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Private Andrew Robertson

Date of Paper: 26.07.1940
Surname: Robertson
Forename(s): Andrew
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Seaforths
Home Address: Manse Street, Tain

Pte. William Robertson, Pte. George Robertson and Pte. Andrew Robertson, the Seaforths, missing, are sons of Mr and Mrs Robertson, Manse Street, Tain. Prior to the war, William and Andrew were employed at Inchindown; George was engaged in agricultural work at Mansefield.

Handwritten notes: “Prisoners of War 6th Sept., 1940. Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

Date of Paper: 10.11.1944

ROBERTSON

Killed on active service, on 28th October, 1944, John Robertson, R.S.F., son of George and the late Mrs Robertson, Manse Street, Tain, and beloved brother of Mrs Stout, Tain. Sadly missed.

News has been received at Tain that Pte. John (Jocky) Robertson, Royal Scots, has died of wounds in Belgium. A member of the Tain company of Territorials at the outbreak of war, he was discharged on account of being much under age, but rejoined the army in 1942 when still under age. His death will be generally mourned, for his pleasant personality made him a great favourite. Deep sympathy will be extended to his father, brothers and sister in their loss.

See entries below for details of his three brothers

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Private George Robertson

Date of Paper: 26.07.1940
Surname: Robertson
Forename(s): George
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Seaforths
Home Address: Manse Street, Tain

Pte. William Robertson, Pte. George Robertson and Pte. Andrew Robertson, the Seaforths, missing, are sons of Mr and Mrs Robertson, Manse Street, Tain. Prior to the war, William and Andrew were employed at Inchindown; George was engaged in agricultural work at Mansefield.

Handwritten notes: “Prisoners of War 6th Sept., 1940. Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

Date of Paper: 10.11.1944

ROBERTSON

Killed on active service, on 28th October, 1944, John Robertson, R.S.F., son of George and the late Mrs Robertson, Manse Street, Tain, and beloved brother of Mrs Stout, Tain. Sadly missed.

News has been received at Tain that Pte. John (Jocky) Robertson, Royal Scots, has died of wounds in Belgium. A member of the Tain company of Territorials at the outbreak of war, he was discharged on account of being much under age, but rejoined the army in 1942 when still under age. His death will be generally mourned, for his pleasant personality made him a great favourite. Deep sympathy will be extended to his father, brothers and sister in their loss.

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

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Private John Robertson

Date of Paper: 26.07.1940
Surname: Robertson
Forename(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Home Address: Manse Street, Tain

Pte. William Robertson, Pte. George Robertson and Pte. Andrew Robertson, the Seaforths, missing, are sons of Mr and Mrs Robertson, Manse Street, Tain. Prior to the war, William and Andrew were employed at Inchindown; George was engaged in agricultural work at Mansefield.

Handwritten notes: “Prisoners of War 6th Sept., 1940. Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

Date of Paper: 10.11.1944

ROBERTSON

Killed on active service, on 28th October, 1944, John Robertson, R.S.F., son of George and the late Mrs Robertson, Manse Street, Tain, and beloved brother of Mrs Stout, Tain. Sadly missed.

News has been received at Tain that Pte. John (Jocky) Robertson, Royal Scots, has died of wounds in Belgium. A member of the Tain company of Territorials at the outbreak of war, he was discharged on account of being much under age, but rejoined the army in 1942 when still under age. His death will be generally mourned, for his pleasant personality made him a great favourite. Deep sympathy will be extended to his father, brothers and sister in their loss.

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

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Private William Robertson

Date of Paper: 26.07.1940
Surname: Robertson
Forename(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Seaforths
Home Address: Manse Street, Tain

Pte. William Robertson, Pte. George Robertson and Pte. Andrew Robertson, the Seaforths, missing, are sons of Mr and Mrs Robertson, Manse Street, Tain. Prior to the war, William and Andrew were employed at Inchindown; George was engaged in agricultural work at Mansefield.

Handwritten notes: “Prisoners of War 6th Sept., 1940. Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

Date of Paper: 10.11.1944

ROBERTSON

Killed on active service, on 28th October, 1944, John Robertson, R.S.F., son of George and the late Mrs Robertson, Manse Street, Tain, and beloved brother of Mrs Stout, Tain. Sadly missed.

News has been received at Tain that Pte. John (Jocky) Robertson, Royal Scots, has died of wounds in Belgium. A member of the Tain company of Territorials at the outbreak of war, he was discharged on account of being much under age, but rejoined the army in 1942 when still under age. His death will be generally mourned, for his pleasant personality made him a great favourite. Deep sympathy will be extended to his father, brothers and sister in their loss.

