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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cairn
District
Lochaber
Town
Loch Laggan
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Maker
Balfour Beatty, Rio Tinto Alcan
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: August 2008
    Attended by: William Hendry, the last surviving brother of Cpl James Hendry GC.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
69585
Current location

Overlooking Loch Laggan towards the hills which the tunnel runs through
A86
Loch Laggan
Lochaber
Highland
PH20 1BX
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NN 50976 88529
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A cylindrical cairn with a rectangular dedicatory stone plaque set into the face, with an incised inscription in white lettering.
Inscription
MEMORIAL TO/ Corporal JAMES HENDRY GC/ ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS/ DIED 13 JUNE 1941 AGED 29/ DURING CONSTRUCTION OF/ NEARBY HYDRO ELECTRIC TUNNEL/ POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE GEORGE CROSS/ FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY/ IN ALERTING COMRADES BEFORE/ ATTEMPTING TO PREVENT AN EXPLOSION/ Sapper JOHN M STEWART RCEng/ DIED SIMULTANEOUSLY AGED 28/ Erected by Balfour Beatty and Rio Tinto Alcan
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Hendry, James
Stewart, John M.
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, rank, regiment, decorations, date of death, age, manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, regiment, decorations, date of death, age, manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cairn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
Reported well cared for March 2018
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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