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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Lochaber
Town
Arisaig
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
George Washington Jack (an associate of Phillip Webb) (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 November 1920
    Attended by: Cameron of Lochiel
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57881
Current location

Leave cycle track at NM 65821 87152 and go up unsignposted footpath.
Midway between the A830 and B8008. North East of Primary School
B8008
Arisaig
Lochaber
Highland
PH39 4NH
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NM 65859 87140
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross set on a plinth with the names on its four faces. The whole is set on a stone blockwork cairn. Lettering in black. An information panel has been erected by the roadside, at the bottom of the path.
Inscription
IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY / OF THOSE WHO DIED FOR THEIR / COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 / Mor Chuimhneachan Graidh air na / gaisgich a Leig Sios am Beatha Anns / a'Chogadh Mhor 1914 - 1919 / (Names) // Thine O Lord / is the greatness // and the honour // and the glory and the // victory. / (Names) / 1939-45 / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, Stephen
Boyle, William
Cameron, John
Campbell, C Fox
Campbell, James
Dempster, J
De Sylva, W
Ferguson, David
Ferguson, William
Gillies, Angus
See details for all 39 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, service number
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, service, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Scottish War Memorials Project warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic2530.html&highlight=arisaig
  • World War One 1914 - 1918 A project to understand the impact of World War One on the area of South Lochaber Published by three lochs book & arts festival
  • Information panel by the roadside
  • Lochaber Times 16 May 2019
  • Oban Times 14 June 1919 "Miss Astley in a speech... moved the following resolution:- 'That a Celtic Cross be erected in the neighbourhood of Arisaig as a Memorial of those belonging to the district who gave their lives for their King and Country in the Great War'."

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