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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:21 pm    Post subject: Berriedale War Memorial, Caithness (T) Reply with quote

Berriedale War Memorial, Caithness
Location: Off A9 in middle of hamlet. Beside bridge
OS Ref: ND 118 227

This memorial commemorates those who seved as well as those who died. It was the first public war memorial erected in Caithness after the war. The little figure at the top is St Andrew.

The photos were taken early in the morning in poor light so apologies for the quality.











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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A list of the names on this memorial

1914-1918

BRUCE , Robert , Private , Gordon Highlanders , Berriedale
CALDER , George B , Private , Canadian Expeditionary Force , Braemore
GRANT , Thomas K A , Sergeant , Seaforth Highlanders , Braemore
GUNN , Alexander , Sergeant , MM, Otago Infantry , New Zealand Imperial Force , Berriedale
MACGREGOR , Alexander , Private , Highland Light Infantry , Berriedale
MACGREGOR , James , Private , South African Infantry , Berriedale
MACGREGOR , George , Lance Sergeant , South African Infantry , Berriedale
MACIVOR , William , Private , King's Own Scottish Borderers , Berriedale
MACKAY , John , Private , Rifle Brigade , New Zealand Imperial Force , Berriedale
MACKAY , Donald , Private , Royal Scots , Berriedale
MILLER , John , Private , Army Cycle Corps , Berriedale
MILLER , Robert , Private , Seaforth Highlanders , Berriedale
SUTHERLAND , Donald , Private , Seaforth Highlanders , Berriedale
SUTHERLAND , James , Private , Seaforth Highlanders , Berriedale
SUTHERLAND , William , Private , Agricultural Coy. , Labour Corps , Berriedale
SUTHERLAND , Donald R , Private , Lovat Scouts , Braemore
SUTHERLAND , David , Private , Seaforth Highlanders , Braemore
SUTHERLAND James R Corporal New Zealand Imperial Force , Braemore
THOMSON , James , Private , Otago Mounted Rifles , New Zealand Imperial Force , Berriedale

1939-1945
FORBES , John Henderson , Sergeant , Australian Imperial Force
GEDDES , James , Private , Seaforth Highlanders
MACKAY , John Hamilton , Private , Pioneer Corps
SUTHERLAND , Charles Gordon Ross , Lance Corporal , 7th Bn , Seaforth Highlanders

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Berriedale, War Memorial

Type of Site: War Memorial
NMRS Number: ND12SW 84
Map reference: ND 1182 2266
Parish: Latheron
Council: Highland
Former District: Caithness
Former Region: Highland
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more photos of this memorial:























The inscription in this last one reads:
    This memorial was given to the County of Caithness by the Duke of Portland in 1920.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From The Scotsman 28 September 1920

    WAR MEMORIALS

    BERRIEDALE. The first war memorial completed in the county of Caithness was unveiled on Saturday by the Duchess of Portland. The monument, which has been erected entirely at the expense of the Duke of Portland, occupies a picturesque site in Berriedale Glen beside the High road. The monument is from a design of Sir Ernest George, R.A., and Mr Alfred Yeates, F.R.I.B.A., and is of simple, classical form in grey Kemnay granite, about 25 feet high, set on a stone-paved terrace about 30 feet square, and is surmounted by a figure of St Andrew cast in bronze, from a model by the sculptor, Mr Basil Gotto. The panel fronting the public road bears an inscription cast in bronze, and the north and south side panels contain not only the names of those who were killed or wounded, but also the names and regimental particulars of all who served. Of the 68 men who served, 19 were killed, and 15 were wounded. At the ceremony, which took place in the afternoon in pleasant weather, there was a parade of about 50 members of the Berriedale and Dunbeath Post of the Comrades of the Great War. Among the Duke's party were Lord and Lady Titchfield, Lord Morven, Mr and Mrs Gerald Lee, and Major Baker Carr, Rev. W. Caird Taylor, B.D., parish minister, presided, and conducted service. Thereafter the Duchess of Portland unveiled the monument, and the monument was dedicated by Mr Caird Taylor. The Duke of Portland afterwards addressed the gathering.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:34 am    Post subject: Pte. William Gow Sutherland McIvor Reply with quote

WW1
BERRIEDALE
William MacIvor, K.O.S.B., Gallipoli, 6 June 1915

(Glasgow Herald 6th July 1915)
"Private William McIvor, 1st K.O.S.B., has been killed in action at the Dardanelles. Private McIvor, who was a son of Mr James McIvor, 35 Waverley Gardens, Crossmyloof, and late of The Cottage Hospital, Berriedale, Caithness, was with his regiment in India at the outbreak of the war, and returned home at the end of the year. He was sent to the Dardanelles in April."

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McIVOR, W G S
Rank: Private
Service No: 9866
Date of Death: 06/06/1915
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. 58.
Cemetery: PINK FARM CEMETERY, HELLES

SNWM
Surname: McIVOR
Forename: William Gow Sutherland
Rank: Pte
Service number: 9866
Place of birth: Barony
Date of death: 6 June 1915
Theatre of death: Dardanelles
Cause of death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Other detail: 1st Bn.
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Robert Bruce Private 3/6971 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Horsham e Aberdeen Age 19 Killed in Action West-Vlaanderen, Belgium 19/12/1914 Soldiers Effects: Widow: Margaret W. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres M. R. 29 Panel 38
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surname FORBES.
Forename John Henderson
Rank Pte
Service number VX12493
Decoration
Place of birth
Date of death 12 September 1944
Theatre of death Java
Cause of death Unknown
BORN IN SCOTLAND.
Other detail 105 G.T. Coy.

FORBES, JOHN HENDERSON.
Rank:Private
Service No:VX14293
Date of Death:12/09/1944
Age:37
Regiment/Service:Australian Army Service Corps A.I.F. 1 Corps. Petrol Pk.
Panel Reference:Panel 23.
Memorial:LABUAN MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of William James Forbes and Dolina Morrison Forbes; husband of Annie Lizzie Forbes, of Carnegie North, Victoria.

Labuan War Cemetery and Memorial is on the small island of Labuan (part of Sabah, Malaysia) in Brunei Bay, off the coast of north-west Borneo.
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