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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Nairn Reply with quote

Nairn - Nairn District
UKNIWM Ref no. 5899 &8721

The Nairn war memorial is a tall freestone fluted classical column with Roman ionic capital set on an unusual octagonal pedestal which rests on a low plinth. A wreath, thistle, rose and shamrock are carved in relief around the capital.
The monument is located in gardens at the junction of Cawdor Street and Millbank Crescent.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some recent photos




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Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will post the roll of honour when I have decoded my photo's.

Two of the benches were presented in 1993 (75th anniversary of the end of the Great War) by the Nairn Seaforth Club and RBL respectively.

I will also enquire whether or not there is the intention to add to the memorial the name of Flt Lt Al Squires, a former resident of Nairn, who was killed in Afghanistan - see my signature.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roll of honour:

Nairn

1914 – 1918

Their Name Liveth For Evermore

Burgh and Parish of Nairn

Sister Isobel M Mackintosh RRC
Maj John M MacAndrew Recruiting Office
Capt Donald N Mackenzie H M Transport Service
Lt Malcom G E Blane 5th Cameron Hrs
Lt Ian Clark Seaforth Hrs
Lt J E K Hall S Wales Borderers
Lt Ian M MacAndrew 1st Seaforth Hrs
Lt Robert McLean Royal Engineers
Lt Charles B Robertson RFA
Lt William A Whitelaw 3rd A & S Hrs
Lt Geoffrey L Whitelaw Household Batt
Skipper John Barron Royal Naval Reserve
Skipper James McIntosh MMR
QM Sgt Donald Campbell RFA
QM Sgt D Mathieson Seaforth Hrs
Sgt William S Douglas Cameron Hrs
Sgt C MacLean 5th Seaforth Hrs
Sgt D Mair 4th Cameron Hrs
Sgt John Patience 4th Cameron Hrs
L Sgt Robert W Mc Arthur DCM 5th Royal Scots
Cpl A M Baillie Sherwood Foresters
Cpl Donald Fraser Royal Defence Corps
Cpl David A Fraser Cameron Hrs
Cpl Richard Grant 47th Canadians
Cpl James MacGregor 1st Cameron Hrs
Cpl J MacNay 2nd Seaforth Hrs
Cpl Thomas Mackenzie 4th Cameron Hrs
Cpl John McNeil 1st Seaforth Hrs
Cpl Roderick S Munro 1st Seaforth Hrs
Cpl William R Shaw RAMC
L Cpl Robert Innes ASC
L Cpl Archibald C McDonald 1/6th Seaforth Hrs
L Cpl James McIntosh 7th Cameron Hrs
L Cpl James MacMillan Australians
L Cpl Ernest A K Miller 16th Canadian Inf Bn
Commander Fitzroy Hall Royal Navy
Capt Kenneth McKay MC 6th Gordon Hrs
Lt John Bain Canadian MGC
Lt Ian H S Clarke Ind Army (5th Rifles)
Lt Peter Gordon Kings Royal Rifles
Lt James M Laing MGC
Lt James L Mackintosh Indian Army
Lt Alex D Mann 1/6th Seaforth Hrs
Lt Ian S Robertson 7th Cameron Hrs
Lt Robert H L Whitelaw Household Batt
Lt C G Gordon Wilson Scottish Rifles
Skipper William Davidson HMD Greatheart
Skipper Roderick Ralph DSC Royal Naval Reserve
QM Sgt James Innes Mons Star 1st Seaforth Hrs
Sgt Colin Bain 1st Seaforth Hrs
Sgt Alexander Johnston 1/4th Cameron Hrs
Sgt George S Macrae Black Watch
Sgt W D Noble 1st Seaforth Hrs
Sgt W J Reid DCM Scottish rifles
Cpl John Barron RGA
Petty Officer William M Duggie RNR
Cpl Charles Fraser 1st R Scots Fus
Cpl James Gordon 1st Seaforth Hrs
Cpl Duncan Macgregor 6th Seaforth Hrs
Cpl K McHattie 2nd Cameron Hrs
Cpl A McKechnie Canadians
Cpl Alexander Mackinnon Seaforth Hrs
Cpl H Montgomery HLI
Cpl J B Robertson Cameron Hrs
L Cpl James J Alexander 4th Cameron Hrs
L Cpl William MacBean Seaforth Hrs
L Cpl A R Macdonell Seaforth Hrs
L Cpl John McNeil 1/4th Cameron Hrs
L Cpl Donald G Melven 1/4th Cameron Hrs
L Cpl Patrick N Rose S African Inf
L Cpl William Ross 2nd ?
L Cpl Harry A Stuart Northumberland Fusiliers
Pte A Allan Scots Fusiliers
Pte Hugh Barron MGC
Pte James M Bochel Canadian Engineers
