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Menstrie Lauchlan Mackinnon, Pte, Ex Dingwall

Private Lauchlan Mackinnon

Date of Paper: 31.08.1916
Surname: Mackinnon
First Name(s): Lauchlan
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Home Address: Ochil Place, Menstrie (formerly Dingwall)

DINGWALL ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIER MISSING

20970 Private Lauchlan Mackinnon, Royal Scots Fusiliers, son of Mr and Mrs D. Mackinnon, Ochil Place, Menstrie and formerly Dingwall, is reported missing since 30th July, and Mr and Mrs Mackinnon are anxious to receive any information available. Pte. Mackinnon served his apprenticeship with Mrs J.M. Frew, Chemist, Dingwall, and afterwards proceeded south, working in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. In December last, on qualifying as a member of the Pharmaceutical Society, he joined the army, and had been at the front with his unit since early in June. Other two sons of Mr and Mrs Mackinnon joined the colours, and one of them, Pte. John Mackinnon, is serving with the A.S.C. in the East.

In a letter the Chaplain of the Royal Scots Fusiliers says Private Mackinnon (whose portrait we reproduce) was one of a party of the battalion who did not return from action. “He is either a prisoner or killed,” the Chaplain writes, “and if I were you I would not give up hope yet. He may be alive. No one saw him being wounded, though that, of course, is probable. Hoping you may hear soon so that the terrible suspense through which you are passing may be removed. – Yours sincerely, A.S. Andrew, C.F. (Pres.)”.

Lance-Corpl. Alexander Maclean, Edinburgh, of the same battalion, who is a cousin of Pte. Mackinnon’s, was also reported missing in the same engagement, and information has just been received that he is a prisoner of war.

Mr Lauchlan Mackinnon, Edinburgh, a nephew of Private Lauchlan Mackinnon, has provided a photograph of his uncle, and a copy of a letter dated 15 July 1916:

“2nd RSF. BEF.
“My Dear Mother
“Another few lines to let you know I am quite well. I got both Neil’s and your own parcel last night also cigarettes from Kenneth. We just came back from the trenches again last night. I think I told you that we were on that big attack on July 1st. Well we were relieved on Monday morning but went back again on Saturday night arriving at the trenches about 5am Sunday morning and had to attack the Germans in a farm right away. They never showed any fight however and we took it easily. However during the day and night we were bombarded very severely and lost some men. One of my pals was killed sitting beside me. Am glad to say however I came through it all right. We got relieved again on Tuesday morning and we are now back to billets but for how long I cannot say. We are a good bit back this time so expect we will have a bit longer rest.
“Tell Moira I have not seen Alick McLean yet. One thing I am very short of just now and that is paper and envelopes. I cannot get any anywhere and cannot write anybody. Just got this from another chap. The place here is a beautiful spot. Only hope we will be here for some time. You will be wondering how I felt being in action. Well honestly I never felt at all like what I imagined I would. Felt a bit nervous of course but nothing much. Too much to think about to get too nervous. Well mother will you write me again very soon. Will close just now then Mother but will write soon. Hope you are all keeping well. No I do not want any money as we have no place to spend it. Write soon.
“Your loving son Lachie”

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Mackintosh Angus, Pte, Glasgow Ex Dingwall

Private Angus Mackintosh

Date of Paper: 18.02.1916
Surname: Mackintosh
First Name(s): Angus
Rank: Private
Regiment: 1st Scots Guards
Home Address-Fernie Street, Maryhill, Glasgow (formerly Grant Street, Dingwall)

We reproduce above the portrait of Pte. Angus Mackintosh, 1st Scots Guards, whom we reported as killed in action in our last issue. He was missing from 25th January 1915, and the War Council now report to his wife at Fernie Street, Maryhill, Glasgow, that he was killed that same day. Private Mackintosh, who was his 27th year, was the second son of the late Mr Mackintosh, Grant Street, Dingwall. Deceased was well-known in Dingwall, where he for some time was employed with Messrs Wordie & Co., as a lorryman. Seven years ago he left Dingwall for Glasgow, where he joined the Police Force. At the outbreak of war he was one of the Glasgow police to volunteer, and he immediately enlisted in the Scots Guards, and within a few months took his place at the front.

