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BLACK, William. No. 626247, Pte., Labour Btn. ; born at Rothes, 31st Dec, 1885 ; joined
at Inverness, 20th August, 1918. Son of John and Elizabeth Black, 11, Breich Street, Rothes.
Occupation, gardener.
BLACK, William Rose. Lieut.-Col., 6th Seaforth Highlanders ; born at Elgin, 30th April,
1868 ; joined at Elgin, 1890 ; commanded 6th Seaforth Highlanders from March, 1913, to
August, 1914 ; 2/6th Seaforth Highlanders, from Sept., 1914, to Dec, 1915 ; 10th Works
Battalion Royal Scottish Fusiliers from August, 1916, to May, 1917 ; and Scottish Command
Labour Centre from May, 1917, to Feb., 1919 ; mentioned in despatches, Sept., 1919 ; awarded
Territorial Decoration. Son of James (deceased) and Elizabeth Black, Sheriffston, Elgin.
Occupation, banker, solicitor, and farmer.
BLACKHALL, William. No. 30930, Pte., Gordon Highlanders ; born at Elgin, 10th June, 1900 ;
joined at Tillicoultry, 28th June, 1918. Son of Jane Blackball, 27, Main Street, New Elgin.
Occupation, gardener.
BLAIR, Christina Annie. No. 22354, V.A.D. Nurse ; born at Carr Bridge, Inverness-shire, 19th
July, 1894, residing in Morayshire since 1899 ; joined at Knockando, Oct., 1914 ; awarded
War Service Bar. Daughter of William and Elsie Blair, The Firs, Carron, Morayshire.
BONNYMAN, Jessie Matilda. V.A.D. Nurse ; born at Inverness, Sept., 1894, residing in
Fochabers since infancy ; joined at Fochabers, 1914. Daughter of James Bonnyman, Foch-
abers, and Margaret Macdonald or Bonnyman.
BOWIE, William. Pte., Royal Scuts Regt. ; born at Pluscarden, nth March, 1887 ; joined at
Elgin, Oct., 1915. Son of James Bowie (deceased) and Margaret McLeod or Bowie. Occu-
pation, company manager.
BOYNE, James Anderson. No. 29972, Pte., 52nd Graduating Btn. Gordon Highlanders ; born
at 17, Collie Street, Elgin, 6th April, 1900 ; joined at Inverness, 16th May, 1918. Son of
David and Elizabeth Boyne, York Cottage, Seafield Crescent, Elgin. Occupation, law
BOYNE, John Alexander. No. 98518, 3rd A.M., 7th T.D.S., R.A.F. ; born at 257, High
Street, Forres, 7th Oct., 1889 ; joined at Fort George, 8th Oct., 1917. Son of William Boyne,
61, High Street, Nairn, and Elizabeth McDonald or Boyne. Occupation, plumber
BRANDS, George. No. 158930, Gnr., R.G.A. ; born at Dunbar Street, Burghead, 10th July,
1885; joined at Nairn, 2nd May, 1917. Son of William Brands, Forres. Occupation, sawmill
BRANDER, James Alexander. No. 464, Cpl., 6th Seaforth Highlanders ; born at The Lochs,
Garmouth, 27th March, 1892 ; joined at Lhanbryde, 4th August, 1914 ; died of illness con-
tracted on service, 16th Dec, 191 5. Son of Alexander and Jane Brander, The Lochs, Gar-
mouth. Occupation, farmer.
BRANDER, William Williams. 2nd Lieut., 2nd City of London Yeomanry ; born at 40th
Street, West Philadelphia, U.S.A., 16th July, 1892 ; joined in London, Jan., 1915. Son of
William Williams (deceased) and Barbara Brander. Occupation, draper.
BREMNER, William. No. 291546, 2nd Pte., R.A.F. ; born at Jocks Lodge, Boharm, 22nd
Jan., 1885 ; joined at Glasgow, Sept., 1918. Son of Alexander and Jane Bremner, Burrleigh,
Rothes. Occupation, assistant schoolmaster.
BRANDS, Robert John. Pte., i/6th Seaforth Highlanders ; born at Lossiemouth, 13th August,
1896 ; joined at Elgin. Son of James and Margaret Brands, n, McDuff Street, Lossiemouth.
Occupation, farm servant.
BREMNER, James. No. 209776, Pte., M.T., R.A.S.C. ; born at Bishopmill, 27th Dec, 1892 ;
joined at Elgin, 20th Sept., 1916. Son of Alexander and Jessie Bremner, 29, Forteath Street,
Elgin. Occupation, motor mechanic.
BREMNER, William. No. 29160, Pte., 4th Seaforths ; born at Lochenoir, Advie, 26th April,
1900 ; joined at Aberdeen, 27th May, 1918. Son of James and Elizabeth Bremner, Lochenoir,
Advie. Occupation, chauffeur.

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