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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Caithness
Town
Bower
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Peter Sinclair, sculptor, Wick, Mr Alex. Bruce, Bowertower
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 September 1922
    Attended by: Major David Campbell
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 September 1922
    Attended by: Rev. D. MacEchern
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5958
Current location

opposite Bower Community Centre (the former church)
on minor road linking the B876 and B874 about 2 miles south of Bower
Bower
Caithness
Highland
KW1 4TT
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: ND 22934 60718
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk set on a tapering plinth with the dedication and names in black lettering on each face. The whole is set on a paved surround and enclosed by large stone walls.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ THE OFFICERS AND MEN/ OF/ BOWER PARISH/ WHO DIED FOR KINGAND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ THEIR NAMES SHALL LIVE FOR/ EVERMORE 12 o'clock face: (Names) 9 o'clock face: (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names) 3 o'clock face:(Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bain, David S
Bain, George
Banks, William
Begg, George
Campbell, Donald
Campbell, Robert
Coghill, James
Cook, James R
Dunnet, Alexander
Dunnet, Alexr.
See details for all 61 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 53
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 53
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, forenames, decorations
    Order of information: regiment THEN rank THEN surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, service, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    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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