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Mackenzie Alexander, Pte, Dingwall

Private Alex. Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 07.12.1917
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): Alex.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Heights of Pitglassie, Dingwall

Official news was received last week by Mr and Mrs John Mackenzie, Heights of Pitglassie, Dingwall, that their son, Pte. Alex. Mackenzie, Seaforths, was killed in action in Mesopotamia during recent fighting. Pte. Mackenzie, who was 29 years of age, was a bright and intelligent young man and highly popular. He spent six years in Canada and the United States, during which time he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. His health failed, and in the autumn of 1914 he returned home. Partially recovering, he started work on the farm of Cullicudden. The duties proved too heavy for him, and, following medical advice, he gave up farming. Afterwards he entered the service of Messrs Kelly Bros., outfitters, Invergordon, and about a year ago was called to the colours. He joined the Seaforths, and after the usual period of training was sent overseas, where he took part in heavy fighting. Although by no means robust, he proved a good and valiant soldier, and his home letters, always of a cheery and optimistic nature, spoke of the coming victory. Another brother is serving in the Seaforths. The deepest sympathy goes out to Mr and Mrs Mackenzie and family in their bereavement. Mr Duncan Mackenzie, manager for Messrs Kelly Bros., Invergordon, is a brother of the deceased, a photograph of whom appears today.

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Mackenzie Alexander R, Seaman, Dingwall

Able Seaman Alexander Robert Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 29.06.1917
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): Alexander Robert
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Navy
Home Address: Macdonald’s Court, Dingwall

A PATRIOTIC ROSS-SHIRE FAMILY

Mr and Mrs D. Mackenzie, Macdonald’s Court, Dingwall, and for long resident at Tore, Allangrange, have given four sons to the Army and Navy, and a daughter is engaged in munition work in the south, a proud record for the family. One of the sons, alas, as recently reported, has lain down his life for King and Country.

Alex. Robert Mackenzie, A.B., was born at Tore Village, parish of Killearnan, educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools, with two years in Dingwall Academy, where he was a bursar. He was over four years in the employment of Mr Burns, solicitor, Dingwall. He was about five years in offices in Glasgow before enlisting in the Navy. He was sent for training to England, and has been a considerable time in France with the Naval Division, attached to Headquarters Staff of a Brigade.
Private William Mackenzie was also born at Tore Village and educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools. For two years employed with Mr Gibb, watchmaker, Dingwall. He went to Glasgow nine years ago, and, before joining the HLI, was employed with Maypole Dairy Coy. Ltd. He was trained near Edinburgh and in Notts. Transferred to the MG Corps, he was in the great advance of 9th April, and fell in action on the 28th April.

Private Murdo Mackenzie was born at Tore Village, educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools. He went to Glasgow nearly 10 years ago, and was employed by Maypole Dairy Co. Ltd. Until joining up. He had gone in his spare time to learn motor transport work, passed the tests in Glasgow, and went to London. There being meantime a great number of men not required for MT work, he, with many more, were transferred to the TRB.

The daughter, Miss Jessie Mackenzie, is in munition works, Glasgow.

Jack Mackenzie, AB, was born at Tore, and educated at Tore School and Dingwall Academy. He served four years with the Maypole Dairy Coy. And was attested in 1915. After training, he joined the Cruiser Squadron over a year ago.

See entries below for details of his brothers Jack, Murdo, William and sister Jessie Mackenzie

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Mackenzie Jack, Seaman, Dingwall

Able Seaman Jack Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 29.06.1917
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): Jack
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Navy
Home Address: Macdonald’s Court, Dingwall

A PATRIOTIC ROSS-SHIRE FAMILY

Mr and Mrs D. Mackenzie, Macdonald’s Court, Dingwall, and for long resident at Tore, Allangrange, have given four sons to the Army and Navy, and a daughter is engaged in munition work in the south, a proud record for the family. One of the sons, alas, as recently reported, has lain down his life for King and Country.

