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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Ross And Cromarty
Town
Portmahomack
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 November 1921
    Attended by: Col. Mackenzie of Ord.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 13 November 1921
    Attended by: Rev. E. Fraser. Rev. J. MacMorland.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5915
Current location

Junction Main Street (B9165) and Tarbatness Road
Portmahomack
Ross And Cromarty
Highland
IV20 1YD
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 91315 83985
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk with carved flag set on a tapering plinth with the names, and a stepped base. The whole is set on gravel and surrounded by cast iron railings.
Inscription
On the Front Face of the Plinth: THESE/ GALLANT MEN/ CONNECTED WITH THE PARISH/ OF TARBAT/ LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN/ THE GREAT WARS/ 1914-1918/ AND/ 1939-1945/ On the front face of the top step- (WW2 Names) Other 3 faces of plinth-[WW1 names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bannerman, Dugald
Beattie, James
Beattie, William
Budge, J. Henry
Campbell, A.
Cowie, A.
Cumming, A.
Cumming, H. J.
Davidson, William
Dougherty, J.
See details for all 67 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 50
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 50
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=208&mforum=warmemscot
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 14 November 1921 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000576/19211114/016/0003 ROSS-SHIRE MEMORIALS. UNVEILED BY COL. MACKENZIE OF ORD.
  • The Scotsman, Monday 14th November 1921. TARBAT The war memorial for the parish of Tarbat was unveiled by Col. Mackenzie of Ord. It is erected on a commanding site south of Portmahomack, and has a massive base and die, with polished granite tablets inscribed with the names of the 48 fallen belonging to the parish, surmounted by a tall, square obelisk bearing carved flag. The Rev. E. Fraser read the list of names, and the Rev. J. MacMorland offered the dedicatory prayer. Dr Pyle committed the memorial to the charge of the Parish Council.

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