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Mackintosh David, Corp, Dingwall

Corporal David Mackintosh

Date of Paper: 07.03.1919
Surname: Mackintosh
First Name(s): David
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: 1st Canadian Contingent
Home Address: Macgregor’s Court, Dingwall

THE LATE CORPL. D. MACKINTOSH, CANADIANS

Above we reproduce the photograph of the late Corporal David Mackintosh of Canadians, husband of Miss Lizzie Macdonald, Macgregor’s Court, Dingwall, grand-daughter of the late Mr Rod. Mackenzie, plumber contractor, Dingwall, and whose death from influenza at the Military. Hospital, Bramshott, we recorded in a recent issue.

Corpl Mackintosh was a native of Kingussie, where his mother resides. Some ten years ago he came to Dingwall, where he was employed as a baker with Mr A. Dunbar. An outstanding shinty player he was several years the backbone of the Wester Ross Shinty Club, when it achieved a grand record in the North. A few years before the war he emigrated to Canada and when hostilities broke out he was one of the first to enlist, landing in France with the 1st Canadian Contingent. He saw much service in France, taking part in some of the severe early battles in the Ypres salient and later on at Vimy Ridge. At the latter place he was gassed on the first occasion in which the Germans used cloud gas. He was sent to Blighty and although he recovered and returned to the trenches he never was totally free of the gas.

An unassuming young man of 29 years, he had a manly bearing and was altogether a splendid type of a Scottish Canadian.

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Mackintosh Jack F, Pte, Manchester connections to Dingwall

Private Jack F. Mackintosh

DINGWALL Photo def in Dingwall album
Date of Paper: 25.01.1918
Surname: Mackintosh
First Name(s): Jack F.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Home Address: Manchester

Pte. J. F. (Jack) Mackintosh, Manchester Regiment, a photograph of whom appears today, was killed in action on the 17th ult., as reported recently. The son of Mr and Mrs J. M. Mackintosh, Stretford, and a nephew of Mr G. S. M. Mackintosh, Castle Street, Dingwall, he joined up in February 1917, and was drafted to France in September, shortly after attaining the age of 19. A brilliant scholar, he was dux at the Stretford School, Manchester, and passed with distinction through a three years’ course at the Manchester Municipal Secondary School, afterwards becoming a student of electricity at the Manchester College of Technology. At the time of joining up he was an apprentice of electrical engineering at the British Westinghouse, Manchester. That he was an honourable, affectionate, and dutiful son, brother, and comrade, is testified by the numerous letters of condolence received by his parents from a wide circle of friends and from his officers. At the Stretford Church, Manchester, a touching reference and kind appreciation was made from the pulpit of the worth of so promising a life cut off on the threshold of manhood and usefulness.

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Maclean Dan A, Sgt, Dingwall

Staff Sergeant.-Major Dan A. Maclean

Date of Paper: 26.09.1919
Surname: Maclean
First Name(s): Dan A.
Rank: Staff Sergeant-Major
Regiment: A.S.C.
Home Address: Lochbuie, Dingwall

THE LATE STAFF SERGT.-MAJOR D. A. MACLEAN DINGWALL

Reproduced above will be found the photograph of Mech. Staff Sergt.-Major Dan A. Maclean, A.S.C., who was a victim of the terrible scourge influenza and died in Paris in February, 1919. A son of the late Mr Donald Maclean, slater contractor, Dingwall, and Mrs Maclean, Lochbuie, Dingwall, and now resident in Glasgow, he joined the 4th Seaforths at the outbreak of war and went to France in November, 1914. He saw much active service with the county territorials before transferring to the A.S.C. It is almost tragic that he should after 4½ years of active service, have succumbed so shortly after hostilities ceased.

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Maclean John, Corp, Dingwall

Corporal John Maclean

Date of Paper: 31.08.1917
Surname: Maclean
First Name(s): John
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Tigh-na-Crae, Craig Road, Dingwall

THE LATE CORPL. JOHN MACLEAN, SEAFORTHS

Above we reproduce the photographs of the late Corporal John Maclean, Seaforths, and Private William Maclean, sons of Mr Wm. Maclean builder, Tigh-na-Crae, Craig Road, Dingwall. As we intimated in a recent issue, Corpl Maclean was wounded by shrapnel in the right leg on 2nd August, and died of his wounds of 5th August. About thirty years of age, and a mason to trade he was a partner with his father, who has been an invalid for three or four years now in the well-known firm of William Maclean & Son, and whose work can be seen all over the Highlands. Joining up in October, 1915, he went to France with the Seaforths some eighteen months ago, where he had since without holiday.. He was a brave soldier and proud of his regiment.
His younger brother, William who was an apprentice engineer in Glasgow at the outbreak of war, was one of those to join Kitchener’s first hundred thousand. He went to the 7th Seaforths and was severely wounded at Loos in September, 1915. For a year he received treatment in hospital, after he received his discharge.

