Ross & Cromarty War Memorials

 

LOCHALSH WAR MEMORIAL
at Balmacara/Reraig

Moved to his site on ??. Originally, it was on the back road to Plockton (see 'More Info' nav bar). Packing a lot into a small space, this memorial is now located at Balmacara on the old A87. Set in a low-walled enclosure, with a patch of grass and flower beds, it is a white marble tablet with a roof-like top, measuring ?? by ??. Along the top are the words

For King, Kin and Country For Freedom, Truth and Justice'

Below that lettering is a Crown, placed between two laurel branches, with the dates 1914, on the left, and 1919 on the right of it.

Below the top are two parallel lists of sixty-three 1914-1919 names, followed by some more text, one being the gaelic

'Gus am bris an la agus teigh na seailean'

which says 'Until the day breaks and the shadows flee'. Another panel below the 1914-1919 lists has been added for WWII giving eighteen 1939-1945 names.

A closer view of the Memorial, and its original site, can be seen in 'More Info'.

OS Map Reference NG 810 270 on Sheet 36.

Along the top of the two lists of names are the words -

IN AFFECTIONATE AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE

Left-hand Panel

SG WM T MACRAE, CLAICK RNR
SG NORMAN MACDONALD, PLOCKTON RNR
AB WILLIAM REID RNR
PTE T JOHNSTON ? L SCOUTS
CPL ANGUS STEWART, PLOCKTON R E
SPR DONALD McKAY, STROME R E
PIPE CHRIS McRAE, STROME SCOTS GRDS
PTE DONALD McRAE, STROME SCOTS GRDS
PTE WM McINTOSH, AVERNISH SCOTS GRDS
CAPT MACKENZIE H FRASER, STROME R E
SGT D A McLEAN, KYLE SEA HRS
CPL WM McRAE, STROME SEA HRS
CPL CHRIS McRAE, PLOCKTON SEA HRS
PIPER ALEX. McAULAY, KYLE SEA HRS
PTE DONALD GILLIES, PLOCKTON SEA HRS
PTE DONALD LIVINGSTON, SALLAGHY SEA HRS
PTE DONSLD McBETH, A/NERNISH SEA HRS
PTE WM McDONALD, PLOCKTON SEA HRS
PTE ROBERT McKENZIE, PLOCKTON SEA HRS
PTE KENNETH McLENNAN, ?PORT? SEA HRS
PTE ALEX. McPHERSON, SALLACHY SEA HRS
PTE DONALD MATHESON, KIRKTON SEA HRS
PTE THOMAS ROSS, PLOCKTON SEA HRS
CAPTN JOHN NIGEL MACRAE CON?? RN
CPL VICTOR C J McRAE, PLOCKTON GORDON HRS
PTE RODERICK MATHESON, KYLE GORDON HRS
CPL DUNCAN McKAY, AVERNISH CAM HRS
CPL AMD G McRAE, PLOCKTON CAM HRS
PTE JOHN McINTOSH, AVERNISH CAM HRS
PTE JOHN EDWARDS, PLOCKTON CAM HRS

The following name is separate, and directly under the left column

PTE GEORGE R'ACH, KYLE BLACK WATCH

Right-hand Panel

PTE MURDO McLEAN, KYLE CAM HRS
PTE RODK McRAE CAM HRS
PTE MURDO MATHESON, PLOCKTON CAM HRS
PTE FARQUHAR STEWART, KYLE CAM HRS
PTE DONALD McLENNAN, CLAICK CAM HRS
PTE FRED. D. McRAE, AVERNISH CAM HRS
PTE DONALD CAMPBELL, PLOCKTON ROYAL SCOTS
PTE LACHLAN McDONALD, PLOCKTON ROYAL SCOTS
DOCr WALTER McDONALD, BALMACARA RAMC
CPL JOHN M McRAE, KYLE MIDDSEX REGT
PTE CHRIS McRAE, ERBURSAIC NORTHANTS
PTE ALEX. MEASHILL, ABDELVE ACC
LIEUT DONALD McLEAN, MERAIC CEF
CPL DONALD McRAE, BALMACARA CEF
PTE JAMES MITCHELL, PLOCKTON CEF
CPL WALTER BLAIR, BALMACARA AIF
BLAIR, BALMACARA AIF
CPL MURDO McLENNAN, CLAICK AIF
CPL DONALD MATHESON, PLOCKTON AIF
CPL CHRIS McKAY, PLOCKTON AIF
CPL JOHN PATERSON, KYLE SAF
CPL ALEX. McRAE, KYLE SAF
CAPT KEPPOCH McD MABEN, NAEF
CPL JOHN McRE, AVERNISH NZEF
PTE ALICK McRAE, AVERNISH NZEF
PTE ALEX. McRAE, AVERNISH NZEF
PTE RODK McKAY, KIRKTON NZEF
PTE JOSEPH MITCHELL, PLOCKTON NZEF
PTE DONALD J McRAE, STROME USA

The following name is separate, and directly under the right column

PTE ALEX. McKENZIE, PLOCKTON SEA HRS

The following name is separate, and central between left and right columns

ALFRED R McRAE, PLOCKTON R I CONSTAB

1939 - 1945

Left-hand List

LIEUT T MOORE, PLOCKTON RNR
CAPT MACLENNAN, PLOCKTON SEA HRS
LIEUT D L MATHESON, PLOCKTON SEA HRS
PTE W GILLIES, PLOCKTON SEA HRS
CPL F MACRAE, AVERNISH SEA HRS
PTE F MACRAE, AUCHTERTYRE SEA HRS
PTE DMACRAE, NONACH CAM HRS
PTE M MATHESON, KYLE CAMHRS
TPR H MACKENZIE, KYLE L SCOUTS

Right-hand List

CAPT R MACKAY, PLOCKTON RAMC
CPL M MACRAE, ARDELVE NZ FORCES
GNR N MACKINNON, BALMACARA RA
PTE N MACPHERSON, KYLE RASC
CPL H MACRAE, AUCHTERTYRE ATS
LAC K MACLENNON, KIRKTON RAF
2nd OFF J D GLOAD, PLOCKTON MN
AB F MACLENNAN, PLOCKTON MN
AB K MACDONALD, BALMACARA MN

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