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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Ross And Cromarty
Town
Maryburgh
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Before 8th September 1920
    Attended by: Colonel Stewart-Mackenzie of Seaforth
  • Dedicated
    Date: Before 8th September 1920
    Attended by: Mr. P. W. MacCallum and several district ministers
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57499
Current location

Corner of Proby Street and Hood Street
Maryburgh
Ross And Cromarty
Highland
IV7 8EB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 54216 56757
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross set on a stone plinth and stone slab step. Inscription inscribed on two sides of the plinth and top step in black lettering. The Memorial is surrounded by wrought iron fencing. Celtic knotwork design carved in relief on the face of the cross with a badge showing a stag with a crown and motto at the bottom of the shaft of the cross.
Inscription
6 o'clock face of plinth: (Names)/ THEIR NAMES WILL REMAIN FOR EVER 6o'clock face of top step- IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF THE HEROES/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919. 9 o'clock face of plinth: (Names)/ THEIR NAMES WILL REMAIN FOR EVER 9 o'clock face of top step- TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO DIED/ IN WORLD WAR II 1939-1945.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allan, Alexander
Blain, Jack
Broderick, Michael (hon)
Campbell, William
Chisholm, Donald
Finlayson, Roderick
Fraser, Alexander
Gunn, John
Macdonald, Roderick
Maciver, Finlay
See details for all 26 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, forenames, home village
    Order of information: rank THEN surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
History
11 January 1936- Hit by a motor truck
Costs

Memorial: £250

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Scottish War Memorials Project tinyurl.com/ops4lm
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Dundee Courier - Monday 13 January 1936 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19360113/124/0005 MOTOR LORRY SMASHES A WAR MEMORIAL SCOTTISH VILLAGERS' LOSS. Fourteen years ago the villagers of Maryburgh, about two miles from Dingwall, erected at a cost, of £250 Celtic cross bearing the names of villagers who fell in the Great, War. On Saturday night a motor truck skidded on the ice-bound road, crashed through the iron railing, and broke the cross into four pieces. A woman narrowly escaped injury as the cross fell.
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Wednesday 08 September 1920 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000576/19200908/114/0006 MARYBURGH WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED BY COL. STEWART. MACKENZIE OF SEAFORTH, Memorial, a well-sculptured Celtic cross, displaying the crest of the Seaforth Highlanders, has been unveiled Colonel Stewart-Mackenzie of Seaforth. The ceremony took place a hurricane of wind and rain in presence of a large number of people. Maryburgh is on the Brahan estates, near Dingwall, and the memorial commemorates 19 men of the district who made the supreme sacrifice, including Private Wm. Ross, a young shepherd, who was the first man of the 4th Seaforth Territorials to fall.

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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