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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Sutherland's Second World War Dead A-L Reply with quote

Over the past few years I have been collecting the names from the war memorials of Sutherland and also searching through databases, rolls of honour, old newspapers etc. for information on those who had a connection with Sutherland who have died in the wars of the 20th Century.

I will post all the data I have onto the forum split into manageable chunks.

There are several men killed in aircrashes in Sutherland during the war listed. Although not connected to Sutherland except in their death I felt it was appropriate to list them here. I have also listed the names of other servicemen who died in Sutherland during the war in accidents or in hospital.

I will update this list if I find out any more information and I would welcome any other information on these men and women.

Last updated 30th April 2014

ADDICOTT, James Thomas
Rank: 3rd Engineer
Ship: Steam-ship Ashbury
Died: Drowned when ship foundered 8.1.1945, Talmine Bay, Tongue
Age: 37
Parents: James Thomas and Maria Addicott
Spouse: Alice Minnie Addicott of Roath, Cardiff
Job/Trade: Merchant Seaman
Buried: Tongue Parish Churchyard
Also incorrectly listed as having no known grave on the Tower Hill Merchant Seamen Memorial, London

ADOLPHUS, Aubyn John Mathie
Rank: Pilot Officer (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Number: 65987
Unit: 269 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Base: R.A.F. Wick
Aircraft: Lockheed Hudson
Died: Drowned after parachuting out of aircraft 1.5.41 in the sea near Brora beach
Aged: 33
Notes: Formerly Sergeant, RAF, 749554
Buried: Wick Cemetery, Caithness

AGNEW, Patrick ‘Pat’ Alexander
Rank: Captain.
Number: 75306
Unit: ‘B’ Coy., 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: Killed in action 13.7.43 Francofonte, Sicily
Age: 34
Parents: Colonel Quentin Agnew and Evelyn Agnew
Spouse: Johanna Elisabeth Agnew of Helmsdale
Born: Wigtownshire
Home: Navidale Estate
Job/Trade: Farmer
Notes: Officer Commanding ‘B’ Company
Buried: Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily
Memorials: (Not listed on the Kildonan War Memorial, Helmsdale)

AITCHISON, Hugh Graham
Rank: Temporary Acting Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit: H.M.S. 'Sparrowhawk', Royal Naval Air Station, Halston, Kirkwall
Died: Killed in air crash 1.5.40 Dunrobin Glen, Golspie
Aged: 28
Parents: Charles Umpherston and Helen Aitchison of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex
Spouse: Mary (Parker) Aitchison
Buried: Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxford, England
Memorials: Listed in Royal Navy Roll of Honour, SNWM

ALDERSON, Peter
Rank: Pilot Officer (Observer), Royal Air Force
Number: 45234
Unit: Royal Air Force
Died: Died from multiple injuries sustained in aircraft crash 30.7.41. Meallon Liath Mor
Aged: 19
Parents: William and Margaret Alderson of Scarborough
Buried: Manor Road cemetery, Scarborough, Yorkshire

ALEXANDER, William Green
Rank: Seaman. Royal Navy Patrol Service
Number: LT/JX 217777
Ship: H.M. Trawler ‘Gloria’
Died: Drowned 19.3.42. St. Mary’s Holm, Kirkwall
Age: 30
Spouse: Jessie Ann Alexander of 1 Terrace Street, Embo.
Born: Watten, Caithness.
Home: 39 Kinnaird Street Wick.
Trade: Painter
Notes: HMT ‘Gloria’ (formerly A169) Built 1907. 187 tons. Requisitioned Feb 1940 as a Barrage Balloon Vessel.
Buried: East Cemetery, Dornoch.
Memorials: Listed on the Dornoch War Memorial

ALLEN, Derek
Rank: Temporary Acting Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit: H.M.S. 'Merganser', Royal Naval Air Station Rattray Head
Died: Killed in air crash 14.7.45 Col Bheinn, Clyne
Aged: 20
Parents: Walter Frederick and Dorothy Annie Allan of Leicester
Notes: Sub-Lt Allen was flying from RNAS Fearn
Buried: Rosskeen Parish Churchyard Burial Ground, Ross-shire

ARMSTRONG, John ‘Jack’
Rank: Serjeant
Number: 2821450
Unit: Pioneers. 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: Died 7.12.44
Age: 42
Born: Sutherland
Home: Farr
Buried: Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Holland.
Memorials: Listed on the Strath Halladale War Memorial and the Portskerra and Melvich War Memorial

BARTLETT, John
Rank: Corporal
Number: 2822387
Unit: ‘B’ Coy., 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: Killed in action 2.11.42 El Alamein
Age: 27
Parent: John and Margaret Isabella Bartlett of Invershin.
Born: Moray.
Home: Ross and Cromarty.
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Memorials: Listed on the Creich War Memorial, Bonar Bridge.

