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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Lochaber
Town
Fort William
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 May 1979
    Attended by: CHAIRMAN OF THE SCOTTISH POSTAL BOARD
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6037
Current location

West Highland Museum
Cameron Square
Fort William
Lochaber
Highland
PH33 6AJ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NN 10200 73900
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Tweedale Buildings
    New Post Office
    High Street
    Fort William
    Lochaber
    Highland
    PH33 6EU
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NN 10300 74100
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Old Post Office
    Fort William
    Lochaber
    Highland
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Wooden board with a curved top and lower edge with a carved gilded crown centre at upper edge. Below is a shield with crossed axes, a crown, and a wreath. The names are carved in one column below.
Inscription
DH'AIN DEOIN CO THEIREADH E' (Trans: Gainsay who dares.)/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF FORT WILLIAM AND/ DISTRICT POST OFFICE STAFF WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (Names)/ "Greater love hath no man than this that a man/ lay down his life for his friends."/ AND/ 1939-1945 WAR/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cameron, Alister
Cameron, Hugh
Carruthers, Charles
Grant, Dugald
Kilgour, William
Macbain, A
Macdonald, Donald
Macdonald, John
Macdonald, John
Macdonald, John
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 15
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 15
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, service, decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Condition
History
The memorial was originally in the old post office in the high street. It was moved to the new post office in Tweedale, Fort William High Street but when this closed and the counter service was transferred to John Menzies/ W H Smith it was put in a store room. It was moved to the West Highland Museum after comments in the local press about it not being on display.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • A short article surrounding the plaque appeared ina local magazine 'Lochaber Life' for January 2011.

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