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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Sutherland
Town
Tongue
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 October 1921
    Attended by: Mr Alexander Mackay who had lost three sons, Mrs Robert Mackay and Mrs Burr who had both lost two.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
69542
Current location

A838/A836 junction
Tongue
Sutherland
Highland
IV27 4XN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NC 59415 57905
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Celtic cross set on a tapering shaft, plinth and step. The names are in lead lettering on the 6 (WW1) and 3 o'clock (WW2) faces with the dedication on the shaft.
Inscription
ERECTED/ IN GRATEFUL/ MEMORY OF THE/ MEN/ FROM THE/ DISTRICT OF TONGUE/ WHO AT DUTY'S CALL/ TO DEFEND THEIR/ COUNTRY'S LIBERTY/ AND HONOUR/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Burr, Charles
Burr, Peter
Clarke, Angus
Mackay, Alexander
Mackay, Angus
Mackay, Charles
Mackay, Daniel
Mackay, Donald
Mackay, Henry
Mackay, Hugh
See details for all 22 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 21
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 21
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, rank, regiment.
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
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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