Alex. Robert Mackenzie, A.B., was born at Tore Village, parish of Killearnan, educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools, with two years in Dingwall Academy, where he was a bursar. He was over four years in the employment of Mr Burns, solicitor, Dingwall. He was about five years in offices in Glasgow before enlisting in the Navy. He was sent for training to England, and has been a considerable time in France with the Naval Division, attached to Headquarters Staff of a Brigade.
Private William Mackenzie was also born at Tore Village and educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools. For two years employed with Mr Gibb, watchmaker, Dingwall. He went to Glasgow nine years ago, and, before joining the HLI, was employed with Maypole Dairy Coy. Ltd. He was trained near Edinburgh and in Notts. Transferred to the MG Corps, he was in the great advance of 9th April, and fell in action on the 28th April.

Private Murdo Mackenzie was born at Tore Village, educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools. He went to Glasgow nearly 10 years ago, and was employed by Maypole Dairy Co. Ltd. Until joining up. He had gone in his spare time to learn motor transport work, passed the tests in Glasgow, and went to London. There being meantime a great number of men not required for MT work, he, with many more, were transferred to the TRB.

The daughter, Miss Jessie Mackenzie, is in munition works, Glasgow.

Jack Mackenzie, AB, was born at Tore, and educated at Tore School and Dingwall Academy. He served four years with the Maypole Dairy Coy. And was attested in 1915. After training, he joined the Cruiser Squadron over a year ago.

See above entry for his brother Alex. and below for his brothers Murdo, William & sister Jessie Mackenzie

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Munitioneer Jessie Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 29.06.1917
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): (Miss) Jessie
Rank: Munitioneer
Regiment:
Home Address: Macdonald’s Court, Dingwall

A PATRIOTIC ROSS-SHIRE FAMILY

Mr and Mrs D. Mackenzie, Macdonald’s Court, Dingwall, and for long resident at Tore, Allangrange, have given four sons to the Army and Navy, and a daughter is engaged in munition work in the south, a proud record for the family. One of the sons, alas, as recently reported, has lain down his life for King and Country.

Alex. Robert Mackenzie, A.B., was born at Tore Village, parish of Killearnan, educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools, with two years in Dingwall Academy, where he was a bursar. He was over four years in the employment of Mr Burns, solicitor, Dingwall. He was about five years in offices in Glasgow before enlisting in the Navy. He was sent for training to England, and has been a considerable time in France with the Naval Division, attached to Headquarters Staff of a Brigade.
Private William Mackenzie was also born at Tore Village and educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools. For two years employed with Mr Gibb, watchmaker, Dingwall. He went to Glasgow nine years ago, and, before joining the HLI, was employed with Maypole Dairy Coy. Ltd. He was trained near Edinburgh and in Notts. Transferred to the MG Corps, he was in the great advance of 9th April, and fell in action on the 28th April.

Private Murdo Mackenzie was born at Tore Village, educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools. He went to Glasgow nearly 10 years ago, and was employed by Maypole Dairy Co. Ltd. Until joining up. He had gone in his spare time to learn motor transport work, passed the tests in Glasgow, and went to London. There being meantime a great number of men not required for MT work, he, with many more, were transferred to the TRB.

The daughter, Miss Jessie Mackenzie, is in munition works, Glasgow.

Jack Mackenzie, AB, was born at Tore, and educated at Tore School and Dingwall Academy. He served four years with the Maypole Dairy Coy. And was attested in 1915. After training, he joined the Cruiser Squadron over a year ago.

See above entries for her brothers Alex. & Jack and below for her brothers Murdo & William Mackenzie

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Private Murdo Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 29.06.1917
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): Murdo
Rank: Private
Regiment: T.R.B.
Home Address: Macdonald’s Court, Dingwall

A PATRIOTIC ROSS-SHIRE FAMILY

Mr and Mrs D. Mackenzie, Macdonald’s Court, Dingwall, and for long resident at Tore, Allangrange, have given four sons to the Army and Navy, and a daughter is engaged in munition work in the south, a proud record for the family. One of the sons, alas, as recently reported, has lain down his life for King and Country.

