Ross & Cromarty War Memorials

 

LOCHCARRON

 This is quite a picturesque monument, with steps up to it, and a rock-face as background. It is a tapered pillar of light grey granite with a Celtic cross and circle motif on top. It stands on a complex of stepped platforms of rough-hewn stone. On that atone are the lists on the right and left sides, and a gaelic inscription on the front, with a translation on the back. Lochcarron is 51 miles (80+ Km) from Dingwall, and is on the A896.??

Map Ref is NG904 398 on Sheet ??.

The front of the monument, towards the base,
is the gaelic text shown below, with a translation below that.
The lists of the fallen are on the right and left sides of that same block.
on the right and left sides for the
1914-1918 War, and the 1939-1945 list on the right,

DILEAS GU BRATH
1914 - 1918
AN CUIMHNE BHUAN
AIR AR GAIGCIGH
IS AIR AN-ARD-IODART IS AN SEIRBHEIS
ANN AN GOGADH BARRA??TE AN T-SAOGHAIL
TRE AN BHEIL AR N-OMAIR IS AN SAORSA
AGUS AR DAGHAIDHEAN
GUN BHRISEADH
SML SUAS AN BAS LE BHADH

On the back of the monument is a translation

FOR EVER FAITHFUL
1914 - 1918
IN UNDYING REMEMBRANCE
OF OUR BRAVE
THROUGH WHOSE SUPREME SACRIFICE & SERVICE
IN THE WORLD'S GREATEST WAR
OUR HONOUR AND LIBERTY ABIDE UNTARNISHED
AND OUR HOMES INVIOLATE
DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY

Left-hand List (a blue/green panel)

CAPT RODERICK MACLEAN RN SLUMBAY
LIEUT ALEXANDER MORRISON RGA LOCHCARRON
LIEUT MURDO MACKENZIE RGA ACHINTEE
SGT MURDO MICHIE LOCHCARRON
SGT MALCOLM FINLAYSON KISHORN
SGT WILLIAM FINLAYSON KISHORN
CORPL DONALD MACKENZIE DCM ARDNEASKIN
CORPL JOHN MACKENZIE MM ATTADALE
CORPL DUNCAN McLENNAN COULAGS
CORPL MURDO MACRAE LOCHCARRON
PTE KENNETH CAMERON ATTADALE
" ROBERT CROMBIE ATTADALE
" RODERICK FINLAYSON SLUMBAY
" DONALD FINLAYSON KISHORN
" THOMAS FRASER LOCHCARRON
" DAVID JACKSON GLENMORE
" MURDO KENNEDY SLUMBAY
" JOHN KENNEDY LOCHCARRON

Now Right-hand side (another blue/green panel)

1914-1918 list
PTE WILLIAM MICHIE ACHNASHELLACH
  " WILLIAM MACDONALD STRATHCARRON
" RODERICK MACKAY SLUMBAY
" COLIN MACKENZIE STROMEMORE
" RODERICK MACKENZIE STROMEMORE
" DUNCAN MACKENZIE SLUMBAY
" JOHN MACKENZIE SLUMBAY ISLAND
" DUNCAN MACKENZIE LOCHCARRON
" WILLIAM MACKENZIE ACHNASHELLACH
" DUNCAN MACLEAN BALNACRA
" JOHN MACRAE KISHORN
" FRANCIS JACKSON REID NEW KELSO

1939-1945 list
F/SGT RODERICK MACKENZIE SLUMBAY
PTE DONALD MACKENZIE LOCHCARRON
" MURDO HECTOR MACKENZIE SLUMBAY
" JOHN MACKINTOSH SLUMBAY ISLAND
GNR ALEX MACRAE LOCHCARRON
SGT FINLAY MACRAE LOCHCARRON
PTE JACK MACRAE LOCHCARRON
PTE DUNCAN MACLENNAN CORRIE FIONNARACH

End of Lists

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