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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:48 pm    Post subject: Laggan, Badenoch & Strathspey Reply with quote

Laggan - Badenoch & Strathspey District

The Laggan war memorial is a rustic castellated tower constructed of granite blocks and with the commeorative panels bearing the names of the fallen on granite tablets set into the face of the structure. The monument stands on a hill by the A86 next to the Gaskmore House Hotel.







WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Anderson James Black Watch Private
Anderson William Cameron Highlanders Corporal
Campbell Charles Cameron Highlanders Private
Campbell Donald Cameron Highlanders Lance Corporal
Connor Angus Scots Guards Sergeant
Connor Donald Canadians Private Expeditionary Force
Craib James S. Royal Scots Sergeant
Dunbar Robert Cameron Highlanders Private
Durrant John Cameron Highlanders Private
Fraser Donald Seaforth Highlanders Piper
Grant John M. New Zealanders Lance Corporal Wellington M. Rifles
Kennedy Alexander Cameron Highlanders Private
Kennedy John Cameron Highlanders Private
Kennedy Louis Cameron Highlanders Private
Livingstone Robert Royal Air Force 2/A.M.
MacCook Donald L.S. Sharpshooters Private
MacDonald Angus Cameron Highlanders Private
MacDonald Angus Royal Field Artillery Gunner
MacDonald William Cameron Highlanders Private
MacLachlan Angus Cameron Highlanders Lance Corporal
MacLeod John Royal Engineers Sapper
MacPhee Duncan Cameron Highlanders Private
MacPherson Ewan Cameron Highlanders Sergeant
MacPherson John Cameron Highlanders Private
MacPherson John Royal Scots Fusiliers Private
MacPherson John D. Scots Guards Private
MacRae Gilbert Cameron Highlanders Private
Millar Forbes Cameron Highlanders Private
Munro Simon Cameron Highlanders Private
Robertson James Cameron Highlanders Private
Tolmie Alexander Cameron Highlanders Lance Corporal



WWII ROLL OF HONOUR:
Blair James Royal Army Service Corps Driver
Calder James Royal Army Service Corps Driver
Carr James Cameron Highlanders Private
MacDonald Donald Cameron Highlanders L.Sergeant
MacKenzie John Royal Army Medical Corps Lance Corporal
Wilson Alexander Lovat Scouts Trooper
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kinnethmont



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 53815

Address
In a field east of Laggan
A86
Laggan
HIGHLAND
SCOTLAND

Type: PILLAR/COLUMN
Other Location Details: In a field east of Laggan (1m), off A86, 150m

OS Map Ref: NN 628 942














The memorial is described by UKNIWM as Balgowan - Laggan and recording the names of men from these villages. It is more likely to be those from the Parish of Laggan which includes Balgowan. Maybe a local researcher has access to the local press of the day to confirm this. A translation of the Gaelic " MAR CHUIMNNEACHAN " would also be of interest.




The sculptors of the Laggan memorial were Carden & Co of Aberdeen.
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Janet



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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It means 'As a token of respect or gratitude' or 'As a memorial'.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:49 pm    Post subject: Pte. John MacPherson Reply with quote

WW1
Pte. John MacPherson, Cameron Highlanders

(Glasgow Herald 21st May 1915)
"Private John MacPherson, 4th Cameron Highlanders, had been reported wounded. His parents, Mr & Mrs John MacPherson, Catlodge, Laggan, have now been informed by the War Office that he died of wounds in a French hospital on May 27. He had completed his apprenticeship as a joiner with Mr Donald Fraser, Kingussie, when the war broke out."

CWGC
MacPHERSON, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 1467
Date of Death: 27/05/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. C. 76.
Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John and Jessie MacPherson, of Catlodge, Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-shire.

SNWM
Surname: McPHERSON
Forename: John
Rank: Pte
Service number: 1467
Place of birth: Laggan Inverness-shire
Date of death: 27 May 1915
Theatre of death: F&F
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 4th Bn.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CPL. WILLIAM ANDERSON, CAMERON HIGHLANDERS.
William Anderson age 24 Corporal (S/13625) 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
William was a gamekeeper on the Castlemilk Estate at Corrie Lodge, Lockerbie when he enlisted in Dumfries in September 1914. He had been a member of the Territorial 4th Cameron Highlanders when he lived in Invernesshire. He was posted to the 6th Battalion and landed with them at Boulogne in July 1915. He was promoted to Corporal in September 1916.
(Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal 27/4/1917 p. 1, Service Record and Medal Roll/Card)
Born 1893 in Laggan, Kingussie, Invernesshire. Son of James and Annie Anderson of Balgown, Laggan, Kingussie.
Killed in Action on 4 April 1917 and buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.
Also named on the Lockerbie War Memorial in Dumfriesshire.
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stuartn



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sculptors were Garden & Co of Aberdeen, vice Carden & Co.
Garden's also built the Muncaster Memorial, on the back of the success of the Laggan scheme

The WMR (UKNIWM) entry has now been amended to Laggan & District.

This is demonstrated by a file of papers (reference DPen 349) regarding this memorial at Whitehaven Record Office, Cumbria. They are at Whitehaven because the major landowners of the Ardverikie Estate (the over-riding term for a number of estates they owned in the area, covering 130,000 acres) were the Ramsden family of Muncaster Castle, Ardverikie, Africa and Malaya.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:27 pm    Post subject: New Book about the men of Laggan Reply with quote

Laggan Remembers by Graham Grant A tribute to the men of Laggan who gave their lives in two World Wars. Full list of names with biographies and photographs. available from: Newtonmore Post Office, Kingussie Paper Shop, local Museums and other outlets or from the author: Graham Grant, Banchor Mains House, Newtonmore PH20 1BP
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