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Maclean Thomas, Sapper, Dingwall

Sapper Thomas Maclean

Date of Paper: 24.04.1917
Surname: Maclean
First Name(s): Thomas
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Canadians
Home Address: Toronto, Canada (ex-Hill Street, Dingwall)

TWO DINGWALL HEROES

Above we reproduce photographs of two sons of Mrs Maclean, Hill Street, Dingwall, who in one week received the sad intelligence that one of her sons had been killed in action and another one wounded. Sapper Thomas Maclean, Canadians, killed on 15th February, was one of the first to respond to the call of the Motherland in Canada, He was a fine stamp of a Highlander, and popular in his battalion. He leaves a widow and two children who reside in Toronto. Mrs Maclean’s other son, Bombardier William Maclean, R.G.A., was wounded in the leg on 27th February, and now lies in hospital at Salonica. An assistant with Mr Hector Crawford, draper, he joined the county battery shortly after mobilisation and has been through the campaign with good fortune until now.

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Maclean William, Bombardier, Dingwall

Bombardier William Maclean

Date of Paper: 24.04.1917
Surname: Maclean
First Name(s): William
Rank: Bombardier
Regiment: R.G.A.
Home Address: Hill Street, Dingwall

TWO DINGWALL HEROES

Above we reproduce photographs of two sons of Mrs Maclean, Hill Street, Dingwall, who in one week received the sad intelligence that one of her sons had been killed in action and another one wounded. Sapper Thomas Maclean, Canadians, killed on 15th February, was one of the first to respond to the call of the Motherland in Canada, He was a fine stamp of a Highlander, and popular in his battalion. He leaves a widow and two children who reside in Toronto. Mrs Maclean’s other son, Bombardier William Maclean, R.G.A., was wounded in the leg on 27th February, and now lies in hospital at Salonica. An assistant with Mr Hector Crawford, draper, he joined the county battery shortly after mobilisation and has been through the campaign with good fortune until now.

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Maclean William, Pte, Dingwall

Private William Maclean

Date of Paper: 31.08.1917
Surname: Maclean
First Name(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Dingwall

The newspaper had a photograph only and no text

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Macleay A, L Corp, Dingwall

Lance-Corporal A. Macleay

Date of Paper: 18.05.1917
Surname: Macleay
First Name(s): A.
Rank: Lance-Corporal
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Home Address: Ferry Road, Dingwall

THE LATE L-CPL A. MACLEAY, R.S.F.

There is reproduced to-day a photograph of the late Lance-Corporal A. Macleay, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 23rd April. Official intimation of the death was received by his father, Mr D. Macleay, forester, Ferry Road, Dingwall, from the commanding officer of the deceased. Lance-Corporal Macleay was a well set-up soldierly young man, and was well-known in Dingwall, where he served his apprenticeship as a grocer with Mr William Macmillan. At the time of the enlistment he was manager of the Crown Tavern, Broxburn. Widespread sympathy is felt with those who have just lost a gallant son.

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Maclennan D D, Pte, Dingwall

Private D. D. Maclennan

Date of Paper: 05.05.1916
Surname: Maclennan
First Name(s): D. D.
Rank: Private
Regiment:
Home Address: Victoria Place, Dingwall

FOUR DINGWALL BROTHERS WITH THE COLOURS

We reproduce above the photographs of four sons of Mrs Barbara Maclennan, Victoria Place, Dingwall, who are at present serving their King and Country.

Sergeant Donald Maclennan is with the Australian Contingent. Five years ago he left Dingwall and took up farming in Australia. When the war broke out he immediately volunteered, and on the 25th April he was one of the first to land on the ill-fated Gallipoli peninsula. On 8th August he was severely wounded, necessitating his being sent back to Australia for treatment. It is satisfactory to know his condition now is steadily improving.

Driver Jack Maclennan mobilised with the 4th Seaforths, but while the Battalion was in training he transferred to the Army Service Corps (motor transport), and is now serving in France. Previous to the war he was engaged as motor mechanic with Mr J R Cran, Dingwall.

Private Roderick Maclennan was a groom [remainder obliterated]

See entries below for details of his brothers Donald, Jack & Roderick Maclennan

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Maclennan Donald, Sgt, Dingwall

Sergeant Donald Maclennan

Date of Paper: 05.05.1916
Surname: Maclennan
First Name(s): Donald
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Australian Contingent
Home Address: Australia

FOUR DINGWALL BROTHERS WITH THE COLOURS

We reproduce above the photographs of four sons of Mrs Barbara Maclennan, Victoria Place, Dingwall, who are at present serving their King and Country.

