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Corporal John Macvinish Blair

Date of Paper: 14.01.1944
Surname: Blair
Forename(s): John Macvinish
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Cameronians
Home Address: Dunglass Farm, Maryburgh (Conon in text)

Cpl. John Macvinish Blair, Cameronians, killed in service in Italy in December 1943, was 25 years of age, a native of Maryburgh, and whose wife and young daughter live with Mr and Mrs Robert Ross, Dunglass Farm, Conon. He served his apprenticeship as a grocer with the late Bailie Wm. Mackenzie, High Street, Dingwall, and later gained experience in London, where he was working prior to joining up. Deep sympathy is extended to his wife and child and other relatives.

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Marine Commando Finlay Campbell

Date of Paper: 21.07.1944
Surname: Campbell
Forename(s): Finlay
Rank: Marine Commando
Regiment: Royal Navy
Home Address: 15 Lochussie, Maryburgh (Conon in text), ex-Glensanda, Kingairloch

Marine Commando Finlay Campbell, Royal Navy, killed in action, was the only son of the late Mr David Campbell, Glensanda, Kingairloch, and of Mrs B. Campbell, 15 Lochussie, Conon. Prior to joining up he was a hairdresser with Mr J. R. Urquhart, Dingwall. Aged 26 years, he was well-built physically and a keen sportsman.

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Private R. Macdonald

Date of Paper: 21.04.1944
Surname: Macdonald
Forename(s): R.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Hill Cottage, Knockfarrel, Maryburgh

WOUNDED

Information has been received that Pte. R. Macdonald, The Seaforths, has been wounded while serving with the Central Mediterranean Forces. This is the third time he has been wounded, once in France, and twice in Italy. His wife and son reside at Hill Cottage, Knockfarrel.

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Sergeant Hector Ian Macrae

Date of Paper: 02.06.1944
Surname: Macrae
Forename(s): Hector Ian
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Canadians
Home Address: Edmonton, Canada, ex-Maryburgh

Sgt. Hector Ian Macrae, Canadians, wounded, is a son of Mr and Mrs H. A. Macrae, Edmonton, and a grandson of the late Mr Donald Macrae, builder, Maryburgh. Sgt. Macrae enlisted in 1942 and trained in the United States as a parachute jumper. He took part in the Kiska operations in the Aleutians before he crossed to Italy.

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Sutherland, Ebenezer S, Maryburgh

Ebenezer S. Sutherland [Photos courtesy of Mrs Patricia Gillanders, Eb's niece.] Pte. Ebenezer S. Sutherland, The Seaforths, reported missing while serving with the Central Mediterranean Force, is a son of Mr and the late Mrs Andrew Sutherland, Caberfeidh Cottage, Maryburgh. Prior to enlisting he was on the staff of Messrs Middleton, Ross & Arnot, solicitors, Dingwall.

Private Ebenezer S. Sutherland

Date of Paper: 04.02.1944
Surname: Sutherland
Forename(s): Ebenezer S.
Rank: Private:
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Caberfeidh Cottage, Maryburgh

Pte. Ebenezer S. Sutherland, The Seaforths, reported missing while serving with the Central Mediterranean Force, is a son of Mr and the late Mrs Andrew Sutherland, Caberfeidh Cottage, Maryburgh. Prior to enlisting he was on the staff of Messrs Middleton, Ross & Arnot, solicitors, Dingwall.

Date of Paper: 14.07.1944

Pte. Ebenezer S. Sutherland, The Seaforths, who was posted missing on 18th January, 1944, while serving with the Central Mediterranean Forces, has arrived at his home, Caberfeidh, Maryburgh, after a very adventurous time. He was taken prisoner at Cassino, but ten days later, while on a train bound for Germany, he contrived to make his escape. For five months he wandered about behind the German lines, sleeping in the hills and being fed by friendly Italians. Eventually he reached the British lines. On his arrival at Maryburgh on Saturday evening last, looking fit and well, he received a great welcome from the Maryburgh people. Prior to enlisting, Pte. Sutherland was employed in the office of Messrs Middleton, Ross & Arnot, solicitors, Dingwall.

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Sutherland, Ebenezer S, Maryburgh

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Corporal Ernest Sutherland

Date of Paper: 14.04.1944
Surname: Sutherland
Forename(s): Ernest
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Hood Street, Maryburgh

WOUNDED

Pte. Ernest Sutherland, The Seaforths, wounded in the Middle East, is a son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Sutherland, Dingwall. His wife resides at Hood Street, Maryburgh.

Handwritten notes: “5th May, 1944, reported missing. Reported died of wounds 23rd March, 1945.”

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Private John Sutherland

Date of Paper: 18.06.1943
Surname: Sutherland
Forename(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Lochussie, Maryburgh

Handwritten notes: “Killed in action. Married and three of a family.”

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Corporal William Thomson

Date of Paper: 14.04.1944
Surname: Thomson
Forename(s): William
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Lochussie, Maryburgh

Cpl. Wm. Thomson, The Seaforths, wounded with the C.M.F., is a son of Mrs Macleod, Lochussie, and of the late Duncan Thomson, Meikleferry, Tain. He was employed at Scotsburn Farm, Kildary, before the war.

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Petty Officer Jack Warner

Date of Paper: 14.06.1940
Surname: Warner
Forename(s): Jack
Rank: Petty Officer
Regiment: Royal Navy
Home Address: Maryburgh

Mrs Warner, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Murdoch, Maryburgh, has received intimation that her husband, Petty Officer Jack Warner, is missing. He also was on the Glorious (aircraft carrier).

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