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BONAR BRIDGE (Creich). Highland (WW1/WW2) - Sutherland

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:11 am    Post subject: BONAR BRIDGE (Creich). Highland (WW1/WW2) - Sutherland Reply with quote

Criech War Memorial, Bonar Bridge
Location: In centre of village next to road bridge. Beside A9
OS NGR: NC
Date of Original Unveiling: 26th February 1923
Number of Pre-1914 Names: N/A
Number of WW1 Names: 46
Number of WW2 Names: 16
Number of Post-1945 Names: N/A
Memorial Type: Statue











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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the names in alphabetical order:

1914-1918

BIRNIE , George , Trooper, Lovat Scouts
BLACK , Donald , Private , Lovat Scouts
CALDER , William , Private , Royal Scots
CAMPBELL , John , Private , 1st Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
DUFF , Walter , Corporal , 16th Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force
ELLIOT , William , Private MM , 8th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
GORDON , Alexander , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
GRAY , John , Private , London Scottish
LESLIE , Alexander , Private , 9th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
LEVY , George , Private , 43rd Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force
LEVY , Hector , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
LEVY , John , Trooper, Lovat Scouts
LOGAN , James , Able Seaman, Royal Navy
MacKAY , Alexander , Private , Gordon Highlanders
MacKAY , George , Private , Canadian Expeditionary Force
MacKAY , Ebeneezer , Private , 10th Bn Royal Highlanders
MacKENZIE , Alexander , Private , Army Service Corps
MacKENZIE , Duncan M , Private , 17th Bn Highland Light Infantry
MacKENZIE , George T , Private , 1st Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacKENZIE , James , Trooper, Lovat Scouts
MacKINNON , Neil , Private , 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacKINTOSH , Lachlan , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacLEAN , Thomas M , Corporal , Australian Artillery
MacLEAN , Kemp , Lieutenant , 13th Bn The Royal Scots
MacLEAN , Alexander , Sergeant , Australian Imperial Force
MacLEAY , George M , Lieutenant , 8th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacLEAY , Charles , Private , 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacLENNAN , John , Private , 6th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MacNEIL , Francis , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MARTIN , Martin , Private , 15th Bn Highland Light Infantry
MOWAT , Andrew , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MUNRO , Henry M , Private , 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MUNRO , Robert , Private , 1st Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MURRAY , Donald , Corporal , 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders
MURRAY , Lindsay , Gunner , Royal Field Artillery
MURRAY , Thomas , Trooper, Lovat Scouts
NEISH , Alexander , Company Sergeant Major, 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
POLSON , Peter , Signaller , 6th Bn Gordon Highlanders
ROSS , Donald , Private , Army Service Corps
ROSS , Hector , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
ROSS , John , Private , 5th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
ROSS , Donald , Trooper, Lovat Scouts
SUTHERLAND , John F , Corporal , 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders
THOM , Angus , Private , 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders
WATSON , William , Gunner , Royal Garrison Artillery
WILL , Alfred W , Captain, 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders, Military Cross

1939-1945

BARTLETT , John , Corporal, 5th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders
BETHUNE , Daniel M , Sergeant, 5th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders
CALDER , John , Piper, 5th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders
CHALMERS , Alexander W L , Able Seaman, Royal Navy
CLARK , H E , Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force
DENEAUX , Raymond , Private, Canadian Forestry Corps
GUNN , D , Sergeant, Royal Air Force
MacDONALD , J M , Leading Telegraphist, Royal Navy
MacDONALD , John , Lance Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps
MacKAY , Findlay C G , Private, 1st Bn The London Scottish
MacKENZIE , Robert , Driver, Royal Army Service Corps
MacKINNON , W M , Driver, Royal Army Service Corps
MacNEIL , Ian , Driver, Royal Army Service Corps
MATHESON , William J , Private, 5th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders
ROSS , James , Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force
WOODWARD , A , Engine Room Articifer, Royal Navy


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For more information on the names on this memorial please go to the appropriate list on this forum using the link below

First World War

Sutherland’s Great War Dead A-E

Sutherland’s Great War Dead F-L

Sutherland’s Great War Dead Mc / Mac

Sutherland’s Great War Dead M

Sutherland’s Great War Dead N-R

Sutherland’s Great War Dead S-Y

Second World War

Sutherland’s Second World War Dead A-L

Sutherland’s Second World War Dead Mc / Mac

Sutherland’s Second World War Dead M-Z

Post-War

Sutherland’s Post-1945 War Dead

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are scans of a photocopy of the leaflet handed out at the unveiling. I was kindly sent this by the local branch of the RBL a few years ago.

Note that one of the psalms is a salm in Gaelic.







Col A.L MacMillan was present at most, if not all, of the Sutherland War Memorial unveilings in the early 1920s even if he didn't unveil them.
I think he was the commanding officer of the newly raised 4th /5th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders T.A. at the time.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From a recent visit:


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Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL: 02.12.1916
STANLEY SOLDIER DIES

Mr annd Mrs W.A. M'Kay, Percy Street, Stanley, have been notified that their third son, Signaller Eben Grant M'Kay, Black Watch, has died of dysentery at Salonika. Signaller M'Kay was a grandson of Mr Ebenezer Grant, Migdale, Bonar Bridge, Sutherlandshire, and, prior to the outbreak of the war, worked on his grandfather's farm. He was a promising lad of 18 years of age.
Mr and Mrs M'Kay have two other sons serving their King and country - one in the Seaforths and another in the Black Watch.

Also commemorated on the Stanley War Memorial, Perthshire;

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=251&highlight=stanley

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Just had a look at the Stanley link and Eben McKay listed under Camerons there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any further detail on the sculptor/figure etc. ?
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
Any further detail on the sculptor/figure etc. ?


Sorry Mark. Not at the moment although more detail should come out of this award:

This was one of the memorials which was awarded a renovation grant on 20th February through the Scottish Government's Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund:

Creich, Lairg Road, Bonar Bridge, Ardgay, Highlands (WM1626) Grant offer: £10,693
The railings surrounding the memorial are in ‘Poor’ condition due to flanking paint which is allowing water to corrode the ironwork.

The grant funding will help fund the restoration of the original ironwork railings. This will include the removal of the existing paint and corrosion and where necessary the replacement of sections of badly corroded ironwork.

In addition, access to the memorial will be improved as the gate will be widen ensuring everyone can get to the memorial to pay their tribute.

Details of memorial can be found at
www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/node/14166
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:20 am    Post subject: Peter Gibson Polson - Bonar Bridge Reply with quote

Peter Gibson Polson Pte S/21815 6th Gordon Highlanders e Nairn Age 19 Died Home 12/09/1918 Son of John Polson, of Bonar Bridge, Ardgay. Soldiers Will 3 Pages. GOLSPIE CEMETERY Main 446
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