BELL, David Mcfarlane Forsyth
Rank: Flight Serjeant Royal Air Force
Number: 1566466
Unit: 49 Squadron Bomber Command
Died: 22.6.44
Buried: Woensel General Cemetery, Eindhoven
Memorials: Listed on the Golspie War Memorial

From Lost Bombers: http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=984

Lancaster ME675
Squadron 49
X1D EA-R
Operation Wesseling
Date 1 21st June 1944
Date 2 22nd June 1944

Further Information
"Serial Range ME554 - ME868 This aircraft was one of 250 Lancaster Mk.1s ordered from Metro- Vick May42 and delivered from Nov43 to Jan44 with Merlin 22 engines initially installed up to ME639 and Merlin 24 engines from ME640 except for ME668/9 with Merlin 22 engines. ME675 was delivered to 49 Squadron Mar44. ME675 took part in the following Key Raids: Berlin 24/25Mar44; Nuremberg 30/31Mar44; Schweinfurt 26/27Apr44; Mailly-le-Camp 3/4May44; Duisberg 21/22May44. When lost this aircraft had a total of 258 hours. ME675 was one of six 49 Squadron Lancasters lost on this operation. See LL900; ME808; ND683; ND695; NE128. Crashed 2303 21Jun44 from Fiskerton. Crashed near Lage Mierde (Noord-Brabant), a Dutch village close to the border with Belgium and roughly 23 km WSW from the centre of Eindhoven, where all are buried in Woensel General Cemetery. F/L Hill held a BSc degree and was on the 9th operation of his second tour; his crew were on their 9th operation. F/L J.R.Hill KIA Sgt G.F.Witty KIA F/O K.W.Jones RNZAF KIA Sgt D.McF F Bell KIA Sgt T.B.Whewell KIA Sgt T.A.Hall KIA F/S G.F.Wood KIA "

BETHUNE, Daniel M.,
Rank: Sergeant
Number: 2822797
Unit: ‘D’ Company 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: Died 15.8.44 in woods near Faviers
Age: 29
Parents: William and Margaret Macleod Bethune
Spouse: Janet Bethune of Moorpark, Renfrew
Born: Sutherland
Home: Sutherland
Buried: Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, France
Memorials: Listed on the Creich War Memorial, Bonar Bridge

BETHUNE, William Mentioned in Despatches
Rank: Serjeant
Number: 2820161
Unit: 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: 22 or 25.11.46
Age: 34
Parents: Robert and Mary Macintosh Bethune
Spouse: Alice Budge Bethune of Shurrery, Shebster, Caithness
Buried: Invershin Cemetery, Creich

BOOTH, George A.
Rank: Private
Number: 2820277
Unit: 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Died: 12.6.40
Age: 24
Parents: George and Williamina Booth of Thurso
Born: Caithness
Home: Thurso (Army Roll of Honour gives it as Sutherland)
Buried: Veulettes-sur-Mer Churchyard, France

BORWICK, William Sutherland Fraser
Rank: Lieutenant
Number: 98147
Unit: ‘A’ Coy., 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: Killed in action 14.7.43 Francofonte
Age: 22
Parents: Lt. Col. George Borwick M.C. T.D. and Margaret Borwick of Nairn
Born: Sutherland
Home: Nairnshire
Buried: Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily

BUDGE, Andrew Cameron
Rank: Captain and Adjutant
Number: 71694
Unit: H.Q. 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: Killed by machine-gun fire during ‘The Battle of the Hills’ 21.1.1943, Homs, Libya
Age: 29
Parents: John and Doilna S. Budge
Born: South Africa
Home: Sutherland
Buried: Tripoli War Cemetery
Memorials: Listed on the Dornoch War Memorial

BREMNER, Donald
Rank: Leading Aircraftman, Royal Air Force
Memorials: Listed on the Scourie War Memorial

BRUNSKILL, John Hammond
Rank: Private
Number: 7588323
Unit: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Died: 5.7.1941
Age: 26
Parents: John Robert and Eva Brunskill of Bury St. Edmunds
Born: Sutherland
Home: Bury St. Edmunds
Buried: Bury St. Edmunds Cemetery, Suffolk, England

BUXTON, Joseph Gurney Fowell
Rank: Captain
Number: 68895
Unit: 5th Bn Grenadier Guards
Died: 23.04.1943
Age: 29
Parents: Henry Fowell Buxton and Katherine Tayspel (Round) Buxton;
Spouse: Elizabeth Langley (Barbour) Buxton, of Tring, Hertfordshire
Born: 5th July 1913
Home: Tring
Notes: His third son Joseph was born on 30.03.1943
Memorials: Listed on the Durness War Memorial
Possibly listed on St. John the Baptist Church War Memorial, Aldbury, Hertfordshire
Buried: Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

CAIRNS, John Inglis
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regimental Number: T/2822749
Unit: 458 Divisional Troops Company, Royal Army Service Corps
Died: 13.6.1944 Normandy
Age: 30
Parents: John Inglis Cairns and Jeannie Barbara Cairns
Spouse: Alice Margaret Cairns of Brora
Born: Sutherland
Home: Sutherland
Buried: Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Memorials: Listed on the Clyne War Memorial
Recorded in The R.A.S.C. Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial

CALDER, John
Rank: Piper
Number: 2820421
Unit: ‘B’ Coy. 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: 28.9.1942
Age: 24
Parent: James and Jean Calder of Bonar Bridge
Born: Ross-shire
Home: Ross-shire
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery
Memorials: Listed on the Creich War Memorial, Bonar Bridge.

