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Craftsman Lewis Gordon Grant Macdonald

Date of Paper: 03.03.1944
Surname: Macdonald
Forename(s): Lewis Gordon Grant
Rank: Craftsman
Regiment: R.E.M.E.
Home Address: Achterneed / 46 Comiston Drive, Edinburgh

KILLED IN ACTION

MACDONALD – Killed by enemy action in Italy, in February 1944, Lewis Gordon Grant (Sandy) Macdonald, Craftsman, R.E.M.E., youngest son of Colin and Mrs Macdonald, Achterneed, and 46 Comiston Drive, Edinburgh, aged 22 years.

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Sergeant Roderick Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 02.08.1940
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): Roderick
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Burnside, Dingwall, ex-Blairninich, Strathpeffer

Sergt. Roderick Mackenzie, The Seaforths, missing, is a son of Mr and Mrs John Mackenzie, Blairninich, Strathpeffer. His wife and family of one boy and one girl reside at Burnside, Dingwall. A Territorial of long standing, Sergt. Mackenzie was head clerk with Mr Robert Munro, late Town Chamberlain, Dingwall, and continued in the post when Major W. S. Dewar, Town Clerk, succeeded as Chamberlain duties.

Handwritten notes: “Prisoner of war 30th August, 1940. Repatriated February 1945.”

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Private Angus McRitchie

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: McRitchie
Forename(s): Angus and Donald
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Eneslate, Achterneed

Pte. Donald McRitchie, and Pte. Angus McRitchie, both of The Seaforths, are sons of Mr and Mrs McRitchie, Eneslate, Achterneed. Donald was recently married and his wife resides at Ledruich, Heights of Brae, Dingwall, with her parents, Mr and Mrs Maclennan. Prior to the war, he was a charge hand at the Achterneed Quarry of the Ross and Cromarty County Council. Angus is a well known all-round sportsman. A Ross County cricketer, he also played football with Ross County, and was a regular member of the Caberfeidh Shinty Club.

Handwritten notes: “Donald Prisoner of War 23rd August, 1940. Angus Prisoner of War 6th Sept., 1940. Donald repatriated Feb. 1945. Angus liberated 18th May, 1945.”

See entry below for details of his brother Donald McRitchie

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Private Donald McRitchie

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: McRitchie
Forename(s): Angus and Donald
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Eneslate, Achterneed

Pte. Donald McRitchie, and Pte. Angus McRitchie, both of The Seaforths, are sons of Mr and Mrs McRitchie, Eneslate, Achterneed. Donald was recently married and his wife resides at Ledruich, Heights of Brae, Dingwall, with her parents, Mr and Mrs Maclennan. Prior to the war, he was a charge hand at the Achterneed Quarry of the Ross and Cromarty County Council. Angus is a well known all-round sportsman. A Ross County cricketer, he also played football with Ross County, and was a regular member of the Caberfeidh Shinty Club.

Handwritten notes: “Donald Prisoner of War 23rd August, 1940. Angus Prisoner of War 6th Sept., 1940. Donald repatriated Feb. 1945. Angus liberated 18th May, 1945.”

See entry above for details of his brother McRitchie

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Private Alexander Robertson

Date of Paper: 19.05.1944
Surname: Robertson
Forename(s): Alexander
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Millnain Cottages, Strathpeffer

Pte. Alexander Robertson, The Seaforths, killed in action, was the husband of Mrs Robertson, Millnain Cottages, Strathpeffer.

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Corporal William Ross

Date of Paper: 06.09.1940
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): William
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Caberfeidh Cottage, Strathpeffer

Cpl. William Ross, The Seaforths, prisoner of war, resides at Caberfeidh Cottage, Strathpeffer. His mother has received a postcard from Cpl. Ross dated from a camp in Germany.

Handwritten note: “Liberated 18th May, 1945.”

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Viscount Tarbat

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Tarbat (Mackenzie)
Forename(s): Not stated (Roderick?)
Rank: Not stated (title Viscount)
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Castle Leod, Strathpeffer

Viscountess Tarbat of Castle Leod, Strathpeffer, has been officially notified that her husband, Viscount Tarbat, The Seaforth Highlanders, is posted as missing. Viscount Tarbat, while serving with The Seaforths before the war, saw service in India and Nigeria.

Handwritten notes: “Prisoner of War 16th August, 1940. Liberated 27th April, 1945.”

[Also mentioned in the War Diary of Captain Patrick Munro of Foulis.]

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