Alex. Robert Mackenzie, A.B., was born at Tore Village, parish of Killearnan, educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools, with two years in Dingwall Academy, where he was a bursar. He was over four years in the employment of Mr Burns, solicitor, Dingwall. He was about five years in offices in Glasgow before enlisting in the Navy. He was sent for training to England, and has been a considerable time in France with the Naval Division, attached to Headquarters Staff of a Brigade.
Private William Mackenzie was also born at Tore Village and educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools. For two years employed with Mr Gibb, watchmaker, Dingwall. He went to Glasgow nine years ago, and, before joining the HLI, was employed with Maypole Dairy Coy. Ltd. He was trained near Edinburgh and in Notts. Transferred to the MG Corps, he was in the great advance of 9th April, and fell in action on the 28th April.

Private Murdo Mackenzie was born at Tore Village, educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools. He went to Glasgow nearly 10 years ago, and was employed by Maypole Dairy Co. Ltd. Until joining up. He had gone in his spare time to learn motor transport work, passed the tests in Glasgow, and went to London. There being meantime a great number of men not required for MT work, he, with many more, were transferred to the TRB.

The daughter, Miss Jessie Mackenzie, is in munition works, Glasgow.

Jack Mackenzie, AB, was born at Tore, and educated at Tore School and Dingwall Academy. He served four years with the Maypole Dairy Coy. And was attested in 1915. After training, he joined the Cruiser Squadron over a year ago.

See above entries for his brothers Alex., Jack & sister Jessie and below for his brother William Mackenzie

Photo: #6079

Mackenzie Willliam, Pte, Dingwall

Private William Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 29.06.1917
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Home Address: Macdonald’s Court, Dingwall

A PATRIOTIC ROSS-SHIRE FAMILY

Mr and Mrs D. Mackenzie, Macdonald’s Court, Dingwall, and for long resident at Tore, Allangrange, have given four sons to the Army and Navy, and a daughter is engaged in munition work in the south, a proud record for the family. One of the sons, alas, as recently reported, has lain down his life for King and Country.

Alex. Robert Mackenzie, A.B., was born at Tore Village, parish of Killearnan, educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools, with two years in Dingwall Academy, where he was a bursar. He was over four years in the employment of Mr Burns, solicitor, Dingwall. He was about five years in offices in Glasgow before enlisting in the Navy. He was sent for training to England, and has been a considerable time in France with the Naval Division, attached to Headquarters Staff of a Brigade.
Private William Mackenzie was also born at Tore Village and educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools. For two years employed with Mr Gibb, watchmaker, Dingwall. He went to Glasgow nine years ago, and, before joining the HLI, was employed with Maypole Dairy Coy. Ltd. He was trained near Edinburgh and in Notts. Transferred to the MG Corps, he was in the great advance of 9th April, and fell in action on the 28th April.

Private Murdo Mackenzie was born at Tore Village, educated at Tore and Killearnan Schools. He went to Glasgow nearly 10 years ago, and was employed by Maypole Dairy Co. Ltd. Until joining up. He had gone in his spare time to learn motor transport work, passed the tests in Glasgow, and went to London. There being meantime a great number of men not required for MT work, he, with many more, were transferred to the TRB.

The daughter, Miss Jessie Mackenzie, is in munition works, Glasgow.

Jack Mackenzie, AB, was born at Tore, and educated at Tore School and Dingwall Academy. He served four years with the Maypole Dairy Coy. And was attested in 1915. After training, he joined the Cruiser Squadron over a year ago.

See entries above for details of his brothers Alex, Jack, Murdo and sister Jessie Mackenzie

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Mackenzie Alastair Matheson, Cpl Drummer, Dingwall

Sergeant Alastair Matheson Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 06.12.1918
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): Alastair Matheson
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: 4th Seaforths
Home Address: Monte Vista, Dingwall

THE LATE SERGT. A. M. MACKENZIE, DINGWALL

Capt. George W. K. Macpherson, No. 2 Co., 4th Seaforths, a son of the Dingwall Manse, recently sent to Mr and Mrs A. L. Mackenzie, Monte Vista, Dingwall, the following tribute to the memory of their son, the late Sergt. Alastair Matheson Mackenzie, 4th Seaforths, and formerly 2nd Seaforths, whose photograph appears today, along with that of his uncle, the late Pte. Wm. Matheson, Canadians:

“I wish to convey to you my deep sympathy with you and your family in the loss which you have sustained, though I find it hard to express my full feeling of loss. It has often been said, and truly, that this Division (the 51st) owes its proud reputation mainly to the fine NCOs whom we have always had. Your son was one of the youngest and most promising of these; a lad full of grit and a most capable leader. To those of us who knew him as little more than a ‘youngster’ in pre-war days, it has appeared little short of a miracle to see him as a man, leading his men in action with fine determination and skill, ably controlling and directing them, while they, in turn, displayed that absolute trust which only a capable leader can merit and secure. It has repeatedly been remarked that this is a young man’s war.

