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Photo: #6570

Munro Kenneth, Pte, Tain

Private Kenneth Munro

Date of Paper: 18.08.1916
Surname: Munro
First Name(s): Kenneth
Rank: Private
Regiment: 4th Seaforths
Home Address: Gower Street, Tain

TAIN SEAFORTH DIES OF WOUNDS

We reproduce today a photograph of Pte. Kenneth Munro, son of Treasurer W. J. Munro, Gower Street, Tain. Pte. Munro died of wounds received in action on July 24th. He left Tain with the 4th Seaforths, and went to France in November 1914. Latterly he was attached to the trench mortar battery. Pte. Munro, who was only 20 years of age, was well known and a great favourite in Tain and district. Much sympathy is extended to his sorrowing relatives.

Photo: #6547

Munro William, Corp, Tain

Corporal William Munro

Date of Paper: 28.07.1916
Surname: Munro
First Name(s): William
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: 28th Battalion, 2nd Canadians
Home Address: Broomhill, Fendom, Tain

A MISSING TAIN CANADIAN

Mr and Mrs John Munro, Broomhill, Fendom, Tain, have received official information that their son, Corpl. Wm. Munro, 74192, 28th Battalion 2nd Canadians, is missing since 5th June. Corporal Munro emigrated to Canada three years ago, and joined the 28th Battalion in Winnipeg in January 1915. He came across to England with his battalion in June, and was training at Otterpool, Kent. He was home on six days’ leave in August, and went to the front in September. His many friends sincerely hope that he is a prisoner of war.

A photograph of Corporal Munro appears today.

Sergeant A. Macrae, of the same regiment, writing home from “somewhere in Belgium” to Mrs Munro, says: “I thought I would write you a line or two, to give you a little bit of information concerning your son, William Munro. Well, I was in the same section as William, ever since January 1915, the time we were in Winnipeg. I guess the War Office have notified you that he is missing since the 5th June, the day our battalion got hit very hard, but I have good hopes that Willie is a prisoner of war. Your boy [remainder obliterated]”.

Date of Paper: 02.02.1917

THE LATE CPL. WM. MUNRO, TAIN

Corporal Wm. Munro, Canadians, eldest son of Mr and Mrs John Munro, Broomhill, Fendom, Tain, who was posted as missing since June 6th, 1916, is now reported “missing, believed killed”. Corpl. Munro emigrated to Canada some years ago, and at the outbreak of war he threw up his post and made his way to the nearest recruiting depot. Shortly after arriving in England he paid a short visit to his native town, after which, his training being completed, he left with his battalion for France. He was a crack shot and took second place in his battalion when in Winnipeg. Corpl. Munro, whose photo is reproduced today, was the admiration of all as the real type of the powerful Highlander, being of a compact and proportionate physique. He was loved by all with whom he came in contact, his ready smile providing a welcome for him no matter where he went. Corporal Munro was 24 years of age, and to his sorrowing parents the deepest sympathy is extended.

Date of Paper: 02.05.1919

TAIN FAMILY'S SPLENDID RECORD

Reproduced today are photographs of two sons of Mr and Mrs John Munro, Brownhill (sic), Fendom, Tain, and a son-in-law.

Corporal Wm. Munro, Canadians, missing since the Battle of Hooge, 6th June, 1916, and since presumed to have been killed on that date, emigrated to Canada in 1913. He answered his country’s call at Winnipeg, joining up in June 1915. He landed in England with his battalion in June of the same year, got home on leave in August and was in France by the following month. An engineer by profession, he was only 22 years of age. He was a crackshot with the rifle and in the tests was second in his battalion.

Gunner John Evan Munro, R.G.A., enlisted on 19th February 1916, and saw service with the anti-aircraft guns for some time in England and latterly in France. He is now demobilised. Prior to enlisting he assisted at home on the farm. He is 20 years of age.

