I'm wondering if anyone here on this thread who was at the orphanage has any recollections of a particular family. The Mackenzie brothers from Assynt were there from Dec 1941 until Aug 1945. George and Kenneth were…"
Apologies for not responding sooner as I've been away. As I'm sure you will appreciate before I can pass on any information relating to Dagmar I will need to get her permission. Before I do so I would be grateful if you…"
I came across your messages here when searching for Highland Orphanage info as myself and my family have been attempting to find Dagmar for a number of years now on behalf of my father and uncles who were in the Orphanage at the same…"
"House sold in 1983 did have 10 bedrooms. This was a successor to the original house in Culduthel and located at 29 island bank road. This house called Carrol Children's home had on average 14-18 of us aged babies to 15-16. It…"
I can't believe I have only just seen your response from 5 years ago. Dagmar is my aunt and yes living in Norway, in fact I'm going to visit her in May. Would love to hear more and look at any photos you may have.
"Don't know his line is still in action. Highland Orphanage moved from its original place up in Culduthel road to Victorian House Carrol on island bank road I think around 1957-58. It dropped the name orphanage and was simply Carrol…"
"Hi there, the bedrooms were hugh, I was there from a very early age, and at one point was the youngest child for several years, there was room for at least 10 to twelve beds in one room, and there was at least two rooms which had at least 14…"
I found the following POW information on Ancestry.co.uk that might about your Dad. I guess the best way to verify the information would be to match his service number. If you don't have it you could probably request his records from the UK National Archives:
I too was called Harry but lost the nickname when I joined the Army.
It sounds like you were named after your uncle Harold Dixon Douglas who recently died at the age of 94. I visited Inverness a few years ago, but sadly wasn't aware he was alive at the time. I'm in contact with his daughter.
Good luck with your search and let me know if I can help in any way.
The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.
Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.
Professions also help.
'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.
Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?