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Lieutenant Colonel John Murray Cobbold

Date of Paper: 30.06.1944
Surname: Cobbold
Forename(s): John Murray
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment: Scots Guards
Home Address: Glencarron, Achnashellach, Ross-shire

DIED OF WOUNDS

Lieut.-Colonel John Murray Cobbold, Scots Guards, whose death from wounds has been announced, was the only son of Lady Evelyn Cobbold of Glencarron, Achnashellach, Ross-shire, the eldest sister of Lord Dunmore. The father of deceased, the late Mr John Cobbold, owned the estates of Craiganour and Rannoch, Perthshire. Lieut.-Colonel Cobbold (according to The Bulletin) “leaves a widow who was Lady Blanche Cavendish, second daughter of the late Duke of Devonshire. She has two sons and two daughters. Her elder girl, Pamela, was married last year to Lieutenant William Hope-Johnstone, Grenadier Guards, a kinsman of Lord Linlithgow. Colonel Cobbold shared the great love of his mother for the heather hills, and many of the happiest days of his life were spent in Ross-shire.”

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Private John G. Finlayson

Date of Paper: 07.07.1944
Surname: Finlayson
Forename(s): John G.
Rank: Private
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Killilan, Ross-shire

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Pte. John A. Finlayson, wounded, belongs to Killilan. He is in hospital in England and the latest report is that he is improving.

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Major John Macbeath

Date of Paper: 02.06.1944
Surname: Macbeath
Forename(s): John
Rank: Major
Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Home Address: North Strome

WOUNDED

Major John Macbeath, Hampshire Regiment, wounded in the Italian Campaign, is a brother of Mrs Macrae, North Strome. He is now in a London hospital. In the last was Major Macbeath served as a captain in the R.W.F. and was wounded at the Battle of the Somme.

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Sergeant A. Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 04.08.1944
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): A.
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Slumbay, Lochcarron

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Sgt. A. Mackenzie, The Seaforths, wounded in both legs in Normandy, belongs to Slumbay, Lochcarron. This is his fourth time to be a casualty, having been previously wounded, once in France in 1940, and twice later in the Middle East. Better known as “Dash”, he has two brothers serving in Normandy.

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Signaller Finlay Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 11.02.1944
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): Finlay
Rank: Signaller
Regiment: Royal Corps of Signallers
Home Address: Post Office House, Plockton

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Signaller Finlay Mackenzie, son of Mr and Mrs Dan Mackenzie, Post Office House, Plockton, Ross-shire, previously posted missing, is a prisoner of war. The first notification the parents had was conveyed in postcards from their son.

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Corporal John W. Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 21.08.1942
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): John W.
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Frithard, Plockton

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Mrs Mackenzie, Frithard, Plockton, has received information that her son, Cpl. John W. Mackenzie, has had both his legs amputated as a result of wounds. Cpl. Mackenzie joined up at the oubreak of war and left the home country recently for a foreign part. A brother, Lieut. Kenneth Mackenzie, is at present in the East.

See entry below for details of his brother Kenneth Mackenzie

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Lieutenant Kenneth Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 21.08.1942
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): Kenneth
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Not stated
Home Address: Frithard, Plockton

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Mrs Mackenzie, Frithard, Plockton, has received information that her son, Cpl. John W. Mackenzie, has had both his legs amputated as a result of wounds. Cpl. Mackenzie joined up at the oubreak of war and left the home country recently for a foreign part. A brother, Lieut. Kenneth Mackenzie, is at present in the East.

See entry above for details of his brother John Mackenzie

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Private Murdo Hector Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 20.11.1942
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): Murdo Hector
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Home Address: Upper Slumbay, Lochcarron

KILLED IN ACTION

Pte. Murdo Hector Mackenzie, Cameron Highlanders, killed in action on 24th October, 1942, in the Middle East, is a son of Mr and Mrs John Mackenzie, Upper Slumbay, Lochcarron. He was called up in January this year at the age of 19 years.

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Sergeant Roderick Mackenzie

Date of Paper: 30.01.1942
Surname: Mackenzie
Forename(s): Roderick
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: Locarno, Lochcarron

SERGT. RODDY MACKENZIE, LOCHCARRON

Official information has been received of the death of Sergt. Roderick Mackenzie, RAF, who was lost when his flying boat crashed. Deceased was the only son of the late Mr John Mackenzie, carpenter contractor, and of Mrs Flora Mackenzie, Locarno, Lochcarron. Before joining up, Sergt. Mackenzie was in the family business of John Mackenzie & Co.

A popular young man, Sergt. Mackenzie will be greatly missed in Lochcarron. To his young wife and child, as to his mother and family, deep sympathy is extended.

The Mackenzie family of two daughters and a son all attended Dingwall Academy and at one time were resident in the town together. The eldest daughter is the wife of Mr Alexander Macdonald, banker, son of the late Mr Wm. Macdonald, carpenter contractor, and of Mrs Macdonald, Vulcan Cottage, St James Street, Dingwall, while the other daughter is the wife of Mr Ian Macgillivray, at one time bursary clerk with Ross Education Committee, and now in Edinburgh. Sgt. Mackenzie visited Mr and Mrs Macgillivray at Christmas.

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Gunner Duncan Macleod

Date of Paper: 21.05.1943
Surname: Macleod
Forename(s): Duncan
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Home Address: Lochcarron

PRISONERS OF WAR

Gunner Duncan Macleod, RA, reported a prisoner of war, is now known to be a prisoner of war in Italian hands. He is a son of the late Mr and Mrs Murdo Macleod, Lochcarron.

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Sergeant Air Gunner Finlay Macrae

Date of Paper: 18.02.1944
Surname: Macrae
Forename(s): Finlay
Rank: Sergeant Air Gunner
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Address: Ault-a-Chuen, Lochcarron

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Handwritten note: “Missing.”

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Private Iain Macrae

Date of Paper: 21.07.1944
Surname: Macrae
Forename(s): Iain
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforths
Home Address: Police Station, Lochcarron

WOUNDED

Pte. Iain Macrae, The Seaforths, wounded in Normandy, is the only son of Mr Ewen Macrae and the late Mrs Macrae, Police Station, Lochcarron. Prior to enlisting he was an assistant with Mr Duncan Maclean, Supply Stores, Lochcarron.

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Private Jack Macrae

Date of Paper: 13.09.1940
Surname: Macrae
Forename(s): Jack
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Mount View, Lochcarron

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Handwritten notes: “Prisoner of War. Killed in a motor accident in Germany on 10th Oct., 1940.”

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Private John Matheson

Date of Paper: 13.09.1940
Surname: Matheson
Forename(s): John
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Ardineaskan, Lochcarron

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Handwritten note: “Prisoner of War. Liberated 15th June, 1945.”

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R.F.M. Donald Morrison

Date of Paper: 30.04.1943
Surname: Morrison
Forename(s): Donald
Rank: R.F.M.
Regiment: Rifle Brigade
Home Address: London, ex-Lecknassie, Lochcarron

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R.F.M. Donald Morrison, Rifle Brigade, killed in action on 31st March, 1943, in North Africa, is a brother of Mrs Kenneth Mackenzie, Lecknassie, Lochcarron. He was a sorting clerk and telegraphist in the G.P.O., London, before the war.

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Private William Murray

Date of Paper: 27.09.1940
Surname: Murray
Forename(s): William
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Home Address: Attadale, Strathcarron

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Handwritten note: “Prisoner of War”

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