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Commando Area of Remembrance

WM reference
5894
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 4 October 1952
Current location

A82
Spean Bridge
Lochaber
Highland
PH34 4EG
Scotland
OS Grid Ref.: NN 20790 82367
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Group of three Commando figures wearing characteristic cap comforters, battle dress and webbing, standing on stone cairn. Close by is a low, formalised, circular walled enclosure for flowers and commemorations. Individual memorial plaques and crosses throughout the enclosure.

Inscription

UNITED WE CONQUER/ IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE COMMANDOS WHO DIED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ THIS COUNTRY WAS THEIR TRAINING GROUND.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 2743mm
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone - Whinstone
Listed?: No

Component

Wall
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 4 October 1952
Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

War Memorials Trust WM2278 http://www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=262

Reference

Scottish Field Magazine p 14, October 1950

Reference

Google http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=PH35+4HL&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

Reference

BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND by GIFFORD, JOHN H & I (1992) p.264 Source: Image Library

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