Ross & Cromarty War Memorials

 

FODDERTY (STRATHPEFFER & DISTRICT)



The Monument takes the form of an arch with two cast iron gates. Two small pillars are on either side which each have small gates with handles in the form of thistle heads. The gates on the main arch have FREEDOM on the top of the left one, and PEACE on top of the right-hand one. At the side of each are swords with entwined roses, and various wreath forms (thistles) below. On the other side of the main arch, facing into the cemetary, are two round (bronze) shields with the following Gaelic text round their edges -



Left-hand shield -

GUN CUARTAICH SITH AN T-AITE SO MAR SCIATHAIBH CALAMAIN
Right-hand shield -

BHA ONAIR NAN GAIDHEAL AN EARBSA R'AN TABHACHD


The main arch has a small cross at the very top;
below that on a small column, are the words

TO
THE
GLORY
OF GOD

Under that are the words IN REMEMBRANCE, then 1914 on one side, and 1918 on the other. Below that are the words PRO PATRIA on the left, and PRO REGE on the right. In small letters on the circular part of the arch roof are the words

HIGHLAND MEMORY IS LONG FOR HIGHLAND MEMORY IS STRONG.



The names are on two bronze plaques on the inside faces of the main arch columns.

The text on the left-hand panel (looking from the front)

CHA DO SHIR IS CHA DO SCHEADCHAIN IAD AN CATH

Dove motif

IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO SERVED
IN SYMPATHY
WITH THOSE WHO SUFFERED
AND IN FADELESS MEMORY OF
THESE DEPARTED
WHO AT DUTY'S HIGH COMMAND
UNDISMAYED AND NOBLE HEARTED
DIED FOR HOME AND NATIVE LAND

Left Panel (Looking from front)

 ALISTAIR ASHER  DRIV MT ROYAL A S C
 LACHLAN BAIN SERGT MAJ 2nd SEAFORTHS
 DAVID BRYDEN  PTE SCOTS GUARDS
 DUNCAN J CAMERON CPL 68th ROYAL ENGRS
 KENNETH CAMERON  PTE 2nd SEAFORTHS
 ALEXANDER CAMERON PTE 6th SEAFORTHS
 SIMON McKAY CAMPBELL  PTE 7th SEAFORTHS
 SWEETON CAMPBELL 8th CANADIANS
 J MACKENZIE CAMPBELL  CPL 5th CAMERONS
 RODERICK R CLUNAS PTE 4th SEAFORTHS
 WALTER CORBETT  L.CPL 6th SEAFORTHS
 CHARLES DEMPSTER GUNNER R H A
 JOHN DEMPSTER  PTE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS
 HUGH DEWAR SGT 1st CAMERONS
 JOHN DEWAR  PTE HIGHD LT INFY
 ALEXANDER INNES PTE GORDONS
 JAMES KEMP  PTE 4th SEAFORTHS
 ALISTAIR MACANDREW LIEUT 1st BLACK WATCH
 JOHN McCASKILL  PTE INNISKILLEN FUSILIERS
 JAMES MACDONALD MM SGT 4th SEAFORTHS
 JOHN MACDONALD  PTS 4th SEAFORTHS
 KENNETH MACDONALD PTE 4th SEAFORTHS
 DUNCAN MACKINTOSH  PTE 4th SEAFORTHS
 FINLAY MACIVER  PTE 4th SEAFORTHS

Right Panel (Looking from the front)

 DONALD MACKAY PTE 7th SEAFORTHS
 JOHN R MACKENZIE  LIEUT 21st CANADIANS
 KENNETH MACKENZIE PTE 4th SEAFORTHS
 ARCHIBALD MACKENZIE  L.CPL 9th SEAFORTHS
 THOMPSON MACKENZIE AIR MECH ROYAL AIR FORCE
 ANGUS MACLEOD  L.CPL 3RD CANADIAN M G C
 DAVID MACLEOD L.CPL 4th SEAFORTHS
 KENNETH MACLEOD  PTE 7th SEAFORTHS
 NORMAN MACLEOD PTE MACHINE GUN CORPS
 AANGUS MACLEOD  12th AUSTRALIAN E F
 CHRISTOPHER MACRAE PTE NORTHAMPTONS
 GEORGE MACRAE  LIEUT 4th MACHINE GUN CORPS
 PETER MACRAE PTE CANADIAN INFANTRY
 ALEXANDER MATHESON  LIEUT 3rd CANADIAN M G C
 WILLIAM MATHESON PTE 28th CANADIANS
 ROBERT MUNRO  L.CPL 4th SEAFORTHS
 PETER MURRAY  PTE R A M C
 WILLIAM MURRAY PTE N C C
 IAN ROSS  CAPTAIN 4th KING'S LIVERPOOL REGMT
 GEORGE ROSS MM CPL 84th ROYAL ENGINEERS
 PETER SMITH  PTE F AMB HIGHD MTD BRIGADE
 JAMES JOHN SOUTER CHIEF ENGR MERCHSNT SERVICE
 DUNCAN STEWART PIPER 2nd BLACK WATCH
 WILLIAM SUTHERLAND SGT 4th SEAFORTHS
 ADAM SUTHERLAND PTE 4th SEAFORTHS
 ANDREW TOLMIE PTE HIHJD LT INFY
 JOHN BINNING WALKER PTE 1st CANADIAN RES BATT


