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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Lairg Old Burial Ground, Sutherland Reply with quote

Lairg Old Burial Ground
Location: Off the A836 in North part of village
OS Ref: N/K

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L/Cpl. J. MacDonald, Seaforths 6.2.1917
Pte. W. MacDonald, 5th Seaforths 18.3.1919
Pte. D. MacPhail, Seaforths 5.1.1915
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MACDONALD, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: "A" Coy. 5th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 18/03/1919
Service No: 418
Additional information: Son of John and Grace Macdonald, of Knockdhu, Lairg.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 161.
Cemetery: LAIRG CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MACPHAIL
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Age: 20
Date of Death: 05/01/1915
Service No: 700
Additional information: Son of John and Elizabeth Macphail, of Rhiaubreck, Lairg.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 218A.
Cemetery: LAIRG CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McDONALD
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Date of Death: 06/02/1917
Service No: 240320
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 15.
Cemetery: LAIRG CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:41 pm    Post subject: Victoriacross Reply with quote

Sacred to the memory of Sergt. George Sellar, VC, died 1st Nov 1889 aged 39 years.
Soldier rest, thy warfare oer, dream of fighting fields no more.
Erected to the memory of a brave soldier, by the Officers, Non Commissioned Officers,and men of 1st. Batt. Seaforth Highlanders and by F Coy. and the permanent staff of the 1st Sutherland Volunteers.



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On 14 December 1879 at the Asmai Heights, near Kabul, Afghanistan, Lance-Corporal Sellar led the attack under heavy fire and dashing on in front of the party up a slope, engaged in desperate conflict with one of the enemy who sprang out to meet him. In this encounter Lance-Corporal Sellar was severely wounded.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HENDERSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry
Unit Text: A.I.F. 2/11 Bn.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 07/11/1943
Service No: WX617
Additional information: Son of John and Jessie Swanson Henderson, of Nigg, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. D. 1.
Cemetery: KRAKOW RAKOWICKI CEMETERY

Name: FRASER, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Guardsman
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 02/05/1943
Service No: 2700249
Additional information: Husband of Jessie Anne Fraser, of Muir of Ord, Ross and Cromarty.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. E. 20.
Cemetery: OUED ZARGA WAR CEMETERY


In memory of John Henderson died 20th Dec 1953. His wife Jessie MacKay died 11th Oct 1936. Their children William died in a POW Camp 7th Nov 1943, Christina accidentally drowned in childhood 18th June 1918. Annie died 14th March 1995 beloved wife of John Fraser, Scots Guards died North Africa 1943.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LAING, MURDO
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 28/02/1918
Service No: S/25543
Additional information: Son of Thomas Laing, of Inverbroom, Ross-shire; husband of Isabella Gunn Laing, of Tomich, Lairg, Sutherlandshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 16.
Cemetery: MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX

In loving memory of Alexander Gunn, Mason, Lairg died 26th Jan 1890 aged 52 and his beloved wife Christina MacKay died 30th Jan 1918 aged 74. Also their son in law Cpl Murdo Laing Ό Cameron Highlanders killed in France 28th Feb 1918 aged 34. Their son Donald died at Pretoria 5th Sep 1935 aged 62. Also his beloved wife Catherine Milne died 16th Aug 1937 aged 55. And of their daughter Isabella Gunn Laing died at East London, SA 8th Sep 1944 aged 58. Their son William Gunn died 21st March 1952 aged 75. Their daughter Marion S Gunn died at Tomich 26th Jan 1961 aged 77. Their son John Gunn died at Tomich 30th April 1962 aged 82. Their eldest daughter Christina died at Stittenham, Ardross 20th May 1968 aged 91.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MacLEAN, ALEXANDER

Name: MacLEAN, THOMAS MUNSEY
Initials: T M
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Bombardier
Regiment/Service: Australian Field Artillery
Unit Text: 3rd Div. Ammunition Col.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 24/06/1917
Service No: 24363
Additional information: Son of Donald and Elizabeth MacLean.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 14.
Cemetery: PONT-D'ACHELLES MILITARY CEMETERY, NIEPPE


Name: MACLEAN, KEMP
Initials: K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Date of Death: 28/03/1918
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 1 and 2.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL


