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C.S.M. Archibald Campbell M.M.

Company Sergeant Major Archibald Campbell

Date of Paper: 24.03.1944
Surname: Campbell
Forename(s): Archibald
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Home Address: Main Street, Portmahomack, ex-The Cottages, Invergordon

DIED OF WOUNDS

Mrs Campbell, daughter of Mrs Dougherty, Main Street, Portmahomack, has received official information of the death of her husband, Coy. Sergt.-Major Archibald Campbell, M.M., Cameron Highlanders. C.S.M. Campbell died of wounds in the Central Mediterranean. Deepest sympathy is extended to the widow in her sad bereavement, and to his mother, Mrs Campbell, The Cottages, Invergordon, and to other relatives.

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Cumming Alexander, Leading Telegraphist, Portmahomack

Telegraphist Alastair Cumming

Date of Paper: 20.10.1944
Surname: Cumming
Forename(s): Alastair
Rank: Telegraphist
Regiment: Royal Navy
Home Address: Chapel Hill, Portmahomack

LOST AT SEA

Official intimation was received by Mr Alexander Cumming, Chapel Hill, Portmahomack, of the death by drowning of his son, Telegraphist Alastair Cumming, R.N., in enemy action. Familiarly known as “Ally”, he was a general favourite, always happy and cheetful, and his death is a sad blow to his father and two sisters. Previous to joining the R.N. four years ago, he was an assistant in Mr D. J. Ross’s shop. His brother, Harry, was another war victim, dying in China. Deepest sympathy is extended to his sorrowing father, two sisters and other relatives.

See entry below for details of his brother Harry Cumming

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Cumming Henry James, Ordinary Seaman, Portmahomack

Harry Cumming

Date of Paper: 20.10.1944
Surname: Cumming
Forename(s): Harry
Rank: Not stated
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Chapel Hill, Portmahomack

LOST AT SEA

Official intimation was received by Mr Alexander Cumming, Chapel Hill, Portmahomack, of the death by drowning of his son, Telegraphist Alastair Cumming, R.N., in enemy action. Familiarly known as “Ally”, he was a general favourite, always happy and cheetful, and his death is a sad blow to his father and two sisters. Previous to joining the R.N. four years ago, he was an assistant in Mr D. J. Ross’s shop. His brother, Harry, was another war victim, dying in China. Deepest sympathy is extended to his sorrowing father, two sisters and other relatives.

See entry above for details of his brother Alastair Cumming

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Aircraftsman Murdo Macleod

Date of Paper: 07.07.1944
Surname: Macleod
Forename(s): Murdo
Rank: Aircraftsman
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: West Manse, Portmahomack

KILLED IN ACTION

The Rev Murdo Macleod, West Manse, Portmahomack, has received the sad news that his son, Murdo Macleod, RAF, has been killed through enemy action. Murdo was 21 years of age and a brilliant student of Tain Academy and Edinburgh University, and a favourite with all who knew him. The district mourns his loss and extend their deepest sympathy to Rev and Mrs Macleod and family.

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Acting Stoker Petty Officer George A. Oldershaw

Date of Paper: 29.05.1942
Surname: Oldershaw
Forename(s): George Alfred
Rank: Acting Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)
Regiment: Royal Navy
Home Address: The Neuk, Chapelhill, Portmahomack

KILLED IN ACTION AT SEA

Mrs Anne M. Oldershaw, The Neuk, Chapelhill, Portmahomack, has received official intimation that her husband, Acting Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary) George Alfred Oldershaw, R.N., has been killed while on war service in HMS Jackal. A message from the Commodore states: “Please allow me to express on behalf of the officers and men of the Royal Navy, the high tradition of which your husband has helped to maintain, sincere sympathy with you in your sad bereavement.”

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