Ross & Cromarty War Memorials

 

ALNESS

It is a red sandstone slightly tapered column with a Celtic Cross on top, and is located at the junction of High Street and Dalmore Road. Below the Cross are some Celtic designs under which are the words below.
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Map Ref is NH661 695 on Sheet 21.

THE
GREAT
WAR
1914 - 1918

THIS STONE
COMMEMORATES
THE MEN OF
ALNESS AND WEST ROSSKEEN
WHO AT THEIR
COUNTRY'S CALL
WENT FORTH
TO DEFEND THEIR
HOMES AND
EMPIRE
ENDURED UNTOLD
SUFFERINGS AND
PASSED FROM THE
SIGHT OF MEN BY
THE PATH OF DUTY
AND SACRIFICE

Then there is a carved wreath and the text

THEIR DUST IS IN THE DESERTS AND THE DEEP SEA
AND YET TRIUMPHANT O'ER THE GRAVE THEIR SPIRITS NEVER SLEEP
BUT GUARD THE FREEDOM WHICH THEY DIED TO SAVE

All that stands on a plinth which
has rounded sides and corners.
The names are in eight lists. Four
on the front, and two each on the left
and right side. The front side faces
down High Street, the right faces on to
Dalmore Road.

Two left-hand lists (of four front lists)

1914 - 1918

13325  PTE  DUNCAN GUNN  15th HLI
6698  PTE  D HENDERSON  5th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
   MAJOR  J M HENDERSON  4th GORDON HIGHLANDERS
 LIEUTENANT  A HILL  9th HLI
3311  PTE  DONALD HOPE  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
1900  SERGT  N KENNEDY  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
40395  PTE  WM MACBEAN  7th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
1901 L/CPL FINLAY MACULLOCH 4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
995 PTE DAVID C MACDONALD  5th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
1290  PTE  HUGH MACDONALD  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
36189  CPL  J MACDONALD  7th DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LI
40569  PTE  A MACDONALD  2nd R L SCOTS FUS
22251  PTE  DONALD MACGHEE  GORDON HIGHLANDERS
1055  SERGT  GEORGE MACKAY  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
6988  PTE  COLIN MACKELLAR  5th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
201735  PTE  ALEX MACKENZIE  6th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
1921  SERGT  D MACKENZIE  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
422795  PTE  K MACKENZIE  29th CANADIANS
 2nd LIEUT  GEORGE A MACKENZIE  8th GORDON HIGHLANDERS
200532  PTE  HUGH J MACKENZIE  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
20976  L/CPL  SIMON MUNRO  4th GRENADIER GUARDS

1939 - 1945

 SISTER  ANNIE KERR  MN
 BOSUN  RODERICK MACDONALD  MN
 318086  L/CPL  JAMES MACKAY  2nd CAMERONS
14402094  TPR  DONALD J K MACKENZIE  6th AIRBORNE
2815904  GDSM  WILLIAM MACKENZIE  1st SCOTS GUARDS
 SEAMAN  DUNCAN MACLEAN  MN
 P/Kx 84974 STOKER  ALEXANDER J MACLENNAN  RN

Two right-hand lists (of four front lists)
 266320  PTE  J MACKENZIE  6th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
  1012  SERGT  D MACLEAN  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
  3096  PTE  JOHN MACLEAN  7th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 242279  L/CPL  R MACLENNAN  6th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 27705  SERGT  DAVID MACLEOD  6th H L I
 1485  PTE  HUGH MACLEOD  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1659  PTE  LACHLAN MACLEOD  6th ROYAL HIGHLANDERS
 1735  PTE  THOMAS MACLEOD  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 7382  PTE  J MANSON  2nd SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1098  CPL  D MATHESON  M G SGT C M R N Z
 44132  RIFLEMAN  A MATHESON  1st C I N Z
 40223  PTE  JAMES MATHESON  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 7611  PTE  RODERICK MATHESON  2nd SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 200338  CPL  J W MILLER  6th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 278811  GUNNER  J F MINTY  36th BATTRY RFA
 1389  PTE  GEORGE MORRISON  14th A I F
 201919  L/CPL  GEORGE MUNRO  2nd SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 40234  PTE  JOHN MUNRO  2nd SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1866  PTE  JOHN MUNRO  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1899  PTE  MURDO MUNRO  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS

