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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Inverness
Town
Inverness
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
The Bromsgrove Guild (Manufacturer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 August 1921
    Attended by: General The Lord Horne of Stirkoke GCB KCMG ADC
  • Dedicated
    Date: 6 August 1921
    Attended by: Rev. Donald Macleod M.C. and Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44512
Current location

Former head office of the Highland Railway Company (outside wall)
Station Square (West side)
Inverness
Inverness
Highland
IV1 1JT
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 66740 45425
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectangular bronze tablet. At the top a raised shield with the Highland Railway device surrounded by a scroll containing the motto 'PRO DEO PRO PATRIA', interlaced with a spray of laurel and cycas.
Inscription
PRO DEO PRO PATRIA/ IN MEMORY OF THE EMPLOYEES OF/ THE HIGHLAND RAILWAY COMPANY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919/ (Names)/ THIS TABLET HAS BEEN SUBSCRIBED FOR BY THE/ DIRECTORS OFFICERS AND STAFF OF THE COMPANY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bain, Robert
Bell, William
Cameron, Archibald
Cameron, John
Campbell, Donald
Campbell, Donald
Campbell, William
Chisholm, John
Christie, Malcolm
Deas, Daniel
See details for all 87 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 87
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 87
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 55mm, height 2200mm, width 1200mm
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Ross-Shire Journal- Friday, 26th September, 1924 -This year the Highland Railway War Memorial Prize for Ross and Cromarty was awarded to Miss Rhona Macrae, Station House, Fearn. The competition was based on the results of the Qualifying Examinations in schools of each county served by the Highland Section of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, and is open to children of employees. [It is assumed the award of this prize ceased on railway nationalisation]
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1087&mforum=warmemscot
  • WAR MEMORIALS-INVERNESS- The Scotsman - Monday 08 August 1921 - Inverness A bronze memorial bearing the names of 87 employees of the Highland Railway Company who gave their lives in the war was unveiled by General Lord Home at Inverness on Saturday in presence of a large gathering. The tablet is affixed to the wall of the head offices of the Company facing the station square. Mr Cox of Snaigow, chairman of the Highland Company, presided. The directors and others present including Lord Lovat, Sir Hector Munro, Bart.; Mr Albert Pullar, Mr Fletcher of Rosehaugh, Major Mackinnon, Provost Macdonald, Sheriff Watt, General Macfarlane, Mr Gregor Dixon and Mr Robert Park general manager. General Lord Home was received with the general salute by the guard of honour of the Cameron Highlanders and their pipe band. The Chairman said the memorial had been subscribed for by the directors, officers, and fellow workmen of those whose names were inscribed on the tablet and all had given willingly to honour those brave men's memory. The railway company had sent 756 of their 3000 employees to the war, and the names of 87 were written in the tablet just unveiled. It was a grand record. A prayer of dedication was offered by the Rev. Donald Macleod, M.C.
  • The Railway Heritage of Britain by Biddle, G and Nock, O S p.170
  • The Railway Magazine Vol. 49 pp.286-7 (1921)
  • Railway Gazette 19 Aug. 1921
  • Ross- Shire Journal-Friday, 26th September, 1924 - This year the Highland Railway War Memorial Prize for Ross and Cromarty was awarded to Miss Rhona Macrae, Station House, Fearn. The competition was based on the results of the Qualifying Examinations in schools of each county served by the Highland Section of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, and is open to children of employees.
  • www.roll-of-honour.com/Invernessshire/InvernessHighlandRailwayCompany.html

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