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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Ross And Cromarty
Town
Avoch
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15th September 1923
    Attended by: Colonel A. F. Mackenzie, C.M.G., M.V.O.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15th September 1923
    Attended by: Rev. E. J. Brechin, O.B.E., B.D.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44566
Current location

At a fork in A832 going West out of the village
below the old Free Church.
Toll Road
Avoch
Ross And Cromarty
Highland
IV9 8PS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 69869 55066
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
THREE STEPPED BASE SURMOUNTED BY SQUARE PEDESTAL AND OBELISK. INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH. WHOLE IS ENCLOSED BY WROUGHT IRON RAILINGS with a gate
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF AVOCH PARISH/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ IN THE WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN OF AVOCH PARISH/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE OTHER FACES: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allison, William
Bishop, J H
Bissett, R
Brodie, W
Clarke, A
Davidson, D
Dickson, John
Dunn, A R
Findlay, George
Finlay, Evan
See details for all 82 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 54
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 54
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
History
Repainted between 2006 and 2009
Costs

Site: Donated by Mr JDouglas Fletcher of Rosehaugh

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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