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Leading Aircraftsman Alick Shanks

Date of Paper: 12.01.1945
Surname: Shanks
Forename(s): Alick
Rank: Leading Aircraftsman
Regiment: Royal Airforce
Home Address: Dingwall

MISSING - L.A.C. SHANKS, DINGWALL

Mr Shanks, Ironmonger, Dingwall, has received intimation that his son, L.A.C. Alick Shanks, is “reported missing, believed prisoner of war”. There is much sympathy with Mr and Mrs Shanks in their anxiety.

Handwritten note: “Prisoner of War 9th Feb., 1945.”

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Private Robert Shearer

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Shearer
Forename(s): Robert
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Gladstone Avenue, Dingwall

Pte. Robert Shearer, The Seaforths, is a son of the late Mr R. Shearer, and of Mrs Watson, Gladstone Avenue, Dingwall. He was frequently employed at Dingwall Auction Marts.

Handwritten note: “Prisoner of War 16th August, 1940.”

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Bombardier Jack Shepherd

Date of Paper: 30.06.1944
Surname: Shepherd
Forename(s): Jack
Rank: Bombardier
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: 44 Fingal Road, Dingwall

Bdr. Jack Shepherd is in hospital suffering from a wound in the thigh. He is a son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Shepherd, Millcraig Road, Dingwall, while his wife resides at 44 Fingal Road. Before enlisting he was a traveller. Mr and Mrs Andrew Shepherd have four sons and a son-in-law in the Forces.

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Lance Corporal George Simpson

Date of Paper: 23.02.1945
Surname: Simpson
Forename(s): George
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Royal Scots
Home Address: The Nursery, Craig Road, Dingwall

WOUNDED

L./Cpl. George Simpson, Royal Scots, wounded while serving on the Burma front, is a son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Simpson, The Nursery, Craig Road, Dingwall. The War Office information states that he is wounded in the left foot, the right leg and the neck. Prior to enlisting, L./Cpl. Simpson was assisting his brother, Gordon, in his business in Edinburgh.

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Sergeant Andrew Sinclair

Date of Paper: 20.11.1942
Surname: Sinclair
Forename(s): Andrew
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Home Address: Upper Dochcarty, Dingwall

Sgt. Andrew Sinclair, R.A., A.A., wounded in the Middle East, is a son of Mr and Mrs Sinclair, Upper Dochcarty. Prior to enlisting he was a millwright with Mr Reid, Bridgend, Dingwall.

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Gunner Jack Sinclair

Date of Paper: 06.08.1943
Surname: Sinclair
Forename(s): Jack
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Home Address: Ussie Place, Dingwall

Gnr. Jack Sinclair, R.A., who was wounded in North Africa in April, is home in Dingwall on convalescent leave. He was wounded by shrapnel in the left forearm, which is making a good recovery. Gr. Sinclair is a son of the late Mr and Mrs Sinclair, Ussie Place, Dingwall, and was an insurance agent prior to joining up.

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Private Neil Spence

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Spence
Forename(s): Neil
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Mill Street, Dingwall

Pte. Neil Spence, The Seaforths, is a son of the late Mr Spence, and of Mrs Spence, Mill Street, Dingwall, and was a member of the Dingwall Postal Staff.

Handwritten notes: “Prisoner of War 16th August, 1940. Liberated 14th May, 1945.

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Lieutenant Ian Stewart-Ross

Date of Paper: 15.05.1942
Surname: Stewart-Ross
Forename(s): Ian
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: South African Air Force
Home Address: Johannesburg, ex-Kempfield, Dingwall

STEWART ROSS – Killed in action, on 28th March, 1942, Ian Stewart Ross, Lieut., SAAF, eldest beloved son of Lieut. Colonel and Mrs J. Stewart Ross, Kensington, Johannesburg, and grandson of the late Mrs Stewart Ross, Kempfield, Dingwall, aged 22 years.

