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Lance Corporal Roderick Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): Roderick
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Achiltibuie

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Handwritten notes: “Missing. Liberated 11.05.1945.”

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Private Roderick Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 28.07.1944
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): Roderick
Rank: Private
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Polglass, Achiltibuie

WOUNDED

Pte. Roderick Mackenzie, wounded, is a son of Mr Duncan Mackenzie, Polglass, Achiltibuie.

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Private William Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Achiltibuie

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Handwritten note: “Missing. Liberated 11th May, 1945.”

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Leading Aircraftman William Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 30.01.1942
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): William (“Squeaker”)
Rank: Leading Aircraftsman
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: Lochinver, ex-Poyntzfield

L.A.C. WM. MACKENZIE, DINGWALL

L.A.C. William Mackenzie, RAF, who died at Aberdeen on 22nd January, 1942, was well known throughout the Eastern seaboard of Ross-shire. He was serving with his unit when he took ill and was taken to the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, where he was operated upon successfully. Later he had a relapse and passed away as stated.

Deceased, who was 32 years of age, was the only son of Mrs Mackenzie, Poyntzfield, and the late Mr Mackenzie, well known in the Invergordon and Tain districts.

An outstanding footballer, he gained a wide reputation as a centre forward or outside left. Playing with Citadel, Inverness, he was one of the team which first brought the Scottish Qualifying Cup north, an achievement then, as the whole of Scotland was included in the competition. From Citadel, he went to Ross County and to them was a valuable asset. A keen athlete, he competed in many of the Highland Gatherings in the North with marked success in the sprints, but was probably quicker with a ball at his foot, his breakneck thrusts through an opposing defence being a feature of his play, and thrilling espisodes to the crowd.

Prior to the war the was employed at Lochinver, where he resided with his wife, a daughter of the late Mr Hector Mackay, and of Mrs Mackay, Scotsburn, Station Road, Dingwall. Much sympathy is extended to his mother and young widow and her young boy and infant girl.

Interment took place at Mitchell Hill, Dingwall, when there was a large turnout of people, which included many of his football friends and associates, among whom were the last President of Ross County Football Club, Mr Stewart MacCulloch, and Members of Committee.

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Private Alexander Macleod

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Macleod
Forename(s): Alexander
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Dornie

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Handwritten note: “Missing”

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Lieutenant Donald Macleod

Date of Paper: 05.07.1940
Surname: Macleod
Forename(s): Donald
Rank: Sergeant, later Lieutenant
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: 5 Achiltibuie

Handwritten notes: “Wounded. Awarded DCM.”

Date of Paper: 13.04.1945

KILLED IN ACTION

Lieutenant Donald Macleod, DCM, The Seaforths, killed in action on 25 March, while advancing in the Rhine with the 51st Division, was the second son of Mr and Mrs Murdo Macleod, 5 Achiltibuie. A Territorial, he was called up with his unit and went to France in 1940, and was wounded at St Valery, where his brother, Lance-Corporal William Macleod, The Seaforths, was made a prisoner of war. Recovering from his wounds, “Donnie Beag” went to the Middle East where, for his gallantry, he received the DCM and was commissioned on the field. Malaria intervened and he was invalided home. Again recovered, he rejoined his regiment and went to the Western front. A few days before he was killed he had 48 hours’ leave and he visited his sister Delda, who is serving with the ATS in Brussels.

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Lance Corporal William Macleod

Date of Paper: 06.09.1940
Surname: Macleod
Forename(s): William
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Achiltibuie

PRISONER OF WAR

Lance Corporal William Macleod, The Seaforths, is a son of Police Constable Macleod, Achilltibuie, and prior to the war was on the staff of the local hotel.

Handwritten notes: “Liberated 11 May 1945. A brother, Lieutenant Donald Macleod was presumably killed in action in Germany.”

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