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Achfary Estate War Memorial, Glencoul, Assynt

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:34 pm    Post subject: Achfary Estate War Memorial, Glencoul, Assynt Reply with quote

Achfary Estate War Memorial, Glencoul, Assynt
Location: Overlooking Loch Glencoul
OS REf: NC 271 304

One of the most remote memorials in Scotland, this memorial is to two brothers who had worked on the Duke of Westminster's Estate at Glencoul. You have to get someone to take you by boat from Kylesku down the sea loch to get there.

Glencoul falls within the Parish of Assynt but most of the Estate is in Edrachillis and the brothers are also listed on the Scourie Memorial rather than the Assynt one at Lochinver.

I haven't visited this memorial it is so remote, so no images I'm afraid. I don't believe it is in very good condition from correspondence I've had with a relative of the Elliots. There is a wall to protect it from the sheep but not the elements. There are the two men listed.

ELLIOT , Alister , Lance Corporal , 9th Bn Highland Light Infantry
ELLIOT , William , Corporal 7th Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

First World War

Sutherland’s Great War Dead A-E


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm delighted to say Mr Peter Aikman has visited this very remote memorial and has provided a couple of images.






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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two photos taken today, courtesy of historian Dan Snow.





Thanks to Dan for sending us a closeup of the inscription when we asked! You can follow him on Twitter - @thehistoryguy.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The waterfall you can see at the right of Dan Snow's first photograph is Eas a' Chual Aluinn. Britain's highest waterfall.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for pointing the press to my photo. I was glad that they used it as the picture on its own tells a lot about the Elliots' family story.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/scotlands-most-remote-war-memorial-1416018
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter

I didn't manage to get a copy of the paper yesterday. I hope it was credited ti you.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

This is WMR report 59001
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