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Donald Gunn

Private Donald Gunn, 14th Bn. Royal Highland Regiment (Black Watch)

Donald was born at Ochto Falls, Kincardine, son of George Gunn, public school teacher, and his wife Janet Mackay.  George Gunn was born in Lairg and Janet (Jessie) was born at Kinnauld, Rogart. Donald’s paternal grandparents were Donald Gunn, crofter, and his wife Christina Mackay.  His maternal grandparents were Alexander Mackay, crofter and master mason, and his wife Catherine Bruce.

Donald was killed in action in France on 2nd September 1918 aged 33 years. He is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Houcourt, France and also on Rogart War Memorial. He is also commemorated on his parents’ gravestone in Lairg Cemetery.