paper: 12.07.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Donald
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: 6 Arabella Holdings, Nigg Station

No Headline

Handwritten notes: “Missing. Brothers. Prisoners of War. Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

See entry above for details of his brother Alexander Ross

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Angus Ross

Date of Paper: 25.09.1942
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Angus
Rank: Not stated
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Ankerville Cottages, Nigg

NO HEADLINE

“Prisoner of War”

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Lance Corporal Charles Ross

Date of Paper: 12.07.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Charles
Rank: Private or Lance Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Nigg Farm. Nigg, Ross-shire

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Pte. Charles Ross, The Seaforths, is reported missing, but his wife, Mrs Chars. Ross, Nigg Farm, has also received official word that he is presumed having died of wounds received in action.

Date of Paper: 02.08.1940

L./Corpl. Charles Ross, The Seaforths, previously reported missing, is now reported as died of wounds, and is buried at Limmercourt on the Somme. He was the second son of Mr and Mrs Donald Ross, Glastullich Farm, Nigg Station, and for 12 years served in the local Territorials. Previous to the war he was in the employment of Mr George Douglas, Nigg Farm, where his widow and five young children reside. L./Cpl. Ross was popular with his companions. Deep sympathy is extended to sorrowing relatives.

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Private David Ross

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): David
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Nigg Farm Cottages, Nigg

No Headline

Handwritten notes: “son of Mr and Mrs Angus Ross. Missing. Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

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Private Donald Ross

Date of Paper: 26.07.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Donald
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Nigg, Ross-shire

No Headline

“Missing”

See entries below for details of his brothers ?

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Private Hugh Ross

Date of Paper: 26.07.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Hugh
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Nigg, Ross-shire

No Headline

“Missing”

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

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Private John Ross

Date of Paper: 26.07.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Nigg, Ross-shire

No Headline

“Missing”

See entries above for details of his brothers ?

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