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Mr & Mrs Munro, Fendom
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Mr & Mrs Munro, Fendom

The couple are photographed in their living room surrounded by family photos and mementoes. Mr Munro was known as "Gaelic Jock" Our information states that Mrs Munro is wearing the Military Cross, presumably won by a son killed in WW1. Any further information about this would be most welcome.
Picture added on 23 July 2004
Does anyone know exactly where the Munros lived on the Fendom?
Added by Elspeth Dennis on 09 June 2010
The Military Cross looks more like the silver cross awarded by the Canadians to the mothers and wives of soldiers killed in action, so I looked in the war graves and there is a William Munro son of John and Catherine Munro of Broomhill, Fendom, Tain. killed on the 6/6/1916 and is commemerated on Ypres [ Menin Gate ] Memorial. May not be the right family but it might be helpful.
Added by William McRae on 25 June 2012
Thanks, William, that helps. The Munros of Broomhill, Balcherry, Fendom, did have a son William who was 8 at the time of the 1901 census, so he would have been just 17 when he was killed.
Added by Elspeth Dennis on 27 June 2012
Elspeth if you go on rossandcromartyheritagesite there are pictures of william munro and his brother john evan and also their brother in law james carlin and possibly another in law w gregor. photos extracted from the ross-shire journal during the war years,
Added by William Mcrae on 04 December 2015
This is my Great Grandparents I believe. William died at Ypres. As mentioned above. I think his name is on the memorial in Fearn
Added by Kevin Munro on 15 March 2016
There is a Walter Munro, Canadians, on the Fearn Memorial, related to Willie Munro, Pitkerrie. The William Munro on the Tain Memorial is listed as a corporal while all Canadian records show this William Munro as a private,seems he was blown up when the trench he was in had mines detonated underneath it with many casualties on 6th June 1916,body not recovered.
Added by William McRae on 19 April 2016
I believe I was given a photograph of young Munro soldier whose name is on the Menin Gate. The photo came from my grandmother Ethel Munro who was the daughter of Barbara Munro . I believe Barbara is the sister or the man in the photo above, who I knew as Johnnie Fendom. Also related I believe was Cathie Robertson nee Munro from the Fendom.
Added by Linda Nesbitt nee Ross on 28 April 2020
The comment left by Elspeth Dennis is correct I have since found out. The photo is of John and Catherine (nee Gillanders )Munro who lived at Broomhill, the Fendom. They had 4 children, Barbara (my great grandmother), John G, Jessie and William. William emigrated to Canada in 1913 and joined the 28th Canadian Infantry. He was killed in the Battle of Hooge aged 23. His name is on panel 18-26-28 on the Menin Gate Ypres. My previous comment about Barbara should read daughter of John in the photo and Cathie Robertson was the daughter of Jessie, so his granddaughter.
Added by Linda Nesbitt nee Ross on 30 June 2020
We would love to the photograph Linda, could you e-mail it or post it here?
Added by Jason Ubych on 15 July 2020
The photo of their son William can be seen in the frame at the front of the table to the left of them.. I inherited a large photo album from my grandmother Ethel Munro,(granddaughter of the couple in photo) which contains many photos of them and the whole Munro family taken at Broomhill Fendom. My daughter took this album to Tain Museum to show them the Ross and Munro family photos in 2008. The album is with me in Kent now.
Added by Linda Nesbitt nee Ross on 16 July 2020
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