Tain War Memorials

Tain War Memorial project began after being awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to research the soldiers on Tain War Memorial. We hope to gather as much research as we can on each soldier using various sources on the internet and held locally at other museums, libraries and from the general public.

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2nd Seaforth Highlanders

Corporal William Sutherland (Tain War Memorial WW1)

William was born at Thurso and moved with his parents to Easter Ross. He enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders at Fort George and was sent to France shortly after the outbreak of war.

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2nd Seaforth Highlanders

Private Thomas Campbell (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension

Private Thomas Campbell was born at Paisley in 1891. His mother Elizabeth Campbell was from Tain and both were at Calrossie by 1901.

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Captain Keith Mackenzie (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Captain Keith Bethune Mackenzie, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, is one of two brothers on the Tain war memorial. He was an experienced officer who had seen action in the South African War and received the Queen's medal with five clasps.

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1st Gurkha Rifles

Major Arthur Young (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Lillers Communal Cemetery Extension


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4th Seaforth Highlanders

Lance Corporal Colin Macrae (Tain War Memorial WW1)

Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery

L/Corporal Colin Macrae was born at Lairg to the Rev Donald Macrae and his wife Annie. The family later moved to Edderton and it was here that Colin enlisted in the Tain Company of the 4th Seaforth Highlanders.