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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Perth And Kinross
Town
Dunkeld
County
Tayside
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Seven Years' War (1756-1763), Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814), Waterloo Campaign (1815), Indian Mutiny (1857-1858), Crimean War (1853-1856), 19th Century Wars (1800-1899), 18th Century Wars (1700-1799), Regimental Memorials
Maker
Sir John Steell RSA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2nd April 1872
    Attended by: Dowager Duchess of Atholl
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6064
Current location

Dunkeld Cathedral
Cathedral Street
Dunkeld
Perth And Kinross
Tayside
PH8 0AW
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NO 02414 42588
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
At the base a rectangular grey stone tablet on a low plinth , bearing the incised dedication . Surmounting the tablet a high relief trophy of arms in white stone with fallen soldiers , a cannon with a broken wheel , furled standards and a standing soldier with head bowed , all the soldiers in highland dress . The trophy of arms has on each side a circular column and at the top a canopy of three convex curved arches .
Inscription
/IN MEMORY OF/THE OFFICERS NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATE SOLDIERS/OF THE 42ND ROYAL HIGHLANDERS THE BLACK WATCH WHO FELL IN WAR /FROM THE CREATION OF THE REGIMENT TO THE CLOSE OF THE INDIAN MUTINY 1859/ THE 10 INDEPENDENT COMPANIES OF THE FREAGADAN DUBH OR BLACK WATCH WERE FORMED INTO A REGIMENT ON THE/ 25TH OCTOBER 1739 AND THE FIRST MUSTER TOOK PLACE MAY 1740, IN A/ FIELD BETWEEN TAYBRIDGE AND ABERFELDY/ HERE `MONG THE HILLS THAT NURSED EACH HARDY GAEL OUR NATIVE MARBLE/ TELLS THE SOLDIERS TALE/ ART'S MAGIC POWER EACH PERISHED FRIEND RECALLS AND HEROES HAUNT THESE OLD CATHEDRAL WALLS/ ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS OF THE CORPS 1872/ FONTENOY FLANDERS TICONDEROGA MARTINIQUE GUADELOUPE HAVANNAH EGYPT CORUNNA FUENTES D'ONOR PYRENEES NIVELLE NIVE ORTHES TOULOUSE PENINSULA WATERLOO ALMA SEVASTOPOL LUCKNOW/
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Waterloo Campaign (1815)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 18th Century Wars (1700-1799)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: height 2565MM, width 280MM
    Materials: Marble - White
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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