St Barr's Burial Ground, Dornoch Cathedral

There are no Commonwealth War Graves Commission graves in the Dornoch Cathedral, St Barr's graveyard but two WW1 servicemen, one WW2 member of the RAF and one old soldier are commemorated on family headstones.


WW1 - MURRAY William 'Willie'

Rank: Sergeant

Number: 240024 (Formerly 336)

Unit: 1/5th (Sutherland and Caithness) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. T.F.

Died: Died of wounds 10.4.17 1/3 Field Ambulance, Arras (Wounded 9.4.17 Roclincourt) aged 22
Parents: Alexander and Annie Campbell (Mackay) Murray of Lonemore, Dornoch
Born: Dornoch 1894

Enlisted: Dornoch

Buried: Roclincourt Military Cemetery, France

Memorials: Listed on the Dornoch War Memorial
Commemorated on the Memorial Plaque in Dornoch Free Church
Commemorated on the family headstone in St. Barr's Burial Ground, Dornoch Cathedral.

WW1 - MURRAY Alexander

Rank: Captain

Unit: Scottish Horse

Parents: Hugh Murray who died 26 July 1920

Date of Death: 14.08.1917 aged 35

Buried: Commemorated Menin Road South Military Cemetery Spec. Memorial 8

Memorials: Not listed Dornoch War Memorial

St Barr's Grave/Memorial Reference: .

Grave inscription: "In loving memory of Alexander Murray above who departed this life on the 18th Sep 1881 and Ann Campbell his wife who departed this life on the 3rd May 1860. Their son Hugh Murray died 26th July 1920. His son Alexander Murray, Captain, Scottish Horse, killed in action in Belgium 14th Aug 1917 aged 35 years."

WW2 - GUNN, Donald

Rank: Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Number: 30209942

Unit: 550 Squadron Royal Air Force

Died: 4.4.45

Born: Dornoch

Buried: 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin

Memorials: Sgt Gunn is not listed on the WW2 plaque of the Dornoch War Memorial but his name does appear on the Creich War Memorial, Bonar Bridge

Old Soldier - Sergeant John Ross 65th Regiment of Foot

Headstone inscription: "In memory of the late Alexander Ross, Reargher (below), who died 18th July 1858 aged 67 years. Also his spouse Mary Ross who died 5th April 1871 aged 78 years. Also three children who died in infancy. Also of John Ross, Sergeant in the 65th Regiment of Foot who died on the 22nd day of Nov 1874 aged 54 years. And also Marion Ross who died on the 3rd May 1910 aged 82 years."

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