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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Badenoch And Strathspey
Town
Laggan
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS GARDEN & Co. Aberdeen, Alexander MacDonald ("Allie Hound") of Drumgask
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28th September 1920
    Attended by: Sir John Ramsden
  • Rededicated
    Date: 19th September 1949
    Attended by: Rev. A. J. Morrison, M.A., Hon. C.F. minister of Laggan
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19th September 1948
    Attended by: Mrs Carr, Etteridge
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53815
Current location

In a field east of Laggan
A86
next to the Gaskmore House Hotel
Laggan
Badenoch And Strathspey
Highland
PH20 1BS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NN 62912 94215
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A square pillar, made of stone blocks, in the shape of a small tower with battlement top and 4 cannon-like ?drain pipes? protuding, one on each corner. On a 2-stepped base. Carved on the front face - a crest with motto below and the dates 1914-1919. The dedication and names inscribed on two inset tablets, one on the front and the other on the right-hand side. Note that in Laggan Churchyard there are 4 graves to a total of 5 members of the Newfoundland Forestry Unit who died in the area during WW2- Gerald Payne of Gow Head, Newfoundland died 22 Aug 1941 aged 26 Joseph Brenton of Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland, died 4 Oct 1941, aged 22 Isaac Higdon of New Harbour, Newfoundland, died 25 May 1941, aged 26 John Legge of Heart's Content, Newfoundland, died 7 Dec 1941, aged 59 Ralph Ryan (who died at Edinburgh), died 20 September 1942, aged 31
Inscription
Front: MAR CHUIMMNEACHAN Carved into the stone: 1914-1919 On inset tablet: IN HONOUR OF/ THE GLORIOUS DEAD/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ FREEDOM AND HUMANITY IN THE/ GREAT WAR./ (Names) Side: On inset tablet: IN PROUD AND HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THE MEN FROM THIS DISTRICT/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945./ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, James
Anderson, William
Blair, James
Calder, James
Campbell, Charles
Campbell, Donald
Carr, James
Connor, Angus
Connor, Donald
Craib, James S
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 31
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 31
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • For full transcription-warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1074&mforum=warmemscot
  • Laggan Remembers, by Graham Grant- A tribute to the men of Laggan who gave their lives in two World Wars. (Full list of names with biographies and photographs.) available from: Newtonmore Post Office, Kingussie Paper Shop, local Museums and other outlets or from the author: Graham Grant, Banchor Mains House, Newtonmore PH20 1BP
  • File DPen 349 at Whitehaven Record Office

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