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john burnett



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Muir of Ord, Ross & Cromarty Reply with quote

Thanks to Michael Burnett for photos.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John

Thanks for posting these photos from Michael Burnett (a relation?). I've been wanting to see images of this unusual memorial on the forum.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first man listed on the Second World War panel - Lt Col Richard A L Fraser-Mackenzie of Ord. Is this man:

FRASER-MACKENZIE, RICHARD ARTHUR LOMAX
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 40 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 44
Date of Death: 26/10/1942
Service No: 88232
Additional information: Son of Robert Scarlett Fraser-Mackenzie and Beatrice Anna Fraser-Mackenzie; husband of Dora Elizabeth Fraser-Mackenzie, of Muir-of-Ord, Ross and Cromarty.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. D. 26.
Cemetery: EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY

He is also listed on the St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral War Memorial in Inverness.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:22 am    Post subject: Pte. John MacRae Reply with quote

WW1
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. J. MacRae, Muir-of-Tarradale

(Glasgow Herald)
"Private John Macrae, a Cameron Highlander, from the Muir of Ord district, is reported both missing and killed. He had been 17 years in the Camerons."

Name: MacRAE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 22/10/1914
Service No: 4692
Additional information: Son of Donald and Ann MacRae, of Muir of Tarradale, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. B. 7.
Cemetery: PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lt Col Douglas-Hamilton VC is listed. His body may have been found http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/article1202394.ece

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Pte. John MacRae Reply with quote

DelBoy wrote:
WW1
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Pte. J. MacRae, Muir-of-Tarradale

(Glasgow Herald)
"Private John Macrae, a Cameron Highlander, from the Muir of Ord district, is reported both missing and killed. He had been 17 years in the Camerons."

Name: MacRAE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 22/10/1914
Service No: 4692
Additional information: Son of Donald and Ann MacRae, of Muir of Tarradale, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. B. 7.
Cemetery: PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL)

Derek.


Hello Derek
John MacRae was my great uncle. I'm wondering if you are related to John MacRae or connected in any way.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:42 pm    Post subject: RoderickMcDonald GH Reply with quote

RoderickMcDonald L/Cpl S/40664 5th Gordon Highlanders b Coutin, Ross-shire e Beauly Age 22 Killed in Action F&F 20/11/1917 Son of Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, of Wester Culbo, Culbokie, Conon Bridge, Ross-shire. Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquieres Fr 1498 Plot I Row B Grave 01 AJ 26-12-17 Page 4: Killed: Muir of Ord The Scotsman 26-12-17 P3: Muir of Ord Photo taken: 2015 Nov
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Images and transcriptions of this memorial are at:
http://www.rossandcromartyheritage.org/communit/p37/ht/rs/war%20memorials/War_memorials/muir-of-ord_wm/m27_01.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three brothers

Lance Corporal
MACKENZIE, DONALD
Service Number 8051
Died 13/10/1915
Aged 25
1st Bn.
Cameron Highlanders
Son of Donald and Isabella Stewart Mackenzie, of Lochnavotch, Muir-of-Ord, Ross-shire.
LOOS MEMORIAL
Location: Pas de Calais, France


Private
MacKENZIE, KENNETH
Service Number 7214
Died 14/09/1914
Aged 27
"C" Coy. 1st Bn.
Cameron Highlanders
Son of Donald MacKenzie, of Lochnavotch, Muir-of-Ord, Ross-shire, and Isabella MacKenzie, of 59, Castle St., Inverness.
LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL
Location: Seine-et-Marne, France

Serjeant
MACKENZIE, JOHN
Service Number 265217
Died 25/03/1918
Aged 21
C Coy., 1st/6th Bn.
Seaforth Highlanders
M M and Bar, Mentioned in Despatches
Son of Donald and Isabella Mackenzie, of Lochmoitah, Muir-of-Tarradale, Muir-of-Ord, Ross-shire.
ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY
Location: Nord, France
NB.
Recent research has shown that Sjt. Mackenie is buried here. A new headstone bearing his details will be dedicated to him at a ceremony in March 2018. Please contact the Commission for further details. Please note that this casualty was previously commemorated on the Arras Memorial; his name will be removed when the appropriate panel is next replaced.

See https://www.cwgc.org/learn/news-and-events/news/2018/03/27/13/49/grave-of-first-world-war-identified-found-100-years-after-his-death
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR record 57501. This report has existed for some time, but I have now added names and otherwise considerably enhanced the record, including with the new information above
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LT. COL. ANGUS FALCONAR DOUGLAS HAMILTON, V.C. COM. 6th BATT. Q.O.C.H.

Named on the Melrose War Memorial in Roxburghshire as:

LT.COL. A.F. DOUGLAS-HAMILTON V.C.
Angus Falconar Douglas-Hamilton, Victoria Cross age 52 Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Angus was commissioned from the Royal Military College at Sandhurst and joined the Camerons in November 1884. By 1891 he was a Lieutenant at Cameron Barracks in Inverness and he married near there three years later. He was promoted to Captain in December 1892 and to Major in March 1901. He had served in the Sudan, Gibraltar, Malta, South Africa, North China and in 1911 he was with the 2nd Battalion in India. He retired from the army in August 1912 and by 1914 he was living at St. Mary's, Weirbank in Melrose. He remained on the Reserve of Officers and so was recalled at the outbreak of war and given command of the 6th Camerons in November 1914. He landed with his battalion at Boulogne in July 1915 and led them into battle at Loos two months later. An extract from The "London Gazette," dated 18/11/1915, recorded the following
"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when commanding his battalion during operations on 25th and 26th September, 1915, on Hill 70. On the 26th, when the battalions on his right and left had retired, he rallied his own battalion again and again, and led his men forward four times. The last time he led all that remained, consisting of about fifty men, in a most gallant manner and was killed at their head. It was mainly due to his bravery, untiring energy and splendid leadership that the line at this point was enabled to check the enemy's advance."

Born 1863 in Brighton, Sussex. (Christening at Hove, Sussex in September 1863) Son of the late Major General Octavius Douglas-Hamilton (died 1904) and of Katharine Augusta Westenra (McLeod) Douglas Hamilton (died 1902)
Husband of Anna Watson (Mackenzie) Douglas-Hamilton of Bunchrew House, Inverness-shire and of Ord, Forest Hill, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire who he married in 1894 in Urray, Ross-shire.
Missing in Action on 26 September 1915 and named on the Loos Memorial, France.
Also named on an individual memorial in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose and on the Urray Parish War Memorial in Muir of Ord, Ross and Cromarty.
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