1939 - 1945

1596536  L/BDR  NEIL MACMULLAN  RA
656656  W/O  DUGALD J MACRAE  RAF
1366356  FL/SERGT  IAN T MACRAE  RAF
 Fx80214 AIR MECH  FRANK G MATTHEWS  RN
1822930 SERGT  WILLIAM J G MIDDLETON  RAF
14226495  TPR  RODERICK MUNRO  15/19 HUSSARS
2817975  L/CPL  KENNETH McR SINCLAIR  2nd SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS

On each of the left and right sides there are two lists - (four in all)
one for 1914 - 1918 and another for 1939 - 1945

Left side from front

1914 - 1918

 1393  PTE  COLIN BAIN  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1734  L/CPL  J BEALE  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 242323  PTE  JOHN CAMPBELL  7th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 150041 PTE  KENNETH CAMPBELL  11th CANADIANS
 1142  PTE  THOMAS CAMPBELL  2nd SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
   LIEUT &QM  ALEX CLARK  9th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 267278  PTE  A CORMACK  6th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 9392  PTE  HENRY CONNELL  1st SCOTS GUARDS
 2848  PTE  DAVID DARLING  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 7576  PTE  GEORGE DOUGLAS  2nd SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 24513  PTE  JAMES FARQUHAR  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 242186  PTE  THOMAS FERGUSON  5th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 55311  PTE  D FINLAYSON  18th H L I
 36805  GUNNER  JOHN FRASER  121st BATTRY RFA
 37331  QM SERGT  RODERICK FRASER  178th CY MGC
 10102  PTE  HECTOR FRASER  2nd SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 8132  L/CPL  WILLIAM FRASER  2nd SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1706  PTE  JOHN GAIR  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1760  PTE  MARK GRANT  5th ARGYLE & SUTH HDRS
 202004  L/CPL  HUGH GRANT  6th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 200126  CPL  ROBERT GRANT  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 9317  PTE  ROBERT GRAY  2nd SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS

1939 - 1945

 2822647  PTE  DANIEL AIRLIE  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 2820993  PTE  JOHN S BAIN  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 345496  SERGT  VICTOR BROWN  RAF
 V7795  CMM  GEORGE FOWLER  RCNVR
 14214623  PTE  JOHN R FRASER  6th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1551463  LAC  WILLIAM J FRASER  RAF
   LIEUT  WILLIAM D D CAMMIE  5th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS

Right side from front

1914 - 1918

 200294  PTE  WILLIAM MUNRO  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1717  PTE  ROBERT MURRAY  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1322  PTE  IAN ROBERTSON  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 202011  PTE  PETER ROBERTSON  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 10855  SERGT  DUNCAN ROSS  4th CANADIANS
 5041  SGT MAJ  HUGH ROSS  1st SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 40015  PTE  GEORGE ROSS  2nd SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1810  PTE  HUGH ROSS  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1970  PTE  HENRY ROSS  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 6182  PTE  GILBERT ROSS  7th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1755518  PTE  GEORGE ROSS  310th AMERICAN FORCE
 27137  PTE  ARTHUR SCOTT  7th CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
 22773  L/CPL  J S SCOTT  7th ARGYLE & SUTH HDRS
 25890  PTE  ALEXANDER SMITH  5th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 30445  PTE  ALEX R STEVENSON  5th GORDON HIGHLANDERS
 1032  PTE  DONALD STEWART  8th SOUTHLAND REG NZ
 6702  PTE  JOHN F STRACHAN  5th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 28594  PTE  GEORGE M WATSON  7th ROYAL SCOTS
 200044  PTE  DAVID WILLIAMSON  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 200065  SERGT  DONALD WILLIAMSON  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 16006  PTE  GEORGE WILLIAMSON  6th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 40934  PTE  ISAAC WILLIAMSON  5th CAMERON HIGHLANDERS

1939 - 1945

 933773  DVR  WILLIAM STEVENSON  5th RHA
 2825517  DMR  DAVID STEWART  2nd SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 2939924  CPL  HARRY M STODDART  4th CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
 812443  PTE  WILLIAM SWANSON MM  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 7609583  PTE  DAVID A TAYLOR  RAOC
 2822633  PTE  WILLIAM THOM  4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
 1461543  GNR  ALEXANDER WINCHESTER  RA

End of lists

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