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Seaforth Highlanders - Stornoway

 
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Seaforth Highlanders - Stornoway Reply with quote

Seaforth Highlanders - Stornoway

The Seaforth Highlanders memorial is a bronze memorial plaque set on a wall in Stornoway. Sorry but I've lost my notes of the exact location of the memorial.
The inscription reads:

1914 1919

ERECTED BY
THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
TO THE UNDYING MEMORY OF 8432
COMRADES BELONGING TO THE TEN
BATTALIONS OF THE REGIMENT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR

SCOITLAND FOR EVER
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Originally the plan to commemorate the Seaforth Highlanders who died in the Great War was to raise two crosses. One in Scotland and another in France.

The French cross was erected at Arras where on 9/4/17 the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Battalions all went in to action. Seaforth's Great War Cross, Fampoux

I take it they couldn't agree where to put the Scottish cross so instead they erected a memorial in each main recruitment area.

Wick, Caithness and Dornoch, Sutherland 5th TF Bn; Tain, Ross & Cromarty 4th TF Bn; Elgin, Morayshire 6th TF Bn; and this one at Stornoway, the Headquarters of the 3rd (Special Reserve) Bn.

There is also another one above the old gate at the Seaforth's old Regimental Depot at Fort George which hasn't been posted on the forum.

Adam
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MKMacdonald



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This plaque was originally in the Nicolson Institute (1923) then was placed on a wall between the Nicolson Institute clock tower and the Nicolson Lewis Sports Centre in 1974. Upon the demolition of the Sports Centre the clock tower remained. This plaque and two other non-war plaques were then affixed to the clock tower itself (2007).
The location is on Sandwick Road, Stornoway, beside the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) offices.

Malcolm Macdonald
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MKMacdonald



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I add that the photograph on the website shows the plaque in its second location.

Malcolm Macdonald
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Seaforth Highlanders - Fort George Reply with quote

The plaque remembering the Seaforth Highlanders at Fort George is now on the forum.

Roxy

Here's the link:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3187
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