Pte ? D Cameron Canadian Scottish
Pte Hugh Campbell 1st Life Guards
Pte James D Campbell 1/6th Seaforth Hrs
Trooper A Clark 5th Dragoon Guards
Pte Stuart W Clark New Zealanders
Pte James Dillon 3rd Seaforth Hrs
Pte Donald Douglas Canadians
Seaman John Findlay Petrol Service
Seaman J Fletcher Indefatigable
Pte J Fraser 5th Cameron Hrs
Rifleman Charles D Fraser 6th Kings R Rifles
Pte Alexander Fraser 7th Cameron Hrs
Pte Alexander Fraser 7th Cameron Hrs
Pte Peter Fraser 29th Canadians
Pte Peter Fraser 5th Seaforth Hrs
Pte John Forsyth 1st Gordon Hrs
Seaman James Grant Petrol Service
Pte W Grant Cameron Hrs
Pte John Narron 2/1st Bty Inverness RHA
Seaman W Jamieson Petrol Service
Pte Robert T M Lapham 5th Cameron Hrs
Pte Peter McBain 5th Royal Scots
Pte Alexander McDonald 5th Cameron Hrs
Pte Archibald E MacDonald 4th ? Section
Pte William MacDonald 2nd Seaforth Hrs
Pte John McIntosh 2nd Seaforth Hrs
Pte William MacKay Cameron Hrs
Pte Duncan Mackenzie 5th Seaforth Hrs
Pte John A P McKillop 2nd Cameron Hrs
Pte Alexander Macintosh 3rd L S Batt Cameron Hrs
Pte John Mackintosh 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte John MacLennan Seaforth Hrs
Pte Alexander McLean 4th Seaforth Hrs
Pte Alexander McNeil 2nd Cameron Hrs
Pte A Macrae Black Watch
Seaman ?
Pte D Mann HLI
Pte James Masson 3rd Cameron Hrs
Pte Hugh W Melven 5th Royal Scots
Pte Donald Norson 5th Seaforth Hrs
Pte M Nicholson 1st Seaforth Hrs
Pte Alexander Noble Canadians
Seaman George Ralph Petrol Service
Pte Alastair Reid Scots Guards
Pte Alexander Riddell Canadians
Pte George Ross 5th Black Watch
Pte John Ross 2nd Seaforth Hrs
Pte William Ross Canadians
Pte Alexander Shaw 7th Gordon Hrs
Pte David S Sinclair 6th Manchesters
Pte John Sivid ? ? Joint Transport
Pte James S? Australians
Seaman M String ?
L Cpl A Spence Australians
Ensign William Allan HMD Greatheart
? John Barron Naval ? Reserve
Pte James Barron 1st Canadian Scottish
Pte J Cameron Cameron Hrs
Pte Donald Campbell 5th Royal Scots
Pte James Campbell 40th Canadians
Pte William H Carmichael South African Infantry
Pte John S Cassels 84th Canadians
Pte John G Clark New Zealanders
Seaman John G Cope HMS Cornwall
Pte William Duffus 5th Seaforth Hrs
Seaman Roger W N Duggie Royal Naval Reserve
Seaman Robert Findlayson HMD Greatheart
Pte David Forbes Cameron Hrs
Pte P Fraser Seaforth Hrs
Pte W Morgan Fraser Seaforth Hrs
Pte William Fraser Australians
Gunner Norman Gilzean RGA
Pte John G Grant HLI
Pte John Grant Cameron Hrs
Pte Robert Green HLI
Pte R Mike Helghan 6th Gordon Hrs
Pte John N Lamb 6th Canadians
Pte Alexander McBain MGC
Pte Alexander McCulloch Australians
Gunner M H MacDonald RGA
Pte Harry MacDonald 2nd Cameron Hrs
Pte Angus MacGillivray Seaforth Hrs
Pte James McIntyre Black Watch
Pte Alexander Mackenzie 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte John Mackenzie 7th Seaforth Hrs
Pte Alexander MacIntosh Royal Scots
Pte P Maclachlan Scottish Rifles
Pte J Maclennan Canadians
Pte Donald McLean 5th Black Watch
Pte Murdoch McNeil 2nd Seaforth Hrs
Gunner D Bain Macrae Canadians?
Eng Isaac Main Royal Naval Reserve
Pte Thomas Martin 2nd Scottish Rifles
Seaman John M Mein HMR Bradford
Pte James F Mills Seaforth Hrs
Pte James S Munro 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte D Noble 2nd Seaforth Hrs
Pte James Petrie 2nd Seaforth Hrs
Seaman R H C Rankine HMS Defence
Pte G Reid Black Watch
Pte John Ross HLI
Pte Gordon Ross Seaforth Hrs
Gunner Thomas G Ross Inverness RHA
Pte Alastair Scott 7th Cameron Hrs
Pte J Shearer A & S Hrs
Pte James Sim 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte Duncan Smith 1/4th Cameron Hrs
Pte Albert E Stewart ? Batt
Pte John Urquhart 15th Royal Scots
Pte G Williamson Seaforth Hrs
Pte Francis A Miller R S Fusiliers

