The following list is the men who died during World War One and honoured on the Strathallade War Memorial. If you have information or photographs of any of the men listed, or anyone from the area who took part in WWI, we’d love to hear from you! Please email Eileen Mackay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David W. Grant, Lance Corporal, 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Angus Sutherland Mackay, Piper, 6th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Angus was born in 1893 to John and Margaret Mackay of Trantlebeg. After enlisting at Melvich, Angus arrived in France in 1916, where the Battalion was involved in the Battle of the Somme at High Wood. Angus would have been involved in the fighting at Beaumont-Hamel in November 1916. By April 1917 Allied forces were staging an offensive at Arras. The 6th were charged with capturing three lines of German trenches northeast of Roclincourt. It was during this advance that Angus fell at just 24 years of age.
Read more about William Mackay as part of the Pibrochs and Poppies project carried out in 2015 with Feis air an Oir.
George Mackay, Private, 10th Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force
Hugh Mackay, Private, 2nd Bn Royal Highlanders
John R. Mackay, Private, 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Thomas R. Mackay, Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
William S. Mackay, Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Lieutenant, 9th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Angus Mackenzie, Sergeant, American Expeditionary Force
John Mackenzie, 2nd Lieutenant, 11th Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery
Benjamin Macleod, 2nd Lieutenant, Canadian Field Artillery
William J. Munro, Private, 44th Bn Australian Imperial Force
Alexander A. Murray, Private, 28th Bn Australian Imperial Force
Roderick J. S. Ross, Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Thomas R. Ross, Private MM CdeG, 9th Bn Royal Highlanders
Benjamin Sutherland, Corporal, 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders
Benjamin was killed on the 7th November 1914 at the age of 24. The son of David and Elizabeth Sutherland, of Ardrey, Strontian, Argyllshire, Benjamin is also honoured on the Banavie War Memorial located just outside Fort William.
Benjamin is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial which is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, France. The Le Touret Memorial commemorates over 13,400 British soldiers who were killed in this sector of the Western Front from the beginning of October 1914 to the eve of the Battle of Loos in late September 1915 and who have no known grave.
Thanks to Angela Elliott for contacting us about Benjamin who was her maternal grandfather John’s brother.
George Sutherland, Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders