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Keptie



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:11 pm    Post subject: Fort William & District Post Office Staff Reply with quote

On a very recent visit to FORT WILLIAM I traced the present location of the former Fort William Post Office War Memorial that was in the old post office and then laterly in a store in the town's sorting office. It seems that the public's unhappiness with its last location the Post Office have loaned it to the West Highland Museum in the town centre of Fort William for all to see .

The wooden memorial has a section for the casualties for the 1914 -1918 war and then an additional wooden section covering the 1939 -1945 war . ( 15 named casualties for 1914-1918 and 3 named casualties for 1939-1945 War )

At the top of this Great War memorial there is a large kings Crown with coat of arms and below the words

"A DH ' AINDEOIN CO THEIREADH "

then below

"IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF FORT WILLIAM AND DISTRICT POST OFFICE STAFF WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 .


Alister Cameron - Royal Hdrs

Hugh Cameron - Seaforth Hdrs

Charles Carruthers - Royal Scots Fusiliers

Dugald Grant - Royal Naval Res.

William Kilgour - Royal Engrs .

Donald MacDonald - Bedford Regt.

John MacDonald - Royal Garr Arty.

John MacDonald - Seaforth Hdrs.

John MacDonald - Cameron Hdrs.

Archibald MacDonald - Cameron Hdrs.

Roderick D. MacDougall - London Regt.

Colin MacKenzie - Cameron Hdrs.

Angus McLeod - Cameron Hdrs.

Duncan MacPherson - Border Regt.

Alexander Nicol - Scots Guards


"Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends ."


And

1939-1945 War


A. MacBain MM - Cameron Hdrs.

R A MacDonald - Royal Engrs.

E D MacPherson DFM - Royal Air Force .


( this war memorial is located with the downstairs section of the West Highland Museum , Fort William and next to the Fersit Estate war memorial )


patrick w anderson.
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taken this week, unfortunately my photo has cut the top of the memorial off.



Pictures of the names to follow.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photo quality is not off the best. Lighting in Museum made it very difficult to capture images well.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regiment names for first list;

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second section of names. Some duplication my occur as I was trying not to miss anyone!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Final list of regiments and again some duplication may occur;

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second World War names and I'm afraid the image is rather blurred!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regiments to compliment the names, again rather blurred;

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

This is WMR report 6037 which includes photographs
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