WILLIAM POST OFFICE WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2022
Fort William Post Office War Memorial was originally housed in the Fort
William Post Office but is now located in the West Highalnd Museum,
Fort William, and takes the form of a wooden board with names inscribed
for both World War 1 and 2.
Copyright © Martin Edwards 2022
HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF FORT WILLIAM AND
DISTRICT POST OFFICE STAFF WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
Corporal 201222, 4th/5th (Angus and Dundee) Battalion (Territorial),
The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 26 September
1917. Born Kelmallie, Inverness-Shire, enlisted Dundee. No known
grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Panel 94 to 96.
Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs)
40647, Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 21 April
1917. Enlisted Glasgow 4 October 1915, aged 21, in 12th Scottish
Rifles, height 5 feet ½ inches. Postman by trade. Next of
kin Mr John Carruthers, of 153, Avenue Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow.
Military redcords also state next of kin on enlistment resident
232, Abercrombie Street, Glasgow E. In the 1901 census he was aged
8, borm Glasgow, Lanarkshire, a scholar, son of John and Mary Carruthers,
resident 26, Fielden Street, Glasgow, Camlachie, Lanarkshire. No
known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
Hand PO/4060, H.M.S. "Vernon,"Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
Died from disease 23 May 1916. Aged 26. Born 1 June 12889 in Mordant,
Inverness-shire. Son of Peter Grant, of Dalelia, Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire.
Buried in North-East part of island in ST. FINNAN'S ISLE BURIAL
615, 51st (1st/1st High Division) Signal Company, Royal Engineers.
Killed in action 27 May 1915. Aged 19. Born Killmallie, Inverness-Shire,
elisted Fort William, Inverness-Shire. Son of William T. Kilgour,
of Tighnabruaich, Fort William, Inverness-shire. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE
BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row
E. Grave 12.
lists him as McDONALD, no forename on SDGW] Company Quartermaster
Sergeant 45202, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment formerly
942, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died 30 December 1917. Aged
26. Born and enlisted Ardgour, Argyle, resident Cardington, Bedfordshire.
Son of John and Jean McDonald, of Ardgour, Argyllshire; husband
of Cora E. Brooks (formerly McDonald), of Berrington Lane, Cardington,
Beds. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt.
Section A. Grave 126.
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs)
Own Cameron Highlanders
as McDOUGALL on CWGC and SDGW] Private 545018, 15th (County of London)
Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) London Regiment
posted 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 16
November 1917. Aged 26. Born Arrivain, Argyllshire, resident Bridge
of Orchy, enlisted Stirling. Son of John and Mary McDougall, of
Bendoran Cottage, Bridge of Orchy, Argyllshire. Buried in MENDINGHEM
MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave
as McKENZIE on CWGC and SDGW] Private 4408, 4th Battalion attached
1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action
3 September 1916. Aged 22. Born Arisaig and Moidart, Inverness-Shire,
resident Glenfinnan, Fort William, Inverness-Shire, enlisted Fort
Augustus, Inverness-Shire. Son of Alexander and Isabella McKenzie,
of Station Cottage, Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire. No known grave.
Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face
as McPHERSON on CWGC and SDGW] Private 32240, 9th Battalion, Border
Regiment formerly 2779, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action
29 May 1917. Aged 26. Born and resident Shielfoot, Acharacle, Argyle,
enlisted Glenborrodale, Argyle. Son of John and Annie McPherson,
of Shielfoot, Acharacle, Argyll. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY,
GHreece. SectionF. Grave 1208.
as MacLEOD on SDGW and CWGC] Lance Corporal S/22733, 6th Battalion,
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 24 August 1917.
Aged 20. Born Arisaig, Inverness-Shire, resident Glenfinnan, Inverness-Shire,
enlisted Fort William, Inverness-Shire. Son of Donald Macleod, of
Essau, Lochailort, Inverness-shire. No known grave. Commemorated
on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 136 to 138.
LOVE HAS NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN
LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."
Lance Corporal 2927715, 4th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Missing
in action believed killed between 4 June 1940 and 5 June 1940. Aged
22. Born and resident Inverness-shire, Son of Alexander and Jean
MacBain. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord,
France. Column 128.
1945944, Royal Engineers. Died in Lincoln Military Hospital of carcimona
of intestine 11 April 1945. Aged 36. Born 20 June 1908 in Fort Augustus.
Enlisted 23 October 1940 in Inverness. Son of Peter and Mary MacDonald,
of Fort Augustus. Buried in KILCHUIMAN BURIAL GROUND, Inverness-shire.
Sergeant 1018514, 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Took off on a night mission to Berlin from RAF Wyton and died when
his aircraft exploded after being hit by flak and crashed on the
outskirts of Berlin 20 January 1944. Aged 34. Son of Allan and Hughina
MacPherson, of Ardgour, Argyllshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying
Medal (D.F.M.). Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin,
Germany. Plot 7. Row H. Collective grave 16-23.
12 February, 2022