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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Caithness
Town
Wick
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 August 1924
    Attended by: General Lord Horne
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5957
Current location

A99
Wick
Caithness
Highland
KW1 4DN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: ND 36043 51851
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite Obelisk surmounted by an urn finial, on plinth and 2 steps, then a 3 stage base
Inscription
Front Face- ERECTED/BY THE PEOPLE OF/THE ACKERGILL/AND HEMPRIGGS ESTATE/IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/OF/THEIR GALLANT SONS/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE GREAT WARS/FOR THE SACRED CAUSE/OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,/LIBERTY,/AND FREEDOM/1914-1919/1939-1945/REMEMBER US/THOU WHO PASSEST BY/FROM OUR DEAD HANDS THY LIFE/AND FREEDOM CAME 2 other faces- [WW1 names] 4th face- 1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allan, Donald
Bremner, David
Calder, Hugh G
Calder, William
Donn, Benjamin
Doull, Alexander
Duff-dunbar, Kenneth James
Dunbar, Kenneth James Duff
Gordon, Alexander
Gowans, James A
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, service, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Kemnay
  • Urn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Kemnay
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Kemnay
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Kemnay
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Kemnay
  • 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

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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