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The Battle of Assaye

A perhaps unique account of the Battle of Assaye written by a Drummer from the 78th Regiment Roderick Innes of Tain.

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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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William Johnston a Tain man in the 42nd Foot.

In the late 18th and early 19th century, thousands of men from Easter-Ross enlisted into Highland Regiments serving in the British Army. Soldiers from Easter-Ross played a part in many famous sieges and battles and would see action at almost every corner of the globe. The pension records of these men sometimes give us a fascinating insight into the military service of the ordinary soldier.

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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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