Under that is the text -



WE DO NOT NUMBER THEM
AMONG THE DEAD
THEY REST ON MANY FIELDS
WHERE VALOUR BLED
SERVING THE RIGHT

Cha do thill ach an cliu
On the bottom of the pillar is the Greek

OTDETEONASI OANONTES

where 'D' is the character 'delta',
and 'S' is 'sigma'

At the side of the monument, facing into
the cemetary, is the following, starting
at the very top -

TIR
MO
CHRIDHE

AN CEOL BU ?? DHACHAID GU BRATH

On the small pillars on either side are bronze plaques. On the left it says -

WAR MEMORIAL TO MEN OF STRATHPEFFER & DISTRICT
DEDICATED ARMISTICE DAY 11th NOVEMBER 1933
MEMORIAL GATES OPENED BY EXSERVICEMEN REPRESENTING COMRADES



DAVID MACINTOSH
FARMER - MILLNAIN


DONALD MACKENZIE
CROFTER - KNOCKFARREL


NAME TABLETS UNVEILED BY PARENTS REPRESENTING RELATIVES




ALEXANDER MACLEOD
SHEPHERD - MILLNAIN


DONALD MACRAE
CARPENTER - STRATHPEFFER


"Mors Janua Vitae"


On the right pillar
BEUL A LABHRAS
ACH GNIOMH A DHEARBHAS
THA AN UAISLE MAR A CHUMAR I

On a bronze plate
1939 - 1945
MAIRIDH AN CUIMHNE
IN THE FLOWER OF THEIR YOUTH THEY
MARCHED FORTH TO BATTLE BRAVE IN HEART
DAUNTLESS IN SPIRIT, AND FELL, THAT WE MIGHT
MARCH ONWARD TO THE FULFILMENT OF
GOD'S ETERNAL PURPOSE

ROBERT I R M AIRD A/C ROYAL AIR FORCE
FINLAY D CAMPBELL MARINE R M COMMANDOS>BR> WILLIAM J DEMPSTER PTE 4TH SEAFORTH HRS
THOMAS D M MACDONALD LT HMS 'COURAGEOUS'
DONALD MACKAY PTE 4th SEAFORTH HRS
HUGH SMITH PTE 4th SEAFORTH HRS

 Robert I R M AIRD  A/C ROYAL AIR FORCE
 FINLAY D CAMPBELL  MARINE R M COMMANDOS
 WILLIAM J DEMPSTER  PTE 4th SEAFORTHS
 THOMAS D M MACDONALD  LT HMS ;COURAGEOUS'
 DONALD MACKAY  PTE 4th SEAFORTH
 HUGH SMITH  PTE 4th SEAFORTH


THEIRS THE GLORY
OURS THE GAIN

Also at the side of the monument facing into the cemetary
is a complex of Gaelic texts. The following structure
shows capital letters which identify with their respective
texts below. English translations follow with the same lettering.

curve of arch

(A) TIR
MO
CHRIDHE

(B) BUAIDH LEIS AR LAIMH
A CHEASNLAS AN TEUD BRISTE

(C) IS FEAR DUTHCHAS
NA GACH NI
AN AM CRUADHAIL
AITHNICHEAR NA GAIS

(D) SLIOCHD FINEACHAN UASAL
ACHIN O NA TUATAICH

SHEAS IAD AN DUTHAICH
ANNS GACH CUTS(?) AGUS CAS

(E) FIR NACH DO CHUIR NO RI NAMHAID
TOISEACH TEACHD IS DEIREADH FALBH

(F) FIR NACH DO REIC IS NACH DO CHEANNAICH A CHOIR

(G) FIRINN NAN CHRIDHE
NEART NAN LAMHAIDH
COIMHLIONADH NAN TEANGAIDH

(H) IS CIAN BHIOS IOMRADH
AIR A GHAIS CEACH
AN TUS CATHA
(?)BFHEARR NA CEUD

(J) CHLANN NAN GAIDHEAL
CHLANN NAN GAISGEACH
LEANAIBH DLUTH RI BHUR CLIU
IS BHUR N-EACHRAIDH

(K) Under the arch CHUIR SINNE CLOS AIR AIMHREIT NA CUIRIBH-SE CRIOCH AIR REITE

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English translations follow when we can get them!
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E)
(F
(G)
(H)
(J)
(K)

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Left shield

Right shield Greek

OTDETEONASI OANONTES

where 'D' is the character Delta, and 'S' is Sigma

(At the side of the monument, I I A I ---------------------------- ---------------------------)
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