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Rod Munro in uniform c 1914
Rod Munro in uniform c 1914

Monchrome photograph of Rod Munro in uniform taken during the First World War. He was the son of Margaret and John Munro.
Picture added on 17 July 2011 at 12:07
The collar badge would appear to be of a Canadian regiment yet he is also shown in another photo in what appears to be the uniform of the Gordon Highlander can anybody shed any light

The donor of this and the other photographs of 2011_070_001 to 014 lives in Canada. Her mother, Maggie, Rod Munro's sister emigrated to Canada at some point although we do not have very much information about this but presumably there was some Canadian link early on - Administrator
Added by Dan Murray on 22 August 2011
Does the donor live on Vancouver Island if so she could be the friend Don Mackee visits each spring from Edmonton AB

The donor does come from Vancouver - Administrator
Added by Dan Murray on 14 September 2011
A family member has pointed out that Maggie Munro did not emigrate to Canada although her brothers and daughter did. The uniform that Rod Munro is wearing is that of the Duke of Westminter Infantry Regiment.
Added by Administrator on 09 October 2012
We only know a little about this grand Uncle as our grand Dad Duncan Donald Munro, Rods oldest brother left with the rest of the family for Canada and was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force 47th. Bat. 1914-1918. No.628048 Pte. Duncan Munro. Duncan was always anti about his younger brothers going to war which left no one to stay and look after the families. Other of families are still living in different part of the world.
Added by Donald S Munro Cook Islands on 11 August 2013
On further research, this uniform is in fact Canadian, that of the Royal Westminster Regiment. The collar badge is the maple leaf with the number 47 thereon the regiment was established in New Westminster, Vancouver BC in 1910 and was a light infantry regiment that served, along with many other Canadian regiments, as the Expeditionary force in France 1914/18.

Many thanks for your very informative comment - Administrator
Added by Dan Murray on 14 August 2013
Roderick Munro is one of the younger brothers of Catherine Munro. Catherine married and lived in Roseville, North Street, Dornoch with her husband Donald (Danny) Munro. Danny and Catherine are my Grandparents - Catherine was a Munro before she married. Danny Munro was born in Embo Street and Rod is my Great Uncle on my Grandmother's side. Rod emigrated to Canada as did 5 brothers and 2 sisters from this family. Their oldest brother Duncan Munro married a Polynesian Princess in Rarotonga, on the Cook Islands where his descendants still live and are in contact with us. In 1917 their brother Hugh was killed in the war and is buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Leper, Belgium. (Hugh Munro's grave can be found on this website). Their parents Donald and Margaret (Peggy) Munro lived in Well Street, Dornoch in 1917. The siblings from this family are Duncan, Findlay, (Catherine from Roseville), Margaret, Alexander, John-Jack, Barbara, Annabella, Roderick, Dolina, Hugh, John-Roberson and David Munro. John-Robertson Munro was injured during the Battle of Jutland and after the war remained in Scotland. He was buried at Proncynain Cemetery, Dornoch in 1975. Annabella Munro died from burns as a result of a house fire in 1918 in or around Dornoch. (I would be grateful if anyone may know the location?) My Aunt Margaret (daughter of Catherine and Danny Munro, from Roseville) did not emigrate to Canada and no siblings did either. (Margaret's daughter Hazel did emigrate to Victoria, Vancouver. Roderick's parents are not Margaret and John as stated above but Margaret and DONALD Munro from Well Street
Added by Sandra Wilson (Munro) on 18 June 2015
I forgot to mention on the above entry, Duncan Munro and the Polynesian Princess can also be found on this website. This was sent in by another great niece - perhaps she still lives on the Cook Islands!
Added by Sandra Wilson (Munro) on 20 June 2015
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