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Second Lieutenant Daniel Meinertzhagen

Date of Paper: 20.10.1944
Surname: Meinertzhagen
Forename(s): Daniel
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Coldstream Guards
Home Address: 17 Kensington Park Gardens, London

KILLED IN ACTION

Second Lieutenant Daniel Meinertzhagen, Coldstream Guards, who was killed in action in October 1944, was the eldest son of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, 17 Kensington Park Gardens, London, and of the late Mrs Meinertzhagen of Swordale, and a grandson of Major and Mrs Randal Jackson of Swordale. His aunt, Miss Jackson, resides at North Cliff, St Andrews.

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Seaman Thomas Merrick

Date of Paper: 20.10.1939
Surname: Merrick
Forename(s): Thomas
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve
Home Address: Not stated

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Handwritten notes: “Royal Oak. Rescued.”

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Private Murdo Murchison

Date of Paper: 13.12.1940
Surname: Murchison
Forename(s): Murdo
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Home Address: Badycaul, Kyle of Lochalsh

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Private Murdo Murchishon, Cameron Highlanders, a prisoner of war in Germany, is reported to have died of wounds in a prison camp. His parents, Mr and Mrs Murdo Murchison, Badycaul, Kyle, received official information on Saturday. Pte. Murchison started life as a telegraph boy in Kyle Post Office for four years, where he was a great favourite with the staff and the general public. Later he was transferred to Inverness as a postman and while there he was called up at the outbreak of war. Much sympathy is extended to his sorrowing parents.

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Sergeant Alexander Ross

Date of Paper: 13.10.1944
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Alexander
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Canadian Artillery
Home Address: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Many people in Fearn and Kildary Districts will learn with regret that Sergeant Alex. Ross, Royal Canadian Artillery, was killed in action in Italy on 13th September. He was the only son of Sergeant A. Ross and Mrs Ross, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. Born at Fearn, his boyhood years were spent there, and at Milton, Kildary, until his parents emigrated to Canada in 1925. He volunteered at the outbreak of war, and after training in Canada came to Britain in 1941, being stationed in England until he went to Italy almost a year ago. During the time he was in England he spent two of his leaves in Alness and visited his grandparents and other relatives and friends. His father, who is a son of Mr and Mrs Alex. Ross, Steel Cottage, Fearn, served with The Seaforths in the last war and was awarded the D.C.M. He has again answered his Country’s call and is now a Sergeant Instructor in the Royal Canadian Engineers in Canada. His mother is a daughter of Mrs Macrae, Katewell, Evanton. His eldest sister, Cathy, is also serving in Britain, being a wireless operator with the Royal Canadian Air Force. She visited Easter Ross last week, having only received the sad news of her brother’s death a few days before coming North. Deceased’s wife and two children reside in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

See entry below for details of his sister Catherine Ross

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Wireless Operator Catherine Ross

Date of Paper: 13.10.1944
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): Catherine
Rank: Wireless Operator
Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force
Home Address: Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada

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Many people in Fearn and Kildary Districts will learn with regret that Sergeant Alex. Ross, Royal Canadian Artillery, was killed in action in Italy on 13th September. He was the only son of Sergeant A. Ross and Mrs Ross, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. Born at Fearn, his boyhood years were spent there, and at Milton, Kildary, until his parents emigrated to Canada in 1925. He volunteered at the outbreak of war, and after training in Canada came to Britain in 1941, being stationed in England until he went to Italy almost a year ago. During the time he was in England he spent two of his leaves in Alness and visited his grandparents and other relatives and friends. His father, who is a son of Mr and Mrs Alex. Ross, Steel Cottage, Fearn, served with The Seaforths in the last war and was awarded the D.C.M. He has again answered his Country’s call and is now a Sergeant Instructor in the Royal Canadian Engineers in Canada. His mother is a daughter of Mrs Macrae, Katewell, Evanton. His eldest sister, Cathy, is also serving in Britain, being a wireless operator with the Royal Canadian Air Force. She visited Easter Ross last week, having only received the sad news of her brother’s death a few days before coming North. Deceased’s wife and two children reside in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

See entry above for details of her brother Alexander Ross

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Paratrooper John Ross

Date of Paper: 24.11.1944
Surname: Ross
Forename(s): John
Rank: Paratrooper
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Kincardine, Ardgay

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Pte. John Ross, Paratrooper, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Charles Ross, Kincardine, Ardgay, has communicated from a P.O.W. centre. His many friends shared in the anxiety since he was posted as missing several weeks ago, and news of his safety gave general happiness in the district. This young soldier has had a long spell of hard service.

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Flight Engineer John Macdonald Sinclair

Date of Paper: 16.03.1945
Surname: Sinclair
Forename(s): John Macdonald
Rank: Flight Engineer
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: Station House, Ardgay

MISSING

Mr and Mrs Sinclair, Station House, Ardgay, have received news that their only son was posted missing on operational work. Flight Engineer John Macdonald Sinclair enlisted in the Spring of 1939. Previously he was a fully trained mechanical engineer, employed with Messrs Shaw Brothers in Grantown on Spey. After the outbreak of war he was in Rhodesia for over four years. He returned about a year ago and has been in England since then.

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Captain Michael Hamilton Wills

Date of Paper: 19.11.1943
Surname: Wills
Forename(s): Michael Hamilton
Rank: Captain
Regiment: Coldstream Guards
Home Address: Not stated

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Captain Michael Hamilton Wills, MC, Coldstream Guards, reported missing on the Mareth line in March 1943, is now reported as killed in action. Aged 26 years, he was the husband of Mimi Mitford.

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