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Coigach Boer War Memorial, Achiltbuie

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: Coigach Boer War Memorial, Achiltbuie Reply with quote

Coigach Boer War Memorial
Location: Churchyard of Coigach Free Church, Achiltibuie, Wester Ross
OS NGR: NC 01929 09015
Date of Unveiling: October 1903
Number of Pre-1914 Names: 3 (Boer War)
Number of WW1 Names: N/A
Number of Inter-War Names: N/A
Number of WW2 Names: N/A
Number of Post-1945 Names: N/A
Memorial type: Gravestone


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Sacred to the memory of the three natives of Coigach who fell during the African War 1899-1902.
Pte. A Morrison 78th Highlanders, killed in action, Paardeberg, Feb 1900.
Trooper M MacLeod, Scots Guards, killed in action, Devondale, Jan 1900.
QM Sgt. J MacLeod, IMr Yeomanry, died of disease, Orange River, Feb 1902.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Topic moved to Highland - Civic and title changed to reflect that this is a Boer War civic memorial rather than specifically a church one.

A great 'find' for the forum. Thanks for posting it GW.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is in the Churchyard of the Coigach Free Church, Achiltibuie

OS Ref: NC 019 089

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 78th Highlanders was the old name for 2nd Bn Seaforth Highlanders.

Pte Morrison is also listed on the Seaforth Highlanders Boer War Memorial in Dingwall.

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice Trooper M MacLeod served in the Scots Guards. Does that mean he was in a Mounted Service Company?

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