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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Ross And Cromarty
Town
Invergordon
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
84015

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Current location

140
Invergordon Naval Museum and Heritage Centre
High Street
Invergordon
Ross And Cromarty
Highland
IV18 0AE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 71220 68590
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Invergordon Castle
    Invergordon
    Ross And Cromarty
    Highland
    IV18 0LU
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: c. NH 6984 6965
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Bronze plaque
Inscription
TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF / WILLIAM TORQUIL MACLEOD BOLITHO / LIEUT. XIXTH HUSSARS / KILLED IN ACTION IN FLANDERS / 24TH MAY 1915, AGED 22. / "THE DAY IS AYE FAIR, IN THE LAND O' THE LEAL."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bolitho, William Torquil Macleod
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname, rank, regiment, manner of death, date of death, age, place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Western Times - Saturday 05 June 1915 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000265/19150605/002/0002 The Death of Lieut. W. T. M. Bolitho Lieutenant William Torquill MacLeod Bolitho, 19th Hu6sars, killed in action Flanders on May 24, was educated at Warren Hill, Eastbourne, from where he passed into Osborne College, and then Dartmouth, leaving head of each college. He also passed first out of the cruiser H.M.S. "Cumberland," taking three prizes. As midshipman in H.M.S. "Bellerophon." he won the Stoddart Cup for boat sailing, presented by Admiral Sir John Jellicoe. He left the Navy in 1912, passing into the Army tnrough the Special Reserve and joining the 19th Hussars June 23, 1913. He crossed to France with "B" Squadron on August 23, and served with it till his death .
  • Invergordon Castle Canmore ID 13621 canmore.org.uk/site/13621/invergordon-castle
  • Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 10 June 1915 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19150610/073/0004 The Late Lieut. W. T. Macleod Bolitho. Lieutenant William Torquill Macleod Bolitho, 19th Hussars, killed in action on May 24, was the elder and only surviving son W. E. T. Bolitho and E. G. Bolitho, York House, Penzance and Hannaford, Ashburton, South Devon, and nephew of Captain Macleod of Cadboll, Invergordon Castle. He was educated Warren Hill, Eastbourne, and passed from there to the Royal Naval Colleges of Osborne and Dartmouth, leaving head boy of each. He then served as a midshipman for 2 years. Leaving the Navy on account of seasickness, he joined the Army through the Special Reserve, and was gazetted to the 19th Hussars on the 23d May, 1913, at Hounslow. He crossed to France the 23d August last, and served with his regiment till his death.

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