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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Sutherland
Town
Dornoch
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
MR ALEXANDER CARRICK RSA RBS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 June 1922
    Attended by: The Duke of Sutherland
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57652
Current location

A949/B9168 junction (Poles Road/Evelix Road)
Dornoch
Sutherland
Highland
IV25 3SS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 79322 89820
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cast bronze statue of a Scottish soldier in a kilt set on a plinth of yellow sandstone. The whole lies on three stone steps. Bronze plaques carrying the names of the fallen are set on three sides of the plinth.
Inscription
South side: FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ TO HONOUR AND TO COMMEMORATE THE MEN/ FROM THIS TOWN AND PARISH WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918./ (Names)/ "ON FAME'S ETERNAL CAMPING GROUND THEIR SILENT TENTS ARE SPREAD / AND GLORY GUARDS WITH SOLEMN ROUND THE BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD." East and west sides: (Names) North side: TO HONOUR AND COMMEMORATE THOSE/ FROM THIS TOWN AND PARISH/ WHO FELL IN WORLD WAR 1939-1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, William G
Budge, Andrew C
Cameron, William
Cowie, David
Cumming, Gabriel
Dingwall, William
Duff, George
Duff, John
Fraser, Alexander
Fraser, J
See details for all 101 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 69
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 69
    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: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, regiment, forenames, surname
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: depth 3000mm, height 6200mm, width 3000mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 12 foot, width 4 foot
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Unknown
Reference
  • Duke of Sutherland Unveils War Memorial- Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 08 June 1922 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19220608/051/0004
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND by GIFFORD, JOHN H & I (1992) p.568 Source: Image Library
  • At Proncynain Cemetery, just north of the town, there is the grave of Sapper Scott Sutherland Elrick of the 2nd Canadian Eng, Regiment who died by accident on 23rd August 1988
  • At Proncynain Cemetery, just north of the town there are WW2 war graves for 2 members of the Royal Indian Army Service Corps-Abdul Rakhman & Ghulam Nabi
  • www.historylinksarchive.org.uk/picture/number1234.asp (for a photograph on unveiling day)
  • Full Transcription-warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=152&mforum=warmemscot
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Wednesday 08 February 1939 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000577/19390208/038/0005 DEATH OF SCOTS WAR MEMORIAL MODEL
  • The Scotsman - Monday 27 August 1923 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19230827/190/0004 A Beautiful War Memorial. Needless to say, Dornoch has its war memorial. One hates to measure sentiment by money, but it is, I think, worthy of mention that this small community raised £ 1700 for the purpose of erecting, its memorial, Dornoch, during the Great War, contributed its quota, and indeed more than its quota, to tlis fighting forces of the Crown. How many of these fell far from tlieir northern homes the war memorial bears record. It stands on an eminence just beyond the town, and commands a wide view of sea and land. The design is that of a kilted soldier, who shades his eyes with his hand as he looks wistfully bact towards the battlefield for the comrades who will never return. It is a fine idea , and finely carried out, Below the scroll of names are inscribed the following impressive lines: On fame's eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread, And glory guards with solemn sound The bivouac of the dead.
  • Northern Whig - Monday 16 July 1923 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001542/19230716/146/0006 PORTRAIT GALLERY The fine specimens of sculpture attracted her Majesty, and particularly large life sized design of Scottish soldier, which is intended as a war memorial for Dornoch, Sutherlandshire. At the Portrait Gallery, to which the public had also been admitted, observation was made of portraits of the Stuarts and of Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns. There were many things of Scottish interest seen the Museum Antiquities, where their Majesties were received Mr. J. Graham Callender, director of the Museum, and Mr. James Curle, member of the Council of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

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