Angus Gunn was born in 1875 in Talmine, the eldest son of Angus Gunn, a joiner and Johan Gunn. They were married in Talmine in 1870. but moved away and built a house at 18 Strathnaver, Kinbrace, Sutherlandshire.
He emigrated to Canada prior to the outbreak of the First World War, enlisting into the Canadian Army at the start of the war to serve in the 43 Battalion, (Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada) in the 9 Brigade, 3 Canadian Division. (See also Donald Rankine Melness.)
Angus came home on leave to Strathnaver, when the second contingent of the 3 Canadian Division arrived in England in 1915. Whilst on leave he married Jeannie, the daughter of his neighbour, Mr Neil O’Brien the local mail contractor of 20 Strathnaver, Kinbrace. He returned to his unit and was sent to the trenches on the Western Front in France and Flanders.
He was severely wounded in the leg in the front line at Ypres in Belgium and was returned home for medical treatment in London. Lance Corporal Angus Gunn died on the 19 of February 1917, when under going an operation to amputate his leg in the City of London Hospital Epsom; he was 42 years of age.
His body was returned home by his family and buried in Melness cemetery next to his brother John, who had died from wounds in 1916. (John’s story also appears in this book.) His wife Jeannie, who had a young baby lived in Strathnaver with her parents.
Angus Gunn's name appears on Strathnaver War Memorial outside Syre church alongside that of his brother John.