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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:17 pm    Post subject: Edderton War Memorial, Ross & Cromarty (T) Reply with quote

Edderton War Memorial
Location: Centre of village at crossroads of A836 and road to Aultnamain
OS Ref: NH 709 846
Number of Great War Names: 24
Number of WW2 Names: 9
Number of Korean War Names: 1







No image of Second World War names in photobucket but I'll post a transcription of the names.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an alphabetical list of the names for all panels:

1914-1918

CAMERON , W Matheson , Lieutenant , 2nd Bn 8th South African Infantry , Balblair
CHRISTIE , Malcolm R , Private , 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , Carrieblair
CHRISTIE , William , Private , 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , Woodside
FINDLAY , Robert De C , Captain , 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , Altnamain
FRASER , William , Farrier Sergeant , 2nd Lovat Scouts , Carrieblair
GALLIE , James , Private , 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , Carrieblair
MacASKILL , Marcus , Private , 6th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , Balblair
MacKAY , A Munro , Private , 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , Carbad
MacKENZIE , Donald , Private , 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , Knocklady
MacLEAN , Hugh , Lance Corporal , Royal Engineers , Bravard
MacLEOD , Alexander , Private , Balblair
MacLEOD , Hugh , Private , 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , Mill House
MacRAE , Charles E , Lieutenant , Royal Flying Corps , The Manse
MacRAE , Colin F , Lance Corporal , 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , The Manse
MacRAE , Donald , Lance Corporal , Lovat Scouts , Carrieblair
MacRAE , Donald A , Lieutenant , Scottish Horse (MGC) , The Manse
MILLER , David , Private , 1st Bn Scots Guards , Ardmore
MILLER , George , Lance Corporal , 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , Ardmore
MUNRO , Alastair , Private , 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , Lidston
MUNRO , Wallace , Private , Cluich
ROSS , Andrew B , Lieutenant , Royal Army Medical Corps , Balblair
ROSS , Donald , Private , Redburn
ROSS , John Graham , Lieutenant , 7th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , Balblair
WILLIAMSON , Peter , Private , 6th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , Meikle Daan

1939-1945
CHRISTIE , Daniel F , Sapper , Royal Engineers
FORBES , John W S , Wing Commander DFC , Royal Air Force
GRANT , William , Private , Calgarry Highlanders
GRIEVE , David F , Sergeant MM , 2nd Bn The Parachute Regiment
MACKENZIE , Alasdair L , Flying Officer DFC , Royal Air Force
ROSS , J , Captain , Merchant Navy
SINCLAIR , J , Private , The Seaforth Highlanders
SWANSON , William , Private , 4th Bn The Seaforth Highlanders
WILSON , Alexander , Private , 5/7th Bn The Gordon Highlanders

Korea 1950-1953
MACLEOD , Norman G , Private , The Black Watch , Midfearn

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For more information on the names on this memorial please go to the appropriate list on this forum using the link below. I included Edderton on the Sutherland lists because of the close link to the neighbouring parish of Kincardine & Croick.

First World War

Sutherland’s Great War Dead A-E

Sutherland’s Great War Dead F-L

Sutherland’s Great War Dead Mc / Mac

Sutherland’s Great War Dead M

Sutherland’s Great War Dead N-R

Sutherland’s Great War Dead S-Y

Second World War

Sutherland’s Second World War Dead A-L

Sutherland’s Second World War Dead Mc / Mac

Sutherland’s Second World War Dead M-Z

Post-War

Sutherland’s Post-1945 War Dead

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this memorial in April 2007 and was struck by the fact that it doesn't record the regiment of the fallen but the house, croft or place where they stayed. Is this unique to this memorial or are there others like it?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard Bain wrote:
Is this unique to this memorial or are there others like it?


Richard

It isn't common but you do find it on memorials in rural areas in various parts of Scotland. Some have already been posted on the forum. If I come across any I'll post the links here.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Northern Times of 26th October 2001

`Forgotten hero' gets recognition at last

The name of Lairg-born Private Neil Gunn MacLeod has at last been added to his village war memorial - nearly 50 years after he died on active service, aged just 19.
Pte MacLeod, from Mid Fearn, near Edderton, was killed by enemy fire while on National Service with the Black Watch in Korea in 1952.
But it has taken a 16-month campaign by local branches of the Royal British Legion Scotland to have his name added to the roll of honour on Edderton War Memorial.
An extra stone plinth has now been added to the base of the monument, which already records the names of those from the parish of Edderton who fell in two world wars.
His sacrifice will be recognised at the forthcoming Remembrance Day service on Sunday, November 11th this year coinciding with the actual date of the Armistice in 1918.
Born and initially raised in Lairg, Neil moved with his parents to Mid Fearn between Ardgay and Edderton after World War II, in which his father, also
called Neil, had served as a sergeant in the Lovat Scouts.
His father, a regular serviceman before the war and drill sergeant to the Territorials in Lairg, took a job after hostilities ceased as a shepherd with Sir John Brooke, one of his former commanding officers in the Lovat Scouts.
After leaving school, young Neil was employed as an apprentice joiner with A McAughtrie & Son in Bonar Bridge, but at the age of 18 he decided to follow his father into the army.
He joined the Seaforth Highlanders but later transferred to the Black Watch. He was posted to Korea and landed with his battalion at Pusan in June 1952.
Fighting in trenches and dugouts, British casualties in the Korean campaign were heavy - 1078 killed, 8364 wounded and 921 taken as prisoners of war, mostly National Servicemen.
Pte MacLeod was killed by enemy fire on August 4th, 1952, and lies buried in the UN Cemetery in Pusan.
Inclusion of his name on the Edderton War Memorial is the result of combined efforts by the Creich and Kincardine and the Tain branches of the Royal Brotish Legion Scotland.
Captain Graham Offin, honorary president of the Tain Branch, played a leading role.
He told The Northern Times: "The fact that Pte MacLeod's name was eligible for inclusion on the memorial was brought to our attention by the British Korean Veterans' Association in July last year. I am very pleased that we have now been able to add his name to those who were from the Edderton parish and died on active service."
The British Legion were assisted by Group Capt S J Coy, Bodmin, who supplied Pte MacLeod's service particulars; Pte MacLeod's nephew, Mr Neil Deans of Kildary; Mr Frank Ellison, honorary general secretary of the British Korean Veterans' Association, and the Highland Council, who authorise additions and are responsible for the care of war memorials in their area.
The belated addition of Pte Macleod's name may help to dispel the mistaken belief in some quarters that war memorials are purely to honour the fallen of the two world wars. New entries are at the discretion of individual councils, and there is no time barrier if a genuine oversight can be righted.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here also is the photograph from the article which shows the Second World War names as well as Private Macleod's name.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A recent photo:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:33 am    Post subject: L.Cpl. Colin Frederick MacRae Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
1914-1918
MacRAE , Charles E , Lieutenant , Royal Flying Corps , The Manse
MacRAE , Colin F , Lance Corporal , 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders , The Manse
MacRAE , Donald A , Lieutenant , Scottish Horse (MGC) , The Manse


All three are brothers as the address & CWGC info shows.



Name: MACRAE, COLIN FREDERICK
Initials: C F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 21/12/1914
Service No: 1520
Additional information: Son of the Rev. Donald Macrae, M.A., B.D., Hon. C.F., of The Manse, Edderton, Rossshire, and the late Annie Stephen Macrae. One of three brothers who gave their lives in the War.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 28.
Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY
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