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Private James Henry Grant

Date of Paper: 10.05.1946
Surname: Grant
Forename(s): James Henry
Rank: Private
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Not stated

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Official intimation has now been received that Pte. James Henry Grant, dearly beloved husband of Devina Campbell, and daddy of Elizabeth, died at Tagri, Thailand, on 4th August, 1945, while a prisoner of war in Japanese hands.

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Private Alick Macivor

Date of Paper: 21.07.1944
Surname: Macivor
Forename(s): Alick
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Home Address: Kincardine Hill, Ardgay

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Handwritten note: “Killed in action.”

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Seaman Alistair R. Macleod

Date of Paper: 13.09.1940
Surname: Macleod
Forename(s): Alistair R
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy Reserve
Home Address: Gruinards, Ardgay

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Seaman Alistair R Macleod, reported missing presumed killed, is a son of the late Mr Robert Macleod, Gruinards, Ardgay, and a cousin of Mrs E Robertson, Bayview, Cromarty. He was 20 years of age.

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Ian Macneill

Date of Paper: 14.06.1940
Surname: Macneill
Forename(s): Ian
Rank: Not stated
Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Home Address: Woodside, Bonar Bridge

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Mr Ian Macneill, RASC, Woodwide, Bonar Bridge, killed in action, was a very fine young man, worthy son of a brave father, the late Mr Francis Macneil, 5th Seaforths, who was killed in action in France in the last war.

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Private Ian Neil Macpherson

Date of Paper: 02.06.1944
Surname: Macpherson
Forename(s): Ian Neil
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Army Observer Corps
Home Address: Kyle of Lochalsh

DIED ON SERVICE

The accidental death of Pte. Ian Neil Macpherson, RAOC, has occurred while on active service, at the age of 24 years. He was the only son of Mr and Mrs Macpherson, Kyle of Lochalsh. The youngest dux of Kyle School, he was a pupil of Plockton H.G. School, and afterwards proceeded to Robert Gordon’s College and Aberdeen University. His body was brought home, full military honours being paid by his Unit at the point of departure. On Thursday, the Rev. J. Maclean, assisted by Mr McConnochie, held a funeral service in Kyle Church, a very large gathering being present. The sympathy of the community is extended to his parents and his sister.

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Lieutenant Duncan J. Macrae

Date of Paper: 19.07.1940
Surname: Macrae
Forename(s): Duncan J.
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Home Address: Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh

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Lieut. Duncan J. Macrae, RAMC, attached The Seaforths, missing, is the eldest son of Dr. D. J. Macrae, and Mrs Macrae, Balmacara, Kyle. He graduated at St Andrews University last year. Educated at Edinburgh Academy, where he was in the XV, Macrae later became an outstanding three-quarter, and, following his selection to play against Wales in 1937, he was awarded “caps” against Ireland and England in the same season. He was chosen to play against all the home countries in 1938 and 1939, his appearances in international matches indicating that his temperament was ideal for big occasions. A Rugby “blue” of St Andrews University, he played also on occasion for Edinburgh Academicals and for the Barbarians in their Easter tours in South Wales in recent years. He was a member of the British Rugby team which toured South Africa in the summer of 1938. Mobilised in August of last year with a Territorial battalion of The Seaforth Highlanders, in which he was a subaltern, he was afterwards transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps, but retained his connection with his former unit as medical officer.

Handwritten note: “Prisoner of War 30th August, 1940.”

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Corporal Helen Macrae

Date of Paper: 22.01.1943
Surname: Macrae
Forename(s): Helen
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Auxiliary Territorial Service
Home Address: Auchtertyre, Lochalsh

DIED ON SERVICE

Profound regret was expressed in Lochalsh at the news of the death of Cpl. Helen Macrae, ATS, at the early age of 21 years. Her untimely death followed a slight accident.

Youngest daughter of the late Mr T. Macrae and of Mrs Macrae, Auchtertyre, deceased was in the Civil Service Department at Blackpool. She enlisted in the ATS and became a Physical Instructress and rapidly rose to the rank of Corporal. She had an attractive appearance and personality and was highly popular in her unit. The funeral took place to Clachan Duich. Deep sympathy is extended to the widowed mother who, within three years, lost three of her family, two on active service and another son who died at home.

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Hugh Matheson

Date of Paper: 02.03.1945
Surname: Matheson
Forename(s): Hugh
Rank: Not stated
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Totaig, Kyle of Lochalsh

DIED ON SERVICE

Mr Hugh Matheson, Totaig, Kyle, has died on war service. Rev. P. Chisholm conducted a funeral service in Ardelve Free Church, and the interment took place at Letterfearn Burial Ground. Mr Matheson leaves his wife and a young family, to whom the sympathy of the district is extended.

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Rev. James Matheson

Date of Paper: 24.07.1942
Surname: Matheson
Forename(s): James
Rank: (Rev.) Chaplain
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Free Church Manse, Beauly

MISSING

Rev. Norman and Mrs Matheson, Free Church Manse, Beauly, have received information that their son, the Rev. James Matheson, Chaplain to the Forces, has been posted missing in Libya. Prior to enlisting he was Free Church minister at Castletown, Caithness. His youngest brother, Norman, is a prisoner of war in Germany, while another brother, Donald, a B.L. of Edinburgh University, is with the Forces in the home country.

Handwritten note: “Prisoner of War 21st August 1942.”

See entries below for details of his two brothers

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Donald Matheson

Date of Paper: 24.07.1942
Surname: Matheson
Forename(s): Donald
Rank: Not stated
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Free Church Manse, Beauly

MISSING

Rev. Norman and Mrs Matheson, Free Church Manse, Beauly, have received information that their son, the Rev. James Matheson, Chaplain to the Forces, has been posted missing in Libya. Prior to enlisting he was Free Church minister at Castletown, Caithness. His youngest brother, Norman, is a prisoner of war in Germany, while another brother, Donald, a B.L. of Edinburgh University, is with the Forces in the home country.

Handwritten note: “Prisoner of War 21st August 1942.”

See entry above and entry below for details of his two brothers

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Norman Matheson

Date of Paper: 24.07.1942
Surname: Matheson
Forename(s): Norman
Rank: Not stated
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Free Church Manse, Beauly

MISSING

Rev. Norman and Mrs Matheson, Free Church Manse, Beauly, have received information that their son, the Rev. James Matheson, Chaplain to the Forces, has been posted missing in Libya. Prior to enlisting he was Free Church minister at Castletown, Caithness. His youngest brother, Norman, is a prisoner of war in Germany, while another brother, Donald, a B.L. of Edinburgh University, is with the Forces in the home country.

Handwritten note: “Prisoner of War 21st August 1942.”

See entries above for details of his two brothers

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Piper Murdo Matheson

Date of Paper: 16.08.1940
Surname: Matheson
Forename(s): Murdo
Rank: Piper
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Home Address: Badcaul, Lochalsh

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Piper Murdo Matheson, Camerons, prisoner of war, is a son of Mr Murdo Matheson, Badcaul, Lochalsh. He was employed as a postman in Inverness.

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