Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Lochaber
Town
Fort William
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Gulf War (1990-1991), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 July 1922
    Attended by: Unveiled by Lochiel, also present Provost Stewart, Rev J. Munro, West St Giles', Edinburgh.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5th July 1922
    Attended by: Rev. Mr Munro, West St. Giles, Edinburgh (Temporarily officiating at Duncansburgh Church)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5887

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Current location

Adjacent to Parish Church
Adjacent to Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church
The Parade
Fort William
Lochaber
Highland
PH33 6BA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NN 10457 74085
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Kilted Highland soldier in steel helmet and 1908 Equipment resting on arms reversed set atop a plinth and five-stepped base and within a small enclosure. Three War Memorial Silhouette seats have been placed near the memorial.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: 1914-1918/ TO /THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/ OF/ FORT WILLIAM/ AND/ DISTRICT/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME/ SACRIFICE FOR GOD, KING/ AND COUNTRY, IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ DILEAS GU BAS/ 1939- 1945/ (Names) 3 and 9 o'clock faces: (Names) 12 o'clock face: (Names)/ THE GULF WAR 1991/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitchison, A
Allan, D
Allan, J D
Allison, T
Anderson, C
Beattie, W
Bee, W
Berger, J
Black, J
Callagher, W
See details for all 148 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 112
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 112
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials of forenames, surname, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 31
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 31
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials of forenames, surname, rank, service, decorations
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • Gulf War (1990-1991)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: initials of forenames, surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
In 2008 War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £446 through the Small Grants Scheme in Scotland. A wooden rifle had been placed on the memorial as previous rifles kept being stolen, and Highland Council had received complaints regarding the wooden replica. The grant went towards a new marble rifle which has been installed on the memorial as per the original design. The rifle was more firmly secured on the memorial by being fixed with stainless steel pins and epoxy based marble filler; July 2018 - I believe the rifle has gone missing twice; The memorial was cleaned and names repainted in June 2018
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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