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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Caithness
Town
Canisbay
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 September 1921
    Attended by: General Lord Horne of Stirkoke and Lady Horne
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57147
Current location

about 1 mile SW of Canisbay Village
on the minor road between Upper Gills and Everley
north side of road about 100 yards west of the Canisbay turn
Canisbay
Caithness
Highland
KW1 4YJ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: ND 34160 71657
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four stepped base surmounted by plinth, pedestal and column. Four supporting pillars are placed around the column supporting the pediment, above which is another section of column with rounded top and an urn. Inscription on the four sides of the pedestal. Whole is enclosed by a stone wall to three sides of the memorial and a gated railing to the front.
Inscription
IN/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN/ FROM CANISBAY PARISH,/ WHO, AT THE CALL OF/ KING AND COUNTRY,/ LEFT ALL THAT WAS/ DEAR TO THEM,/ ENDURED HARDNESS,/ FACED DANGER,/ AND FINALLY PASSED/ OUT OF THE SIGHT/ OF MEN./ THE PATH OF DUTY/ AND SELF SACRIFICE/ GIVING UP/ THIER OWN LIVES/ THAT OTHERS/ MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM./ (Names)/ 1914 -1918 Sides: (Names) Side: (Names)/ 1939 -1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baikie, Alexander
Bain, John
Bain, William
Banks, David
Banks, Gordon
Banks, John
Campbell, Alexander
Campbell, Robert
Dundas, Cecil T
Dunnet, Charles
See details for all 43 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: regiment
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Urn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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