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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:08 pm    Post subject: Old High Church, Inverness Reply with quote

High Church War Memorial
Location: South Wall, Old High St Stephen’s Church, Church Street, Inverness
OS Ref:NH 6646 4551





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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donald Currie's regiment was the SAS

CURRIE, DONALD CAMERON
Rank: Private
Service No: 1450058
Date of Death: 22/07/1944
Age: 24
Regiment/Service:
Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C., 2nd
Grave Reference: Sec. 8. Class 4. Grave. 20.
Cemetery: INVERNESS (TOMNAHURICH) CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of David D. Currie and Mary Currie, of Inverness.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An unusual unit for one of the First World War names. He is buried in Kenya.

MACKINTOSH, JOHN LACHLAN
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 09/01/1916
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Arab Rifles
Cemetery: MWELE NDOGO MILITARY GRAVE
Additional Information:Son of Mr. R. L. Mackintosh, of Inshes, Inverness.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I've seen a stone memorial where they indicate brothers who have died.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Second World War names. Three of the nine men listed were pilots.

Donald Cameron Currie, Special Airborne Section
Robert McGregor, Royal Air Force
Alexander Frank McKay, Royal Air Force
J. Huntly Macdonald Mackinnon, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
John Mackinnon, Merchant Navy
William C Ross, Royal Marines
Roderick Whyte, Cameron Highlanders
Roderick Williams, Royal Air Force
Ian F McHaffie-Gordon, Royal Air Force

Note: John MacKinnon of the Merchant Navy is not listed on the Inverness civic war memorial.

CURRIE, DONALD CAMERON
Rank: Private
Service No: 1450058
Date of Death: 22/07/1944
Age: 24
Regiment/Service:
Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C., 2nd
Grave Reference: Sec. 8. Class 4. Grave. 20.
Cemetery: Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness
Additional Information:Son of David D. Currie and Mary Currie, of Inverness.

GORDON, IAN PATRICK MCHAFFIE
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 1052297
Date of Death: 08/09/1941
Age:19
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 115 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Grave 1.
Cemetery: Drachtstercompagnie Protestant Churchyard, Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands
Additional Information: Son of Roger Samuel McHaffie Gordon, and of Anne Strother McHaffie Gordon, of Nairnside, Inverness-shire

There are two Robert MacGregors listed on the town’s war memorial:
MACGREGOR , Robert , Leading Aircraftman or
MACGREGOR , Robert P. , Aircraftman Second Class

MacKAY, ALEXANDER FRANK
Rank: Sergeant
Service No: 536834
Date of Death: 15/03/1944
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force 223 Sqdn.
Panel Reference: Panel 15, Column 1.
Memorial: Malta Memorial
Additional Information: Husband of Mrs C Gough, formerly MacKay, of Inverness, Scotland

MACKINNON, JAMES HUNTLY MACDONALD
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 106816
Date of Death: 23/03/1945
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 213 Sqdn.
Grave Reference:5. A. 8.
Cemetery: Belgrade War Cemetery
Additional Information: Son of James Alexander Rudolf MacKinnon, M.A., LL.B. Sheriff of Dundee and Patricia MacDonald MacKinnon, of Forfar, Angus.

John Mackinnon, Merchant Navy

ROSS, WILLIAM
Rank: Colour Serjeant
Service No: PLY.19094
Date of Death: 07/04/1941
Age: 41
Regiment/Service: Royal Marines Plymouth Div.
Grave Reference: Sec. H.6. Class 4. Grave 368.
Cemetery: Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness
Additional Information: Son of William and Margaret Ross, of Inverness; husband of Olive Muriel Ross, of Dumfries.

WHYTE, RODERICK WILLIAM
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 2926531
Date of Death: 23/03/1943
Age: 34
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: V. A. 2.
Cemetery: ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Roderick and Catherine Whyte; husband of Helen Whyte.

WILLIAMS, RODERICK
Rank: First Officer
Date of Death: 04/02/1945
Age: 45
Regiment/Service: Air Transport Auxiliary
Grave Reference: Sec. H. Class 1. Grave 42A.
Cemetery: Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness
Additional Information: Husband of Isobel Ann Hood Williams, of Inverness.

First Officer Williams is also listed on the Altrincham War Memorial

http://www.traffordwardead.co.uk/index.php?place=altrincham&war=II&letter=W

From the same webiste

http://www.traffordwardead.co.uk/index.php?sold_id=s%3A18%3A%22453%2Caltrincham_ww2%22%3B&letter=W&place=altrincham&war=II&soldier=Williams

Roderick had been flying up to Scotland to see his wife and new baby when his engine failed and he tried to glide down onto Pickford's Field opposite Geoffrey Fox's house on Park Road.
Geoffrey stated in an article in the Messenger newspaper dated 15th May 2008 that he was a seven year old living with his parents on Park Road when they heard and aeroplanes engine cut out. They had just finished their Sunday lunch, when this Baracuda's wing tip hit their house and it spun round into the front of the house demolishing the front wall
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