See entry below for details of his brother John Munro

Photo: #6550

Munro John E, Gunner, Tain

Gunner John Evan Munro

Date of Paper: 28.07.1916
Surname: Munro
First Name(s): John Evan
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: RGA
Home Address: Broomhill, Fendom, Tain

A MISSING TAIN CANADIAN

Mr and Mrs John Munro, Broomhill, Fendom, Tain, have received official information that their son, Corpl. Wm. Munro, 74192, 28th Battalion 2nd Canadians, is missing since 5th June. Corporal Munro emigrated to Canada three years ago, and joined the 28th Battalion in Winnipeg in January 1915. He came across to England with his battalion in June, and was training at Otterpool, Kent. He was home on six days’ leave in August, and went to the front in September. His many friends sincerely hope that he is a prisoner of war.

A photograph of Corporal Munro appears today.

Sergeant A. Macrae, of the same regiment, writing home from “somewhere in Belgium” to Mrs Munro, says: “I thought I would write you a line or two, to give you a little bit of information concerning your son, William Munro. Well, I was in the same section as William, ever since January 1915, the time we were in Winnipeg. I guess the War Office have notified you that he is missing since the 5th June, the day our battalion got hit very hard, but I have good hopes that Willie is a prisoner of war. Your boy [remainder obliterated]”.

Date of Paper: 02.02.1917

THE LATE CPL. WM. MUNRO, TAIN

Corporal Wm. Munro, Canadians, eldest son of Mr and Mrs John Munro, Broomhill, Fendom, Tain, who was posted as missing since June 6th, 1916, is now reported “missing, believed killed”. Corpl. Munro emigrated to Canada some years ago, and at the outbreak of war he threw up his post and made his way to the nearest recruiting depot. Shortly after arriving in England he paid a short visit to his native town, after which, his training being completed, he left with his battalion for France. He was a crack shot and took second place in his battalion when in Winnipeg. Corpl. Munro, whose photo is reproduced today, was the admiration of all as the real type of the powerful Highlander, being of a compact and proportionate physique. He was loved by all with whom he came in contact, his ready smile providing a welcome for him no matter where he went. Corporal Munro was 24 years of age, and to his sorrowing parents the deepest sympathy is extended.

Date of Paper: 02.05.1919

TAIN FAMILY'S SPLENDID RECORD

Reproduced today are photographs of two sons of Mr and Mrs John Munro, Brownhill (sic), Fendom, Tain, and a son-in-law.

Corporal Wm. Munro, Canadians, missing since the Battle of Hooge, 6th June, 1916, and since presumed to have been killed on that date, emigrated to Canada in 1913. He answered his country’s call at Winnipeg, joining up in June 1915. He landed in England with his battalion in June of the same year, got home on leave in August and was in France by the following month. An engineer by profession, he was only 22 years of age. He was a crackshot with the rifle and in the tests was second in his battalion.

Gunner John Evan Munro, R.G.A., enlisted on 19th February 1916, and saw service with the anti-aircraft guns for some time in England and latterly in France. He is now demobilised. Prior to enlisting he assisted at home on the farm. He is 20 years of age.

See entry above for details of his brother William Munro

Photo: #6559

Robertson Francis D, Pte, Tain

Private Francis D. Robertson

Date of Paper: 20.07.1917
Surname: Robertson
First Name(s): Francis D.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Highmill Cottage, Tain

TWO EASTER ROSS SOLDIERS

There is reproduced today portraits of the late Pte. John Robertson, H.L.I., and Pte. Francis Robertson, Seaforths, two soldier sons of the late Mr Finlay Robertson, farm manager, Westfield, Nigg, and Mrs Robertson, Highmill Cottage, Tain, brothers of Mrs William Ross, Bridgend, Dingwall.

