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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Sutherland
Town
Melness
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: Before 30 September 1922
    Attended by: ex-Provost Donald Mackay of Thurso
  • Dedicated
    Date: Before 30 September 1922
    Attended by: Rev. David Lundie, minister of the parish.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5916
Current location

North end of cemetery
just inside gateway.
Achuvoldrach Cemetery
A838 - West side of Kyle Of Tongue Bridge
Melness
Sutherland
Highland
IV27 4YR
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NC 57321 59266
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Round, tapering, column with a ball at the top set on a square plinth with tablets for the dedication and names in white lettering. The whole is set on two steps.
Inscription
6o'clock face: Erected / IN / LOVING MEMORY / OF THE HEROES & HEROINE / FROM THIS DISTRICT / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR KING AND COUNTRY / IN THE / GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1919 ALSO/ OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES / IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945 / (Names) 3o'clock face: (Names) 9o'clock face: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barnetson, John
Campbell, David
Gunn, Robert A
Mackay, Allan
Mackay, Angus G
Mackay, Donald
Mackay, George W
Mackay, John
Mackay, Kenneth
Mackay, Mackay
See details for all 23 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forenames
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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