Erected by Donald MacLean late of Altnageorach in memory of his beloved wife Elizabeth MacPherson who died at Bonar Bridge in her 70th years on 21st June 1920. And the said Donald MacLean who died at Invershin in his 86th year on 20th Dec 1928 and their children who also rest here Peter MacLean, 9 died 29/10/84, David MacLean, 6 died 15/10/84, Hector Maclean, ½ died 14/3/87. In the Great War 1914-1919 Alexander MacLean, 26 lost in Gallipoli 2/5/15. Thomas MacLean,34 killed in France 24/6/17. Kemp Maclean, 38 killed in France 28/3/18.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MacLEAN, MALCOLM EWEN
Initials: M E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Lovat Scouts
Age: 30
Date of Death: 16/08/1945
Service No: 326173
Additional information: Son of William and Catherine MacLean; husband of Mary Ann MacLean (nee MacDonald), of East Altass, Sutherlandshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 21. E. 20.
Cemetery: PHALERON WAR CEMETERY

Erected by Mary MacKenzie in memory of her parents William MacLean died at Badfluich March 1952 aged 83 years and his wife Catherine MacLachlan died 16th Oct 1952 aged 74 years. Also their son Cpl Malcolm Ewen MacLean, Lovat Scouts died in Greece Aug 1945 aged 30 years.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MacLEOD, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 10th (Lovat's Scouts) Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 06/12/1916
Service No: 225652
Additional information: Son of Hector MacLeod, of Raemore, Gruids, Lairg.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: DOIRAN MEMORIAL

In loving memory of Hector McLeod who died 24th Feb 1935 aged 86 years. And of his wife Williamina who died 2nd July 1895 aged 37 years. And their son John who was killed in action at Salonika 6th Dec 1916.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In loving memory of James MacKay who died at Sydney House, Lairg 5th Aug 1901 aged 56 years and of his wife Annie MacDonald who died 15th Jan 1925 aged 80 years. Also of their younger son Hector MacKay, JP of Craggie and Dola who died at Sydney House 26th April 1965 in his 86th year. Inger Hjelt MacKay, order of The White Rose of Finland born Abo 22-6-1915 died Lairg 10-5-1973 younger daughter of Allan Hjelt of Helsingfors, mother of Patricia and Henry, beloved wife of Graham MacKay. In loving memory of Graham Hector Caryle MacKay born 22.12.1907 died at Sydney House 21.6.1954 second son of Joseph MacKay of Lairg and Nairn.



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To the memory of Hugh MacKay 2nd son of the late Rev T MacKay. Captain in the 4th Reg Madras Cavalry and a Commissary to the staff of the Army. He was born in 1763 and having served his country 24 years he fell in the regiment of Victoria at the muzzle of the enemys gun in the memorable Battle of Assaye, fought between Gen Wellesey and the Mahrattas 23rd Sep 1803. In him were united form; Kindness with heroism, extensive munificence with rigid integrity. A son, brother, relative and friend. He was attached with discriminating tenderness & constancy in ….skilful in Business, prompt, judicious, decided & scrupulously faithful to a trust presenting strong temptation to….

Erected to the memory of William, 3rd son of The Rev T MacKay who was born in 1770 died Calcutta 1804, Naval Commander, author of Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Juno 1795.…….


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In loving memory of Annie Baddons beloved wife of Angus MacNeill who died at Riverview, Lairg on 11th Jan 1928 aged 64 years. Their sons John who died on 14th July 1897 aged 21 Months. Chesborough Alexander, late RSM 4th Batt Q O Cameron Highlanders who died on 18th Aug 1949 aged 59 years beloved husband of Isabella Charker who died at Inverness on 11th Oct 1962. And the said Angus MacNeill, retired Headpostmaster who died on 27th Nov 1956 aged 62 years. Aeneas John who died 4th July 1967 beloved husband of Mary Martin.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matheson Family Plot. Following three stones contained here

Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Matheson of Achany born 1850 died 1930.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In memory of Major James Matheson of Achany, Cameron Highlanders 1880-1933. Also of his sister Mrs Ethel Matheson of Achany widow of widow of Lionel Trower 1885-1956.


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