Pte. John Robertson, 33, as reported last week, was killed in action on July 2, 1917, while serving with the Highland Light Infantry on the Western Front. Married, his widow and family reside at Murray Place, Inverness. An ironmonger to trade, he served his apprenticeship with Messrs Wallace & Fraser, Tain, and at the time of enlistment was foreman to Messrs Fraser & MacColl, ironmongers, Inverness. He had been at the front since April. Much sympathy is felt with the widow and family, and with the aged mother and sister at Tain, and with Mrs Ross, Bridgend, Dingwall.
Pte. Francis D. Robertson, Seaforths, it will be recalled, had his arm severely shattered in the Battle of Arras. He is still in hospital, but is making an excellent recovery as regards his general health, although probably his injuries will render him unfit for further service in the field.

See entry below for details of his brother John Robertson

Photo: #6569

Robertson John, Pte, Tain

Private John Robertson

Date of Paper: 20.07.1917
Surname: Robertson
First Name(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Home Address: Murray Place, Inverness (formerly Tain)

TWO EASTER ROSS SOLDIERS

There is reproduced today portraits of the late Pte. John Robertson, H.L.I., and Pte. Francis Robertson, Seaforths, two soldier sons of the late Mr Finlay Robertson, farm manager, Westfield, Nigg, and Mrs Robertson, Highmill Cottage, Tain, brothers of Mrs William Ross, Bridgend, Dingwall.

Pte. John Robertson, 33, as reported last week, was killed in action on July 2, 1917, while serving with the Highland Light Infantry on the Western Front. Married, his widow and family reside at Murray Place, Inverness. An ironmonger to trade, he served his apprenticeship with Messrs Wallace & Fraser, Tain, and at the time of enlistment was foreman to Messrs Fraser & MacColl, ironmongers, Inverness. He had been at the front since April. Much sympathy is felt with the widow and family, and with the aged mother and sister at Tain, and with Mrs Ross, Bridgend, Dingwall.
Pte. Francis D. Robertson, Seaforths, it will be recalled, had his arm severely shattered in the Battle of Arras. He is still in hospital, but is making an excellent recovery as regards his general health, although probably his injuries will render him unfit for further service in the field.

See entry above for details of his brother Francis Robertson

Photo: #6554

Ross A, Pte, Tain

Private A. Ross

Date of Paper: 10.03.1916
Surname: Ross
First Name(s): A.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: St. Vincent, Tain

No Headline

Ross, Private A., A (Tain) Coy., wounded 11th March, 1915, died of wounds, and buried at Boulogne; aged 17 years. Farm servant at St. Vincent, Tain, where his parents reside.

Photo: #6575

Ross Donald, Sapper, Tain

Sapper Donald Ross

Date of Paper: 18.10.1918
Surname: Ross
First Name(s): Donald
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Home Address: 15, Stafford Street, Tain

THREE TAIN SOLDIERS

There are reproduced to-day the photographs of three soldier sons of Mrs H. Ross, 15 Stafford Street, Tain. Pte. John A. Ross, Seaforths, (26) was a tailor when war broke out, and was employed in Glasgow.

Sapper Donald Ross, R.E. (24), as recently reported, was decorated with the Military Medal for gallantry on the field. A territorial in the 7th Gordons, he subsequently transferred to the Royal Engineers. Immediately before the war he was in Wick Post Office.

Pte. William Ross, Seaforths, is 20 years of age. Before the war he was a baker with Bailie Robertson. Tain.

See entries below for details of his two brothers

Photo: #6566

Ross John A, Pte, Tain

Private John A. Ross

Date of Paper: 18.10.1918
Surname: Ross
First Name(s): John A.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: 15, Stafford Street, Tain

THREE TAIN SOLDIERS

There are reproduced to-day the photographs of three soldier sons of Mrs H. Ross, 15 Stafford Street, Tain. Pte. John A. Ross, Seaforths, (26) was a tailor when war broke out, and was employed in Glasgow.

Sapper Donald Ross, R.E. (24), as recently reported, was decorated with the Military Medal for gallantry on the field. A territorial in the 7th Gordons, he subsequently transferred to the Royal Engineers. Immediately before the war he was in Wick Post Office.

Pte. William Ross, Seaforths, is 20 years of age. Before the war he was a baker with Bailie Robertson. Tain.

