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Private George Sangster

Date of Paper: 26.07.1940
Surname: Sangster
Forename(s): George
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Tarlogie, Tain

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Pte. George Sangster, The Seaforths, who was wounded in France, is in an hospital in England recuperating. He is a son of Mr and Mrs George Sangster, Tarlogie, Tain.

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Private Cyril Sellar

Date of Paper: 26.07.1940
Surname: Sellar
Forename(s): Cyril
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Culpleasant, Tain

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Pte. Cyril Sellar, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs Sellar, Culpleasant, and later gardener at Tarlogie. He was a painter with Mr Macmillan, Tain, prior to the war.

Date of Paper: 23.08.1940

Pte. Cyril Sellar, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, is a son of Mr and Mrs Sellar, Culpleasant, Tain, and late of the Gardens, Tarlogie. Pte. Cyril Sellar is reported to be slightly wounded. A brother, Pte. Robert Sellar, The Seaforths, is reported missing, while the youngest son, Hubert, who joined the Navy as a boy about two years ago, is presently home on leave prior to being posted to a ship. Mr Sellar, the father of these boys, is an ex-navyman and served throughout the last war.

Handwritten notes: “Repatriated October, 1943 (Cyril). Robert liberated 1st June, 1945.”

See entries below for details of his two brothers

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Hubert Sellar

Date of Paper: 23.08.1940
Surname: Sellar
Forename(s): Hubert
Rank: Not stated
Regiment: Royal Navy
Home Address: Culpleasant, Tain

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Pte. Cyril Sellar, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, is a son of Mr and Mrs Sellar, Culpleasant, Tain, and late of the Gardens, Tarlogie. Pte. Cyril Sellar is reported to be slightly wounded. A brother, Pte. Robert Sellar, The Seaforths, is reported missing, while the youngest son, Hubert, who joined the Navy as a boy about two years ago, is presently home on leave prior to being posted to a ship. Mr Sellar, the father of these boys, is an ex-navyman and served throughout the last war.

Handwritten notes: “Repatriated October, 1943 (Cyril). Robert liberated 1st June, 1945.”

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

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Private Robert Sellar

Date of Paper: 23.08.1940
Surname: Sellar
Forename(s): Robert
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Culpleasant, Tain

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Pte. Cyril Sellar, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, is a son of Mr and Mrs Sellar, Culpleasant, Tain, and late of the Gardens, Tarlogie. Pte. Cyril Sellar is reported to be slightly wounded. A brother, Pte. Robert Sellar, The Seaforths, is reported missing, while the youngest son, Hubert, who joined the Navy as a boy about two years ago, is presently home on leave prior to being posted to a ship. Mr Sellar, the father of these boys, is an ex-navyman and served throughout the last war.

Handwritten notes: “Repatriated October, 1943 (Cyril). Robert liberated 1st June, 1945.”

See entries above for details of his two brothers

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Sergeant Donald Sinclair

Date of Paper: 24.11.1944
Surname: Sinclair
Forename(s): Donald
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: 1st Airborne Division
Home Address: St. Duthus, Halkirk, ex-Tain

SINCLAIR

Previously reported missing at Aarnhem, in September 1944, now a prisoner of war, Sergeant Donald Sinclair, 1st Airborne Division, second son of Mr Donald Sinclair, JP, St. Duthus, Halkirk, and the late Mrs Sinclair. His father and sisters wish to thank many friends for kind enquiries.

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Private David Stalker

Date of Paper: 18.10.1940
Surname: Stalker
Forename(s): David
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Station House, Tain

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Handwritten notes: “Younger son of Mr Stalker. Prisoner of War. Prior to War he was employed by Messrs Fox & Maclean, The Garage, Tain. Liberated 11th May, 1945.”

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Private Thomas David Sutherland

Date of Paper: 21.06.1940
Surname: Sutherland
Forename(s): Thomas David
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Ardjackie, Tain

SUTHERLAND

Killed in action with the BEF, Private Thomas David Sutherland, beloved son of the late Mr John Sutherland and of Mrs Sutherland, Ardjackie. Deeply mourned and sadly missed.

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Private William Swanson

Date of Paper: 21.06.1940
Surname: Swanson
Forename(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Kirksheaf, Tain

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Private William Swanson, Seaforth Highlanders, died of wounds, was the third son of Mr and Mrs Swanson, Kirksheaf, Tain, late of Arabella, Nigg. Deceased was 41 years of age and served with the 1/4th Seaforth Highlanders in the last war. Subsequently he joined a regular battalion of The Seaforth Highlanders and served in India. At the outbreak of the present war he rejoined the Seaforth Territorials. Much sympathy is extended to his widow and four children, who are now resident with her parents at Clay of Allan Farm, Fearn.

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Sergeant Francis Tough

Date of Paper: 06.10.1944
Surname: Tough
Forename(s): Francis
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: Cromartie Gardens, Tain

KILLED IN ACTION

Sgt. Francis Tough, RAF, killed in action, was the elder son of Mr Tough, Cromartie Gardens, Tain. He was reported missing some months ago and the War Office has now intimated his death

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Private John Urquhart

Date of Paper: 06.09.1940
Surname: Urquhart
Forename(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Manse Street, Tain

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Handwritten notes: “Son-in-law of Mr and Mrs Robertson, Manse Street, Tain. Prisoner of war.”

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Private William Williamson

Date of Paper: 25.08.1944
Surname: Williamson
Forename(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Drummond Street, Tain

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Pte. William Williamson, The Seaforths, killed in action in Normandy, was a grandson of Mr and Mrs W. Williamson, Drummond Street, Tain. A native of the burgh, he served in the North African campaign before going to the Continent. In a letter, his Company Officer wrote that he regarded this young soldier as one of the best and bravest in D. Company. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in trouble, always cheerful in bad times, always reliable in a tight corner. “I wanted him to be a sniper or an N.C.O., but he would have none of it, yet he did both jobs without being paid for them. There was no man more popular in the Company.”

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