See entries above for details of his three brothers

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Private Lee Robertson

Date of Paper: 23.08.1940
Surname: Robertson
Forename(s): Lee
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: 1 Rose Street, Tain

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Pte. Lee Robertson, The Seaforths, missing, is the son of the late Mr Robertson, and of Mrs Robertson, 1 Rose Street, Tain. Prior to the war he was employed by Mr J. Matheson & Coy., grocer, Lamington Street, Tain.

Handwritten notes: “Missing. Prisoner of War 11th October, 1940. Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

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Private Alexander Ross

Date of Paper: 09.08.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Alexander
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Balaldie, Fearn, ex-Hartfield Street, Tain

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Pte. Alexander Ross, The Seaforths, missing, is the well known Tain cyclist, who gained many prizes in all parts of Scotland. His wife and child reside with her parents at Balaldie, Fearn.

Handwritten note: “Liberated 11th May, 1945.”

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Private Bruce Ross

Date of Paper: 27.09.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Bruce
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Esther Place, Tain

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Handwritten notes: Son of Mr and Mrs C. W. Ross, Esther Place, Tain. Prisoner of War. Liberated 18th May, 1945.”

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Private Donald Ross

Date of Paper: 06.09.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Donald
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Fountain Road, Tain

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Pte. Donald Ross, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, is the son of Mrs Ross, Fountain Road, Tain. Prior to the war he was a dental mechanic with Mr D. Geekie.

Handwritten notes: “Liberated by Russians in Poland and sent to Odessa 23/3/45. Home 7th June, 1945.”

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Flying Officer Hector Ross

Date of Paper: 02.07.1943
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Hector
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: Hartfield Street, Tain

MISSING

Flying Officer Hector Ross, DFM, reported missing following bombing operations over Germany, is a son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross, Hartfield Street, Tain. He had been home on leave recently and was to have been married in a few weeks’ time. F.O. Ross gained the DFM for his work as a wireless operator in many operational flights. Other three sons of Mr and Mrs Ross are with HM Forces.

Handwritten notes: “Prisoner of War 30th July, 1943. Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

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Private Hugh Ross

Date of Paper: 23.08.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Hugh
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: 8 Academy Street, Tain

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Pte. Hugh Ross, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, resides at 8 Academy Street, Tain. Prior to the war he was employed by Messrs Wylie, wood merchants, Ardersier.

Handwritten note: “Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

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Seaman Murdo Ross

Date of Paper: 27.08.1943
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Murdo
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Home Address: Aldie Meal Mills, Tain

LOST AT SEA

Seaman Murdo Ross, R.N., previously reported missing, is now presumed lost at sea. He was a son of Mr Ross, Aldie Meal Mills, Tain, and was employed by his father before going to sea. He was serving on a submarine.

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Lance Corporal Thomas Ross

Date of Paper: 18.10.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Thomas
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Royal Corps of Signals
Home Address: Stafford Street, Tain

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Handwritten notes: “Youngest son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross. Prisoner of War. Prior to war he was employed as a postman in Kirkcaldy. Liberated 1st June, 1945.”

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Walter Ross

Date of Paper 15.01.1943
Surname Ross
Forename(s) Walter
Rank Not stated
Regiment Merchant Navy
Home Address Gruinards, Ardgay

LOST AT SEA

The relatives of Mr Walter Ross, of the Merchant Service, second son of the late Mr and Mrs Hugh Ross, Gruinards, Ardgay, have been notified of his loss at sea, through enemy action. Mr Ross held a responsible post and was seafaring for over 28 years. He saw much service in the last war, and was more than once shipwrecked, as a result of enemy action. A fine type of officer, he was beloved for his many good qualities. He was educated at Croick School and Tain Royal Academy. His duties took him to many parts of the world, and regularly he came to his home district to spend his leave. A very wide circle of friends, at home and abroad, sympathise with his brother, Mr David Ross, the two sisters and other relatives. Mr David Ross served in the last war with the Machine Gun Corps. A younger brother, Mr Hugh Ross, Scots Guards, paid the supreme sacrifice in France in the last war.

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Trooper William Ross

Date of Paper: 19.07.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): William
Rank: Trooper
Regiment: Lovat Scouts
Home Address: Tain

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Trooper William Ross, Lovat Scouts, missing, was a member of the military guard aboard the Andora Star, which was torpedoed. Trooper Ross, who was a native of Tain, served with the Lovat Scouts before the war, and was sent to France in October, 1939, where he remained till the evacuation took place.

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Lance Corporal William Duncan Ross

Date of Paper: 28.07.1944
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): William Duncan
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Petley Street, Tain

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L./Cpl. William Duncan Ross, The Seaforths, killed in action, was a son of the late Mr and Mrs George Ross, Petley Street, Tain, and joined the army as a boy. He saw service in the Middle East and India before going to Normandy.

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