CAMERON, Adam Davidson
Rank: Private
Regimental Number: 2815511
Unit: 4th Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders
Died: Between 11th and 14th June 1940
Age: 32
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Alex Cameron
Spouse: Georgina Cameron of The Doll, Brora
Buried: St. Valery-en-Caux Cemetery, France
Memorials: Listed on the Clyne War Memorial
Recorded in The Seaforth Highlanders Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial

CAMPBELL, A Y
Unit: Royal Engineers
Memorials: Listed on the Strathy War Memorial

CAMPBELL, David Alexander
Rank: Serjeant
Number: 2822287
Unit: 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders
Died: 7.4.1944 India
Age: 23
Parents: Alexander and Johan Campbell of Golspie
Home: Sutherland
Buried: Imphal War Cemetery, Manipur, India
Memorials: Listed on the Golspie War Memorial

CAMPBELL, Donald
Rank: Gunner
Number: 2822303
Unit: 53 (5th Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
Died: 27.12.43 Stannington Military Hospital, Northumberland
Age: 35
Parent: William and Ann Campbell, Upper Smerral, Latheronwheel
Spouse: Margaret (Henderson) Campbell of Tain
Born: Caithness
Home: Sutherland
Buried: Kincardine Cemetery, Ardgay

CAMPBELL, J G
Rank: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
Memorials: Listed on the Strathy War Memorial

CHALMERS, Alexander William Lorne
Rank: Able Seaman, Royal Navy
Number: C/JX 371054
Ship: H.M. Motor Torpedo Boat. 732
Died: 28.5.44
Age: 19
Parents: William Kennedy and Jean Chalmers of Invershin
Born: Inverness
Memorials: Listed on the Creich War Memorial, Bonar Bridge.
Recorded in the Royal Navy Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle

CHILD, Norman
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot) Royal Air Force
Number: 539059
Unit: 269 Squadron
Died: Died from multiple injuries sustained in aircraft crash 1.5.41 in the sea near Brora beach
Base: R.A.F. Wick
Aircraft: Lockheed Hudson
Aged: 25
Parents: Willie and Emma Child of Manningham Bradford
Spouse: Eileen May Child
Buried: Scholemoor Cemetery, Bradford, Yorkshire

CHRISTIE, Alan Wright
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gunner)
Service No: 3005923
Date of Death: Died in aircraft crash 18.08.44, Gartymore, Kildonan
Age:19
Unit:59 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Buried: Thetford Cemetery
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Edith Christie, of Thetford.

CHRISTIE, Daniel Forbes
Rank: Sapper
Number: 2002534
Unit: 210 Field Company, Royal Engineers
Died: 24.3.45 Rhine Crossing
Age: 20
Parent: Daniel Forbes and Jessie Christie of Edderton
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany
Memorials: Listed on the Edderton War Memorial

CLARK, H E
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Unit: Royal Air Force
Memorials: Listed on the Creich War Memorial, Bonar Bridge

CLARK, James
Rank: Lance Sergeant (Signal Sergeant)
Number: 2020384
Unit: H.Q. 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders T.A.
Died: Killed by machine-gun fire during ‘The Battle of the Hills’ 21.1.1943, Homs, Libya
Age: 28
Parents: Henry Sutherland Clark and Agnes (McCulloch) Clark of Watten Mains
Spouse: Isabella Christina (Miller) Clark of Quobrae, Watten
Born: Caithness
Home: Watten, Caithness
Job: Employed at Isauld, Reay
Buried: Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya
Memorials: Listed on the Reay War Memorial, Sutherland

COGHILL, James
Rank: Private
Regimental Number: 410299
Unit: 4th (Ross-shire) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders T.A.
Died: 4.6.40 Mareuil Ridge, Abbeville
Age: 19
Born: Sutherland
Home: Sutherland
Commemorated: Dunkirk Memorial, France
Memorials: Listed on the Lairg War Memorial (Added at a later date?)
Recorded in The Seaforth Highlanders Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial

COWIE, Ian
Rank: Able Seaman, R.N. Patrol Service
Number: LT/JX 174565
Ship: H.M.S. ‘Santa’
Died: 23.11.43
Age: 23
Parents: Alexander and Jeannie Cowie of Helmsdale.
Born: Helmsdale.
Commemorated: Lowestoft Naval Memorial.
Memorials: Listed on the Kildonan War Memorial, Helmsdale.
Recorded in the Royal Navy Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial

COWIE John.
Rank: Able Seaman, Merchant Navy
Ship: Steam-ship ‘Gretafield’
Died: Lost at sea 14.2.40 Off Wick.
Spouse: M.J. Cowie of Helmsdale.
Born: Helmsdale
Home: Helmsdale
Job: Merchant Sailor
Notes: ‘S.S. Gretafield’ an Oil Tanker registered at Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the Northern Petroleum Tank Company. Built 1928. 10191 tons. Torpedoed twice 15 miles East of Wick by U-57 whilst carrying oil to Invergordon. Second torpedo ignited fuel. 27 crew rescued by local fishermen. 11 crew died. 3 unidentified bodies washed ashore and buried at Latheron, Caithness.
Burnt out wreck of the ‘Gretafield’ drifted ashore at Dunbeath several days later.
(U-57 rammed and sunk by Norwegian ship S.S. ‘Rona’ in Baltic on 3.9.40)
Commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial, London
Memorials: Listed on the Kildonan War Memorial, Helmsdale.
Recorded in the Merchant Navy Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War
Memorial.

