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Heckie Ross

James Hector Ross or 'Heckie' as he was better known, was born in Tain in 1911 one of a family of eight. He ran a grocery shop on King Street and with his keen business sense and cheery manner soon built up a thriving business.

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Mortar Squad poem.

A huge number of men from Easter Ross spent most of the war as P.O.W’s after being captured at St Valery on the 12th of June 1940. This poem was said to have been written in the South of England before embarking for France and mentions the names of men from our area most of whom were taken prisoner, some of them never coming home again.

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