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Papigoe, Staxigoe, Noss and District, Caithness

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Papigoe, Staxigoe, Noss and District, Caithness Reply with quote

Memorial: Papigoe, Staxigoe, Noss and District
Location: Just outside Staxigoe beside the road to Noss
Grid Ref: ND382522
UKNIWM Ref: 5953
Sculptor: P. Sinclair, Wick
Count: WWI=16, WWII=2













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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the transcriptions:

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1914-1918

Royal Navy
Seaman James McKay
Naval Worker James Omand

Cameron Highlanders
Pte. Alexander S. Budge
Pte. Alexander C. Lyall
Pte. Donald Murray

Royal Garrison Artillery
Gnr. James Anderson

South African Infantry
Sec.Lieut. George Polson

Black Watch
Corpl. Alexander Couper
Pte. Frederick Lyall

Gordon Highlanders
Pte. Andrew McDonald
Pte. William Murray

Seaforth Highlanders
Lieut. Daniel Miller Clyne
Corpl. Benjamin Anderson
L.Cpl. Alexander Phimester
Pte. James F. Davidson
Pte. Matthew Doull

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1939-1945

Royal Navy
P.O. John Swanson

4th Royal Tanks Corps
Sgt. Benjamin Anderson

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like an anchor and a wildcat on the obelisk. The anchor for the naval men lost and the wildcat was the badge of the local TF unit, the 5th Seaforths.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
It looks like an anchor and a wildcat on the obelisk. The anchor for the naval men lost and the wildcat was the badge of the local TF unit, the 5th Seaforths.

Here are the four faces of the obelisk showing the badges closer up.









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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ADP. The other shields show the badges of the Seaforth Highlanders, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, Black Watch and Gordon Highlanders.

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