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Photo: #6518

Corbett James, L Corp, Strathpeffer

Lance Corporal James Corbett

Date of Paper: 15.06.1917
Surname: Corbett
First Name(s): James
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Strathpeffer

STRATHPEFFER SEAFORTH KILLED IN ACTION

Lance-Corpl. James Corbett, whose photograph is reproduced to-day, was killed by a shell while coming out of the trenches after being four days at the head of his platoon. He was a son of the late Mr A. Corbett, Rothes.

He has one brother serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers. L.-Cpl. Corbett, who was employed in the Ben Wyvis Motor Garage, Strathpeffer, joined up on mobilisation. He proceeded to France with the Ross-shires in 1914, and had seen three winters on active service. He was well liked by all who knew him, being of a bright and cheery disposition.

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Private Archie Kay

Date of Paper: 31.05.1918
Surname: Kay
First Name(s): Archie
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Scots
Home Address: 110, Great Western Road, Glasgow.

Many people in Strathpeffer and the Ross-shire Highlands entertain pleasant recollections of the Kay family who, in the far off days of peace, and some years before the control of the famous Spa passed into the hands of the present management, had wont to enliven the season. There were two Kay periods, so to speak. First, the father of the family, still recalled by not a few, and remembered by an older class of visitors, and, more recently, immediately before the advent of the Syndicate, the family of four sons who for a number of years provided musical entertainments daily during the season.

Pte. Jack Meredith Kay, who, as recently recorded, was killed in action in France, on 13th April, was one of the best known member of the family. His photograph is reproduced to-day. He joined the H.L.I. in 1917, and, after spending some time in Ireland, proceeded to France in February last. A fine personality, popular, and an accomplished musician, he was much respected in his profession and in this district had many friends. He is survived by a widow (nee Miss Alice Paxton, Edinburgh) who resides at 111 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, while Pte. Kay’s parents reside at 110 Great Western Road, Glasgow. A chaplain of the H.L.I. has written very sympathetically of the dead young soldier. The other members of the Kay family on active service include
Pte. James Kay, Scottish Rifles, who joined up in July, October 1917. Previous to going overseas he was at Nigg, where his rare musical talent was put freely at the disposal of patriotic causes in Ross-shire.

Pte Wm. Kay, attached to a Labour Company, joined up in 1917 and proceeded at once to France. Pte. Archie Kay joined the Royal Scots in 1916 and is with a unit in this country. Pte. Matthew Kay, R.A.M.C., joined in 1917 and is now in France.

There are other two sons in the family, Mr Hugh Kay, in Government employment, and Mr Robert Kay, who is medically unfit.

Photo: #6523

Kay Jack, Pte, Strathpeffer

Private Jack Meredith Kay

Date of Paper: 31.05.1918
Surname: Kay
First Name(s): Jack Meredith
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Home Address: 111, Hyndland Road, Glasgow.

Many people in Strathpeffer and the Ross-shire Highlands entertain pleasant recollections of the Kay family who, in the far off days of peace, and some years before the control of the famous Spa passed into the hands of the present management, had wont to enliven the season. There were two Kay periods, so to speak. First, the father of the family, still recalled by not a few, and remembered by an older class of visitors, and, more recently, immediately before the advent of the Syndicate, the family of four sons who for a number of years provided musical entertainments daily during the season.

Pte. Jack Meredith Kay, who, as recently recorded, was killed in action in France, on 13th April, was one of the best known member of the family. His photograph is reproduced to-day. He joined the H.L.I. in 1917, and, after spending some time in Ireland, proceeded to France in February last. A fine personality, popular, and an accomplished musician, he was much respected in his profession and in this district had many friends. He is survived by a widow (nee Miss Alice Paxton, Edinburgh) who resides at 111 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, while Pte. Kay’s parents reside at 110 Great Western Road, Glasgow. A chaplain of the H.L.I. has written very sympathetically of the dead young soldier. The other members of the Kay family on active service include
Pte. James Kay, Scottish Rifles, who joined up in July, October 1917. Previous to going overseas he was at Nigg, where his rare musical talent was put freely at the disposal of patriotic causes in Ross-shire.