“Your son was one of those who in the early days, although under age, successfully pressed his claim to come to France, and I have often heard of his great indignation and regret when he was returned to Scotland as under age. He has had a great and varied experience of war – of great value to all of us in this Company. It was only the other day that I strongly recommended him for a commission, in which position I feel sure he would have acquitted himself as well as he has done in the non-commissioned ranks, and our C.O. readily agreed he was one who should be recommended.
“I heard your son spoken of with keen admiration the other day by some of his former officers at Cromarty, and few have enjoyed the same popularity among all ranks as he did. It seems specially hard he should be called away in the closing stages of the war. At the commencement he offered himself willingly; at the close his sacrifice has been accepted. It is his gain; it is our loss, and we cannot but realise how much greater is yours, and so today we of this company, officers, n.c.o.s and men, extend to you our sincerest sympathy in your great sorrow.”

As formerly reported, Sergt. Mackenzie (beloved by his old school friends as “Buller”) was wounded on the 28th October and died in a casualty clearing station on November 2nd, aged 20_ years. The facts of his career, as already set forth, briefly summarised, are repeated. An apprentice dentist, 16 years of age when war broke out, he mobilised with the 4th Seaforths in August 1914, crossed to France in November following, remained there throughout 1915, sharing in the bitter fighting of the period; was returned being under age in 1916, remained a year at Ripon; drafted to France in 1917, attached to 2nd Seaforths, where he served under the late Captain Hector Munro, yr. of Foulis, who was killed a day or two before him; went through the heavy fighting in which the 4th Division took so conspicuous a part. Slightly wounded on August 3rd, he quickly rejoined, and was posted to his original battalion, the 4th Seaforths. A truly fine soldier, a brave and gallant lad, his death is the more deplored just at the moment when victory had been crowned by peace.

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Private Donald Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 24.08.1917
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): Donald
Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Light Horse
Home Address: Nicol’s Court, Dingwall

In today’s issue we reproduce photographs of three sons of Mrs Mackenzie, Nicol’s Court, Dingwall, who are at present on active service in France. [Donald Mackenzie’s photo was not shown.]

Private Donald Mackenzie, Australian Light Horse, the second son, a plasterer to trade, is 35 years of age. He left Dingwall in the 1890s with the Scottish Horse, and was through the whole of the Boer War. He did not return home, but joined the South Africa Mounted Police, in which he served for three years. Subsequently he went to Australia, and was engaged in the gold mines, but when the European War broke out he enlisted in his present regiment to fight for the Motherland for the second time. He was through the Gallipoli campaign, and next Egypt, coming to France last year.

Captain John Mackenzie, South Stafford Regiment, who is 38 years of age, is the eldest son. He was a sergeant in the Partick Police, when shortly after the war commenced he was gazetted Lieut., and posted to the Glasgow Highlanders, subsequently being transferred to his present regiment. Captain Mackenzie is well-known all over Scotland as an athlete, he having been all-round heavy weight champion for some years. At throwing the hammer, putting the shot, and vaulting, he had few equals, and his presence in the events at the principal games throughout Scotland was always a source of attraction. His wife and child reside in Dunoon.

Sergt. Kenneth Mackenzie, M.T., A.S.C., who is 31 years of age, was a piper in the Ross-shire Territorial Regiment, and was mobilised when the war broke out. While training in England, and being an expert motor mechanic, he transferred to the A.S.C., in which he is presently serving in France.

Sergt. Mackenzie is a saddler to trade and was employed with the late Mr James Mackenzie, saddler, Dingwall. Like his brother, John, he was also a noted athlete, and won many prizes in games all over the North.

