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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Inverness
Town
Beauly
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
Edward Stourton
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1905
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57911
Current location

The Square
Beauly
Inverness
Highland
IV4 7BX
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 52658 46408
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Pedestal with castellation and pinnacle at the top. On west face is a bronze relief of two men in Lovat scouts dress, one standing and one seated on the ground by a horse. On the remaining faces names are listed with theatres of action inscribed below. The whole is set on a stepped base. A small carved cannon protrudes from each corner of the castellation. The badge of the Lovat Scouts is carved in relief above the bronze relief panel.
Inscription
East face: ERECTED/ BY THE LOVAT TENANTRY AND FEUARS/ OF THE AIRD AND FORT AUGUSTUS DISTRICTS/ TO COMMEMORATE/ THE RAISING OF THE LOVAT SCOUTS/ FOR THE SERVICE IN SOUTH AFRICA/ BY/ SIMON JOSEPH 16TH LORD LOVAT/ CVO CB DSO/ WHO DESIRED TO SHEW/ THE MARTIAL SPIRIT OF THEIR FOREFATHERS/ STILL ANIMATES/ THE HIGHLANDERS OF TO-DAY/ AND WHOSE CONFIDENCE WAS JUSTIFIED/ BY THE SCOUTS IN THE FIELD/ OF THE GALLANT CORPS/ WHOSE EXISTENCE WAS DUE/ TO HIS LOYALTY AND PATRIOTISM/ A.D. 1905 North face: OF THE/ LOVAT SCOUTS/ THE FOLLOWING FELL IN ACTION/ OR DIED OF DISEASE/ BETWEEN MARCH 1900 AND AUGUST 1902/ (Names) South face: OFFICERS/ OF THE LOVAT SCOUTS/ (Names) Base: SOUTH AFRICA DIAMOND HILL CAPE COLONY WHITEBERGEN
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 61
    Served and returned: 36
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,additional,decorations
    Order of information: additional,rank,surname,decorations
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 10000mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
2005: Some of the stone has chipped off the base of the pedestal.; In 2014 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £15,480 for repair and conservation work. Exposure to weather and pollution had resulted in a build-up of dirt and biological growth on the stone as well as corrosion of the bronze elements. Defective pointing and blocked rain water cannels at the top of the plinth meant that water is getting into the memorial. In addition areas of the stonework had also been damaged or were subject to deterioration. To address these issues work defective cement pointing was removed and re-point with a lime mortar. Stone repairs and replacement, on a like for like basis, were undertaken to where damaged or eroded stones had been identified. -The bronze plaque was carefully cleaned and then protected with an application of wax.
Costs

Comments: Sponsorship by tenants of the Frazer family.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND by GIFFORD, JOHN H & I P.154 (1992) Source: Image Library
  • Scottish War Memorials Project tinyurl.com/bzwqkn

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