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Clan MACRAE Great War Memorial

 
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DerekR
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:31 pm    Post subject: Clan MACRAE Great War Memorial Reply with quote

UKNIWM ref no: not listed
OS map Ref: NG942212

Location: on hillside at side of A87 between Tigh-Geal and Ault A' Chruinn.



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erected by the Clan MACRAE and friends in memory of the MACRAES and relatives at home and abroad who fell in the great world war 1914 -1918
"GUS AM BRIS AN LA."

Unveiled by Sir Colin MACRAE 15th July 1922



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dramatic location - wonderful memorial.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Below this memorial is an ancient MACRAE burial ground.
In it arr at least 3 graves from the Great War period - 2 of whom are Macraes.




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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is another Clan MacRae War Memorial at Eilean Donan Castle. It's a bronze plaque with hundreds of names. See here:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2715


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: MacRae Memorial Reply with quote

Another photo
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An older photograph of the memorial.


There is also a bronze memorial panel on the interior wall of the ruined church:











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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamie.
Well done, you captured the memorial on a good day (and before the railings were removed)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) website

Kintail, Macrae War Memorial

Type of Site: War Memorial
NMRS Number: NG92SW 20
Map reference: NG 9457 2108
Parish: Kintail
Council: Highland
Former District: Skye And Lochalsh
Former Region: Highland

Site Summary

On a knoll above, the Clan MacRae War Memorial, James Gray of Glasgow, 1922, with a sad kilted soldier stepping out of a hewn granite block - probably carved by the same craftsman working at Eilean Donan at this time.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2007. Published by the Rutland Press
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

This memorial is WMR report 57256
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