See entries below for details of his brothers John & Kenneth Mackenzie

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Captain John Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 24.08.1917
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): John
Rank: Captain
Regiment: South Stafford
Home Address: Nicol’s Court, Dingwall

In today’s issue we reproduce photographs of three sons of Mrs Mackenzie, Nicol’s Court, Dingwall, who are at present on active service in France. [Donald Mackenzie’s photo was not shown.]

Private Donald Mackenzie, Australian Light Horse, the second son, a plasterer to trade, is 35 years of age. He left Dingwall in the 1890s with the Scottish Horse, and was through the whole of the Boer War. He did not return home, but joined the South Africa Mounted Police, in which he served for three years. Subsequently he went to Australia, and was engaged in the gold mines, but when the European War broke out he enlisted in his present regiment to fight for the Motherland for the second time. He was through the Gallipoli campaign, and next Egypt, coming to France last year.

Captain John Mackenzie, South Stafford Regiment, who is 38 years of age, is the eldest son. He was a sergeant in the Partick Police, when shortly after the war commenced he was gazetted Lieut., and posted to the Glasgow Highlanders, subsequently being transferred to his present regiment. Captain Mackenzie is well-known all over Scotland as an athlete, he having been all-round heavy weight champion for some years. At throwing the hammer, putting the shot, and vaulting, he had few equals, and his presence in the events at the principal games throughout Scotland was always a source of attraction. His wife and child reside in Dunoon.

Sergt. Kenneth Mackenzie, M.T., A.S.C., who is 31 years of age, was a piper in the Ross-shire Territorial Regiment, and was mobilised when the war broke out. While training in England, and being an expert motor mechanic, he transferred to the A.S.C., in which he is presently serving in France.

Sergt. Mackenzie is a saddler to trade and was employed with the late Mr James Mackenzie, saddler, Dingwall. Like his brother, John, he was also a noted athlete, and won many prizes in games all over the North.

See entry above for details of his brother Donald Mackenzie & below for details of his brother Kenneth Mackenzie

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Mackenzie Kenneth, Sgt, Dingwall

Sergeant Kenneth Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 24.08.1917
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): Kenneth
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Home Address: Nicol’s Court, Dingwall

In today’s issue we reproduce photographs of three sons of Mrs Mackenzie, Nicol’s Court, Dingwall, who are at present on active service in France. [Donald Mackenzie’s photo was not shown.]

Private Donald Mackenzie, Australian Light Horse, the second son, a plasterer to trade, is 35 years of age. He left Dingwall in the 1890s with the Scottish Horse, and was through the whole of the Boer War. He did not return home, but joined the South Africa Mounted Police, in which he served for three years. Subsequently he went to Australia, and was engaged in the gold mines, but when the European War broke out he enlisted in his present regiment to fight for the Motherland for the second time. He was through the Gallipoli campaign, and next Egypt, coming to France last year.

Captain John Mackenzie, South Stafford Regiment, who is 38 years of age, is the eldest son. He was a sergeant in the Partick Police, when shortly after the war commenced he was gazetted Lieut., and posted to the Glasgow Highlanders, subsequently being transferred to his present regiment. Captain Mackenzie is well-known all over Scotland as an athlete, he having been all-round heavy weight champion for some years. At throwing the hammer, putting the shot, and vaulting, he had few equals, and his presence in the events at the principal games throughout Scotland was always a source of attraction. His wife and child reside in Dunoon.

Sergt. Kenneth Mackenzie, M.T., A.S.C., who is 31 years of age, was a piper in the Ross-shire Territorial Regiment, and was mobilised when the war broke out. While training in England, and being an expert motor mechanic, he transferred to the A.S.C., in which he is presently serving in France.

Sergt. Mackenzie is a saddler to trade and was employed with the late Mr James Mackenzie, saddler, Dingwall. Like his brother, John, he was also a noted athlete, and won many prizes in games all over the North.

See entries above for details of his brothers John & Donald Mackenzie

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Mackenzie Donald, Drummer, Dingwall

Drummer Donald Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 10.03.1916
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): Donald
Rank: Drummer
Regiment: 1/4th Seaforths
Home Address: Craig Road, Dingwall

Mackenzie, Drummer, Donald, 1179, attached to D (Gairloch) Coy., killed in action 11th March 1915, younger son of Mr James Mackenzie, painter contractor, Dingwall, and Mrs Mackenzie, Craig Road, Dingwall. Draper with Mr Hector Crawford, Dingwall.