See entry above entry below for details of his two brothers

Photo: #6573

Ross William, Pte, Tain

Private William Ross

Date of Paper: 18.10.1918
Surname: Ross
First Name(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: 15 Stafford Street, Tain

THREE TAIN SOLDIERS

There are reproduced to-day the photographs of three soldier sons of Mrs H. Ross, 15 Stafford Street, Tain. Pte. John A. Ross, Seaforths, (26) was a tailor when war broke out, and was employed in Glasgow.

Sapper Donald Ross, R.E. (24), as recently reported, was decorated with the Military Medal for gallantry on the field. A territorial in the 7th Gordons, he subsequently transferred to the Royal Engineers. Immediately before the war he was in Wick Post Office.

Pte. William Ross, Seaforths, is 20 years of age. Before the war he was a baker with Bailie Robertson. Tain.

See entries above for details of his two brothers

Photo: #6564

Ross James, Pte, Tain

Private James Ross

Date of Paper: 11.05.1917
Surname: Ross
First Name(s): James
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: 6, Thornhill, Tain

THE LATE PTE. JAS. ROSS, SEAFORTHS

Mrs Ross, 6 Thornhill, Tain, has been informed that her husband, Pte. James Ross, Seaforths, was killed in action on April 10th. He took part in the great struggle on Easter Monday. Thirty-eight years of age, a tailor to trade, he was employed with Mr R. Calder, clothier, before joining up. Deceased was an excellent citizen, quiet and loyal in the discharge of his duties. The community sympathise deeply with his widow, by whom and one child he is survived.

The only brother of Pte. Ross is serving with the London Rifle Brigade in France. A portrait appears to-day.

Photo: #6565

Sangster James, Pte, Tain

Private James Sangster

Date of Paper: 12.05.1916
Surname: Sangster
First Name(s): James
Rank: Private
Regiment: Imperial Service
Home Address: Tain

No Headline

Sangster, Private James, 1863, was the eldest son of Mr. George Sangster, sanitary inspector, Station Road, Tain. A printer to trade, he had served four years with the battalion, and obtained his discharge; but when war broke out he at once rejoined and volunteered for Imperial Service. Going out to France with the battalion, he saw much service. “Your boy fell gallantly, charging the enemy’s trenches,” the Colonel wrote to the bereaved parents

Photo: #6552

Sclater, L Corp, Tain

Lance Corporal Sclater

Date of Paper: 24.03.1916
Surname: Sclater
First Name(s): Not stated
Rank: Lance-Corporal
Regiment: 2nd Cameron Highlanders
Home Address: Tain

No Headline

8285 Lance-Corporal Sclater, 2nd Cameron Highlanders, of whom a portrait will be found on this page, was killed in action in Mesopotamia on January 10th, 1916. The deceased, who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sclater, 4 Knockbreck Street, Tain, was only 22 years of age, and had served eight years with the colours. Much sympathy will be felt for the sorrowing parents in their bereavement.

Photo: #6541

Williamson Charles, Corp, Tain

Corporal Charles Williamson

Date of Paper: 14.06.1916
Surname: Williamson
First Name(s): Charles
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Hartfield, Tain

TAIN SEAFORTH MISSING

A photograph appears to-day of Corpl. Charles Williamson, Seaforths, a brother of Mr Henry Williamson, china merchant, Tain, who has been missing since March 23rd last when, with the Highland Division, he fought in the great first battles of the German offensive. Corpl. Williamson is a hard-bitten veteran of the war, who had seen much fighting with his battalion. The hope is that he may be a prisoner of war, but anyone who can throw any light on his whereabouts will greatly oblige by communicating with his brother at the address given above. His wife and family reside at Hartfield, Tain.

As the Journal goes to Press, Mr Williamson writes to say that Mrs Colin Ross, Sutherland Street, Tain, has received a post card from her son, Pte. Murdo Ross, H.L.I., stating he is a prisoner of war at Limberg, and mentioned that he had seen Corpl. C. Williamson.

[Handwritten note: “Repatriated 26.12.18”]