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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:07 am    Post subject: Highland Railway Company, Inverness Reply with quote

Highland Railway Company Great War Memorial
Location: Station Square
Os Ref: NH 667 454

I had to ask some surly Russians to move to get this photo. They wanted to move back into position in front of it so I couldn't get close ups. I have transcribed it though



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRO DEO PRO PATRIA

In Memory of the Employees of
The Highland Railway Company
Who gave their lives in the
Great War 1914-1919

BAIN , Robert , Private, Royal Scots
BELL , William , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
CAMERON , Archibald , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
CAMERON , John , Trooper, Lovat Scouts
CAMPBELL , Donald , Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders
CAMPBELL , Donald , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
CAMPBELL , William , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
CHISHOLM , John , Private, Gordon Highlanders
CHRISTIE , Malcolm , Private, 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
DEAS , Daniel , Private, 6th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
DREW , John S , Lance Sergeant, 6th Bn Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
DREW , William , Private, 1/7th Bn Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
EDWARDS , John , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
ELDER , William , Private, Highland Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, RAMC
FIGGINS , Alexander , Lance Corporal, 1st Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
FISHER , Philip , Private, 6th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
FRASER , Alexander , Private, 6th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
FRASER , Hugh , Private, 6th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
FRASER , Hugh , Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
GIBSON , John , Driver, Royal Garrison Artillery
GILLESPIE , Maurice , Trooper, Scottish Horse
GOLLAN , Alexander , Private, 4th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
GORDON , John , Corporal, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
GORDON , William , Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
GRANT , Alexander , Corporal, Suffolk Regiment
GRANT , David , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
GRANT , Gavin , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
GRANT , Peter , Private, Northumberland Fusiliers
GRAY , William , Sergeant, Seaforth Highlanders
MARSHALL , Charles , Private, Wiltshire Regiment
MATHESON , John , Sergeant, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MELLIS , William , Private, 4th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MITCHELL , Alexander , Corporal, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MORRISON , Murdo , Private, Scots Guards
MUNRO , William , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MURDOCH , William , Sergeant Major, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
MURRAY , William , Corporal, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
McARTHUR , William , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
McASKILL , Donald , Private, Gordon Highlanders
MacBAIN , Malcolm , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacDONALD , Daniel , Private, Royal Garrison Artillery
MacDONALD , James , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacFARQUHAR , Duncan , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacGREGOR , Duncan , Sergeant, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
McINTOSH , Alexander , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacKAY , Alexander , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacKENZIE , Duncan , Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders
MacKENZIE , Ewan , Private, Scottish Horse
MacKENZIE , John A , Private, Highland Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, RAMC
MacKENZIE , John , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacKENZIE , Murdo , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacKENZIE , William , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacLEAN , Donald , Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
McLEAN , Duncan , Sergeant, Seaforth Highlanders
McLENNAN , Donald R , Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
MacLENNAN , Donald , Lance Corporal, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacLENNAN , John , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacLEOD , Alexander , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
MacLEOD , Charles , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
MacLEOD , Donald , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
MacLEOD , John , Sergeant, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacMILLAN , Donald , Private, Royal Scots
MacRAE , William M , Lance Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders
MacVINISH , Harry , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
NOBLE , Andrew , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
NOBLE , James , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
OLIVER , George , Sergeant, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
O'NEIL , Henry , Private, Gordon Highlanders
PAUL , Simon , Signaller, Seaforth Highlanders
RAMSAY , Paul , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
REID , Thomas G , Private, Scots Guards
ROBERTSON , Ian , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
ROSS , Hugh , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
ROSS , James , Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division
ROSS , William , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
SIMPSON , Alexander , Sergeant, Seaforth Highlanders
SIMPSON , David , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
SMITH , John , Sergeant, Royal Army Service Corps
SOUTER , Robert , Private, Highland Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, RAMC
STEWART , David , Private, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
SUTTIE , John , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
TAYLOR , Arthur , Corporal, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
THOMSON , Duncan , Private, Royal Scots
URQUHART , Simon , Private, Highland Light Infantry
WATSON , Archibald , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
WILLIAMS , Roderick , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
YATES , Samuel , Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders


This tablet has been subscribed for by the
Directors, Officers and Staff of the Company
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd started checking the names against the CWGC database and had found these so far