See entry below for details of his brother A. M. Mackenzie

Photo: #6011

Mackenzie Donald, Drummer, Dingwall

Corporal Drummer A M Mackenzie

No record in Ross-shire Journal

Not included in the Ross-shire Journal extracts but mentioned in Ross-shire Roll of Honour: Portraits of Officers and Men on Active Service, 1915 (kindly loaned by Miss Isabel MacMaster, Dingwall) as the brother of Drummer Donald Mackenzie is Corporal-Drummer A M Mackenzie.

See above entry for details of his brother Donald Mackenzie

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Mackenzie Donald, 2 Lieut, Dingwall

2nd Lieutenant Donald Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 09.11.1917
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): Donald
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Home Address: 3, Station Road, Dingwall

2nd Lieut. Donald Mackenzie, M.M., Royal Engineers (Signal Section), whose photograph is reproduced today, is an old pupil of Dingwall Academy, and formerly resided at 3 Station Road, Dingwall. From 1909 to 1913 he was a student of Aberdeen University, where he graduated M.A., and was a member of the U or University Company, 4th Gordon Highlanders. He became classical master at Rothesay Academy in 1914. When war broke out he mobilised with his battalion along with many other past and present students of his Alma Mater. At the war station in England he was transferred to the Signal Company of the Highland Division. Proceeding to France in April 1915, he was signal sergeant at Brigade Headquarters for two years. He won the Military Medal on the Somme in July 1916 for conspicuous gallantry in the field. In April 1917 he returned to England and qualified for a commission in the Royal Engineers, and was gazetted in August last.
Many former pupils of Dingwall Academy will learn with pleasure of the distinction which this son of the old burgh has achieved.

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Mackenzie Murdo, Pte, Dingwall

Private Murdo Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 06.10.1916
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): Murdo
Rank: Private
Regiment: Camerons
Home Address: George Street, Dingwall

THE LATE PTE. MURDO MACKENZIE, CAMERONS

The above is a photograph of Pte. Murdo Mackenzie, Camerons, husband of Mrs Mackenzie, George Street, Dingwall, who was killed at the battle of Loos on 25th September 1915. Deceased served seven years with the 2nd Camerons, some of these in India, and was a reservist. When called up he was attached to the 1st Camerons. He was sent out to France in August 1914 and was through the great retreat at Mons. At the Aisne he was wounded, and for a time he was in hospital, and subsequently visited his home in Dingwall.

Previous to the war he was employed as a lorryman with Messrs. Wordie & Coy., Dingwall. A native of Beauly, he was 28 years of age, and is survived by a widow and young child.

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Mackenzie Thomson, Air Mechanic, Dingwall

Air Mechanic Thomson Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 11.11.1918
Surname: Mackenzie
First Name(s): Thomson
Rank: Air Mechanic
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: Stafford Place, Dingwall

THE LATE AIR MECHANIC THOMSON MACKENZIE, DINGWALL

A photograph of the late Air Mechanic Thomson Mackenzie, Royal Air Force, son of Mr and Mrs Thomson Mackenzie, Stafford Place, Dingwall, appears today. It will be recalled that this fine young lad – he was only 18 years of age – was fatally injured on the 19th September 1918, when in the execution of his duties as a wireless operator in the Royal Air Force, somewhere on the East Coast, and that he died on admission to a military hospital in Edinburgh. Air Mechanic 231028 Thomson Mackenzie joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1917, as a wireless operator, and was trained at one or more well known air stations in England. Subsequently transferred to the Royal Air Force, and still employed on naval work, he was stationed on the East Coast, where he had been engaged in observation duties since June last.

A grandson of the late Mr Roderick Mackenzie, head of the firm of Messrs R. Mackenzie, plumbers, Dingwall, deceased was a young lad of great promise. Educated at Fodderty Public School, under Mr Duthie, he passed out Dux of the school and subsequently, as an apprentice in the firm of Messrs R. Mackenzie & Sons, gave every promise of tact, talent, and executive ability. Frank, open, kindly, affable, he held the esteem of his fellows, who join the widespread sympathy which has gone out to the bereaved parents.

The remains of deceased were brought north and interred in Fodderty Churchyard.