CROSS, William Macpherson M.B. Ch. B.
Rank: Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Number: 72356
Unit: 269 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Died: 17.7.41
Spouse: Eileen (Watson) Cross of Robroyston, Glasgow
Home: Armadale, Farr
Profession: Doctor
Buried: Strathy Burial Ground, Farr
Memorials: Listed on the Strathy War Memorial


DALY, William Joseph
Rank: Lance Corporal
Number: 7914755
Unit: Headquarters Squadron, 2nd Armoured Brigade, Royal Armoured Corps
Died: 9.11.44
Age: 24
Parents: William and Jane Daly of Golspie
Born: Lanarkshire
Home: Sutherland
Buried: Mendola War Cemetery, Italy
Memorials: Listed on the Golspie War Memorial

DAVIDSON, Dugald Carmichael
Rank: Private
Number: 2820601
Unit: 6th (Morayshire) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders T.A.
Died: Died of wounds 30.5.40 Hospital in England (Wounded in France)
Age: 24
Parents: Alexander and Jessie Davidson of Reay
Home: Reay
Buried: Reay New Cemetery
Memorials: Listed on the Reay War Memorial, Sutherland

DAVIDSON, John ‘Jack’ Henry DSO B.Sc. (Agr)
Rank: Major, Company Commander
Number: 70809
Unit: ‘D’ Coy. 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders T.A.
Died: Died of wounds 4.8.43 (wounded at Angelico Farm, Sferro Hills, Sicily on 1.8.43)
Age: 33
Parents: George S and Netta Davidson of Oldhall, Watten
Spouse: Isobel (Stewart) Davidson of Lower Dounreay
Medals: Distinguished Service Order
Notes: Edinburgh University Graduate
Buried: Catania War Cemetery, Sicily
Memorials: Listed on the Reay War Memorial, Sutherland

DENOON, Percy
Rank: Corporal
Number: 2820969
Unit: ‘B’ Company 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: Killed in action 14.7.43 Francofonte, Sicily
Age: 24
Parent: Mrs. J.M. Denoon and Stepson of William Dingwall of Bonar Bridge.
Buried: Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily
Memorials: Listed on the Creich War Memorial, Bonar Bridge


DENEAU, Raymond
Rank: Private
Number: K/41336
Unit: Canadian Forestry Corps
Parents: Johnnie and Jane Edna Deneau
Spouse: Jeanette Ross Deneau of Vancouver, Canada
Buried: Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium
Memorials: Listed on the Creich War Memorial, Bonar Bridge, as Deneaux

DREW, William Edward
Rank: Pilot Officer (Observer) Royal Air Force
Number: 45356
Unit: RAF Kinloss
Died: 13.4.1941
Age: 28
Parents: William (Hotel Keeper) and Mary (Simmonds) Drew
Spouse: Edwardena (Blakeborough) Drew of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
Commemorated: Memorial Panel, Kirkton Old Churchyard, Inchnadamph, Assynt
Buried: Ben More Assynt.
Memorials: Cairn at crash site, Ben More Assynt

DUNCAN, Alexander
Rank: Private
Number: 2822610
Unit: H.Q. 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: Killed in action 14.7.1943 Francofonte, Sicily
Age: 23
Parent: Williamina Duncan
Spouse: Catherine Duncan of Dingwall, Ross-shire
Born: Sutherland
Home: Sutherland
Buried: Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily
Memorials: Listed on the Kildonan War Memorial, Helmsdale.
Listed on the St. Clement’s Church Congregation Memorial, Dingwall

DUNN, Stuart St. Helier Gwyllym
Rank: Sergeant (Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force
Number: R/56142
Unit: N/K
Died: Died from multiple injuries sustained in aircraft crash 30.7.41. Meallon Liath Mor, Clyne
Aged: 19
Parents: Charles Gwyllym Dunn and Marie Jeanne Dunn of Quebec City, Canada
Buried: Wick Cemetery, Caithness

ELDER, Finlay Fraser
Rank: Carftsman
Number: WX8504
Unit: 86 L.A.D. Australian Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Died: 11.6.1943 As a Prisoner- of-War
Age: 38
Parents: Donald William and Isabella Elder
Spouse: Catherine Elizabeth Elder of Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia
Buried: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma)
Memorials: Listed on the Reay War Memorial, Sutherland