Name: DEAS, DANIEL GEORGE
Initials: D G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 28/03/1918
Service No: S/31773
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 9.
Cemetery: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Name: DREW, JOHN SHAW
Initials: J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Service No: 265077
Awards: MM
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 37.
Cemetery: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Name: DREW
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/05/1917
Service No: S/3415
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 39.
Cemetery: BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX

Name: FIGGINS, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 22/10/1914
Service No: 5333
Additional information: Son of David and Annie Figgins, of 21, Greendykes Rd., Broxburn; husband of Annie Figgins, of 59, King St., Inverness. A Reservist. Served in the South African Campaign.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 38 and 40.
Cemetery: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Name: FISHER, PHILIP
Rank: Private
Regiment: 6th Bn. Cameron Highlanders
Age: 22
Date of Death: 01/12/1917
Service No: 29995
Additional information: Son of Malcolm and Mary McKenzie Fisher, of Slochd, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. D. 12.
Cemetery: DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN
Listed on The Carrbridge War Memorial

Name: CHRISTIE, MALCOLM ROSS
Rank: Private
Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 09/05/1915
Service No: 1518
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Christie, of Heath Cottage, Carrie Blair, Edderton, Ross-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 38 and 39.
Cemetery: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Listed on the Edderton War Memorial

Name: CHISHOLM, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 28/03/1918
Service No: S/20027
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Jessie Chisholm, of 20, Loaneckheim, Kiltarlity, Beauly, Inverness-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8 and 9.
Cemetery: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Name: GOLLAN, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 10/03/1915
Service No: 1260
Additional information: Son of Donald and Christina Gollan, of 1, Stephen St., Inverness.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 41 and 42.
Cemetery: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

Name: MELLIS, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 10/03/1915
Service No: 1512
Additional information: Son of John Watt Mellis, of Shore St., Inverness, and the late Catherine Mellis; husband of Emily Chisholm Mellis, of Ord Village, Muir-of-Ord, Ross-shire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 41 and 42.
Cemetery: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

I've found a couple of names listed on other war memorials on the forum.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 1923 three Scottish Railway companies joined the new large London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company.

The Highland Railway,
The Caledonian Railway,
The Glasgow & South Western Railway.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From 'The Scotsman' - Monday, 8th August 1921, page 6

Inverness

A bronze memorial bearing the names of 87 employees of the Highland Railway Company who gave their lives in the war was unveiled by General Lord Home at Inverness on Saturday in presence of a large gathering.
The tablet is affixed to the wall of the head offices of the Company facing the station square. Mr Cox of Snaigow, chairman of the Highland Company, presided. The directors and others present including Lord Lovat, Sir Hector Munro, Bart.; Mr Albert Pullar, Mr Fletcher of Rosehaugh, Major Mackinnon, Provost Macdonald, Sheriff Watt, General Macfarlane, Mr Gregor Dixon and Mr Robert Park general manager.
General Lord Home was received with the general salute by the guard of honour of the Cameron Highlanders and their pipe band. The Chairman said the memorial had been subscribed for by the directors, officers, and fellow workmen of those whose names were inscribed on the tablet and all had given willingly to honour those brave men's memory.
The railway company had sent 756 of their 3000 employees to the war, and the names of 87 were written in the tablet just unveiled. It was a grand record. A prayer of dedication was offered by the Rev. Donald Macleod, M.C.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject: Pte. John Henry O'Neill Reply with quote

Pte. Henry O'Neill, Gordon Hrs.

It seems he went by his middle name.

(Glasgow Herald 29th March 1915)
"Private John Henry O'Neill. who was killed at Neuve Chapelle, was for a tie time a cleaner in the employment of the Highland Railway Company at Aviemore."

CWGC
O'NEILL, JOHN HENRY
Rank: Private
Service No: 10765
Date of Death: 13/03/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 6th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 39 to 41.
Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

SNWM
Surname: O'NEIL
Firstname: John Henry
Service Number: 10765
Date Death: 13/03/1915
Place of birth: Glasgow
Other: 6th Bn.
SNWM roll: THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS
Rank: Pte
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This man, also listed on the Aberfeldy war memorial, doesn't seem to be listed on this memorial

DelBoy wrote:

(The Scotsman 25th Oct 1915)
"Robert MacDougall, C Company, 9th Black Watch, was killed on 25th September. He was a son of the late Mr Peter MacDougall, Chapel Street, and joined the Black Watch in September 1914. Previous to joining he had been employed as a surfaceman on the Highland Railway at Blair Atholl."
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

This is now WMR report 44512, complete with photographs
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