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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Ross And Cromarty
Town
Alness
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 September 1921
    Attended by: Rev. John MacLeod, Dornoch, padre of the 4th Seaforths.
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 September 1921
    Attended by: Right Hon. Robert Munro
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41141
Current location

Obsdale Road/High Street junction
Alness
Ross And Cromarty
Highland
IV17 0UE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 66023 69517
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large red sandstone celtic cross on sandstone base. Carved celtic detailing amongst inscription.
Inscription
This STONE/ COMMEMORATES/ THE MEN OF/ ALNESS AND/ WEST ROSSKEEN/ WHO AT THEIR/ COUNTRY'S CALL/ WENT FORTH/ TO DEFEND THEIR/ HOMES AND/ EMPIRE./ ENDURED UNTOLD/ SUFFERINGS AND/ PASSED FROM THE/ SIGHT OF MEN BY/ THE PATH OF DUTY/ AND SACRIFICE/ THE DUST IS IN THE DESERT AND THE DEEP / AND YET TRIUMPHANT O'ER THE GRAVE THEIR SPIRITS NEVER SLEEP / BUT GUARD THE FREEDOM WHICH THEY DIED TO SAVE. / (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Airlie, Daniel
Bain, Colin
Bain, John S
Beale, J
Brown, Victor
Campbell, John
Campbell, Kenneth
Campbell, Thomas
Clark, Alex
Connell, Henry
See details for all 114 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 85
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 85
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment,forenames, service number, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, service number, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, date of death, regiment, rank, service number
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 500mm, height 5500mm, width 500mm
    Materials: Dumfries Red Freestone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 2000mm, height 1000mm, width 2000mm
    Materials: Dumfries Red Freestone
Condition
History
2013: Very weathered, not possible to read most of the inscriptions 2018: Seems to have had some work done but still much is difficult to read and wonder if some of the dedications lost.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Highland Regional Council
Reference

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