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belsyde



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject: Shieldaig Civil memorial Reply with quote

Hi

I have taken pictures on the Civil War Memorial at Shieldaig Grid ref NG818526.

Memorial is on a rock and its hard to get a close up of it, therefore close up views are from the side.

Frances


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belsyde



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erected to the memory of the
The following NCO'S and Men
Who fell in the Great War 1914-1918


L/CPL George A Grant CEF SHIELDAIG
" Alex Gordon Seafth Hghs SHIELDAIG
PTE William Gordon SHIELDAIG
" Duncan Gordon SHIELDAIG
" Roderick Macgregor SHIELDAIG
" Donald N Maclennan SHIELDAIG
Gregor Macdonald " SHEILDAIG
Sgnr John Maclennan RN SHEILDAIG
PTE Alex Mathieson Lovats Scouts KINLOCH
Finlay Macdonald RGA ARDHESLAIG
Thomas M Macrae NZEF CAMUS-AN-EILEEN
Alex Macpherson Cam Hghs ARRINA
Donald Macrae NZSR CUAIG
Kenneth Gillies AEF CALACILLE

Also Margaret Mackenzie, SHEILDAIG Lost with Lusitania

Also 1939 1945

RN Norman Macbeth Ordinary Seaman ARRINA
RAFVR Alex John Macdonald Flt Sgt BALGY
MN John Macdonald QM AIRD

They Waxed Valiantly in Fight they
Put to Fight
The Armies of the Aliens
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belsyde



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex and William Gordon are brothers, parents are
Kenneth and Annabella Gordon Shieldaig, Strathcarron Ross-shire.


Frances
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

belsyde,

Well done on getting this memorial photographed - not easy !

Mark
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Jim



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgive me if this is mentioned elsewhere. I had a quick search but found nothing.

http://www.rchs.uhi.ac.uk/communit/p37/ht/rs/war%20memorials/War_memorials/warmemindex.html


I was actually looking for info on

"They Waxed Valiantly in Fight they
Put to Fight
The Armies of the Aliens" (as posted above) from the base of the memorial. Does anyone know the origin, if any?

TIA.
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belsyde



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

No idea where the verse or words come from and must admit to finding it a rather odd one. Most of the population when the Memorial was built could have been Galic speakers so whether that has any connection?

Never seen the link you have put on before, looks a good site.

Frances
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Jim



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The armies of the aliens made me think it might be scripture and there's mention of same in Hebrews but no mention of waxing valiantly in flight.

I've a few Gaelic speaking chums. I'll run it past them.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, we've slipped up here. It was only when I saw the 'Lusitania' reference I realised I'd seen this memorial before:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2185

Can all new posts be made on the original thread please.

Regards

Adam
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