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Lairg War Memorial, Sutherland (T*)

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:37 am    Post subject: Lairg War Memorial, Sutherland (T*) Reply with quote

Lairg War Memorial
Location: On hill next to church, in village centre.
OS Ref: NC 584 066
Number of Great War Names: 55
Number of WW2 Names: 10













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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The names in the photos may not be that clear so here they are listed in alphabetical order:

1914-1918

ARMSTRONG , James , Private, 6th Bn Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
CAMPBELL , John L , Private, M.M. 8th Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force
CRAIG , Thomas , Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
GRANT , R , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
GRANT , William , Private, 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders
GRAY , Angus F , Sergeant, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
GRAY , Malcolm M , Corporal, 102nd Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force
GRAY , Paul M , Private, 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders
LAING , Murdo , Corporal, 6th Bn Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
MacDONALD , John M , Wireless Operator, Royal Naval Reserve
MacDONALD , William , Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacKAY , Alexander R , Private, Canadian Expeditionary Force
MacKAY , Donald , Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery
MacKAY , Donald G , Corporal, 6th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacKAY , George , Private, 7th Bn Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
MacKAY , Hector , Lance Sergeant, Lovat Scouts
MacKAY , James , Private, Royal Army Medical Corps
McKAY , James , Lance Corporal, 1st Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacKAY , Robert F , Sapper, 1st Tunneling Company, Canadian Engineers
MacKAY , Thomas , Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacKENZIE , Alexander R , Captain, 8th Regiment, South African Infantry
MacKENZIE , Isabella , Nurse, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service
MacKENZIE , James , Private, New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
MacKENZIE , Joseph , Private, 2nd Battalion New Zealand Imperial Force
McKENZIE , S Hugh , Private, Lovat Scouts
MacKINTOSH , Lachlan , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
MacLEAN , Alexander , Sergeant, 12th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force
MacLEAN , Kemp , 2nd Lieutenant, 13th Bn The Royal Scots
MacLEAN , Thomas M , Bombardier, Australian Field Artillery
MACLEOD , H , Private, The Connaught rangers
MACLEOD , H M , Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
MACLEOD , John , Private, Lovat Scouts
McLEOD , Kenneth , Private, 1st Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacPHAIL , David , Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacPHERSON , David C , Lance Corporal, 16th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force
MacRAE , Charles E , 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps
MacRAE , Colin F , Lance Corporal, 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacRAE , Donald A , Lieutenant, Scottish Horse
MUNRO , Thomas M , 2nd Lieutenant, M.A. 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MUNRO , William J , Private, 44th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force
MUNRO , William D , Private, 9th (Highland) Bn Highland Light Infantry
MURRAY , Alexander , Sapper, Royal Engineers
RAY , W , Private, Canadian Expeditionary Force
ROBERTSON. , James R , Private, 1st Bn Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
ROBSON , Walter , Lance Sergeant, 14th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
REID , Donald G , Private, 13th Bn The London Regiment
REID , James S , Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
ROSS , L , Private, Seaforth Highlanders
ROSS , Robert T , 2nd Lieutenant, 5th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers
ROSS , Robert , Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
STEPHEN , David , Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
STEWART , Angus , Private, 4th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
SUTHERLAND , Andrew , Private, 1st Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
SUTHERLAND , William J , Lance Corporal, 11th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
VALENTINE , David , Private, 11th Bn Sherwood Foresters


1939-1945

COGHILL , James , Private, 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
GRANT , Alexander , Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacDONALD , Walter C , Private, 5th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacKAY , George C , Sergeant, Royal Air Force
MacKAY , G , Bosun, Merchant Navy
MacKENZIE , Archibald , Private, 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacMILLAN , D J , Corporal, Scots Guards
MUNRO , John R , Driver, Royal Army Service Corps
STEVENSON , Adam , Lance Corporal, 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
SUTHERLAND , J , Sergeant, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
WEIR , David M , Private, 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders[/u]
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting note on this one: The "broken column" on this is meant to indicate a life that has died before its time.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for this update. A broken column is not a common design for a Scottish war memorial, I guessed it had some classical significance but had never got round to finding this out.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the first column I've seen in this country - very interesting.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the first one I've seen on a War Memorial. It's quite common among gravestones.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From a recent visit:


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Remembering my ggf, Pte Thomas Roberts, 10 SR, killed 25 Sep 15 at Loos.
Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 'broken pillar' is surrounded by regimental (or divisional?) crests:

Front and back -



the sides -




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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They are regimental badges. 5th Seaforths (Cat) front and rear; Seaforths (Stag's head) and Camerons (St Andrew)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recognised the Stag and St Andrew; I wasn't sure about the Cat!

Presumably, 5th Seaforths was the battalion of choice?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roxy

Sorry for the delay in replying. The 5th Seaforths was the local Territorial unit in both World Wars and several men listed on the memorial served in the unit.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: David Valentine Reply with quote

David Valentine Pte 76327 11th Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regt born Lairg, Sutherland. 08/11/1892 enlisted Aberdeen residence Lairg Age 24 Killed in Action F & F 07-Jun-17 Son of Joseph Valentine, 20 Caledonian Rd; Edinburgh & the late Margaret Keith Valentine. 1901 Census: Brown Villa, Lairg. Sherwood Foresters formerly 1400 (H.F.Coy R E) B Coy City Roll of Honour : 67 Rose St; Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 39 & 41 City & Lairg
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Kenneth McLeod A/L/Sgt 292132 1st Gordon Highlanders e Golspie Age 23 Died of Wounds F & F 29/08/1918 CWGC has MacLeod. Son of Norman and Catherine Macleod, of Cardhu, Inver, Lochinver, Sutherlandshire. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Bad-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval Fr 0103 Plot III Row C Grave 27 AJ 04-10-18 P4: Lairg
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