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Private James Sutherland

Date of Paper: 19.07.1940
Surname: Sutherland
Forename(s): James
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Fingal Road, Dingwall

Pte. James Sutherland, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs Sutherland, Fingal Road, Dingwall, and prior to the war was for a period on the staff of the Dingwall Post Office. An athlete of outstanding merit, he was the boy champion of Dingwall Academy in his year, as well as being a well known competitior at Highland Gatherings. He also played football with Ross County senior eleven.

Handwritten notes: “Prisoner of War 1st November, 1940. Liberated 11th May, 1945.”

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Private James Thain

Date of Paper: 27.11.1942
Surname: Thain
Forename(s): James
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: 17 Millcraig Road, Dingwall

Pte. James Thain, The Seaforths, wounded in the Middle East, is a son of Mr and Mrs James Thain, 17 Millcraig Road, Dingwall. Before joining up he was a butcher with Messrs Maciver Bros., Dingwall.

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Private William Thain

Date of Paper: 30.11.1944
Surname: Thain
Forename(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: 17 Millcraig Road, Dingwall

Pte. William Thain, wounded, is making a satisfactory recovery in hospital in England. He is a son of Mr and Mrs Thain, 17 Millcraig Road, Dingwall, and was in the employment of Messrs Fraser Brothers, butchers, Dingwall, before joining up.

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Private Alastair Urquhart

Date of Paper: 14.06.1940
Surname: Urquhart
Forename(s): Alastair
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: 1 Meiklefield Road, Dingwall

Private Alastair Urquhart, eldest son of Mr and Mrs A. Urquhart, 1 Meiklefield Road, Dingwall, has died of wounds in a hospital in France. Deceased, who was 28 years of age, was well known in Dingwall and district. Originally he served with The Seaforth Highlanders and was with the Battalion in Palestine. Later he was employed in Fraser’s Auction Rooms, Dingwall, but on the outbreak of war he rejoined the Army. Much sympathy is felt for his invalided father and mother and with his two sisters and brother, who is also with the Forces in France.

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Nursing Officer Mary Urquhart

Date of Paper: 07.04.1944
Surname: Urquhart
Forename(s): Mary
Rank: Nursing Officer
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Rhelonie, Culrain

LOST AT SEA

Nursing Officer Mary Urquhart, recently reported missing and now reported lost at sea, was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Donald Urquhart, Rhelonie, Culrain. Educated at Culrain and Bonar, she trained for her profession at Aberdeen Infirmary and took her maternity nursing course at Perth. For a time she was a relief nurse in the Conon Nursing Home and later a sister in the Ross Memorial Hospital. After serving in various military hospitals, she sailed for East Africa as a nursing officer last July, and was stationed successively at Nyeri and Nairobi. She recently shipped for an unknown destination, when disaster befell her. Possessed of a charming personality, she was a splendid adornment to her great profession.

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Private Seorais Urquhart

Date of Paper: 11.02.1944
Surname: Urquhart
Forename(s): Seorais
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: 26 Hill Street, Dingwall

Handwritten notes: “Wounded. Formerly a butcher with Messrs John Mackay & Son, Dingwall.”

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Sergeant Thomas Waddell

Date of Paper: 26.02.1943
Surname: Waddell
Forename(s): Thomas
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: R.E.M.E.
Home Address: 9 Gladstone Avenue, Dingwall, ex-39 Barrowfield Street, Coatbridge

KILLED ON SERVICE

The sad information has been received in Dingwall of the death, on 17th February 1943, as the result of a traffic accident in North Africa, of Sgt. Thomas Waddell, REME. Deceased was a son of Mr and Mrs George Waddell, 39 Barrowfield Street, Coatbridge, and husband of Eileen, daughter of Mr Wm. Macdonald, insurance agent, and Mrs Macdonald, 9 Gladstone Avenue, Dingwall. A motor engineer to trade, Sgt. Waddell joined the REME and for a time served with his unit, which was stationed last year in Messrs Robertson & Porter’s Garage, Dingwall. He was married in Dingwall on 30th December, 1942. Much sympathy is extended to his parents, who are at present in Dingwall, and to his wife and her father and mother.

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