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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Conon Bridge, Ross & Cromarty Reply with quote

Conon Bridge War Memorial
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first name on this memorial is Captain Hector Fraser of the SS 'Hirano Maru'. His ship was sunk by UB91 in the Irish Sea in October 1918.

Captain Fraser is not commemorated by CWGC or SNWM.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now thats spooky. I just posted his grave here
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=722&mforum=scottishwargraves
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry GW, not spooky at all! noticed your post on the WGP and wondered if he was on a local war memorial even if he wasn't commemorated by CWGC and SNWM.

I found him on Conon Bridge.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:06 am    Post subject: Memorial Transcription Reply with quote

WW1

Capt. H. Fraser - S.N. Hirano Maru

SEAFORTH HRS
Capt. Pat. R. MacIntyre
(???). C. Fraser
(???). W. Fraser M.M.
Cpl. J. Urquhart
L/C. J.J.C. Ellis
L/C. W. MacKenzie
L/C. I. Munro
Pte. D.J. Allison
Pte. A. Ellison
Pte. D. Forsyth
Pte. A. Fraser
Pte. J. Fraser
Pte. E. Gillanders
Pte. J. Henderson
Pte. D. MacKenzie
Pte. W. MacPhail
Pte. N. MacRae
Pte. A.D. Simpson
Pte. A. Sutherland

CAMERON HRS.
L/C. R. Gollan
Pte. A. MacLean
L/C. J.A. Melrose

GORDON HRS
L/C. A. George
Pte. J.P. MacKenzie

ARGYLL & SUTH. HRS.
Pte. J. Forsyth

BLACK WATCH
2nd Lieu. Rod. MacKenzie

K.O.S.B.
Pte. (?). Paterson

LOVAT SCOUTS
Sergt. W.W. Campbell

1st LIFE GUARDS
Pte. P. Bruce

(???) LONDON REGT.
L/C. J. Rose

TANK CORPS
Gunner R.J. MacRae

(???) (Labour Coy?)
Pte. W. MacKenzie

(??)CANADIAN CONT.
Sergt. D. Cross

(??) CANADIAN M.G.C.
Pte. T. Noble

CANADIAN E.F.
Pte. M. MacDonald
Pte. K. McLeod
Pte. A. Urquhart

78th BATTN. CANADA
L/C. D. Cameron

N.Z.E.F.
Pte. D. Bruce
L/C. D. MacKenzie

WW2

Ldg.Tel. J.M. MacDonald, R.N.
O.G.L.(?) Morrison, R.N.
W.O. W.J. George, R.A.F. V.R.
F.O.I. MacKenzie (A.F.C.) R.A.F.
Pte. W.J. Munro, Seaforth Hrs.
Pte. E. Mackay, Seaforth Hrs.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:10 am    Post subject: Cpl. Peter Bruce Reply with quote

Name: BRUCE, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: 1st Life Guards
Age: 38
Date of Death: 21/11/1914
Service No: 1072
Additional information: Son of Peter and Catherine Bruce, of Teancehaun Farm, Conon Bridge, Ross-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. M. 39.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:03 am    Post subject: Alexander George L/Cpl GH Reply with quote

Alexander George L/Cpl 310249 7th Gordon Highlanders b Fortrose,Ross-shire e Dingwall Age 26 Killed in Action F&F 24/03/1918 Son of Mr. and Mrs. William George, of Urquhart Farm, Conon Bridge. Husband of E. C. Sutherland George, of Hillview, Culbokie, Conon Bridge, Ross-shire. Mother: Christina Mackinnon. 1901 Census: Hill Of Fortrose Ward, Rosemarkie. Father's Occ: Farmer. Soldiers Effects: Widow: Elizabeth Catherine. Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy Fr 0514 Plot I Row B Grave 02
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:14 am    Post subject: John Paterson McKenzie or MacKenzie GH Reply with quote

John Paterson McKenzie Pte S/22663 7th Gordon Highlanders b Inverness enlisted Dingwall Age 18 Died of Wounds F&F 28/07/1918 Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. McKenzie, of Tore, Allangrange, Ross-Shire. Father: George. Soldiers Effects: Mother: Donaldina. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Terlincthun Biritish Cemetery, Wimille Fr 0034 Plot XVI Row C Grave 16
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
The first name on this memorial is Captain Hector Fraser of the SS 'Hirano Maru'. His ship was sunk by UB91 in the Irish Sea in October 1918.

Captain Fraser is not commemorated by CWGC or SNWM.

Adam


FRASER, HECTOR.
Rank:Master
Date of Death:04/10/1918
Age:63
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine S.S. "Hirano Maru".
Panel Reference:Addenda Panel.
Memorial:TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Husband of Elizabeth Fraser of Christchurch, Hants.

N.B.

This casualty has recently been accepted for commemoration by the Commission. [added today 5/6/2015]
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for posting that, although I'd dispute his given age. In his obituary he is quoted as saying he'd been at sea 56 years and there is a record of him serving on the S.S. Murray in 1862. I doubt that even the Victorians would have let him go to sea as a cadet officer aged 7.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see he has been commemorated. Perhaps 63 is his "official" age for war service?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to his certificates to be Second Mate, First Mate and Master, he was consistently born at Conon Bridge on 9th December 1855, and he first went to sea on 5th March 1873 on a square rigged sailing ship, as an apprentice
That makes his age of 63 to be correct. In fact age 17 is, if anything a bit old to first go to sea.
The 3 tickets mean that his first 20 years at sea, until he qualifies as Master, can be fully followed.
The previous service record was supposed to be verified when Officers Tickets were issued, so it is unlikely to be that far wrong.
Presumably that age of birth could be verified from Scottish Records.

It's more likely that whoever wrote the obituary was in error.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the clarification. It's good to get confirmation of the details of merchant mariners. This still makes Captain Fraser one of Scotland's oldest First World War deaths even if he was "only" sixty three.

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