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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Ross And Cromarty
Town
Fortrose
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
H M OFFICE OF WORKS (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 August 1922
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Undefined
    Date: 29 August 1922
    Attended by: Lady Seaforth opened the gateway
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 August 1922
    Attended by: Lord Seaforth unveiled the memorial
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44797

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Current location

Fortrose Cathedral
High Street
Fortrose
Ross And Cromarty
Highland
IV10 8SU
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 72699 56528
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Stone lychgate with dedicatory inscription on plaques on the inside walls. Plaques are affixed to the walls at each corner, with raised lettering. In 2003 a small derelict site adjacent to the memorial was converted into a garden of remembrance, with new sandstone walls, a curved bench seat made from Caithness flagstones. Cast steel bollards surround the forecourt with a flagpole at its apex. The Borough coat of arms , made of brightly coloured mosaic tiles is inset in the back wall.
Inscription
WW1 plaque: UNTO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR/ COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919 / (Names) /'GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS' WW2 plaque: UNTO THE GLORY/ OF GOD AND IN/ LOVING MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ 'GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN/ THAN THIS'
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allan, James
Bain, Wiliam
Bisset, Roderick
Campbell, William
Campbell, William
Davidson, Wm.m
Fraser, Daniel
Fraser, Roderick
Geddie, John
Hosack, John
See details for all 41 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname
Components
  • Mosaic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Gate posts
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Steel
  • Paving
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Caithness
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Caithness
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
A small derelict site next to the local war memorial had had been an eyesore for over 80 years and detracted from the dignity of the memorial. In 2003, War Memorials Trust gave £200 towards the cost of a significant development. The garden was bounded by red sandstone walls, Caithness flagstones were used to create a curved bench type seat and to make a forecourt area incorporating a Celtic cross. Cast steel bollards surround the forecourt and a flagpole is positioned at its apex. The coat of arms of The Royal Borough of Fortrose made up of brightly coloured mosaic tiling is inset in the back wall.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1439&mforum=warmemscot
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The Scotsman - Friday 01 September 1922 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19220901/117/0003 WAR MEMORIAL AT FORTROSE
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Tuesday 05 September 1922 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000576/19220905/018/0003 FORTROSE WAR MEMORIAL {photograph) Fortrose and Rosemarkie Parish War Memorial Gateway, which was unveiled recently.
  • BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND by GIFFORD, JOHN H&I (1992) p.416 Source: Image Library
  • The grave of Donald MacIntyre VC (Colonial India) is at nearby Rosemarkie Church. The stone reads-In memory of Colonel Hector MacKenzie, 34th Madras Chicacole Light Infantry who died at Fortrose on the 31st Dec 1886 aged 82. Also to the beloved memory of his nephew Donald McIntyre, VC, Major General, Prince of Wales Own Goorkhas, born 12th Sep 1831. He lived to the Glory of God and entered into peace 15 April 1903 after 30 years of devoted service to Queen & country. And his beloved wife Angelica Alison Patterson 29th Dec 1932 and their daughter Alison Margaret MacIntyre 2nd Dec 1962. Also their sons Francis Hector MacKenzie MacIntyre died 17th Dec 1968 Ian Agnew Patterson MacIntyre, Captain, RN., C.B.,C.B.E.,D.S.O. died 17 Aug 1967.
  • War Memorials Trust WM1043 www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=219

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