Pte Wm. Kay, attached to a Labour Company, joined up in 1917 and proceeded at once to France. Pte. Archie Kay joined the Royal Scots in 1916 and is with a unit in this country. Pte. Matthew Kay, R.A.M.C., joined in 1917 and is now in France.

There are other two sons in the family, Mr Hugh Kay, in Government employment, and Mr Robert Kay, who is medically unfit.

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Private James Kay

Date of Paper: 31.05.1918
Surname: Kay
First Name(s): James
Rank: Private
Regiment: Scottish Rifles
Home Address: 110, Great Western Road, Glasgow.

Many people in Strathpeffer and the Ross-shire Highlands entertain pleasant recollections of the Kay family who, in the far off days of peace, and some years before the control of the famous Spa passed into the hands of the present management, had wont to enliven the season. There were two Kay periods, so to speak. First, the father of the family, still recalled by not a few, and remembered by an older class of visitors, and, more recently, immediately before the advent of the Syndicate, the family of four sons who for a number of years provided musical entertainments daily during the season.

Pte. Jack Meredith Kay, who, as recently recorded, was killed in action in France, on 13th April, was one of the best known member of the family. His photograph is reproduced to-day. He joined the H.L.I. in 1917, and, after spending some time in Ireland, proceeded to France in February last. A fine personality, popular, and an accomplished musician, he was much respected in his profession and in this district had many friends. He is survived by a widow (nee Miss Alice Paxton, Edinburgh) who resides at 111 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, while Pte. Kay’s parents reside at 110 Great Western Road, Glasgow. A chaplain of the H.L.I. has written very sympathetically of the dead young soldier. The other members of the Kay family on active service include
Pte. James Kay, Scottish Rifles, who joined up in July, October 1917. Previous to going overseas he was at Nigg, where his rare musical talent was put freely at the disposal of patriotic causes in Ross-shire.

Pte Wm. Kay, attached to a Labour Company, joined up in 1917 and proceeded at once to France. Pte. Archie Kay joined the Royal Scots in 1916 and is with a unit in this country. Pte. Matthew Kay, R.A.M.C., joined in 1917 and is now in France.

There are other two sons in the family, Mr Hugh Kay, in Government employment, and Mr Robert Kay, who is medically unfit.

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Private Matthew Kay

Date of Paper: 31.05.1918
Surname: Kay
First Name(s): Matthew
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Home Address: 110, Great Western Road, Glasgow.

Many people in Strathpeffer and the Ross-shire Highlands entertain pleasant recollections of the Kay family who, in the far off days of peace, and some years before the control of the famous Spa passed into the hands of the present management, had wont to enliven the season. There were two Kay periods, so to speak. First, the father of the family, still recalled by not a few, and remembered by an older class of visitors, and, more recently, immediately before the advent of the Syndicate, the family of four sons who for a number of years provided musical entertainments daily during the season.

Pte. Jack Meredith Kay, who, as recently recorded, was killed in action in France, on 13th April, was one of the best known member of the family. His photograph is reproduced to-day. He joined the H.L.I. in 1917, and, after spending some time in Ireland, proceeded to France in February last. A fine personality, popular, and an accomplished musician, he was much respected in his profession and in this district had many friends. He is survived by a widow (nee Miss Alice Paxton, Edinburgh) who resides at 111 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, while Pte. Kay’s parents reside at 110 Great Western Road, Glasgow. A chaplain of the H.L.I. has written very sympathetically of the dead young soldier. The other members of the Kay family on active service include
Pte. James Kay, Scottish Rifles, who joined up in July, October 1917. Previous to going overseas he was at Nigg, where his rare musical talent was put freely at the disposal of patriotic causes in Ross-shire.

