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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Caithness
Town
Auckengill
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
John Nicholson
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5956
Current location

St Clare's Hall
Auckengill (A99)
Auckengill
Caithness
Highland
KW1 4XR
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: ND 36865 63787
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Marble plaque mounted on a purple painted frame. On the top there are two lions, on each side of the triangular top. Before the names there are two high relief soldiers, one fighting and one that fell. Outside the hall there are sandstone gateposts with busts of a soldier (Donald Budge of South Keiss) and a sailor (William Bremner of Keiss). The statues were moved slightly when the A9 was re-aligned and a bottle containing coins from Russia, China, Germany & the USA found in a recess under the soldier.
Inscription
IN UNDYING MEMORY OF/ OUR WARRIORS WHO/ FELL IN FRANCE/ 1914 1919/ ST JOHN/ [...]/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A/ MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ OF AUCKENGILL/ AND NYBSTER/ (Names)/ 1939 SECOND WORLD WAR 1945/ (Names) South gatepost: Tribute to World War veterans of Auckengill & Nybster. North gatepost: They have given life and blood faced shot and shell.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Begg, George
Dunnet, Maurice
Mackay, Andrew
Manson, George
Manson, Malcolm
Mckenzie, Henry
Mckenzie, James
Miller, Peter G
Miller, William
Nicolson, David
See details for all 11 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, rank (only for the one officer), regiment, date of death, age of death
    Order of information: date of death
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment, manner of death, place of death, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Gate posts
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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