Parish of Ardclach

Capt Ewen D Brodie of Lethen 1st Cameron Hrs
L Cpl James Anderson 6th Cameron Hrs
L Cpl William F Mar 1st Cameron Hrs
Pte Alexander Clark 8th Cameron hrs
Gunner Hugh M Forbes Australian MGC
Pte Alexander McRonald 5th Cameron Hrs
Pte Alexander Martin 1st Seaforth Hrs
Seaman William B Mitchell Royal Naval Reserve
Pte John Stephen 4th Cameron Hrs
Lt James MacDonald MC 78th Canadian Batt
L Cpl Alexander Mc Queban 7th Cameron Hrs
Pte John Black 4th Seaforth Hrs
Pte Peter Clark Royal Fusiliers
Pte Donald Mackenzie 7th Cameron Hrs
Gunner Norman McLee RGA
Pte Fred Masson 4th Gordon Hrs
Pte Alexander Moir 1/4th Cameron Hrs

Parish of Auldearn

Capt Ian Henry Baillie 4th Cameron Hrs
Sgt Maj Hugh Mackenzie MM 6th Canadians
Sgt Alexander Ross 6th Canadians
Cpl John Duff 4th Cameron Hrs
Cpl Alexander Fraser Seaforth Hrs
Cpl Iain MacGregor Motor MG Service
L Cpl Donald Mackenzie 4th Cameron Hrs
L Cpl James R Sinclair 1st Seaforth Hrs
L Cpl James Tulloch 1st Seaforth Hrs
Pte John D Anderson 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte Donald Cameron 2nd Seaforth Hrs
Pte Alexander Campbell 1st Scots Guards
Pte Peter Fraser 4th Cameron Hrs
Trooper John M Grant Lovat Scouts
Pte George James 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte William MacBean Seaforth Hrs
Pte Alexander MacDonald Seaforth Hrs
Pte Peter MacDougall 65th Canadians
Pte Roger Mackenzie Seaforth Hrs
Pte Thomas MacQueen 2nd Seaforth Hrs
Pte Alexander Martin 2nd Seaforth Hrs
Pte Robert Masson Canadians
Pte John Sellar South Africans
Pte James Smith 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte Donald Sutherland 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte Alexander Tulloch Seaforth Hrs
Capt Douglas E Brodie 1st Cameron Hrs
Sgt Gilbert Falconer 4th Cameron Hrs
Sgt James Bonallo Smith 4th Cameron Hrs
Cpl Daniel Fraser 4th Cameron Hrs
Cpl Alexander Mackenzie 4th Cameron Hrs
L Cpl William Shaw 2nd Seaforth Hrs
L Cpl James Stronach 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte Adam Cameron 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte James K Cameron 7th Seaforth Hrs
Pte William Fraser 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte John Grant 5th Cameron Hrs
Pte Harold Iles 3rd Seaforth Hrs
Pte Malcolm Lamont 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte James MacBean Canadians
Pte Donald MacDougal 1/7th Gordon Hrs
Pte William Mackenzie Seaforth Hrs
Pte Robert MacIntosh 6th Seaforth Hrs
Pte Alexander Macrae 6th Seaforth Hrs
Pte Edwin Masson Royal Engineers
Pte James G Nicholson 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte Duncan Smith 4th Cameron Hrs
Pte John Stephen 6th Seaforth Hrs
Pte Duncan Thomson 6th Seaforth Hrs
Pte William Tulloch 6th Seaforth Hrs
Pte Alexander J Watson 6th Gordon Hrs

