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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Caithness
Town
Wick
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Percy Herbet, Portsmouth ARSA (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31st October 1923
    Attended by: General The Lord Horne of Stirkoke GCB KCMG ADC
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5937
Current location

Corner of Cliff Road and Station Road
Wick
Caithness
Highland
KW1 5EF
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: ND 36210 50854
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Figure of Victory on stone pillar in elevated walled enclosure reached by steps. The name plaques are mounted on the semicircular walls.
Inscription
IN HONOUR OF ALL/ THOSE WHO SUFFERED/ AND IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF THE FALLEN/ SONS OF THE BURGH OF WICK/ WHO DIED FOR HOME/ AND FREEDOM/ IN THE GREAT WAR. 1914 - 1919/(Names). ALSO/ IN HONOURED AND GRATEFUL/ REMEMBRANCE OF ALL THOSE/ OF THIS BURGH WHO SUFFERED/ AND GAVE THEIR LIVES IN/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names).
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, J B
Alexander, J E
Alexander, William G
Anderson, A
Anderson, D
Anderson, R
Anderson, R
Anderson, W
Anderson, William
Baikie, A
See details for all 567 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 257
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 257
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, regiment, forename, decorations, surname
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 96
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 96
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, service, forenames, surname
    Order of information: service THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, service, forenames
    Order of information: service THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Creetown
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Creetown
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
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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