EMERY, Jack
Rank: Sergeant (Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Number: 976995
Unit: RAF Kinloss
Died: Air Crash 13.4.41 Ben More
Age: 20
Parents: Henry William George (Builder) and Nancy ‘Nellie’ (Bates) Emery
Spouse: Maureen Patricia (Nicholls) Emery of Trowbridge, Wiltshire.
Commemorated: Memorial Panel, Kirkton Old Churchyard, Inchnadamph, Assynt
Buried: Ben More Assynt
Memorials: Cairn at crash site, Ben More Assynt

ETHERIDGE, Peter James Henry Banks
Rank: Able Seaman, Royal Navy
Number: P/JX 162467
Ship: H.M.S. ‘Fidelity’
Died: 1.1.43
Age: 20
Parents: Arthur A. and Marion Mitchell Etheridge of Helmsdale
Born: Inverness
Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Memorials: Listed on the Kildonan War Memorial, Helmsdale
Recorded in the Royal Navy Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle

FINDLAY, Charles Robert
Rank: Aircraftsman 1st Class, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Number: 1560275
Unit: 78 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Died: 7.10.43
Age: 40.
Parents: John and Christina Findlay of Helmsdale.
Spouse: Jemima Findlay of Helmsdale.
Home: Helmsdale
Buried: Helmsdale Cemetery.
Memorials: Listed on the Kildonan War Memorial, Helmsdale.

FRASER, Alexander John
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Number: 2703460
Unit: Scots Guards.
Died: 13.3.46.
Age: 19
Parents: William and Elizabeth Fraser of Gartymore, West Helmsdale.
Buried: Helmsdale Cemetery.
Memorials: Not listed on the Kildonan War Memorial, Helmsdale

FRASER, J.
Rank: Corporal
Unit: 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Memorials: Listed on the Dornoch War Memorial

FRASER, Walter Ian M.C.
Rank: Major
Number: 130162
Unit: 6th (Morayshire) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders T.A.
Died: 31.5.44
Age: 27
Parents: Walter Allan Fraser and May Struthers Fraser
Spouse: Anne Hosie Fraser of Dumfries
Born: Sutherland
Home: Banffshire
Buried: Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy

FRASER, William
Unit: Navy
Home: 1 Hall Street, Embo
Commemorated on Memorial Plaque in Embo Village Hall

FORBES, John William Selwright
Rank: Wing Commander
Number: 37394
Unit: Royal Air Force
Died: 15.3.1942
Age: 26
Parent: Rev. John Robertson Forbes and Alice Margaret Forbes of Edderton
Buried: Amersfoort General Cemetery, Oud Leusden, Utrecht, Holland
Memorials: Listed on the Edderton War Memorial

FYFE, Peter
Rank: Leading Seaman, Royal Naval Patrol Service
Number: LT/JX 195809
Ship: H.M. Trawler ‘Trevani’
Died: Died in loss of ship 7.2.1943 off Algiers
Age: 21
Parents: John ‘Jack’ Fyfe and Rosina Fyfe of Reay
Born: Reay
Commemorated: Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk
Notes: HMT ‘Trevani torpedoed by Italian submarine ‘Acciaio’
Memorials: Listed on the Reay War Memorial, Sutherland

GARVIE, Douglas
Rank: Corporal
Number: 2822296
Unit: ‘B’ Company 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: 11.9.44 Le Havre, France
Age: 27
Parent: Violet Garvie of Dornoch. Nephew of Mr. R. Garvie of Brora
Born: Sutherland
Home: Sutherland
Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France
Memorials: Listed on the Dornoch War Memorial.

GIRVAN, Michael
Rank: Sergeant
Number: 2981223
Unit: 7/10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, T.A.
Died: Died of road accident injuries 2.4.42 Lawson memorial Hospital, Golspie
Age: 43
Parents: Thomas Girvan (Beer bottler) and Margaret (Kaney) Girvan
Spouse: Christina (Cameron) Girvan of Drip Road, Stirling
Buried: Ballengeich Cemetery, Stirling

GHULAM, Nabi.
Rank: Driver
Number: 179422
Unit: Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Died: 28.9.43
Age: 24
Parents: Khair Din and Said Jan of Dhir Kot, Hazara, Pakistan
Buried: Proncynain Cemetery, Dornoch

GILLIE, Benjamin Edmonds
Rank: Able Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve
Number: P/X 17806A
Ship: H.M.S. ‘Patroclus’
Died: 03.11.40
Age: 25
Parents: Andrew and Williamina Ross Gillie
Spouse: Margaret Mackay Gillie
Commemorated: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England
Memorials: Listed on the Dornoch War Memorial, as a leading seaman
Commemorated on Memorial Plaque in Embo Village Hall

GOLDIE, Ralph Abercrombie
Rank: Private
Unit: Seaforth Highlanders?
Died: 10.6.40 Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie
Age: 32
Home: Portgower
Job: Shepherd
Buried: Loth / Helmsdale?
Memorials: Listed on the Loth War Memorial

GORDON, Colina
Rank: Driver
Number: W/171630
Unit: Auxiliary Territorial Service
Died: 13.1.44
Age: 21
Parents: Duncan and Catherine Gordon of Rogart
Buried: Rogart New Cemetery
Memorials: Listed on the Rogart War Memorial.

