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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Caithness
Town
Berriedale
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR ERNEST GEORGE RA (Designer)
Alfred Bowman Yeates FRIBA (Designer)
Basil Gotto (Sculptor)
H H Martyn and Co. (Founder / Foundry)
MR T ELSLEY LTD (Founder / Foundry)
MESSRS JOHN FYFE LTD (Mason)
Mr George King (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 September 1920
    Attended by: Duchess of Portland
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25 September 1920
    Attended by: Revd W Caird Taylor
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57146
Current location

By Berriedale Bridge
Old A9
Berriedale
Caithness
Highland
KW7 6HE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: ND 11833 22710
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Square pillar with entablature supporting a sloped top. The figure of St Andrew is placed on the top. Inscription on the sides of the pillar. Whole stands on a stone paved terrace. Dedicatory inscription on a bronze plaque placed on the front face. Names carved on the the other three faces. Thistles carved at the top of the pillar and wreath etched at the top of the plaque.
Inscription
Around the top: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE Front face: HONOR ET GLORIA/ TO COMMEMORATE THE PATRIOTISM/ OF THE MEN OF BERRIEDALE AND BRAEMORE/ WHO FOUGHT ON LAND AND SEA,/ SOME OF THEM GIVING THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY,/ DURING THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918,/ AND IN THANKFULNESS TO GOD/ FOR THE VICTORY/ THEIR VALOUR HELPED TO WIN,/ THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY WILLIAM ARTHUR,/ SIXTH DUKE OF PORTLAND, K.G., G.C.V.O./ LORD LIEUTENANT OF THE COUNTY OF/ CAITHNESS/ MCMXIX Other faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bruce, Robert
Calder, George B
Forbes, John Henderson
Geddes, James
Grant, Thomas K A
Gunn, Alexander
Macgregor, Alexander
Macgregor, George
Macgregor, James
Macivor, William
See details for all 23 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 68
    Served and returned: 49
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, 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, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height 7620mm
    Materials: Granite - Kemnay
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Caithness County Council
Reference
  • Scottish War Memorials Project-warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=202&mforum=warmemscot
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Photographs and details of the unveiling ceremony-www.caithness.org/atoz/berriedale/berriedalememorial/index.htm
  • The Scotsman 28 Sep 1920- WAR MEMORIALS BERRIEDALE.— The first war memorial completed in the county of Caithness was unveiled on Saturday by the Duchess of Portland. The monument, which has been erected entirely at the expense of the Duke of Portland, occupies a picturesque site in Berriedale Glen beside the High road. The monument is from a design of Sir Ernest George, R.A., and Mr Alfred Yeates, F.R.I.B.A., and is of simple, classical form in grey Kemnay granite, about 25 feet high, set on a stone-paved terrace about 30 feet square, and is surmounted by a figure of St Andrew cast in bronze, from a model by the sculptor, Mr Basil Gotto. The panel fronting the public road bears an inscription cast in bronze, and the north and south side panels contain not only the names of those who were killed or wounded, but also the names and regimental particulars of all who served. Of the 68 men who served, 19 were killed, and 15 were wounded. At the ceremony, which took place in the afternoon in pleasant weather, there was a parade of about 50 members of the Berriedale and Dunbeath Post of the Comrades of the Great War. Among the Duke's party were Lord and Lady Titchfield, Lord Morven, Mr and Mrs Gerald Lee, and Major Baker Carr, Rev. W. Caird Taylor, B.D., parish minister, presided, and conducted service. Thereafter the Duchess of Portland unveiled the monument, and the monument was dedicated by Mr Caird Taylor. The Duke of Portland afterwards addressed the gathering.
  • Other website tinyurl.com/oteazy
  • BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND by GIFFORD, JOHN 104 Source: Image Library Caithness volume

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