Ross & Cromarty War Memorials



This is the foremost of Dingwall's six War Memorials. It commemorates WW1 (1914-18) and WW2 (1939-45). Some 100 yards away is the Boer War Monument and, in Station Square, the Neuve Chapelle Memorial which is the Seaforth 4th Battalion at that battle on 10-12th March 1915. Two other memorials are to be found in Station Square, that is to Sergeant Meikle and the Normandy Veterans Monument.

The pictue on this page shows the copper-clad wreath which is permanently placed in the position. The Seaforth badge is in the centre, and the motto translates as 'Help the King' and is a central feature. It also shows a Seaforth, with bayonet fixed, anticipating the type of action for which they were renowned. I actually heard Field Marshal Montgomery (for whom I have the very highest regard) say that 'when he wanted a killing job done, he called on the Seaforths'. This may explain the high casualty rate in the Seaforths because such 'killing' was not one-sided.

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