GORDON, George
Rank: Gunner
Regimental Number: 998847
Unit: 155 (The Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt. Royal Artillery
Died: Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 21.8.43 while working on the Burma-Siam railway.
Born: Dornoch
Home: Skerray
Job/Trade: Schoolteacher
Buried: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma)
Memorials: Listed on the Dornoch War Memorial and listed on the Skerray War Memorial, Tongue
Recorded in the Royal Artillery Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle


GORDON, William Logan
Rank: Private
Number: 2820318
Unit: 4th (Ross-shire) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders T.A.
Died: 16.5.40
Age: 28
Born: Rosehall, Sutherland
Home: Sutherland
Buried: Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz
Memorials: Listed on the Rosehall War Memorial
Recorded in the Seaforth Highlanders Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle

GRAHAM, John
Rank: Private
Number: 2979859
Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Died: Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 1.3.42
Age: 25
Born: Sutherland
Home: Ayr
Commemorated: Singapore Memorial

GRANT, Alexander
Rank: Private
Regimental Number: 2822197
Unit: Intelligence Section, 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: Accidentally strafed by R.A.F. Lightnings 18.8.44 River Vie, France
Age: 24
Parents: George L. and Margaret Grant of Lairg
Born: Sutherland
Home: Ross and Cromarty
Buried: Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, France
Memorials: Listed on the Lairg War Memorial

GRANT, William
Rank: Private
Number: M11681
Unit: Calgary Highlanders
Died: 19.7.44, Normandy
Age: 40
Parent: Mr and Mrs H Grant of Edderton
Spouse: Elizabeth Grant of Innisfail, Alberta, Canada
Commemorated: Bayeux Memorial, France
Memorials: Listed on the Edderton War Memorial

GRANT, Graham Ian
Rank: Signalman
Number: 2336188
Unit: Malaya Command Signals, Royal Corps of signals
Died: 26.08.43 as a PoW of Japanese
Age: 24
Parent: William George Grant (Postmaster) Emily (Sandison) Grant
Born: Shetland isles
Notes: Father William Grant had several jobs in the Highlands as a Postmaster and Graham had not lived in Brora so is not on the memorial
Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand
Memorials: Commemorated on family headstone in Brora Cemetery
Not listed on the Clyne War Memorial

GRAVNINGSMYR, Konrad Ove
Rank: Sergeant
Unit: Norwegian Forces based at Mansfield House, Tain
Died: Died of head injuries after a road accident 6 July 1942. Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie
Aged: 33
Date of Birth: 11.09.1907
Listed on his local war memorial, Norway (can't work out from webiste where it is)

GREGORY, Edward
Rank: Driver
Regimental Number: T/ 92750
Unit: Royal Army Service Corps
Died: 15.11.43.
Age: 28
Parents: Samuel and Anne Gregory
Spouse: Isabel Gregory of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Born: Sutherland
Home: Sutherland
Buried: Bari War Cemetery, Italy
Memorials: Listed on the Clyne War Memorial
Recorded in The R.A.S.C. Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial

GRIEVE, David
Rank: Sergeant
Number: 2824086
Unit: 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment
Died: Killed in action 29.11.42 Raid on Oudna Airfield, Tunisia
Age: 28
Parents: James and Margaret Grieve of Bridgeton, Glasgow
Buried: Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia
Memorials: Listed on the Edderton War Memorial

GRILL, Gordon Anthony
Rank:Sergeant (Wireless Operator)
Service No: 1607109
Date of Death: Died in aircraft crash 18.08.44, Gartymore, Kildonan
Age:21
Unit: 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Buried: Writtle Road Cemetery, Chelmsford
Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Amabel Grill, of Chelmsford.

GROAT, George
Rank: Trooper
Number: 2761937
Unit: 116th Regiment (9th Gordons) Royal Armoured Corps
Died: 26.2.1945 Burma
Born: Sutherland
Home: Inverness
Commemorated: Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar (Burma)

GUNN, Donald
Rank: Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Number: 30209942
Unit: 550 Squadron Royal Air Force
Died: 4.4.45
Born: Dornoch
Buried: 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin
Memorials: Listed on the Creich War Memorial, Bonar Bridge

From Lost Bombers: http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=3574

Lancaster ME301 Information
Squadron 550
X1D BQ-K
Operation Lutzkendorf
Date 1 4th April 1945
Date 2 5th April 1945

Further Information
"Serial Range ME295 - ME551 This aircraft was one of 200 Lancasters ordered from A.V.Roe (Yeadon) may42 and built as 44 Mk.1s and 156 Mk.111s, mixed, from Oct44 to Mar45. Merlin 22 engines were fitted in the Mk.1s, and in the Mk.111s, Merlin 38 engines up to ME376 and Merlin 224 engines thereafter. ME301 was a Mk.111 and was delivered to 550 Sqdn Oct44. Wore the IDs BQ-K/R/X Took part in the following Key Operations: Merseburg 6/7Dec44; Dessau 7/8Mar45; Hanau 18/19Mar45; Lutzkendorf 4/5Apr45-Lost. No record of total hours. airborne 2104 4apr45 from North Killingholme to attack synthetic oil production facilities. All are buried in the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery. Despite being aged just 20, F/O Hayes had flown twenty- two sorties. His Flight Engineer, Sgt Hartley, was at 36 well above the avertage aircrew age. Until recently both air Gunners had been cadets in the Air Training Corps F/O M.D.Hayes KIA Sgt H.Hartley KIA F/S E.H.Hagyard KIA F/S M.V.Fuller KIA W/O A.T.Gill KIA Sgt R.S.Smith KIA Sgt D.Gunn KIA "