Parish of Cawdor

Lt Col The Hon Eric Campbell DSC Seaforth Hrs
Sgt Maj James Bruce DCM Gordon Hrs
Cpl Alexander Fraser Cameron Hrs
Cpl Robert Mackenzie Machine Gun Corps
L Cpl Duncan A Clark Cameron Hrs
L Cpl William Ross Seaforth Hrs
Pte Adam Cameron Cameron Hrs
Pte John C Douglas Cameron Hrs
Pte John Fraser Gordon Hrs
Pte John McIntosh Cameron Hrs
Pte Angus McRitchie Seaforth Hrs
Pte David Ross Cameron Hrs
Pte Donald Russell Australians
Gunner Peter Shaw Canadian RA
Pte Andrew Vass 1st Cameron Hrs

Parish of Croy

Capt H E Pope MC (SAP) RGA
Sgt James Adam KOSB
Sgt Roderick McLennan Gordon Hrs
L Cpl James Mathieson Cameron Hrs
L Cpl Alexander Webster Seaforth Hrs
Pte Peter Lowe Cameron Hrs
Pte Roderick McKechnie Seaforth Hrs
Pte John McLean Cameron Hrs
Trooper Duncan McLennan Lovat Scouts
Pte John W Wallace High Lt Inf
Lt James Kennedy Cameron Hrs
Sgt David MacGregor Scots Guards
Cpl Donald Mathieson Cameron Hrs
L Cpl Peter MacDonald Cameron Hrs
L Cpl Robert Webster Cameron Hrs
Pte Duncan McGillivray Cameron Hrs
Pte Alexander McKenzie Seaforth Hrs
Pte Kenneth McLean Gordon Hrs
Pte John A McLennan Cameron Hrs


1939 – 1945

Burgh and Parish of Nairn

Navigator James H Adamson RAF
Driver Frank Allan RC Signals
Fireman James Allan Overseas NFS
A/B Robert Main Baillie MN
Pte William Barron 2nd Camerons
Seaman William Barron MN
Lt William S F Borwick 5th Seaforths
Lt David Leith Buchanan Royal Artillery
Sgt Hugh Campbell 5th Camerons
L/C John Challighan 2nd Seaforths
Commander Alexander R Chalmer RN
John Chisholm ARP Civil Defence
Seaman James Main Coggs MN
Seaman Robert Main Coggs MN
Cpl George B Davidson RE
Cadet Donald P Dick-Cleland RAF
QM Benjamin Ellen MN
O/Sig David M Ellen RN
Pte James M Ellen RAOC
Cpl George J Everden 2nd Seaforths
Major Keith I Falconer 4/10th Gurkha Rifles
Lt Hamish B M Farley 5th Camerons
P O William Findlater RN
Lt John F Flugel 2nd Seaforths
Seaman George Forbes RN
A B James Fraser RN
A B Alfred J Geddes RN
Sgt Donald F Grant 5th Camerons
A B George a R Grenier RNVR
Pte Walter Gunn 5th Camerons
Pipe-Major John Hannah 6th Black Watch
Cook Roderick I Hay RN
Sgt Robert H Henderson HLI
Pte Charles Hill 5th Camerons
Pte Kenneth Jamieson 2nd KOSB
Capt George R Longmuir Argyll and Sutherlands
L/Bdr William McM MacDonald Maritime Regt RA
A/C Duncan MacDonell RAF
Sgt (B) Alexander D MacGillivray RAFVR
Cpl Thomas MacGregor 1st Airborne Div
PC Thomas McHattie Metropolitan Police
L A/C Alexander Mackay RAF
L/Stoker Charles Mackay RN
Pte Frederick Mackenzie 2nd Camerons
Q M George U Mackenzie MN
Pte James Mackenzie 1st Gordons
Boy (1st Class) John Mackenzie RN
Pte Lewis Mackenzie 6th Seaforths
Pte Alexander Mackintosh ACC
Cpl John Mackintosh 2nd Camerons
Brig John R Mackintosh-Walker Seaforths
Flt/Sgt Navgr Robert Mackintosh RAF
L/Cpl Donald MacLeod London Scottish
Guardsman Donald A MacLeod Scots Guards
Piper Peter A Macrae 2nd Seaforths
W/O David Main RAF
Cpl Norman G Medhurst Royal Tank Corps
2nd Hand Robert M Mein RNR
Sgt William J Miller 5th Camerons
Pte Alexander Milne 5th Camerons
3rd Officer John Milne MN
Pte James E Mirzan 5th Camerons
Pte Angielo Morganti ACC
Lt Robert S M Pearson RE
C P O Roderick Ralph RNR
Pte Donald Reid 5th Camerons
A B Donald J Robertson MN
Sgt Kitchener S Robertson 1st SAS Regt
F/Sgt David Rose RAF
Boy (1st Class) Alexander Shaw RN
Cpl Ronald Shearer Camerons
A B James McL Smith RN
A/C I William G Smith RAF
Gnr George Strachan Australians
Paymaster Lt Leslie Sutherland RN
Pte Lewis Sutherland 4th Camerons
Gnr Davis Taylor RA
Cdt Thomas M Thompson-Horan RAF
F/Sgt (E) Robert Thompson-Horan RAF
L/Stoker Alexander Thomson RN
Cpl Albert J Tough RE
Seaman Daniel Wallace The Black Watch
Pte William I Wallace 6th Seaforths

