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Gunner James Skinner

Date of Paper: Date obliterated
Surname: Skinner
Forename(s): James
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Home Address: New Zealand / Cullisse Cottages, Nigg

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Official information has been received that Gunner James Skinner, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, has died of wounds received on active service in the MiddleEast. The younger son of Mrs Skinner, Arboll Farm, and the late Mr Alex. Skinner, deceased left Pitcalzean Mains, Nigg, 17 years ago for New Zealand, where he was very successful. At the time of volunteering for service he was manager of a large dairy farm. A very popular young man, his death is deeply regretted by his many friends in Easter Ross, and widespread sympathy is extended to his widowed mother, sister and brother. The latter is Cpl. John Alex. Skinner, Seaforths, who resides at Cullisse Cottages, Nigg, and who was severely wounded on active service in France. He is now invalided out of the army.

[Date obliterated] L./Corpl. J. A. Skinner, The Seaforths, Cullisse Cottages, Nigg, wounded and in hospital in this country.

See entry below for details of his brother John Alexander Skinner

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Lance Corporal John Alexander Skinner

Date of Paper: Date obliterated
Surname: Skinner
Forename(s): John Alexander
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: New Zealand / Cullisse Cottages, Nigg

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Official information has been received that Gunner James Skinner, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, has died of wounds received on active service in the MiddleEast. The younger son of Mrs Skinner, Arboll Farm, and the late Mr Alex. Skinner, deceased left Pitcalzean Mains, Nigg, 17 years ago for New Zealand, where he was very successful. At the time of volunteering for service he was manager of a large dairy farm. A very popular young man, his death is deeply regretted by his many friends in Easter Ross, and widespread sympathy is extended to his widowed mother, sister and brother. The latter is Cpl. John Alex. Skinner, Seaforths, who resides at Cullisse Cottages, Nigg, and who was severely wounded on active service in France. He is now invalided out of the army.

[Date obliterated] L./Corpl. J. A. Skinner, The Seaforths, Cullisse Cottages, Nigg, wounded and in hospital in this country.

See entry above for details of his brother James Skinner

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Private Charles Taylor

Date of Paper: 12.07.1943
Surname: Taylor
Forename(s): Charles
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Bayfield Farm Cottages, Nigg

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Handwritten notes: “Son of Mr and Mrs Taylor. Missing.”

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Seaman Bertie Vass

Date of Paper: 20.10.1939
Surname: Vass
Forename(s): Bertie
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve
Home Address: 2 New Street, Shandwick

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Handwritten note: “Age 23. Lost at sea.” (HMS Royal Oak)

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Vass David, Seaman, Shandwick

Handwritten note: "Age 18. Lost at sea." (HMS Royal Oak)

Seaman David Vass

Date of Paper: 20.10.1939
Surname: Vass
Forename(s): David
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve
Home Address: 4 Shore Street, Shandwick

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Handwritten note: “Age 18. Lost at sea.” (HMS Royal Oak)

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Seaman Hugh Vass

Date of Paper: 20.10.1939
Surname: Vass
Forename(s): Hugh
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve
Home Address: 18 New Street, Shandwick

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Handwritten note: “Age 32. Lost at sea.” (HMS Royal Oak)

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Private Alexander Wilson

Date of Paper: 12.07.1940
Surname: Wilson
Forename(s): Alexander
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Ankerville Cottages, Nigg

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Pte. Alexander Wilson, The Seaforths, Ankerville Cottages, Nigg, wounded and in hospital in this country.

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