GUNN, Donald
Rank: Serjeant
Number: 2822543
Unit: 5th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment
Died: 5.9.44
Age: 23
Parents: Robert and Elizabeth Gunn
Born: Sutherland
Home: Sutherland
Notes: Formerly The Seaforth Highlanders
Buried: Gradara War Cemetery, Italy
Memorials: Listed on the Dornoch War Memorial


GUNN, James ‘ Jimmy’ Matheson
Rank: Corporal
Regimental Number: 318306
Unit: Lovat Scouts
Died: Killed on patrol 12.10.44 Busuntolo, Italy
Age: 24
Parents: Margaret Gunn of Skerray
Spouse: Johan Gunn of Skerray
Born: Sutherland
Home: Skerray
Buried: Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy
Memorials: Listed on the Skerray War Memorial
Recorded in The Lovat Scouts Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle

GUNN, Robert Angus
Rank: Lance Corporal
Number: 14357480
Unit: 21st Stores Section, Royal Engineers
Died: Died 30.3.1946 Occupied Germany
Age: 34
Parents: John M. and Jessie Gunn
Spouse: Effie Janet Gunn
Born: Sutherland
Home: Sutherland
Buried: Hamburg Cemetery, Germany
Memorials: Listed on the Melness War Memorial, Tongue
Recorded in The Royal Engineers Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle

HARRISON, George William
Rank: Lance Corporal
Number: 2822292
Unit: Anti-Aircraft Platoon, 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders, T.A.
Died: 8.11.42
Age: 24
Born: Skye
Home: Sutherland
Buried: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Memorials: Listed on the Dornoch War Memorial

HATTON, Joseph James
Rank: Second Radio Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Tacoma Star (London)
Age: 21
Date of Death: 01/02/1942
Additional information: Son of Alfred and Miriam Would Hatton, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 105.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

TACOMA STAR official number 141910 built in 1919 for Blue Star Line, London.
1.2.42 Torpedoed and sunk by U-109 (Bleichrodt), part of 'Operation Paukenschlag' (Drumbeat) the first wave of five U-Boats, in the Atlantic 500 miles E of Hampton Roads, Virginia, in position 37.33N 69.21W while sailing independently on a voyage from Buenos Aires and Hampton Roads, Virginia to Liverpool, with 5107 tons of refrigerated and general cargo. The Master, Capt Robert George Whitehead and all aboard were lost.

HIRST, James
Rank: Temporary Acting Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Base: H.M.S. 'Owl' Royal Naval Air Station Fearn
Died: Killed in air crash 14.7.45 Col Bheinn, Clyne
Aged: 20
Parents: Harry and Ada Hirst of Burnley
Buried: Inghamite Churchyard, Wheatley, Carr, Lancashire

HUDSON-BELL, Thomas Reginald Trevor
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner), Royal Canadian Air Force
Number: R/99900
Unit: 519 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Base: RAF Wick
Died: Aircraft Crash 25.8.1943 Ben Loyal (26.8.43?)
Age: 20
Parents: Thomas and Mary (Innes) Hudson Bell of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buried: Wick Cemetery

HUGHSON, David John
Rank: Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
Number: C/JX 251597
Ship: H.M.S. ‘Pintail’
Died: Lost when ship sunk by a mine 10.6.41 Off Humber
Age: 26
Parents: John and Christina Hughson of Peebles
Born: Wishaw
Home: Lochinver
Notes: HMS ‘Pintail’ was a 580 ton sloop. Commissioned / Requisitioned in 1939
Commemorated: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent
Memorials: Listed on the Assynt War Memorial, Lochinver
Not listed on the Peebles War Memorial

INNES, Alexander C.
Rank: Lance Corporal
Number: 2820382
Unit: 4th (Ross-shire) Battalion, The Seaforth Highlanders T.A.
Died: Died of wounds 21.3.40 No. 9 Casualty Clearing Station, Beuvry?
Age: 22
Born: Ross-shire
Home: Ross-shire
Buried: Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, France
Memorials: Listed on the Golspie War Memorial

INNES, William James Bannerman
Rank: Pilot Officer (Flight Engineer) RAF Volunteer Reserve
Number: 187823
Unit: Royal Air Force
Died: 20.8.46
Age: 23
Parents: William H. Innes and Jean Innes of Dornoch
Spouse: Janette Innes of Clarkston, Renfrewshire.
Buried: East Cemetery, Dornoch.
Memorials: Listed on the Dornoch War Memorial.