Parish of Ardclach

F/Sgt David T Mackintosh RAF
Pte James C McLennan 2/11 Australians
Cpl George Manson 5th Seaforths
Pte Alfred Ross 4th Camerons
Sgt John L Stuart RAF
Sgt Ian Swann RAF
Pte George I Wildgoose RAOC

Parish of Auldearn

Sgt W/Op Albert J Arnott RAF
Gnr John Asher RA
Sgt Adam B Fraser RAF
Sgt Stephen Fraser RAFVR
A/C2 William G Glashan RAF
Major Alistair Grant 5th Camerons
Sgt Donald Macarthur 5th Camerons
Gnr Donald McL McKenzie RA
Pte Robert Wilson Camerons

Parish of Cawdor

Sgt Peter Cameron Camerons
Dvr Euan R Clark RASC
A/C2 Thomas Cummings RAFVR
Gnr James A Macarthur RA
Pte Donald Mackintosh Camerons
Cpl John Mackintosh RAF
F/O Francis M Morrison RAFVR
Pte John A H Robertson Seaforths
Lt James Younie Camerons Attached King’s African Rifles

Parish of Croy

Sgt Robert W Fraser RAF
Pte John G Grant Seaforths
Cpl Donald R MacCulloch Camerons
Lt Hugh Rose of Kilravock The Black Watch
Sgt Alexander C Tulloch 5th Camerons

Post 1945

Pte James Murdoch Seaforth Highlanders Malaya 1949
Pte James D Butler KOSB Korea 1951
Pte John A McIntosh Parachute Regiment Aden 1967
L/Cpl David Lang QOH Northern Ireland 1979

Persian Gulf 1991

Pte John Lang Queen’s Own Highlanders
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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: Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will provide copies of the photograph of individual's names if required. Some parts are beginning to weather.

I will correct some of my mistakes above at the earliest opportunity.

Roxy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking into Isobel MACKINTOSH with the help of Jim Strawbridge of GWF. I was interested that a woman was the first name on the memorial.

I'll get back with any details.

Roxy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only woman listed on the Clyne War Memorial is also given first position in an otherwise alphabetical list.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In New Galloway, Jane Nodwell is in last place on an otherwise alphabetical list.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:30 am    Post subject: Flt Lt Allan Squires Reply with quote

I have just sent the following to the Nairn Ward Forum of The Highland Council.

"Although I am not an inhabitant of Nairn, I can find no other forum in which to pose my question; so please allow a little latitude.

Nairn has, since the end of the Great War, commemorated the men and women of the town who have given their lives in the service of their country - including conflicts since the end of the Second World War.

Flt Lt Allan Squires died on 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan, along with 13 other members of Crew3 No 120 Sqn Royal Air Force. Flt Lt Squires has yet to be commemorated on the Nairn War Memorial.

Can you give me details of when (or who to contact if this is not council business) his name will be added to your memorial? Moreover, if it is not the council's intention to add his name to the memorial, I would like details of your reasoning.

Your help is appreciated."

I will post any response.
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Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:52 am    Post subject: Sister Isobel MACKINTOSH Reply with quote

Folks, I forgot to post my findings re: Isobel.

