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Memorial details

Memorial type
Tower
District
Ross And Cromarty
Town
Cromarty
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 November 1921
    Attended by: General Sir Walter Ross of Cromarty
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16 November 1921
    Attended by: Revd Gordon Moore
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44567
Current location

Footpath from Denny Road around North side of cemetery
towards Gaelic Chapel
Cromarty Cemetery
Denny Road
Cromarty
Ross And Cromarty
Highland
IV11 8YT
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 78754 67271
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three stepped base surmounted by a tapered Square Column in the shape of a tower with a crenellated top. The inscription is on tablets set into the front face of the tower- a dedication and a names tablet for each conflict. Four cannons jut out from the top of the tower. Also at the town cemetery there are a number of identical gravestones to seamen who are presumably buried there, who died on ships before WW1. They are: William James Bradley, Ship's Corporal 152786 HMS Majestic, died 24 Mar 1908 aged 33 George Thomas Briggs, Able Seaman, 217558 HMS Princess Royal, died 25 Aug 1913 aged 28 John W Evans, Boatswain, HMS Vindictive, died 9 Oct 1908 aged 49 George Henry Haines, Stoker, 307781 HMS Dreadnought, died 15 Oct 1911 aged 26 Frederick William Kirkaldie, Able Seaman, 212236 HMS Shannon, died 27 Sep 1910 aged 25 Henry Atherton Netherwood, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Cochtane, died 12 Mar 1908 aged 17 Lawrence O;Connor, Stoker, SS109315, HMS Bellerophon, died 7 Jun 1914 aged 25 Charles Poole, Private, PO/8705 RMLI, HMS Queen Mary, died 15 May 1914 aged 35 Frederick Southern, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Bulwark, died 20 Sep 1909 aged 18 James Gillone Stewart, Petty Officer, 169474, HMS Earnest, died 21 May 1908 aged 31 Harry Sweeney, Musician, RMB/132, HMS Achilles, died 18 Aug 1913 aged 44 Harry Webb, Able Seaman, J5987, HMS Laurel, died 18 Jun 1914 aged 21 John Wilmot, Leading Stoker, 276123, HMS Hope, died 25 Mar 1913 aged 38 an unknown seaman of HMS Hindustan Carmelo Bezzina, Officers Steward, 122057 HMS Larne, died 15 Nov 1912, aged 46, plus several private gravestones for such deaths- William T Baker, SPO, HMS King Edward VII, died 21 Apr 1911 aged 33 Private Max John Bradford, Private, RMLI HMS Indomitable, died 9 Jun 1912, aged 23 Frank Earnes, HMS Centurion, died 19 Oct 1913, aged 20 Ernest Edward Ferriday, HMS Cochrane, died 8 Sep 1910, aged 20 Donald Holland, Gunner, HMS Neptune, died Sep 1911 Frederick W Missen, Chief Engine Room Artificer, HMS Indefatigable, died 1 Oct 1911 aged 39 William Newton junior, HMS Magnificent, drowned 12 Sep 1908 aged 27 Charles Rowe, Stoker, HMS Skirmisher, died 13 Apr 1909 aged 28 John Robert Smith, Signaller, HMS Boadigea, killed cycling at Rosemarkie, 26 Aug 1911 aged 26
Inscription
Front Face-1914 - 1918/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY Another Face- (WW1 names in 2 columns)/THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE Base of Memorial- Dedication Tablet-1939 - 1945th WW2 Names Tablet-(names in 5 columns)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bain, Archibald
Bain, Norman
Cameron, John
Campbell, John F
Clements, James S
Copland, Robert F
Dingwall, Thomas
Farquhar, James
Ferguson, Thomas J
Finlayson, Donald
See details for all 78 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 45
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 45
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Tower
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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