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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Caithness
Town
Staxigoe
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
P Sinclair of Wick (Stone Carver)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5953
Current location

on the north side of a right angled bend just outside Staxigoe on the road to Noss Head
Elzy Road
Staxigoe
Caithness
Highland
KW1 4QU
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: ND 38210 52205
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite Memorial- Tapered Obelisk on a pedimented plinth and step, which is on a 3 stage stone base. Each face of the obelisk has a separate carved badge- an anchor for the naval men, the wildcat for the Seaforth Highlanders, also the badges of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, the Black Watch and the Gordon Highlanders, which makes 5, as the first 2 badges are on the same face
Inscription
Plinth: PAPIGOE/ STAXIGOE, NOSS AND DISTRICT/ WAR MEMORIAL/ 1914 - 1918/ REMEMBER WITH THANKSGIVING/ THE TRUE AND FAITHFUL MEN/ WHO IN THESE YEARS OF WAR/ WENT FORTH FROM THIS PLACE/ FOR GOD AND RIGHT. THE NAMES/ OF THOSE WHO RETURNED NOT/ AGAIN ARE HERE INSCRIBED TO BE/ HONOURED EVERYMORE/ Base: ALSO/ 1939 - 1945/ ROYAL NAVY/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, Benjamin
Anderson, Benjamin
Anderson, James
Budge, Alexander S
Clyne, Daniel Miller
Couper, Alexander
Davidson, James F
Doull, Matthew
Lyall, Alexander C
Lyall, Frederick
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, service, forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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