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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject: Dores (T) Reply with quote

Dores - Inverness District

The Dores war memorial takes the form of a memorial arched gateway to the kirkyard. The commemoration and names of the dead are listed on two bronze panels set into the face of the archway. As far as I know there is no listing of any WWII dead but I could not get access inside the kirk on my last visit.
Dores was the location of a small pottery established by the Surrey artist Mary Fraser-Tytler, wife of artist G.F. Watts. The couple were pioneers of the arts and crafts movement and hoped to generate employment by teaching local people the skills required to produce high quality pottery (mainly large garden vases). The venture was not a success but apparently some panels found in the pottery were used in the design for the face of the war memorial. These panels were said to be similar to those used at the Chapel in Compton, Surrey, and so were probably the work of Mary Fraser-Tytler, or Louis Reid Deuchars, the manager of the pottery who had also worked in the Surrey Chapel. Unfortunately these panels have not survived the weather.
The memorial stands in the village at the entrance to the kirk.
For more information on Louis Reid Deuchars see the 'Sculptors' section at the end of the forum.


The inscriptions on the panels below read:
'TO GIVE UNTO
THEM
BEAUTY FOR
ASHES
OIL OF JOY FOR
MOURNING'

AND

'THE GARMENT
OF PRAISE
FOR THE SPIRIT
OF HEAVINESS'







WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
CAMERON A.G. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS CAPTAIN
CAMERON J. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
FRASER D.S. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
FRASER T. LOVAT SCOUTS LANCE CORPORAL
FRASER-TYTLER E.C. LOVAT SCOUTS COLONEL
FRASER-TYTLER P.S. ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY CAPTAIN
GRAHAM A. CANADIANS SERGEANT 10TH CANADIANS
GRANT A. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY PRIVATE
JOHNSTONE D. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MACBEAN D. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS CORPORAL
MACDONALD J. ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS PRIVATE
MACDONALD R. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MACKAY J. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MACKENZIE J. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
MACKINTOSH L. GORDON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
PATERSON J.H. CAMERON HIGHLANDERS PRIVATE
URQUHART D. GORDON HIGHLANDERS LANCE CORPORAL MILITARY MEDAL
WHYTE C. LOVAT SCOUTS PRIVATE MILITARY MEDAL
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a watercolour of the Dores war memorial as it would have originally appeared. Louise Boreham and the South Loch Ness Heritage Group are of the opinion that the watercolour was a study for the memorial by Mary Seaton (wife of G.F. Watts). The background is nothing like Dores and they suspect Mary Seaton painted the work in Compton where she lived and where the decorative panels intended for the memorial were originally located. The panels are the same as those above the door of the Compton Memorial Chapel and may have been spare ones made when the chapel was being built. I wonder if a cast could be made of those in the Compton Memorial Chapel which would allow the Dores memorial to be restored to its original condition?
The images are supplied and reproduced by kind permission of the South Loch Ness Heritage Group and my thanks to them for all their help and assistance.
Copyright South Loch Ness Heritage Group.

Above is the watercolour as it has been eMailed to me.
Below is an enhanced image which shows the details more clearly.


And a photo of an old postcard from Louise Boreham's collection, supplied and reproduced by kind permission of Louise Boreham.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Dores Parish Church
Alternative Names: Church Of Scotland; Watch House; Sunday School House; War Memorial Entrance
Type of Site: Burial Ground, Church, Mort House, War Memorial, Watch House
NMRS Number: NH63NW 56
Map reference: NH 6009 3501
Parish: Dores
Council: Highland
Former District: Inverness
Former Region: Highland
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The artist Mary Seaton's full name was Mary Seton Fraser-Tytler and there are two Fraser-Tytlers listed on the memorial. The family owned the local Aldourie estate.

I can only find one one CWGC

FRASER-TYTLER, P S
Initials: P S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "D" Howitzer Bty. 36th Bde
Age: 24
Date of Death: 03/08/1916
Additional information: Son of James William and C. A. Fraser-Tytler, of The Priory, Melrose, Roxburghshire. Born at Woodhouselee, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. E. 10.
Cemetery: PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT

Captain Fraser-Tytler is also listed on the Glencorse War Memorial, Ardvreck School War Memorial, Crieff and has a memorial window in Glencorse Parish Church
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the EC Fraser-Tytler is actually E G for Edward Grant Fraser-Tytler who owned Aldourie and was Mary's half-brother. He had served in the Lovat Scouts in the Boer War and died in 1918. He is not listed on the CWGC database but presumably involved himself on war service during the First World War.

I think I'm right in saying Patrick Fraser-Tytler was his nephew and stepson. Patrick's mother (Christian Alice) married his father's brother (Edward Grant) after his father (James William) died in 1904 and his aunt (Edith Adriana) died in 1910.

The Cameron captain listed will be Allan George Cameron, Edward Grant F-T's son-in-law who married his daughter Hester Fraser-Tytler.

CAMERON, ALLAN GEORGE
Initials: A G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 34
Date of Death: 25/09/1914
Additional information: Son of Donald Cameron of Lochiel 24th Chief of the Clan Cameron, and of Lady Margaret Cameron; husband of Hester V. Cameron (nee Fraser-Tytler), of Aldourie, Inverness. Gazetted Oct., 1899.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1.
Cemetery: BOURG-ET-COMIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:55 pm    Post subject: Lachlan Mackintosh GH Reply with quote

Lachlan Mackintosh Pte S/40475 1st Gordon Highlanders b Dores, Inverness e Inverness Age 25 Killed in Action F&F 28/03/1918 Son of William and Marjory Mackintosh, of Midtown, Duntelchaig, Inverness. 1901 Census: Midtown (duntelchaig). Father's Occ: Farmer. Soldiers Effects: Brother: Donald. John. Thomas. Sister: Kate. Mary. Brother: Alick. Sister: Jessie. London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse Fr 1185 Plot III Row C Grave 03
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 6:26 pm    Post subject: Donald George Urquhart GH MM Reply with quote

Donald George Urquhart A/cpl S/40361 MM 1st Gordon Highlanders b Glen Urquhart, Inverness. e Kirkwall Age 27 Killed in Action F & F 15/06/1918 Son of John & Elizabeth McPherson Urquhart, Cherry Villa, Dores, Inverness. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 The Scotsman 24-07-18 P7: Dores
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:18 pm    Post subject: Restoration Reply with quote

28,130 has been granted by the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund to restore the memorial.

See this article-https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1446721/war-memorial-receives-vital-funding-grant/

WMR 76042 has now been raised to record this memorial
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