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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Sutherland
Town
Lairg
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J Hood and Sons (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 30 September 1922
    Attended by: Sir Edgar Horne
  • Dedicated
    Date: 30 September 1922
    Attended by: Rev John Cunningham Moore, Lairg Parish Church
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5930
Current location

On the slope of the hill between A836 and Lairg Parish Church. Paths from top
bottom and side. Car park on A836 just South of the memorial.
Lairg
Sutherland
Highland
IV27 4BN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NC 58275 06560
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Round “broken� column on a square plinth set upon a three stepped square base. Stone carvings depict the regimental badges of the 5th Seaforths (Cat), front and rear, Seaforths (Stag’s head) and Camerons (St Andrews). Four grey polished pilasters enriched by ivy decorations. Inscription cut upon the red block of memorial.
Inscription
Erected / IN LOVING MEMORY OF / THE NATIVES OF / THE PARISH OF LAIRG / WHO FELL IN / THE GREAT WAR / FOR CIVILISATION / 1914 - 1919 / (names) on three faces "THEN WAXED VALIANT IN FIGHT, TURNED / TO BLIGHT THE ARMIES OF THE ALIEN / THANKS TO GOD WHICH GIVETH / US THE VICTORY" ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE / OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945 // (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armstrong, J
Campbell, J L
Coghill, James
Craig, G
Grant, A
Grant, R
Grant, W
Gray, A F
Gray, M M
Gray, P M
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 55
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 55
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, regiment, forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, regiment, forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 914 mm
    Materials: Granite - Swedish
  • Column
    Measurements: height 7315 mm
    Materials: Granite - Swedish
Condition
History
Memorial was cleaned and re-lettered-c 2010. Steps and garden renovated-c2010 Main inscription was difficult to read in 2015 mainly because lettering had worn away. The engraving of the inscription looks fine at an angle.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Highland Council
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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