Sergeant Donald Maclennan is with the Australian Contingent. Five years ago he left Dingwall and took up farming in Australia. When the war broke out he immediately volunteered, and on the 25th April he was one of the first to land on the ill-fated Gallipoli peninsula. On 8th August he was severely wounded, necessitating his being sent back to Australia for treatment. It is satisfactory to know his condition now is steadily improving.

Driver Jack Maclennan mobilised with the 4th Seaforths, but while the Battalion was in training he transferred to the Army Service Corps (motor transport), and is now serving in France. Previous to the war he was engaged as motor mechanic with Mr J R Cran, Dingwall.

Private Roderick Maclennan was a groom [remainder obliterated]

See entry above for his brother D.D. and entries below for his brothers Jack & Roderick Maclennan

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Maclennan Jack, Driver, Dingwall

Driver Jack Maclennan

Date of Paper: 05.05.1916
Surname: Maclennan
First Name(s): Jack
Rank: Driver
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Home Address: Victoria Place Dingwall

FOUR DINGWALL BROTHERS WITH THE COLOURS

We reproduce above the photographs of four sons of Mrs Barbara Maclennan, Victoria Place, Dingwall, who are at present serving their King and Country.

Sergeant Donald Maclennan is with the Australian Contingent. Five years ago he left Dingwall and took up farming in Australia. When the war broke out he immediately volunteered, and on the 25th April he was one of the first to land on the ill-fated Gallipoli peninsula. On 8th August he was severely wounded, necessitating his being sent back to Australia for treatment. It is satisfactory to know his condition now is steadily improving.

Driver Jack Maclennan mobilised with the 4th Seaforths, but while the Battalion was in training he transferred to the Army Service Corps (motor transport), and is now serving in France. Previous to the war he was engaged as motor mechanic with Mr J R Cran, Dingwall.

Private Roderick Maclennan was a groom [remainder obliterated]

See entries above for his brothers D.D. & Donald and entry below for his brother Roderick Maclennan

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Maclennan Roderick, Pte, Dingwall

Private Roderick Maclennan

Date of Paper: 05.05.1916
Surname: Maclennan
First Name(s): Roderick
Rank: Private
Regiment:
Home Address: Victoria Place, Dingwall

FOUR DINGWALL BROTHERS WITH THE COLOURS

We reproduce above the photographs of four sons of Mrs Barbara Maclennan, Victoria Place, Dingwall, who are at present serving their King and Country.

Sergeant Donald Maclennan is with the Australian Contingent. Five years ago he left Dingwall and took up farming in Australia. When the war broke out he immediately volunteered, and on the 25th April he was one of the first to land on the ill-fated Gallipoli peninsula. On 8th August he was severely wounded, necessitating his being sent back to Australia for treatment. It is satisfactory to know his condition now is steadily improving.

Driver Jack Maclennan mobilised with the 4th Seaforths, but while the Battalion was in training he transferred to the Army Service Corps (motor transport), and is now serving in France. Previous to the war he was engaged as motor mechanic with Mr J R Cran, Dingwall.

Private Roderick Maclennan was a groom [remainder obliterated]

See entries above for details of his brothers D.D., Donald & Jack Maclennan

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Maclennan K, Seaman, Dingwall

Seaman K. Maclennan

Date of Paper: 11.10.1918
Surname: Maclennan
First Name(s): K.
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: R.N.
Home Address: Mill St., Dingwall

YOUNG DINGWALL SAILOR'S SAD DEATH

A photograph of seaman K. Maclennan, son of Mr Kenneth Maclennan, surfaceman, Mill Street, Dingwall, appears today. The facts of his sad death, on Sept. 21, a fortnight after he joined the Navy, will be recalled. A sharp attack if influenza was followed by pneumonia, to which he quickly succumbed. A day or two previously deceased had written to his father stating how satisfied he was with his surroundings, and how well he was liking his new conditions. Deceased, who was 18 years of age, before joining up was employed with Mr Fraser, slater, and was well known in town. Much sympathy is felt with the parents, this being the third successive death in the family within little more than a year. The remains of Seaman Maclennan were brought home for interment in Kiltearn Churchyard, and the Dingwall Company of the 2/1st NCHVB furnished an escort, of which he was a member before joining up.