Thanks to Jim Strawbridge on the GWF:

Isabel MacIntosh was the daughter of Mr A.R. MacIntosh of Glenlyon Lodge, Nairn and Kincorth, Forres, Morayshire. She had received her four years training at the Prince of Wales’ General Hospital, London and volunteered for service at the outbreak of war. From 1914 to 1916 she served in hospitals at Wimereux, Calais and Le Torquet. In 1917 she was appointed as Sister at Bermondsey Military Hospital, Ladywell. She had been night superintendant there before becoming sister in charge and she served there until her death from acute influenza/pneumonia on the 10th July 1918 aged 31. She was known affectionally as “Sister Mac” by her colleagues and patients. She had been awarded the Royal Red Cross (2nd Class). (copyright - Jim Strawbridge 2007)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Nairn Ward Manager of The Highland Council got back to me regarding the addition of Flt Lt Al Squires to the Nairn War Memorial. (Her response was quite quick - I've just taken time to add it here!)

She informed me that the council are responsible for coordinating the arrangements for Remembrance Day services and for keeping the area nice - they intend to plant flowers in June - they are not responsible for the addition of names. She suggested contacting the RBL.

I have done and will post their response.

Roxy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RBL were unable to help:

'The Royal British Legion has no jurisdiction whatsoever in the process of adding names to existing War Memorials. The adding of new names to War Memorials is a very complicated subject.

I would strongly recommend that you seek further guidance from the War Memorial Trust, they are experts on matters concerning War Memorials , their contact details:'

I will take their advice.

Furthermore, John Burnett has suggested that I contact the Nairn Councillors direct - sounds like a great idea!

As ever, I will keep you informed.

Roxy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The War Memorial Trust responded:

"Dear Mr Roxburgh,

WAR MEMORIALS TRUST

Thank you for contacting War Memorials Trust, the national charity dedicated to the protection and conservation of our war memorial heritage.

As the creation of war memorials has traditionally been organised locally, with there being no central directives or government funding, the question of who is or is not commemorated and the form in which their details are recorded is usually held to be a local matter. There are no definitive ‘rules’ for the names included on war memorials. This is why some war memorials include those who died of wounds or disease (during or after a war) as well as those killed in action, or include civilian alongside service casualties. The decision about who was commemorated was made locally and so continues to be a local decision.

Please note that the War Memorials (Local Authorities’ Powers) Act of 1923 and subsequent amendments allow for the correction of errors in a war memorial’s inscription and additions to make a war memorial serve for conflicts subsequent to that for which it was erected. The provisions of the War Memorials (Local Authorities’ Powers) Act would therefore enable the local council to add or correct names on any war memorial within its area, whether it owns the memorial or not. However, one consideration is the status of the existing war memorial. Some war memorials are listed structures, i.e. included on the statutory list of buildings of architectural or historic interest. This does not necessarily mean that they cannot be changed, but that listed building consent may be needed from the local planning authority.

If you wish to have Flt Lt Squires’ name added to the memorial in Nairn, then I would suggest that you contact the Conservation Officer at the local authority (normally in the Planning Department) about this.

I should also mention that War Memorials Trust administers the Small Grants Scheme which can help fund various war memorial projects across the UK, including the addition of names to existing war memorials. The scheme can fund up to 50% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of £2500. You can find further information about the grant scheme on our website, www.warmemorials.org.

I hope that this information answers your query, but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Nancy Treves
Administrator"

Furthermore, I have sent the following (individually and collectively) to Nairn councillors and will, of course, post their response.

"Dear Provost and Councillors,

Flight Lieutenant Allan Squires was until 2 September 2006 a resident of Nairn; his widow and children remain in Nairn. Allan was killed along with 13 other members of the crew of Nimrod XV230 whilst in support of Operation HERRICK in Afghanistan on 2 September 2006. Nairn has honoured its servicemen and women who have died in the service of their country since the Great War by naming them on its War Memorial; Flight Lieutenant Allan Squires is the exception to that rule. Regardless of the politics surrounding the United Kingdom's involvement in Afghanistan, it is only right that Nairn continues to honour the servicemen and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and I ask you to do your utmost to ensure the addition to the Nairn War Memorial of Flight Lieutenant Allan Squires.

Yours aye,

Roxy"
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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: Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great information and thanks for posting it. Good luck with the campaign.

\Paul
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An almost immediate response from Councillor Liz MacDonald from Nairn. She agrees that Al should be added to the War Memorial and, although she is unsure of the process, can see no show stoppers!

I'll keep you all informed - but it is looking good.

Roxy
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