Pte Wm. Kay, attached to a Labour Company, joined up in 1917 and proceeded at once to France. Pte. Archie Kay joined the Royal Scots in 1916 and is with a unit in this country. Pte. Matthew Kay, R.A.M.C., joined in 1917 and is now in France.

There are other two sons in the family, Mr Hugh Kay, in Government employment, and Mr Robert Kay, who is medically unfit.

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Private William Kay

Date of Paper: 31.05.1918
Surname: Kay
First Name(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Labour Company
Home Address: 110, Great Western Road, Glasgow.

Many people in Strathpeffer and the Ross-shire Highlands entertain pleasant recollections of the Kay family who, in the far off days of peace, and some years before the control of the famous Spa passed into the hands of the present management, had wont to enliven the season. There were two Kay periods, so to speak. First, the father of the family, still recalled by not a few, and remembered by an older class of visitors, and, more recently, immediately before the advent of the Syndicate, the family of four sons who for a number of years provided musical entertainments daily during the season.

Pte. Jack Meredith Kay, who, as recently recorded, was killed in action in France, on 13th April, was one of the best known member of the family. His photograph is reproduced to-day. He joined the H.L.I. in 1917, and, after spending some time in Ireland, proceeded to France in February last. A fine personality, popular, and an accomplished musician, he was much respected in his profession and in this district had many friends. He is survived by a widow (nee Miss Alice Paxton, Edinburgh) who resides at 111 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, while Pte. Kay’s parents reside at 110 Great Western Road, Glasgow. A chaplain of the H.L.I. has written very sympathetically of the dead young soldier. The other members of the Kay family on active service include
Pte. James Kay, Scottish Rifles, who joined up in July, October 1917. Previous to going overseas he was at Nigg, where his rare musical talent was put freely at the disposal of patriotic causes in Ross-shire.

Pte Wm. Kay, attached to a Labour Company, joined up in 1917 and proceeded at once to France. Pte. Archie Kay joined the Royal Scots in 1916 and is with a unit in this country. Pte. Matthew Kay, R.A.M.C., joined in 1917 and is now in France.

There are other two sons in the family, Mr Hugh Kay, in Government employment, and Mr Robert Kay, who is medically unfit.

Photo: #6524

Macdonald John, Pte, Strathpeffer

Private John Macdonald

Date of Paper: 19.05.1916
Surname: Macdonald
First Name(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: 1/4th Seaforths
Home Address: Craigellachie Cottage, Strathpeffer

THE LATE PTE. JOHN MACDONALD, SEAFORTHS

1612 Private John Macdonald, Seaforths, second son of Mrs James Macdonald, Keppoch, Strathpeffer, who died of wounds on 25th April, was 19 years of age. He joined the 1/4th Seaforths before mobilisation, and went out with his battalion to France in 1914. He took part in the battles of Neuve Chapelle and Aubers Ridge, and had long experiences of the trenches. At New Year Private Macdonald and his elder brother, Private James Macdonald, had leave at home from France. A tall, well proportioned lad, standing over six feet two inches, he was an excellent type of Highlander. A farm servant by occupation, he was employed with Mr W. F. Gunn, Nutwood, Strathpeffer.
1611 Lance Corporal James Macdonald, of the same battalion, is still in France.

See entry below for details of his brother James Macdonald

Photo: #6534

Macdonald James, Sgt, Strathpeffer

Sergeant James Macdonald

Date of Paper: 26.07.1918
Surname: Macdonald
First Name(s): James
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: 1/4th Seaforths
Home Address: Craigellachie Cottage, Strathpeffer

KEPPOCH SEAFORTH RECEIVES M.M.

