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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Argyll And Bute
Town
Bunessan (Isle of Mull)
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44598
Current location

A849
roadside next to Bunessan Primary School
Bunessan (Isle of Mull)
Argyll And Bute
Strathclyde
PA67 6DG
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NM 39032 22027
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite celtic cross decorated with engraved celtic knot design atop a cairn of stones fixed into cement. Approximately 3 metres high in total. A stone tablet is set into the front of the cairn. This tablet lists names from the First World War. A list of names from the Second World War is located on another plaque on the memorial.
Inscription
Main Inscription Plaque: IN THE MEMORY OF / THE MEN FROM THE PARISH OF / KILFINICHEN AND KILVICKEON / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 /[names] 2nd Plaque: THESE ALSO / GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND GREAT / WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 /[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, David
Beaton, Archibald
Beaton, Donald
Brown, James
Cameron, Colin
Cameron, Dugald
Cameron, James
Cameron, James
Cameron, Lachlan
Cameron, Neil
See details for all 46 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 41
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 41
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Cairn
    Measurements: height c6000mm
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
Restored in 2014 by Oban Memorials- see references for details (this is the local memorial for Private Robert McLean killed in Afghanistan on 11 June 2009 but the opportunity was missed to add his name)- he is buried in Suidhe Cemetery, Bunessan
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Argyll & Bute District Council
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic2897.html
  • BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND by GIFFORD, JOHN A & B (2000) p.567 Source: Image Library
  • www.bunessan.bordernet.co.uk/history/memorial.html
  • Regarding the recorded date of death of Robert McLean (the Afghanistan casualty)-scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic1401.html
  • The 2014 Restoration- blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/ab/SAL/?p=13644 - The P5,6,7 class in Bunessan Primary have worked hard to raise money to refurbish the War Memorial which stands just outside their playground. The children have been completely overwhelmed by the support they received for this project and last week stage one of the refurbishment was completed when Oban Memorials were able to clean the stone and repaint the letters. Ross Kirsop kindly donated the scaffolding and the Fire Brigade made sure that there was enough water for the pressure washer. For the first time in many years the names on the memorial are now legible. Hopefully there will be enough money left to buy a bench, or two, so that people can rest and admire the memorial as well as the spectacular view of Mull and neighbouring islands. The children would be delighted if you visit the memorial any time you are passing.
  • Post Restoration Images dated October 2018-www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/260150/

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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