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Navidale Churchyard, Kildonan, Sutherland *Completed*

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:13 pm    Post subject: Navidale Churchyard, Kildonan, Sutherland *Completed* Reply with quote

Navidale Churchyard, Kildonan
Location: Off the A9 North of Helmsdale. Between Road and sea
OS Ref: ND 041 161

There are two CWGC headstones and one headstone with a military inscription in this small churchyard.

CWGC

Smn. D. Sutherland, S.S. ‘Gretafield’ 14.3.40
Pte. R. Sutherland, C.E.F. 28.8.17


HWMI

P.O. D. Mackenzie R.A.F.V.R. 3.8.43


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SUTHERLAND, Donald
Rank: Able Seaman, Merchant Navy
Ship: Steam Ship ‘Gretafield’
Died: Died of wounds 14.3.1940 Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie
Age: 57
Parents: Alexander (fisherman) and Margaret Sutherland
Home: Stafford Street, Helmsdale
Job: Merchant Sailor
Notes: ‘S.S. Gretafield’ an Oil Tanker registered at Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the Northern Petroleum Tank Company. Built 1928. 10191 tons. Torpedoed twice 15 miles East of Wick by U-57 whilst carrying oil to Invergordon. Second torpedo ignited fuel. 27 crew rescued by local fishermen. 11 crew died. 3 unidentified bodies washed ashore and buried at Latheron, Caithness.
Burnt out wreck of the ‘Gretafield’ drifted ashore at Dunbeath several days later.
(U-57 rammed and sunk by Norwegian ship S.S. ‘Rona’ in baltic on 3.9.40)
Buried: Navidale Cemetery, Kildonan
Memorials: Listed on the Kildonan War Memorial, Helmsdale
Recorded in the Merchant Navy Roll of Honour, The Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle





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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SUTHERLAND, Alexander Robert
Rank: Private
Regimental Number: 2552241
Unit: ‘A’Coy 10th (Alberta) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Died: Died of wounds 28.8.17
Age: 27
Parents: Donald and Margaret Sutherland
Buried: St. Nineans Old Churchyard, Navidale, Kildonan
Memorials: Listed on the Kildonan War Memorial, Helmsdale



It's impossible to see on this photograph. The sun was shining directly onto it and I couldn't get a good image of it but Pte Sutherland is also listed second from bottom on this gravestone







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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacKENZIE, David
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Number: 149962
Unit: 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Died: 3rd August 1943
Age: 21
Parents: Son of Henry Finlayson Mackenzie and Ann Mackenzie, of Helmsdale
Buried in grave 33. A. 5. Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery, Belgium
Listed on the Kildonan War Memorial, Helmsdale as Flying Officer

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