Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Sgt. Cathel Sutherland Melville, Scots Guards, WW2

 Cathel Sutherland Melville, was born 26th November 1914, son of George Melville and Annie Fraser and born in Murray Buildings, Golspie, was a Butcher to trade  and well known as an active sportsman playing football to a high level in Sutherland and in the Army. Cathel was also a very proficient Billiards player.
He was a Sergeant in the Scots Guards and was killed in World War Two when on active service in Germany on 6th April 1945.  He is buried in a war grave at Oldenburgh, Sage British Cemetery 13 miles south of Oldenburgh in Germany.

The Golspie War memorial records Cathel’s service to his country and his death and he is remembered on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Roll of Honour.


Cathel was married to Georgine (Joey) Angus from Castletown where his widow and their son David lived until their deaths in 2000 and 2002 respectively.

Many thanks to Allan Lannon, Caithness, for the above.

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