INSTONE, Thomas Harold Matthew
Rank:Sergeant
Trade:Radio Operator (Air)
Service No: 1417346
Date of Death: Died in aircraft crash 18.08.44, Gartymore, Kildonan
Age:23
Unit:59 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Buried: Wick Cemetery
Additional Information:
Son of Harold and Fanny Gertrude Instone, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire.

JAPPY, David
Rank: Private
Number: 2820226
Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment
Died: 13.10.43
Age: 27
Parents: Annie Jappy of Helmsdale
Born: Sutherland
Home: Sutherland
Notes: Formerly 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Buried: Minturno War Cemetery, Italy
Memorials: Listed on the Kildonan War Memorial, Helmsdale, as a 5th Seaforth Highlander

JONES, Peter H
Rank: Ordinary Seaman Royal Navy
Number: P/JX.329996
Unit: H.M. Landing Craft Tank 363
Died: 27.2.43
Age: 19
Parents: Henry and Hilda Jones of Norbury, Surrey
Buried: Durness Old Churchyard

KENNEDY, George Gordon
Rank: Private
Number: 2818694
Unit: 6th (Morayshire) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders T.A.
Died: 15.3.44
Age: 27
Parents: John and Barbara Kennedy
Spouse: Jessie Ann Kennedy of Forres Morayshire
Born: Sutherland
Home: Forres
Buried: Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy
Memorials: Listed on the Dornoch War Memorial

KENNY, Thomas Brendon
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator) Royal Air Force
Number: 551620
Unit: RAF Kinloss
Died: Air Crash 13.4.41 Ben More
Age: 20
Parents: Thomas and Helen Kenny of Barnsley, Yorkshire
Notes: Commemorated: Memorial Panel, Kirkton Old Churchyard, Inchnadamph, Assynt
Buried: Ben More Assynt.
Memorials: Cairn at crash site, Ben More Assynt

KERR, Anne ‘Annie’ Park
Rank: Sister
Number: Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service attached Merchant Navy
Unit: Merchant Navy, S.S.Ceramic (Southampton)
Died: Ship torpedoed 07/12/1942 Atlantic
Age: 51
Parents: Daughter of Andrew and Isabella Kerr.
Born: Lochinver
Home: Ledbeg, Assynt
Job/Trade: Nurse
Notes Only one survivor out 655 on board after ship torpedoed
Commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial
Memorials: Listed on the Assynt War Memorial, Lochinver and Alness Memorial, Ross & Cromarty
Listed in the Merchant Navy roll of Honour, SNWM

KINNON, Henderson
Rank: Gunner
Number: 1547832
Unit: 268 Battery, 40 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
Died: Died of Compound fracture to the skull 26.12.41. Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie
Parents: Henderson and Elizabeth (Burton) Kinnon
Buried: Eastwood Cemetery, Glasgow

LEE, George William
Rank: Leading Aircraftsman (Drogue Operator), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Number: 1305387
Unit: RAF Evanton
Died: Died of injuries 16.9.41.
Age: 28
Parents: George William Lee and Emily Elizabeth (Bacon) Lee
Spouse: Dorothy Maud Lee of Old Woking, Surrey
Notes: Washed ashore at Kirkton beach, Golspie
Buried: Hertford Corporation Cemetery, Hertfordshire, England

LE GROW, Ronald Hudson
Rank:Flying Officer
Trade:Pilot
Service No:J/36472
Date of Death:Died in aircraft crash 18.08.44, Gartymore, Kildonan
Age:26
Unit:59 (R.A.F.) Squadron. Royal Canadian Air Force.
Buried: Wick Cemetery
Additional Information: Son of Peter A. Le Grow and Ivy S. Le Grow, of Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada.

LITTLE, Davina ‘Vina’
Rank: Serjeant
Number: W/25657
Unit: Auxiliary Territorial Service
Died: 23.8.41
Born: Sutherland
Home: Sutherland
Buried: Helmsdale Cemetery, Sutherland.
Memorials: Listed on the Kildonan War Memorial, Helmsdale, as Vina Little.

LOGAN, Kenneth William Innes
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Number: 89189
Unit: 38 Sqdn, Roayl Air Force
Died: Killed in action 22.07.43 North Africa
Aged: 36
Parents: Henry Nicoll Logan and Johanna Rankine Logan
Spouse: Catherine Andrewina Logan, of Edinbugrh
Born: Bonchester (Bonchester Bridge?)
Home:
Job: Solicitor of the Supreme Court
Buried: Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Commemorated on family headstone, Brora Cemetery

LOWE, Ernest Neal
Rank: Sergeant (Flight Engineer)
Number: 1056312
Date of Death: Died in aircraft crash 18.08.44, Gartymore, Kildonan
Unit: 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Buried: St Luke's Churchyard, Great Crosby, Lancashire
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: George Booth Reply with quote

Hello,

Just came across this,

BOOTH, George A.
Rank: Private
Number: 2820277

He was my grandads brother, everything correct except he had no conection with Sutherland, he lived in Thurso.

Thanks,
Stuart
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