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Dornoch Gives Freely of Her Sons to the Forces
Dornoch Gives Freely of Her Sons to the Forces

Newspaper cutting with monochrome photographs of eight Dornoch men, some in Seaforth Highlanders uniform, who served in World War 1. Left to right: 1. Lcpl J McGregor, a Postman, top 2. Lt W A MacDonald, Ironmonger, bottom 3. LSgt A Anderson, farmer, pair centre 4 Sgt J McIntosh farmer and 5. Pte James McIntosh, bank clerk, 6 top Pte J A Gillespie, printer, 7. Pte W H Innes, painter, 8. Sgt T Munro, Tailor. [The Historylinks website Roll of Honour provides detail for each individual]
Picture added on 31 May 2009
Tommy Munro who lived in Skinner place in the 1960's was also a tailor to trade and features in quite a few photos held by your museum is there any relationship to the above T. Munro?
Added by Dan Murray on 13 May 2012
I think your caption is incorrect. Although a number of the men in the photograph were unfortunately killed during WWI, the newspaper does not say that they gave their lives. At least one of the men died in 1918 some 3 years after the date of the article. I suspect that Tommy Munro in the photo is the same person is the person referred by Dan and whom I worked with on the golf course in 1963.

Many thanks for your comment. Checking on the War Memorial section on our website I found the names of Capt. W.A MacDonald, Ironmonger and J.A Gillespie, Printer who both sadly lost their lives in the war. There was no mention of any of the other names present in the newspaper cutting. The plaque in the Cathedral commemorating those who served in the war includes the names of J. McGregor, W.H Innes and more than one J McIntosh. I am sure that you are right and the caption is misleading and I will amend the wording - Administrator
Anonymous comment added on 18 May 2012
I think if you read the script these men rather than gave their lives in the war answered the call to arms. W. A Macdonald certainly survived the war and was the local ironmonger and father of Sander.

Many thanks for your comment. According to the War Memorial section on our website, Capt. W. A. MacDonald, who did indeed found the local ironmongers, was sadly killed in action on 23/07/1918 at the battle of the Forrest of Rheims. His son Donald later became the Sheriff Clerk - Administrator
Added by Dan Murray on 22 May 2012
Dan, so Donnie Macdonald is Sander's cousin ??or was .
Added by Calum grant on 02 October 2013
I am looking for any image or more info of Private John MacNeil of the 5th Seaforth Highlanders. He died at Flanders of wounds on the 8th December 1916. He was born to George MacNeil and Mary Mcphee at Davochfin about 1834. Thanks
Added by Frances Aitken on 06 June 2015
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