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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:05 pm    Post subject: Glenfinnan Reply with quote

This Memorial is just up the hill from the '45 Memorial. Unusually, the only inscription is on the rear of the Memorial:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Archibald McLean
Angus McLeod
James McLaren
Duncan McKenzie
Colin McKenzie
George Blyth
Donald McAlpin
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would the names be visible only on the reverse?
I can only surmise it may be due to weathering? Very strange.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a better idea. They either put up the base the wrong way around and didn't bother to change it or the statue faces the opposite way than originally intended.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not that the names are not visible from the front of the statue - they are just not there. I think that Paul is nearer the mark. It is not as if the rear is easier to get to (unless the Memorial has been moved).

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
I've got a better idea. They either put up the base the wrong way around and didn't bother to change it or the statue faces the opposite way than originally intended.
\Paul


Or it has been moved and when rebuilt it was put round the wrong way. I've seen that before.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds reasonable, however there is no mention on UKNIWM of the memorial ever having moved. A press photo of the unveiling might show how it was then.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 5892
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the UKNIWM website, the details given wrongly state that there are 6 men commemorated when in fact there are 7 names listed. Shocked

Physical Description

KILTED SOLDIER IN STEEL HELMET WITH HEAD BOWED AND REVERSED ARMS, ON STONE PLINTH

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered
War FIRST WORLD WAR
Total names on memorial: 6
Served & Returned 0
Died 6
Is this an exact count? Yes, an exact count

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O/S map ref: NM 894 811
N56 52.289 W5 26.633

Having visited the memorial I can't understand the reasoning behind the names facing away from the road although at one time a very small path came up behind it.
There are no makers marks on the statue but the wooden rifle is similar to that seen at Fort William.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the soldier is holding a wooden rifle:





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