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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Lochaber
Town
Spean Bridge
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
H H Martyn and Co., Scott Sutherland ARSA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 October 1952
    Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5894
Current location

A82
Spean Bridge
Lochaber
Highland
PH34 4EG
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NN 20790 82367
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Group of three Commando figures wearing characteristic cap comforters, battle dress and webbing, standing on stone cairn. Close by is a low, formalised, circular walled enclosure "Are of Remembrance" for flowers and commemorations. Individual memorial plaques and crosses throughout the enclosure. This was built because flowers etc were being left by the main memorial so it was a way of discouraging this.
Inscription
UNITED WE CONQUER/ IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE COMMANDOS WHO DIED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ THIS COUNTRY WAS THEIR TRAINING GROUND.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: height 2743mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Whinstone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
In 2002 War Memorials Trust contributed £500.00 towards the costs of repairs and landscaping work around the Commando Memorial
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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