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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Lochaber
Town
Corpach
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814), Waterloo Campaign (1815)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: c1816
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Rededicated
    Date: 16 June 2015
    Attended by: Cameron of Locheil
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57889
Current location

Kilmallie Church
By the pathway up to the church
Corpach
Lochaber
Highland
PH33 7JS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NN 09107 76979
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Obelisk set on rectangular plinth and surrounded by railings. Dedicatory marble tablet set in front face. Additional metal plaque attached to railings. Memorial restored so the additional metal plaque was removed in 2015.
Inscription
Sacred to the Memory/ of/ COLONEL JOHN CAMERON/ Eldest son of Ewen Cameron of Fassfern, Baronet./ Whose mortal remains, / Transported from the field of glory where he died, / Rest here with his forefathers./ During twenty years of active military service, / With a spirit which knew no fear and shunned no danger, / He accompanied or led, / In marches, in sieges, in battles, / The gallant Ninety Second Regiment of Scottish Highlanders: / Always to Honour, and almost always to Victory: / and at length. / In the forty second year of his age, / Upon the memorable 16th day of June A.D. 1815, / Was slain in the command of that corps. / While actively contributing to achieve the decisive Victory. / of / WATERLOO. / Which gave peace to Europe: / Thus closing his military career / With the long and eventful struggle in which / His services/ had been so distinguished. / He died Lamented / By the unrivald GENERAL / To whose long train of success & of victory / He had so often contributed: / By the COUNTRY / From which he had repeatedly received marks / Of the highest consideration: / and. / By his SOVEREIGN. / Who graced his surviving family / with those marks of honour / Which could not follow to this place. / Him whose merit / They were designed to commemerate./ READER. / Call not his fate untimely / who thus honoured & lamented. / Closed a Life of Fame by a Death of Glory.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cameron, John
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Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forename, place of burial, manner of death, age of death, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Waterloo Campaign (1815)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death, regiment, place of death, forename, place of burial, manner of death, age of death, relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
History
Letters on stone plinth are illegible so metal plaque attached to railings with inscription; In 2014 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £14,240 for repair and conservation work. The construction joints on the memorial obelisk are cracked or are missing, which meant that water was getting into the memorial. The commemorative marble was in particularly poor condition, the surface of the stone had starting to flake, and the incised inscription is difficult to read the paint finish has been largely lost and biological growth is obscuring some letters. To address these issues cracked construction on the memorials obelisk joints were remove and re-point with a lime mortar. In addition the commemorative marble plaque was lightly cleaned, repaired and the inscription was re-painting in order that is could be easily read.
Costs

Memorial: Reputed to have cost £1,400

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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