Sergeant James Macdonald, 1/4th Seaforth Highlanders, whose photograph appears to day has been awarded the Military Medal “for showing great courage and devotion to duty while under very heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and for handling his men skilfully and successfully.” He was acting Sergeant Major of his company at the time. He has also received the congratulations of the Divisional General. Sergeant Macdonald is the eldest son of Mrs Macdonald (late Keppoch), and now Craigellachie Cottage, Strathpeffer. He is one of the original 1/4th Seaforths, and went out with the battalion to the Western Front in Novermber, 1914, and has been with them through all their various engagements. He has been wounded twice. His many friends will be glad to hear of his meritious success.

His brother, Private John Macdonald, Seaforths, went out at the same time, but made the supreme sacrifice in April, 1916.

See entry above for details of his brother John Macdonald

Photo: #6519

Macdonald James, L Corp, Strathpeffer

Lance Corporal James Macdonald

Date of Paper: 22.06.1917
Surname: Macdonald
First Name(s): James
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Ivy Cottage, Heights of Brae, Strathpeffer

TWO SEAFORTHS FROM HEIGHTS OF BRAE

There is reproduced today photographs of two Seaforth soldier sons of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Macdonald, Ivy Cottage, Heights of Brae, by Strathpeffer. L.Cpl. James Macdonald (6715), the eldest son, was wounded in action on April 20th, and is now in hospital in Huddersfield. He enlisted on 25th December, 1914, and went to France to the Ross-shires in March 1915. He shared in the battle of Beaumont Hamel, when his unit, in view of its splendid service, was granted a long and much needed rest. He was gassed in June last year, and on anothe roccasion had his hand badly damaged in an engagement. Previous to joining L.Cpl. James Macdonald was head gardener to Baron Schroder, at Attadale, where his wife and two of his family reside. He has served in some famous gardens, including Skibo Castle, Stobo Castle, and Drum, Midlothian.

The younger son, Piper William Macdonald, went out with the battalion in 1914. He was invalided home, and is now a piper with the Reserve Battalion. Previous to enlisting Piper Macdonald was on the staff of the Countess of Cromartie at Castle Leod. He was one of the earliest recruits to the Ross-shires after the outbreak of war, joining up on 9th August, 1914. Both men are well known and respected among the Ross-shires. Lance-Corpl. Macdonald was serving with anothe Northern Seaforth battalion when wounded.

See entry below for details of his brother William Macdonald

Photo: #6521

Macdonald William, Piper, Strathpeffer

Piper William Macdonald

Date of Paper: 22.06.1917
Surname: Macdonald
First Name(s): William
Rank: Piper
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Ivy Cottage, Heights of Brae, Strathpeffer

TWO SEAFORTHS FROM HEIGHTS OF BRAE

There is reproduced today photographs of two Seaforth soldier sons of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Macdonald, Ivy Cottage, Heights of Brae, by Strathpeffer. L.Cpl. James Macdonald (6715), the eldest son, was wounded in action on April 20th, and is now in hospital in Huddersfield. He enlisted on 25th December, 1914, and went to France to the Ross-shires in March 1915. He shared in the battle of Beaumont Hamel, when his unit, in view of its splendid service, was granted a long and much needed rest. He was gassed in June last year, and on anothe roccasion had his hand badly damaged in an engagement. Previous to joining L.Cpl. James Macdonald was head gardener to Baron Schroder, at Attadale, where his wife and two of his family reside. He has served in some famous gardens, including Skibo Castle, Stobo Castle, and Drum, Midlothian.

The younger son, Piper William Macdonald, went out with the battalion in 1914. He was invalided home, and is now a piper with the Reserve Battalion. Previous to enlisting Piper Macdonald was on the staff of the Countess of Cromartie at Castle Leod. He was one of the earliest recruits to the Ross-shires after the outbreak of war, joining up on 9th August, 1914. Both men are well known and respected among the Ross-shires. Lance-Corpl. Macdonald was serving with anothe Northern Seaforth battalion when wounded.

See entry above for details of his brother James Macdonald