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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Argyll And Bute
Town
Oban
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
79710
Current location

Pennyfuir Cemetery
A85
Oban
Argyll And Bute
Strathclyde
PA34 5TX
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NM 86652 31553
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Addition to family gravestone, which is a Latin cross on tapered plinth with a sculpted garland wrapped around the cross amd a sculpted Lee Enfield Rifle, in relief, on the lower shaft of the cross
Inscription
In memory of/ROBERT FORBES/AGED 20 YEARS/WHO FELL AT LOOS 25TH SEP. 1915/AND/DAVID MENZIES FORBES/AGED 19 YEARS/MISSING AFTER ACTION/AT NEUVE EGLISE APR 14, 1918/…..
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Forbes, David Menzies
Forbes, Robert
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, relationships, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
2009-Slight damage to the rifle
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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